River Oaks Country Club Wedding by 31 Films + Sharon Nicole Photography
August 10, 2011

This sweet Houston wedding is the epitome of elegance.  It is full of non-stop girly eye candy from the luscious peonies to the pink Amsale dresses.  Sharon Nicole Photography captured all the romance that swirled around these two high school sweethearts and all the picture perfect details they put together.  Following her lovely photographs there is a real special goodie from the folks at 31 Films that you will just go bonkers over!  Head on down there and then check out the full gallery to see all the details!

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And now for that really sweet treat I promised! 31 Films brought us this up close and personal look at the entire gorgeous day as it unfolded...

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From the Bride...Will and I were so fortunate to find one another at such a young age during our freshman year of high school. Eight years later, after surviving the long-distance relationship in college, Will proposed and we were so excited to be back home and start planning our big day. Since I had secretly been planning for almost a decade, I knew exactly what I wanted: a simple, yet elegant evening with soft details and a romantic ambiance. However, I needed my wonderful sister and Matron of Honor, Ellen Cairns, to help bring all of my wedding dreams to life!

It was an easy decision for Will and I to choose a Catholic ceremony at Holy Rosary Church, and the reception to follow in the gorgeous ballroom of River Oaks Country Club. I first chose a color scheme of blush pink, champagne gold, and ivory. 31 Films and Sharon Nicole Photography were the first things I booked, as I think it is so important to be able to cherish the memories once the day is over. I was thrilled to find my dress at the brand new Ivory Bridal Atelier in Houston. I felt like I was floating in the subtle layers of ivory organza and tulle. I wanted my bridesmaids to feel just as beautiful, so I asked them to choose whatever style silk chiffon Amsale dress that they loved the most. We even altered down one to fit my 8 year old junior bridesmaid, and she looked like such a little lady! I chose for each of them to walk down the aisle with their choice of peonies, hydrangeas, or roses (my favorites!), and the flower girls had baby rose pomanders held by a string of pearls. The reception was filled with a combination of the three flowers, along with simple bundles of babies breath.

The song that 31 Films chose for our next day edit perfectly expresses the sense of serenity that came over me on the morning of the wedding, and all of the planning suddenly paid off. I walked down the aisle to my best friend, and the rest of the evening was even better than I imagined it would be. The guests raved about the food, and had a blast dancing with the party props that were thrown onto the dance floor. We chose to have a photo booth for our guests to take home a fun memory from the night. They also left with goodie bags from the candy bar, water bottles to help the sugar high, and a CD of all our favorite songs for the ride home. We feel so lucky to have had so many friends and family there to help celebrate our love, and couldn't have asked for a better start to our new life as husband and wife!

Wedding Videography: 31 Films / Wedding Photography: Sharon Nicole Photography / Floral Design: Wedding Flowers by Lisa / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Wedding Dress: Rivini via Ivory Bridal Atelier / Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale via Bella Bridesmaid / Ceremony Location: Holy Rosary Catholic Church / Reception Location: River Oaks Country Club / Band: Doppleganger / Day of Coordination: Chelsea Wenner of Belle of the Ball / Wedding Cakes: Susie's Cakes / Hair + Make-up: Empire Faces / Photo booth: Say Cheese / Gobo: Bright Star Productions / Transportation: Cosmo Cool Concepts