Sunday, December 27, 2009
Sara's wedding to Wes in Willis Texas on the outskirts of Houston at the Shepard Hill Estate combined her Irish heritage and the colors of the fall season. Sara glowed (and it was not just her beautiful red hair) as she got ready for her long awaited wedding to Wes. Deep greens, fall foliage, candles and pumpkins infused the decor. The groom's family provided all of the catering and it was an ecclectic mix of their favorite foods. From poached salmon to Scotch Eggs and homemade Macaroni and Cheese...from sherbert punch to lamb manicotti...it was all wonderful. This was an intimate family event with quiet good feelings all around. The guests saw Sara and Wes off in a shower of lavender on their way to an "after" party of dancing this wonderful night.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
This self-proclaimed princess and her prince are very family and military oriented and displayed many photos of their special family members. The Philsmen(as Jodi termed them) enjoyed a wedding day breakfast at Cisco's Restaurant on East Sixth where Phil and his friends and family have gone for years... even before the restaurant used menus. They both graduated from Texas A & M University at College Station and Phil graduated from West Point Military Academy in New York. We went out to West Point with them for Jodi's bridal portraits and to do a few wedding portraits where Phil (in uniform) was in the photo but could not see Jodi. She and Phil cut the wedding cake and his groom's cake (free standing West Point ring... nice job Matty Cakes!) with his military sword. After a magical evening of friends, fun and dancing the culmination of their evening was a musical exit to the sound of bells as Phil wheeled her out to their waiting carriage in a cushioned wheelbarrow. They headed over to the Capital Building for photos and then off to their suite at the Driskill Hotel where Phil swept her into his arms and over the threshold. Happily Everafter Jodi and Phil!