Sarah & Jonathan’s Wedding at Hotel ZaZa

Ahhh this was a great one! Wedding photographers will tell you that it’s not about where they get married but who they are and how they do it. Heading out to Houston for a wedding at Hotel ZaZa was obviously a great thing, but more importantly it was getting to photograph this great couple, Sarah and Jonathan. Doing what they do on one of the greatest days of the lives.

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So this is Sarah and Jonathan’s story, however I do want to step in and tell you a little about why this wedding was such a privilege for me to shoot.

I first met Jonathan, aka Booe on my first trip to Houston to photograph Natalie and Eli’s wedding where Booe would be a guest.

Later that year I was celebrating again with Booe, when he flew out to Mexico to officiate Aleece and Tim’s destination wedding.

Our paths would cross one more time at Kathleen and Todd’s destination wedding in Turks and Caicos. When at this point I was chilling in the pool when he introduced me to his fantastic fiancé Sarah.

Having photographed Booe in plenty of other roles at other weddings I was thrilled when they asked me to be part of their own day.

And what a day it was!

A day that was so entertaining and so relaxed that it started with golf and beer, Mimosa’s and Muu-Muus!

It was all about having fun. You’ll struggle to find a picture where there’s not a broad smile. With Sarah even playing a little trick on Jonathan when they exchanged gifts.

Following their ceremony it was all about the party, with the soundtrack provided by an awesome show band. With some amazing first dances it was clear that nothing was to be left on the dance floor.

During a pit stop from the dancing I was introduced to my new happy place, a land of chicken and waffles. Chicken and waffles! A place I’ll be keen to go back again real soon!

As expected the Sarah and Jonathan’s evening didn’t smoothly glide to an end. Instead their exit was all guns blazing. Well confetti cannons at least!

Here are a few of my favourites from Sarah and Jonathan’s wedding at Hotel ZaZa. You can also see and share these on my Facebook page.

Sarah & Jonathan’s Wedding at Hotel Zaza Previews

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of flying to Houston to photograph Sarah and Jonathan’s wedding at Hotel Zaza. I first met Jonathan during my first visit to Houston. Since then our paths have crossed a few times. Jonathan’s been a guest at several weddings and also officiated Aleece and Tim’s destination wedding.

When we last met in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Jonathan introduced Chloe and I to his fantastic Fiancé Sarah. I was truly honoured when Sarah asked if I would be available to photograph their wedding at Hotel Zaza.

Since returning from the Caribbean, we’ve kept in touch through FaceTime and Instagram. With regular catch up’s with Sarah about their wedding plans I was very excited to be part of their day and as you’ll see from these previews it really did live up to expectations.

 

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With guests coming in from all over the US, Sarah and Jonathan hosted a weekend of events. Starting with a pampering session for the Bridesmaids and ending in their wedding at Hotel Zaza.

On the morning of their wedding Jonathan took the men over to Top Golf for some friendly competition. After plenty of swings and a few too many misses later it was then back to prepare for his wedding at Hotel Zaza.

Coordinated by Lauren Ehly Events the day was flawless. From getting ready in the amazing suites at Hotel Zaza, to their wedding reception in the ballroom. Guests were entertained by an amazing showband and the famous southern hospitality was evident with an exquisite menu.

Here are a few of my favourite moments from Sarah and Jonathan’s wedding at Hotel Zaza. These will also be available to see and share on my Facebook page in a couple of days.

Kathleen & Todd’s Turks and Caicos Wedding Album

I had an absolute blast photographing Kathleen and Todd’s destination wedding in the Caribbean. I caught so many great moments and it was brilliant to put these into the design of their Turks and Caicos wedding album.

Having picked their favourite images, chosen a beautiful album design and loaded it with plenty of bespoke features. I then had the pleasure of packaging it and posting it to them in Houston. The timing was great as it arrived on the same day that I landed to photograph Sarah and Jonathan’s wedding.

Whether you’re having a UK wedding or destination wedding, you should definitely consider having a stunning handcrafted album. It’s great to have access to your digital images, but it’s even better to show off your amazing wedding photography in a personalised wedding album.

Katheen and Todd’s Turks and Caicos wedding was full of jaw dropping vistas. These were perfectly showcased with full page photos, adding the wow factor to their album.

Couple this with some relaxed group photos, a handful of details and the all-important spontaneous moments and I seamlessly laid out their wedding day story in their Turks and Caicos wedding album.

See more of Kathleen and Tods’d Turks and Caicos wedding album design below. Or check out more of their destination wedding here.

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Kathleen and Todd’s Turks & Caicos Destination Wedding

Kathleen and Todd’s destination wedding in the Turks and Caicos Islands is next up on the blog bringing a good dose of Vitamin D, a unique bridal preparation and plenty of laughter as friends and family partied at Grace Bay’s Seven Stars.

With over 40 beautiful islands, Turks and Caicos has plenty to offer and on the morning of her wedding Kathleen and her Bridesmaids set of from the island of Providenciales to take in some of the sights.

Their island cruise was inspired by Kathleen’s favourite Disney movie with the Little Mermaid making a guest appearance. Having grown up in a house of two sisters who were also big fans of Ariel, it was great to report back to them with photographic evidence that Ariel and Eric’s relationship is still going strong and that they were soon to be expecting a little mermaid or merman!

Things got a little active with a trek across “Lizard Island” and then Kathleen and her entourage took a plunge in the Atlantic, a welcomed reprieve from the hot Caribbean sun.

Following their more “uniform” preparations Kathleen and Todd enjoyed the most beautiful ceremony on the beach as the sun readied to set over the ocean with settings like that it was the perfect choice from Kathleen and Todd to continue their celebrations outside, embraced by the warm tropical breeze.

Here are a few of my favourite images from Kathleen and Todd’s destination wedding at Seven Stars resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands of which you can also see and share on my Facebook page.

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Jade and Steve’s Ibiza Destination Wedding

Dancing to the sounds of Spanish guitar under a beautiful Ibiza sunset on a roof terrace previously graced by Bette Davis and Maurice Chevalier has probably got to be one of the most surreal ways to start your married life and that’s exactly what Jade and Steve experienced during their Ibiza Destination Wedding at Whitecaps Villa.

Jade and Steve’s destination wedding celebrations started to heat up the evening before their wedding with drinks and entertainment in Es Canar to welcome their friends and family to the island. Sensible heads were clear ones in the morning of the wedding with most having a respectable bed time the night before ready for an evening wedding ceremony at Whitecaps Villa that would likely go on into the small hours.

Here a my favourite moments from Jade and Steve’s Ibiza Destination Wedding of which you can also see and share on my Facebook page.