Fridays are always my favorite here on G&G because I get to feature amazing photos and this shoot from Melissa Gidney is nothing short of stunning. This couple got married earlier in China, but didn’t end up with that many portraits. So they got together with Melissa for this romantic session in Malibu. The bride’s dress is so gorgeous, making for some breath-taking images on the windy beach.

romantic Malibu portraits | Melissa Gidney Photography | Glamour & Grace

white peony bouquet | Melissa Gidney Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic Malibu portraits | Melissa Gidney Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic Malibu portraits | Melissa Gidney Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic Malibu portraits | Melissa Gidney Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic Malibu portraits | Melissa Gidney Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic Malibu portraits | Melissa Gidney Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic Malibu portraits | Melissa Gidney Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic Malibu portraits | Melissa Gidney Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic Malibu portraits | Melissa Gidney Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic Malibu portraits | Melissa Gidney Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic Malibu portraits | Melissa Gidney Photography | Glamour & Grace

Reem Acra gown | Melissa Gidney Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic Malibu portraits | Melissa Gidney Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic Malibu portraits | Melissa Gidney Photography | Glamour & Grace

Photography | Melissa Gidney Photography | Gown | Reem Acra | Bouquet | Church St Florist | Crown | Mignonne Handmade | Shoes | Charlotte Olympia | Hair and Make up | Studio mm&b | Suit | Armani

Get ready for sweet and southern and gorgeous with today’s wedding from Tracy Enoch. Stunningly captured on film, this is one beautiful wedding. It has such a relaxed vibe with the simple and chic details. I love how all the bridesmaid each have a different white flower for their bouquets, and the bride with her single magnolia bloom. Southern perfection!

When it came time to plan the wedding, Ryan and I decided that we didn’t want to cut corners on the food, drinks, and music because that’s what would “make or break” the celebration of our wedding for us and our guests.  After seeing numerous venues, we came across the Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham (Ryan’s hometown) and I knew right away it was the perfect location because it “spoke for itself” and would save me so much time and money on decor and flowers!  After we had the venue booked, my envision of our wedding was to have lots of white, lots of lights, and a little lace!

relaxed Southern wedding | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

bridesmaids in robes | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

relaxed Southern wedding | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

blush bridesmaids | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

blush bridesmaids | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

gorgeous low back gown | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

blush bridesmaids | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

relaxed Southern wedding | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

magnolia bouquet | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

relaxed groomsmen | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

My family and friends helped me make pretty much everything that we used in the wedding and helped with the entire set-up.  From the painted clay pots that were used as our centerpieces, to the program fans, all of the bouquets (each bridesmaid chose their favorite flowers to carry, adding to the unique yet cohesive look), the hanging mason jar lights, and the table decor.

relaxed Southern wedding | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

relaxed Southern wedding | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

relaxed Southern wedding | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

relaxed Southern wedding | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

relaxed Southern wedding | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

relaxed Southern wedding | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

relaxed Southern wedding | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

relaxed Southern wedding | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

Ryan and two of his friends strung all the lights the day before and the jar desserts were homemade by my maid of honor!  Ryan and I chose our favorite restaurant, El Tiempo from Houston, to cater and Brade & Hurst Band, who we loved, to entertain.  Ryan and I are still counting our blessings on everything coming together just as planned!

clothespin polaroid station | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

honeymoon fund jar | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

cake in jar favors | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

relaxed Southern wedding | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

dessert table | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

coconut cake | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

dessert table | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

dessert table | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

relaxed Southern wedding | Tracy Enoch Photography | Glamour & Grace

Photography | Tracy Enoch Photography | Venue | Antique Rose Emporium | Desserts | Ooh La La Sweets and The Bake Shoppe & Cafe | Caterer | El Tiempo Cantina | Linens | any occasion party rental | Makeup Artist | Makeup Texas | Hair | Pyramid Hair Salon and Re’ve Hair Salon | Band | Brade & Hurst | Film | Cinema Candy

One of the best things about being a wedding blogger is all the relationships I get to make with the amazingly talented people in this industry. To get to work with these great photographers and grow to call some of them friends is something I really cherish. I have met so many wonderful people, especially since moving here to Richmond, and one such person is Nikki Santerre. Nikki is the sweetest photographer and her work is nothing short of stunning. So when I decided to have some new portraits done, Nikki was the first person I called. I loved these images so much, I just had to share! Nikki shot both film and digital, so I have a mix of my favorites here.

A little story about this dress: For the shoot, I had my eye on this Reem Acra gown I wanted to rent from Rent the Runway. It wasn’t available for our shoot date, so I chose another gown (lovely, but really not near as pretty as what I originally wanted). So then a couple days before our shoot, Rent the Runway emailed me that the dress I ordered was returned irreparable so they asked me to pick another dress. At the last minute like this I really didn’t think there would be anything I wanted, but then I saw this amazing gold lace and tulle Marchesa gown. Since RTR told me I could pick any dress regardless of price (and this dress was definitely out of my price range), I snagged it up quick! So woo-hoo for amazing customer service and getting the chance to wear a stunning gown that I would never have been able to wear! Seriously, it was like a princess gown it was so dreamy!

gold lace Marchesa gown | Nikki Santerre

gold lace Marchesa gown | Nikki Santerre

gold lace Marchesa gown | Nikki Santerre

gold lace Marchesa gown | Nikki Santerre

gold bouqet from Blackcreek Flowers | Nikki Santerre

gold lace Marchesa gown | Nikki Santerre

gold lace Marchesa gown | Nikki Santerre

gold lace Marchesa gown | Nikki Santerre

gold lace Marchesa gown | Nikki Santerre

gold lace Marchesa gown | Nikki Santerre

gold lace Marchesa gown | Nikki Santerre

Photography | Nikki Santerre Photography | Bouquet | Blackcreek Flowers | Gown | Marchesa Notte from Rent the Runway | Earrings | Stella & Dot

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