The lovely couple who is Ashley and Matt are now o-fficially married! Remember their engagement session last May? Time flies. Their ceremony was held at one of the nicest venues I’ve photographed – Heather’s Glen in Conroe. The details in there are beautiful. It’s very well designed and the layout is full of lovely photographic opportunities that I could’ve sworn it was designed for a photographer. The staff was very nice, too. Thank you, Lisa for showing me around because I was 45 minutes early!
We took a lot of photographs in the bride’s room then proceeded with the ceremony where close family and friends attended. Everyone was ecstatic. Eyes wide, big grins, neck muscles stretched. You only ever see that discreet, rather restrained excitement in weddings, just before the ceremony. It’s contagious, too!
Their intimate ceremony was followed by a celebration at Market Street in The Woodlands. Jasper’s Gourmet Backyard Cuisine is where the newlywed’s reception was held. Ashley and Matt selected cupcakes for their wedding cake, as many brides do nowadays. Gigi’s Cupcakes made them. Mmmmm. After some thank you’s and well-wishes to the couple by their guests, food was served. Jasper’s had some really good lemon rotisserie chicken, by the way. Ashley and Matt then showed everyone a slideshow of photos they put together. Watching it, you could tell they were meant for each other. The mothers agree, as they cried in the end.
The celebration ended with a quick bouquet toss with Ashley’s bridemaids and close friends. Then, ready for more pictures, I walked with the now Mr. and Mrs. Matt Goold around Market Street and to their hotel, The Avia. We ended up with a lot of bride and groom shots that I have to post a separate entry just for them! All in all it was a wonderful day. Congratulations, Matt and Ashley!