Karen and Charles are two of the sweetest, most genuine people we have ever met. Our first meeting with them lasted almost two hours because we enjoyed getting to know them so much. We were so excited when they chose us to photograph their wedding! They had found us through their reception venue, Kindred Oaks, where we are on the preferred vendor list, but their ceremony was going to take place at St. Austin’s Church. As Catholic ceremonies are usually at 2pm, they wisely planned an extended portrait session with their wedding party between the ceremony and reception. We were all set to go to the Long Center, but the day of the wedding was sooooo cold, it never got above freezing ALL DAY! Plan B was going to the Texas Capitol instead, so we could do most of the pictures inside. Karen and Charles handled the cold with such grace, and I think Karen looked so adorable in her while cape and muff. The wedding party were such great sports and even braved a few shots outdoors as well. The flowers from Zuzu’s Petals stood up great in the cold too. Once we got to Kindred Oaks, they had the heaters all fired up, and it ended up being nice and cozy under the pavilion. We were so impressed by how the Kindred Oaks staff managed everything as well as the phenomenal meal from Courtney’s Catering and the delicious cake from Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop. Dexter from DJ for Hire and his lovely assistant Adrian kept the reception running along smoothly and the tunes going all night. I couldn’t help but get a tear in my eye during the absolutely heartwarming toasts. You can’t imagine how proud their parents were of them and so overjoyed that their were now married to each other. I especially enjoyed hearing the Armenian wedding blessing, “May you grow old on one pillow” and immediately thought of all my Armenian relatives in California. I cannot wait to see the wedding film by 2nd Generation Video Productions!