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Holy Rosary Houston bridal portraits

My mother, father and oldest sister all came with me to help me
Did you know exactly what you were looking for in a wedding dress?
I had no idea what I was looking for. Growing up, I had worn many gowns for various dances at school and special events as an adult so I had an idea of what cut would look alright on me. But I was willing to try pretty much anything.

How many dresses/locations had you tried before you finally found the perfect dress? My mother and I went to the Bridal Expo shortly after Mike proposed and watched a few of the fashion shows. We weren’t set on a location at the time and so we were just teasing out ideas. We ended up only going to two stores before I found my dress.

Describe the moment you realized “this is my dress.”
I should say, my sister pulled my dress for me. It wasn’t in my size but as she says, it just looked like me. I knew it was my dress because I didn’t want to take it off! It was exactly what I didn’t know I wanted.

What do you love about your dress and how does it make you feel? I feel like my dress has so many levels of detail that you can keep looking at it and find something new. Every inch is so special. It also moves so well, which was very important to me, as I plan on dancing! I had never seen anything like it. 

Photos by Associate Photographer, Anne Schmidt

The Grove Engagement photos at Discovery Green

We grew up attending the same schools, both middle school and high school. After a series of ‘likes’ and ‘comments’ on posts and photos, mostly stadium shots, a well-timed Facebook message started it all.

What was your first impression of him?

‘Man, this guy really likes the Longhorns! And he has a great smile and those blue eyes!’

What was your first impression of her?

‘Beautiful’. Walked through my front door on our first date, and looked stunning.

What did you do for your first date?

We agreed to meet at Discovery Green to view a light installation and have dinner at The Grove. After dinner, we headed to Pete’s Dueling Piano bar and then to Lucky Strike. Realizing we were both adventurous, we were off to a great start!

What a surprise weekend!

The original plan: Knowing LeighAnn loves Christmas lights, Mike had planned to propose at Austin Trail of Lights, which they had attended the previous year)

What happened: The wife(pregnant) of the photographer Mike had hired was in a car accident and had Braxton-Hicks contractions(thankfully all were ok). While driving to Austin (with LeighAnn in the car), Mike was fielding texts and phones calls to schedule a new photographer. Thankfully scheduled one last minute(phew!). The following day, the couple met LeighAnn’s friend from PT school (Jace) and played a few rounds at Top Golf due to the rainy, rainy weather. On a hunch, LeighAnn checked the Trail of Lights schedule and realized that the event had been cancelled due to the weather. Once again, Mike was scurrying for a new plan. Reset, he coordinated to have the photographer meet at The Driskill Hotel and got LeighAnn there to look at the Christmas tree and decorations. And he proposed under the Christmas Tree. Unbeknownst to LeighAnn, both sets of parents were awaiting them at Perry’s Steakhouse! LeighAnn nearly walked past them in the restaurant,while she was on the phone with them! Talk about surprises!

What do you love the most about him?

Our ability to totally nerd out together and his incredible sense of adventure.

What do you love most about her?

Our shared sense of humor.

Dunlavy Houston Engagement Portraits

We met in Houston Texas at our first job. I was an employee and he was an intern.  We became good friends and started dating 6 months later.

What was your first impression of him?

He was nice and a good friend.

What was your first impression of her?

She is pretty and funny.

What did you do for your first date?

We were in Corpus Christi for holidays and went to a movie and Italian food.

When did you know he was the one?

When he went to my grandmother funeral.

When did you know she was the one?

When she added me on Facebook.

How did you get engaged?

It was Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday. I also had a sinus infection. Looked terrible. And he put some candy on the counter with medicine. I sort of got mad (lol) that he didn’t get me a card. He gets me a card every year. I look forward to it. So I started watching will and grace drinking champagne. He went in the patio with the boys to cook steak and asked me to come outside. After 30 mins I went stomping outside like what?! My show is on and he handed me a card. Inside the card said look at Bentley’s collar and there was my ring!

What do you love the most about him?

He’s loyal

What do you love most about her?

Loyal

Does he have any funny quirks?

He is serious.

Does she have any funny quirks?

Squirrel!

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced together?

My grandmother’s death, my job loss.

What is the secret to your happy relationship?

Honesty. Loyalty. Respect.

Is there anything else you would like to share?

We have 2 “boys”

Bentley 9 yr old blonde Pomeranian

Bear 8 yr old black lab

We are obsessed with them and each other.

 

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