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Jeanne & Kevin | Bell Tower on 34th

Jeanne & Kevin | The Bell Tower on 34th

At our first meeting with Jeanne and Kevin, Kinsey (our little girl) was only a few months old! We had Jeanne and Kevin over to our house to get to know each other over cookies. Because, duh! ; )

We always love having our clients over before booking because it’s so important to make sure we are a good fit. Spending over 8 hours together on the wedding day is a big deal and we want to make sure they like us. ; )

Kinsey just bounced in her bouncer while we chatted and ate all the chocolate chip cookies. We chatted, heard their sweet love story and showed them albums. But I’m pretty sure Kinsey’s sweet smiling face is why Jeanne and Kevin truly picked us as their photographers! Ha!

Their Bell Tower on 34th Wedding

Either way, we are so thrilled Jeanne and Kevin chose us to photograph their incredibly special wedding day at the Bell Tower on 34th! They are truly one of the most kind, genuine couples we’ve ever had the honor of photographing! Seriously, we want to be BFFs with them for life!

Not to mention, their wedding was STUNNING and filled with all my favorite things! From FRIENDS quotes (my true love language) in the maid of honor speech to Berry Chantilly Cake from Whole Foods, I was in heaven! With gorgeous soft blue accents throughout the day, it was the perfect spring wedding for this Tuscan style wedding venue.

When planning a wedding in Houston, you really have so many choices for wedding venues. The classic romantic ambiance of the Bell Tower on 34th made it an easy choice for Jeanne, a truly classy gal, for their Houston wedding.

3 Wedding Planning Tips From the Bride

We always like to ask our brides what they learned so they can share the latest bridal knowledge with future #cottoncouplesinlove! So here are some bridal babe tips from Jeanne herself!

  1. “Don’t skimp on flowers and reuse everything from the ceremony to the reception. All of our aisle seat bundles were reused in 3 small vases on some tables, the four tall centerpieces were reused on tables, and the large ceremony ones were reused as well.”
  2. “Get the big stuff out of the way ASAP (venue, coordinator, flowers, and photographer) that way you have a few months in between to relax and enjoy the engagement.”
  3. “Go to premarital counseling!! It was such an eye-opener for Kevin and I and really set us up for our journey as husband and wife. Our pastor did ours and we learned so much even after dating for 3 years!”

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We always love working with the Hey Lovely hair and makeup team! The girls looked FAB!

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Saying “Yes” to the Dress

“I chose my dress because I always wanted sleeves and some sort of lace. I fell in love with my Rosa Clara dress because of the bow sash. It was tied in a similar way that the traditional Korean dress (hanbok) has in the front and wanted to incorporate a nod to my family’s heritage.”

“Our flowers were classic as well and had hints of thistle which is the Scottish flower. Kevin is half Scottish so also a nod to his heritage. ”  – Jeanne

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Bridal Reveal to the bridesmaids

There is nothing better than seeing the excitement on your best friend’s faces when you are in full bride mode! Such a special moment!

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Jeanne might be the happiest bride yet! Look at that sweet smile!! SO gorgeous!

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Choosing to do a “first look”

Kevin and Jeanne chose to do a “first look” so they could have a private moment together before the ceremony. We always love “first looks” and theirs did not disappoint!

“What I loved most about our wedding was our first look, ceremony, flowers, band, and of course our wonderful photographers! Beside our venue, booking cotton was the first vendor I booked because I fell in love with the beautiful work that I wanted to capture my wedding. The best investment I’ve made!!” – Jeanne

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I couldn’t get over how good all these gorgeous girls looked in this soft blue!

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Wedding Ceremony | The Bell Tower on 34th

We always love the Bell Tower on 34th weddings! But there is something so special about the water wall ceremony! It’s just so gorgeous and luscious!

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Newlywed Portraits | Houston Wedding

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Classy Reception at The Bell Tower on 34th

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I even got to dance a little bit with Jeanne’s sweet mom!

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“Kevin was in charge of the band and he chose Password because they’re known to be fun and interactive with the crowd. My favorite part of the wedding (besides the first look and ceremony) was Kevin belting out on the stage!” – Jeanne

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Private Last Dance

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The Sweetest Note from the Bride & Groom

“Michelle and Kellan, y’ all already mean so much to us! The professionalism, kindness, and enthusiasm you showed us throughout the engagement as well as on the day of our wedding were so incredibly above and beyond what we thought our photographers would bring. We love you two so much and we are so lucky to have had you capture our wedding. Thank you for everything y’ all did both noticed and unnoticed!” – Jeanne

My heart! Jeanne and Kevin, we love you guys too!!!! Thank you for allowing us to have a front row seat to this monumental day in your relationship. We are so happy for you guys and are here for you every step of the way through your marriage! Can’t wait to be there and photograph all the incredible phases of your life together!


Michelle & Kellan

Incredible Houston Wedding Vendors:

Venue: The Bell Tower on 34th | Florist: SCF Events | Dress: Rosa Clara | DJ: Password Band | Cake: Whole Foods | Wedding Coordinator: The Bell Tower on 34th | Hair & Makeup: Hey Lovely | Invitations: Custom | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo Dresses | Grooms Tux: Black Tux

Want to see more beautiful Bell Tower weddings?

Kelsie & Conrad’s European Inspired Wedding 

CJ & Ally’s Emotional Wedding

Chelsey & James’ Classic Wedding

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