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Gabi & Kyle | Woodlands Country Club Wedding

Between the Westin and their Woodlands Country Club reception, Gabi and Kyle’s black tie wedding was the epitome of timeless romance. Every moment of their day was beautifully curated by the talented Jessica Jessee of Love Detailed Events. Believe us when we say, this was one for the books!!

We booked this sweet couple’s wedding over a year and a half away from their wedding date. Little did we know that Kellan and I would get pregnant during their engagement. When we found out we were so nervous to tell this sweet couple! Their wedding date was days before our baby girl’s expected arrival! Ekk! But thank God for incredible clients like them. They were so kind, so understanding and happy for us! They even came to celebrate at our ice cream gender reveal party! 

Believe it or not, Gabi actually had a dream on July 9th that I was pregnant and wouldn’t be able to photograph her wedding! We found out on the morning of July 10th! Is that crazy or what?!? Thankfully, our baby girl stayed put well past her due date and we have a wonderful team that was able to serve them without me. Although, the giant bump and I did stop by to congratulate the sweet couple!

Getting Ready | The Westin

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Even the welcome gifts wowed! Guests were pampered with thoughtful welcome packages including yummy popcorn, hand-crafted signature sweets from The Sugar Cookie Studio, Elderflower rose, day after wedded bliss survival kits, and custom stationery featuring recommendations for everything from nibbles to late night entertainment. Such a sweet gesture to start the wedding weekend perfectly for their friends and family!

The Sunkissed and Made Up glam squad knocked it out of the park with Gabi’s bridal look! Her soft waves and flawless glow were the perfect compliments to Gabi and Kyle’s timeless, romantic wedding day.

Gabi’s Advice For Future Brides

“Definitely hire a wedding planner if you can! My mom and I would’ve been lost without Jessica with Love Detailed Events! Also, having a photographer and videographer team was amazing. They knew how to work together and it all flowed so nicely. Try to relax and enjoy every bit of the day! It goes by so fast and can feel so stressful at the time, but try and take a second whenever you can to just soak it all in!”  – Gabi, the beautiful bride

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We have all the heart eyes for Gabi and Kyle’s swoon-worthy invitation suite from Invitation Solutions. Can we just say you had us at blush, cream, and gold? Throw in these gorgeous linens from EB Inc and La Tavola and Alyssa is in her personal bridal details wonderland!

We spent the whole morning crying happy tears as Gabi and her bridesmaids shared their absolute favorite moments with their bestie. From inside jokes to the most amazing “how we met” stories, these babes are definitely #squadgoals! We left the bridal suite feeling like honorary members of Gabi’s tribe.

Gabi’s Jimmy Choos were a match made in bridal heaven to her jaw-dropping gown from Whittington Bridal! We love the youthful look of the illusion back and intricate hand beading.

First Look with Dad

Our whole team was holding back tears during Gabi’s emotional first look with her father. His reaction as she came in for a hug is the moment every little girl dreams of sharing with her dad on their special day!!

Gabi & Kyle’s First Look

I have to say this might have been one of our favorite first looks! How adorable is Kyle’s face!? Clearly, he thought Gabi looked smokin’, which she was!

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Wedding Ceremony | The Woodlands United Methodist Church

For the past 16 years, Gabi’s been attending church here. I can only imagine how special it was to walk down the aisle as a beautiful bride!

Wedding Reception | The Woodlands Country Club

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Guests enjoyed the lush view from the patio of The Woodlands Country Club as they relaxed with a cool drink and hand-rolled cigars.

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The glowing sunset by the lake on the gorgeous grounds of The Woodlands Country Club made the perfect backdrop for Gabi and Kyle’s portraits. This is one of our absolute favorite times of the wedding day!! Another reason why hiring a team of vendors who value your portraits makes all the difference! We like to plan for the wedding heirlooms you will lovingly share with your children one day!

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We just love the way these two look at each other! It melts us!

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How gorgeous is this cake by Whisk Bakery on the custom, floral-adorned cake table!?

Surprise Firework Show

We snuck everyone outside for a “group photo” but it was all a rouse to surprise Gabi and Kyle with a private fireworks show courtesy of Gabi’s parents! It was a complete fairy tale moment and Gabi’s favorite part of the day. We even overheard guests saying this was the most amazing wedding they had ever experienced!! We agree!! Gabi and Kyle, your day was an absolute showstopper!!

Kyle’s moves on the dance floor were next level! Just wait until you see his epic garter toss skills!!

You know you won the family jackpot when both of the dads have an impromptu dance-off featuring the Qtip toss and ending with a huge hug!!

Kyle definitely crushed it with these moves. He had everyone in stitches the whole night!!

Just when we thought the evening could not hold any more surprises, Kyle appeared on the dance floor with a liquid nitrogen blaster and pumped up the crowd as the night was in full swing. Then confetti rained down over the entire crowd in the most magical display. We even caught the most romantic confetti covered kiss to end this wild night.

All their guests headed outside for their send-off as Gabi and Kyle shared a private last dance, the perfect way to end this once in a lifetime wedding!

They did it!! And all with the help of their sweet planner and our dear friend, Jessica with Love Detailed Events!

Don’t forget the most fabulous favors from The Sugar Cookie Studio to sweeten the finale!

Monogrammed cookies made the ideal edible favorite and late night snack!

The farewell drive down a sparkler exit in their signature Rolls Royce brought this amazing evening to an end.

Gabi and Kyle, we wish you so much happiness as you start this new season together as husband and wife. If your wedding day was any sign of things to come, you are certain to have the most blessed, thrilling, and joyful life together!!

XO,

The Cotton Team

Michelle, Kellan, Alyssa, Rachel & Lauren

 

Amazing Vendors

Design & Planning: Love Detailed Events | Hair and makeup: Sunkissed and Made Up | Cake: Whisk Bakery | Venue: The Woodlands Country Club | DJ: LG Entertainment | Dress from Whittington Bridal | Invitations: Invitations Solutions

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