I’m a photographer based in Houston, TX that specializes in sophisticated wedding and high school senior photography.
The Trinity Farmhouse The Springs in Wallisville wedding styled shoot was a dream come true! One year ago, I had a vision to expand Reed Gallagher Photography and launch a new company, Elevate & Educate, that combined two things I love: styled shoots + education. My team worked tirelessly for months to find vendors that believed in our vision, a venue that would be invested in our work and a format that would help photographers grow their business. At this very moment, I could not be more proud of this styled shoot and the magic that was created at the The Springs in Wallisville wedding venue.
The Springs in Wallisville wedding venue was just the place for our Fine & Refined styled shoot. Nestled outside of Houston, The Trinity Farmhouse is breathtaking. This white washed barn-style venue is just as exquisite on the outside as it is on the inside. The amount of natural light is a photographer’s dream. A grand staircase captures your attention from the moment you walk in. The high beam ceilings and chandeliers are a show stopper! The outdoor white wood pavilion and impeccable grounds add a unique flare and serve as a backdrop for the most romantic portraits.
Fifteen photographers attended this event, rotating through five stations and received a one on one mentoring session. Let me just say, the stations did not disappoint. The industry’s best vendors came together to create absolute magic.
Selecting elements that were both modern yet timeless, bursting with lush and deliciously fluffy textures was key. Nelly creatively used similax vine to connect the design throughout the entire venue. A soft white and blush color palette was chosen for the solo bride’s bouquet. Minimal silvery greens consisted of a wide variety of flowers such as ranunculus, garden roses, scabiosa, and tweedia.
This bouquet was a beautiful and elegant array of flowers in neutral tones ranging from whites to mauves. The floral selection mix included premium blooms such as hellebore, Caffe Latte garden roses, scabiosa and fruiting blackberry branches. Truly, Nelly outdid herself for this shoot creating a ceremony space combining acrylic columns and florals for a fine art, refined effect.
Junk In Love Rentals supplied two uniquely designed elements. First was a gold stand, decorated with a beautifully calligraphy banner designed by Yellow Rose Calligraphy. This served as the backdrop for our gorgeous solo bride. The photographers absolutely loved this design concept!
Second was a white washed, three tiered ladder used to display champagne flutes. Artistry Abloom added the finishing touches with the greenery bringing all these elements to life.
Set against a white washed wall, the white chargers lay on top of a soft, white velvet tablecloth. White and gold flatware were a special touch. Exquisitely designed menu cards by Yellow Rose Calligraphy completed the place setting. The floral centerpieces gave this tablescape a most dramatic feel.
Photographers were able to enhance their portfolio with flatlays filled with invitation suites by Yellow Rose Calligraphy and shoes from Bella Belle.
The wedding cake, designed by The Sweet Boutique Bakery, was a blend of classic and trendy combining together to make a bold statement. It has a vertical faultline adorned with gold leaf. A trending cake design, grey marbling, completed the design. Surrounding matching mini cakes with handmade gumpaste made for a stunning dessert display.
We are grateful for all the vendors who brought our vision to life and for all the photographers who attended this great day! Check out the vendor list at the end of this post.
Wallisville Venue Wedding Vendor List
Huge thanks to all the vendors who made this shoot possible!
Hosts | @elevateandeducatetx
Planning | @reedgallagherphoto + @alymateiphoto
Venue | @springsvenue
Florals | @artistryabloom
Design & Rentals | @junkinloverentals
Cake | @tsbcakes
Hair & Makeup | @etoillyartistry
Bridal Gowns | @weddingsbydebbie
Calligraphy & Stationery | @yellowrosecalligraphy
Shoes | @bellabelleshoes
Solo Bride | @luisavazquez
Couple | @c.daviss & @vbpope24
Reed Gallagher is a Houston photographer for the elegant bride + chic senior, an educator for the driven photographer, and queso obsessed biz owner.