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If you have ever dreamed of a romantic, fairytale wedding with pops of pink and lush florals, this Iron Manor wedding is the one! Prince meets princess describes this wedding day perfectly for Kelli and Ryan. Every single detail, and there were a multitude, was perfectly planned and orchestrated to have the WOW factor. Add in two people completely in love with each and you get a dream come true kind of day!
After getting engaged in 2019 at Disney World in front of Cinderella’s Castle, Kelli and Ryan started planning their wedding day. Yes Day had come and gone and now it was time to get to work. Designing and planning comes naturally to Kelli so the process was something she had always looked forward to. As soon as they pulled into the entrance of Iron Manor, Kelli immediately knew it was where she wanted to have their big day. She felt is resembled a castle and when she closed her eyes, she could envision everything she had dreamed of for their wedding day happening right there on the grounds of Iron Manor.
There is nothing quite like getting ready in the absolutely gorgeous bridal suite at Iron Manor. It truly is like being in a fairytale! With her besties by her side and Ryan’s two daughters, there were lots of giggles and some emotional tears of joy! Kelli had the hardest time deciding if she wanted a fitted dress or something more flowing. Then, when she tried on the third dress by designer Martina Liana, she said YES! This dress was the best of both worlds as it was fitted underneath but with a flowy overskirt. A Disney princess indeed!
Kelli had an emotional first look with her dad. It was such a sweet moment! I always get choked up when a father sees his baby girl standing there in her wedding gown!
Kelli and Ryan saw each other for the first time on their wedding day during their first look. It was a very emotional time for each of them as it made the day seem “real.” Kelli said she felt like a princess getting ready to marry her prince charming.
Ryan had one request for his wedding day: to wear navy! So, the bridal party wore navy and it paired well with all of the pops of pink. This bridal party was the best! The entire day they cheered Kelli and Ryan on bringing love, joy and laughter!
Iron Manor chapel was beautifully decorated. A cross with florals cascading across its base set the tone for this romantic ceremony. Greenery was climbing up the gorgeous arch windows. Kelli shared that one of her favorite moments of the day was walking down the aisle with her dad and seeing Ryan standing there waiting for her. It was something she had dreamed of since she was a little girl!
It was a hot day in July, but we were able to walk the grounds of Iron Manor for newlywed portraits and capture fantastic images in a short time. Kelli and Ryan had a classic white car, personalized license plate included, ready to whisk them away at the end of the evening, so we definitely made sure to capture photos with the car before sunset.
It is all in the details, right! Talk about the WOW factor. This reception had it! If anyone knows anything about Kelli, it is that she is a sucker for detail. So, she splurged on details that really were a wow factor. The pink velvet napkins paired with white lace table lines made for the most gorgeous tablescapes. One hundred floating roses hanging from chandelier above the head table was a statement piece like no other. Kelli designed custom pet cocktail napkins and included watercolor artwork on the invitations. Pink sofas lined the lounge for guests to relax after hitting the dance floor. A pink led sign lit up the reception area and there was a 360 video photo booth. Kelli and Ryan ran into their new life together through two lines of their guests throwing streamers and cheering them on as they rode away in a white classic car!
Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Neil! Kelli and Ryan, you have been a dream to work with. Thank you for entrusting me to capture every detail and every spectacular moment of your big day. The entire team at Reed Gallagher Photography wishes you a lifetime of love, joy and adventure!
Photography | Reed Gallagher Photography
Venue | Iron Manor
Planning + Design| My Event Angels
Florals| Always Florals Spring
H&MU| Hey Lovely Makeup
Gown | Brickhouse Bridal
Cake | Desserts by Holly
Invitations | Brown Fox Creative
Furniture Rentals | Love Birds Vintage
Videographer | Cinematic Saviors
DJ | J.A. Entertainment
Photo Booth | Picture Me Houston
Car | Royal Coach Classic Limo
Caterer | Goode Co Events + Waffle Daddy Houston
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Reed Gallagher is a Houston photographer for the elegant bride + chic senior, an educator for the driven photographer, and queso obsessed biz owner.