I had the pleasure of photographing a truly extraordinary wedding celebration. The day was filled with grandeur and glamour, and every moment felt upbeat and lively.

The ceremony took place at the beautiful Holy Rosary, a classic and awe-inspiring church. The architecture alone was breathtaking, and it provided the perfect backdrop for the couple to exchange their vows.

The bride looked absolutely stunning in her incredible wedding gown, which was designed by Essence of Australia. One of the standout features was the statement bow, which added a touch of elegance and uniqueness. The gown also had a long train that added a touch of drama as the bride walked down the aisle.

Before the wedding ceremony, there was a heartfelt moment that brought tears to everyone's eyes. The bride's dad couldn't contain his emotions when he saw his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress. It was a beautiful display of love and connection between a father and his daughter.

As the wedding ceremony came to an end and the couple was officially announced as Mr. and Mrs. Lopez, the room exploded with cheers and applause.

The wedding reception venue was adorned with stunning floral centerpieces that added a touch of romance to the atmosphere. Guests were treated to great food and the dance floor was filled with amazing moves. As the night went on, the energy soared and by the end, guests were waving neon glow sticks and kicking off their shoes to dance freely.

Before saying their goodbyes, the couple shared a private last dance. It was a quiet and intimate moment amidst the epic celebration, allowing them to savor their love and connection.

To end the festivities with a bang, a surprise confetti cannon was unleashed, showering the room in vibrant colors. It was a truly unforgettable moment that encapsulated the joy and excitement of the entire day.

Venue: the Crystal Ballroom

For hosts of an event at Crystal Ballroom, it is highly recommended to take advantage of the stunning venue's rich history and distinctive charm. Circa 1911, known as one of Houston's most iconic landmarks, this vintage location seamlessly combines the past and the present through its modern technology, high-end amenities, and lavish interiors. It is especially noteworthy that the Rice and the Crystal Ballroom once served as the Capitol of the Republic of Texas, adding to its historical significance. To honor this historical value and enhance the overall experience for attendees, hosts could consider incorporating elements that highlight the venue's unique past, such as historical exhibits or guided tours, providing guests with a deeper appreciation of the venue's significance. Furthermore, embracing the vintage aesthetic while utilizing modern technology will create an unforgettable ambiance that perfectly balances the old and the new.

As a photographer, I strive to capture the essence of these moments - the connection, the emotion, and the timelessness. This wedding was no exception, and I am grateful to have been a part of such an incredible celebration.


Hotel: Lancaster Hotel | Church: Holy Rosary Parish | Wedding venue: Crystal Ballroom at the Rice | Photographer: Pedro Escobar | Photo Editor: Mandi Roach Photography | Videographer/DJ: Weddings Unlimited | H&MU: Sunkissed and Made Up | Florals: Pinky Rose Floral | Wedding gown: Essence of Australia from Kleinfeld Bridal | Bride's shoes: Stuart Weizmann | Bridesmaids attire: Lulu’s | Groom's attire: Suitsupply | Caterer: Sambuca Restaurant | Cake: Who Made the Cake | Stationary: Minted