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Couple Portrait in Front of Ceremony Site at Chateau Nouvelle | Under the Sun Photography


Host: Styled Shoots Across America

Planning & Design: Heather Benge Events

Venue: Chateau Nouvelle

Florals: Beth O’Reilly

Hair & Makeup: Sun kissed and Madeup

Linens: Nuage Designs inc

Bridal Salon: Weddings by Debbie

Menswear: The Modern Groom

Stationery: Emery Ann Design

Cake: Cakes by Gina

Rentals: Swift Events

Floor Decal Design: Dear Darling Weddings

Floor Decal: Mikes dance floors

When Arriving to Chateau Nouvelle

I had the amazing opportunity to photograph at Chateau Nouvelle and capture this incredibly moving Summer Citrus Inspired Wedding Editorial. When arriving to this stunning Chateau, just 35 minutes outside of Houston, TX, I was truly in awe of this incredible venue space. I felt completely transported the moment I arrived. From the moment I drove through the gorgeous metal iron gates and onto the grounds, I felt as if we instantly transported to Europe.

Unfortunately, due to the rain I was unable to photograph the exterior of this property, but I will say this much if you are a bride in Houston and needing a backup plan for rain… this is your venue.

The Shoot inside Chateau Nouvelle’s Indoor Ceremony Space

This editorial took place in the traditional space for an indoor ceremony at Chateau Nouvelle. and it did not disappoint. The exquisite carved fire place, luminating window light, made this the perfect space for this shoot. Honestly, from a photographer standpoint, this is what we crave. A venue with depth, plenty of space, not too many busy tones, and if you have an overcast, let me use window light to create the perfect editorial images.

The floral installation by Beth O’Reilly was beyond breathtaking and truly a work of art.

I mean are you kidding me?

If you are a bride looking to add a beautiful yet playful Summer color pallet to your wedding day, this is the shoot inspiration for you.

Our thoughts on Chateau Nouvelle

Formerly known as Chateau Cocomar, we love this venue for its ample amount of space. A bride can do so much here, the opportunities are endless. You can have your wedding ceremony on the 2nd floor with the fire place or outside on the lawn. You could have your cocktail and bar area outdoors but then your dancefloor inside. There are also additional rooms where you have plenty of space to get ready… and not just your wedding party but likely your parents, inlaws, etc.

And the best part? It’s in Houston, TX and doesn’t require a passport.

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- Jessica & Austin 

"Beyond Incredible! We really hate getting our picture taken but Jessica made it feel so natural and not scary at all! We knew for our wedding it had to be done and done right because you only get 1 chance! How did she make us look so good and not awkward? She's truly great at what she does and I will never pick anyone else after the experience we had."

- Brandi  & Joe

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Jess is the best, from the moment we met her we knew we made the right decision. We had to make major changes to our wedding due to covid, Jess addressed all our concerns, and answered all our questions along the way making all the necessary changes effortlessly. Jess captured our engagement, bridal and wedding day photos each every photo is absolutely amazing. We have the most beautiful moments of our lives captured so beautifully because of Jess.

Jessica & Austin

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"Jessica was right there with us getting ready and capturing some very sweet and intimate photos that I know we will forever treasure. She knows exactly what to say and when to say it to get that best smile out of a very nervous bride! We had a perfect ceremony and I've seen a sneak peek of my wedding photos and am just speechless! Jessica was with us for our entire FIVE hour reception and was the perfect combination of photographer and dance partner! Jessica very quickly became a guest favorite and a family member for life! I would have her as my photographer and friend 100 times over! I will never be able to thank Jessica enough for making my day even more special."

Katie & Derik

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- Kaitlyn & Chris 

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I can't say enough great things about UTS. Jessica is the BEST photographer, not just because she makes you look great, but she makes you feel great! She fills the shoot with funny jokes, music, and laughs to make sure you feel comfortable because not everyone is a super model. Each and every time I get our photos back I am blown away by great they look! She went way above and beyond anything I ever expected from a vendor. She helped us out on the wedding day in so many different ways and worked side by side with our other vendors to make our day successful and perfect. The sneak peak was incredible! She also brought a partner with her who was equally as fun as Jessica. I loved how they both worked and made the pictures fun. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. My husband & I will be using UTS exclusively for all of our photography needs. 

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