Nicole and Josh first met through mutual friends in Houston in 2011 while Josh was working for an oil field company in Beeville, TX and Nicole was going to school at Texas A&M in College Station, TX. Nicole says the moment she laid eyes on Josh she thought he was the most handsome man she had ever seen. It was almost a year before they first spoke but they immediately bonded over their love for music and all things Aggie sports.
After the first time Josh came to College Station for the Aggie's SEC opening game against the University of Florida the couple made the four hour drive to see each other every single weekend. It wasn't long before Josh quit his job in South Texas to move to College Station to be closer to Nicole. In the Spring of 2014 Josh popped the question and Nicole of course said yes! They wed in Nicole's hometown of Sugar Land, TX on October 24, 2014 at Sweetwater Country Club.
The wedding had a vintage theme that the whole family was involved in creating. Family and friends are extremely important to the couple so they really wanted those closest to them to play a role in every part of their big day. They were married by their close friend Rev. Scott Kuni in an outdoor ceremony with a wedding party of fourteen of their closest friends by their side. Nicole's father, Dwayne Picou, used multiple architectural elements pulled from old homes to bring the indoors outside and create a rustic look for the ceremony. Nicole's grandmother, who is a florist from Louisiana, hung vases of flowers from the trees in the background of the alter, down the aisle, on the vintage mantle altar, and around the vintage doors opening to the aisle. Nicole's mother Janie gave her vintage frames that hung from her bouquet and held pictures of both her grandfathers. A close family friend gifted Nicole her gorgeous petal-colored Badgley Mischka wedding shoes and her Aunt provided her with her "something borrowed" which were the perfect vintage style drop earrings and necklace she wore. Nicole's stepmother Sheila's creativity could be seen in every unique element at the reception and her grandmother's floral arrangements covered every table and hung all over the ballroom. Many people were involved in the design and setup of the look of their big day, but without one person in particular the wedding would simply have not have been so uniquely beautiful and organized. Nicole's stepmother Sheila was the creative force behind much of the design of the wedding and was instrumental in pulling off such a magnificent day.
Being surrounded by friends and family and seeing their family's love poured out to them through their creativity and hard work in pulling of the wedding of their dreams is what made their wedding so special, and as a Houston wedding photographer, I was lucky enough to do their wedding photos.
Thank you Nicole & Josh for letting me part of your day, and of course, for giving me a pair of chrome photo camera cuff links :)
By - Fernando Weberich : Houston Wedding Photographer