African Inspired Wedding by Q Weddings Photography

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Suzi from Q Weddings Photography has brought us quite the fusion treat! She feeds our Nouveau appetite with vibrant colors, unique decor, animated textiles, and of course, Monique Lhuiller.

These two Texas natives, Jenny and David, have strong ties to Africa, where they have been positively influenced by African cultures. These Nouveau newlyweds are a great illustration of how our personal cultures and styles are continuously being shaped by our experiences, long-lived  tradition and the people around us.

Suzi informs us that “Jenny, the bride, has been working for the United Nations in Tanzania. David, [the groom and] a lawyer, has embarked on a career as a safari guide and is currently in Zambia.”

 The ceremony and reception were held at the Laguna Gloria villa in Texas which was filled with oak trees and stone statues. This Italianate atmosphere was then fused with African sculptures and traditional Tanzanian kitenge fabric to resemble the adoration and respect Jenny has for the Tanzanian people. The wholesome meal of Texan BBQ brisket, sausage and ribs was then partnered with the traditional sundowner refresher of brandy and coke as a loving and memorable nod to the Zambian culture for enriching Jenny and David’s engagement with personality and hospitality while they were on a safari in Lunga Luswishi.

CONGRATS to the beautiful couple and a big thanks to Q Weddings Photography!

{CREDITS: Photo by Q Weddings Photography; Wedding Coordinator by Suzannah Silva; Ceremony and Reception Venue at Laguna Gloria; Floral by Westbank Flower Market; Catering by Austin Catering; BBQ by Louis Mueller BBQ; Music by Bluegrass Band, The Lost Pines; Rentals by Marquee; Bridal Gown by Monique Lhuiller; Makeup by Adrienne Pitkin; Hair by Shelby Van Daly}

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  2. Brooke

    January 2 at 4:39 pm

    Wow, I love the bride’s dress, especially the back. What a beautiful and original wedding!

  3. Radha Priti

    January 2 at 4:40 pm

    Hi, my name is Radha Priti and I’m from Brazil, but I’m a vaishnavi. In last December we had our engagement party, we also have a beautiful agni hotra ceremony in my house. If you want to put my pictures in you blog, please, send an e-mail at seeing what kind of information you want and how many pictures.
    Have a great day
    Radha Priti

  4. Jenn

    January 2 at 5:49 pm

    Love this wedding! Such an inspired idea incorporating those African elements. Beautifully photographed too! I can’t stop looking at theses images. Gorgeous!

  5. Robin @ Room Fu

    January 2 at 8:57 pm

    Stunning! Everything’s gorgeous, every little detail. Photos are beautiful & looks like a sweet, thoughtful event. Those vertical flower arrangements are killer, too!

  6. Yvette

    January 3 at 10:12 am

    I love how this wedding reveals their lives so wonderfully…the African details mixed with that amazing wedding gown are just amazing. The details are so wonderful, especially the tiny things that are so often overlooked like the gorgeous illustration on the back of the upright bass…just exquisite!

  7. Melissa

    January 4 at 2:11 pm

    Beautiful wedding! Lovely details captured so sweetly. Every photo just brings the story to life.

  8. bill

    January 5 at 10:26 am

    Beautifully photographed. Nice attention to detail.

  9. noah

    January 7 at 1:10 pm

    Beautiful colors, details and setting. Looks like it was a great day! Love the photo of the bass.

  10. Amélie

    January 10 at 1:21 pm

    I love the African inspiration. I think that it adds a unique touch to the wedding. Gorgeous pictures, good job! :)

  11. Char

    March 23 at 1:19 pm

    Beautiful dress!

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