High school sweethearts Amanda and Mike envisioned a wedding centered around laughter and love. The vintage bohemian styling set the stage for a glamorous, yet casual and relaxed day where the couple fell head-over-heels for each other all over again in front of their closest loved ones. The wedding ceremony took place over dinner at the gorgeous Avant Garden in Houston, Texas. Khanh Nguyen Photography captured every silly, intimate, and breathtaking moment the couple shared on their most special day.
Amanda and Mike
Avant Garden, Houston, Texas
Mikey and I decided at the beginning that we wanted our wedding to be a complete representation of us as a couple. That meant throwing tradition out of the window! Our decor was a vintage-bohemian mixture. We had vintage wedding day photos of our friends and family members, tea-stained lace table cloths and birdcages hanging from saris. My bridesmaids chose their white bohemian-style dresses and they really complimented my beaded wedding dress. I had a custom made headpiece and jewelry made using fabric and beads from my dress. They were beautiful!
Our wedding was all about connecting with the people we love. Mikey and I didn’t want our wedding just to be about the two of us… we wanted it to be about our two families and friends coming together! We even had tattoos of our faces as party favors. That way, we’d be with our guests all night long.
In addition to these gorgeous images by Khanh Nguyen, we’re lucky enough to have the vintage-esque wedding film created by Julie Christine to share with you as well!
Although it is incredibly hard to choose, my top favorite moment of the wedding was our pedi-cab ride from our venue to our hotel. As we weaved through the Houston skyscrapers, we were able to soak in the many beautiful moments that had just occurred.
The Couple Recommends:
When working with our photographer, Khanh Nguyen, he asked me what in particular I wanted captured at the wedding. I replied, “Us showing laughter and love.” In every picture, you can see that he captured laughter and love. I couldn’t tell you how special these photos are.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Khanh Nguyen Photography
Event Planning – Baker Blue
Venue – Avant Garden
Floral Design – Baker Blue
Cake – Fat Cat Creamery
Videography – Julie Christine
Invitations – Workhorse Printmakers
Hair Styling – Roots
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridal Accessories – Hila Designs
Favors – Wajiha Akhtar
A special thanks to Khanh Nguyen for sharing Amanda and Mike’s Avant Garden wedding with Junebug! For more vintage bohemian wedding inspiration, check out Annika and Sebastien’s sweet handmade wedding in Germany.