Telyssa and Jordan’s Houston Courthouse Elopement was a fun surprise for Jordan. They were suppose to get married in Punta Cana on this day but had to postpone to 2021 due to Covid-19. Jordan was absolutely bummed so Telyssa planned a surprise with us being there to photograph them eloping. Their photographer recommended us and we are so grateful, it was a joy getting to know these two.
These two met back in 6th grade when Jordan moved to Telyssa’s home town. They met in gym class and Telyssa knew she had to get to know this girl. The summer before starting 9th grade they became a couple in secret. They kept their relationship of nearly 17 years a secret up until 2018 when coming out to everyone in their lives. They told us while it’s incredible to finally live their love out loud, keeping their relationship a secret for so long created a stronger bond in their relationship. When things were challenging they only had each other to go to and find support and love. This experience taught them both to communicate effectively and lovingly while learning how to love selflessly and unconditionally.
Jordan loves surprises so her proposal was as surprise. Telyssa had her co-workers help keep Jordan out of the house as she got their house set up. There was a path of rose petals and candles leading to a giant heart made of petals. Christmas lights were wrapped around the banisters and fire place. More flowers, photos, and signs were places around their home expressing a happily ever after. With a curated playlist and a song that was instrumental with no distractions Telyssa used this to propose. The next moment was Jordan walking through the door immediately breaking down into tears. She walked up the path towards Telyssa as she expressed all the reasons why she wanted to marry her. They slow danced for awhile, hugged, and then Telyssa got down on one knee to propose. Jordan immediately said yes and they shared their favorite bottle of champagne.
The day of their Houston Courthouse Elopement Jordan had no idea we would be there. She saw us standing across the street with cameras and we love this reaction image first in this post. We photographed their courthouse elopement and then some portraits with their closest friends who traveled in to be there with them. Afterwards we went to a couple locations around Houston to photograph some portraits before they went to a nice brunch. We had them share their macaroons and have a first dance in front of a waterfall. It was an absolute pleasure getting to meet them and document this spectacular afternoon. We are so excited for them to celebrate their full wedding next year with all of their friends and family!
Florals: Power of Flowers
Macaroons: La Sicilia
Rings: Robbins Brothers and David Yurman