How to plan a light and airy wedding

August 14, 2019


The Venue

The wedding venue you select will ultimately determine the over all look of your wedding day. I learned this from my good friend Nelly from Artistry Abloom when we started collaborating on editorials together. She’s amazing!

light and airy wedding pictures by Leslie Margarita a houston wedding photographer

I would suggest choosing a space that has a lot of neutral colors but preferably all white if you want it to be suuuuper light and airy. Tour the venue and look at the bridal room. What do the walls look like? Is the room surrounded in dark wood? If so, that’s probably not the best choice. The same goes for the ceremony! Checkout the venues below! They are beautiful wedding venues in Texas and totally on my bucket list!!

The White Sparrow

The Prospect House

Venue 311

Trinity Farmhouse-The Springs

The Farmhouse Events

Chateau Cocomar

Sandlewood Manor

The Estates at Pecan Park

Gruene Estate

Ashton Gardens-West Houston

The Nest at Ruth Farms

David and Grey Farms

D’Vine Grace Vineyard

The Olana

Willow Creek

Lone Star Mansion

The Rosemary Barn

Walters Wedding Estates

The Emerson Venue

Firefly Gardens Venue

Five Oaks Farm

Knotting Hill Place

The Photographer

leslie margarita houston wedding photographer

Aaaaaand this is where I come in!! My style is light, airy, classy and inspired by traditional film. I am a natural light photographer which means that I rely on the sun 80% of the time to get that clean look that I love so much. Which leads me to the next point. The sun!


The Sun

bright glowy light and airy wedding portraits by Leslie Margarita a houston wedding photographer

So you want those dreamy bride and groom portraits with that beautiful glow in the sun right?! You will have to plan for it way ahead of time to shoot 1 to 2 hours before the sunset and it all starts with your ceremony time. I recommend:

Winter Ceremony 2:30pm-3:30pm

Spring Ceremony 3:30pm-4:30pm

Fall Ceremony 4:30pm-5:30pm

Summer Ceremony 5:30pm-6:30pm



The Color Palette

dusty blue and gold tablescape by leslie margarita a houston wedding photographer

My absolute favorite colors to photograph are light blue and blush. They are pretty, classy and never seem to go out of style. My recommendation would be to use light neutral colors for a very bright clean look. However, you can honestly do any color palette as long as your wedding venue and photographer have that cohesive light and airy-ness.


Hope these tips helped you!


Leslie Margarita


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