Small Town Proposal
by Laurette Veres
Set under a more-than-a-century-old Oak tree, the namesake of the Oak Tree Manor Bed and Breakfast in Spring, the Bridal Extravaganza Team enjoyed a carefree photo shoot featuring beautiful Bride-to-Be, Sidnie Dangel
Native Houstonian, Sidnie is planning a Spring 2018 wedding to her beloved fiancé, Blake Williams. The couple met in college at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor. Blake is a local, from a small town near the college and when they met, he really helped Sidnie warm up to small town life. When it came time to pop the question, Blake had a traditional proposal planned for his big city gal.
Late in April 2017, Blake was scheduled for his cap and gown senior photo session in Salado, Texas. He asked Sidnie to accompany him so they could squeeze in some couple shots. During the shoot, Blake casually asked the photographer to snap some shots of Sidnie alone. As she sat, beautifully posed, on a stone ledge next to a lively creek, Blake stepped in and took one knee. From his pocket, Blake took out several little slips of paper that Sidnie had given him on their first Valentine’s Day together. Each sweet note described something that she loved about him and their relationship and each one brought back a flood of memories. Through her tears, she saw his next offering, a wooden ring box. He asked the question and without hesitation, her answer was Yes. Luckily, the photographer was already handy to capture the spontaneity of their special moment. Sidnie thought she couldn’t be happier until, not long after she slipped the ring on her finger, both of their families appeared from over the hill to congratulate them and share in their joy.
This Billboard Bride photo shoot at Oak Tree Manor was designed to capture the essence of a small town bride, just on the outskirts of town. A team of carefully chosen experts were on-site to collaboratively style the shoot. Beauty stylist, Mayra from Simple Beauty Artistry in Houston, says brides are looking for whimsical hair, styled with braids and lots of body. She achieved this look on Sidnie using high-quality, braided hair extensions. Mayra styled her make-up to accent Sidnie’s bright blue eyes. The glamorous gown chosen for this shoot is a billowy ball gown, featuring three-dimensional floral lace appliqués, with an illusion neckline and cathedral-length train. Hand-picked from the Mori Lee Wedding Dress collection, this gown is available at Ventura’s Bridal Fashions. Floral artists, Belinda Lewis and Michelle Woodward, created two exquisitely crafted floral bouquets to be held by our beautiful Billboard Bride. The husband and wife team at ANA & IVAN Photography were also on hand to expertly capture Sidnie in all her glamour and glory.
Hair & Make-up:
Simple Beauty Artistry
B & M Floral Creations
Oak Tree Manor