JP’s father tells it best in the video – this couple may just have the sweetest “how we met” story I have heard! They first met in middle school in their basketball league, when JP was adamant about drafting Michelle as his third-round pick. Being a full head taller than him, his father who was coaching the team, agreed. Over the years up through high school and college, they were great friends and eventually started dating.

Michelle and JP wed at Balmorhea (Pronounced Bal-mor-ay) in November of 2014. Balmorhea is a secluded and peaceful wedding venue in the northwest part of Houston. The huge property boasts a beautiful lake, bridges, a reception venue, and a separate venue for the bridal party and groomsmen to get ready. Michelle and JP’s outdoor wedding took place under the iconic, beautiful oak trees as the sun set behind them by the lake.

The beloved couple spent the night surrounded in love with twenty—yes twenty!—people in their bridal party, JP’s dad serving as the officiant, and close friends playing the music for the ceremony. Friends and family celebrated together with an outdoor cocktail hour, followed by dinner, and even a surprise choreographed dance with JP and his mother. The full live band had guests dancing from the moment the floor opened until the final send off for the newly wedded couple.

Michelle and JP’s wedding will remain one of my favorites because of the evident love and joy their friends and family felt for them on this magical day.


Catering: Cafe Natalie

Florist: The Blooming Idea

Dress: Brickhouse Bridal

Photographer:Kelly Hornberger Photography