Elegant Wedding at Boxwood Manor Houston Tx

The bride and groom smile while holding up their ring fingers to show off their wedding rings

After meeting them back in 2019 when I shot their Christmas mini session (and when their daughter was only six months old!), I was so excited when Shukia and Stephan asked me to capture their wedding day two years later! Their wedding at Boxwood Manor Houston Tx was full of amazing moments. As this was Stephan’s first time seeing his family post-Covid and his family’s first time seeing their cute baby boy, it wasn’t only a wedding day, but a big family reunion too!

Shukia and Stephan are both super sweet and laid back and their wedding day reflected just that. The day started with Shukia getting ready with her girls while they enjoyed some cocktails and music. Meanwhile, Stephan and the guys played mini golf. And there were no worries about wedding day nerves. Shukia and Stephan were both relaxed but also thrilled about the big moment where they were going to say “I do!”

Entrance view of The Chapel at Boxwood Manor Houston Tx

Where Southern Chic Meets Luxury at Boxwood Manor

The vibe at Boxwood Manor was lovely! This luxury venue includes various settings to utilize on your wedding day such as the wedding cottages, which Shukia and Stephan both used while getting ready. Their first look and their ceremony both took place at The Chapel which has wide windows spread all around the walls to make for the best lighting. The first look was a beautiful moment to capture and Stephan’s reaction was just priceless!

Elegant is the perfect word to describe the ceremony. Live music was playing from the upstairs lounge and Shukia’s grand entrance was amazing! The reception took place at The Manor which had the most gorgeous decorations and tablescapes.

Bride and groom laugh during their cultural tradition money spray dance

Cultural Traditions on Your Wedding Day

When it comes to including cultural traditions on your wedding day, I’ll be there to capture all the fun while celebrating your big day with you! At Shukia and Stephan’s reception, they danced their way into the Manor and continued on the front floor. As the night went on, everyone came together for the Nigerian money spray dance. This cultural tradition symbolizes showering newlyweds with good fortune and happiness!

If you wish to include any of your own cultural traditions on your wedding day, don’t hesitate to give them a dedicated time on your wedding timeline, however big or small you think it may seem. Cultural wedding traditions are very special and I’m always so happy to capture them.

Houston Wedding Photographer | Brittany Emanuel Photography

See more of Shukia and Stephan’s elegant wedding day at Boxwood Manor Houston Tx!


Venue Boxwood Manor
Hair: Alex Jean
Makeup: Moka Beaute
Catering: Churraascos
DJ: DJ Norre Events
Florist: Always Floral
Cake: Cakes by Gina
Dress: Brick House Bridal

Boxwood Manor Houston Tx the Chapel exterior
Boxwood Manor Houston Tx the Chapel interior
Bride smiles while her dress is getting zipped up for her
Groom flatlay featuring shoes, a watch, cologne and a bowtie
Groom flatay featuring a watch and cologne
Groom faces window while bride is behind him
Bride and groom smile at their first look
Bride and groom kiss at alter
Bride and groom hold hands while walking down the steps. The bride holds her bouquet while the groom shows off his ring finger
Bride and groom smile while running under wedding party tunnel
Bride and groom smile while running under wedding party tunnel
Bride and 5 bridesmaids portrait
Bride and 5 bridesmaids smile while holding their bouquets in the air
Groom and groomsmen stand for portraits
Bride and groom dip kiss on the lawn
Tablescapes with pink and cream florals along the middle of the table at Boxwood Manor Houston Tx
Boxwood Manor Houston Tx view of the reception hall at The Manor
Bride and groom hold hands while dancing into the wedding reception
Bride and groom share a dip kiss
Bride and groom link arms and take a sip of drinks
Woman holding cash cannon for Nigerian money spray
Bride and groom dance at the wedding reception
Bride and groom kiss while the wedding party hold sway confetti streamers
Bride and groom kiss by the white getaway car

Ready to Book Your Houston Wedding?

Booking your wedding in Houston? I’m honored to be able to capture all the beautiful wedding day moments and I would love to do the same for your big day! Inquire with me via my contact form and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!

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