December 20th, 2014
{Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography}
 

Vintage candleabras, lanterns, lace overlays, vintage vases, and a soft color palette of blush, mint, cream and lush greens are what defined Anna and George’s dreamy, vintage wedding. If you think the décor sounds to die for, wait ‘til you hear about the delish menu! The guests indulged in pistachio-crusted Redfish and New York strip au jus with horseradish cream (mmm) from Café Natalie. We hope you enjoy the beautiful photos from Anna and George’s wedding as much as we do. Thanks Kreative Angle Photography and congrats to the newlyweds!

Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography
Blush, Mint & Cream Vintage Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography

Photos: Kreative Angle Photography ~ Wedding Dress Designer: Enzoani ~ Wedding Gown Salon & Alterations: Parvani Vida ~ Mother of the Bride Dress: Ralph Lauren ~ Caterer: Cafe Natalie ~ Music, Entertainment & Lighting: DJ Dave Productions

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December 19th, 2014
{Tops Malibu Heart Sparkler Wands}
 

Photo: Tops Malibu

Don’t bore your guests with a wedding favor that they’ll either toss or store for years without using. Surprise your guests with a wedding favor that both adults and children enjoy! Wedding sparklers have become so popular with our Houston brides and here’s why: you can start off by using them as cake & dessert toppers and use it later to make your grand exit even more glamorous. Sparklers can turn a classic first kiss or first dance into a magical moment on your wedding and make the photos even more memorable!

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December 17th, 2014
{Red, Black and Gold Winter Wedding at the Magnolia Hotel by DC Stanley Photography}
 

How’s THIS for a proposal story? “It was a night of reliving ‘firsts’—a Rockets game (our first official meeting), dinner at Vic & Anthony’s (our first official date), drinks at Hotel Zaza…,” says bride Brie Anna. “On a balcony overlooking the Museum District, he surprised me with a hand-drawn charcoal portrait of the two of us. The entire portrait was black and white, EXCEPT for a canary-yellow diamond engagement ring placed on my ring finger within the picture. My eyes were instantly drawn to the yellow image and I turned to find Craig down on one knee!” The couple’s December wedding, with its Catholic church ceremony and “lounge-feel” Magnolia Hotel reception—“NO traditional seating—cocktail-style vignettes and comfortable couches,” the bride recounts—captured the festiveness of the season, as did the surprise “flash mob” organized for the groom! Congratulations to the happy couple, and thanks to DC Stanley Photography for the fantastic photos of the fabulous winter wedding.

Photos: DC Stanley Photography ~ Reception Venue: Magnolia Hotel ~ Cake: Supreme Kakes & More ~ Registry: Macy’s

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December 10th, 2014
{A Memorable Event Hosts Two Top Wedding Celebs}
 

Earlier this week, hot Houston decor, floral and fine-event-rentals outfit A Memorable Event hosted celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss and famed international floral designer Jeff Leatham, along with a selection of Houston’s top event professionals and media…and WHAT a memorable event it was. We were thrilled to attend this lovely luncheon and design showcase (yup, that’s a picture of our very own Radhika Day, founder and publisher of Weddings in Houston, cozied up to the brilliant Jeff Leatham). And, after all, who wouldn’t be? Both Weiss (wedding planner to stars including Adam Sandler, Eva Longoria, Jessica Simpson and MANY more) and Leatham (artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris and author of “Jeff Leatham: Visionary Art and Floral Design,” among other gorgeous flower-focused books) spoke extensively about their lives, work and approaches to event design. And WE ate it up. Along with lots of yumminess from the talented catering crew at the Westin Galleria, host hotel for this fabulous event. As for the floral and tabletop displays? WOW. Just…WOW. Thanks so much to the wonderful staff of A Memorable Event for a fantastic day of inspiration, elegance and knowledge!

Mindy Weiss Photo Courtesy of JLG Photo; Jeff Leatham Photo Courtesy of Cedrik Mikael Mirande

 

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December 8th, 2014
{A Wedding Castle Unlike Any Other: Chateau Cocomar}
 

top Houston wedding venues

Photos (clockwise from top left): J. Cogliandro, J. Cogliandro, Jonathan Ivy, J. Cogliandro

From the moment it first opened its magnificent doors two years ago, Chateau Cocomar captivated brides, grooms, and, yes, us here at Weddings at Houston, with its romantic setting and regal elegance. The dramatic turrets and arches, the bubbling fountains and velvety lawns, the twinkling chandeliers, the acres of gleaming marble and intimate oak-paneled enclaves, the spectacular French and Italian antiques everywhere you looked—we were hooked. And the magic continues.

Along with the fairytale splendor Chateau Cocomar exudes, this Champions-area castle is a dream-come-true for busy Houston brides. Whether you’re looking for month-of coordination, or full-service flowers-to-food-to-royal-farewell planning and design, Chateau Cocomar has you covered.

With features like this, it’s no wonder Chateau Cocomar is among Houston’s most coveted wedding venues (and books up months, even years, in advance). Make your appointment today to view this one-of-a-kind location, and secure your storybook wedding—the one you’ve dreamed of, the one, like true love, you’d always known was out there, waiting for you to find it.

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December 4th, 2014
{Herend China Wins Bridal Fans at Bering’s}
 

Photos: Robert Torres Photography ~ Herend Dinnerware & Figurines: Bering’s ~ Herend Artist: Marianna Steigervald

We recently had the pleasure of attending the fabulous Herend Artist Event at Bering’s and let’s just say that we are in awe of the impeccable craftsmanship of each collection. Every single piece is handmade AND hand-painted to perfection. Best part? We were able to watch Herend artist Marianna Steigervald in action and ask her a few questions to get the inside scoop on this extraordinary maker of fine–and registry-fabulous–china, available, of course, at Bering’s!

Houston Wedding Blog: What are the origins of Herend?

Marianna Steigervald: There is a lot of history involved with Herend. The first collection was made in the mid-1800s. There was a collection made especially for Queen Victoria, a pattern that is still made today. It is one of our most popular designs sold to date.

HWB: Wow, that is amazing! Which is your personal favorite collection?

MS: My personal favorite is the Miramar collection, which uses an Oriental-inspired pattern. I have always been inspired by Oriental designs because they are so beautiful.

HWB: Which heirloom collections are most popular with brides?

MS: The two most popular collections are ‘Royal Garden’ and ‘Queen Victoria.’ Brides are able to custom design their Herend dinnerware or figurines to their liking.

HWB: What price range can brides expect while shopping from Herend?

MS: Dinnerware sets usually begin from about $300 and can go up to $600 or more depending on the detail of the designs.

HWB: Thanks so much, Marianna!

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December 2nd, 2014
{Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos}
 

If you fell helplessly in love with this ridiculously gorgeous couple’s retro-chic engagement shoot by Civic Photos, just wait until you see their wedding! Houston bride Kristy and her groom Desmond wanted to give their guests a glimpse of what it would be like to attend a romantic wedding in a French chateau and, “Chateau Polonez provided the perfect ambiance,” she says. Kristy looked like a dream in a stunning fit-and-flare lace gown with a Swarovski beaded belt from Winnie Couture and show-stopping Christian Louboutin sheer, sparkling pumps. And dashing Desmond more than held his own. Looking for winter wedding inspiration?  Take a cue from Kristy and Desmond’s creamy ivory, white and deep red palette–a perfect color combo for cold-season festivities. Big thanks to fine photographers Saul Munoz and Barett Henry of Civic Photos, and our most sincere congrats to Kristy and Desmond, we wish you two the best!

Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos

Photos: Civic Photos ~ Wedding Venue: Chateau Polonez ~ Wedding Gown: Winnie Couture ~ Bridal Accessories: David’s Bridal ~ Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin ~ MOB & Bridesmaid Dresses Designer: Jim Hjelm ~ Photo Booth: Civic Photos

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November 25th, 2014
{Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel}
 

After a slew of online dating disappointments, Imly decided to give it one more shot and emailed Jesse on Match.com. And boy, is she glad she did. Jesse declared his love for Imly on one knee at the top of a mountain during a snowboarding trip in Keystone, Colo., and the rest was history. The pair wanted their downtown Houston rooftop wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel to be fun and as relaxing as possible for their guests–but still super stylish and chic.  Their palette of ivory, fuchsia, blush pink and navy carried through the cake, decor, flowers and wedding party attire–even the bride’s style: Imly went from a drop-waist ivory dress for the ceremony, to a blush-pink sweetheart-neck gown for the reception, to a flirty, short lace dress for the after-party. We could go on and on about Imly and Jesse’s wedding, but we want YOU to see it for yourself. Check out the pics for all the sweet deets.  Congrats and well wishes to the newlyweds!

Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel

Photos: Dream Photo & Video ~ Rehearsal Dinner: Sambuca Restaurant ~ Ceremony & Reception Venue: Veranda by *17 at The Sam Houston Hotel ~ Wedding Gown Designer: Vera Wang White ~ Wedding Gown Salon: David’s Bridal

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November 21st, 2014
{Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding}
 

Randall knew that the key to Astra’s heart was good food…though a pretty ring couldn’t hurt. After his sweet dinner proposal, the two lovebirds planned for an intimate wedding with 50 of their nearest and dearest. Perfectly personal details like DIY centerpieces, feminine touches of lace, splashes of pink, Mom’s precious pearls and some good ‘ol BBQ, reflected Astra’s laid-back, relaxed personality. And y’all know how we feel about cowboy boots on the b’maids. Congratulations, you two–wishing you a lifetime of love!

Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding

Photos: Rachel Marie Photography ~ Flowers & Invitations: DIY ~ Wedding Gown: Macy’s

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November 20th, 2014
{Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Ashelynn Manor by A Lifetime of Memories Photography}
 

It was one of those hot summer days in Lake Conroe when Megan and Joey first met, though it wasn’t until two years later when their paths crossed again. They’ve been inseparable ever since. Joey planned a sweet surprise proposal during their romantic vacation in Aruba while taking a stroll on the beach. “It was utterly romantic and a moment that I will never forget,” says bride Megan.  The pair celebrated their wedding with 250 of their nearest and dearest at picturesque  Ashelynn Manor, bringing in splashes of hot pink and chic black accents, to give the entire affair a glamorous edge. “I couldn’t imagine my dream wedding being anymore perfect than it was,” the bride says. “I married my best friend and can’t wait to see what our life journey has in store for us.” Thanks to A Lifetime of Memories Photography for the lovely photos and happiest wishes to the newlyweds!

Photos: A Lifetime of Memories Photography ~ Venue: Ashelynn Manor ~ Wedding Gown: Alfred Angelo ~ Wedding Accessories: AB Bling ~ MOB Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Catering & Photo Booth: Ashelynn Manor ~ Cocktails: Capitol Beverage Service

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