Jane met Andrew during his first week of training in her department at Four Seasons Dallas. Little did she know that after being transferred to Four Seasons Whistler they would still keep in touch. A year later after traveling back and forth to visit their mutual friends, they had their first date and the rest was history. Jane and Andrew decided that it was only appropriate, as former Four Seasons employees, to celebrate their wedding at Four Seasons Hotel Houston. “We wanted a simple yet polished design. We decorated the ballroom with soft pink, silver, gold and pops of orange to blend in with the chandeliers,” says Jane. After the reception, guests met at the pool to continue celebrating with drinks, late-night snacks, adult snow cones and a DJ from LG Entertainment that kept everyone dancing until 2 a.m. Sounds like quite the party, huh? Just wait ‘til you see the photos by DC Stanley Photography. Congratulations and best wishes to the newlyweds!
Photos: DC Stanley Photography ~ Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Houston ~ Wedding Consultant: Kat Creech Events ~ Wedding Gown: Rivini from Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Flowers & Decor: Darryl & Co. ~ Baker: Who Made The Cake! ~ Lighting: Bright Star Productions ~ Music & Entertainment: LG Entertainment ~ Registry: Bering’s ; Kuhl-Linscomb
Lindsey and her groom David wanted a rustic, yet elegant outdoor wedding that combined their Texan roots and laid-back style. “I wanted candles and flowers, and lots of them,” says Lindsey. “I wanted a night that not only represented and honored David and I, but our families and friends as well,” she adds. Soft lighting, wooden accents, hints of burlap and a soft color palette made Lindsey and David’s vision of a night underneath-the-stars come to life. We fell in love with their wedding and are sure you will, too. Thanks Akil Bennett for the beautiful photos and congrats to the newlyweds!
Photos: Akil Bennett Photography ~ Venue: The Orchard at Caney Creek ~ Rings & Jewelry: Zadok Jewelers ~ Lighting: Bright Star Productions ~ Registry: Bering’s
When Brittney first met Taylor through a mutual friend while they were both attending Texas A&M, she wasn’t so sure about dating the “old” guy. Six months later, that changed. Brittney decided to text Taylor to see how he was doing and the rest was history. Taylor planned the perfect proposal in Paris that completely swept Brittney off of her feet. “We stayed in a quaint little hotel near the Eiffel Tower and he told me that we were doing an 8 AM Eiffel Tower tour but he wanted me to look nice so we could take some pictures beforehand. At 7 AM, we stood in Trocadero Square where the Eiffel tower sits beautifully in the background attempting to take selfies. A photographer walked by offering to take pictures of us and it turns out, Taylor had been talking to this photographer and coordinated this whole plan. I had no idea. The photographer’s line was “the lighting is perfect now” and that is when Taylor got on his knee and asked me to marry him.” Looks like dating an “older” guy isn’t so bad after all, huh. It was only appropriate for the pair to plan their Houston wedding around the Texas A&M color palette of maroon, gray and white, which complemented their gorgeous wedding venue, The Corinthian, perfectly. Just wait until you see the beautiful photos from their wedding, thanks to J. Cogliandro Photography. You’ll be swooning for sure. Congrats Brittney and Taylor, we wish you a lifetime of happiness!
Photos: J. Cogliandro Photography ~ Venue: The Corinthian ~ Caterer: Jackson and Company ~ Bridal Gown: Alvina Valenta from Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Wedding Shoes: Rene Caovilla ~ Bridesmaids Dresses: Brickhouse Bridal ~ Rings & Jewelry: Donoho’s Jewellers
Ladies, I think we can all agree that we all have impulse buying problems…especially when it comes to wedding registry. Our editors narrowed it down to the classic, yet trendy items of the season that you’re gonna want to add to your wish list. Happy shopping, lovelies!
1. Jung Lee NY Gold Edge Pedestal ~ Jung Lee NY 2. Jung Lee NY Extra Large White Tray with Leather Handles ~ Jung Lee NY 3. L’Objet Limoges Porcelain White Swan Salt Cellar ~ Shoptiques 4. L’Objet Blossom Bowl ~ Gracious Home 5. Royal Doulton 1930 Polka Rose Mug ~ Casa 6. 1960 Golden Rose Mug ~ Casa 7. Jung Lee NY Gold Cake Server ~ Jung Lee NY 8. Sweet Entertaining Dessert Stand ~ Mod Cloth 9. Christofle Albi Silver Serving Tray ~ Christofle 10. Pink Baroque Dinnerware Service ~ Horchow 11. Studio B Floral Country Bowl ~ Pure Home 12. Williams-Sonoma Soho Rectangular Pedestal Tray ~ Williams-Sonoma
Whether your style is traditional, ornate, or chic and modern, we’ve got you covered with the hottest 2015 wedding cake trends from our favorite national and local Houston bakers. Trust us, that sweet tooth of yours will be satisfied.
1. Who Made the Cake! ~ Photo: Nhan Photography ~ 2. Sweet and Savory Shop ~ Photo: Jose Villa ~ 3. Beyond Buttercream ~ Photo: Jennifer Bratko ~ 4. Supreme Kakes & More ~ 5. Cakes by Krishanthi ~ Photo: Nicola & Glen ~ 6. Gigi’s Cupcakes ~ Photo: Binford Creative Photography ~ 7. Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Photo: Larry Fagala ~ 8. Who Made the Cake! ~ Photo: Nhan Photography ~ 9. Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Photo: Nhan Photography ~ 10. Who Made the Cake! ~ Photo: Nhan Photography ~ 11. Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Photo: Larry Fagala ~ 12. Hannah Joy’s Cakes
Spring 2016 Bridal Market was by far one of our favorites. Designers had us on our toes with an array of sexy, sheer silhouettes, flirty florals and dramatic, glamorous gowns. Our editors narrowed it down to their top ten favorite looks straight from the runway. Which look is your favorite?
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1. Jenny Packham 2. Jenny Packham 3. Hayley Paige 4. Blush by Hayley Paige 5. Maggie Sottero 6. Romona Keveza 7. Reem Acra 8. Monique Lhuillier 9. Alon Livne 10. Berta Bridal
WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON Spring 2015 | Real Wedding Feature
Julie & Justin ~ April 25, 2014
While European-themed Chateau Polonez was the site of their spring wedding, it was the allure of the islands that served as inspiration for Julie and Justin’s memorable celebration. The couple, who became engaged in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, and would eventually honeymoon in French Polynesia, infused their special day with “beachy” elements, from a blue-and-coral palette to sand-rock-and-starfish candle displays, to guest tables named for famed island destinations. Did the newlyweds sail off into the sunset? Not exactly. But after hours of dancing and dining with those they loved most, they did drive off in a 1965 Rolls-Royce the groom had always coveted. “We had such a wonderful time,” the bride says, “and were so thankful to have our family and loved ones there.”
Photos: Akil Bennett Photography ~ Wedding Dress: Brickhouse Bridal ~ M.O.B. Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Venue: Chateau Polonez ~ Officiant: Minister Lynn Turner from Weddings Performed ~ Honeymoon: Tahiti & Moorea
Our recent Facebook post on one bride’s baby’s breath bridesmaids’ bouquets got lots of y’all talking—some loved ’em, some…not so much. One commenter suggested carnations instead, if budget was an issue. Which got us thinking: There are so many options for bridesmaids bouquets that are both budget-friendly and beautiful. The key is sticking with one or two simple, striking flower types, and taking a monochromatic approach (a pop of accent color is fine). Check out some of our favorites right here, and make sure to Pin to your wedding inspiration board or share with your florist.
1. Antique Carnations Bridesmaid Bouquet ~ Photo: Branco Prata 2. Baby’s Breath & Eucalyptus Bridesmaid Bouquet ~ Photo: Allison Stahl 3. Blue Hydrangea Bridesmaid Bouquet ~ Photo: Hales Studio 4. Dinner Plate Dahlia Bridesmaid Bouquet ~ Photo via Happy Wed 5. Garden Rose Herb Bridesmaid Bouquet ~ Photo: Michelle Warren Photography 6. Gerbera Bridesmaid Bouquet ~ Photo: Boro Creative Visions 7. Pink Rose & Baby’s Breath Rustic Bridesmaid Bouquet ~ Photo: Live View Studios 8. Sunflower & Daisy Bridesmaid Bouquet ~ Photo: Emmaline Bride
WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON Spring 2015 | Real Wedding Feature
Holly & Elliot ~ September 1, 2013
Though they attended the same Fort Bend high school, Holly and Elliott didn’t actually meet until years later at a birthday party. “I saw Elliott playing giant Jenga, and instantly his smile drew me in,” Holly recounts. There were smiles all around when Elliott surprised Holly with his proposal in front of more than 20 family members and close friends at a Thanksgiving dinner the couple hosted at their home. And more smiles still when 180 guests gathered for the couple’s sunset wedding at Katy’s Agave Road, where, after a night of celebration, the newlyweds snuck outside for a last dance to Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon.”
Photos: FireHeart Photography ~ Venue: Agave Road ~ Linens: Linens by Lisa ~ Honeymoon Costa Rica