July 27th, 2015
{Moffitt Oaks Summer Open House, Sunday, Aug. 2}
 

Moffitt Oaks Summer Open House, Sunday, Aug. 2

Photo: Leah Brewer Photography

Listen up to-be-weds: There’s a little slice of Heaven in Tomball, and it goes by the name of Moffitt Oaks. Private, serene, relaxed, refined—this Hill Country jewel truly is where rustic meets elegant. It’s no surprise this full-service wedding venue, located just 40 minutes outside of downtown Houston, is a 2014 AND 2015 Weddings in Houston Couples’ Favorite winner!

Come out and see for yourself why so many couples are so smitten, when Moffitt Oaks hosts its sensational Summer Open House this Sunday, Aug. 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. Check out ceremony sites like the romantic Lakeside, where sparkling waters offer a delightful backdrop to deeply felt “I do’s.” Visit the 250-capacity Ballroom, featuring wrought-iron doors, Swarovski chandeliers and a saloon-style bar with incomparable Texas charm. Meet with local vendors, chat with Moffitt Oaks staff, and basically have a lovely ol’ time while you plan the wedding of your dreams. RSVP today!

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July 20th, 2015
{Claire Pettibone Romantique at Brickhouse Bridal 7/31-8/1}
 

Claire Pettibone Romantique at Brickhouse Bridal 7/31-8/1

Photos: Claire Pettibone

You’re going to want to let your hair down for this one, honey: Brickhouse Bridal is bringing the gorgeous Claire Pettibone Romantique collection to the Houston area, with an exclusive debut trunk show next weekend! Flowing silhouettes, feminine off-the-shoulder sleeves, delicate lace and intricate back details—these are the style hallmarks of this bohemian-elegant bridal collection, designed, Pettibone says, for “the type of bride who prefers turquoise to diamonds, wildflowers to roses.”

That’s not to say you can’t rock a few sparkling rocks with your diaphanous Romantique wedding dress (this is Houston, after all!). Come, experience, see for yourself how you can personalize your ethereal and lovely, made-in-California Claire Pettibone Romantique gown with your own signature style—whether it’s a flower crown and ballet flats, or a shimmering sash and vintage pumps. Did we mention that these beauties are under $3,000, and feature fine crepe and chiffon, Chantilly lace, delicate embroidery and other exceptionally high-quality fabrics and embellishments?

Appointments for this trunk show are a must; call 281.681.3430 to make yours today. Brickhouse Bridal’s wonderfully gracious and knowledgeable consultants are waiting to welcome you…and guide you to the Romantique dress of your dreams!

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July 20th, 2015
{Texas Renaissance Festival Wedding Tour 8/1}
 

Texas Renaissance Festival Wedding Tour 8/1

Photos courtesy of Texas Renaissance Festival

Dreaming of a unique, unforgettable fairytale wedding? The Texas Renaissance Festival gives new meaning to storybook romance. Heralding trumpets, flower garlands, a bridal sword arch and carriage processional, feasting and dancing in 16th-century style, and actual fairies—all of these can be part of your nuptial festivities when you say your “I do’s” at the nation’s largest and most celebrated Renaissance Festival.

Want to find out more (and we strongly suggest that you do—seriously, gals, Ren Fest has to be seen to be properly appreciated)? RSVP here or call 800.458.3435 to visit the Texas Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 1, for an exclusive tour of the festival’s five fabulous garden wedding venues and private reception areas. Learn from Texas Renaissance Festival wedding pros about how you can wed like royalty, in a faraway time and place (located, conveniently, a mere 50 miles northwest of Houston).

Huzzah!

 

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July 17th, 2015
{Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos}
 

It’s true, everything is bigger in Texas- especially weddings. Just ask Houston bride Bella and her hubby about their 1,400-guest reception. The couple had a true Texas spring wedding with blooming orchids, an outdoor reception, and a 16-layer cake! Guests enjoyed the perfect weather and some good ‘ol Southern food: roasted beef, pico, beans and freshly squeezed Lemonade (mmm). Oh and did we mention how stunning Bella looked in her full-sleeve, chic lace bridal gown from Parvani Vida? Thanks Civic Photos for capturing all of the sweet deets from Bella and Irvin’s wedding, we’re in love! Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos
Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos

Photos: Civic Photos ~ Bridal Gown: Parvani Vida Bridal & Formal ~ Makeup & Hair: Thalio Beckham

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July 16th, 2015
{Peach, Green & Gray Rustic Wedding}
 

Amy and Elliot met at a July 4th barbecue, instantly hit it off and the rest was history. The pair traveled to a private beach in Mexico to celebrate their one-year anniversary. Little did she know that he had planned the sweetest proposal on the last day of their romantic getaway. Needless to say, Amy said “yes”, and started planning their Spring wedding. Amy and Elliot envisioned an upscale-rustic wedding with personal touches. Lanterns, beautiful flowers by HEB Blooms, tea lights, and a seating chart (built by Amy’s brother and bridesmaid) were just a few of the simple details that brought their vision of an elegant, yet rustic wedding come to life. Check out all of the sweet deets from their wedding below. Congrats and well wishes to the newlyweds!

Peach, Green & Gray Rustic Wedding
Peach, Green & Gray Rustic Wedding
Peach, Green & Gray Rustic Wedding
Peach, Green & Gray Rustic Wedding
Peach, Green & Gray Rustic Wedding
Peach, Green & Gray Rustic Wedding
Peach, Green & Gray Rustic Wedding
Peach, Green & Gray Rustic Wedding
Peach, Green & Gray Rustic Wedding
Peach, Green & Gray Rustic Wedding
Peach, Green & Gray Rustic Wedding
Peach, Green & Gray Rustic Wedding
Peach, Green & Gray Rustic Wedding
Peach, Green & Gray Rustic Wedding
Peach, Green & Gray Rustic Wedding

Photos: Nicole Chatham Photography ~ Venue: Pine Lake Ranch ~ Flowers: HEB Blooms ~ Wedding Dress: Houston Bridal Gallery

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July 16th, 2015
{Bridal Jewelry: Go For The Gold}
 

Warm, glowing, durable, classic–that’s gold, darling. And it is by FAR the hottest metal in the bridal-style universe. Oh–and just because gold is an essential part of wedding tradition the entire world over, doesn’t mean YOUR gold accessories need to be, well…traditional. Check out our favorite gold bridal accessory finds to see exactly what we mean!

Bridal Jewelry: Go For The Gold
Bridal Jewelry: Go For The Gold

1. Karen Karch ‘Love Lock’ Bracelet: Karen Karch 2. Mizuki Diamond & Pearl Earrings: Neiman Marcus 3. Tacori ‘Promise’ Bangle: Zadok Jewelers 4. H. Weiss Filigree & Diamond Cuff: Peran & Scannell Jewelers 5. Efva Attling ‘Wide & Stars’ Ring: Efva Attling 6. Jorge Adeler Gold & Fractured-Citrine Earrings: Jorge Adeler

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July 13th, 2015
{Agave Estates Summer Open House, Thurs. July 23}
 

Agave Estates Summer Open House July 23

Photo: Akil Bennett Photography

And now there are…three! With the debut of Agave Rio, the beautiful Katy-area enclave known as Agave Estates becomes a trio of tranquil, elegant, utterly romantic wedding venues—one that is perfect for…YOU.

See these gorgeous sites in all their natural splendor—and be transported to the serenity and graciousness of “Old Mexico”—when Agave Estates welcomes to-be-wed couples and their families for an evening of fine food, drink and wedding-planning, Thursday, July 23 from 6-9 pm.

This is your chance to experience the stonework plazas, shimmering pools, twinkle-lit passages and palm-accented rooms of Agave Estates, as you visualize the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

RSVP NOW for this all-access evening of fun and inspiration, Agave-Estates-style…or visit Agave Estates for more details!

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July 6th, 2015
{Ashton Gardens Celebrates 10 Years AND a New Wedding Venue!}
 

Ashton Gardens Celebrates 10 Years AND a New Wedding Venue!

Photos: Enmuse Photography

A secluded forest. A glass-enclosed chapel looking out upon lush greenery. A storybook landscape of intimate courtyards, murmuring fountains and trellised paths. An elegant ballroom, where floor-to-ceiling windows frame a backdrop of natural beauty, and twinkling chandeliers set the mood for celebration.

If this sounds like your idea of the perfect Houston wedding venue, then let us introduce you to perfection: Ashton Gardens. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Houston’s romantic retreat offers an all-in-one wedding experience. Prepare for your wedding in your private bridal suite, make your way down the aisle to the sound of live vocalists perched in the chapel loft, join your guests for gourmet dining and lively dancing in the candlelit ballroom, adjourn to a tented courtyard (optional) for late-night lounging—Ashton Gardens offers all this and more.

And speaking of more: This summer Ashton Gardens debuts a second site—Ashton Gardens West Houston, where you’ll find all the signature features of Ashton Gardens, in a picturesque Katy-area location.

North or West, ceremony and reception or your choice of either, intimate and cozy or grand and glamorous, in-house decor or custom design: Ashton Gardens is the site you’ve been searching for. See it in person, and start planning the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Call today to schedule your tour!

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June 30th, 2015
{Black, White & Blue Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by Ever & Anon Photography}
 

Michael planned the sweetest proposal for his high school sweetheart Sarah. “After dinner, Michael told me to put a blindfold on. He took me to several places around Kingwood where we had special memories: our first kiss, where he first told me he loved me, and our old high school meet-up spot. At each stop, Michael gave me a rose and proceeded to tell me a reason why he loved me at every spot. The final stop was at the golf course where Michael and I had our first date. When I took off the blindfold, he was down on one knee with rose petals scattered around him and a bottle of champagne. After I said “yes”, Michael had gathered both of our families to celebrate,” says bride Sarah. A sweet proposal story like this deserves an even sweeter wedding. Just take a look at the fabulous pictures by Ever & Anon Photography. We can guarantee you’ll be swooning. Best wishes and congrats to the newlyweds!

Black, White & Blue Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by Ever & Anon Photography
Black, White & Blue Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by Ever & Anon Photography
Black, White & Blue Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by Ever & Anon Photography
Black, White & Blue Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by Ever & Anon Photography
Black, White & Blue Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by Ever & Anon Photography
Black, White & Blue Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by Ever & Anon Photography
Black, White & Blue Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by Ever & Anon Photography
Black, White & Blue Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by Ever & Anon Photography
Black, White & Blue Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by Ever & Anon Photography
Black, White & Blue Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by Ever & Anon Photography
Black, White & Blue Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by Ever & Anon Photography
Black, White & Blue Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by Ever & Anon Photography

Photography: Ever & Anon Photography ~ Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Rice ~ Caterer: Sambuca Catering ~ Wedding Dress: Brickhouse Bridal ~ Gown Alterations: MW Couture ~ Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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June 25th, 2015
{Pink, Black & Gold Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography}
 

When Kelsie and Michael were planning their Houston wedding, two words came to mind: classy and fabulous. Their choice of venue? Hotel ZaZa, of course. The Arts District property’s sophistication perfectly meshed with their color palette of black, pink and gold. “I wanted a fun wedding that guests would talk about for years to come,” the bride says. The couple and their guests enjoyed a fun-filled evening of dining and dancing–accompanied by neon sunglasses and glow sticks. The night ended with a BOOM (literally)–when a cannon showered guests with celebratory confetti. Sounds like a blast, right? Check out the lovely photos by D. Jones Photography below. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography
Pink, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography

Photography: D. Jones Photography ~ Venue: Hotel ZaZa ~ Wedding Gown: Kenneth Pool ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections

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