From high school acquaintances to college sweethearts, Jessica and Lukas hit it off at a fateful New Year’s Eve party, where the pair spent the whole evening talking beside a crackling campfire. Four years later, the two lovebirds graduated together from Texas A&M–and not long after, Lukas surprised Jessica by popping the question: “He decided to take me to the restaurant we went on our first big date,” recalls the bride. “I somehow was completely clueless to what was really happening.” Once they finished eating, Lukas got down on one knee and asked Jessica to be his wife… “Obviously, I said yes!” Afterwards, the couple met up with family and friends at the fabulous Hotel ZaZa to celebrate their newly-engaged status. According to Jessica, “the whole night was absolutely perfect.” Fast-forward to the pair’s summer wedding at The Parador, complete with an emotional ceremony (“we were both bawling”) and a romantic reception with an “eclectic feel” that was achieved with lots of candles, mercury glass and blush flower arrangements. Check out their GORGEOUS photos from Christa Elyce Photography below!
Photos: Christa Elyce Photography ~ Ceremony & Reception: The Parador ~ Bridal & Groom Suites: The Magnolia Hotel ~ Mother of the Bride Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Wedding Night Accommodations: Hotel ZaZa
Photo: Sculpting With Time Productions
Here at Weddings in Houston, we take pride in the quality work that our vendors produce on a regular basis—not only for brides and grooms, but for the community of Houston as a whole. We have seen firsthand the hard work and dedication it takes to grow a successful business, and it is the highlight of our week when one of our clients is recognized for their time, talent and effort. Which is why we couldn’t WAIT to announce the newest accomplishment of the international award-winning cinematography studio Sculpting With Time Productions. The talented husband-and-wife duo took home THREE Lone Star EMMYs for their outstanding achievement in directing, editing and filming a remarkable 7-minute piece on the unique experience of the University of Houston football team. We are beyond impressed, but not at ALL surprised! Congratulations, Alex and Whitney! You earned it!
Weddings, sports, historical documentaries—Sculpting With Time excels at it all. Check out their breathtaking highlight film for the Weddings in Houston-featured nuptials of Cameron and Bryar here, or watch the intro to the UH Football Experience here. More of their inspiring work can be found on their website.
Are you a gal who dreams of walking down the aisle in ultra-feminine lace, a romantic silhouette, or delicate draping? If you swoon over wedding gowns with intricate embroidery and illusion necklines, you might just be a Watters bride. And by that, we obviously mean a bride who has FABULOUS taste. Take it from us: one look at a stunning Watters gown, and the rest is history. So get excited, Houston brides-to-be, because our very own Mia Bridal Couture is hosting a Watters Brides Spring 2016 Trunk Show on November 27-28*, a special Thanksgiving weekend of exclusive trunk show offers and incentives! Why not take a break from all of the stressful Black Friday shopping and drop by this dreamy River Oaks salon for an afternoon of luxury and relaxation—plus the most impeccable service and attention to your every need—instead? Chances are, you’ll find your perfect Watters gown within minutes of stepping inside. Now, that is what we call love at first sight.
Call 713.622.2022 or request your appointment online!
*UPDATE (as of 11/18): Mia Bridal Couture will NOT be open on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, as previously stated. The Watters Trunk Show will instead begin on Black Friday, November 27 and run through Saturday, November 28 from 9:30-5:00 PM. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, brides-to-be, and make sure to skip that third serving of pumpkin pie if you plan to be trying on wedding gowns the next day!
It all started in 2010 when Kaitlyn and Nathan first met after the OU vs. Florida State football game. They immediately hit it off, started messaging each other on Facebook, went on their first date a week later and the rest is history. Four years later, Kaitlyn wed Nathan in a classic Monique Lhuillier gown holding a gorgeous peony and rose bouquet accented with her grandmother’s prayer book. The reception was exactly how she pictured it: simplicity with a hit of romantic elegance, thanks to AJ’s Urban Petals expertise. “It rained all day, but it made the atmosphere more romantic”, said Kaitlyn. Thanks MD Turner Photography for sharing the lovely photos with us and congrats to the newlyweds!
Photos: MD Turner Photography ~ Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier ~ Decor, Flowers & Rentals: AJ’s Urban Petals ~ Lighting, Music & Entertainment: Jonny Black Productions