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Elegant Pink Wedding by MD Turner Photography

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON FALL 2014 | REAL WEDDING FEATURE

Rachel and Jonathon ~ August 24, 2013

A perfect Valentine’s date—Galveston harbor tour, lovely lunch, Moody Gardens stroll—turned into an evening Rachel will never forget, when Jonathan surprised her with a candlelit marriage proposal at his Houston home. Six months later, the pair said their vows before 200 friends and family members at the same church where they’d first met at a singles’ bible-study class. A vintage Rolls-Royce—arranged by the bride’s father as a surprise for the newlyweds—conveyed the couple to their country-club reception, where they dined and danced the night away. “It was truly everything I could ever have dreamed of and more,” Rachel says. “Our wedding day and love story came right out of a fairytale.”

Elegant Pink Wedding by MD Turner Photography - Rachel and Jonathon
Elegant Pink Wedding by MD Turner Photography - Rachel and Jonathon
Elegant Pink Wedding by MD Turner Photography - Rachel and Jonathon
Elegant Pink Wedding by MD Turner Photography - Rachel and Jonathon
Elegant Pink Wedding by MD Turner Photography

Names: Rachel Cramer & Jonathan Colletti ~ Number of Guests: 200 ~ Wedding Theme: “classic and elegant” ~ What the bride will remember most: “having all of our loved ones with us to celebrate our marriage and love for one another was the best feeling in the world” ~ Wedding Dress: Eve of Milady from Weddings by Debbie ~ Photography & Videography: MD Turner Photography ~ Registry: Macy’s; Bering’s ~ Honeymoon: Bora Bora

Blush, Gold and Ivory 1920’s Inspired Wedding with Bonus Fake-Audition Proposal Story!

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Oooo, honey, you KNOW how much we love a good “proposal deception” story…and Ryan popping the question to Melissa is one of the best we’ve heard! “My sister, who is an aspiring actress, will often go on auditions and invite me (the bride) along with her. I always go along for support, so when she invited me to come along to an audition for an independent film, I did not hesitate. The audition was at Hotel Derek, there were signs welcoming those auditioning, sign-up sheets, and she was even assigned a number. I prayed with her in the lobby and all of the staff were rooting for her! She was super nervous so she asked if I could come back and actually watch her audition. When we were given the OK, I entered the room, and saw Ryan standing there all dressed up while I stood there confused. My sister was gone, it was only us and he got on one knee. There were candles and rose petals all around. It was perfect!” Ah, the old sibling’s-fake-film-audition ruse…gets ’em every time. Even cuter? “Our families were in another room watching it all happen on Skype.” Aww. The pair, who met four years ago while both working as nurses on the same Houston Medical Center unit and quickly became inseparable, tied the knot this past spring, with a breathtakingly beautiful 1920s-inspired wedding, decorated in fine vintage fashion by Houston fave Darryl & Co. We’re so grateful to this adorable pair for sharing their love with all of us, and all y’all…congratulations, Melissa and Ryan!

Blush, Pink, Gold, and Ivory 1920’s Inspired Wedding
Blush, Pink, Gold, and Ivory 1920’s Inspired Wedding
Blush, Pink, Gold, and Ivory 1920’s Inspired Wedding
Blush, Pink, Gold, and Ivory 1920’s Inspired Wedding
Blush, Pink, Gold, and Ivory 1920’s Inspired Wedding
Blush, Pink, Gold, and Ivory 1920’s Inspired Wedding
Blush, Pink, Gold, and Ivory 1920’s Inspired Wedding
Blush, Pink, Gold, and Ivory 1920’s Inspired Wedding
Blush, Pink, Gold, and Ivory 1920’s Inspired Wedding
Blush, Pink, Gold, and Ivory 1920’s Inspired Wedding
Blush, Pink, Gold, and Ivory 1920’s Inspired Wedding
Blush, Gold, and Ivory 1920’s Inspired Wedding
Blush, Gold, and Ivory 1920s Inspired Wedding
Blush, Gold, and Ivory 1920’s Inspired Wedding

Photos: Agape House Studio ~ Bridal Gown Designer: Pronovias ~  Bridal Gown Salon, Alterations & Accessories: Houston Bridal Gallery ~ Shoes: Badgley Mischka ~ Decor: Darryl & Co. ~ Invitations: Isabella Invitations ~ Transportation: Hotel ZaZa

Blush, White & Silver Wedding at Sam Houston Hotel by 1 Cinema Productions

Monday, August 11th, 2014

WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON FALL 2014 | REAL WEDDING FEATURE

Jessica and Andrew ~ November 15, 2013

“With a venue like this, it’s easy to do little and have a huge impact,” says bride Jessica of downtown Houston’s chic Sam Houston Hotel. “I wanted the wedding ceremony and reception to be soft, romantic and neutral, and my color palette”—a contemporary combo of gray, blush, white and silver—“reflects that.” You’d never know from viewing Jessica and Andrew’s wedding photos that the couple planned their wedding—with help of coordinator Sobi Qazi of Lion & Lamb Event Services—in just three weeks. But that wasn’t their biggest challenge. “The biggest challenge was having our guest count jump up by 70+ guests the week of the wedding,” Jessica says. “But it was an easy fix because I had the best vendors, who were able to work together and make it work.”

Blush, White & Silver Wedding at Sam Houston Hotel by1 Cinema Productions
Blush, White & Silver Wedding at Sam Houston Hotel by1 Cinema Productions
Blush, White & Silver Wedding at Sam Houston Hotel by1 Cinema Productions
Blush, White & Silver Wedding at Sam Houston Hotel by1 Cinema Productions

Names: Jessica Ochoa & Andrew Kelson ~ Number of Guests: 200 ~ Venue: Sam Houston Hotel ~ Flowers, Decor & Lighting: Keisha’s Kreations ~ Wedding Dress: Vera Wang from David’s Bridal ~ Consultant: Lion & Lamb Event Services ~ Photography & Videography: 1 Cinema Productions ~ Honeymoon: Anguilla

 

Pink, Cream & Gold Wedding at The Houstonian by J. Cogliandro Photography

Friday, August 8th, 2014

WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON FALL 2014 | REAL WEDDING FEATURE

Marla and Ryan ~ November 9, 2013

Decidedly unromantic memories of their first high-school encounters—Ryan stepping on Marla’s foot at the homecoming dance, awkward eye contact in the halls—eventually led to magnificent memories of the most extraordinary occasion of their lives. Dressed in a stunning Austin Scarlett gown and matching custom veil, Marla wed Ryan in a church ceremony, then joined guests for dining and dancing at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, in a romantic ballroom done up in dreamy shades of blush, pink, cream and gold. While the evening’s great music, late-night chicken and waffles, and flower-bedecked wedding cake all were highlights, “One of our favorite memories was sharing a dance with my grandparents, who have been married for 62 years and were also high-school sweethearts,” Marla says. “I don’t know if there was a dry eye in the room.”

Pink, Cream & Gold Wedding at the Houstonian by J. Cogliandro Photography
Pink, Cream & Gold Wedding at the Houstonian by J. Cogliandro Photography
Pink, Cream & Gold Wedding at the Houstonian by J. Cogliandro Photography
Pink, Cream & Gold Wedding at the Houstonian by J. Cogliandro Photography
Pink, Cream & Gold Wedding at the Houstonian by J. Cogliandro Photography
Pink, Cream & Gold Wedding at the Houstonian by J. Cogliandro Photography
Pink, Cream & Gold Wedding at the Houstonian by J. Cogliandro Photography
Pink, Cream & Gold Wedding at the Houstonian by J. Cogliandro Photography

Names: Marla Doughty & Ryan Murphy ~ Number of Guests: 200 ~ Venue: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa ~ Lighting: Bright Star Productions ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Wedding Dress: Austin Scarlett from Mia Bridal Couture ~ Rehearsal Dinner: Hotel ZaZa ~ Photography: J. Cogliandro Photography ~ Registry: Macy’s; Williams-Sonoma 

Black and Plum Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th Street by Akil Bennett Photography

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

“The whole wedding was a dream,” says Houston bride Jennifer. “One of my favorite details was the midnight calla lilies in my bridal bouquet. I loved the rich dark color of the flowers against my cream dress.” The dark, rich color palette of black and plum with accents of peacock feathers truly set the tone for Jennifer and Scott’s wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th Street. If you think that sounds beautiful, wait ’til you see the pics! Thanks Akil Bennett for the gorgeous photos, and congrats to the newlyweds!

Photos: Akil Bennett Photography ~ Venue: The Bell Tower on 34th Street ~ Bridal Gown: Pronovias from La Rêve Bridal Couture ~ Makeup: Thalio Beckham Makeup Artistry ~ Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Photo Booth, Music & Entertainment: DJU Productions ~ Registry: Macy’s Wedding Gift Registry

Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Kayla and Billy met during her freshman year at East Texas Baptist University at a mentoring event. “He came over to talk to me and I was too shy. He tried and tried all night and I still wouldn’t talk to him,” says Kayla. Although she did not give Billy any attention at the event, as soon as she went home Kayla did what every girl would do: told her roommate everything! They soon started a Facebook search for Billy and sent a friend request, which led to messaging and eventually dating. Billy set up a sweet proposal adventure for Kayla while riding a four-wheeler on his best friend’s land. The lovebirds read through their journal and scriptures underneath a tree adorned with candles and mason jars (AWW!). Before Kayla could get through the second page, Billy was on one knee ready to propose. If you think their proposal story is sweet, just wait ‘til you see the gorgeous photos of their rustic-chic wedding at Ashton Gardens! Thanks Joshua Tyi for the amazing photos and congratulations to the lovely newlyweds!

Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography
Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography
Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography
Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography
Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography
Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography
Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography
Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography
Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography
Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography
Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography
Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography
Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography
Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography
Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography
Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography
Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography
Golden, Ivory, and Plum Rustic Wedding at Ashton Gardens by Joshua Tyi Photography

Photos: Joshua Tyi Photography ~ Wedding Gown: Alfred Angelo ~ Mother of the Bride’s Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Venue: Ashton Gardens

Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Houston bride Tera first met her prince charming right around the corner- literally. Tera and Shawn lived in the same neighborhood, attended the same schools, and shared mutual friends. It wasn’t until he came back home from the Air Force 11 years later that they reunited at their best friend’s wedding. Tera and Shawn hit it off and the rest was history. The lovebirds celebrated with 80 of their nearest and dearest at one of Houston’s most unique wedding venues- Ashton Gardens. The romantic chandeliers and color palette of blush, cream and gold set the tone for their vintage wedding. Congrats and well wishes to the newlyweds!

Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens

Photos: Evoke Photography ~ Bridal Gown: Pronovias from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Bridesmaids Dresses: Houston Bridal Gallery ~ Mother of the Bride Dress: Parvani Vida Bridal and Formal ~ Venue: Ashton Gardens ~ Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Houston bride Rozlind wanted her wedding to be a fabulous party that still had a warm, inviting feeling. From the black and white décor, to the all-white flowers, and romantic candlelit ballroom at Hotel ZaZa, Rozlind & Matthew’s wedding was the definition of modern glam. If you think all of this sounds glamorous, just wait till you see Rozlind’s gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown and Nicholas Kirkwood peep-toe lace heels! Thanks Adam Nyholt for the beautiful photos and congrats to the newlyweds!

Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt

Photos: Adam Nyholt ~ Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier ~ Bride’s Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood ~ Venue: Hotel ZaZa ~ Décor & Rentals: Plants n’ Petals ~ Invitations: Bering’s ~ Registry: Kuhl-Linscomb, Neiman Marcus, Williams-Sonoma, & Bed Bath & Beyond

Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Whitney and Zak’s picture-perfect spring wedding at Old Glory Ranch was the very picture of elegant simplicity. “Old Glory Ranch is so beautiful that it doesn’t need a lot of decorations” says bride Whitney. “The elegant rustic setting of the outdoor patio along with the beautiful spring creations and centerpieces were all that were needed to evoke the perfect atmosphere.” She adds, “Our wedding was all about spring, family and being in love. I have always been a bit of a free spirit. I love being by the water, being outdoors, and I love flowers of any and every kind.” Wimberley’s Old Glory Ranch offered all of these elements, to which Whitney added vintage family wedding photos and filled the celebration with her favorite music. We hope you enjoy these beautiful photos of Whitney & Zak’s wedding as much as we did. Best wishes to the newlyweds!

Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch

Photos: Misty Mclendon ~ Bridal Gown: BCBG Max Azria ~ Venue & Decor: Old Glory Ranch

Classic Ivory, Merlot and Blush Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

From its serene gold-accented palette, to its seasonal menu of roasted corn chowder and beef tenderloin with wild-mushroom-and-onion risotto, to its crystal chandeliers and soft candlelight, Hayley and Jeffrey’s fall wedding is pretty much a perfect example of how to do fall elegance fabulously. The couple, who met on a blind date (!!)—which led to a second date the very next day—wanted their marriage celebration to be not just full of love, but utterly timeless. We think they did both, beautifully. And we’ve got the gorgeous photos by super-talented Houston photographer Sarah Ainsworth to prove it. Congratulations, Hayley & Jeffrey!

Photos: Sarah Ainsworth Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Watters from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Groomswear: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Entertainment: DJU Productions