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Chic Ivory, Gold & Blush Wedding at The Houston Club by Civic Photos

Monday, December 28th, 2015

You know the feels you get when you meet someone for the first time but it feels like you’ve known them forever? That’s the one. Just ask Houston bride Shell who immediately hit it off with Michael the minute they met. A year later Michael got down on one knee at the top of the hill at Gardner State Park and you can guess the rest. Their super chic Houston Club wedding gave us all the feels and are sure you’ll be feeling them, too. We’ll let the lovely pictures courtesy of Civic Photos do the rest of the talking. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

Chic Ivory, Gold & Blush Wedding at The Houston Club by Civic Photos
Chic Ivory, Gold & Blush Wedding at The Houston Club by Civic Photos
Chic Ivory, Gold & Blush Wedding at The Houston Club by Civic Photos
Chic Ivory, Gold & Blush Wedding at The Houston Club by Civic Photos
Chic Ivory, Gold & Blush Wedding at The Houston Club by Civic Photos
Chic Ivory, Gold & Blush Wedding at The Houston Club by Civic Photos
Chic Ivory, Gold & Blush Wedding at The Houston Club by Civic Photos
Chic Ivory, Gold & Blush Wedding at The Houston Club by Civic Photos
Chic Ivory, Gold & Blush Wedding at The Houston Club by Civic Photos
Chic Ivory, Gold & Blush Wedding at The Houston Club by Civic Photos
Chic Ivory, Gold & Blush Wedding at The Houston Club by Civic Photos
Chic Ivory, Gold & Blush Wedding at The Houston Club by Civic Photos
Chic Ivory, Gold & Blush Wedding at The Houston Club by Civic Photos

Photos: Civic Photos ~ Venue: The Houston Club ~ Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal ~ Baker: Who Made The Cake!

Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Brittney and Jeff grew up in the same town and even attended their high school’s Homecoming together as friends back in 2002, but it wasn’t until much later that the pair officially became a couple. On a trip to San Francisco with Brittney’s parents, Jeff planned a night to remember for his love when he proposed in front of the Golden Gate Bridge on their way to dinner: “The best part was that the Uber driver had my phone and was able to capture the entire thing,” notes Brittney. Surrounded by 250 of their closest loved ones, the pair tied the knot in a formal Methodist ceremony and then gathered for hors d’oeuvre and dancing at the glamorous Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. Metallic hues of gold, bronze and gunmetal gray gave the “lounge”-styled room a fabulously futuristic flair, a live blues band entertained the crowd and Susie’s Cakes & Confections provided a three-tier monogrammed cake for guests to enjoy before hitting the dance floor. The bride’s favorite part of the evening, however, “was when the confetti cannons went off on the dance floor while everyone was dancing and having a good time.” Congratulations, Brittney and Jeff!

Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer

Photos: Akil Bennett Photographer ~ Reception Venue & Catering: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Invitations: Katie & Co. ~ Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta from Ivory Bridal Atelier

Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Casey and Bill’s love story started while they were both in high school living as expats in Trinidad. They decided to part ways after being accepted to different colleges but later re-kindled their relationship during their last semester of college. A few years later, back in the U.S., Bill planned a sweet trip to Galveston with Casey for her birthday. “Bill planned to propose in Galveston, but after holding on to the ring for a two hours waiting for me to arrive at his house, he decided he couldn’t wait much longer,” Casey recounts. “We were sitting at his kitchen table where I was finishing up a work call. As soon as I hung up I jumped up and apologized for our delay and told him I was ready to go. He stood up to deliver the proposal speech he had prepared, but couldn’t get a word out. He dropped down on one knee and went straight to the question. I have never been more surprised in my life!” Casey says. The lovebirds planned their picture-perfect summer wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston where Casey wed Bill in a gorgeous Anne Barge gown from Ivory Bridal Atelier. The couple’s favorite moment? “We danced to Soca music with several guests who were expats in Trinidad with us. We got to relive the culture we grew up in and show our American friends and family,” says Casey. We’ll let the beautiful photos by Steve Lee do the rest of the talking for us. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography

Photos: Steve Lee Photography ~ Reception: Four Seasons Hotel Houston ~ Wedding Dress: Anne Barge from Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Baker: Who Made The Cake! ~ Decor & Rentals: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design ~ Invitations: Katie & Co. ~ Videographer: Sculpting with Time Productions ~ Registry: Bering’s ~ Consultant: Two Be Wed

Styled Bridal Couture Shoot: Smoke, Mirrors and Magic at The Astorian

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Luxe meets industrial chic in this fabulous shoot featuring gorgeous designer wedding dresses by Rivini, Oscar de la Renta, Hayley Paige and more. The shoot was held at The Astorian and showcased a variety of breathtaking bridal gowns, jewelry and accessories. See credits below on where to find these stunning pieces right here in Houston!

All Over Lace Bridal Gown with Middle Slit
High Lace Neck Line Gown with Flowing Skirt
Wedding Ceremony Flower Wall and Metallic Gold Detailed Bridal Gown
Beaded Bodice and Flowing Skirt Bridal Separates
Beaded Bodice and Flowing Skirt Bridal Separates
Metallic Gold Detailed Multi-Layer Wedding Cake and Tropical Flower Bouquet
All-Over Lace Bridal Gown with Deep V Neckline
Brown Embroidered Cocktail Dress and Black Feathered Cocktail Dress
Off-White Silk Pantsuit and Black Capris with High Neckline White Blouse
Romantic Candlelit Tablescapes with Rose Centerpieces and Rose Flower Balls
Beaded Cap Sleeved Bridal Gown

Location: The Astorian ~ Photography: Larry Fagala ~ Stylist: Summer Salah ~ Flowers & Decor: AJ’s Urban Petals ~ Makeup: Aubrie Layne ~ Hair: Tonya Riner ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Gowns Designed by: Alon Livne, Hayley Paige, Rivini and Naeem Khan ~ Gowns Sold At: Now & Forever Bridal and Mia Bridal Couture ~ Accessories: Baccarat, Trumpet & Horn, Sloan/Hall, Kendra Scott, Oscar de la Renta, Tom Ford, Dior and LuLu Frost, Jimmy Choo, Giuseppe Zanotti, all from Neiman Marcus.

Gown Trends: Couture in Contrast

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

You can never go wrong with a chic black and white ensemble, wouldn’t you agree? This Fall is all about embracing the monochrome trend, and we’re lovin’ it. We’ve picked out our fave black, white and oh-so-right pieces for this season. Whether you fancy a dramatic ball gown or a sleek, modern suit, we’ve got you covered. Happy shopping!

Gown Trends: Couture in Contrast

1. Fall 2015 RTW Gown: Zuhair Murad 2. Galya Embellished Strap Shoe: Badgley Mischka 3. Fall 2015 RTW Gown: Sareh Nouri 4. Black & White Orchid Cake: Cake by Nicole 5. Cordwork & Bead Embroidered Clutch: Oscar de la Renta 6. Resort 2015 Suit: Giorgio Armani 7. Belperron Invitation by Kelle Anne McCarter: Bella Figura 8. Tahitian Pearl Necklace and Earring Set: Peran & Scannell Jewelers