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Orchid-Filled, Elegant Navy & Champagne Houston Wedding

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON FALL 2014 | REAL WEDDING FEATURE

Kerry and Kris ~ October 5, 2013

Though they’d always known they’d wed, Kerry and Kris, who were introduced by a mutual friend in 2002, were simply waiting for the timing to be right, “which, for us, just happened to be about 10 years,” the bride says. Kris proposed to his beloved on bended knee at the top of a Colorado ski slope while fellow skiers applauded. “It was magical and I could not have imagined it being any better,” Kerry says. A little over a year later, the pair celebrated with 150 friends and family members, who sat at tables named for the groom’s favorite James Bond movies, and dined on filet mignon and shrimp, followed by slices from a magnificent four-tier wedding cake. The bride’s favorite moment? “Our first dance after we were introduced as husband and wife,” she recounts. “We danced to Aerosmith’s ‘Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.’”

Navy & Champagne James Bond Wedding
Navy & Champagne James Bond Wedding
Navy and Champagne James Bond Wedding
Navy and Champagne James Bond Wedding
Navy and Champagne James Bond Wedding

Names: Kerry Levine & Kristopher Bollmann ~ Number of Guests: 150 ~ Consultant: Schwartz & Woodward ~ Decor & Rentals: EB Inc Events ~ Lighting: Bright Star Productions ~ Cake: Who Made the Cake! ~ Groomswear: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Wedding Bands: Zadok Jewelers ~ Registry: Kuhl-Linscomb; Williams-Sonoma ~ Honeymoon: Tahiti

 

Blush and Pink Destination Wedding by DC Stanley Photography

Friday, September 5th, 2014

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Jessica and Dustin ~ June 1, 2013

One more reason to attend professional networking events: meeting the love of your life. Handsome Dustin caught Jessica’s eye at one such Houston event; four years later the pair shared their vows in an intimate St. Croix destination wedding, with 55 of their loved ones on hand to join in the celebration. Jessica radiant in flowing Pronovias, her groom resort-dapper in his pale gray suit, the Houston-based paramours partied beach-style—with the help of rum cocktails, a tropical-inspired menu, and DJ-spun tunes—then enjoyed a lazy Virgin Islands recovery with their best friends and closest family members.

 Blush and Pink Destination Wedding by DC Stanley Photography
 Blush and Pink Destination Wedding by DC Stanley Photography
 Blush and Pink Destination Wedding by DC Stanley Photography
 Blush and Pink Destination Wedding by DC Stanley Photography
 Blush and Pink Destination Wedding by DC Stanley Photography
 Blush and Pink Destination Wedding by DC Stanley Photography
 Blush and Pink Destination Wedding by DC Stanley Photography

Names: Jessica Lewis & Dustin Priemer ~ Proposal: Perfection “at the end of an amazing european vacation, on a pier at sunset in barcelona, dustin simply said, ‘i love you very much and i want you to be my wife’” ~ Number of Guests: 55 ~ Wedding Dress: Pronovias from Houston Bridal Gallery ~ Photography: DC Stanley Photography ~ Registry: Macy’s; Williams-Sonoma ~ Honeymoon: Anguilla  

Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

“Our design aim was to discover the intersection between what Barr Mansion had already so beautifully curated and where we found our personality within that,” says bride Jenna of her wedding to adorable Nathan at Austin’s foodie-focused wedding venue. “We took the antique, rustic, free-spirit, artistic, creative, comfortable and natural beauty that was already there and built on that with homegrown flowers, handcrafted centerpieces, personalized paper-cut banners, unique music, DIY’d accent pieces, and a relaxing, lounge-style reception atmosphere.” Even the day’s wet weather was a welcome happenstance. “My mom mentioned that it had rained on her wedding day, and Nathan remarked how the drizzly gray weather looked exactly like where he grew up in Alaska.” We’re delighted to share with you this sweet couple’s lovely wedding, featuring coordination by Kat Creech Events and flowers by Dream Bouquet—make sure to check out more from this talented team of top Houston wedding vendors in the new issue of Weddings in Houston (“Opulence Among the Oaks,” p. 216), on newsstands now!

Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding
Boho-Chic, Rustic Austin Mansion Wedding

Photos: Votive Photography ~ Wedding Gown: BHLDN ~ Consultant: Kat Creech Events ~ Florist: Dream Bouquet ~ Decor & Rentals: DIY and Flora & Eventi ~ Favors: Kat Creech Events ~ Registry: Macy’s Wedding & Gift Registry

Champagne and Lime Green Wedding at the Crystal Ballroom by Sarah Ainsworth Photography

Monday, August 25th, 2014

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Sara and Bret ~ October 26, 2013

Sara always had a crush on her best friend’s older brother. And Bret, for his part, felt the same way about his younger sib’s BFF. But it wasn’t until 10 years after they’d first met that the pair expressed the connection they’d felt all those years. “One night, Bret texted me and said he had always felt that there was something between us and he wanted to see if there was. I agreed, so he drove up to Austin that night,” the recent bride recounts. “We got engaged four months later!” The couple’s classic Crystal Ballroom at The Rice wedding was a perfect expression of that longtime love, finally realized, and forever embraced.

Champagne and Lime Green Wedding at the Crystal Ballroom by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Champagne and Lime Green Wedding at the Crystal Ballroom by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Champagne and Lime Green Wedding at the Crystal Ballroom by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Champagne and Lime Green Wedding at the Crystal Ballroom by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Champagne and Lime Green Wedding at the Crystal Ballroom by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Champagne and Lime Green Wedding at the Crystal Ballroom by Sarah Ainsworth Photography

Names: Sara Preston & Bret Labadie ~ Number of Guests: 220 ~ Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Rice ~ Invitations: Katie & Co. ~ Flowers & Decor: Plants n’ Petals ~ Catering: Sambuca Catering ~ Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Rehearsal Dinner: The Grove ~ Photography: Sarah Ainsworth Photography ~ Registry: Williams-Sonoma ~ Honeymoon: Anguilla

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