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Classic White, Purple & Green Wedding at The Omni Houston Hotel

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Small-town boy Bryan met city-girl, Amanda in a Single Life class at Second Baptist Church. They hit it off and Bryan proposed three years later to Amanda on a beautiful bench in the prayer garden of SBC. Amanda and Bryan had a vision of their wedding to be classic, elegant, traditional and fun. Amanda wed Bryan at Second Baptist Church in a gorrrgeous blush lace Allure Bridals gown from Weddings by Debbie. Following the ceremony was an elegant affair at The Omni Houston Hotel where 175 of their nearest and dearest dined and danced the night away. Congrats Amanda and Bryan, we wish you a lifetime of happiness and love!

Classic White, Purple & Green Wedding at The Omni Houston Hotel
Classic White, Purple & Green Wedding at The Omni Houston Hotel
Classic White, Purple & Green Wedding at The Omni Houston Hotel
Classic White, Purple & Green Wedding at The Omni Houston Hotel
Classic White, Purple & Green Wedding at The Omni Houston Hotel
Classic White, Purple & Green Wedding at The Omni Houston Hotel
Classic White, Purple & Green Wedding at The Omni Houston Hotel
Classic White, Purple & Green Wedding at The Omni Houston Hotel
Classic White, Purple & Green Wedding at The Omni Houston Hotel
Classic White, Purple & Green Wedding at The Omni Houston Hotel
Classic White, Purple & Green Wedding at The Omni Houston Hotel
Classic White, Purple & Green Wedding at The Omni Houston Hotel
Classic White, Purple & Green Wedding at The Omni Houston Hotel
Classic White, Purple & Green Wedding at The Omni Houston Hotel
Classic White, Purple & Green Wedding at The Omni Houston Hotel
Classic White, Purple & Green Wedding at The Omni Houston Hotel

Photos: Thomas & Penelope Photography ~ Rehearsal Dinner: Maggiano’s Little Italy ~ Reception: Omni Houston Hotel ~ Bridal Gown: Allure Bridals from Weddings by Debbie ~ Invitations: Isabella Invitations ~ Florist: Dream Bouquet

Feast Your Eyes on Houston’s Haute-est Bridal Show!

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

I Do! Bridal Soiree Houston

Photo: Civic Photos

What a NIGHT. Right?? If you were among the fortunate 300 Houston brides, bridesmaids, grooms and their guests who made the oh-so-savvy decision to snap up I Do! Bridal Soiree tickets while they lasted, last Thursday evening was a night to remember, indeed. On Thursday, Feb. 12, Weddings in Houston magazine presented the truly magnificent I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian. For three magical hours, attendees met with A-list Houston vendors [see full exhibitor list here!]; dined on sumptuous Mediterranean, Asian and Texas-inspired specialties courtesy of world-renowned Jackson and Company catering; sipped French Champagne and fine wine; enjoyed live entertainment and decadent treats; chatted with mingling models showing off the season’s most gorgeous couture wedding gowns; and, perhaps most thrillingly, wandered through a wonderland of weddingscapes featuring the artistry of Houston’s finest design experts. Whether you were one of our honored guests, or you plan to attend our Fall I Do! Bridal Soiree, coming Oct. 18 to the Four Seasons Hotel Houston–or BOTH–we welcome you to tour Civic Photos’ images of the I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian. And please join us in thanking Jackson and Company, The Corinthian, Civic Photos, A&A Video, LBL Event Rentals/Linens by Lisa, EB Inc Events, Southern Hospitality Coffee Company, Jonny Black Productions and Scott Graham Piano, for their fabulous contributions to the I Do! Bridal Soiree.

Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography

Monday, February 9th, 2015

“It was very important to us that our wedding day reflect both of our cultural heritages and traditions. We are thrilled we were able to incorporate two very different ceremonies into one (very long) day!” says bride, Becky. The Hindu marriage ceremony took place in the morning at the Omni Houston Hotel, “Starting with a boisterous barat procession with Aneesh along with his family and friends joyously dancing their way to the mandap (marriage pavilion), and ending with an Indian feast for lunch,” adds Becky. The Catholic ceremony was held that same evening (yes, that same day) where Becky wore a stunning lace Martina Liana gown from Brickhouse Bridal. Becky and Aneesh wanted to transform their reception venue into a small Tuscan village in the Italian countryside. “Between the bouquets of peonies and hydrangeas, the candles that filled the room with a soft glow, the tables named after Italian places close to our hearts, the Prosecco and Chianti that flowed throughout the evening, and the delectable Italian dinner, we truly felt transported,” says Becky. If you think their wedding sounds beautiful, just wait ‘til you see the pics! Thank you Akil Bennett for the fabulous photos and congrats to the newlyweds!

Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography

Photos: Akil Bennett Photography ~ Ceremony Venue: Omni Houston Hotel ~ Reception Venue: River Oaks Country Club ~ Wedding Gown Designer: Martina Liana from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Wedding Band: Zadok Jewelers ~ Florist: AJ’s Urban Petals ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Registry: Williams-Sonoma

BEAUTIFUL Bell Tower on 34th Street Wedding by Steve Lee Photography

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

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Rachel & Kurt ~ July 11, 2014

For their once-in-a-lifetime celebration, UT alums Rachel and Kurt chose The Bell Tower on 34th St., and it’s easy to see why. With its gorgeous grounds, vine-covered walls, hidden archways and spectacular interior, the beloved Bell Tower was the perfect place to gather 240 guests for an evening of dining, dancing and pure, exuberant joy. The bride enchanted everyone in her gorgeous Watters gown–which, we might add, photographer Steve Lee Weddings captured magnificently against a series of Bell Tower backgrounds. Notes Rachel: “Kurt and I truly feel that our perfect evening lasted forever as we got to soak up every moment of happiness and fun of the party.” As for us? We note that this wedding was one of our favorites of the year! Best of luck, and much love, to the newlyweds. And big thanks to The Bell Tower on 34th, and Steve Lee Weddings, for sharing this beautiful event with us…and YOU!

Blush, Rose, Gold & Champagne Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th Street by Steve Lee Photography
Blush, Rose, Gold & Champagne Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th Street by Steve Lee Photography
Blush, Rose, Gold & Champagne Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th Street by Steve Lee Photography
Blush, Rose, Gold & Champagne Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th Street by Steve Lee Photography
Blush, Rose, Gold & Champagne Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th Street by Steve Lee Photography
Blush, Rose, Gold & Champagne Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th Street by Steve Lee Photography
Blush, Rose, Gold & Champagne Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th Street by Steve Lee Photography
Blush, Rose, Gold & Champagne Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th Street by Steve Lee Photography
Blush, Rose, Gold & Champagne Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th Street by Steve Lee Photography
Blush, Rose, Gold & Champagne Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th Street by Steve Lee Photography
Blush, Rose, Gold & Champagne Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th Street by Steve Lee Photography
Blush, Rose, Gold & Champagne Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th Street by Steve Lee Photography

Photos: Steve Lee Photography ~ Wedding Dress: Watters from Mia Bridal Couture ~ Groomswear: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Venue: The Bell Tower on 34th Street ~ Decor & Rentals: AJ’s Urban Petals ~ Entertainment: DJU Productions ~ Registry: Macy’s ~ Honeymoon: St. Lucia

Lime Green, Black and White Wedding at Hotel Derek by Motley Melange

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON FALL 2014 | REAL WEDDING FEATURE

Ashlyn and Zach ~ March 16, 2013

“When we were planning the wedding we wanted it to be something that let our personalities shine through,” says Houston bride Ashlyn. “We chose a design that was simple but still unique, and we decided to keep all of our events at Hotel Derek. This made it easy for guests, and allowed the evening to flow smoothly.” Ashlyn and groom Zach, who met as undergrads at UT Austin, treated their 130 guests to dinner and lively dancing, in a room done up for the occasion in chic shades of lime green, black and white. “We were so thankful to spend such an important day in our lives with our friends and family,” Ashlyn says. “Some of our favorite moments were the first dance, bouquet and garter toss, and dancing the night away!”

Green & Black Wedding at Hotel Derek by Motley Melange
Green & Black Wedding at Hotel Derek by Motley Melange
Green & Black Wedding at Hotel Derek by Motley Melange
Green & Black Wedding at Hotel Derek by Motley Melange
Green & Black Wedding at Hotel Derek by Motley Melange

Names: Ashlyn Higie & Zach Blakeman ~ Number of Guests: 130 ~ Venue: Hotel Derek ~ Flowers: Plants N’ Petals ~ Decor & Rentals: Darryl & Co. ~ Cake: Who Made the Cake! ~ Wedding Dress: Jane Wang from Now & Forever Bridal Boutique ~ Photography: Motley Melange ~ Registry: Macy’s ~ Honeymoon: Costa Rica  

Red, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Select Studios

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON FALL 2014 | REAL WEDDING FEATURE

Brittnay and Ryan ~ November 23, 2013

“I’d never given much thought to the idea of ‘love at first sight’—until the moment it happened to me,” says Brittany. The bride first locked eyes with her hubby-to-be at a country-music festival in Steamboat Springs, Colo.—an instant that, she says, “felt like a movie” and changed her life. Eleven months into their long-distance relationship (he was in Austin, she in Houston), Ryan proposed aboard a gondola at Las Vegas’ Venetian Hotel. The couple’s Catholic ceremony was intimate and spiritual; their red-gold-and-black Hotel ZaZa reception was all about fun. “Since our love story began at a music festival,” Brittany says, dancing ruled the day—the highlight of a celebration “designed to include all of our guests; we wanted them to feel how much we loved them.”

Red, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Select Studios
Red, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Select Studios
Red, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Select Studios
Red, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Select Studios
Red, Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Select Studios

Names: Brittany Tiner & Ryan Deck ~ Number of Guests: 300 ~ Venue: Hotel Zaza ~ Invitations: Katie & Co. ~ Flowers & Decor: Darryl & Co. ~ Cake: Who Made the Cake ~ His & Hers Signature Cocktails: Whiskey Press; Dirty Martini ~ Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo from Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Jewelry: Zadok Jewelers ~ Photography: Select Studios ~ Registry: Bering’s; Williams-Sonoma ~ Honeymoon: Dominican Republic   

Blue, Yellow and Gray Wedding at the Tremont House by Adam Nyholt Photographer

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON FALL 2014 | REAL WEDDING FEATURE

Cameron & Bryar ~ October 5, 2013

There’s something to be said for spontaneity, notes bride Cameron, whose then-boyfriend Bryar “proposed completely out of the blue at my apartment on a lazy Sunday afternoon.”  While the proposal may have been less than formal, the couple’s Galveston wedding was a grand celebration at the historic Tremont House hotel, where 300 guests enjoyed gourmet Texas specialties—seafood gumbo, shrimp and grits, beef brisket—along with DIY Champagne cocktails, glamorous boas, and dancing on a magnificent monogrammed white dance floor. The bride’s favorite memory? “Dancing a father-daughter dance to ‘My Girl.’”

Blue, Yellow and Gray Wedding at the Tremont House by Adam Nyholt Photography
Blue, Yellow and Gray Wedding at the Tremont House by Adam Nyholt Photographer
Blue, Yellow and Gray Wedding at the Tremont House by Adam Nyholt Photography
Blue, Yellow and Gray Wedding at the Tremont House by Adam Nyholt Photography
Blue, Yellow and Gray Wedding at the Tremont House by Adam Nyholt Photography

Names: Cameron Dunn & Bryar Johnson ~ Number of Guests: 300 ~ Venue: The Tremont House~ Wedding Theme: rustic-chic ~ Flowers & Decor: Darryl & Co. ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Photography: Adam Nyholt Photographer ~ Videography: Sculpting With Time Productions ~ Registry: Kuhl-Linscomb ~ Honeymoon: Hawaii

And be sure to check out the awesome wedding video from Sculpting With Time Productions!

Cameron + Bryar | Highlight Film from Sculpting With Time Productions on Vimeo.

 


Plum and Lavender Wedding at La Colombe d’Or by Joshua Tyi Photography

Monday, January 19th, 2015

WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON FALL 2014 | REAL WEDDING FEATURE

Lana and Bojan ~ February 1, 2014

Sometimes it takes a wedding to inspire a wedding. Take the case of Houston lovebirds Lana and Bojan, who traveled to New Mexico for a friend’s nuptials. “The day before the wedding, Bojan surprised me by renting a car and taking me sightseeing through gorgeous forests and snow-covered slopes,” Lana recounts. On the way back to their hotel, Bojan stopped, got out of the car, and told Lana to close her eyes. “When I opened them, he was standing next to a snowman. He asked me to look inside the snowman, and when I did, I found the engagement ring. Truly one of the happiest days of my life,” the bride says. Another happy day? The day of the couple’s magnificent La Colombe d’Or wedding, of course.

Plum and Lavender Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by Joshua Tyi Photography
Plum and Lavender Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by Joshua Tyi Photography
Plum and Lavender Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by Joshua Tyi Photography
Plum and Lavender Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by Joshua Tyi Photography
Plum and Lavender Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by Joshua Tyi Photography
Plum and Lavender Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by Joshua Tyi Photography
Plum and Lavender Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by Joshua Tyi Photography
Plum and Lavender Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by Joshua Tyi Photography

Names: Lana Ljuboja & Bojan Muranovic ~ Number of Guests: 190 ~ Venue: La Colombe d’Or ~ Invitations: Katie & Co. ~ Lighting: Bright Star Productions ~ Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero From Weddings by Debbie ~ Groomswear: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Photography: Joshua Tyi Photography ~ Registry: Williams-Sonoma ~ Transportation: Sam’s Limousine ~ Honeymoon: St. Lucia  

Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

“We met at a charity camp for children with cancer called Candlelighter’s, back in El Paso,” recounts recent bride Paige. “Patrick was the counselor for the youngest boys and I was the counselor for the youngest girls. Patrick had a ‘tough guy’ exterior, but seeing him with those children, gentle and kind, melted my heart and I was immediately in love. By the end of the camp we were constantly talking and flirting, sharing music and books; it was a beautiful beginning to a beautiful relationship.” We’ll second that, Paige. And third it. And just melt over it right along with you, while we sigh over Akil Bennett’s gorgeous photos of your Hotel ZaZa spring wedding. Thank you so much for donating your time and love to children in need, and for sharing your beautiful day with our beautiful Houston brides. Congratulations!

Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography
Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography

Photos: Akil Bennett Photography ~ Bridal Gown: Ella Blu ~ Bride’s Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent ~ Bridesmaids Dresses: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique ~ Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss ~ Wedding Reception Venue: Hotel ZaZa ~ Cake: Who Made The Cake! ~ Registry: Macy’s Wedding Gift & Registry

Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Kaitlin and Michael wanted their wedding to be a day of non-stop fun for everyone. Kaitlin wore a gorgeous lace A-line wedding gown from Houston Bridal Gallery and the perfect pair of Badgley Mishcka embellished peep toe pumps *swoon.* Their guests enjoyed a laid-back reception with fun outdoor games like Jenga, bag toss and a (what else?) kissing booth! Sounds like a sweet Southern wedding, right? You bet it was. Take a look at the amazing pictures by Ama Photography & Cinema and see for yourself! Congrats and well wishes to the newlyweds!

Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema
Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema

Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema ~ Wedding Dress: Houston Bridal Gallery ~ Shoes: Badgley Mischka ~ Florist: A Different Bloom