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Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Ashelynn Manor by A Lifetime of Memories Photography

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

It was one of those hot summer days in Lake Conroe when Megan and Joey first met, though it wasn’t until two years later when their paths crossed again. They’ve been inseparable ever since. Joey planned a sweet surprise proposal during their romantic vacation in Aruba while taking a stroll on the beach. “It was utterly romantic and a moment that I will never forget,” says bride Megan.  The pair celebrated their wedding with 250 of their nearest and dearest at picturesque  Ashelynn Manor, bringing in splashes of hot pink and chic black accents, to give the entire affair a glamorous edge. “I couldn’t imagine my dream wedding being anymore perfect than it was,” the bride says. “I married my best friend and can’t wait to see what our life journey has in store for us.” Thanks to A Lifetime of Memories Photography for the lovely photos and happiest wishes to the newlyweds!

Photos: A Lifetime of Memories Photography ~ Venue: Ashelynn Manor ~ Wedding Gown: Alfred Angelo ~ Wedding Accessories: AB Bling ~ MOB Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Catering & Photo Booth: Ashelynn Manor ~ Cocktails: Capitol Beverage Service

Cream, Champagne, Gold & Bronze Wedding at The Parador by Akil Bennett Photography

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

“We wanted our day to reflect a coming together and honoring of those we love, so the winter season seemed like the perfect time for our celebration. I never could have imagined just how beautiful the evening would be, and my initial entry into the ballroom brought me to tears. The intimate lighting of hundreds of candles, the warmth of white lights on fir trees, the live jazz band playing classic tunes in the background, and being surrounded by the faces of those we hold closest to our hearts made it feel like an evening of coming home,” says Houston bride Ashley. The European-style gardens and elegant simplicity of The Parador made it the perfect venue for the couple, who brought in subtle design elements in a soft, romantic color palette of cream, champagne, gold and bronze. Please excuse us while we swoon over the gorgeous photos of this beautiful wedding by Akil Bennett Photography. We promise you will, too. Congrats to the lovely couple!

Cream, Champagne, Gold & Bronze Wedding at The Parador by Akil Bennett Photography
Cream, Champagne, Gold & Bronze Wedding at The Parador by Akil Bennett Photography
Cream, Champagne, Gold & Bronze Wedding at The Parador by Akil Bennett Photography
Cream, Champagne, Gold & Bronze Wedding at The Parador by Akil Bennett Photography
Cream, Champagne, Gold & Bronze Wedding at The Parador by Akil Bennett Photography
Cream, Champagne, Gold & Bronze Wedding at The Parador by Akil Bennett Photography
Cream, Champagne, Gold & Bronze Wedding at The Parador by Akil Bennett Photography
Cream, Champagne, Gold & Bronze Wedding at The Parador by Akil Bennett Photography
Cream, Champagne, Gold & Bronze Wedding at The Parador by Akil Bennett Photography
Cream, Champagne, Gold & Bronze Wedding at The Parador by Akil Bennett Photography
Cream, Champagne, Gold & Bronze Wedding at The Parador by Akil Bennett Photography
Cream, Champagne, Gold & Bronze Wedding at The Parador by Akil Bennett Photography
Cream, Champagne, Gold & Bronze Wedding at The Parador by Akil Bennett Photography
Cream, Champagne, Gold & Bronze Wedding at The Parador by Akil Bennett Photography

Photos: Akil Bennett Photography ~ Flowers: Cornelius Florist Northwest ~ Cake: Nutmeg & Co. ~ Decor & Rentals: Jacquelyn Nicole Weddings ~ Wedding Gown: Alfred Angelo ~ MOB Dress: David’s Bridal ~ Wedding Venue: The Parador ~ Lighting & Entertainment: DJU Productions

Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Houston bride Meagan instantly fell in love with the grand Italian-villa-inspired architecture of The Bell Tower on 34th Street, which perfectly complemented her soft, romantic color palette of blush, ivory and gold. “I loved the beautiful carved-wood chapel doors, and had a vision of a grand entrance,” she says. “My fondest moment was when the bell tower rang, the doors opened and we locked eyes as I walked down the aisle.” Meagan wore a gorrrgeous drop-waist, lace bridal gown from Brickhouse Bridal with glittery gold Jimmy Choo pumps, of course. Swooning already? Yeah, we thought so. Just wait ’til you see the pics of the bouquet, centerpieces and OMG cake from Who Made The Cake! Congrats and best wishes, Meagan and JT!

Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street

Photos: Woodland Fields Photography ~ Ceremony & Reception Location: Bell Tower on 34th Street ~ Wedding Gown Designer: Allure Bridals ~ Wedding Gown & Accessories Salon: Brickhouse Bridal ~  Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo ~ MOB Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Groom’s Wedding Band: Nazar’s Fine Jewelry ~ Decor & Rentals: Darryl & Co. ~ Lighting & Catering: Bell Tower on 34th Street ~ Cake: Who Made the Cake!

Glamour, Glimmer and Shades at Charcoal Gray & Pale Pink Wedding at Dukessa

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Phillip and Krisella first met in Austin at a mutual friend’s baby shower. “He was late and the first thing out of my mouth after we were properly introduced was, ‘Hi. You’re late (with my big signature smile).’ It worked because we never stopped seeing each other from that day forward!” After a year of being inseparable, Phillip and Krisella decided to tie the knot. Krisella wore a gorgeous Maggie Sottero gown from Weddings by Debbie with stunning stacked diamond bracelets and teardrop diamond earrings to complete her Old Hollywood glam look. The room was filled with romantic low lights, and rose, anemone and hydrangea flower arrangements. We could go on and on about how beautiful this Houston wedding was at Dukessa, but we want YOU to fall in love with the photos as much as we did. Congrats and best wishes to the lovely couple!

Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink Wedding
Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink Wedding
Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink Wedding
Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink Wedding
Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink Wedding
Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink Wedding
Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink Wedding
Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink Wedding
Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink Wedding
Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink Wedding
Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink Wedding
Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink Wedding
Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink Wedding
Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink Wedding
Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink Wedding
Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink Wedding
Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink Wedding

Photos: K. Norwood Portraiture ~ Rehearsal Dinner: Maggiano’s Little Italy ~ Reception Venue: Dukessa ~ Flowers: Blush & Vine; Margot Blair Floral ~ Wedding Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero ~ Wedding Gown Salon & Alterations: Weddings by Debbie ~ Decor & Rentals: Jackson and Company

Briscoe Manor Weddings: Where Rustic and Regal Converge

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Set amidst the sprawling, picturesque ranchlands of Richmond, Texas, is a very special venue, tailor made for your very special occasion. With its long history as a working cattle ranch (originally purchased by William Andrus, one of Stephen F. Austin’s first colonists!), and its magnificent limestone chapel, peaceful courtyards and versatile ballroom, Briscoe Manor is the perfect site for an elegant Texas wedding with sublime ease and charm. And when we say ease, we mean ease: Briscoe Manor ain’t just beautiful, it also offers in-house wedding coordination, lighting, superb catering—even photo booths and fireworks! We’ll be spotlighting this stunning Houston-area site all week; meanwhile check out our photos from Allison and Clark’s ga-ga-gorgeous Briscoe Manor wedding. Looking to wed real quick-like, with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of fabulousness? Contact Briscoe Manor online or at 281.238.4700 TODAY to take advantage of limited-availability December “Fall Special” wedding dates. A couple are still open…but not for long!

Briscoe Manor Weddings: Where Rustic and Regal Converge
Briscoe Manor Weddings: Where Rustic and Regal Converge
Briscoe Manor Weddings: Where Rustic and Regal Converge
Briscoe Manor Weddings: Where Rustic and Regal Converge
Briscoe Manor Weddings: Where Rustic and Regal Converge

Photos: Katie Lamb Photography

Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Austyn could never have predicted that she’d eventually marry her dashing high-school prom date, Dane. But when their trip to the beach for Austyn’s 24th birthday turned into a surprise proposal, well, lovely Austyn knew she’d made the right choice. The pair wed in front of 250 of their nearest and dearest in grand style, and partied the night away surrounded by tall candelabras, dramatic floral arrangements, and tons of glitz n’ glam. Sounds gorgeous? Just wait ’til you see the sweet pics. Congrats and best wishes to the happy couple!

Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding
Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding
Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding
Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding
Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding
Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding
Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding
Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding
Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding
Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding
Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding
Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding
Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding
Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding
Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding
Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding
Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding
Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding
Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding

Photos: R & J Studios ~ Wedding Gown Designer: Galina Signature ~ Wedding Gown Salon: David’s Bridal ~ Jewelry: Zadok Jewelers ~ Flowers: Belles Fleurs ~ Venue: Centurion Palace

Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Last week’s open house at the elegant Houston Club offered to-be-wed couples a glimpse of how they might create their fantasy city-pretty wedding. With its sweeping views of downtown Houston and its much-lauded culinary expertise, the Houston Club is a fabulous location for refined weddings with cosmopolitan edge. And right now through Oct. 31, the club is offering a Bridal Open House Special: $500 off your ceremony fee, along with no room rental fees (a $2,500 value). Contact Houston club event planner Jeana Auger at 713.632.1554 for details. And meanwhile, check out terrific pix from the club’s Oct. 2 event, courtesy of Steve Lee Photography!

Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue

Photos: Steve Lee Photography ~ Venue: Houston Club

LAST CHANCE to Buy I Do! Bridal Soiree Tickets & WIN

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

LAST CHANCE to Buy I Do! Bridal Soiree Tickets & WIN

Photos: Genovese Ashford Studios

This is it, our very last giveaway before the big day—which means your very last chance to WIN! One bride who purchases her tickets for the Thursday, Oct. 9, I Do! Bridal Soiree at the brand-new JW Marriott Houston Downtown by 11:59 pm this SUNDAY, OCT. 5, will WIN a coveted engagement-shoot package from Genovese Ashford Studios, including 1.5 hours of engagement photography AND a big, beautiful 16-by-20-inch print of the image of your choice!

Originally based in Baton Rouge, La., where they’ve earned a stellar reputation for their gorgeous, photojournalistic style, Genovese Ashford Studios is making a splash on the Houston photography scene. And we’re delighted to welcome them to the I Do! Bridal Soiree!

Tickets to the I Do! Bridal Soiree WILL SELL OUT, they always do. Buy yours by 11:59 THIS SUNDAY, and you are automatically entered to win this fantastic giveaway. Winner announced Monday on Facebook. Whatcha waiting for, gorgeous? Get #InItToWinIt!

Classic Ivory & Charcoal Crystal Ballroom Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

“I had a patient in the ER that needed massive transfusion of blood products. Andrew was working in the blood bank that night. We exchanged simple conversation but I couldn’t stop thinking about him. I messaged him on Facebook a few weeks later, basically asking for a date. He text messaged me the next morning and we’ve been together ever since,” says Houston bride Lenee. If you think their made-for-TV meet-cute is sweet (and verrry dramatic), just wait ’til you see the beautiful photos from their wedding at The Crystal Ballroom at the Rice taken by Aisha Khan from Ama Photography & Cinema! Congrats Lenee & Andrew on tying the knot!

Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema ~ Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Magnolia Hotel Houston ~ Reception Venue: Crystal Ballroom at the Rice ~ Wedding Gown Designer: Bella Deur ~ Bridal Belt: Weddings by Debbie ~ Catering: Sambuca Catering ~ Lighting: Crystal Ballroom at the Rice ~ Registry: Macy’s Wedding Gift & Registry

Buy I Do! Tickets & Win a $500 Engagement Shoot Package

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Buy I Do! Tickets & Win a $500 Engagement Shoot Package

Photo: Ron Dillon Photography

Only 10 short days to the I Do! Bridal Soiree, and we’re celebrating with a very special giveaway! One bride who purchases her tickets for the Thursday, Oct. 9, I Do! Bridal Soiree at the brand-new JW Marriott Houston Downtown by 11:59 pm this WEDNESDAY will WIN a fabulous engagement-shoot package from Ron Dillon Photography. A famed name on the Las Vegas photography scene, and a very welcome newcomer to Houston, Dillon says his “favorite moment at any wedding is the moment a bride sees her bouquet for the first time.” Sweet sentiment from a pro who’s been shooting brides, couples and weddings, gorgeously, for years!

Get your tickets by Wednesday, and not only will you meet the super-talented (and really, really cool) Mr. Dillon at next week’s I Do! Bridal Soiree, but you may score yourself a fantastic Ron Dillon Photography engagement shoot, including one hour of photography AND digital photo files, valued at $500!!

Tickets to the I Do! Bridal Soiree WILL SELL OUT, they always do. Buy yours by 11:59 pm Wednesday, Oct. 1, and you are automatically entered to win this wow-worthy giveaway. Winner announced Thursday on Facebook. Whatcha waiting for, gorgeous? Get #InItToWinIt!