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Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Mothers have a knack for picking out things they are sure their daughter will like. Carrie’s mom knew that she would like James, and she was right. The two lovebirds instantly hit it off and the rest was history. James planned the perfect intimate proposal in the Four Seasons Houston Hotel private wine room and later joined friends and family who were waiting to celebrate in the main dining room. When planning their wedding, Carrie and James had a vision of their Hotel ZaZa wedding to feel like a fabulous, modern cocktail party, and that’s exactly what it was. “The décor had a modern feel to it with the main design theme being the absence of a color scheme. Instead, we chose to go with architectural light displays and black accents”, says Carrie. The reception was a party that you wouldn’t want to miss, and the guests fully enjoyed every bit of the band, comedian, cigar roller station, and caricature artist while nibbling on delish Nutella and chocolate chip cookies and mini coke floats! Sounds pretty amazing, right? Wait ‘til you see all the sweet pictures from Akil Bennett! Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography

Photos: Akil Bennett Photography ~ Proposal Location: Four Seasons Hotel Houston ~ Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hotel ZaZa ~ Wedding Gown: Pnina Tornai ~ Shoes: Jimmy Choo ~ Invitations: Tangerine Paper Space

Ornate Gold, Blush and Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON Spring 2015 | Real Wedding Feature

Michelle & Renzo ~ November 9, 2013

“Who wants to go on a blind date, right? No one! What are the odds that a blind date will lead to a happy ending? Never!” says Michelle—who proved herself wrong, in the best way, by marrying Renzo, with whom she was set up by a mutual friend. The bride, who happens to be the owner of beloved West University gift-and-housewares boutique Blue Leaf, has a natural flair for gracious design, which her 300-guest wedding showed off beautifully. As celebratory as it was spectacular, Michelle and Renzo’s wedding also featured swings hung from the ceiling, confetti cannons, a cigar roller and an after-party, complete with disco-ball drop. WOW!! Congratulations to the happy couple, wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian

Photos: Davina + Daniel ~ Wedding Dress: Badgley Mishcka ~ Venue: The Corinthian ~ Catering: Jackson & Company ~ Flowers: Events in Bloom ~ Cake: Who Made The Cake! ~ Jewelry: Zadok Jewelers ~ Registry: Blue Leaf Houston ~ Honeymoon: Paris

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

WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON Spring 2015 | Real Wedding Feature

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

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

Sage, Peach & Coral Garden Wedding by J. Cogliandro Photography

Monday, December 29th, 2014

Robin first met Andrew back in 2003 when he hired her as his paralegal. “I had no idea my future husband was right down the hall all those years,” says Robin, who would one day marry that charming attorney in the garden of the home she would share with him in the heart of Houston’s Museum District. On that wonderful day, the couple’s home provided the perfect backdrop to complement their nature-inspired wedding theme, where shades of coral and peach provided pops of color among the soft beige and ivory decor. Following the enchanted-garden ceremony, a cocktail hour on the pool terrace treated guests to fine wine, cocktails and hors d’oeuvre. The reception took place in the backyard underneath a tent covered with quince branches and hung with a chandelier draped with flowers in shades of peach, apricot and coral. Swooning already? Yeah, we thought so. Check out the decadent details for yourself in our amazing photos by J. Cogliandro Photography. Congrats and well wishes to the newlyweds!

Photos: J. Cogliandro Photography ~ Consultant: Keely Thorne Events ~ Wedding Gown & Accessories: Winnie Couture ~ Wedding Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. ~ Caterer & Baker: Jackson and Company

Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

“I’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to propose, but then realized that just being with you is perfect enough, will you marry me?” are the exact words that Julio said to sweep Houston bride Alejandra off her feet. The pair celebrated with 280 of their nearest and dearest at The Petroleum Club of Houston. The breathtaking views of the city from the 43rd floor provided the perfect backdrop to complement their sophisticated color palette of blush, ivory and gold. We fell in love with the gorrrgeous rose, hydrangea, phalo and orchid flower arrangements that filled the room with elegance. Sounds amazing, right? Just wait until you see the pics! Congrats and best wishes, Alejandra & Julio!

Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston
Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston
Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston
Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston
Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston
Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston
Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston
Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston
Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston
Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston
Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston
Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston
Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston
Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston
Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston
Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston
Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston
Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston

Photos: Anahi Weddings ~ Reception Venue: The Petroleum Club of Houston ~ Florist: Flora & Eventi ~ Invitations & Linens: A Day to Remember ~ Charger Plates: EB Inc. Events ~ Music & Entertainment: Scott Graham Piano & Pichis Sound