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A Wedding Castle Unlike Any Other: Chateau Cocomar

Monday, December 8th, 2014

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Photos (clockwise from top left): J. Cogliandro, J. Cogliandro, Jonathan Ivy, J. Cogliandro

From the moment it first opened its magnificent doors two years ago, Chateau Cocomar captivated brides, grooms, and, yes, us here at Weddings at Houston, with its romantic setting and regal elegance. The dramatic turrets and arches, the bubbling fountains and velvety lawns, the twinkling chandeliers, the acres of gleaming marble and intimate oak-paneled enclaves, the spectacular French and Italian antiques everywhere you looked—we were hooked. And the magic continues.

Along with the fairytale splendor Chateau Cocomar exudes, this Champions-area castle is a dream-come-true for busy Houston brides. Whether you’re looking for month-of coordination, or full-service flowers-to-food-to-royal-farewell planning and design, Chateau Cocomar has you covered.

With features like this, it’s no wonder Chateau Cocomar is among Houston’s most coveted wedding venues (and books up months, even years, in advance). Make your appointment today to view this one-of-a-kind location, and secure your storybook wedding—the one you’ve dreamed of, the one, like true love, you’d always known was out there, waiting for you to find it.

Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

If you fell helplessly in love with this ridiculously gorgeous couple’s retro-chic engagement shoot by Civic Photos, just wait until you see their wedding! Houston bride Kristy and her groom Desmond wanted to give their guests a glimpse of what it would be like to attend a romantic wedding in a French chateau and, “Chateau Polonez provided the perfect ambiance,” she says. Kristy looked like a dream in a stunning fit-and-flare lace gown with a Swarovski beaded belt from Winnie Couture and show-stopping Christian Louboutin sheer, sparkling pumps. And dashing Desmond more than held his own. Looking for winter wedding inspiration?  Take a cue from Kristy and Desmond’s creamy ivory, white and deep red palette–a perfect color combo for cold-season festivities. Big thanks to fine photographers Saul Munoz and Barett Henry of Civic Photos, and our most sincere congrats to Kristy and Desmond, we wish you two the best!

Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos
Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos

Photos: Civic Photos ~ Wedding Venue: Chateau Polonez ~ Wedding Gown: Winnie Couture ~ Bridal Accessories: David’s Bridal ~ Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin ~ MOB & Bridesmaid Dresses Designer: Jim Hjelm ~ Photo Booth: Civic Photos

Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

After a slew of online dating disappointments, Imly decided to give it one more shot and emailed Jesse on Match.com. And boy, is she glad she did. Jesse declared his love for Imly on one knee at the top of a mountain during a snowboarding trip in Keystone, Colo., and the rest was history. The pair wanted their downtown Houston rooftop wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel to be fun and as relaxing as possible for their guests–but still super stylish and chic.  Their palette of ivory, fuchsia, blush pink and navy carried through the cake, decor, flowers and wedding party attire–even the bride’s style: Imly went from a drop-waist ivory dress for the ceremony, to a blush-pink sweetheart-neck gown for the reception, to a flirty, short lace dress for the after-party. We could go on and on about Imly and Jesse’s wedding, but we want YOU to see it for yourself. Check out the pics for all the sweet deets.  Congrats and well wishes to the newlyweds!

Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel
Ivory, Fuchsia and Navy Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel

Photos: Dream Photo & Video ~ Rehearsal Dinner: Sambuca Restaurant ~ Ceremony & Reception Venue: Veranda by *17 at The Sam Houston Hotel ~ Wedding Gown Designer: Vera Wang White ~ Wedding Gown Salon: David’s Bridal

Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Randall knew that the key to Astra’s heart was good food…though a pretty ring couldn’t hurt. After his sweet dinner proposal, the two lovebirds planned for an intimate wedding with 50 of their nearest and dearest. Perfectly personal details like DIY centerpieces, feminine touches of lace, splashes of pink, Mom’s precious pearls and some good ‘ol BBQ, reflected Astra’s laid-back, relaxed personality. And y’all know how we feel about cowboy boots on the b’maids. Congratulations, you two–wishing you a lifetime of love!

Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding
Relaxed, Romantic Country Style Wedding

Photos: Rachel Marie Photography ~ Flowers & Invitations: DIY ~ Wedding Gown: Macy’s

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