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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

Is Your Bridal Bouquet Magazine Material?

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Submit Wedding Bouquet Photo

 

Got gorgeous professional photos of your bridal bouquet? Send them our way! You just may find your arrangement featured in the pages of our big, beautiful winter issue. To submit your bouquet photo for magazine consideration, simply email us your name, your Houston wedding date and location, and 1-2 PROFESSIONAL photos of your bridal bouquet. Make sure to include your photographer’s name & contact information in your email as well. We’ll select bouquets for feature by Monday, Sept. 1, and contact selected brides shortly after. Best of luck, lovelies…can’t wait to see your beauteous bouquets!

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

Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Houston bride Tera first met her prince charming right around the corner- literally. Tera and Shawn lived in the same neighborhood, attended the same schools, and shared mutual friends. It wasn’t until he came back home from the Air Force 11 years later that they reunited at their best friend’s wedding. Tera and Shawn hit it off and the rest was history. The lovebirds celebrated with 80 of their nearest and dearest at one of Houston’s most unique wedding venues- Ashton Gardens. The romantic chandeliers and color palette of blush, cream and gold set the tone for their vintage wedding. Congrats and well wishes to the newlyweds!

Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens

Photos: Evoke Photography ~ Bridal Gown: Pronovias from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Bridesmaids Dresses: Houston Bridal Gallery ~ Mother of the Bride Dress: Parvani Vida Bridal and Formal ~ Venue: Ashton Gardens ~ Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Houston bride Rozlind wanted her wedding to be a fabulous party that still had a warm, inviting feeling. From the black and white décor, to the all-white flowers, and romantic candlelit ballroom at Hotel ZaZa, Rozlind & Matthew’s wedding was the definition of modern glam. If you think all of this sounds glamorous, just wait till you see Rozlind’s gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown and Nicholas Kirkwood peep-toe lace heels! Thanks Adam Nyholt for the beautiful photos and congrats to the newlyweds!

Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt

Photos: Adam Nyholt ~ Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier ~ Bride’s Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood ~ Venue: Hotel ZaZa ~ Décor & Rentals: Plants n’ Petals ~ Invitations: Bering’s ~ Registry: Kuhl-Linscomb, Neiman Marcus, Williams-Sonoma, & Bed Bath & Beyond

Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Whitney and Zak’s picture-perfect spring wedding at Old Glory Ranch was the very picture of elegant simplicity. “Old Glory Ranch is so beautiful that it doesn’t need a lot of decorations” says bride Whitney. “The elegant rustic setting of the outdoor patio along with the beautiful spring creations and centerpieces were all that were needed to evoke the perfect atmosphere.” She adds, “Our wedding was all about spring, family and being in love. I have always been a bit of a free spirit. I love being by the water, being outdoors, and I love flowers of any and every kind.” Wimberley’s Old Glory Ranch offered all of these elements, to which Whitney added vintage family wedding photos and filled the celebration with her favorite music. We hope you enjoy these beautiful photos of Whitney & Zak’s wedding as much as we did. Best wishes to the newlyweds!

Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch

Photos: Misty Mclendon ~ Bridal Gown: BCBG Max Azria ~ Venue & Decor: Old Glory Ranch

Contemporary Engagement Shoot by Civic Photos

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

We are absolutely in love with beautiful bride-to-be Kristy and handsome groom Desmond’s engagement shoot for several reasons: 1. They are ridiculously good-looking AND well dressed. 2. The theme went from super modern and edgy to casual, yet romantic. 3. We can’t wait to see how amazing their upcoming wedding in August at Chateau Polonez will be! Check out their engagement shoot by Civic Photos- great job Barett!

Contemporary Engagement Shoot by Civic Photos
Contemporary Engagement Shoot by Civic Photos
Contemporary Engagement Shoot by Civic Photos
Contemporary Engagement Shoot by Civic Photos
Contemporary Engagement Shoot by Civic Photos
Contemporary Engagement Shoot by Civic Photos
Contemporary Engagement Shoot by Civic Photos
Contemporary Engagement Shoot by Civic Photos
Contemporary Engagement Shoot by Civic Photos
Contemporary Engagement Shoot by Civic Photos
Contemporary Engagement Shoot by Civic Photos
Contemporary Engagement Shoot by Civic Photos
Contemporary Engagement Shoot by Civic Photos
Contemporary Engagement Shoot by Civic Photos

Photos: Civic Photos ~ Locations: Cantoni and Galveston Island

Old Hollywood Glam Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

It all started with the typical “you look familiar” pick-up line, says Houston bride Rachel. “Patrick swears to this day that I was staring at him all night… little did he know that I did not have my contacts in and couldn’t see far away!” After one random night out in Huntsville, they were inseparable. Rachel and Patrick celebrated with 160 of their nearest and dearest at The Sam Houston Hotel. The crystal chandeliers, feather-accented centerpieces and pops of color set the tone for their “Old Hollywood” theme. Congrats, Rachel & Patrick, we wish you two nothing but a lifetime of love!

Photos: Love, The Nelsons ~ Wedding Gown: The Princess Bridal ~ Bride’s Shoes: Gianni Bini ~ Venue: The Sam Houston Hotel ~ Cake: Dream Cakes ~ Caterer: Veranda by *17 at The Sam Houston Hotel ~ Decor: Darryl & Co. ~ Linens & Chairs: The Perfect Touch

Classic Ivory, Merlot and Blush Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

From its serene gold-accented palette, to its seasonal menu of roasted corn chowder and beef tenderloin with wild-mushroom-and-onion risotto, to its crystal chandeliers and soft candlelight, Hayley and Jeffrey’s fall wedding is pretty much a perfect example of how to do fall elegance fabulously. The couple, who met on a blind date (!!)—which led to a second date the very next day—wanted their marriage celebration to be not just full of love, but utterly timeless. We think they did both, beautifully. And we’ve got the gorgeous photos by super-talented Houston photographer Sarah Ainsworth to prove it. Congratulations, Hayley & Jeffrey!

Photos: Sarah Ainsworth Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Watters from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Groomswear: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Entertainment: DJU Productions