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Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Brittney and Jeff grew up in the same town and even attended their high school’s Homecoming together as friends back in 2002, but it wasn’t until much later that the pair officially became a couple. On a trip to San Francisco with Brittney’s parents, Jeff planned a night to remember for his love when he proposed in front of the Golden Gate Bridge on their way to dinner: “The best part was that the Uber driver had my phone and was able to capture the entire thing,” notes Brittney. Surrounded by 250 of their closest loved ones, the pair tied the knot in a formal Methodist ceremony and then gathered for hors d’oeuvre and dancing at the glamorous Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. Metallic hues of gold, bronze and gunmetal gray gave the “lounge”-styled room a fabulously futuristic flair, a live blues band entertained the crowd and Susie’s Cakes & Confections provided a three-tier monogrammed cake for guests to enjoy before hitting the dance floor. The bride’s favorite part of the evening, however, “was when the confetti cannons went off on the dance floor while everyone was dancing and having a good time.” Congratulations, Brittney and Jeff!

Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer
Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer

Photos: Akil Bennett Photographer ~ Reception Venue & Catering: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Invitations: Katie & Co. ~ Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta from Ivory Bridal Atelier

Ivory, Pink & Gold Wedding by D. Jones Photography

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Lacey and Tyler spent their entire childhood not knowing that they lived a half mile away from each other until their paths crossed in college. All it took was a day of floating the Guadalupe River with friends for Lacey and Tyler to meet and the rest was history. Four years later Tyler decided to put a ring on it at St. Paul’s Methodist Church where she had always dreamed of, “I had always envisioned getting married there since I was a little girl and he knew how much I loved that building,” Lacey says. Lacey wed Tyler in a classic Reem Acra gown in front of 270 of their nearest and dearest. “I always say that marrying Tyler was the most natural thing I have ever done,” adds Lacey. If you think their love story is sweet, just wait ‘til you see the pics by D. Jones Photography. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

Ivory, Pink & Gold Wedding by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Pink & Gold Wedding by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Pink & Gold Wedding by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Pink & Gold Wedding by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Pink & Gold Wedding by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Pink & Gold Wedding by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Pink & Gold Wedding by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Pink & Gold Wedding by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Pink & Gold Wedding by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Pink & Gold Wedding by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Pink & Gold Wedding by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Pink & Gold Wedding by D. Jones Photography

Photos: D. Jones Photography ~ Bridal Luncheon: Brennan’s Houston ~ Wedding Dress: Reem Acra ~ Mother of Bride Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions

Blush & Gold Wedding by Christa Elyce Photography

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

From high school acquaintances to college sweethearts, Jessica and Lukas hit it off at a fateful New Year’s Eve party, where the pair spent the whole evening talking beside a crackling campfire. Four years later, the two lovebirds graduated together from Texas A&M–and not long after, Lukas surprised Jessica by popping the question: “He decided to take me to the restaurant we went on our first big date,” recalls the bride. “I somehow was completely clueless to what was really happening.” Once they finished eating, Lukas got down on one knee and asked Jessica to be his wife… “Obviously, I said yes!” Afterwards, the couple met up with family and friends at the fabulous Hotel ZaZa to celebrate their newly-engaged status. According to Jessica, “the whole night was absolutely perfect.” Fast-forward to the pair’s summer wedding at The Parador, complete with an emotional ceremony (“we were both bawling”) and a romantic reception with an “eclectic feel” that was achieved with lots of candles, mercury glass and blush flower arrangements. Check out their GORGEOUS photos from Christa Elyce Photography below!

Blush & Gold Wedding by Christa Elyce Photography
Blush & Gold Wedding by Christa Elyce Photography
Blush & Gold Wedding by Christa Elyce Photography
Blush & Gold Wedding by Christa Elyce Photography
Blush & Gold Wedding by Christa Elyce Photography
Blush & Gold Wedding by Christa Elyce Photography
Blush & Gold Wedding by Christa Elyce Photography
Blush & Gold Wedding by Christa Elyce Photography
Blush & Gold Wedding by Christa Elyce Photography
Blush & Gold Wedding by Christa Elyce Photography
Blush & Gold Wedding by Christa Elyce Photography
Blush & Gold Wedding by Christa Elyce Photography
Blush & Gold Wedding by Christa Elyce Photography

Photos: Christa Elyce Photography ~ Ceremony & Reception: The Parador ~ Bridal & Groom Suites: The Magnolia Hotel ~ Mother of the Bride Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Wedding Night Accommodations: Hotel ZaZa

Navy, Blush & Gray Wedding by MD Turner Photography

Monday, November 9th, 2015

It all started in 2010 when Kaitlyn and Nathan first met after the OU vs. Florida State football game. They immediately hit it off, started messaging each other on Facebook, went on their first date a week later and the rest is history. Four years later, Kaitlyn wed Nathan in a classic Monique Lhuillier gown holding a gorgeous peony and rose bouquet accented with her grandmother’s prayer book. The reception was exactly how she pictured it: simplicity with a hit of romantic elegance, thanks to AJ’s Urban Petals expertise. “It rained all day, but it made the atmosphere more romantic”, said Kaitlyn. Thanks MD Turner Photography for sharing the lovely photos with us and congrats to the newlyweds!

Navy, Blush & Gray Wedding by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gray Wedding by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gray Wedding by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gray Wedding by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gray Wedding by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gray Wedding by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gray Wedding by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gray Wedding by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gray Wedding by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gray Wedding by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gray Wedding by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gray Wedding by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gray Wedding by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gray Wedding by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gray Wedding by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gray Wedding by MD Turner Photography

Photos: MD Turner Photography ~ Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier ~ Decor, Flowers & Rentals: AJ’s Urban Petals ~ Lighting, Music & Entertainment: Jonny Black Productions

Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Casey and Bill’s love story started while they were both in high school living as expats in Trinidad. They decided to part ways after being accepted to different colleges but later re-kindled their relationship during their last semester of college. A few years later, back in the U.S., Bill planned a sweet trip to Galveston with Casey for her birthday. “Bill planned to propose in Galveston, but after holding on to the ring for a two hours waiting for me to arrive at his house, he decided he couldn’t wait much longer,” Casey recounts. “We were sitting at his kitchen table where I was finishing up a work call. As soon as I hung up I jumped up and apologized for our delay and told him I was ready to go. He stood up to deliver the proposal speech he had prepared, but couldn’t get a word out. He dropped down on one knee and went straight to the question. I have never been more surprised in my life!” Casey says. The lovebirds planned their picture-perfect summer wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston where Casey wed Bill in a gorgeous Anne Barge gown from Ivory Bridal Atelier. The couple’s favorite moment? “We danced to Soca music with several guests who were expats in Trinidad with us. We got to relive the culture we grew up in and show our American friends and family,” says Casey. We’ll let the beautiful photos by Steve Lee do the rest of the talking for us. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography
Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography

Photos: Steve Lee Photography ~ Reception: Four Seasons Hotel Houston ~ Wedding Dress: Anne Barge from Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Baker: Who Made The Cake! ~ Decor & Rentals: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design ~ Invitations: Katie & Co. ~ Videographer: Sculpting with Time Productions ~ Registry: Bering’s ~ Consultant: Two Be Wed