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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

Buy I Do! Tix and WIN: Hotel Galvez & Spa Luxury Getaway

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Photos: Hotel Galvez

It’s been the crown jewel of Galveston for more than a century, and today, the magnificent Hotel Galvez & Spa sparkles more brightly than ever. Maybe that’s why Texas brides book early to make sure they secure the Galvez for the destination wedding of their dreams, and a chance to say their sacred vows on the hotel’s historic Centennial Green, overlooking the shimmering blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Perfection.

Whatever you envision for your perfect wedding, we have the inspiration, ideas and expertise to make your wedding dreams come true–and we’re gathering them in one place, for one evening only, Thursday, Feb. 12, in downtown Houston. That’s when we unveil The I Do! Bridal Soiree, Houston’s one-of-a-kind luxury bridal experience. Top vendors and experts, stunning floral and design displays, 2015 bridal couture, gourmet food and cocktails from renowned Jackson and Company, live entertainment and $$$ swag bags for each and every bride. It’s not just a bridal show, it’s a spectacular cocktail party, created to indulge you, your friends…and yes, your groom, too (did we mention the exclusive Groom’s Lounge, with fine whiskey, prime steak and more?).

Purchase your all-inclusive I Do! Bridal Soiree tickets THIS WEEKEND and you are automatically entered to win an incredible Hotel Galvez & Spa romance + spa “Spring Fling” getaway, giveaway, including one weekend night luxury accommodations for two at the magnificent “Queen of the Gulf” plus a $200 spa credit you can use however you’d like (bridal-prep facial treatment? couple’s massage? a little bit of both?). Our winner will be announced live at the I Do! Bridal Soiree. Get your tickets now. And get ready for WOW!

Plum and Lavender Wedding at La Colombe d’Or by Joshua Tyi Photography

Monday, January 19th, 2015

WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON FALL 2014 | REAL WEDDING FEATURE

Lana and Bojan ~ February 1, 2014

Sometimes it takes a wedding to inspire a wedding. Take the case of Houston lovebirds Lana and Bojan, who traveled to New Mexico for a friend’s nuptials. “The day before the wedding, Bojan surprised me by renting a car and taking me sightseeing through gorgeous forests and snow-covered slopes,” Lana recounts. On the way back to their hotel, Bojan stopped, got out of the car, and told Lana to close her eyes. “When I opened them, he was standing next to a snowman. He asked me to look inside the snowman, and when I did, I found the engagement ring. Truly one of the happiest days of my life,” the bride says. Another happy day? The day of the couple’s magnificent La Colombe d’Or wedding, of course.

Plum and Lavender Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by Joshua Tyi Photography
Plum and Lavender Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by Joshua Tyi Photography
Plum and Lavender Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by Joshua Tyi Photography
Plum and Lavender Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by Joshua Tyi Photography
Plum and Lavender Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by Joshua Tyi Photography
Plum and Lavender Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by Joshua Tyi Photography
Plum and Lavender Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by Joshua Tyi Photography
Plum and Lavender Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by Joshua Tyi Photography

Names: Lana Ljuboja & Bojan Muranovic ~ Number of Guests: 190 ~ Venue: La Colombe d’Or ~ Invitations: Katie & Co. ~ Lighting: Bright Star Productions ~ Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero From Weddings by Debbie ~ Groomswear: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Photography: Joshua Tyi Photography ~ Registry: Williams-Sonoma ~ Transportation: Sam’s Limousine ~ 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

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

Red, Black and Gold Winter Wedding at the Magnolia Hotel by DC Stanley Photography

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

How’s THIS for a proposal story? “It was a night of reliving ‘firsts’—a Rockets game (our first official meeting), dinner at Vic & Anthony’s (our first official date), drinks at Hotel Zaza…,” says bride Brie Anna. “On a balcony overlooking the Museum District, he surprised me with a hand-drawn charcoal portrait of the two of us. The entire portrait was black and white, EXCEPT for a canary-yellow diamond engagement ring placed on my ring finger within the picture. My eyes were instantly drawn to the yellow image and I turned to find Craig down on one knee!” The couple’s December wedding, with its Catholic church ceremony and “lounge-feel” Magnolia Hotel reception—“NO traditional seating—cocktail-style vignettes and comfortable couches,” the bride recounts—captured the festiveness of the season, as did the surprise “flash mob” organized for the groom! Congratulations to the happy couple, and thanks to DC Stanley Photography for the fantastic photos of the fabulous winter wedding.

Photos: DC Stanley Photography ~ Reception Venue: Magnolia Hotel ~ Cake: Supreme Kakes & More ~ Registry: Macy’s

A Wedding Castle Unlike Any Other: Chateau Cocomar

Monday, December 8th, 2014

top Houston wedding venues

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