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Blush, Gold and Ivory Wedding at La Colombe d’Or by J. Cogliandro Photography

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

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Katie & Mitchell ~ March 8, 2014

Jewelry designer Katie Decker has a passion for ornamentation, so it’s no surprise the bride selected La Colombe d’Or’s magnificently ornate, oak-paneled Grand Salon to celebrate her marriage to high-school sweetheart Mitchell. Having already designed her own rose-gold engagement ring, Katie took her inspiration from the romantic hue, bringing the color to her cake, her invitations, even her blush-toned Ines Di Santo gown. At the couple’s elegant reception, French-style furniture surrounding the dance floor “made it feel as if you had gone back in time and entered a Belle-Epoque-style club,” Katie says. And while dining and dancing in that lavish environment was decidedly delightful, the bride says her favorite memory was “walking down the aisle and seeing Mitchell for the first time, with all our friends and family in one place. It was so surreal…and such a happy occasion.”

Blush, Gold & Ivory Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by J. Cogliandro Photography
Blush, Gold & Ivory Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by J. Cogliandro Photography
Blush, Gold & Ivory Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by J. Cogliandro Photography
Blush, Gold & Ivory Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by J. Cogliandro Photography
Blush, Gold & Ivory Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by J. Cogliandro Photography
Blush, Gold & Ivory Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by J. Cogliandro Photography
Blush, Gold & Ivory Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by J. Cogliandro Photography
Blush, Gold & Ivory Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by J. Cogliandro Photography
Blush, Gold & Ivory Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by J. Cogliandro Photography
Blush, Gold & Ivory Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by J. Cogliandro Photography
Blush, Gold & Ivory Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by J. Cogliandro Photography
Blush, Gold & Ivory Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by J. Cogliandro Photography
Blush, Gold & Ivory Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by J. Cogliandro Photography
Blush, Gold & Ivory Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by J. Cogliandro Photography
Blush, Gold & Ivory Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by J. Cogliandro Photography
Blush, Gold & Ivory Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by J. Cogliandro Photography
Blush, Gold & Ivory Wedding at La Colombe d'Or by J. Cogliandro Photography

Photos: J. Cogliandro Photography ~ Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo from Mia Bridal Couture ~ Rehearsal Dinner: Hotel ZaZa ~ Reception Venue: La Colombe d’Or ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Registry: Bering’s ~ Honeymoon: Tuscany & Amalfi Coast

Tangerine and Teal Wedding at Agave Road by FireHeart Photography

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

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Holly & Elliot ~ September 1, 2013

Though they attended the same Fort Bend high school, Holly and Elliott didn’t actually meet until years later at a birthday party. “I saw Elliott playing giant Jenga, and instantly his smile drew me in,” Holly recounts. There were smiles all around when Elliott surprised Holly with his proposal in front of more than 20 family members and close friends at a Thanksgiving dinner the couple hosted at their home. And more smiles still when 180 guests gathered for the couple’s sunset wedding at Katy’s Agave Road, where, after a night of celebration, the newlyweds snuck outside for a last dance to Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon.”

Tangerine & Teal Wedding at Agave Road by FireHeart Photography
Tangerine & Teal Wedding at Agave Road by FireHeart Photography
Tangerine & Teal Wedding at Agave Road by FireHeart Photography
Tangerine & Teal Wedding at Agave Road by FireHeart Photography
Tangerine & Teal Wedding at Agave Road by FireHeart Photography
Tangerine & Teal Wedding at Agave Road by FireHeart Photography
Tangerine & Teal Wedding at Agave Road by FireHeart Photography
Tangerine & Teal Wedding at Agave Road by FireHeart Photography
Tangerine & Teal Wedding at Agave Road by FireHeart Photography
Tangerine & Teal Wedding at Agave Road by FireHeart Photography
Tangerine & Teal Wedding at Agave Road by FireHeart Photography
Tangerine & Teal Wedding at Agave Road by FireHeart Photography
Tangerine & Teal Wedding at Agave Road by FireHeart Photography

Photos: FireHeart Photography ~ Venue: Agave Road ~ Linens: Linens by Lisa ~ Honeymoon Costa Rica

Ivory, Gray and Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston by D. Jones Photography

Friday, April 24th, 2015

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Barbara & Billy ~ August 30, 2014

A college meet-cute. A wintry Central Park down-on-one-knee-in-the-snow proposal. A magnificent 225-guest wedding so celebratory that attendees couldn’t wait to start dancing and took to the floor during dinner! Could Barbara and Billy’s nuptial story be any more romantic? The pair’s Petroleum Club wedding had all the makings of an unforgettable evening, from the ivory, gray and gold palette, to the shrimp-cocktail-and-filet-mignon dinner, to the spectacular “statement” cake from famed baker Nadine Moon. Yet it was the feeling of being surrounded by family and friends, and “hosted by the most wonderful parents anyone could have,” that the bride says will forever be her greatest memory of her most special day.

Ivory, Gray & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Gray & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Gray & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Gray & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Gray & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Gray & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Gray & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Gray & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Gray & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Gray & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Gray & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Gray & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Gray & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston by D. Jones Photography
Ivory, Gray & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston by D. Jones Photography

Photos: D. Jones Photography ~ Reception: Petroleum Club of Houston ~ Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier ~ Invitations & Registry: Bering’s ~ Cake: Who Made The Cake! ~ Lighting: Bright Star Productions

Navy, Blush and Gold Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by MD Turner Photography

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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Shannon & Tyler ~ June 21, 2014

Oh, how we love a well-planned proposal. Take, for example, Tyler’s to Shannon: After a sunny day of boating together on Austin’s Lake Travis, the groom-to-be feigned a “late” dinner reservation and led his beloved to Windy Point Park, where, after telling Shannon how much he loved her, he spun her around to face the words, “Will You Marry Me?” spelled in rose petals in the sand. He then proceeded to place a ring that he had custom designed for his one-and-only on her shaking-with-excitement hand. The couple’s Crystal Ballroom at The Rice wedding, with its sophisticated palette of blush, navy and gold, and its romantic candlelit glow, wasn’t just elegant—it was also a whole lot of fun: “Everyone enjoyed letting loose and dancing the night away,” Shannon says. “The dance floor was never empty. It was a night of a lifetime!”

Navy, Blush & Gold Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gold Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gold Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gold Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gold Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gold Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gold Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gold Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by MD Turner Photography
Navy, Blush & Gold Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by MD Turner Photography

Photos: MD Turner Photography ~ Wedding Dress: Brickhouse Bridal ~ Groomswear: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Rice ~ Catering: Sambuca Catering ~ Honeymoon: Antigua

Ivory, Gold and Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice

Monday, April 20th, 2015

What happens when you combine one of Houston’s cream of the crop florists, Lary’s Florist and Designs with a regal wedding venue like Crystal Ballroom at The Rice? A bunch of gorgeous-ness. From Paula’s luxurious lace and tulle Lazaro bridal gown, to her glittery-gold Jimmy Choo bridal ballet flats, and the breathtaking candelabra centerpieces that filled the ballroom, Paula and Lee’s wedding was a fairytale dream come true. We are in love with these photos and are sure you will, too. Congrats Paula and Lee on your lovely Houston wedding!

Ivory, Gold & Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
Ivory, Gold & Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
Ivory, Gold & Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
Ivory, Gold & Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
Ivory, Gold & Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
Ivory, Gold & Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
Ivory, Gold & Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
Ivory, Gold & Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
Ivory, Gold & Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
Ivory, Gold & Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
Ivory, Gold & Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
Ivory, Gold & Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
Ivory, Gold & Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
Ivory, Gold & Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
Ivory, Gold & Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
Ivory, Gold & Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
Ivory, Gold & Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
Ivory, Gold & Brown Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice

Photos: Alyse French Photography ~ Wedding Gown: Lazaro from Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Shoes: Jimmy Choo ~ Reception Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Rice ~ Florist, Decor, Rentals & Lighting: Lary’s Florist and Designs ~ Catering: Sambuca Catering ~ Registry: Williams-Sonoma

Champagne and Red Wedding at Chateau Cocomar by Civic Photos

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

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Brittney & Randy ~ July 19, 2014

Listen up, ladies: There’s something to be said for making the first move. Just ask Houston bride Brittney—who may never have ended up with the love of her life if she hadn’t asked handsome Randy for his digits at that Southern Methodist University dorm icebreaker 10 years back. “We ended up talking for hours on end,” she recalls, “then officially started dating on Sept. 24, 2004…and the rest is history!” At the couple’s beautiful Chateau Cocomar wedding, the groom, whose family hails from Ghana, changed into traditional Ghanian clothing halfway through the reception and delighted in watching his family shower his bride in money—a Ghanian tradition that Brittney says, “was a complete surprise to me, but made for an awesome story and a unique experience at our wedding.”

Champagne & Red Wedding at Chateau Cocomar by Civic Photos
Champagne & Red Wedding at Chateau Cocomar by Civic Photos
Champagne & Red Wedding at Chateau Cocomar by Civic Photos
Champagne & Red Wedding at Chateau Cocomar by Civic Photos
Champagne & Red Wedding at Chateau Cocomar by Civic Photos
Champagne & Red Wedding at Chateau Cocomar by Civic Photos
Champagne & Red Wedding at Chateau Cocomar by Civic Photos
Champagne & Red Wedding at Chateau Cocomar by Civic Photos
Champagne & Red Wedding at Chateau Cocomar by Civic Photos
Champagne & Red Wedding at Chateau Cocomar by Civic Photos
Champagne & Red Wedding at Chateau Cocomar by Civic Photos
Champagne & Red Wedding at Chateau Cocomar by Civic Photos
Champagne & Red Wedding at Chateau Cocomar by Civic Photos

Photos: Civic Photos ~ Rehearsal Dinner: Raveneaux Country Club ~ Venue: Chateau Cocomar ~ Consultant & Invitations: A Day to Remember ~ Flowers: Flora & Eventi ~ Decor & Rentals: EB Inc ~ Lighting: DJU Productions ~ Wedding Dress: Pronovias from Weddings by Debbie ~ Mother of the Bride Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Honeymoon: Jamaica

White, Red and Black Wedding at the Crystal Ballroom at The Rice

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

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Lisa & Joel ~ September 20, 2014

As Houston Rockets director of broadcasting Joel Blank recounts his initial blind date with KHOU-TV anchor Lisa Hernandez: “We had our first date, and knew we had gone on our last first date.” The couple made it official with a lovely late-summer wedding at the dazzling Crystal Ballroom at The Rice, where guests dug into fajitas, indulged in a decadent “dessert gallery,” and danced the night away. We don’t know who’s luckier—the bride, who, dressed in her stunning Ines Di Santo mermaid gown, tearfully exchanged vows with the man of her dreams, or the groomsmen, who each went home with an NBA game ball signed by Dwight Howard, James Harden, Kevin McHale, Calvin Murphy, Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon. You be the judge!

White, Red & Black Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
White, Red & Black Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
White, Red & Black Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
White, Red & Black Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
White, Red & Black Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
White, Red & Black Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
White, Red & Black Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
White, Red & Black Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
White, Red & Black Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
White, Red & Black Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
White, Red & Black Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
White, Red & Black Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice
White, Red & Black Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice

Photos: Morgan Lynn Photography ~ Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo from Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Rice ~ Catering: Sambuca Catering ~ Decor & Rentals: EB Inc Events ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Invitations: Katie & Co. ~ Videography: 31 Films ~ Honeymoon: Turks & Caicos

Peach, Pink and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian by J. Cogliandro Photography

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Ashley had been bugging Rick to plan the perfect date night, and that he did. Rick made dinner reservations at one of their favorite restaurants. Even when were then seated at a table with a dozen roses and a bottle of wine, Ashley still didn’t suspect anything. After all, they were low-key, private people–it never occurred to her that Rick would propose in public. But as soon as they were done with their meal, the restaurant’s manager personally presented the couple with dessert under a cloche cover. When Ashley removed the cloche, she discovered a ring box, and, well, let’s just say it turned out to be a date night she’d never forget. Ashley and Rick’s opulent wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa was a dream come true. “We ended up creating exactly what we wanted, a very festive and romantic atmosphere with a classic feel that recognized the importance of the moment”,” the bride says. Tall pink and peach candelabras, and hanging candles above the dance floor, added the perfect touch of romance and elegance to the evening. Thanks J. Cogliandro for the beautiful photos, and congrats to the newlyweds!

Peach, Pink, and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa by J. Cogliandro Photography
Peach, Pink, and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa by J. Cogliandro Photography
Peach, Pink, and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa by J. Cogliandro Photography
Peach, Pink, and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa by J. Cogliandro Photography
Peach, Pink, and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa by J. Cogliandro Photography
Peach, Pink, and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa by J. Cogliandro Photography
Peach, Pink, and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa by J. Cogliandro Photography
Peach, Pink, and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa by J. Cogliandro Photography
Peach, Pink, and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa by J. Cogliandro Photography
Peach, Pink, and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa by J. Cogliandro Photography
Peach, Pink, and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa by J. Cogliandro Photography
Peach, Pink, and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa by J. Cogliandro Photography
Peach, Pink, and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa by J. Cogliandro Photography
Peach, Pink, and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa by J. Cogliandro Photography
Peach, Pink, and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa by J. Cogliandro Photography
Peach, Pink, and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa by J. Cogliandro Photography
Peach, Pink, and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa by J. Cogliandro Photography
Peach, Pink, and Gold Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa by J. Cogliandro Photography

Photos: J. Cogliandro Photography ~ Wedding Reception Venue: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa ~ Wedding Gown Designer: Lazaro ~ Wedding Gown Salon: Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Shoes: Manolo Blahnik ~ Groom’s Suit: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Lighting: Bright Star Productions ~ Registry: Macy’s Wedding Gift & Registry, Restoration Hardware and Crate & Barrel

Lavender and Coral Wedding at Agave Estates

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

It was a normal shift for Jeremiah at the retail store he worked at until Melissa walked in. Melissa lost her keys and the nice guy that Jeremiah was, he decided to help. He spent an hour with Melissa trying to search the store for her keys. After they found them, Jeremiah jokingly told Melissa she owed him dinner. “I laughed it off and drove off… but it was a Saturday night and I was thinking, ‘I’m just going home to do nothing, what do I have to lose?’ So I called back and asked him to dinner. We went…and the rest is history,” says Melissa. We are sure you’ll instantly fall in love with their rustic-elegant wedding at Agave Estates, because we definitely did. Thanks FireHeart Photography for the lovely pics and congrats to the newlyweds!

Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography
Lavender & Coral Wedding at Agave Estates by FireHeart Photography

Photos: FireHeart Photography ~ Venue: Agave Estates ~ Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero

Miss USA Wedding at Chateau Cocomar

Monday, March 30th, 2015

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Crystle & Max ~ August 9, 2014

It would be hard to top Max’s proposal to Crystle for sheer romance: The Belgian-born model alighted with his beloved from a chartered helicopter, then surprised the former Miss USA (2008) with his down-on-one-knee question in front of giddy friends and family dressed in T-shirts reading, “True Love is Crystle Clear.” Yet the couple’s summer wedding did manage to take romance to a whole new level, with a lavish 320-guest celebration set at castle-like Chateau Cocomar. Fittingly, the bride, who currently stars in OWN Network’s Tyler Perry sitcom “For Better or Worse,” was the very picture of a fairytale princess in her Lazaro gown and sparkling updo. And she has special praise for those who brought her regal fantasy to life: “The entire event was coordinated by [venue owner] Karen Martin and the Cocomar ladies,” Crystle notes. “They planned and executed together a tremendously awesome event that will forever be remembered!”

Romantic White, Blush & Gold Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Romantic White, Blush & Gold Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Romantic White, Blush & Gold Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Romantic White, Blush & Gold Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Romantic White, Blush & Gold Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Romantic White, Blush & Gold Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Romantic White, Blush & Gold Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Romantic White, Blush & Gold Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Romantic White, Blush & Gold Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Romantic White, Blush & Gold Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Romantic White, Blush & Gold Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Romantic White, Blush & Gold Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Romantic White, Blush & Gold Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Romantic White, Blush & Gold Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Romantic White, Blush & Gold Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Romantic White, Blush & Gold Wedding at Chateau Cocomar

Photos: Select Studios ~ Venue: Chateau Cocomar ~ Flowers & Decor: Plants N’ Petals ~ Wedding Dress: Lazaro ~ Groomswear: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Caterer: Cafe Natalie ~ Entertainment & Lighting: LG Entertainment ~ Honeymoon: Hawaii