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Meet The Cocomar Ladies: Your Master Wedding Planners and New BFFs

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Meet the Cocomar Ladies: Your Master Wedding Planners and New Best Friends

Top Photo: J. Cogliandro Photography; Bottom Left: Jonathan Ivy; Bottom Right: Holly Hoyt Photography

It’s your BIG day. Which means BIG plans. Which should NOT mean BIG stress. Fortunately, the lovely Cocomar Ladies are here to ensure that designing and planning your wedding are as much fun as having your wedding. This talented team of women know the top vendors in the industry and will take care of all of your wedding needs and desires–from venue to florist to entertainment, and everything in between–while closely working with YOU and your spouse-to-be to make sure the wedding you’re both envisioning becomes a seamless, sensational reality…not to mention exquisite, memorable and completely personal–all within your budget!

By the time your wedding planning process is in full swing, The Cocomar Ladies will not only be your go-to gals for all things wedding, but they’ll also be some of your closest confidantes during this deeply special time in your life. Take it from WIH bride Jessica, whose experience with the Cocomar Ladies was nothing short of wonderful: “Each woman I met truly made me feel like I was the only bride in the world. They each showed me genuine kindness, compassion and thoughtfulness. I grew to not only respect each of them, but to sincerely feel a friendship grow throughout our journey. These girls truly made my wedding planning more enjoyable than I could have ever imagined.”

Planning your 2016 or 2017 nuptial celebration? Book a planning package with the Cocomar Ladies before the end of January, and you’ll receive a 10% discount! Don’t let the wedding timelines and to-do lists weigh you down, make it FUN instead. Call NOW for more information.

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

Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Sometimes reconnecting with your high school boyfriend is a good thing—just ask Houston bride Codi. After graduating college and moving back home, Codi and Austin fell in love all over again and decided this time it was for forever. Codi brought a new meaning to true Houston glam when she wed Austin in a feather-accented Stephen Yearick gown from Brickhouse Bridal. Her vision of a glamorous, fairytale wedding came to life at Chateau Cocomar. “Instead of using the typical blush and white color palette, I added hot pink and black for a more unique look,” she says. Black sequin linens and mercury glass candle holders were just a couple of details that added a romantic yet glamorous look to the decor. We couldn’t help but swoon, and know you will, too, after seeing the lovely photos. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar
Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar

Photos: Kutina Photography ~ Reception Venue: Chateau Cocomar ~ Catering: Cafe Natalie Catering ~ Wedding Dress: Stephen Yearick from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Decor & Rentals: EB Inc Event Rentals & Design ~ Lighting, Music & Photobooth: LG Entertainment

Book Your Galveston Wedding at The Tremont House…and Score!

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Find Your Fairytale at The Tremont House

Photo: Serendipity Photography

With a history dating back to 1839, The Tremont House is one of the Gulf region’s most storied wedding sites. It’s also one of its loveliest. Located in Galveston’s eclectic Strand District, a stone’s throw from manicured parks, magnificent mansions, and Galveston’s finest shops and restaurants, this landmark Wyndham Grand Hotel lets guests know they’re somewhere special, from the moment they arrive. A grand lobby and light-filled atrium lead the way to a collection of graciously appointed guest rooms, including 17 beautiful suites–the perfect accommodation for VIP visiting guests.

Picture this: Making your way to the hotel via horse-drawn carriage, saying “I do” on the breezy rooftop terrace, dancing the night away in the glamorous ballroom, and escaping to your honeymoon suite after your guests bid you farewell with a celebratory sparkler sendoff.

If that’s not enough to convince you, this special offer just might: Book your wedding by March 31 and The Tremont House will upgrade your package with regal chiavari chairs AND your very own signature cocktail—totally free! Stately elegance, historic charm and a couple of prime wedding goodies, gratis: There is no time like right now to book your glorious Galveston destination wedding. Contact The Tremont House here for available wedding dates and additional details.

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