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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

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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

Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Ashelynn Manor by A Lifetime of Memories Photography

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

It was one of those hot summer days in Lake Conroe when Megan and Joey first met, though it wasn’t until two years later when their paths crossed again. They’ve been inseparable ever since. Joey planned a sweet surprise proposal during their romantic vacation in Aruba while taking a stroll on the beach. “It was utterly romantic and a moment that I will never forget,” says bride Megan.  The pair celebrated their wedding with 250 of their nearest and dearest at picturesque  Ashelynn Manor, bringing in splashes of hot pink and chic black accents, to give the entire affair a glamorous edge. “I couldn’t imagine my dream wedding being anymore perfect than it was,” the bride says. “I married my best friend and can’t wait to see what our life journey has in store for us.” Thanks to A Lifetime of Memories Photography for the lovely photos and happiest wishes to the newlyweds!

Photos: A Lifetime of Memories Photography ~ Venue: Ashelynn Manor ~ Wedding Gown: Alfred Angelo ~ Wedding Accessories: AB Bling ~ MOB Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Catering & Photo Booth: Ashelynn Manor ~ Cocktails: Capitol Beverage Service

Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Houston bride Meagan instantly fell in love with the grand Italian-villa-inspired architecture of The Bell Tower on 34th Street, which perfectly complemented her soft, romantic color palette of blush, ivory and gold. “I loved the beautiful carved-wood chapel doors, and had a vision of a grand entrance,” she says. “My fondest moment was when the bell tower rang, the doors opened and we locked eyes as I walked down the aisle.” Meagan wore a gorrrgeous drop-waist, lace bridal gown from Brickhouse Bridal with glittery gold Jimmy Choo pumps, of course. Swooning already? Yeah, we thought so. Just wait ’til you see the pics of the bouquet, centerpieces and OMG cake from Who Made The Cake! Congrats and best wishes, Meagan and JT!

Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street
Blush, Ivory and Gold Wedding at the Bell Tower on 34th Street

Photos: Woodland Fields Photography ~ Ceremony & Reception Location: Bell Tower on 34th Street ~ Wedding Gown Designer: Allure Bridals ~ Wedding Gown & Accessories Salon: Brickhouse Bridal ~  Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo ~ MOB Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Groom’s Wedding Band: Nazar’s Fine Jewelry ~ Decor & Rentals: Darryl & Co. ~ Lighting & Catering: Bell Tower on 34th Street ~ Cake: Who Made the Cake!

Briscoe Manor Weddings: Where Rustic and Regal Converge

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Set amidst the sprawling, picturesque ranchlands of Richmond, Texas, is a very special venue, tailor made for your very special occasion. With its long history as a working cattle ranch (originally purchased by William Andrus, one of Stephen F. Austin’s first colonists!), and its magnificent limestone chapel, peaceful courtyards and versatile ballroom, Briscoe Manor is the perfect site for an elegant Texas wedding with sublime ease and charm. And when we say ease, we mean ease: Briscoe Manor ain’t just beautiful, it also offers in-house wedding coordination, lighting, superb catering—even photo booths and fireworks! We’ll be spotlighting this stunning Houston-area site all week; meanwhile check out our photos from Allison and Clark’s ga-ga-gorgeous Briscoe Manor wedding. Looking to wed real quick-like, with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of fabulousness? Contact Briscoe Manor online or at 281.238.4700 TODAY to take advantage of limited-availability December “Fall Special” wedding dates. A couple are still open…but not for long!

Briscoe Manor Weddings: Where Rustic and Regal Converge
Briscoe Manor Weddings: Where Rustic and Regal Converge
Briscoe Manor Weddings: Where Rustic and Regal Converge
Briscoe Manor Weddings: Where Rustic and Regal Converge
Briscoe Manor Weddings: Where Rustic and Regal Converge

Photos: Katie Lamb Photography

Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Last week’s open house at the elegant Houston Club offered to-be-wed couples a glimpse of how they might create their fantasy city-pretty wedding. With its sweeping views of downtown Houston and its much-lauded culinary expertise, the Houston Club is a fabulous location for refined weddings with cosmopolitan edge. And right now through Oct. 31, the club is offering a Bridal Open House Special: $500 off your ceremony fee, along with no room rental fees (a $2,500 value). Contact Houston club event planner Jeana Auger at 713.632.1554 for details. And meanwhile, check out terrific pix from the club’s Oct. 2 event, courtesy of Steve Lee Photography!

Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue
Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue

Photos: Steve Lee Photography ~ Venue: Houston Club

Classic Ivory & Charcoal Crystal Ballroom Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

“I had a patient in the ER that needed massive transfusion of blood products. Andrew was working in the blood bank that night. We exchanged simple conversation but I couldn’t stop thinking about him. I messaged him on Facebook a few weeks later, basically asking for a date. He text messaged me the next morning and we’ve been together ever since,” says Houston bride Lenee. If you think their made-for-TV meet-cute is sweet (and verrry dramatic), just wait ’til you see the beautiful photos from their wedding at The Crystal Ballroom at the Rice taken by Aisha Khan from Ama Photography & Cinema! Congrats Lenee & Andrew on tying the knot!

Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema ~ Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Magnolia Hotel Houston ~ Reception Venue: Crystal Ballroom at the Rice ~ Wedding Gown Designer: Bella Deur ~ Bridal Belt: Weddings by Debbie ~ Catering: Sambuca Catering ~ Lighting: Crystal Ballroom at the Rice ~ Registry: Macy’s Wedding Gift & Registry

JW Marriott Getaway + Spa Giveaway: Buy I Do! Tix & Win

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

W Marriott Spa Giveaway
It’s been a long time coming…but honey, it is worth the wait. The brand-new JW Marriott Houston Downtown opens its doors this week, and what you’ll find inside is, well, in word…GORGEOUS. See it for yourself on Thursday, Oct. 9, when we bring you the legendary I Do! Bridal Soiree, unveiling 2015 wedding trends LIVE at downtown Houston’s hottest new property–and most alluring new wedding venue. Stunning tablescapes, breathtaking floral displays, A-list wedding experts, fresh-off-the-runway couture bridal gowns, gourmet food, sparkling cocktails, live entertainment and VIP treatment from arrival to departure…along with $$$ swag bags for each and every bride in attendance. Oh–and lest we forget, buy your tickets by 11:59 pm this Friday, Sept. 19, and you are automatically entered to win a lavish weekend-night JW Marriott Houston Downtown getaway, complete with gourmet breakfast in bed AND a divine couple’s massage at the hotel’s extraordinary Spa by JW. All your wedding planning needs and desires, all in one ultra-relaxing VIP cocktail party, plus a chance to win the romantic escape of a lifetime. Buy your tickets now, and get ready for WOW!