Archive for the ‘Venues’ Category

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!

Blush and Pink Destination Wedding by DC Stanley Photography

Friday, September 5th, 2014

WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON FALL 2014 | REAL WEDDING FEATURE

Jessica and Dustin ~ June 1, 2013

One more reason to attend professional networking events: meeting the love of your life. Handsome Dustin caught Jessica’s eye at one such Houston event; four years later the pair shared their vows in an intimate St. Croix destination wedding, with 55 of their loved ones on hand to join in the celebration. Jessica radiant in flowing Pronovias, her groom resort-dapper in his pale gray suit, the Houston-based paramours partied beach-style—with the help of rum cocktails, a tropical-inspired menu, and DJ-spun tunes—then enjoyed a lazy Virgin Islands recovery with their best friends and closest family members.

 Blush and Pink Destination Wedding by DC Stanley Photography
 Blush and Pink Destination Wedding by DC Stanley Photography
 Blush and Pink Destination Wedding by DC Stanley Photography
 Blush and Pink Destination Wedding by DC Stanley Photography
 Blush and Pink Destination Wedding by DC Stanley Photography
 Blush and Pink Destination Wedding by DC Stanley Photography
 Blush and Pink Destination Wedding by DC Stanley Photography

Names: Jessica Lewis & Dustin Priemer ~ Proposal: Perfection “at the end of an amazing european vacation, on a pier at sunset in barcelona, dustin simply said, ‘i love you very much and i want you to be my wife’” ~ Number of Guests: 55 ~ Wedding Dress: Pronovias from Houston Bridal Gallery ~ Photography: DC Stanley Photography ~ Registry: Macy’s; Williams-Sonoma ~ Honeymoon: Anguilla  

Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at The Gallery

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Houston bride Kristi went to town on planning the details for her candlelit, garden-inspired, beautiful wedding at The Gallery. Kristi carefully thought out every single detail, from the wax-sealed vintage programs, to rose-folded vanilla napkins, to spending months collecting wine bottles to hand make soy wax candles for the guests! Kristi and her groom, Ross chose a soft color palette of blush, ivory, gold, and hints of mint that filled the room for a romantic setting. There were not one, but FIVE different white-on-white cakes, custom macaroni and cheese bar, AND a late night doughnut station for the guests to indulge in. If you think all of this sounds amazing, just wait ‘til you see how gorgeous the photos are! Congrats & well wishes to Kristi & Ross!

Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at Ousie's Table
Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at Ousie's Table
Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at Ousie's Table
Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at Ousie's Table
Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at Ousie's Table
Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at Ousie's Table
Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at Ousie's Table
Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at Ousie's Table
Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at Ousie's Table
Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at Ousie's Table
Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at Ousie's Table
Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at Ousie's Table
Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at Ousie's Table
Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at Ousie's Table
Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at Ousie's Table
Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at Ousie's Table
Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at Ousie's Table
Vintage Blush & Gold Wedding at Ousie's Table

Photos: Katie Lamb Photography ~ Bridal Gown: Allure Bridal ~ Wedding Jewelery: Zadok Jewelers ~ Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Ouisie’s Table ~ Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Gallery ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Doughnut Station: Sugar Bunch Creations ~ Registry: Macy’s Wedding & Gift Registry ~ Honeymoon Suite: Hotel Granduca

Agave Estates Bridal Open House Wed. July 30

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Yearning to get away from it all…without really getting away from it all? We’d like to introduce you to an absolute treasure of a destination-wedding site (destination: Katy, Texas). Inspired by the landscape, textures and graciousness of Old Mexico, Agave Estates surrounds wedding couples and their guests with adobe hues and rustic wood beams, wrought-iron fixtures and the flicker of candlelight reflected in placid waters. Two unique venues set on two sprawling, wooded properties totaling 35 acres, Agave Estates features Agave Road, with capacity for 280 guests, and more intimate Agave Real, with room for 200. Both venues benefit from the talents and impeccable service of on-site wedding coordination and design operation Agave Brothers, which offers everything from floral design to ceremony and reception rentals to that tiered wedding confection you’ve envisioned in your happiest wedding dreams. Which means you can have your destination-wedding-cake and eat it too, without ever boarding a plane.

Experience Agave Estates for yourself next Wednesday, July 30, when the acclaimed Houston-area wedding venue throws open its gorgeous imported doors to welcome brides and their besties for tastings, tours and vendor meet-and-greets. The bridal event festivities start at 6 p.m. and go ’til 9:30, so even hardworking Houston brides who have a hard time leaving their work desks can get in on the action. RSVP today, and we’ll see you there!

Photos: Plum Tree Studios (top & middle); FireHeart Photography (bottom)

Black and Plum Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th Street by Akil Bennett Photography

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

“The whole wedding was a dream,” says Houston bride Jennifer. “One of my favorite details was the midnight calla lilies in my bridal bouquet. I loved the rich dark color of the flowers against my cream dress.” The dark, rich color palette of black and plum with accents of peacock feathers truly set the tone for Jennifer and Scott’s wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th Street. If you think that sounds beautiful, wait ’til you see the pics! Thanks Akil Bennett for the gorgeous photos, and congrats to the newlyweds!

Photos: Akil Bennett Photography ~ Venue: The Bell Tower on 34th Street ~ Bridal Gown: Pronovias from La Rêve Bridal Couture ~ Makeup: Thalio Beckham Makeup Artistry ~ Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Photo Booth, Music & Entertainment: DJU Productions ~ Registry: Macy’s Wedding Gift Registry

Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Houston bride Tera first met her prince charming right around the corner- literally. Tera and Shawn lived in the same neighborhood, attended the same schools, and shared mutual friends. It wasn’t until he came back home from the Air Force 11 years later that they reunited at their best friend’s wedding. Tera and Shawn hit it off and the rest was history. The lovebirds celebrated with 80 of their nearest and dearest at one of Houston’s most unique wedding venues- Ashton Gardens. The romantic chandeliers and color palette of blush, cream and gold set the tone for their vintage wedding. Congrats and well wishes to the newlyweds!

Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Vintage Blush and Gold Wedding at Ashton Gardens

Photos: Evoke Photography ~ Bridal Gown: Pronovias from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Bridesmaids Dresses: Houston Bridal Gallery ~ Mother of the Bride Dress: Parvani Vida Bridal and Formal ~ Venue: Ashton Gardens ~ Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Houston bride Rozlind wanted her wedding to be a fabulous party that still had a warm, inviting feeling. From the black and white décor, to the all-white flowers, and romantic candlelit ballroom at Hotel ZaZa, Rozlind & Matthew’s wedding was the definition of modern glam. If you think all of this sounds glamorous, just wait till you see Rozlind’s gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown and Nicholas Kirkwood peep-toe lace heels! Thanks Adam Nyholt for the beautiful photos and congrats to the newlyweds!

Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt
Modern Black & White Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Adam Nyholt

Photos: Adam Nyholt ~ Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier ~ Bride’s Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood ~ Venue: Hotel ZaZa ~ Décor & Rentals: Plants n’ Petals ~ Invitations: Bering’s ~ Registry: Kuhl-Linscomb, Neiman Marcus, Williams-Sonoma, & Bed Bath & Beyond

Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Whitney and Zak’s picture-perfect spring wedding at Old Glory Ranch was the very picture of elegant simplicity. “Old Glory Ranch is so beautiful that it doesn’t need a lot of decorations” says bride Whitney. “The elegant rustic setting of the outdoor patio along with the beautiful spring creations and centerpieces were all that were needed to evoke the perfect atmosphere.” She adds, “Our wedding was all about spring, family and being in love. I have always been a bit of a free spirit. I love being by the water, being outdoors, and I love flowers of any and every kind.” Wimberley’s Old Glory Ranch offered all of these elements, to which Whitney added vintage family wedding photos and filled the celebration with her favorite music. We hope you enjoy these beautiful photos of Whitney & Zak’s wedding as much as we did. Best wishes to the newlyweds!

Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch
Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch

Photos: Misty Mclendon ~ Bridal Gown: BCBG Max Azria ~ Venue & Decor: Old Glory Ranch

Magnolia Hotel Houston Luxury Romance Package GIVEAWAY

Monday, March 17th, 2014

No matter what the weather, downtown Houston is HOT right now. And the Magnolia Hotel is one of downtown’s hottest properties. Chic and elegant, but also gracious and full of hip, urban touches, the Magnolia is fast becoming a favorite locale for swank pre-wedding parties and bachelorette weekends. It’s also the ideal spot for visiting wedding guests to stay and play when they roll into town for your wedding revelries.

Located right in the heart of downtown’s lively scene—think top-notch restaurants, swank watering holes, great strolling spots—the Magnolia offers a great jumping-off spot for enjoying Houston, and a perfect place to luxuriate and lounge after a fabulous day of wedding-related fun.

And speaking of fun… This week, one very lucky bride who purchases tickets to the April 17 I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian will WIN a Magnolia Hotel luxury weekend-overnight getaway for two, including bar credit and gourmet breakfast in bed. A few words about the I Do! Bridal Soiree: “Breathtaking.” “Gorgeous.” “Amazing.” (That’s coming straight from brides who’ve attended our legendary spring cocktail soiree and wedding showcase at downtown Houston’s iconic Corinthian.)

To enter, simply purchase limited-availability $25 I Do! @ The Corinthian presale tickets by 9 p.m. this Friday, March 21. One bride who snags her super hot I Do! tickets will win. Will it be YOU?

Good luck, lovelies. And we’ll see you at I Do!