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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

Gold, Glitter and Navy Wedding by George Street Photography

Friday, March 27th, 2015

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Liz & Vinnie ~ March 22, 2014

Pediatric cardiology fellow Liz met Vinnie, an applications engineer, at a bar on St. Patricks’s Day, when neither was out searching for love: “We both had gone out in our rattiest clothes, ready to just have fun with our friends,” Liz recounts. In the tradition of their first encounter, Vinnie’s proposal, offered to Liz at the top of a mountain they had just hiked in the pouring rain, was less than glamorous affair. But their wedding at Discovery Green’s The Grove made up for all that, done up as it was in gold, glitter and blush, against a backdrop of chic, sleek cream and navy. For her special day, Liz wore not one, but three knockout gowns, including a shimmering vintage halter-neck sheath with a stunning draped back. And a very special day it was for the bride and for her mother, whose recent kidney transplant meant that she could fully enjoy the festivities. “I thank God every day fort the selfless gift of organ donors,” says the grateful-and gorgeous-bride.

Photographer: George Street Photography ~ Venue: The Grove ~ Consultant: Kat Creech Events ~ Flowers: Dream Bouquet ~ Ceremony Backdrop: Darryl & Co. ~ Lighting: Bright Star Productions ~ Honeymoon: Napa Valley

Disney Inspired Wedding at Ashton Gardens

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

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Sarah & Robbie ~ April 4, 2014

He proposed at Walt Disney World. They honeymooned on a Disney cruise. Do we sense a theme here? Absolutely, says bride Sarah, who wore a Disney-princess-worthy tiara for her Ashton Gardens wedding to high-school sweetheart Robbie. The pair, both of them former Walt Disney World employees, treated guests to such Disney-inspired delights as a signature “True Love’s Kiss” martini, featuring a pink-sugared rim, and a choreographed first dance to a waltz taken from Disney World’s Wishes Fireworks Spectacular. The bride’s most treasured memory? “Our special unity candle,” Sarah says. “We invited all of our guest who have helped shape our lives to join us in the lighting of the candle. It made for a beautiful and touching ceremony to make eye contact with each row of guests.”

Disney Inspired Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Disney Inspired Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Disney Inspired Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Disney Inspired Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Disney Inspired Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Disney Inspired Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Disney Inspired Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Disney Inspired Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Disney Inspired Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Disney Inspired Wedding at Ashton Gardens
Disney Inspired Wedding at Ashton Gardens

Photos: Sarah Ainsworth Photography ~ Venue: Ashton Gardens ~ Decor & Rentals: EB Inc. Events ~ M.O.B. Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Honeymoon: Disney Cruise

Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Mothers have a knack for picking out things they are sure their daughter will like. Carrie’s mom knew that she would like James, and she was right. The two lovebirds instantly hit it off and the rest was history. James planned the perfect intimate proposal in the Four Seasons Houston Hotel private wine room and later joined friends and family who were waiting to celebrate in the main dining room. When planning their wedding, Carrie and James had a vision of their Hotel ZaZa wedding to feel like a fabulous, modern cocktail party, and that’s exactly what it was. “The décor had a modern feel to it with the main design theme being the absence of a color scheme. Instead, we chose to go with architectural light displays and black accents”, says Carrie. The reception was a party that you wouldn’t want to miss, and the guests fully enjoyed every bit of the band, comedian, cigar roller station, and caricature artist while nibbling on delish Nutella and chocolate chip cookies and mini coke floats! Sounds pretty amazing, right? Wait ‘til you see all the sweet pictures from Akil Bennett! Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography
Modern Architecture Inspired Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Akil Bennett Photography

Photos: Akil Bennett Photography ~ Proposal Location: Four Seasons Hotel Houston ~ Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hotel ZaZa ~ Wedding Gown: Pnina Tornai ~ Shoes: Jimmy Choo ~ Invitations: Tangerine Paper Space

Ornate Gold, Blush and Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

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Michelle & Renzo ~ November 9, 2013

“Who wants to go on a blind date, right? No one! What are the odds that a blind date will lead to a happy ending? Never!” says Michelle—who proved herself wrong, in the best way, by marrying Renzo, with whom she was set up by a mutual friend. The bride, who happens to be the owner of beloved West University gift-and-housewares boutique Blue Leaf, has a natural flair for gracious design, which her 300-guest wedding showed off beautifully. As celebratory as it was spectacular, Michelle and Renzo’s wedding also featured swings hung from the ceiling, confetti cannons, a cigar roller and an after-party, complete with disco-ball drop. WOW!! Congratulations to the happy couple, wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian
Ornate Gold, Blush & Light Blue Wedding at The Corinthian

Photos: Davina + Daniel ~ Wedding Dress: Badgley Mishcka ~ Venue: The Corinthian ~ Catering: Jackson & Company ~ Flowers: Events in Bloom ~ Cake: Who Made The Cake! ~ Jewelry: Zadok Jewelers ~ Registry: Blue Leaf Houston ~ Honeymoon: Paris

Pick a Perk at Hotel ZaZa Houston

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Pick a Perk at Hotel ZaZa Houston

Photos: Hotel ZaZa, D. Jones Photography (Top Right) & Adam Nyholt Photographer (Bottom Left)

As if the super-chic decor, ultra-hip artwork and high-glamour ambiance weren’t enough to seduce you, oh style-minded bride-to-be, Hotel ZaZa Houston is offering Weddings in Houston brides a selection of fabulous freebies for booking your Hotel ZaZa wedding, for a limited time only! Just choose your available 2015 wedding date at the Museum District’s icon of artful elegance, set your wedding size and tier, and take advantage of a slew of awesome perks, including ZaSpa treatments, complimentary suites and high-tech swag.

The deets:

  • Book at $10,000 catered event and receive ONE complimentary ZaSpa treatment of your choice and ONE complimentary night in the decadent Divino Suite.
  • Book a $15,000 catered event and receive TWO complimentary ZaSpa treatments of your choice, ONE complimentary night in a coveted Hotel ZaZa Concept Suite AND an iPad mini.
  • Book a $25,000 catered event and receive THREE complimentary ZaSpa treatments of your choice, ONE complimentary night in an ultra-exclusive Magnificent Seven Suite AND a state-of-the-art iPad.

The fine print:

  • Event must be booked by June 30, 2015, and must occur before Jan. 1, 2016, in order to qualify for perks.

Call 713.526.1991 to schedule your tour and find out about available dates for your Hotel ZaZa wedding…and don’t forget to let them know you’re a Weddings in Houston Magazine/Houston Wedding Blog reader!

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