Who says magnificence and make-your-own mac ’n cheese don’t mix? Certainly not Jordann nor Micah—the Houston couple’s Omni Houston Hotel wedding is a stellar example of what you get when you blend opulence with comfort—fabulousness with FUN! The pair, who met at UT Austin in 2005, treated their 300 wedding guests to an evening of sublime elegance, marked with plenty of personal, comforting touches, like a gorgeous tiered cinnamon cake with old-fashioned buttercream icing by Who Made The Cake. Now treat yourself to Jordann and Micah’s delightful wedding photos, courtesy J. Cogliandro Photography. Can’t you just feel the happiness radiating from this adorable couple? Congratulations, Jordann and Micah!
Photos: J. Cogliandro Photography
~ Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier from Joan Pillow Bridal
~ Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo ~ Cake: Who Made The Cake
~ Floral, Decor & Lighting: Flora & Eventi
~ Venue: Omni Houston Hotel
Photographer Lacy Dagerath of More Than An Image Photography felt an immediate affinity with bride-to-be Rebecca when the two first spoke to each other. And that mutual liking shows through in Dagerath’s joyful, playful, intimate photos of Rebecca and her groom-to-be David, shot on Texas A&M University’s campus, and at the Royalty Pecan Orchard in Caldwell. As for the couple’s romantic friendship-to-romance story, we’ll let bride-to-be (they’re getting hitched next month!) Rebecca tell it in her own words: “I ‘met’ David the first Sunday of my freshman year at Texas A&M University when I went to mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. I am guilty of being a sucker for musicians and there was this cute boy playing guitar and singing at mass! I thought to myself, ‘Catholic and a musician? That is so my future husband!’ Being a singer myself, I decided that I was going to need to join his choir so I could meet him. I joined the next week and after a couple months, David finally learned my name—ha! In his defense, he is terrible with names and I was really intimidated by him. We had a brief period of flirting but ended up not entering into a romantic relationship and went the friendship route instead (which I am now SO grateful for). Through the next five years at A&M, we sang at mass together every Sunday and he became one of my best friends. Our time at A&M and St. Mary’s together was full of ups and downs, but was the true foundation to our relationship today. I moved to Houston in December of 2010. Once we were a city apart and we didn’t have all of this pre-planned time together, we realized it was time to sit down and talk about what ‘we’ were. After lots of discussion and getting over the fear of ruining a wonderful friendship, we went for it and have never looked back—greatest decision ever!” Check out their deeply personal engagement pix, which include some awesome airplane-hangar shots—David is doing his Master’s Degree in Aerospace, and jokingly suggested that he and Rebecca pose “Top Gun”-style…an idea Rebecca loved. No wonder these two are on the runway to “I do!” Congrats and happiest wishes to the to-be-weds, and big thanks to More Than An Image for the terrific photos.
Photos: More Than An Image Photography
While “the dog did it” is a legendarily convenient excuse for all kinds of stuff, in the case of Andrew’s proposal to Lauren…the dog really did! “Andrew had a tag made that on one side said, ‘I love you,’ and on the other, ‘Will you marry me?’ He hung the tag and the ring on our dog Niko’s collar. I noticed it immediately and though it was some sort of joke. It was perfect! And thankfully it was not a joke,” the bride recounts. For the couple’s 150-guest wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, Lauren opted for white with silver accents as her palette, “which I think is very simple yet extremely sophisticated and elegant,” she says. “It was very important to us that everyone there was a person that touched our lives in some way. That included having our dog there as the best man. The whole night was absolutely amazing. Andrew and I never left the dance floor!” We wish the newlyweds a lifetime of happiness, and send a shout-out to super-talented photographer Adam Nyholt for the beautiful images.
Photos: Adam Nyholt Photographer ~ Bride’s Dress: Novia D’Art from Now & Forever Bridal Salon ~ Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Vera Wang ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Flowers: The Plant House ~ Rentals: Darryl & Co. ~ Venue: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
Herbs, blossoms, delicate spices—sounds like the recipe for a delicious spring treat. And it is!!
limited-edition Art of Nature collection, a natural-makeup lineup that starts with delicate spring shades and segues into lush high-summer colors, includes flower-wax-based, crease-resistant eye shadows (awesome for humid conditions), hydrating lip colors and a super-sexy lip gloss with great shine. Our fave of the bunch? The “Cana” Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Color—a gorgeous coral-red shade that’s perfect for outdoor fêtes, pre-wedding parties and romantic date nights. Check out Aveda spas, salons and retail locations, or shop online
Kick up your heels, loves—spring pre-wedding-party season just got a little hotter. For all those showers, engagement fetes and other occasions you’re bound to be throwing or invited to this spring, a chic wedge with a hint of metal (studs, straps, a killer buckle or two) is pure prettiness, with just the right amount of edge. Check out five of our favorite metal-accent wedges for warm-season celebrations…or, ya know, pretty much anytime you walk on out of the house!
MICHAEL Michael Kors via Zappos ~ Audrey Brooke via DSW ~ Cole Haan via Piperlime ~ MICHAEL Michael Kors via Macy’s ~ Kate Spade New York via Nordstrom
It pays to exercise! Just ask bride Katie, who fell in love with future groom David when the two started working out together in training for a triathlon. “We became good friends, and later did a half marathon together,” Katie tells us. “An engagement was soon to follow…and now so is a baby girl!” We’re so happy for newlyweds, and so delighted to share with you their Woodlands Resort & Conference Center wedding, shot by the very talented Huz Abdul of Kreative Angle Photography. Simple and elegant, with champagne, mocha and navy accent colors and a focus on the beautiful Woodlands Resort surroundings—we are charmed by this sweet wedding and the wonderful couple who shared it with us. Congratulations, Katie and David!
Photos: Kreative Angle Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Brickhouse Bridal ~ Flowers: The Blooming Idea ~ Invitations: Bering’s ~ Venue: The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center
A family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full-blown fiasco? Fortunately it’s Lionsgate’s newest hit flick…and not the story of your life!
Because we love ya, and we know how a couple of hours guffawing with your BFF can help blow off some of that wedding-planning stress, we’ve got a special Weddings in Houston code for you to snag tickets to the Wed., April 24, advance screening of Lionsgate’s verrrry funny “The Big Wedding,” starring Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace and Diane Keaton.
Just click here and enter code WIHSBYL to download your tix.
Seats for this special 7 p.m. screening, taking place at CityCentre’s Studio Movie Grill are first-come, first-served, so make sure to show up early. Oh—and if you don’t manage to make it to this exclusive event, you can still have your “Wedding” and laugh at it, too, when “The Big Wedding” hits theaters everywhere April 26.
Breathtaking. Simply breathtaking. These are the only words we can use to describe Ines Di Santo’s latest collection, with its hints of Italian Baroque, its lush silk flowers, its subtly metallic layers and brilliant crystal embellishments. These are dramatic gowns for the statement-making bride, and they are exquisite. See them this Friday and Saturday when lovely Houston salon Belle Mariée Bridal hosts a two-day trunk show featuring light nibbles, bubbly and—of course—a bevy of gorgeous Ines Di Santo bridal gowns. *Swoon*
Ines Di Santo Trunk Show
Fri., April 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat., April 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Belle Mariée Bridal
2509 River Oaks Blvd.
Houston, TX 770019
Call 713.523.0068 to schedule your appointment!
Photos ~ Ines Di Santo
Photos: Artista/Cordúa Catering
Celebrate spring with tomorrow evening’s ridiculously lavish I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian and you could end up with a second springtime celebration on your hands (and your palate): a $100 dinner for two at Churrascos, Americas or Artista restaurant.
Here’s the scoop: One bride who scoops up her last-minute pre-sale tickets to tomorrow evening’s super-luxe bridal fantasy Happy Hour at downtown Houston’s stunning Corinthian will WIN a $100 gift certificate for dinner for two at the Cordúa restaurant of her choice any time during the month of April. Options include deliciously traditional Churrascos, sophisticated pan-Latin Americas and ultra-romantic Artista—all overseen by renowned executive chef David Cordúa.
As for tomorrow evening’s post-work fête, well—we can’t reveal the gorgie-gorge details, but we can tell you it will be an evening of incredible food, drink, entertainment, bridal couture and design inspiration you shan’t forget. So don’t forget to get your tix!!
TO ENTER TODAY’S GIVEAWAY: 1.) Purchase pre-sale tickets BY 11:59 p.m. TODAY, WED., APRIL 10, to the I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian 2.) If you haven’t yet, *Like* us on Facebook.
That’s it! We’ll notify our randomly selected winner at tomorrow evening’s bash!!
We’re just so tickled to be able to show y’all the wedding of Andrea and Alessandro—such a beautiful couple, such a magnificent celebration. The two met a Sunday Funday brunch…and ended up chatting ’til midnight that day. It wasn’t long until the pair realized they were madly in love, and eventually Alessandro proposed to his lovely bride on a trip to San Francisco. “On our second day, after an afternoon biking around Sausalito, he took me to an amazing mountain top for the sunset,” Andrea recounts. “Just as the sun was setting, he got down on one knee and proposed with the spectacular view of San Francisco behind him. It truly was the most amazing day!” Though perhaps not quite as amazing as the day the two tied the knot, with a church ceremony followed by a dazzling black-white-and-silver celebration at downtown Houston’s Hotel ZaZa. The silver-and-crystal candelabra, the dramatic feather accents, the sleek white dance floor—everything about this wedding exuded glamour and drama. Everything, that is, except for the awesome photo-booth fun that was a highlight of the wedding for guests and newlyweds alike, which exuded sheer joy and whimsy. If you’re wondering how Andrea put together such a spectacular wedding, she says she found “90%” of her vendors on her one-day visit to the I Do! Bridal Soiree at the Royal Sonesta (where, incidentally, she was also the lucky winner of our Kindle Fire giveaway—BONUS!). We’re so thankful to Andrea and Alessandro for sharing their special day—big thanks too to photographer Rachel Robinson for sharing her terrific pix.
Photos: Rachel Robinson Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier ~ Bride’s Hair & Makeup: The Perfect Face ~ Bridesmaid ~ Dresses: Vera Wang for David’s Bridal ~ Floral & Decor: Plants ’n Petals ~ Venue: Hotel ZaZa ~ Videography: Sculpting with Time