Long, long before their beautiful Ashton Gardens wedding, there was the first moment Sarah and Trevor met, when they were only 12 years old. “My family had moved to Houston and began attending the same church as Trevor’s family,” Sarah explains. “Trevor and I were each other’s first kiss in high school, and we deeply cared for one another from an early age.” When it came time for college, the two went their separate ways, as high-school sweethearts often do. It would be 10 years before they saw each other again, this time at a different church in Houston, where they both resided once again. Because her mother had, sadly, passed away four years prior to her wedding, Sarah’s father stepped up to take over “so many roles to help me with the wedding,” she recounts, “including sweetly buttoning me into my gown, since my mom was not there.” Not just that, the bride says, but, “He also gifted me with an oil painting of my mother, which reserved the spot in the front pew where she would have sat,” Sarah says. “I loved getting to save that space for her.” And we love getting to share Sarah and Trevor’s poignant wedding story and Houston winter wedding with y’all. Congratulations to the happy couple!
Nikki and Garrett were best friends in high school, but it wasn’t until years later when their romance began. “We met back up in our hometown in 2012 over Christmas break and the rest is history!” Nikki says. Following a romantic proposal on the Austin 360 Bridge, the couple gathered 150 of their closest family and friends to seal their union of love in an elegant ceremony. For their luxe Chateau Cocomar wedding, the pair opted for a dazzling array of sparkling crystals, white florals and gold accents–including an “OMG!” cake from Cakes By Gina. As for fairytale wedding setting Chateau Cocomar, “The venue was everything I could have imaged for my special day,” recalls the bride. “There are no words to describe my amazing wedding, you have to see pictures!” We couldn’t agree more…so check ’em out here. And join us in wishing a lifetime of happiness to this sweet couple!
Ahem, gentlemen, take notice: “What struck me about Matt’s online dating profile were his adorable smile (and dimples!), his ambition, and the fact that he was holding a puppy.” That’s what Marjorie initially thought of the man who would eventually become her husband. “Matt had moved to Houston for his residency at Texas Children’s Hospital after completing medical school at the University of Southern California,” she notes. “He did not know a single soul upon moving here, so he immediately signed up for online dating. I moved to Houston that same summer to intern at Texas Children’s Hospital while working on my MBA through Baylor University. Some friends of mine encouraged me to give eHarmony a try.” And there you have it. After eventually jetting back to California to retrieve his great-great-grandmother’s ring, then privately asking Marjorie’s dad for her hand in marriage, Matt popped the question in front of both sets of parents. He was, we’re happy to report, blessed with a hearty, “YES!!” The couple’s California Texas wedding at The Petroleum Club Of Houston paid homage to the bride’s and groom’s backgrounds, especially with the food: fish tacos and In-N-Out burgers for his, beef tenderloin and “Texas margaritas” for hers. Click here to read the rest of this post »
One of the absolute hottest acts on the Houston wedding music scene is also one of the hottest bands around, period.
If you’ve heard all the recent buzz about Emerald City Band, it’s with good reason: This incredible music outfit sizzles. No–it SCORCHES. With a client list that includes everyone from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, to the Super Bowl, to the White House (yes, THAT White House), this nationally renowned super group has rocked some of the highest-profile weddings in the country. And they wanna rock yours. Click here to read the rest of this post »
For effortlessness, look for comfortable, wearable A-line dress silhouettes, feather-light layers of tulle, diaphanous overlays and soft, supple lace. This Fall 2018 wedding collection’s elegance is expressed with intricate moonstone and sterling beading, which add luminous sparkle and shimmer. What do we love about this Winnie Couture collection? Pretty much everything, y’all. But what we love most is that it lends itself to such an array of styling options, from super glamorous to relaxed boho chic. Click here to read the rest of this post »