Blush, White And Burgundy Garden Wedding At Kemah Gardens

Venue: Kemah Gardens | Photo: Rachel Driskell Photography

Brittany and Zach met in middle school and quickly became best friends. Fast forward to their senior year homecoming dance where Zach took the first step towards love by asking Brittany to dance. “With the nudge from my mother and best friend, I agreed to risk the closest friendship I ever had for a chance at love,” recalls the bride. “Later that night, he formally asked me to be his girlfriend, and 8 years later that friendship is still the biggest foundation of our love together.” During the winter of 2017, Grant talked Brittany into going to a last-minute photo session saying his mother wanted family portraits. Although annoyed at the 24-hour notice, Brittany quickly found an outfit and arrived at the session where the photographer asked the couple to write down what they love most about one another on a chalkboard while standing back to back. “When I turned around his board read ‘that she has no idea I’m about to propose’ and he was down on one knee holding that sign,” says Brittany. “Who couldn’t say yes to that!”

For their garden wedding at picturesque Kemah Gardens, the couple came up with unique wedding ideas to celebrate their nuptials in a “different” way. Notes the bride: “Our seating chart was a crossword puzzle you had to play to find your seats, our sign-in board was a glass infinity symbol that encompassed our fingerprints in the loops, and at the ceremony we did a lock-and-key board, throwing the key in the lake behind us and our board had a Harry Potter quote we both loved. For our first dance, we choreographed our dance with a waltz and added some sign language because it was one of our favorite classes together in high school.” A beautiful palette of blush and white with touches of burgundy and lots of vinery set the tone for a garden wedding celebration. Following a romantic outdoor ceremony beneath Kemah Gardens’ flower-adorned vintage arbor, the couple joined 100 of their loved ones for a relaxing and fun reception in the wedding venue’s comfortable, climate-controlled pavilion. Says Brittany, “The whole thing was just an absolutely beautiful day with just enough unique surprises to make it our own!” Join us in wishing this sweet couple a lifetime of love and scroll down to see their romantic garden wedding. Congratulations, Brittany & Zach!

Click here to read the rest of this post »

Share this post

Glamorous Backyard Wedding Decor By Royal Luxury Events

backyard, intimate, micro wedding, glam, decor, flowers, styled shoot, royal
Design, Flowers + Decor: Royal Luxury Events | Photo: MacAnthony Studios
We are thrilled to welcome Royal Luxury Events back to the blog with a glamorous backyard wedding styled shoot!

With this gorgeous shoot, Royal Luxury Events showcases that intimate backyard weddings can also be luxurious! Whether it’s at an outdoor venue, or in your own backyard, there are so many ways to elevate your micro wedding decor.  Click here to read the rest of this post »

Share this post

5 Unique Bridal Shower Ideas in Houston

Photo: Larry Fagala | Jewelry: 29 North at The Post Oak Hotel | Location: Bouchee Patisserie At The Post Oak Hotel
Bridal showers are a common pre-wedding celebration to gather your bridesmaids and close relatives to play cheesy games, share advice and stories, eat delicious food, sip bubbles and of course…“shower” the bride in love, attention and gifts! If you’re a bride looking for unique bridal shower ideas, don’t worry we got you covered. Think outside the bridal shower box and get inspired by our 5 unique bridal shower ideas in Houston that you and your bride tribe will love!

Click here to read the rest of this post »

Share this post

Chinoiserie Themed Styled Shoot at Sandlewood Manor

houston, wedding photography, amy maddox, photography, wedding venue, sandlewood manor, samantha's artistry, styled shoot
Photo: Amy Maddox Photography | Venue: Sandlewood Manor | Hair + Makeup: Samantha’s Artistry
We are so excited to welcome Houston wedding photographer Amy Maddox Photography back to the blog with this stunning chinoiserie themed styled shoot at Sandlewood Manor!

Using natural light, Amy Maddox effortlessly captures the elegant Southern grandeur of Sandlewood Manor while effectively tying in Chinese motifs into modern design details in this chinoiserie themed styled shoot. The subtle combination of blue and white accent colors, to represent the traditional Chinese pattern, paired with a vibrant summer color palette created a modern and elegant table setting. In addition, Amy beautifully captures the bride’s glowing beauty and the romantic details of the intimate outdoor ceremony beneath the majestic and lush Sandlewood Manor Century Oaktree. Join us in swooning over this timeless chinoiserie themed styled shoot and scroll down to fully immerse yourself in all its beauty! If you love Sandlewood Manor’s southern charm, be sure to book a tour today to see the stunning wedding venue yourself.

Click here to read the rest of this post »

Share this post

Shop Your Wedding Registry By Room: Living Room & Dining Room

Tabletop: Bering’s | Linens & Table Rentals: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design | Photo: Jessica Frey Photography
Whether they’re connected in an open-floor-plan layout, or separate from one another, the living room and dining room generally constitute the heart of your home—the place where you relax, unwind, receive guests, entertain, eat, drink and celebrate. How you design, furnish and choose your wedding registry gifts for your home’s living and dining spaces will depend on your taste and style preferences: Do you want to sink back and put your feet up without worrying about delicate doo-dads? Do you love the look of a formal dinner table, laid out with perfect place settings and flickering tapers all aglow? Do you crave a cool lounge space where people can flow from table to sofa to bar, nibbling and sipping while the hum of conversation never stops? Think about the atmosphere you want to create, then dress it up with these living and dining room wedding registry gift essentials, which make down-time a good time, no matter your personal style!

Click here to read the rest of this post »

Share this post