Two Medical Pros Have An Enchanting Greenery-Filled Wedding

Groom in blue suit and tie holds a blonde bride in an off-the-shoulder gown after their wedding ceremony at wedding venue, The Bell Tower on 34th, in Houston, Texas.
Photo: Always Us Studios | Venue: The Bell Tower On 34th

Four years ago, Madison, a nurse practitioner from Seattle, and Emmanuel, a doctor from Ecuador, met at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. After just a few dates, Madison knew she had found her “McDreamy.” A proposal followed on a beautiful evening at a beach in Mexico, with a radiant sunset as the backdrop.

The couple planned for their wedding to be in February 2020, but as you can imagine, for two medical pros working at the largest cancer center in the U.S. during the pandemic, their wedding plans came to a halt. “We made the difficult decision to delay our wedding to not only keep our family and friends safe but also the patients we work with at the cancer center,” Madison says.

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A Timeless and Airy Wedding at a Family-Owned Farm in Brenham, TX

The groom kisses the brides cheek as she laughs at their wedding at venue Deep In The Heart Farms in Brenham, Texas
Photo: Blake Nelson Photography | Venue: Deep In The Heart Farms

A quaint coffee date in college turned into a proposal on a gorgeous autumn day in Lake Tahoe, CA, for Mackenzie and Ryan.

On March 30, 2021, the couple’s timeless Brenham wedding was at Deep in the Heart Farms, a property with 150 acres of rolling green hills and ancient oak trees. The couple knew they wanted a wedding that highlighted the “beauty and true meaning of marriage” from the start. So after an emotional first touch, Mackenzie and Ryan pledged their love in a light-filled chapel with an altar decorated with lush greenery and pops of blush and ivory Peonies, Roses and Ranunculus.

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12 Dress Styles for a Wedding Guest

Colorful flower embroidered mini dress by Oscar de la Renta for wedding guests
Photo: Cass Bird/Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

From sophisticated city weddings to casual countryside ceremonies, it can be challenging to figure out what to wear to a wedding, as a guest, especially while keeping the changing seasons and trends in mind. There are so many factors that go into picking a style, but ultimately you want a gown that makes you feel confident, stylish and fits well.

We loved gathering our top picks for each season for you. Match the dress of your choice to the time, location and formality of the wedding you will be attending! From a black-tie formal gathering to a laid-back country wedding, we have a variety of full-length, midis and mini dresses for you to choose from.

Fall Styles

Sequins, satin and metallic textiles take center stage for autumn.  Mix these textures with rusty amber and copper hues, and you will be up-to-date on the fall trends. Sheer chiffon and heavily embellished florals make the ultimate dynamic duo for the months to come.

1. Colorful Wildflower Embroidered Tulle Mini Dress

Detailed colorful flower embroidered mini dress for fall 2021 Oscar de la Renta styles.
Oscar de la Renta Floral-Embroidered Tulle Mini Dress | Available at Moda Operandi

2. Metallic Shimmer Puff-Sleeve Midi Dress

 

Fall midi dress with shimmering metallic copper fabric and puff sleeves.
Theia Mya V-neck Midi Dress | Available at Saks Fifth Avenue

3. Sparkling Gold and Silver Sequin Ombre Gown

Silver and gold spaghetti strap sequin gown for fall.
Halston Noah Ombre Sequin Gown | Available at Saks Fifth Avenue

 

Winter Styles

Choosing a dress for a winter wedding can be difficult, especially when you factor in the climate and location of the occasion.  With sequins and satin being a fashion statement for the season, these three designs will have you sparkling and snug in the frosty weather.  Deeper hues like pomegranate red and glimmering amethyst will set the holiday spirit. Heavily embellished gowns, faux fur and heavier fabrics are also good options to consider. 

4. Sophisticated Long-Sleeve Turtleneck Evening Gown

All black gown with sheer long sleeves and a turtleneck by Ralph Lauren for winter wedding guest.
Ralph Lauren Long-Sleeve Turtle Neck Gown | Available at Ralph Lauren

5. Enchanting Puff-Sleeve Sequin Midi Dress

Purple sequin puff sleeve midi dress for winter wedding guest.
ROTATE Birger Christensen Sirin Sequined Midi Dress | Available at Saks Fifth Avenue

6. Sleek Burgundy Ruched Satin Wrap Minidress

Silk burgundy long sleeve mini dress with puff sleeves for winter wedding guest
Lavish Alice Ruched Satin Wrap Minidress | Available at Saks Fifth Avenue

 

Spring Styles

When spring is in the air, it’s time to include light yet lively colors into your fashion choices.  Silky sky blue and bubblegum pink are just a few of the hues that are favored in spring, along with sophisticated 3D embellishments and shoulder-less gowns. Dainty garden-style patterns and billowing gowns are also a top-notch choice for a classic, whimsical outdoor wedding.

7. Sweetheart Neckline 3D Gardenia Embroidery Mini Dress

Pink strapless mini dress with gardenia embroidery for spring.
Oscar de la Renta Spring 2022 Collection

8. Sky Blue Satin Off The Shoulder Dress

 

Sky blue satin midi dress with one long sleeve for spring wedding guest
Alice + Olivia Dora Asymmetrical Off The Shoulder Dress | Available at: Revolve

 

9. Peony Silk Off The Shoulder Column Gown

Light pink off the shoulder gown with a train for spring wedding guest
Off the Shoulder Column Gown | Available at Monique Lhuillier

 

Summer Styles

Sweet summertime calls for vivid and brilliant colors to nourish the fashion soul.  Electric aquamarine, sunset coral and pure honeyed gold will have you radiating with confidence.  Shimmering sheer fabrics and elegant flowy gowns are also clever picks to prepare for the summer heat.

10. Sea Foam Sparkly Plunge Cutout Gown

 

Sea foam green shimmery long sleeve gown for summer.
PatBo Sparkly Plunge Cutout Gown | Available at Saks Fifth Avenue

11. Sunset Coral One Shoulder Ruched Cocktail Dress

One shoulder sleeve coral sparkling fitted midi dress for summer wedding guest
One Shoulder Ruched Cocktail Dress | Available at Theia Couture

12. Electric Aqua Halter Neck Dress

Aqua blue halter neck mini dress for summer.
Amanda Uprichard Samba Dress | Available at Tootsies

 

Match the dress of your choice with beautiful accessories and your outfit will be complete! Read more on the Houston Wedding Blog to see our top shoe and jewelry picks. You can also click the link to our Pinterest board for more inspiration!

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Romantic City Wedding With Red and Ivory Florals

The bride and groom hold hands and smile at each other outside of JW Marriott Downtown Houston. The groom has a ruby red boutonniere.
Photo: RaeTay Photography | Engagement Party: The Houstonian Hotel Club & Spa | Cake: Susie’s Cakes

After a lively night of dancing at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Jennifer and Edgar knew that they were meant to be together. 

Edgar proposed on his knee beneath the iconic oak tree at The Houstonian, its sparkling branches creating a warm and romantic glow. After Jennifer said yes, she was surprised with a celebratory engagement party with family and friends in attendance.   Click here to read the rest of this post »

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Ivory + Green Lakeside Wedding at Margaritaville Resort, Lake Conroe

Groom and bride, with veil blowing in wind, pose in front of colorful outdoor surf boards at their lakeside wedding at Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe and Houston.
Photo: Us Plus Love | Planner: A Day To Remember | Hair + Makeup Artist: Blush Hair and Makeup Artistry | Jewerly: I W Marks Jewelers | Visit Conroe

Very few people can run 14 miles on the first date, and that’s how you know Elizabeth and Jeremiah were meant to be from the start. So, when Jeremiah decided to pop the question with a dazzling engagement ring from I W Marks Jewelers, it was only natural that it was after a 10-mile run.  “When I turned to look at him, he was down on one knee! It was such a blur! I remember taking the ring from him and putting it on my finger,” Elizabeth says.

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