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!
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
WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON Spring 2015 | Real Wedding Feature
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!
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
Photos: Alon Livne & Mia Bridal Couture
Naomi Campbell’s a fan. So’s Lady Gaga. And “Glee’s” Lea Michele rocked the Beverly Hilton’s step-and-repeat in a GORGEOUS pink, white and gold number of his at a recent event. He’s Israeli designer Alon Livne, and he’s the newest name to be featured by top Houston bridal salon Mia Bridal Couture. Next week, Mia is set to dazzle brides (and their besties) with a buzz-generating Alon Livne White trunk show, turning the spotlight on Livne’s red-carpet-inspired wedding gown styles. If bold contouring, exquisite embroidery and sexy, sheer touches are your cup of tea, plan to visit Mia Bridal Couture’s chic-yet-utterly-inviting River Oaks space, where you’ll be doted on and pampered…and have ALL your Alon Livne bridal questions answered by a representative of the design house! Gown-purchase incentives will be offered at this exclusive Houston bridal trunk show, and styling assistance will be on hand. Appointments are required, and are available for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 19-21…so call 713.622.2022 to make yours now!