Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema | Venue: Hughes Manor
Sophisticated…with a vintage twist. Luxurious…with touch of lounge-chic. Ideal for an al-fresco celebration OR a glamorous indoor fete. These are the elements of Hughes Manor—Houston’s hot new urban-oasis event venue!
Be there from 7 to 9 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 15, as we join Hughes Manor in welcoming brides, grooms, and their friends and family, to experience Houston’s secret garden and swank ballroom, tucked away on Washington Avenue.
Enjoy cocktails, light bites, chats with select Houston event vendors, and a dreamy fashion show presented by Now & Forever Bridal Boutique. Don’t forget to RSVP…we can’t wait to meet you at Hughes Manor this Thursday!
Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema | Venue: Hughes Manor
Rana and Navid’s proposal is probably one of the cutest we’ve heard yet. “Two weeks prior to Navid’s graduation, his sister texted me about planning a surprise party for him after the ceremony,” says Rana. Little did she know that she was the one in for a surprise. Rana got into planning mode and started to coordinate with Navid’s family and friends to let them know about the “surprise” party. Come graduation day, everything went according to her plan. “As soon as we walked in, we immediately started taking photos,” says Rana. She explains that she and Navid were the first to pose for photos in front a graduation “Congrats!” sign. Little did she know that while she and her honey stood in front of the sign, it was being switched out for a sign that said, “Will you marry me?” As Rana recounts, “Navid’s sister took the photo and walked over to make sure I approved of the it. As soon as I noticed the sign in the back of the picture, Navid got down on one knee. It was the greatest surprise ever,” adds Rana. If you think that sounds sweet, just wait ‘til you see the lovely photos from their fabulous Persian wedding celebration at The Bougainvilleas! We totally swooned over these photos by Aventography, and are sure you will, too. Here’s something else: You can see this gorgeous venue live and in person when The Bougainvilleas opens it doors to couples and their entourages on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6-9 p.m. for a fabulous summer Open House!
Photos: Aventography | Venue: The Bougainvilleas | Pronovias Bridal Gown & Sister-of-the-Bride Attire: Weddings by Debbie | Marquee Letters: House of Letters
Think you’ve got Olympic fever? Nobody’s burning hotter for those summer games than Whittington Bridal, whose “Bridal Olympics” video will have you cheering for this beloved Houston bridal salon’s staffers as they go for the gold in such grueling events as “gown hoisting,” “bridalwear strutting”…even balancing Weddings in Houston magazines while standing in super high heels! Who will achieve the ulitmate Bridal Olympics glory: Kendell Walker or Morgan Muckleroy?? Follow Whittington’s Instagram to see who takes home the Gold! And check out this sneak peek of one of the outtakes below from Whittington’s Bridals Olympics adventures. Oh–and while you’re at it, make your appointment to drop in and browse Whittington’s beautiful gowns, in search of the one!
Photo: Courtesy of Whittington Bridal
Kelly and Tom met at work, just across the hall from each other. So let’s set the picture here: These two peeking across the hallway—anxious to see one another, butterflies fluttering. After many group outings, Tom finally asked Kelly out officially. Kelly remembers their first date like it was yesterday; laughing, talking, and Tom’s incredibly fun personality. You know how they say that travel is the true test of compatibility? Well, these two passed that test with flying colors! Of all the traveling they did, Kelly was most excited to experience Brazil, where Tom spent his childhood. And Tom couldn’t wait to share her with his home—especially with the family and friends he hadn’t seen in over 10 years! Little did Kelly know that Tom had asked Kelly’s family for her hand in marriage prior to the couple’s South American sojourn. And what a proposal it was! In the beautiful white-sand beach town of Buzios, Tom proposed to Kelly…on a cliff overlooking the ocean. The couple recalls, “We followed a few days later with a lot of celebrating with friends that now mean so much to us both!” Their wedding was a vision of sophistication and charm with hues of French blue, sage green, lavender and champagne—all alluding to a picturesque French Country setting. We have no doubt that Tom shed a tear or two when he saw Kelly walk down the aisle in her stunning Rivini Gown from Mia Bridal Couture. The couple’s guests were just as in love with the wedding as Kelly and Tom are with each other. Kelly recounts that guests commented that the celebration was “more like a movie or a dream, so intimate and gorgeous.” Susie’s Cakes & Confections offered up a perfect rendition of a French-inspired wedding cake, with four tiers of decadent vanilla and raspberry sweetness that could seriously make you feel like you were in Paris. Thank you so much, Kelly and Tom, for sharing your joy with us…et félicitations à vous deux!
Photos: Sarah Ainsworth Photography | Venue: Houston Oaks Country Club | Wedding Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections | Rivini Gown: Mia Bridal Couture
One day, pale, demure Blush met flirty, sparkling Gold, and the two fell in love and lived happily ever after. Help us celebrate everyone’s favorite wedding color-palette couple, with a handful of goodies that show off this knockout pair in all their shimmering elegance. Happy shopping!
1. Hayley Paige “Lorelei” Gown: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique 2. Dolce & Gabbana Embellished Velvet Box Clutch: Saks Fifth Avenue Houston Galleria 3. Christopher Designs L’Amour Collection Ring: Donoho’s Jewellers 4. Jude Frances “Sonoma” Open Leaf Cuff: Loggins Jewelers 5. Salvatore Ferragamo “Emozione” Eau de Parfum: Bloomingdales 6. Nina “Karen” Champagne Satin Pump: Zappos 7. Watercolor Invitation: Nib & Pixel 8. Three Tier Cake: Who Made The Cake!