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Hindu-American Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography

“It was very important to us that our wedding day reflect both of our cultural heritages and traditions. We are thrilled we were able to incorporate two very different ceremonies into one (very long) day!” says bride, Becky. The Hindu marriage ceremony took place in the morning at the Omni Houston Hotel, “Starting with a boisterous barat procession with Aneesh along with his family and friends joyously dancing their way to the mandap (marriage pavilion), and ending with an Indian feast for lunch,” adds Becky. The Catholic ceremony was held that same evening (yes, that same day) where Becky wore a stunning lace Martina Liana gown from Brickhouse Bridal. Becky and Aneesh wanted to transform their reception venue into a small Tuscan village in the Italian countryside. “Between the bouquets of peonies and hydrangeas, the candles that filled the room with a soft glow, the tables named after Italian places close to our hearts, the Prosecco and Chianti that flowed throughout the evening, and the delectable Italian dinner, we truly felt transported,” says Becky. If you think their wedding sounds beautiful, just wait ‘til you see the pics! Thank you Akil Bennett for the fabulous photos and congrats to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Akil Bennett Photography ~ Ceremony Venue: Omni Houston Hotel ~ Reception Venue: River Oaks Country Club ~ Wedding Gown Designer: Martina Liana from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Wedding Band: Zadok Jewelers ~ Florist: AJ’s Urban Petals ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Registry: Williams-Sonoma

Head to Toe Style: Gold Bridal Accessories for the True Romantic

Whether you lean toward warm golden tones or prefer a rosy glow, gold is 2015’s haute-est bridal metallic. We’ve gathered up some of our favorite gold bridal shoes, hair accessories, handbags and more, and arrayed them here for your enjoyment. Which gold treasure do you love best??

Head-to-Toe Style: Romantic

1. Helena Noelle Rose Gold Bridal Belt ~ Helena Noelle 2. Samantha Wills Midnight Garden Bun Cover in Gold ~ Samantha Wills 3. Bijuju Bridal Bar Hair Comb in Gold ~ Bijuju 4.  SJP Doris Metal Nappa Peep Toe in Soft Gold ~ Nordstrom 5. Le Flowers Bridal Floral Sash ~ Le Flowers 6. Marchesa Isabella Laser-Cut Calf Hair Clutch Bag ~ Neiman Marcus 7. Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandal in Platinum Noir ~ Stuart Weitzman Houston Galleria 8. Lulu Townsend Glitter Frame Clutch ~ DSW

Romantic Hotel ZaZa Spring Wedding by Akil Bennett Photography

“We met at a charity camp for children with cancer called Candlelighter’s, back in El Paso,” recounts recent bride Paige. “Patrick was the counselor for the youngest boys and I was the counselor for the youngest girls. Patrick had a ‘tough guy’ exterior, but seeing him with those children, gentle and kind, melted my heart and I was immediately in love. By the end of the camp we were constantly talking and flirting, sharing music and books; it was a beautiful beginning to a beautiful relationship.” We’ll second that, Paige. And third it. And just melt over it right along with you, while we sigh over Akil Bennett’s gorgeous photos of your Hotel ZaZa spring wedding. Thank you so much for donating your time and love to children in need, and for sharing your beautiful day with our beautiful Houston brides. Congratulations!

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Photos: Akil Bennett Photography ~ Bridal Gown: Ella Blu ~ Bride’s Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent ~ Bridesmaids Dresses: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique ~ Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss ~ Wedding Reception Venue: Hotel ZaZa ~ Cake: Who Made The Cake! ~ Registry: Macy’s Wedding Gift & Registry

Mint, Coral & Khaki Rustic Wedding by Ama Photography & Cinema

Kaitlin and Michael wanted their wedding to be a day of non-stop fun for everyone. Kaitlin wore a gorgeous lace A-line wedding gown from Houston Bridal Gallery and the perfect pair of Badgley Mishcka embellished peep toe pumps *swoon.* Their guests enjoyed a laid-back reception with fun outdoor games like Jenga, bag toss and a (what else?) kissing booth! Sounds like a sweet Southern wedding, right? You bet it was. Take a look at the amazing pictures by Ama Photography & Cinema and see for yourself! Congrats and well wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema ~ Wedding Dress: Houston Bridal Gallery ~ Shoes: Badgley Mischka ~ Florist: A Different Bloom

Sage, Peach & Coral Garden Wedding by J. Cogliandro Photography

Robin first met Andrew back in 2003 when he hired her as his paralegal. “I had no idea my future husband was right down the hall all those years,” says Robin, who would one day marry that charming attorney in the garden of the home she would share with him in the heart of Houston’s Museum District. On that wonderful day, the couple’s home provided the perfect backdrop to complement their nature-inspired wedding theme, where shades of coral and peach provided pops of color among the soft beige and ivory decor. Following the enchanted-garden ceremony, a cocktail hour on the pool terrace treated guests to fine wine, cocktails and hors d’oeuvre. The reception took place in the backyard underneath a tent covered with quince branches and hung with a chandelier draped with flowers in shades of peach, apricot and coral. Swooning already? Yeah, we thought so. Check out the decadent details for yourself in our amazing photos by J. Cogliandro Photography. Congrats and well wishes to the newlyweds!

Photos: J. Cogliandro Photography ~ Consultant: Keely Thorne Events ~ Wedding Gown & Accessories: Winnie Couture ~ Wedding Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. ~ Caterer & Baker: Jackson and Company