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Rustic-Chic Spring Wedding at Old Glory Ranch

Whitney and Zak’s picture-perfect spring wedding at Old Glory Ranch was the very picture of elegant simplicity. “Old Glory Ranch is so beautiful that it doesn’t need a lot of decorations” says bride Whitney. “The elegant rustic setting of the outdoor patio along with the beautiful spring creations and centerpieces were all that were needed to evoke the perfect atmosphere.” She adds, “Our wedding was all about spring, family and being in love. I have always been a bit of a free spirit. I love being by the water, being outdoors, and I love flowers of any and every kind.” Wimberley’s Old Glory Ranch offered all of these elements, to which Whitney added vintage family wedding photos and filled the celebration with her favorite music. We hope you enjoy these beautiful photos of Whitney & Zak’s wedding as much as we did. Best wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Misty Mclendon ~ Bridal Gown: BCBG Max Azria ~ Venue & Decor: Old Glory Ranch

Classic Ivory, Merlot and Blush Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography

From its serene gold-accented palette, to its seasonal menu of roasted corn chowder and beef tenderloin with wild-mushroom-and-onion risotto, to its crystal chandeliers and soft candlelight, Hayley and Jeffrey’s fall wedding is pretty much a perfect example of how to do fall elegance fabulously. The couple, who met on a blind date (!!)—which led to a second date the very next day—wanted their marriage celebration to be not just full of love, but utterly timeless. We think they did both, beautifully. And we’ve got the gorgeous photos by super-talented Houston photographer Sarah Ainsworth to prove it. Congratulations, Hayley & Jeffrey!

Photos: Sarah Ainsworth Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Watters from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Groomswear: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Entertainment: DJU Productions

To Do This Week: Darryl & Co. Spring Showcase and 20th Anniversary, 5:30-8 pm Thursday

To Do This Week: Darryl & Co. Spring Showcase and 20th Anniversary, 5:30-8 pm Thursday

Photos: John Ly Photography

If you attended last Thursday’s I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian, you got a peek at the extraordinary talent that is Darryl & Co. This Thursday, you’re in for more—much more—of Darryl Murchison’s signature sophistication and opulence, when Darryl & Co. hosts its annual spring showcase. Tablescapes, luxurious lounge settings, dazzling decor and flights of floral fantasy all will be on display at this fabulous open house and cocktail bash. And if that’s not reason enough for revelry, then the fact that this soiree is also a celebration of Darryl & Co.’s 20th anniversary most certainly is. Festivities kick off at 5:30; admission is free; your RSVP is requested.

Darryl & Co.
483 W. 38th Street
Houston, TX 77018
713.863.0400

To Do This Week: Darryl & Co. Spring Showcase and 20th Anniversary, 5:30-8 pm Thursday

Photos: Darryl & Co.

HWB Hearts: Intriguing Ideas for Hand-Tied Bouquets

Satin ribbon and pearl pins are a classic choice for a hand-tied wedding bouquet. But there’s no rule that says they’re required wrapping for wedding bouquet stems. We’re huge fans of using interestingly textured, unusually patterned and/or heirloom fabrics and other materials to bind bridal bouquets. Some of our favorite ribbon alternatives include lace (especially black), raffia, twine, silk handkerchiefs, crocheted doilies, bear grass, leather and suede. Also alluring: mixing a simple or rough-hewn wrap material with a contrastingly delicate or ornamental accent, or vice versa. For instance, fine lace accented with wood buttons, or twine encircled with pearl rosary beads. And, of course, there’s nothing more meaningful than a bouquet wrapped with a bit of lace from the hem of your grandmother’s wedding gown, or adorned with your great-aunt’s heirloom locket.

Find more hand-tied bouquet inspiration, and the week’s wedding news, events & tips, in today’s week’s Wednesday Wedding Buzz!




Credits (Photos top to bottom, left to right): Karen Tran Florals, Kellie Kano Photography via Greer Loves, Heather Bliss via Callie Rose, Meredith Perdue (next 2 images), Four Seasons Flowers, Shannon Kelley Photography (last 2 images)

HWB Inspiration Board: Blue Glass and Bright Blooms

The beauty of blue glass. Vintage blue “Ball” mason jars, frosted blue glass votive holders, aqua blue glass vases, palest blue glass bowls, classic vintage -style blue and white dishes–we love them all. Fill them with loosely arranged, long-stemmed dahlias, ranunculus or frilly peonies. Keep the flower colors bright (red, orange, yellow, deep pink), the arrangements unfussy, and don’t be afraid to mix and match a variety of vessels when planning your table setting. Set against a backdrop of crisp, bright white. Did you ever think the blues could make you so darn happy?

Photos: Blue glass with hanging crystals, The Treasured Petal~White and blue table ware, Martha Stewart Collection by Macy’s ~Blue jars red floral, MattLauraJones~Hand-tied blue glass, Sweet Pea Floral~Dark blue glass, Wedding Bee~Blue stemmed peonies, Heather Ham~Blue pink dahlias, Shannon Nicole Smith~Blue mixed floral, Partee Hee Hee