Our October cover joins a shimmering Enzoani bridal gown from Parvani Vida Bridal & Formal with statement jewelry from Tenenbaum Jewelers and elegant floral details from Plants N’ Petals, in a dreamy, divine vignette. Read on to shop the beautiful elements that make up our cover-worthy look!
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4 Seasons of Wedding WOW: Tablescapes for Spring, Summer, Winter & Fall
When we gathered together a selection of super-talented Houston wedding florists, decorators and stylists at coveted Downtown venue the Corinthian-Houston and asked them to create wedding reception table designs that embody the spirit of each of the four seasons…well…we knew we were in for something special. Fortunately, fabulous photographer Taylor Golden was on hand to capture the seasonal magic, which we’re sharing with you right here in this bountiful blog post! Love what you see? Pin it, Instagram it, share it, love it, let us know!
1.) First up…SPRING!
Flowers & Design: Haute Flowers & Events
Butterflies & bright bulbs pair up with beaded chargers and simple, refined stemware in Haute Flowers & Events‘ charming take on Spring’s wedding table. And the subtly patterned table linen? Divine!
Flowers & Design: Blooms Design Studio
For Blooms Design Studio, Spring comes to life with an abundance of foliage, surrounding creamy roses, delicate frilled tulips and sweetly scented hyacinths, with accents of earthy brown and burnt orange.
2.) Next up…SUMMER!
Flowers & Design: River Oaks Plant House | Linens & Rentals: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design
For a Summer wedding reception table that’s so fresh and cool you can practically feel it, River Oaks Plant House teams up with EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design, setting out roses, lilies, hydrangeas and orchids, atop exuberantly printed table linens. Gold-accented place settings bring a touch of elegance, while fresh whole pears prop up whimsical place cards.
Flowers & Design: AJ’s Urban Petals
Brimming with bright orange, hot pink, vibrant yellow and green, set atop an intricately embroidered table linen, AJ’s Urban Petals’ take on the Summer wedding table is both refined…and a little bit wild.
3.) Time for…FALL!
Flowers & Design: Darryl & Co.
As Fall approaches, Darryl & Co. welcomes the crisp change of season with deep purples, crimson, burgundy and blush, accompanied by glowing brass and sparkling crystal…plus a dash of magnificent peacock plumage, for a bit of wedding-worthy drama.
Flowers & Design: Dream Bouquet
For Dream Bouquet, Fall is a time for rustic wood, fragrant eucalyptus and burnished sunflowers–the perfect palette for an elegant autumnal barn wedding, Hill Country destination wedding, or tented backyard bash, as temperatures begin to drop.
Flowers & Design: Plants N’ Petals
Frosted branches, snow-white petals and shimmering ivory napkins get warmed up with gold-sequin linens, gilded flatware and glowing candlelight, in this dazzling but understated Winter-wedding tabletop design from Plants N’ Petals.
Linens, Rentals & Design: LBL Event Rentals
Nothing evokes the spirit of the Winter season like sparkle and shine, which is exactly what this wintry blue-and-white Winter wedding tablescape by LBL Event Rentals does–with help from sequins, crystals, bits of shimmering glass and metallic table linens.
Happy wedding planning, loves, in whatever season you choose to wed!
Seasonal Weddings Bouquets for Spring, Summer, Winter & Fall
Having a seasonal wedding bouquet isn’t just about syncing your flower theme with your wedding month. Choosing in-season blooms for your bridal bouquet also helps ensure that the flowers you hold in your hand as you walk down the aisle to “I do” are at peak freshness and fullness. Choosing seasonal flowers for your bouquet can also save you money, since these blooms will be available in abundance, and likely will not need to be flown in from verrrrry far away at a verrrrry high cost. To get started dreaming up your seasonal flower arrangement, think about the month you’ll wed, and the location (you wouldn’t want wildflowers in a lavish ballroom, or cascading tendrils on a blustery beachfront, for example), use this here post for inspiration and advice, and talk to your Houston wedding florist about bringing your own interpretation to your seasonal bridal bouquet.
Photo: Adam Nyholt Photographer
Quite possibly the single most beloved bridal flower is the delicate, fluttery, ultra-feminine peony. Available in shades ranging from snowy white to vibrant coral to multiple shades of pink, peonies have a notoriously short season, generally reaching peak bloom in April and May, so if spring is your wedding season, take advantage of this fabulous flower!
Other popular spring flowers:
- Sweet Peas
Photo: A to Zinnia
Planning a summer wedding? Bring in a pop of color with bright, bountiful zinnias, which hit peak season during the summer months. Available in red, orange and bright pinks, this lively flower’s fluted petals add texture and depth to any bridal bouquet or bridesmaid nosegay.
Other popular summer flowers:
Photo: Lisa Mathewson Photography
English roses, yellow coxcomb and purple wax flowers make up this colorful and feminine fall bridal bouquet. But you can choose from a bounty of fall-season flowers for your own autumnal arrangement! If your wedding falls during the months of September, October or November, pay homage to Houston’s shift from REALLY HOT to NOT AS HOT with flowers in shades of burnt orange, deep maroon, yellow and green, with touches of blush and pink.
Other popular fall flowers:
- Gerbera Daisy
- Calla Lily
Photo: Colin Lyons Wedding Photography
If winter is your wedding season, congratulations! (Well, congratulations no matter WHAT season you’re set to wed in…this is the Houston Wedding Blog, after all : ) What we mean is, considering that this here is Houston, having your wedding during the winter months means treating visiting guests to one of the city’s most delightful times of year, when temps drop, twinkle lights come out, and a sense of fun and festivity fills the air. For winter wedding bouquets, we can’t say enough good things about roses, the eternal flower of love, and the most reliable, and beautiful, year-round bloomer. Want to really go all out with your seasonal style? Accent your rose bouquet with hypericum berries, pine sprigs and/or cones, and holly leaves. For a winter wedding bouquet that’s as snow white as the stuff that falls from the sky further north, opt for slender, elegant paper whites (a type of winter narcissus), or fragrant stephanotis. Happy floral designing, darlings!
A Southern Fête
A classically elegant Southern fête at a gracious Houston home makes for a perfect spring reception.
flowers & decor: todd events | ring: zadok jewelers
champagne & navy metallic gowns: sorella vita | ermenegildo zegna suit, carrot & gibbs bow tie: m penner | la petite robe di chiara: neiman marcus | flowers & decor: todd events
jewelry: zadok jewelers | flowers & decor: todd events
romonoa keveza gown: neiman marcus
bouquet & hand painted parasol: todd events
ines di santo “bloom” gown: neiman marcus | jewelry: zadok jewelers | ermenegildo zegna suit, carrot & gibbs bow tie: m penner | dove release: white wing dove connection
tablescape: todd events
decor: todd events | cake: susie’s cakes & confections
oscar de la renta gown: joan pillow bridal salon | suit & loafers: festari | bouquet & hand painted parasol: todd events | jewelry: nazar’s fine jewelers
THE TALENTED TEAM: photography: sylvie gil | wardrobe stylist: summar salah | set concept, styling, decor & flowers: todd events | cake: susie’s cakes & confections | hair: ceron for ceron salon | makeup: vci artist victoria callaway
Zodiac Style: Wedding Ideas for Fire Sign Brides
We’ve curated some of our hottest finds for our bold, spotlight-seeking fire sign brides. From rubies and rose gold to intricate embroidery and the heady scent of orange blossoms, these hand-picked bridal accessories and wedding design elements are tailor-made for the bride with fire–and true love–in her heart! Scroll down for details and retailers.
1. Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla Exotica Gown: Abu Sandeep 2. Ruby & Diamond Ring: Nazar’s Fine Jewelry 3. Burberry Festive Nail Polish in Iconic: Bloomingdale’s 4. Tenderly Textured Invitation: Wedding Paper Divas 5. Nancy Gonzales Butterfly Crocodile Box Clutch: Neiman Marcus 6. Bouquet: Haute Flowers & Events 7. Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Eau de Parfum: Bloomingdale’s 8. Ralph & Russo Suede & Rose Gold Pump: Ralph & Russo 9. Gold Metallic & Sugar Flower Cake: Cake Ink