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Moroccan-Inspired Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Brittany’s vision of a Moroccan-inspired wedding came to life at The Bell Tower on 34th. The rich color palette of fuchsia, purple, green and hints of orange incorporated in the flowers and décor added the perfect amount of sultry flair. Brittany and Ian wined and dined with 250 of their nearest and dearest with a lavish menu included lamb pops, crab cakes, prime rib and late night snacks. The candlelight dinner, live belly dancing performances and a camel photo op were just a few highlights of the night. Of course, it was only appropriate that Nadine Moon of Who Made The Cake! created a decadent 5-foot tall Moroccan plush pillow cake for the splendid occasion. Sounds like an affair to remember, right? Just wait ‘til you see the photos. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Bell Tower Films ~ Venue: Bell Tower on 34th Street ~ Baker: Who Made The Cake!

Metallic Wedding at The Houstonian by Akil Bennett Photographer

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Brittney and Jeff grew up in the same town and even attended their high school’s Homecoming together as friends back in 2002, but it wasn’t until much later that the pair officially became a couple. On a trip to San Francisco with Brittney’s parents, Jeff planned a night to remember for his love when he proposed in front of the Golden Gate Bridge on their way to dinner: “The best part was that the Uber driver had my phone and was able to capture the entire thing,” notes Brittney. Surrounded by 250 of their closest loved ones, the pair tied the knot in a formal Methodist ceremony and then gathered for hors d’oeuvre and dancing at the glamorous Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. Metallic hues of gold, bronze and gunmetal gray gave the “lounge”-styled room a fabulously futuristic flair, a live blues band entertained the crowd and Susie’s Cakes & Confections provided a three-tier monogrammed cake for guests to enjoy before hitting the dance floor. The bride’s favorite part of the evening, however, “was when the confetti cannons went off on the dance floor while everyone was dancing and having a good time.” Congratulations, Brittney and Jeff!

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Photos: Akil Bennett Photographer ~ Reception Venue & Catering: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Invitations: Katie & Co. ~ Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta from Ivory Bridal Atelier

Ivory, Pink & Gold Wedding by D. Jones Photography

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Lacey and Tyler spent their entire childhood not knowing that they lived a half mile away from each other until their paths crossed in college. All it took was a day of floating the Guadalupe River with friends for Lacey and Tyler to meet and the rest was history. Four years later Tyler decided to put a ring on it at St. Paul’s Methodist Church where she had always dreamed of, “I had always envisioned getting married there since I was a little girl and he knew how much I loved that building,” Lacey says. Lacey wed Tyler in a classic Reem Acra gown in front of 270 of their nearest and dearest. “I always say that marrying Tyler was the most natural thing I have ever done,” adds Lacey. If you think their love story is sweet, just wait ‘til you see the pics by D. Jones Photography. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: D. Jones Photography ~ Bridal Luncheon: Brennan’s Houston ~ Wedding Dress: Reem Acra ~ Mother of Bride Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions

Blush & Gold Wedding by Christa Elyce Photography

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

From high school acquaintances to college sweethearts, Jessica and Lukas hit it off at a fateful New Year’s Eve party, where the pair spent the whole evening talking beside a crackling campfire. Four years later, the two lovebirds graduated together from Texas A&M–and not long after, Lukas surprised Jessica by popping the question: “He decided to take me to the restaurant we went on our first big date,” recalls the bride. “I somehow was completely clueless to what was really happening.” Once they finished eating, Lukas got down on one knee and asked Jessica to be his wife… “Obviously, I said yes!” Afterwards, the couple met up with family and friends at the fabulous Hotel ZaZa to celebrate their newly-engaged status. According to Jessica, “the whole night was absolutely perfect.” Fast-forward to the pair’s summer wedding at The Parador, complete with an emotional ceremony (“we were both bawling”) and a romantic reception with an “eclectic feel” that was achieved with lots of candles, mercury glass and blush flower arrangements. Check out their GORGEOUS photos from Christa Elyce Photography below!

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Photos: Christa Elyce Photography ~ Ceremony & Reception: The Parador ~ Bridal & Groom Suites: The Magnolia Hotel ~ Mother of the Bride Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Wedding Night Accommodations: Hotel ZaZa

Navy, Blush & Gray Wedding by MD Turner Photography

Monday, November 9th, 2015

It all started in 2010 when Kaitlyn and Nathan first met after the OU vs. Florida State football game. They immediately hit it off, started messaging each other on Facebook, went on their first date a week later and the rest is history. Four years later, Kaitlyn wed Nathan in a classic Monique Lhuillier gown holding a gorgeous peony and rose bouquet accented with her grandmother’s prayer book. The reception was exactly how she pictured it: simplicity with a hit of romantic elegance, thanks to AJ’s Urban Petals expertise. “It rained all day, but it made the atmosphere more romantic”, said Kaitlyn. Thanks MD Turner Photography for sharing the lovely photos with us and congrats to the newlyweds!

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Photos: MD Turner Photography ~ Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier ~ Decor, Flowers & Rentals: AJ’s Urban Petals ~ Lighting, Music & Entertainment: Jonny Black Productions