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Navy, Gray and Yellow Spring Wedding with Outdoor Ceremony at The Grove

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Of late, we’ve had a flood of truly fabulous proposal stories, and we just gotta say…good work, guys!! You are seriously outdoing yourselves. Take, for instance, Luis, who incorporated his into a photo shoot Herminia was doing as a favor for a good friend of hers. “My friend disappeared to look for his tassel (he was really hiding in the bushes to take pictures of US). Luis showed up with a lens that I really, really wanted. He asked me to take a picture of him so I snapped a couple and when I looked at my camera I noticed he was looking down in one of the photos. I looked at him, and he was knelt down asking me to marry him. It was perfect.” Just about as perfect as the couple’s spring wedding, with its outdoor ceremony at The Grove—“We provided fans as programs to apologize for the scorching hot Houston sun,” Herminia says—followed by a fun-filled hotel reception for 300 guests. Enjoy these joyful pix of this lovely Houston wedding, courtesy Jesus Gonzalez Photography, and join us in wishing Herminia and Luis a lifetime of love!

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Photos: Jesus Gonzalez Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal ~ Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka ~ Cupcake Tower: A Day to Remember ~ Ceremony Venue: The Grove ~ Reception Venue: Hilton University of Houston

Moroccan Theme Sangeet and Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa Wedding with Moroccan, Vintage and Rustic-Chic Themes

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

On the 5th anniversary of the beginning of their courtship, Ronak took Zena to Sonoma, Calif., to celebrate—and, unbeknownst to her—to propose. “During our visit to Pride Vineyard, he had a picnic set up with my favorite foods and during the picnic gave me a scrapbook documenting our five years together. The final page said ‘Happily Ever After?’ Once I got to that page, he got down on one knee and proposed. We spent the rest of the weekend at a wonderful resort in Napa Valley celebrating.” The celebrating continued at the couple’s multi-day Indian wedding, which kicked off with a mehndi party, followed by a Moroccan-theme sangeet at the St. Regis Hotel, and, finally a vintage-theme ceremony with a moss-covered, floral-draped altar, and lushly floral rustic-chic reception, both at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. Bride Zena’s favorite moment? “Walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing how nervous he was.” Happiest wishes to the lovely couple, and big thanks to Brooklyn, N.Y.-based J’Adore Love Photography for sharing beautiful images of this spectacular celebration.

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Photos: J’Adore Love Photography ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Coordinator: Belle of the Ball ~ Floral: Blooming Gallery ~ Sangeet Venue: St. Regis Hotel ~ Wedding Venue: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa ~ Videography: A&A Video Productions

Green, Yellow and Gray Daytime Wedding by Alicia Pyne Photography

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

We are privy to a lot of wonderful proposal stories, but this beauty, from Houston bride Emily, has got to be one of our favorites: “Chris proposed to me in our apartment on a Monday night. He used a chalkboard piggy bank that I had bought him a few years before. I was sick and Chris tried to convince me that there was medicine in the bathroom, but I didn’t believe him. We both went to the bathroom to see if there was any medicine in there and he had the piggy bank set up with a single rose in the slot. On the piggy bank it said, ‘turn around.’ I thought he meant turn the piggy bank around so I did and on the other side it said ‘wedding fund.’ That’s when I turned around to see Chris down on his knees asking me to marry him.” The couple’s daytime wedding was full of vintage touches and whimsy, from the guys’ old-school Converse sneaks to the tiered red-velvet cupcakes to the pretty wedding palette of pale green, light yellow, gray and white. Mexican food and a ceremony conducted by the bride’s standup-comic brother added to the fun—which was not dampened one bit when a flower girl accidentally fell into a fountain while one of the bridesmaids was toasting the couple. “She was fine,” Emily smiles. And she grins about this bit, too: “As silly as it sounded to our wedding planner, we really wanted to incorporate piggy banks into our decor. You should have seen people’s faces when we told them we were using piggy banks as wedding decorations! They turned out so cute and once people read our engagement story they understood and thought it was pretty cool.” And so do we. Congratulations, Emily and Chris, and huge thanks to the wonderful Alicia Pyne of Alicia Pyne Photography for beautiful photos of this delightful day.

Photos: Alicia Pyne Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Alfred Angelo ~ Flowers: The Bloom Room ~ Venue: The Gardens of Bammel Lane

Romantic Bell Tower Wedding by Weddings by Alefiya

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Clint’s surprise proposal to Mariam during a poker game was just the start of the couple’s thrilling “I do” experience. Mariam, who met Clint at a midtown pub just a couple of months after she moved to Houston from Iraq, where she grew up, knew from the moment she saw him that he was the man for her. And when the couple finally tied the knot, four years later, “Everything was special to me,” she says. “The color and decor were so romantic—just how I dreamed they would be,” she says of their Bell Tower on 34th ceremony and reception. “Everything was so magical.” Big thanks to fabulously talented Houston photographer Alefiya Akbarally of Weddings by Alefiya for the gorgeous photos of this gorgeous wedding (and check out that beaming bride—her smile says it all!).

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Photos: Weddings by Alefiya ~ Bride’s Dress: Rivini from Mia Bridal Couture ~ Bridesmaid Attire: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique ~ Invitations: Bering’s ~ Tuxedos: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Floral & Decor: Floral Events ~ Venue: The Bell Tower on 34th

Yellow and Turquoise Outdoor Wedding by Joseph West Photography

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

How cool would it be to meet your Mr. Right at a Texans tailgate? Pretty darn cool. Just ask bride Debbie, who forced herself to talk to the cute guy across the parking lot that October day in 2008. “We’ve been talking ever since,” she now says with a smile. “Relaxed” and “not too over-thought” is how Debbie describes her wedding to Calan, “just like our relationship.” Of course, that doesn’t mean the celebration wasn’t without its surprises. “My eldest brother hired mariachis to play at the wedding. I would like to say that I remained calm and collected when learning of the surprise, but one of my pictures tells a different story. You can see me on the verge of tears as soon as I hear the instruments striking!” Photos of Debbie’s mariachi moments, and so many more pretty touches and poignant moments from the couple’s wedding, are featured here, courtesy of the wonderful Joseph West of Houston’s Joseph West Photography. Enjoy!

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Photos: Joseph West Photography ~ Venue: Gardens of Bammel Lane