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Classic, Romantic Agave Road Wedding by Select Studios

Oh, how we love a bride who doesn’t sweat the small stuff. Of course, Liliana could have had a breakdown when she realized she’d forgotten the bag containing all her makeup, her spare shoes and her hair accessory back at the hotel where she’d gotten prepped. And sure, she could have given in to the frustration of dealing with a verrrry fussy bustle on her beautiful Pronovias gown. But, at she says, “At the end of the day, you just have to laugh and go with it!” We couldn’t agree more. Instead of focusing on glitches, our lovely bride decided to focus on Jesus, her handsome groom, and the 220 loving guests gathered at Agave Road to celebrate the couple’s union until 2 a.m., when the newlyweds departed for a few hours of shuteye before a 6 a.m. flight to their St. Lucia honeymoon. Thank you, Liliana, for the lesson in gracious bride-ing—and for sharing your picture-perfect Select Studios wedding photos, and joyful story, with us!

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Photos: Select Studios ~ Bride’s Dress: Pronovias from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Bride’s Shoes: Valentino ~ Cake: Edible Designs by Jessie ~ Flowers: Flowers and Co. ~ Venue: Agave Road

Texture Filled Fall Wedding at Houston’s Briscoe Manor

College sweethearts, a Christmas day proposal, a fabulous fall wedding at Houston’s Briscoe Manor—color us charmed. Bride Eva says that for her wedding to Carlo, “textures were a priority,” which is why you see them everywhere from the cool cork table-number holders to Floriography’s architectural apple-and-sunflower table arrangements, to Edible Designs by Jessie’s tree-bark wedding cake, to guests’ gridded “Stroopwafel” cookie favors. We love the contrast of all those earthy, autumnal shades and motifs to glamorous bride Eva’s glittering brooch bouquet and sky-high gold sparkle platforms. Congratulations to the newlyweds, and big thanks to Cornerstone Photography for the pix!

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Photos: Cornerstone Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Wtoo ~ Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden ~ Cake: Edible Designs by Jessie ~ Entertainment: Jonny Black Productions ~ Flowers: Floriography ~ Venue: Briscoe Manor

$325 Bridal Shoot Giveaway From DC Stanley Photography

What’s better than knowing you’ll be going to the April 11 I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian? Scoring a $325 bridal shoot from one of Houston’s leading wedding photographers to boot!

Here’s the scoop: Reserve your $25 all-inclusive tickets by 11:59 pm Friday for I Do! @ The Corinthian—our most intimate bridal showcase of the year, featuring an exclusive, hand-picked collection of Houston’s absolute finest wedding experts, in an environment of luxury lounge seating, couture, cocktails and fine cuisine courtesy of Houston’s legendary Jackson and Company—and you are automatically entered to win a $325 bridal shoot by DC Stanley Photography, a Weddings in Houston fave AND an in-demand I Do! @ The Corinthian exhibitor!

All brides who purchase I Do! @ The Corinthian tickets AND “Like” us on Facebook by this Friday, March 15 are entered to win this exclusive prize from DC Stanley Photography (whose ga-ga-gorgeous bridal photography work is featured below); winner announced on Facebook next week.

Good luck, brides…and get ready for a bridal showcase unlike anything you’ve ever experienced!

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Petroleum Club Wedding by SB Image Studios

They fell in love over barbecued squirrel… Now THAT’S a sentence you don’t hear every day. But it’s the one that describes the blossoming relationship between Maria and Jarrod, who met at a backyard party and instantly connected when the groom-to-be fed his future bride a tasty bite of the grilled critter he’d shot just moments earlier. Ah, romance. Three years after their barbecue bonding, the pair wed in a decidedly more upscale celebration, starting with a formal ceremony at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, filled with music—from a rousing choral performance to a live brass quintet playing the Trumpet Voluntary for the bride’s processional. To marry her squirrel-hunting beau, bride Maria wore a La Sposa dress she customized herself: “My mother and I, along with help from friends and family, sewed Swarovski crystals and pearl beads all throughout my lace and tulle gown, and cathedral-length train. It took us six months to complete.” On top of that, “I also hand made the bridesmaids’ jewelry and completely designed the cake, by drawing and submitting my design for Edible Designs by Jessie to make.” Now that’s our kind of DIY. The couple’s 300-guest reception at the beautiful Petroleum Club of Houston treated celebrants to a sit-down dinner, the aforementioned cake, and lots of dancing, after which Maria and Jarrod departed by—what else—a horse-drawn carriage. The night was truly magical—all thanks to our many supportive and loving guests,” the grateful (and gracious) bride says. Our thanks to SB Image Studios for sharing photos of this splendid Houston wedding—and our happiest wishes to the lovely couple!

Photos: SB Image Studios ~ Bride’s Dress: La Sposa ~ Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka ~ Cakes: Edible Designs by Jessie ~ Decor & Flowers: Think Studio ~ Rentals: Elegant Beginnings ~ Venue: Petroleum Club of Houston

Egyptian-American Texas Wedding at The Gallery

A wedding is a celebration not just of one couple’s forever love, but, in so many cases, of two individuals’ unique backgrounds and cultures. Marlo and Sammy’s splendid wedding at The Gallery is a perfect example. The couple, who met at a birthday party on a boat in Austin and maintained a long-distance relationship for three years (no easy feat!) brought 250 people together for their nuptials, which paid homage to Sammy’s Egyptian roots and Marlo’s Texan ones in equal measures. In the bride’s own words: “Our wedding was bright and colorful. We had 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen, with one being our English bulldog Sumo. He, of course, walked down in a tux too! After the ceremony, we had a traditional Egyptian zaffa and belly dancer provide entertainment to our guest. We also had delicious Mediterranean food and Texas-style BBQ for our guests. Our first dace was to a country song, but our DJ incorporated Egyptian dance music in with some of our favorite songs. We ended the night with the bridesmaids and bride wearing belly-dancer belts and had a sparkler send off. It couldn’t have been more perfect for us.” Perfect, indeed. Congratulations to the happy couple, and a thank-you to C. Baron Photography for the lovely pix!

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Photos: C. Baron Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Enzoani from Weddings by Debbie ~ Tuxedos: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Decor & Rentals: The Perfect Touch Linens ~ Flowers :The Posh Petal ~ Venue: The Gallery