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White and Ivory Ballroom Wedding by 1Cinema Productions

To transform a hotel ballroom into a “heavenly setting,” bride Dara opted for lush, romantic draping throughout the room. And we are in love with the result. We also adore how the reception’s billowy, beautiful surroundings get a lovely, contemporary contrast from sleek, asymmetrical centerpieces of white calla lilies, orchids, hydrangea and ranunculus, on alternating round and square tables, courtesy Decor One. But mostly we love the love on Dara and Ammar’s faces in their wedding photos from 1Cinema Productions. So much excitement, so much joy, so much FUN. We wish the newlyweds a lifetime of happiness—congratulations!

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Photos: 1Cinema Productions ~ Bride’s Dress: Melissa Sweet by Priscilla of Boston ~ Cake: Who Made The Cake! ~ Flowers & Decor: Decor One ~ Venue: Omni Westside

Chateau Cocomar Bridal Shoot by Memories by Maryanne

Houston photographer Maryanne Keeling has photographed bride Lauren’s family for years, and “I had a great time with her during her senior portrait session when she was graduating high school,” she tells us. So when Lauren got engaged, Keeling couldn’t wait to snap a few pix of Chateau Cocomar and send them off to the bride-to-be, who was living in Amarillo at the time—“I picked the location for the shoot—I knew Lauren would love it!” Not only did Lauren fall in love with the fairytale venue—“absolutely perfect” is how she responded to viewing Keeling’s preview shots of the site—but she added even more magic to the already enchanting surroundings, posing for her beautiful bridal shoot in her Pronovias “Bergamo” gown, with its breathlessly romantic lace overlay. So pretty, don’t you think?

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Photos: Memories by Maryanne ~ Bride’s Dress: Pronovias “Bergamo” from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Location: Chateau Cocomar

Gorgeous Galveston Indian Wedding by Sassani Photography

Remember Myspace? If not for the Facebook forerunner, Niki and Samar might never have found true love. Samar first set eyes on his future bride’s face on his roommate’s Myspace page way back in olden times (2006 to be exact). But, alas, Niki was dating someone. Then later, when she was single, Samar was dating someone—you know how the story goes. Finally, in 2010, the destined-to-be-together couple’s stars aligned, and a group dinner with friends brought them face-to-face. The next day, a first real date—two years later, the wedding of a lifetime, with 375 gathered at Galveston’s San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center for a day of unforgettable celebrating. With coordination by Sobi Qazi of Lion & Lamb Event Services, and floral finesse from Prashe Decor (think lush blush, champagne and ivory flowers for the joy-filled ceremony; black lampshades topping submerged orchids for the sophisticated reception), plus sumptuous Indian cuisine, decadent fried Oreos, and dancing ’til 2 a.m., their wedding was everything Niki and Samar had ever dreamed it would be. Thanks so Sassani Photography for the vibrant photos…and congratulations to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Sassani Photography

Coordination: Lion & Lamb Event Services

Flowers: Prashe Decor

Venue: San Luis Resort, Spa & Convention Center

Sparkling, Super-Luxe Woodlands Resort Wedding by John Ly Photography

Lush purple and pink flowers, cascades of crystal draping, a room washed in shades of rose and lavender, a dazzling monogrammed white dance floor—Stefanie and Byron’s wedding celebration, with design help from Darryl & Co., was a knockout. And lest you think this sweet couple—who met on Match.com, btw—opted for formal glamour over just plain fun, we can promise you, it just ain’t so. They had the best of both! Check out Stefanie and her besties taking to the stage with zany ’80s revivalists The Spazmatics…the bride’s favorite band. You go, girl! Big thanks to the happy couple for inviting us to share their spectacular day, and to John Ly for the lovely photos!

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Photos: John Ly Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Private Collection ~ Bride’s Makeup: Makeup Texas ~ Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid ~ Décor, Flowers & Rentals: Darryl & Co. ~ Videography: A&A Video Productions ~ Venue, Catering & Cakes: The Woodlands Resort

Coral and Ivory Houston Country Club Wedding by Chris Bailey Photography

“Elegant, romantic, classic and beautiful.” These are the words Diana uses to describe her wedding to Elliott, which began with a church ceremony and kicked into high gear with a Houston Country Club reception for 450 of the couple’s nearest and dearest. To bring her wedding vision to life in floral splendor, Diana turned to Events in Bloom, which filled the room with coral and ivory peonies, roses and hydrangea, complemented by gold chiavari chairs and elegant lounge furniture. “Most importantly we wanted our guests to have FUN!” says the bride, explaining that after cutting the cake and mingling with guests for a bit, she and Elliott—along with plenty of friends and family—were on the dance floor by 9:30, light-up glow sticks in hand, “and never left until our exit.” To nourish revelers—and fuel them for a post-wedding after-party at the Omni Houston Hotel’s Black Swan—Diana and Elliott served breakfast tacos and beignet-and-bacon bites. Delish. Congratulations to the newlyweds, and big thanks to Chris Bailey Photography for the fine photos you see here.

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Photos: Chris Bailey Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Rivini from Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Bride’s Shoes: Jimm Choo ~ Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale ~ Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Attire: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Cakes: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Flowers & Decor: Events in Bloom ~ Venue: Houston Country Club