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Sumptuous La Colombe d’Or Wedding by J. Cogliandro Photography

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

They may both be medical residents now, embarking on brilliant careers and a life as husband and wife. But it wasn’t all that long ago that Rebecca and Meng were 9th graders, encountering each other for the first time—or high-school seniors attending homecoming on their first date. With so much history to their relationship, it isn’t surprising that they chose a Houston wedding venue steeped in history—La Colombe d’Or, with its magnificent 18th-century carved wood panels and extensive art collection—for their grand celebration. Opulent, but not overdone. Formal, but not stuffy. And absolutely, ultimately first-class all the way, Rebecca and Meng’s special day is a Houston wedding classic. And we couldn’t be more thrilled for them. Happiest wishes to the couple, and huge thanks to J. Cogliandro Photography for the heirloom-quality photos of this one-for-the-ages affair.

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Photos: J Cogliandro Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Lazaro gown from Joan Pillow A Bridal Salon ~ Bridesmaids’s Attire: Bella Bridesmaid ~ Tuxedos : Al’s Formal Wear ~ Flowers: Blooming Gallery ~ Lighting and Rentals: Darryl & Co ~ Ceremony and Reception Venue: La Colombe d’Or ~ Videographer: 31 Films

The Big To Do: Holiday Minis With Archetype Studio @ BHLDN, Sunday Oct. 14

Monday, October 8th, 2012

The Big To Do: Holiday Minis With Archetype Studio @ BHLDN, Sunday Oct. 14

Photos: Archetype Studio

The funny thing about planning your wedding? Sometimes it can overshadow pretty much everything else in your existence. Don’t let your holiday card be one of those items! This coming Sunday, Archetype Studio hosts its “Holiday Minis” event at BHLDN on Westheimer Road. Head over to Anthropologie’s hip bridal boutique and sit for adorable-with-an-edge holiday-card pix shot by award-winning Archetype. For $275, you’ll get 30 minutes of photography, three awesome images and easy card-ordering instructions for Archetype’s fave online custom-printing sites. Make sure to RSVP to 210.365.4218…and dress to impress in your best snuggly-chic!

The Orange Show Engagement Shoot of Brickhouse Bridal’s Lisa Toenjes

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

We’re over the moon at having the chance to share with you the awesome engagement session of Houston bridal expert Lisa Toenjes of Brickhouse Bridal!! Archetype Studio shot the delightful Lisa and her great groom-to-be Kevin at the truly remarkable Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, and we are in LOVE with the results. Colorful, playful, and just plain full of life and love, these are the kind of engagement photos a gal can treasure FOREVER. Big, huge congrats, Lisa and Kevin, who’ll make it official on Oct. 13!

 

Photos: Archetype Studio

Texas-Chic Briscoe Manor Wedding by Katie Lamb Photography

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Gritty, rough-and-tumble sports brought them together—they were both college athletes, and they bonded over Michigan State ice hockey games while the two were students there—but Julie and Jeff’s summer wedding was no grungy affair. Quite the opposite. With its palette of cream, green, neutrals and soft pinks, and wrought-iron accents and glowing candles, the couple’s Briscoe Manor celebration is a study in refined rustic elegance…Houston-style! Check out the custom “brand,” the his-n-hers boots, and the getaway Rolls, natch. Oh—and don’t those b-maid shots just make you want to procure some parasols for your big day pix? Big thanks to Katie Lamb for the lovely shots. And happiest wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Katie Lamb Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Watters from Mia Bridal Couture ~ Bride’s Shoes: custom Blackjack cowboy boots ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes and Confections ~ Bridesmaids’s Attire: Amsale ~ Mother of the Bride Dress: Tadashi Shoji ~ Flowers: Stephanie Jamison at Flora Bella Designs ~ Decor and Rentals: Briscoe Manor, Events in Bloom, Bright Star Productions ~ Ceremony and Reception Venue: Briscoe Manor ~ Registry Location: Bering’s, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Macy’s

Pretty Minute Maid Park Wedding by J. Cogliandro Photography

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

She was the girl, he told a friend, he “thought he could never get.” He was the guy who won her heart with a turkey-and-green-olive sandwich (“It was genius!” she says). When the two longtime lovebirds finally made it official, Union Station at Houston Astros’ home Minute Maid Park was the perfect location for “obsessed” sports fan Lindsay and her equally enthusiastic groom Michael. Floral firm Events in Bloom filled the grand, historic space with hanging greenery and glowing candles, complemented the room’s stately columns, uplit in warm shades of amber. Extra kudos to Nadine Moon of Who Made the Cake…who made a cake we can NOT stop talking about, complete with a bottom layer in a subtle white-on-white interpretation of Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpiece “The Starry Night”—“my favorite art piece of all time,” Lindsay says. Huge thanks to international-award-winning J. Cogliandro Photography for superb pix of this wonderful wedding…and warmest wishes to the newlyweds!

Photos: J. Cogliandro Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Rivini ~ Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale from Bella Bridesmaid ~ Bride’s Cake: Who Made the Cake ~ Ceremony Programs: Katie & Co. ~ Flowers & Decor: Events in Bloom ~ Venue: Union Station at Minute Maid Park ~ Videography: 31Films ~ Consultant: Keely Thorne Events