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

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

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

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

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

Black and White (and Stylish All Over) Wedding by Alyse French

Rebekah and Matthew’s “you’d better watch what you say” story is one with a very happy ending. Check this out: These two Houston singles happened to talk to the same mutual friend on the same day, and both happened to mention they were bored. A light bulb flashed above the aforementioned mutual friend’s head, and she pretty much insisted that the two alleviate their shared ennui by having dinner together. Just a little over a year later, the pair promised themselves to one another in a moving (and exceptionally chic) wedding at Hotel Derek. Bride Rebekah, whose personal fashion blog we LOVE, btw, looked absolutely lovely in her Lela Rose gown from Ivory Bridal Atelier, and absolutely comfy in those cute Tory Burch flats. As for her bridesmaids in their mix-and-match frocks, well, let’s just say they are a perfect testimonial for giving your ’maids a color (in this case, black) and then just letting them run with it. Gorgeous. Ditto the elegantly understated floral arrangements by Tres’ Bloom and the divine stacked-square Who Made the Cake cake. We hope you enjoy these photos from Alyse French Photography as much as we did. And we know you’ll join us in wishing Rebekah and Matthew a lifetime of happiness!

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Photos: Alyse French Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Lela Rose from Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Bride’s Shoes: Tory Burch ~ Cake: Who Made the Cake ~ Coordinator: Simply Jubilee Events ~ Flowers: Tres’ Bloom ~ Venue: Hotel Derek