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Sweet Spring Yacht Club Wedding by Alicia Pyne Photography

April and Johnny grew up in the same town, but their paths never crossed. Until one day, when the two ended up as college-dorm neighbors, they did. From that moment on, nothing could stand in the way of their true love. Eventually there came the steamy July 4th holiday when Johnny proposed, which adorable April recalls thusly: “We were spending the evening watching the fireworks on Lake Conroe. Johnny brought a picnic dinner, including a Key Lime pie (my favorite) for dessert! After dinner, Johnny pulled out the pie, and written on top with icing were the words, ‘Will You Marry Me?’ Of course, by the time we opened it, half the letters were smudged from the Texas heat. I still caught on where he was going with it, and of course said, ‘Yes!’” While the July proposal may have been smudged by the swelter, the couple’s June 2012 yacht club nuptials are the very picture of springtime’s fresh beauty. There’s April in her Pronovias gown, Johnny is his dashing three-piece suit, Lake Conroe’s blue expanse, the rhythms of a live mariachi band, and a wedding palette of cream, soft pink, and pale aqua you can’t help but fall in love with. Big thanks to HWB first-timer (but, we’re sure, certain-to-be regular) Alicia Pyne for the fabulous photos of this splendid spring wedding. And happiest wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Alicia Pyne Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Pronovias from Weddings by Debbie ~ Bride’s Shoes: Vera Wang Lavender ~ Bride’s Hair: Kary’s Hair Studio ~ Bride’s Makeup: LP Makeup & Beauty ~ Cake: Edible Designs by Jessie ~ Flowers: Tara Lamb ~ Groom’s Suit: J Crew ~ Invitations: J Press Designs ~ Venue & Catering: Bentwater Yacht Club

Vintage Picnic & Cupcakes Engagement Shoot by The Girls, Plus $500 E-Shoot Giveaway!

High-school sweethearts Emilie and Adriel knew they wanted a vintage feel for their engagement shoot—and Houston photography team The Girls delivered…and then some. With a focus on subtle styling, vintage props and picturesque outdoor and indoor settings in Webster and Friendswood, The Girls created a private idyll for the pair—one where they could swing in the sunshine, read to one another, steal a kiss among the trees, and share a sweet lil’ something, just the two of them. We are as smitten with this dreamy e-session as Emilie and Adriel are with each other. Thanks, The Girls, and best wishes to the soon-to-be-wed couple!

How’d you like to have The Girls capture your own engagement bliss? This week this hot Houston photog team is giving away a $500 ENGAGEMENT SESSION TO ONE LUCKY HOUSTON BRIDE! Session includes two hours on location of choice, two photographers, a 90-day online gallery and one free 16×20 mounted print from session.

To Enter: 1.) Like us on Facebook if you haven’t already, and 2.) Email us your name, fiancé’s name, wedding date and Houston wedding reception location, NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT, FRIDAY JULY 27. One entry per bride, please. Winner announced on Facebook and in next Wednesday’s Wedding Buzz. Good luck, y’all!

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Photos: The Girls Wedding Photography & Styling ~ Cupcakes: Rise Cupcake Boutique

 

Texas-Chic Crystal Ballroom Wedding by Sharon Nicole Photography

We don’t often associate the ultra-elegant Crystal Ballroom at the Rice with barbecue and boot mugs. Fortunately for the 220 guests who attended Kristen and Bert’s May wedding, the bride did. Following the couple’s emotional church ceremony—conducted by a friend of the groom’s who’d recently been ordained as a priest—the celebrants headed to the historic Rice Hotel for a fabulous party. “Bert’s family is from Florida, so I wanted to share some wonderful Texas BBQ with them,” bride Kristen explained to us. “The theme and decor of the reception just followed from that. I wanted it to be elegant, but still with the feel of a Texas wine country / barbeque celebration.” Well, Kristen, you certainly achieved your aims, and then some. ’Course it helps to have stellar vendors like Darryl & Co. and Who Made the Cake on your team. Big thanks to Sharon Nicole Photography, big hugs to Kristen and Bert—congratulations!

Photos: Sharon Nicole Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero ~ Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden ~ Bride’s Makeup & Hair: Flawless ~ Cakes: Who Made the Cake ~ Catering: Goode Company Barbecue ~ Flowers: Darryl & Co. ~ Coordinator: Save the Date with Valerie ~ Ceremony & Reception Venue: Crystal Ballroom at the Rice

Classic Houstonian Hotel Wedding by Nicole Chatham Photography

There’s something delightful about the idea of falling in love at your sweatiest, grittiest, most makeup-less best. That’s exactly what happened to Houston bride Christina, whose personal trainer Bart became her husband one day this past May. The couple’s Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa wedding, with its rose-petal-strewn garden ceremony and ballroom reception is the very essence of refined Southern beauty mixed with down-home revelry—in Christina’s words, “a classic, elegant, black-tie event…that was fun!” But amid all the splendor of Blooming Gallery’s creamy rose-and-hydrangea arrangements and twinkling crystal candelabra, all the music and lively Bright Star Productions lighting, nothing shone more radiantly than the bride’s absolutely amazing smile and irresistible dimples (we’re certain Bart would agree). Cheers to Nicole Chatham for her wonderful photos of this wonderful Houston wedding. And our happiest wishes to the happy couple!

Photos: Nicole Chatham Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang ~ Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo ~ Bride’s Makeup & Hair: Makeup by Kristin; Your Beautiful Face ~ Cakes: Susie’s Cakes & Confections; Moeller’s Bakery ~ Flowers: Blooming Gallery ~ Lighting: Bright Star Productions ~ Coordinator: Belle of the Ball ~ Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

Stunning Chateau Cocomar Engagement Shoot by Composure Studios

Today, we’re thrilled to feature the first-ever engagement shoot at Chateau Cocomar—Houston’s newest wedding venue…and, we’re sure, destined to be one the city’s most coveted. Says photographer Anthony Dinh of Composure Studios, “We knew Chateau Cocomar was the perfect location to shoot John and Ly”—the superbly stylish couple at the center of these stunning photos. Dinh says he used Composure Studios’ “still cinematographic” technique, which focuses on “freezing motion and emotions as they occur.” ’Course, it doesn’t hurt that groom John is just about as dapper a dude as we’ve ever seen, and gorgeous bride Ly is a knockout in her custom gown. (Can you believe that she did her hair and makeup herself??) This wonderful couple looks as if they were made to wander, deeply in love, through the acres of polished marble, magnificent arches and sparkling crystal of Chateau Cocomar. Photographer Dinh couldn’t agree more. “We want our clients to continue to feel what they felt during their session whenever they are viewing their photos,” says. “We wouldn’t have it any other way.” Amen to that. Thank you to Composure Studios. A warm welcome to Chateau Cocomar. And, most of all, congratulations and happiest wishes to John and Ly.

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Photos: Composure Studios