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Autumn Winery Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography

Everything about Houston couple Jessica and Richard’s autumn winery wedding is so sumptuously seasonal, so elegantly festive, yet so full of handmade warmth and simple sweetness…we are utterly smitten. It doesn’t surprise us one bit that Jessica used Pinterest for much of her inspiration, from her spray-painted wine bottle table numbers to those pretty pumpkin centerpieces. “My sister-in-law and I worked several weekends creating decor,” Jessica told us. “And my bridesmaids helped with all the final touches. I will say though, not everything is how you plan it, so a few mishaps happened that I am thankful I only noticed after the fact!” That adorable banner gracing the head table, for instance? It was supposed to read “mr & mrs” rather than the other way around. But bride Jessica is so easygoing about the oops: “Maybe we’ll start a new feminist movement at wedding receptions!” We love it. The same way we love everything about this absolutely gorgeous fall wedding, with its echoes of Halloween, its whimsical sense of romance—and most of all, the wonderful couple at its heart, Jessica and Richard. As for these stunning photos, big thanks goes to the wildly talented Sarah Ainsworth of Sarah Ainsworth Photography, an HWB fave photographer, and, in the words of bride Jessica, “simply put, our best investment.”

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Photography: Sarah Ainsworth Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Jim Hjelm from Now & Forever Bridal Boutique ~ Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom ~ Decor & Floral: DIY and Etsy ~ Venue, Catering & Cake: Haak Winery

Resort-to-Ranch Bridal Shoot from Archetype Studio

Archetype Studio’s Terilyn Brown describes bride Lacey as “vibrant, beautiful, and so easy to get a long with—she has a great sense of humor and a wonderful laugh!” And we can see that spark in every single frame from Lacey’s bridal shoot, which kicked off at the San Antonio resort where her fiancé Brian works. Eventually, the shoot made its way to Terilyn and husband/photographer Koby Brown’s Kendalia ranch property, where the plaster walls and wavy glass windows of a 100+-year-old German rock house offered a perfect backdrop for the radiant bride. We asked Brown to tell us one wonderful thing about this shoot, and she smiled: “Lacey’s shoes. I love them. They have hearts on the bottom.” ’Nuff said.
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Photos: Archetype Studio

Simply Sweet Pink and Cream Wedding by Joseph West Photography

An adorable bride and groom, a lovely fall day, a picturesque forest setting…and some truly fabulous photos. We’re enchanted by the simplicity and sweetness of Dominique and Brian’s Northgate Country Club wedding, with its touches of elegance–a gorgeous Edible Designs by Jessie wedding cake among them–and palette of creams and pinks. Dominique’s fresh and pretty makeup and lovely, lace-edged mantilla veil look just so picture-perfect in her wedding setting. Joy just radiates from these two, and their celebrating guests, doesn’t it? Thanks to Joseph West Photography for great photos of this charming wedding fête, and congratulations to the newlyweds!

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Photo: Joseph West Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Oleg Cassini from David’s Bridal ~ Cakes: Edible Designs by Jessie ~ Decor & Rentals: Party Cloths ~ Entertainment & Favors: Jonny Black Productions ~ Flowers: LZ Floral Design ~ Rings: Intercontinental Jewelers ~ Venue: Northgate Country Club

Delightfully Colorful Country Club Wedding by Jeff Loftin Photography

It’s tricky to get a bright, multi-colored wedding palette right. And so spectacular when it’s successful. Kristin and Jason’s irrepressibly colorful wedding at the Houston Country Club makes magnificent use of just about every color in the rainbow, and manages to do so with effortless elegance and sophistication. How? By mixing tall, textured, riotously jewel-colored centerpieces with suspended monochromatic pomanders, hanging glass votive globes, unadorned gold chiavaris, a pale and pretty cake. We love how those cheerful pomanders are echoed beautifully by illuminated lanterns hanging from a fairy-lit tree on the venue’s grounds…a perfect spot for a Mr.-and-Mrs. smooch. Congratulations, Kristin and Jason, on your willingness to go wild with color…and, most importantly, on your blessed union!
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Photography: Jeff Loftin Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Romona Keveza from Joan Pillow A Bridal Salon ~ Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Cutloose Salon & Kristin Daniell ~ Bridesmaids’ Attire: Amsale from Bella Bridesmaid ~ Cakes: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Décor & Rentals: A Finer Event, Distinctive Details, Events in Bloom ~ Flowers: Susie Miller ~ Consultant: Keely Thorne of Keely Thorne Events ~ Venue: Houston Country Club

Outdoors-In Houstonian Hotel Wedding by Adam Nyholt

Let’s face it: Houston’s not always the most hospitable city for an al fresco wedding celebration. Which is why we love when a couple brings the best of the outdoors in. Morgan and Carson, who we first featured back in June, when they shared their lovely engagement session with us—also shot by the exceptional Adam Nyholt—transformed The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa ballroom into a lush garden, with the masterful floral work of Events in Bloom. We adore the palette of white, cream and green, the beautiful roses and voluptuous hydrangeas, the wrought iron accents and flickering candles. And that ceiling treatment? Incredible. In her Monique Lhuillier gown from Joan Pillow, Morgan looks like a magnificent flower herself. We’re so happy to feature this stunning wedding. And so happy for Morgan and Carson!
Outdoors-In Houstonian Hotel Wedding by Adam Nyholt
Outdoors-In Houstonian Hotel Wedding by Adam Nyholt
Outdoors-In Houstonian Hotel Wedding by Adam Nyholt
Outdoors-In Houstonian Hotel Wedding by Adam Nyholt
Outdoors-In Houstonian Hotel Wedding by Adam Nyholt
Outdoors-In Houstonian Hotel Wedding by Adam Nyholt
Outdoors-In Houstonian Hotel Wedding by Adam Nyholt
Outdoors-In Houstonian Hotel Wedding by Adam Nyholt

Outdoors-In Houstonian Hotel Wedding by Adam Nyholt
Outdoors-In Houstonian Hotel Wedding by Adam Nyholt
Outdoors-In Houstonian Hotel Wedding by Adam Nyholt
Outdoors-In Houstonian Hotel Wedding by Adam Nyholt
Photos:
Adam Nyholt ~ Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier from Joan Pillow ~ Tuxedos: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Flowers, Decor & Rentals: Events in Bloom ~ Cakes & Favors: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Reception Venue: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa ~ Wedding Consultant: Kristin McShane, Keely Thorne Events