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.”
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
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!
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
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!
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