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Sweet Red, White & Blue Wedding by DC Stanley Photography

We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: We love a bride who isn’t afraid of a little color. Take Lisa, for instance, who walked down the aisle carrying a bouquet of intense red roses to wed her beloved Ben. Beautiful, right? Even more beautiful is the combination of snow white, rich red and bright aqua blue—the palette of choice at this adorable couple’s ranch reception. We especially love those cylinder centerpieces by Clear Lake Flowers, so simple, so elegant, so WOW. Kudos to fine Houston photographer David Stanley of DC Stanley Photography, whose awesome shots are featured here.

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Photography: DC Stanley Photography~Bride’s Dress: Alfred Angelo~Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alfred Angelo~Mother of the Bride’s Dress: T Carolyn Fashions~Cake: Cakes & Culinary Creations~Flowers: Clear Lake Flowers~Reception Venue: White House Ranch~Wedding Consultant: Lisa Hendricks

 

Winsome Winery Wedding by Ana & Ivan Photography

A lovely spring day, a lovely winery wedding. Outdoor ceremonies have a short season in this part of the country, but bride Jeannie and groom Clay took full advantage of April’s bounty, saying their vows beneath billows of white fabric while bare-armed guests looked on happily. There are so many charming touches at this casually elegant countryside wedding—barrels and buckets, globe lanterns and “Grape Stomp” kisses, and splashes of dazzling bright blue. Ana & Ivan Photography captured not just details, but the sunlit soul of this wedding. We are fans.

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Photography: Ana & Ivan Photography~Bride’s Dress: James Clifford from Brickhouse Bridal~Cakes: Wedding Cakes by Joyce Knighten~Flowers: The Blossom Shop~Venue: Bernhardt Winery

Spectacular HOB Wedding by Steve Lee Weddings

We’re so grateful to the fabulously talented (and super nice) Steve Lee of Steve Lee Weddings for sharing Elizabeth and Nelson’s House of Blues Houston wedding with us. You may recall we recently sang the praises of HOB (and gave away tickets and dinner for two—congrats again, Dameria Curry!). Well, Elizabeth and Nelson’s nuptial celebration is a testament to HOB’s awesomeness. Where else can a wedding couple savor the spotlight so spectacularly? Throw a décor and floral genius like Darryl Murchison into the mix, add oodles of entertainment from a gospel choir to a full live band, and you’ve got a wedding none of Elizabeth and Nelson’s 500 guests are likely to ever forget. Rock on, newlyweds, rock on.

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Photography: Steve Lee Weddings~Bride’s Dress: Ulla Maija Couture~Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik~Flowers & Décor: Darryl & Co.~Coordinator: Valerie Eissler at Belle of the Ball~Ceremony & Reception Venue: House of Blues Houston

Chic & Cool Crystal Ballroom Wedding by Adam Nyholt

Bride Sunni is such a breath of fresh air, don’t you think? We love her fabulous style—a little retro, a little glam, and definitely not afraid to have a little fun with her wedding day. And what a wedding day! She and groom Jason celebrated in high style with 300 of their nearest and dearest at the twinkling Crystal Ballroom at the Rice, mixing sleek elegance (like willowy centerpieces from Blooming Gallery) with the unbridled whimsy of a topsy-turvy wedding cake. In-demand Houston photographer Adam Nyholt shared this awesome wedding with us, and we’re sharing his equally awesome photos of it with you. Enjoy!

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Photography: Adam Nyholt~Decor, Flowers & Rentals: Blooming Gallery~Cakes: Cakes by Gina~Reception Venue: Crystal Ballroom at the Rice

Houston Zoo Wedding from D. Jones Photography

As you know, we don’t usually advocate DIY when it comes to PYW (that’d be planning your wedding, ladies). But in recent Houston bride Cassandra’s case, we’re making an exception. Cassandra was savvy enough to use some of the best wedding pros in town—including the brilliant David Jones of D. Jones Photography, whose amazing photos are featured here (and who Cassandra praises for his amiability and the very genuine interest he took in “who Jeff and I were as a couple”). For a full vendor list, scroll down below the gallery. And yes, the self-confessed perfectionist admits, “It was hard for me to just relax and trust that everything was in good hands and that the wedding day would be perfect.” But she did. And it WAS. We especially love that Cassandra, who’s had a lifelong love of animals, opted to have her reception at the Houston Zoo. And yes, critters did make an appearance at the festivities—just check out the photos below! Plus all that lively color and energy and low-key elegance…no wonder our bride looks so incredibly happy in every single shot. Congrats, Cassandra & Jeff!

Houston Zoo Wedding by D. Jones Photography

Houston Zoo Wedding by D. Jones Photography

Houston Zoo Wedding by D. Jones Photography

Houston Zoo Wedding by D. Jones Photography

Houston Zoo Wedding by D. Jones Photography

Houston Zoo Wedding by D. Jones Photography

Photography: D. Jones Photography~Bride’s Dress/Bridesmaids/MOB: Priscilla of Boston~Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman~Hair & Makeup: Flawless~Groom’s Wear: Al’s Formal Wear~Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections~Decor & Flowers: Tara Quigley~Linens: The Perfect Touch~Venue: The Houston Zoo