Elegant Industrial-Chic Wedding at The Astorian

Bride and groom intimate last dance in reception grand hall of industrial chic venue, The Astorian
Photo: AMA by Aisha | Venue: The Astorian

When Jessica’s brother-in-law invited her over to teach a yoga class for him and a friend who was training for the Houston Marathon, she had no idea that she’d be meeting her future husband, Alex. “As cliché as it sounds, it was love at first sight,” explained Jessica. The couple began dating shortly after, and on November 6, 2020, Alex popped the big question during a family trip to Telluride, Colorado. Little did Jessica know, his whole family was in on the surprise! He proposed at the top of a mountain with his parents and siblings there to capture the moment on camera and celebrate with a bottle of bubbly.

Upon returning to Houston, the couple began looking for wedding venues, deciding on the elegant Astorian. “The Astorian is so breathtaking in and of itself, so I wanted soft white flowers and a lot of candlelight,” said Jessica. The floral wedding arch and canopies of white flowers and greenery cascading from the columns perfectly balanced Jessica and Alex’s wedding color palate against the Astorian’s rich architecture and 1920’s-esque tones. The tables creatively wrapped around each column, giving guests the feeling of dining in a lush garden with the Houston skyline peeking in through windows. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Mother And Daughter Marry At Same Venue, 30 Years Apart

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Photo: RaeTay Photography

March 20, 2021, was a wedding day to remember for Audrey and the Pfau family. Audrey and her parents, both wed in the same ballroom, just 30 years apart. Audrey’s beautiful mom Laila was married in Houston’s historic Warwick Hotel– what is now Hotel Zaza to Audrey’s dad, and she was thrilled to see her daughter marry the love of her life Benjamin, there as well— like mother, like daughter.

Benjamin proposed to Audrey on Thanksgiving 2019 in front of the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Recalls the bride, “It was breathtaking and he planned for my entire family to be there. It was the most incredible and memorable Thanksgiving!”

Audrey and Benjamin tied the knot amidst 100 of their dearest ones in a ceremony enveloped in love. The ceremony decor was both elegant and romantic, with lush white florals adding to the charm of their spring wedding. The celebration continued at Hotel Zaza with a spectacular reception that included a belly dance performance, a macaroni and cheese bar, and a stunning 4-tier almond cake with a decadent dulce de leche filling by Susie’s Cakes.

After much laughter, dancing and speeches, it was time for Audrey and Benjamin’s send-off. Audrey, now wearing an outfit that included pieces from her mother’s 1991 wedding gown, stepped into a classic car with Benjamin as they rode into their happily-ever-after.

Congratulations to Audrey and Benjamin, and special congratulations to the mother of the bride–Laila, as we commemorate all the Weddings in Houston mothers who make their children’s weddings so much more meaningful.

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Silver and Blue Modern Wedding At 15 Acres

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Photo: Studio H-Town | Venue: 15 Acres

What started as a casual friendship between college classmates Silvia and Travis developed into a sweet romance. Following a romantic proposal at Gerald D. Hine’s Waterwall, Silvia and Travis tied the knot in a modern al fresco ceremony at 15 Acres on November 7th, 2020. The bride notes, “The reason we fell in love with 15 Acres was because of the modern architecture since a lot of the venues in Texas had more of a rustic feel.” 

The celebration moved indoors to the venue’s spacious and airy ballroom for a “clean and modern” reception.  Delicate hydrangea centerpieces, lush greenery, and metallic blue linens complimented the ballroom’s blank-slate interior. Silvia’s treasured memory from the modern silver and blue wedding? “The last dance. It was a very intimate moment.” The memorable evening concluded with the newlyweds exiting beneath an arch of sparklers, before making their grand getaway in 15 Acres’ vintage 1936 Roadster.

Keep scrolling and join us in celebrating the couple’s modern silver and blue wedding at 15 Acres. Congratulations, Silvia & Travis!

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