A Sophisticated Affair at the Petroleum Club of Houston

A blonde bride in a wedding dress smiles at a groom in a black tuxedo at hotel venue, C. Baldwin Hotel in Houston.
Photography: Joseph West Photography | Venue: Petroleum Club of Houston | Guest Lodging: C. Baldwin, Curio Collection by Hilton

Cady and Cade met as classmates in high school. “He cheated off of me during a quiz (unknown to me, but not unknown to our teacher), and we’ve been together ever since,” the bride says.

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A Lavish Houston Museum District Wedding by Amy Maddox Photography

Bride stands by a groom outside a cathedral after their wedding ceremony.
Photographer: Amy Maddox Photography | Cakes: Susie’s Cakes

Bailey and John can thank Bailey’s brother for bringing them together. Bailey’s brother and John developed a strong friendship, and John would tag along on family vacations. It wasn’t until Bailey moved back to Houston from college that they developed a friendship that eventually grew into something much more.

While celebrating the holidays in December 2020, John proposed to Bailey the day after Christmas on a trip to Cancun, Mexico.

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A Jewel-Toned South Asian Wedding by Malleret Designs

South asian bride with bridal henna embracing a groom at their al fresco wedding in Austin, Texas.
Photo: John David Weddings | Planning, Design + Florals: Malleret Designs

Vibhuti and Sam met while attending the University of Texas at Austin, studying alongside each other in their genetics class, where they found an immediate connection. After graduation, the couple took a chance at a long-distance relationship.

“This was never supposed to work. We were doomed from the start. The universe threw everything it could muster in our direction to try and stop us,” says the bride.

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A Traditional Pastel Hued Wedding at Deep in the Heart Farms

Bride holds a bouquet of florals aside a groom at brenham wedding venue, Deep in the Heart Farms
Photo: Jessica Kent Photography | Venue: Deep in the Heart Farms | CVB: Visit Brenham

After three and a half years of long-distance dating, Kaleb proposed to Gilda in her very favorite place: sunny Carmel, CA. When it came time to propose, Kaleb devised a plan to surprise his college sweetheart with a beach picnic. Kaleb says, “The day of the proposal, we went on a hike at sea lion point, then came home to rest, and I was anything but restful.  Gilda had no idea about my nerves because she took a nice relaxing nap. Under false pretenses of going to take pictures and walk on the beach, we headed down and walked up on the picnic, which she was questioning if it was for us. I got down on one knee and proposed, both of us with tear-filled eyes.”

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An Extravagant Hindu Wedding at The Corinthian Houston

The bride and groom pose for the camera in the ballroom of their Hindu wedding ceremony.
Photography: Daniel Colvin Photography | Venue: Corinthian Houston | Sangeet: The Ballroom at Bayou Place

Rika and Kartik’s love story began in West Palm Beach, Florida, where they both did their medical training and soon started dating. Having grown up in Brooklyn, Rika had always loved New York City, so it was only fitting for Kartik to propose in Times Square.

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