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Elegant Spring Wedding At The Astorian

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Photo: MD Turner Photography

After meeting through mutual friends, Michael and Kelley found themselves smitten with each other, right from the get-go. Their connection soon turned into romance, and after five happy years, Michael decided it was time to make things official. One fateful day after brunch, Michael and Kelley took their dog, Dunkin, out for a walk…which ultimately turned into a memory Kelley will always cherish, after Kelley noticed a pink heart tag on the dog’s collar that read, “Mom, can we keep him?” and on the other side, “Will you marry me?” OK, guys, how sweet is that? Michael’s creative proposal worked, and the following May, Kelley and Michael tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony at the same church where the bride’s parents had been married. The pair’s spring Astorian wedding reception had it all, from the elegant decor and the spectacular city view, to fantastic entertainment and exquisite food. Their 275 guests were treated to the sublime cuisine of Cordúa Catering. “Cordúa Catering knocked it out of the park,” notes the bride. “They provided the traditional carving station with some fun, modern options like the Mac & Cheese Bar, the Raw Seafood Bar, and a Salad Wall.” Yum! Yet the best moment for Kelley and Michael was “…The Astorian’s view of the sunset on downtown Houston. It was breathtaking and a moment we will never forget!” Congratulations to you both!

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“Astorian Spring Wedding” Photography: MD Turner Photography; Spotlight Vendors – Venue: The Astorian | Catering: Cordúa Catering | Photobooth: Oh Snap Selfie Photobooths

Contributors: The Sweet Shack, Houston Invitation Services, Blooming Gallery, Blush & Co., Whittington Bridal, Drywater Band

Rustic Autumn Wedding At Briscoe Manor

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With a partner as sweet as Robert, it’s no wonder why Leslie said, “Yes,” to him. “He proposed at our home on Christmas Eve before being joined by family. He wanted us to each open one gift that night, so I suspected something was up,” recalled Leslie. “I opened a photo album that had ‘The Mays’ engraved on the front. The album was filled with pictures of us, and the last page had an insert that read ‘Engagement photo?'” Awww. Their rustic autumn wedding at picturesque Briscoe Manor had everything we love: lush, bright florals; outdoor “I do’s;” and tons of candlelight at a party that lasted deep into the night. Following their moonlit ceremony, the newlyweds, along with 150 of their closest family and friends, feasted on pecan smoked pork loin with truffle mustard and chicken with Kentucky Bourbon teriyaki. Uh…yum! Congratulations to you both, Leslie and Robert, and may you enjoy a lifetime of love and happiness!

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“Rustic Autumn Wedding At Briscoe Manor” Photography: Evoke Photography – Spotlight Vendors: Venue: Briscoe Manor | Makeup: Kiss And Makeup Houston

Contributors: Edible Moments, Fresh Blooms of Houston, Behind the Bash, Weddings By Debbie, DJU Entertainment

Winter Ashton Gardens Wedding

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Photo: The Silhouette Studio

Long, long before their beautiful Ashton Gardens wedding, there was the first moment Sarah and Trevor met, when they were only 12 years old. “My family had moved to Houston and began attending the same church as Trevor’s family,” Sarah explains. “Trevor and I were each other’s first kiss in high school, and we deeply cared for one another from an early age.” When it came time for college, the two went their separate ways, as high-school sweethearts often do. It would be 10 years before they saw each other again, this time at a different church in Houston, where they both resided once again. Because her mother had, sadly, passed away four years prior to her wedding, Sarah’s father stepped up to take over “so many roles to help me with the wedding,” she recounts, “including sweetly buttoning me into my gown, since my mom was not there.” Not just that, the bride says, but, “He also gifted me with an oil painting of my mother, which reserved the spot in the front pew where she would have sat. I loved getting to save that space for her.” And we love getting to share Sarah and Trevor’s poignant wedding story and Houston winter wedding with y’all. Congratulations to the happy couple! Click here to read the rest of this post »

Luxe Chateau Cocomar Wedding

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Photo: Us Plus Love Photography

Nikki and Garrett were best friends in high school, but it wasn’t until years later when their romance began. “We met back up in our hometown in 2012 over Christmas break and the rest is history!” Nikki says. Following a romantic proposal on the Austin 360 Bridge, the couple gathered 150 of their closest family and friends to seal their union of love in an elegant ceremony. For their luxe Chateau Cocomar wedding, the pair opted for a dazzling array of sparkling crystals, white florals and gold accents–including an “OMG!” cake from Cakes By Gina. As for fairytale wedding setting Chateau Cocomar, “The venue was everything I could have imaged for my special day,” recalls the bride. “There are no words to describe my amazing wedding, you have to see pictures!” We couldn’t agree more…so check ’em out here. And join us in wishing a lifetime of happiness to this sweet couple! Click here to read the rest of this post »

California Texas Wedding At The Petroleum Club

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Photo: Chris Wineinger Photography

Ahem, gentlemen, take notice: “What struck me about Matt’s online dating profile were his adorable smile (and dimples!), his ambition, and the fact that he was holding a puppy.” That’s what Marjorie initially thought of the man who would eventually become her husband. “Matt had moved to Houston for his residency at Texas Children’s Hospital after completing medical school at the University of Southern California,” she notes. “He did not know a single soul upon moving here, so he immediately signed up for online dating. I moved to Houston that same summer to intern at Texas Children’s Hospital while working on my MBA through Baylor University. Some friends of mine encouraged me to give eHarmony a try.” And there you have it. After eventually jetting back to California to retrieve his great-great-grandmother’s ring, then privately asking Marjorie’s dad for her hand in marriage, Matt popped the question in front of both sets of parents. He was, we’re happy to report, blessed with a hearty, “YES!!” The couple’s California Texas wedding at The Petroleum Club Of Houston paid homage to the bride’s and groom’s backgrounds, especially with the food: fish tacos and In-N-Out burgers for his, beef tenderloin and “Texas margaritas” for hers. Click here to read the rest of this post »