Archive for the ‘Real Weddings’ Category

Yellow and Turquoise Outdoor Wedding by Joseph West Photography

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

How cool would it be to meet your Mr. Right at a Texans tailgate? Pretty darn cool. Just ask bride Debbie, who forced herself to talk to the cute guy across the parking lot that October day in 2008. “We’ve been talking ever since,” she now says with a smile. “Relaxed” and “not too over-thought” is how Debbie describes her wedding to Calan, “just like our relationship.” Of course, that doesn’t mean the celebration wasn’t without its surprises. “My eldest brother hired mariachis to play at the wedding. I would like to say that I remained calm and collected when learning of the surprise, but one of my pictures tells a different story. You can see me on the verge of tears as soon as I hear the instruments striking!” Photos of Debbie’s mariachi moments, and so many more pretty touches and poignant moments from the couple’s wedding, are featured here, courtesy of the wonderful Joseph West of Houston’s Joseph West Photography. Enjoy!

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Photos: Joseph West Photography ~ Venue: Gardens of Bammel Lane

Opulent Omni Houston Hotel Wedding by J. Cogliandro Photography

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Who says magnificence and make-your-own mac ’n cheese don’t mix? Certainly not Jordann nor Micah—the Houston couple’s Omni Houston Hotel wedding is a stellar example of what you get when you blend opulence with comfort—fabulousness with FUN! The pair, who met at UT Austin in 2005, treated their 300 wedding guests to an evening of sublime elegance, marked with plenty of personal, comforting touches, like a gorgeous tiered cinnamon cake with old-fashioned buttercream icing by Who Made The Cake. Now treat yourself to Jordann and Micah’s delightful wedding photos, courtesy J. Cogliandro Photography. Can’t you just feel the happiness radiating from this adorable couple? Congratulations, Jordann and Micah!

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Photos: J. Cogliandro Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier from Joan Pillow Bridal ~ Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo ~ Cake: Who Made The Cake ~ Floral, Decor & Lighting: Flora & Eventi ~ Venue: Omni Houston Hotel

Houstonian Hotel Wedding With Four-Legged Best Man by Adam Nyholt Photographer

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

While “the dog did it” is a legendarily convenient excuse for all kinds of stuff, in the case of Andrew’s proposal to Lauren…the dog really did! “Andrew had a tag made that on one side said, ‘I love you,’ and on the other, ‘Will you marry me?’ He hung the tag and the ring on our dog Niko’s collar. I noticed it immediately and though it was some sort of joke. It was perfect! And thankfully it was not a joke,” the bride recounts. For the couple’s 150-guest wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, Lauren opted for white with silver accents as her palette, “which I think is very simple yet extremely sophisticated and elegant,” she says. “It was very important to us that everyone there was a person that touched our lives in some way. That included having our dog there as the best man. The whole night was absolutely amazing. Andrew and I never left the dance floor!” We wish the newlyweds a lifetime of happiness, and send a shout-out to super-talented photographer Adam Nyholt for the beautiful images.

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Photos:  Adam Nyholt Photographer ~ Bride’s Dress: Novia D’Art from Now & Forever Bridal Salon ~ Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Vera Wang ~ Cake:  Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Flowers: The Plant House ~ Rentals: Darryl & Co. ~ Venue:  The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

Classic Sunset Lakeside Wedding by Kreative Angle Photography

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

It pays to exercise! Just ask bride Katie, who fell in love with future groom David when the two started working out together in training for a triathlon. “We became good friends, and later did a half marathon together,” Katie tells us. “An engagement was soon to follow…and now so is a baby girl!” We’re so happy for newlyweds, and so delighted to share with you their Woodlands Resort & Conference Center wedding, shot by the very talented Huz Abdul of Kreative Angle Photography. Simple and elegant, with champagne, mocha and navy accent colors and a focus on the beautiful Woodlands Resort surroundings—we are charmed by this sweet wedding and the wonderful couple who shared it with us. Congratulations, Katie and David!

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Photos: Kreative Angle Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Brickhouse Bridal ~ Flowers: The Blooming Idea ~ Invitations: Bering’s ~ Venue: The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center

High-Glamour Black-and-Silver Hotel ZaZa Wedding With Canine Friend

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

We’re just so tickled to be able to show y’all the wedding of Andrea and Alessandro—such a beautiful couple, such a magnificent celebration. The two met a Sunday Funday brunch…and ended up chatting ’til midnight that day. It wasn’t long until the pair realized they were madly in love, and eventually Alessandro proposed to his lovely bride on a trip to San Francisco.  “On our second day, after an afternoon biking around Sausalito, he took me to an amazing mountain top for the sunset,” Andrea recounts. “Just as the sun was setting, he got down on one knee and proposed with the spectacular view of San Francisco behind him. It truly was the most amazing day!” Though perhaps not quite as amazing as the day the two tied the knot, with a church ceremony followed by a dazzling black-white-and-silver celebration at downtown Houston’s Hotel ZaZa. The silver-and-crystal candelabra, the dramatic feather accents, the sleek white dance floor—everything about this wedding exuded glamour and drama. Everything, that is, except for the awesome photo-booth fun that was a highlight of the wedding for guests and newlyweds alike, which exuded sheer joy and whimsy. If you’re wondering how Andrea put together such a spectacular wedding, she says she found “90%” of her vendors on her one-day visit to the I Do! Bridal Soiree at the Royal Sonesta (where, incidentally, she was also the lucky winner of our Kindle Fire giveaway—BONUS!). We’re so thankful to Andrea and Alessandro for sharing their special day—big thanks too to photographer Rachel Robinson for sharing her terrific pix.

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Photos: Rachel Robinson Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier ~ Bride’s Hair & Makeup: The Perfect Face ~ Bridesmaid ~ Dresses: Vera Wang for David’s Bridal ~ Floral & Decor: Plants ’n Petals ~ Venue: Hotel ZaZa ~ Videography: Sculpting with Time