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Minute Maid Park Wedding by Rachel Robinson Photography

Yesterday’s Independence Day holiday has got us in a patriotic mood. So we’re especially excited about today’s wedding—a fabulous spring celebration set at Minute Maid Park, home to the Houston Astros, and one of our favorite wedding locations of all time! And seriously, what’s more American than the great sport of baseball? But, mind you, this was no caps-and-cleats affair. Kristin and Michael’s splendid wedding, shot by Rachel Robinson (a major Houston talent who’s new to HWB, but, we suspect, destined to be a beloved regular) was a first-class fête, from the bride’s stunning Winnie Couture gown to the elegantly outfitted, regal columns of Minute Maid Park’s historic Union Station to the…pink pompoms? OK, so Kristin and Michael weren’t above bringing a few fun, sporty touches to their special day. And we love them for it. If you think a baseball-park wedding can’t be utterly romantic and feminine, Kristin begs to differ. Enjoy, and happy July 5th!

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Photography: Rachel Robinson Photography~Bride’s Dress: Winnie Couture~Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka~Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Michael Saldana Salon and The Perfect Face~Flowers: Mary’s Little Shop of Flowers~Cakes: Virginia’s Cakes~Ceremony Location: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church~Reception Location: Union Station at Minute Maid Park

 

Lavish La Colombe d’Or Wedding by J. Cogliandro Photography

Yes, it is possible to have a grand, formal wedding in one of Houston’s most revered venues—the Grand Ballroom of La Colombe d’Or, with its circa-1715 carved oak panels and spectacular chandeliers—AND kick your heels up in true celebration style. Sonila and Matthew’s lovely, lavish spring wedding is a perfect example. Yes, it was utterly elegant, from the Monique Lhuillier invitations to the magnificent rose-and-hydrangea centerpieces. But just look at the newlyweds and their guests—those smiles, that laughter, the FUN of it all. We’re grateful to famed Houston photographer Joe Cogliandro, and the bride and groom, for sharing this beautiful wedding with us. And we’re so happy to share it with you.

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Photography: J. Cogliandro Photography~Bride’s Dress: Jim Hjelm from Weddings by Debbie~Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Brittany of The Perfect Face~Rings: Blue Nile~Flowers: Floral Events~Decor & Rentals: Linens by Lisa~Cakes: World Cakes & Catering~Ceremony Venue: St. Michael Catholic Church~Reception Venue: La Colombe d’Or

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