Chic & Cool Crystal Ballroom Wedding by Adam Nyholt

Bride Sunni is such a breath of fresh air, don’t you think? We love her fabulous style—a little retro, a little glam, and definitely not afraid to have a little fun with her wedding day. And what a wedding day! She and groom Jason celebrated in high style with 300 of their nearest and dearest at the twinkling Crystal Ballroom at the Rice, mixing sleek elegance (like willowy centerpieces from Blooming Gallery) with the unbridled whimsy of a topsy-turvy wedding cake. In-demand Houston photographer Adam Nyholt shared this awesome wedding with us, and we’re sharing his equally awesome photos of it with you. Enjoy!

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Photography: Adam Nyholt~Decor, Flowers & Rentals: Blooming Gallery~Cakes: Cakes by Gina~Reception Venue: Crystal Ballroom at the Rice

Sophisticated Briscoe Manor Wedding by Blanca Duran

Some couples are just destined to be together. That’s how it was with Amey and William. A friend first suggested William as a “perfect” guy for Amey (though at the time, amazingly, getting set up was the furthest thing from her mind). An unexpected Facebook friend request from the groom-to-be eventually got things rolling, and William’s general adorableness and devotion sealed the deal. About her true love, our bride Amey sweetly says, “It’s as if God went down the checklist in my heart and formed William just for me!” For the the couple’s April wedding at Briscoe Manor,  colorful warm lighting, glittering details and rich linens spelled romance, captured here by Blanca Duran.

Sophisticated Briscoe Manor Wedding by Blanca Duran Photography

Sophisticated Briscoe Manor Wedding by Blanca Duran Photography

Sophisticated Briscoe Manor Wedding by Blanca Duran Photography

Sophisticated Briscoe Manor Wedding by Blanca Duran Photography

Sophisticated Briscoe Manor Wedding by Blanca Duran Photography

Sophisticated Briscoe Manor Wedding by Blanca Duran Photography

Sophisticated Briscoe Manor Wedding by Blanca Duran Photography

Sophisticated Briscoe Manor Wedding by Blanca Duran Photography

Photography: Blanca Duran  / Bride’s Dress: Kenneth Pool / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alfred Angelo / Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse / Rings & Jewelry: Jared’s / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Briscoe Manor / Cakes: Edible Designs / Decor & Rentals: EB Inc. Event Rentals and Over the Top Linens /  Flowers: Keisha’s Kreations / Wedding Consultant: Chic Soiree Weddings

 

Houston Zoo Wedding from D. Jones Photography

As you know, we don’t usually advocate DIY when it comes to PYW (that’d be planning your wedding, ladies). But in recent Houston bride Cassandra’s case, we’re making an exception. Cassandra was savvy enough to use some of the best wedding pros in town—including the brilliant David Jones of D. Jones Photography, whose amazing photos are featured here (and who Cassandra praises for his amiability and the very genuine interest he took in “who Jeff and I were as a couple”). For a full vendor list, scroll down below the gallery. And yes, the self-confessed perfectionist admits, “It was hard for me to just relax and trust that everything was in good hands and that the wedding day would be perfect.” But she did. And it WAS. We especially love that Cassandra, who’s had a lifelong love of animals, opted to have her reception at the Houston Zoo. And yes, critters did make an appearance at the festivities—just check out the photos below! Plus all that lively color and energy and low-key elegance…no wonder our bride looks so incredibly happy in every single shot. Congrats, Cassandra & Jeff!

Houston Zoo Wedding by D. Jones Photography

Houston Zoo Wedding by D. Jones Photography

Houston Zoo Wedding by D. Jones Photography

Houston Zoo Wedding by D. Jones Photography

Houston Zoo Wedding by D. Jones Photography

Houston Zoo Wedding by D. Jones Photography

Photography: D. Jones Photography~Bride’s Dress/Bridesmaids/MOB: Priscilla of Boston~Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman~Hair & Makeup: Flawless~Groom’s Wear: Al’s Formal Wear~Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections~Decor & Flowers: Tara Quigley~Linens: The Perfect Touch~Venue: The Houston Zoo

Houston Real Wedding: Sheila & Bilal

Well, it’s finally happened. The highly anticipated Westin Houston Memorial City has opened for business…and welcomed its first wedding. OK, so remember when we told you about Deborah and Joe, the adorable Houston couple who was slated to be the first couple to hold their wedding celebration at the new Westin, and, as such, got the chance to sign the walls and floor of the hotel? Well, it looks like another couple actually ended up being the FIRST first Westin Memorial wedding couple. Deborah and Joe will still wed at the Westin. But first-wedding honors go to lovely bride Sheila and her handsome groom Bilal, who signed on after Deborah and Joe but tied the knot before them. Got it?

The important thing is that Sheila and Bilal celebrated their wedding, rich with Pakistani tradition, and a whole lot of Houston pizzazz, along with nearly 500 of their friends and family. The bride wore five different outfits during the course of the ceremony and reception—a lavish event that closed a weekend-long wedding which began in Dallas and worked its way south. Check out the photos from NICO Photographers—gorgeous, no? Congratulations, Sheila and Bilal. And welcome, Westin Houston Memorial City!

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NICO Photographers Wedding

Welcome, Weddings in Houston 2.0!

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It’s here! It’s finally here! We’re so excited to announce today’s launch of the new Weddings in Houston web site. As we promised, everything you love about the old site–Houston’s top wedding vendors, 360-degree virtual tours of Houston’s finest wedding venues, inspiring Houston Real Weddings, Houston’s hottest bridal and wedding events, in-depth articles and advice on just about any wedding topic you can imagine–remains. It’s all just a whole lot fresher, more convenient and easier to use.

Plus, we’ve added some awesome extras, including social media buttons that allow you to share info with friends at a click. Just booked your wedding at one of our featured hotels? Click the handy Facebook button on the property’s Weddings in Houston vendor page and update your friends. Found a fabulous centerpiece idea in one of our articles? Instantly e-mail it to your Houston wedding planner or floral designer. And about those articles–now you can search for them by topic. Just type a keyword or two into our article search, and you’re off and running.

You’ll also find more of the good stuff–more Houston wedding vendor categories, more photo galleries, more videos. We’re a whole lot faster, too.

See what we mean? It’s your beloved Weddings in Houston, only better.