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Enchanted Garden Theme Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography

Though they met in high school in 2001, Nancy and Matthew didn’t connect until a chance Facebook “happy birthday” greeting a decade later. “She asked me what I had been up to all those years,” recounts Matthew. “I didn’t feel like typing out my whole life, so I asked her to lunch instead.” That lunch lasted five hours; two and half years later, the couple celebrated their lifelong vows with an “enchanted-forest”-theme wedding, where 330 guests dined and danced the night away—but not before being treated to a concept video, screened before the pair’s reception entrance, that cast them as CIA agents with one last mission to accomplish before they could get married. “At the end of the video, there was a caption that read, ‘Will they make it on time?’” says Matthew. “That’s when our emcee introduced us and we heard the crowd yelling as we walked in. It set the tone for what turned out to be the most perfect night ever.” Big thanks to Weddings in Houston fave Sarah Ainsworth Photography for capturing that perfection in equally perfect pix.

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Photos: Sarah Ainsworth Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal ~ Venue: Lambo Ballroom ~ Videography: A&A Video Production

Classic Black, White and Blush Wedding at Hotel ZaZa

When Allison entered their room at Hotel Granduca on the eve of Cinco de Mayo and found hundreds of rose petals and candles everywhere, she actually wondered if she was in the wrong room. But when Ty took her by the hand and got down on one knee, she knew she was in exactly the right place. One year later, the pair celebrated their nuptials with a timeless reception at Hotel ZaZa, done up in classic shades of black, white and soft blush pink by Events in Bloom. Lovely in her Vera Wang gown, with hair and makeup by The Perfect Face, Allison danced the night away with her handsome groom—and 250 of their nearest and dearest—in a one-for-the-ages Houston wedding that has captured our hearts. Big thanks to Pink Posh Photography for the pretty pix, and big congrats to this sweet, smitten Houston couple!

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Photos: Pink Posh Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang ~ Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo ~ Bride’s Hair & Makeup: The Perfect Face ~ Cake: Who Made The Cake ~ Flowers: Events in Bloom ~ Videography: 1Cinema Productions ~ Venue: Hotel ZaZa

Shoe Edition: Splurge vs. Steal

You’ve got your man, you’ve got the ring, you’ve got the gown, now all you need is the SHOES! While we love our Manolos and Jimmy Choos as much as the next to-be-wed gal, we also know it can be hard to justify a pair of pumps that costs as much as your venue rental. Well, we’ve got some good news for our fashionable bride on a budget. Check out or favorite designer bridal shoes paired with their much more affordable doppelgangers…then decide for yourself if it’s time to spend or save (and still look fabulous, natch).

Shoe Edition: Splurge vs. Steal

Jimmy Choo ~ Aldo ~ Manolo Blahnik via Neiman Marcus ~ Badgley Mischka via My Glass Slipper ~ Stuart Weitzman ~ Caparros via Macys ~ Badgley Mischka via DSW ~ Audrey Brook via DSW ~ Kate Spade ~ J. Renee via Zappos

Metallic Accent Wedges: Five Faves for SPRING!

Kick up your heels, loves—spring pre-wedding-party season just got a little hotter. For all those showers, engagement fetes and other occasions you’re bound to be throwing or invited to this spring, a chic wedge with a hint of metal (studs, straps, a killer buckle or two) is pure prettiness, with just the right amount of edge. Check out five of our favorite metal-accent wedges for warm-season celebrations…or, ya know, pretty much anytime you walk on out of the house!

Metallic Accent Wedges: Five Faves for SPRING!

Metallic Accent Wedges: Five Faves for SPRING!

Metallic Accent Wedges: Five Faves for SPRING!

Metallic Accent Wedges: Five Faves for SPRING!

Metallic Accent Wedges: Five Faves for SPRING!

 

MICHAEL Michael Kors via Zappos ~ Audrey Brooke via DSW ~ Cole Haan via Piperlime ~ MICHAEL Michael Kors via Macy’s ~ Kate Spade New York via Nordstrom

 

Peep-Toe Bridal Shoes

Peep-Toe Bridal Shoes ~ Houston Wedding Blog

Lots of you got all swoony about our recent Buzz item on peep-toe bridal pumps. So get the smelling salts ready, gals. We had so many peep-toe picks for 2012 brides, we couldn’t fit them all into one lil’ ol’ Buzz bit. Here are a few more of our absolute favorites, including Kate Spade’s delicious Clarice, Badgley Mischka’s bling-o-rific gold Humbie II’s, and Jimmy Choo’s peep-toe entry—the sumptuous Faith, with a name just destined for wedding wear, and an elegant silhouette that combines black and lace (two of the season’s hottest styles) to alluring effect. Picture these paired with a black ribbon belt. Stunning, right?

Peep-Toe Bridal Shoes~ Houston Wedding Blog