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La Torretta Weekend Wedding with Football, Mad Libs, Bollywood and More

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

“Staying true to our Indian traditions and our Southern roots, Rushi and I wanted to include special touches that showed our personalities for our big weekend, so our first decision was to have our wedding outside of Houston, at the gorgeous La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa right off Lake Conroe in Texas,” says Houston bride Shilpa about her wedding to Rushi. “Our weekend-long celebration started with guests greeted with fresh-baked cookies, lemonade and handmade welcome bags upon check-in. Guests were then directed to an LSU viewing party Friday afternoon to enjoy the LSU vs. Arkansas game with fellow guests and Tiger fans. The colorful Friday night garba/raas festivities began with a live drum player and DJ, followed by an Italian pasta bar for dinner, king cakes fresh from Baton Rouge and homemade Indian sweets for dessert.” And that was just Friday’s fun. For Saturday’s wedding, perfect weather set the scene for a joyful celebration where guests sipped mango lassis alongside American-style cocktails, did custom wedding Mad Libs, and sat at floral-draped tables to dine on divine Indian specialties. As fine photos by New York photographer Trent Bailey show, “The reception continued with all-night dancing, personalized coozies and glow sticks, and all-around joy and happiness as two families became one, and two people became lifelong partners in this journey of life!” If there’s a better reason to celebrate, we sure don’t know what it is. Congrats, Shilpa and Rushi, and thank you so much for sharing your magnificent wedding with us, and all our brides.

Photos: Trent Bailey Photography ~ Bride’s Makeup: Makeup by Shazia Kazi ~ Cake: Sweets To Dream On ~ Decor & Rentals: Mandap Creations ~ DJ & Lighting: Indoraja Entertainment ~ Flowers: The Secret Floral Garden ~ Coordinator: Alana Padgett ~ Videography: T2 Productions ~ Venue: La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa

We Remember The Victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Today marks one week since the unthinkable massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We cannot express the depth of grief we feel for the families and friends of the victims and for the community of Newtown.

Today, we remember the names of those whose lives were taken on Friday, Dec. 14.

 

Noah, 6

Emilie, 6

Jack, 6

Jesse, 6

Catherine, 6

Jessica, 6

Ana, 6

Charlotte, 6

James, 6

Dylan, 6

Avielle, 6

Benjamin, 6

Madeleine, 6

Caroline, 6

Allison, 6

Olivia, 6

Daniel, 7

Josephine, 7

Chase, 7

Grace, 7

Victoria, 27

Rachel, 29

Dawn, 47

Lauren, 30

Anne Marie, 52

Mary, 56

 

May they rest in peace.

Hot Off the Runway, Our Favorite Fall 2013 Wedding Dresses

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Are they ALL the fall 2013 wedding gowns we fell in love with, following this past weekend’s unveilings at New York Bridal Market? ’Course not! That would take way more than one lil’ ol’ blog post. But, from Lazaro’s lacy overlay to Badgley Mischka’s vintage for the modern age, to Amsale’s classic elegance to Claire Pettibone’s exquisite back detail (and more!), these are just some of the fall 2013 bridal styles that simply knocked us out. Please post your comments here…and subscribe to the Houston Wedding Blog for more fall 2013 bridal fashion updates. For a list of Houston’s finest bridal salons, click here, and don’t forget to check out weekly-updated Events page for upcoming fall 2013 trunk shows, so you can check out these gorgeous gowns as soon as they hit Houston!

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Designers (top to bottom, left to right): Vera Wang, Amsale, Claire Pettibone, Marchesa, Badgley Mischka, Hayley Paige, Reem Acra, Lazaro, Christos

The Orange Show Engagement Shoot of Brickhouse Bridal’s Lisa Toenjes

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

We’re over the moon at having the chance to share with you the awesome engagement session of Houston bridal expert Lisa Toenjes of Brickhouse Bridal!! Archetype Studio shot the delightful Lisa and her great groom-to-be Kevin at the truly remarkable Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, and we are in LOVE with the results. Colorful, playful, and just plain full of life and love, these are the kind of engagement photos a gal can treasure FOREVER. Big, huge congrats, Lisa and Kevin, who’ll make it official on Oct. 13!

 

Photos: Archetype Studio

The Big To-Do: Get Unzipped at Chateau Polonez, Friday, Aug. 17

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Who says bridal shows have to be…demure? Not Chateau Polonez, that’s for sure! This Friday’s “Unzipped” cocktail party and fashion show invites brides and their besties (grooms, too, if they promise to behave), to sip, nibble and enjoy, as hip wedding wear shares the stage with hot cocktail frocks, lingerie and swimwear. Plenty of vendors on hand, too. Oh, and did we mention the pole dancing demo? Yes, it’s that kind of party. Admission is 21 and older. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Go!

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Photos: Chateau Polonez