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Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar

Sometimes reconnecting with your high school boyfriend is a good thing—just ask Houston bride Codi. After graduating college and moving back home, Codi and Austin fell in love all over again and decided this time it was for forever. Codi brought a new meaning to true Houston glam when she wed Austin in a feather-accented Stephen Yearick gown from Brickhouse Bridal. Her vision of a glamorous, fairytale wedding came to life at Chateau Cocomar. “Instead of using the typical blush and white color palette, I added hot pink and black for a more unique look,” she says. Black sequin linens and mercury glass candle holders were just a couple of details that added a romantic yet glamorous look to the decor. We couldn’t help but swoon, and know you will, too, after seeing the lovely photos. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Kutina Photography ~ Reception Venue: Chateau Cocomar ~ Catering: Cafe Natalie Catering ~ Wedding Dress: Stephen Yearick from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Decor & Rentals: EB Inc Event Rentals & Design ~ Lighting, Music & Photobooth: LG Entertainment

Book Your Galveston Wedding at The Tremont House…and Score!

Find Your Fairytale at The Tremont House

Photo: Serendipity Photography

With a history dating back to 1839, The Tremont House is one of the Gulf region’s most storied wedding sites. It’s also one of its loveliest. Located in Galveston’s eclectic Strand District, a stone’s throw from manicured parks, magnificent mansions, and Galveston’s finest shops and restaurants, this landmark Wyndham Grand Hotel lets guests know they’re somewhere special, from the moment they arrive. A grand lobby and light-filled atrium lead the way to a collection of graciously appointed guest rooms, including 17 beautiful suites–the perfect accommodation for VIP visiting guests.

Picture this: Making your way to the hotel via horse-drawn carriage, saying “I do” on the breezy rooftop terrace, dancing the night away in the glamorous ballroom, and escaping to your honeymoon suite after your guests bid you farewell with a celebratory sparkler sendoff.

If that’s not enough to convince you, this special offer just might: Book your wedding by March 31 and The Tremont House will upgrade your package with regal chiavari chairs AND your very own signature cocktail—totally free! Stately elegance, historic charm and a couple of prime wedding goodies, gratis: There is no time like right now to book your glorious Galveston destination wedding. Contact The Tremont House here for available wedding dates and additional details.

Blush & Gold Wedding by Christa Elyce Photography

From high school acquaintances to college sweethearts, Jessica and Lukas hit it off at a fateful New Year’s Eve party, where the pair spent the whole evening talking beside a crackling campfire. Four years later, the two lovebirds graduated together from Texas A&M–and not long after, Lukas surprised Jessica by popping the question: “He decided to take me to the restaurant we went on our first big date,” recalls the bride. “I somehow was completely clueless to what was really happening.” Once they finished eating, Lukas got down on one knee and asked Jessica to be his wife… “Obviously, I said yes!” Afterwards, the couple met up with family and friends at the fabulous Hotel ZaZa to celebrate their newly-engaged status. According to Jessica, “the whole night was absolutely perfect.” Fast-forward to the pair’s summer wedding at The Parador, complete with an emotional ceremony (“we were both bawling”) and a romantic reception with an “eclectic feel” that was achieved with lots of candles, mercury glass and blush flower arrangements. Check out their GORGEOUS photos from Christa Elyce Photography below!

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Photos: Christa Elyce Photography ~ Ceremony & Reception: The Parador ~ Bridal & Groom Suites: The Magnolia Hotel ~ Mother of the Bride Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Wedding Night Accommodations: Hotel ZaZa

Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography

Casey and Bill’s love story started while they were both in high school living as expats in Trinidad. They decided to part ways after being accepted to different colleges but later re-kindled their relationship during their last semester of college. A few years later, back in the U.S., Bill planned a sweet trip to Galveston with Casey for her birthday. “Bill planned to propose in Galveston, but after holding on to the ring for a two hours waiting for me to arrive at his house, he decided he couldn’t wait much longer,” Casey recounts. “We were sitting at his kitchen table where I was finishing up a work call. As soon as I hung up I jumped up and apologized for our delay and told him I was ready to go. He stood up to deliver the proposal speech he had prepared, but couldn’t get a word out. He dropped down on one knee and went straight to the question. I have never been more surprised in my life!” Casey says. The lovebirds planned their picture-perfect summer wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston where Casey wed Bill in a gorgeous Anne Barge gown from Ivory Bridal Atelier. The couple’s favorite moment? “We danced to Soca music with several guests who were expats in Trinidad with us. We got to relive the culture we grew up in and show our American friends and family,” says Casey. We’ll let the beautiful photos by Steve Lee do the rest of the talking for us. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Steve Lee Photography ~ Reception: Four Seasons Hotel Houston ~ Wedding Dress: Anne Barge from Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Baker: Who Made The Cake! ~ Decor & Rentals: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design ~ Invitations: Katie & Co. ~ Videographer: Sculpting with Time Productions ~ Registry: Bering’s ~ Consultant: Two Be Wed

Styled Bridal Couture Shoot: Smoke, Mirrors and Magic at The Astorian

Luxe meets industrial chic in this fabulous shoot featuring gorgeous designer wedding dresses by Rivini, Oscar de la Renta, Hayley Paige and more. The shoot was held at The Astorian and showcased a variety of breathtaking bridal gowns, jewelry and accessories. See credits below on where to find these stunning pieces right here in Houston!

All Over Lace Bridal Gown with Middle Slit High Lace Neck Line Gown with Flowing Skirt Wedding Ceremony Flower Wall and Metallic Gold Detailed Bridal Gown Beaded Bodice and Flowing Skirt Bridal Separates Beaded Bodice and Flowing Skirt Bridal Separates Metallic Gold Detailed Multi-Layer Wedding Cake and Tropical Flower Bouquet All-Over Lace Bridal Gown with Deep V Neckline Brown Embroidered Cocktail Dress and Black Feathered Cocktail Dress Off-White Silk Pantsuit and Black Capris with High Neckline White Blouse Romantic Candlelit Tablescapes with Rose Centerpieces and Rose Flower Balls Beaded Cap Sleeved Bridal Gown

Location: The Astorian ~ Photography: Larry Fagala ~ Stylist: Summer Salah ~ Flowers & Decor: AJ’s Urban Petals ~ Makeup: Aubrie Layne ~ Hair: Tonya Riner ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Gowns Designed by: Alon Livne, Hayley Paige, Rivini and Naeem Khan ~ Gowns Sold At: Now & Forever Bridal and Mia Bridal Couture ~ Accessories: Baccarat, Trumpet & Horn, Sloan/Hall, Kendra Scott, Oscar de la Renta, Tom Ford, Dior and LuLu Frost, Jimmy Choo, Giuseppe Zanotti, all from Neiman Marcus.