Long-Awaited Reception at Luxe NYC-Inspired Wedding Venue

Bride, holding dusty pink and orange bouquet, kisses her new husband at an intimate backyard wedding ceremony photographed by Ama by Aisha.
Photo: Ama by Aisha | Venue: The Astorian | Entertainment: Danny Ray & The Atlantic Street Band

Jessica and Carter first met while attending a business leadership program at Texas A&M University. Over time, the pair grew closer, and when Carter returned to campus the following semester, he asked Jessica out on their first date.

After multiple moves, significant career changes and enduring the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey together, Carter asked Jessica to be his wife. Before taking Jessica to a celebratory birthday dinner, Carter suggested stopping by a local art gallery. To Jessica’s surprise, Carter had carefully arranged photographs on the gallery wall of special moments between the two. The very last frame was a picture of Jessica’s best friends holding a sign which read, “SAY YES!”. The bride says, “Finally I realized what was happening and turned to Carter, who was down on one knee. He asked me to marry him and placed the most beautiful ring I’d ever seen on my finger!”

Due to the challenges of Covid-19, the couple opted for an intimate backyard ceremony with family and friends. A year later, on October 15th, 2021, the couple celebrated their nuptials with a wedding reception at The Astorian, a modern NYC-inspired wedding venue with stunning views of the Houston skyline. The bride says, “After celebrating not once, but twice, we can look back and see that we truly did have the best of both worlds and are so grateful that we were able to have both celebrations. They were the most magical days of our lives.”

Keep scrolling to see more from their intimate backyard ceremony and reception at The Astorian, expertly captured by Ama by Aisha. Congratulations, Jessica + Carter! We wish you all the very best!

Diamond wedding band, oval wedding ring and gold wedding band sit atop a leather couch at a real wedding at wedding venue, The Astorian.

A bride holds her train and walks outside with her bridal bouquet in her other hand.

Bride and groom hold hands while they read their wedding vows to each other at an intimate wedding ceremony in autumn.

A groom sees his bride walk down the aisle at their backyard wedding ceremony in Houston, TX.

A bride smiles while walking down the aisle with her dad by her side.

Bride and groom look at each other while holding sparklers at the end of their ceremony at a private home in Houston.

A gold-engraved wedding invitation with fall leaves surrounding it and engagement rings on one side.

A bride fixes her dress that is hanging for her to put on in the bridal suite of The Astorian.

Beautiful fall Dahlias in a bridal bouquet.

Round banquet tables with ivory linens topped with lit candles and small floral bouquets inside of the ballroom at The Astorian wedding venue.

Bride leans on railing while her husband in a black suit and glasses sits on the stairs during their wedding reception at Houston wedding venue, The Astorian.

Bride and groom dance in front of a large half circle window inside industrial chic wedding venue, The Astorian, in Houston, Texas.

A bride stands by a historic clock in The Astorian while holding her bridal bouquet.

Wedding guests mingle at a wedding reception at The Astorian in Houston, TX.

Danny Ray of Danny Ray and The Atlantic Street Band sings with a microphone next to a female singer and a male bass player at a fall wedding at The Astorian in Houston, Texas.

Bride in white silk slip dress and cowboy hat dances at her wedding reception inside Houston wedding venue, The Astorian.

Bride and groom kiss during a sparkler send-off after their wedding at The Astorian in Houston, Texas.

“Long-Awaited Reception at Luxe NYC-Inspired Wedding Venue” Spotlight Weddings in Houston Vendors: Photography: Ama by Aisha | Venue: The Astorian | Entertainment: Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production

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