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Hot Houston Bridal Makeup Artist: Kiss And Makeup

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Photo: Grant Foto | Hair & Makeup: Kiss And Makeup Houston

Searching for a Houston bridal makeup artist who’ll make you look like your very best self for your very big day? How about one whose brushes have graced the faces of countless beauty queens, celebrities, athletes and models internationally? We’ve got the goods, gurrrl: Kiss And Makeup Houston. Artists Sandra Mata and Melissa Gomez both discovered their passion for makeup artistry at a very young age. And they’ve spent the intervening years honing their craft on screen, in national and local print editorial and, yes, with beautiful brides across Texas and beyond. Check out their bridal portfolio here, then check them out on Weddings in Houston, where you’ll find glowing client testimonials, along with even more gorgeous Houston bridal hair and makeup pix! Ready for your close up? Call Kiss And Makeup Houston to chat about your wedding hair and makeup needs for yourself, your bridesmaids, your mom and your boo’s mom, too. And make sure you tell them where you found them (hint: It was right here, on the Houston Wedding Blog, y’all!!). Happy primping, loves!

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Natalie Annette Makes The Perfect Registry Gift

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If gorgeous modern tableware from an ultra-talented Houston designer is your idea of the perfect registry gift, we’ve got some very good news for you.

Houston-trained and Houston-based Natalie Annette has partnered with famed Houston wedding registry retailer Bering’s to offer her fabulous Jubilee Collection. Inspired by joyful gatherings with friends and family, this collection is both colorful and understated, with a distinctive pattern and fine gold trim that make it perfect for both casual dining and special occasions. Click here to read the rest of this post »

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3 Ultra Southern Wedding Venues We Love

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Photo: Courtesy Of Montage Palmetto Bluff

As one of the country’s southernmost cities, Houston’s culture is as Southern as it is Texan. And Houston to-be-weds, along with their families, have an affinity for the gracious hospitality, relaxed luxury and fabulous food and drink the South is known for. These three distinguished Southern destination properties welcome Houston couples and their loved ones to sip, dine, dance and say, “I do,” surrounded by regal decor, lush landscapes and iconic Southern scenes.

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1. MONTAGE PALMETTO BLUFF

A classic country-chapel ceremony and total-escape resort celebration all in one? You can have your wedding cake and eat it, too, at the Montage Palmetto Bluff, located in the lush Lowcountry of South Carolina. Jack Nicklaus signature golf, sport shooting, yachting, equestrian activities and strolling through the extraordinary Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, are just a few of the innumerable things you and your guests can do at the Montage. But don’t tucker yourself out, to-be-wed. You’ll want to save energy for your “I do’s” in the picture-perfect May River Chapel, or the grand Somerset Chapel—both offering gorgeous views, and streams of South Carolina sunlight. Click here to read the rest of this post »

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6 Texas Destination Wedding Venues Near Houston

Forget passports, plane fares and complicated travel logistics…these six Texas destination wedding venues offer a full weekend wedding experience, just a short drive away from downtown Houston.

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Venue: Briscoe Manor | Photo: Mustard Seed Photography

1. BRISCOE MANOR

SAY I DO: Nestled among pecan and oak trees on a serene 50-acre estate whose history dates back to the early 19th century, Richmond’s Briscoe Manor welcomes couples to say their vows in a stately limestone chapel (the photo ops are out of this world!), and invites celebrants to take full advantage of Click here to read the rest of this post »

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Burgundy And Gold Winter Wedding

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Photo: Ama By Aisha

Former high-school friends Andrea and Matt went their separate ways after school–Matt to the Marines, Andrea to college then to work on a cruise ship. And it wasn’t until a full 14 years later that they reconnected at the funeral for a mutual friend’s father, and discovered they had both relocated to Houston. After hanging out casually for awhile, Matt finally worked up the courage to ask Andrea out on a “real” date. “He really had some game!” Andrea recounts, noting that her future husband was “a true Southern gentleman.” Showing up each time “in a spotless, freshly washed truck, he picked me up for concerts, dinners out, movies, and he even sent me flowers!” she says. While finding time to plan their wedding was the biggest challenge for attorney Andrea and mechanical engineer Matt, they managed to pull off the celebration of a lifetime at The Astorian. Surrounded by a rich, wintry wedding color palette of burgundy, navy and gold, the pair and their 220 guests feasted on fried-oyster nachos, stuffed pork tenderloin and mascarpone mashed potatoes from Cordúa Catering, along with a six-tier bride’s cake and a U.S. Marine-theme groom’s cake, both from Cakes By Gina. We’re grateful to newlyweds Andrea and Matt for sharing their burgundy and gold winter wedding, and their love story, with us. Thanks, too, to Ama By Aisha for the lovely photos of Andrea and Matt’s burgundy and gold winter wedding celebration!

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“Burgundy And Gold Winter Wedding” Spotlight Vendors – Photography: Ama by Aisha | Venue: The Astorian | Catering: Cordúa Catering | Cake: Cakes by Gina

Contributors: Harper Events, Floral Events, Whittington Bridal, Essen Entertainment

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