Timeless Summer Wedding at The Estates at Pecan Park

Photo: Amy Maddox Photography | Venue: The Estates at Pecan Park

On date nights, Jessica and Sy would watch Masterchef and came to love the winner of season one, Whitney Miller. So what better way to propose to Jessica than to ask their favorite Masterchef winner for help? After Sy received a personalized video from Whitney, the proposal all came together during a family beach trip. “Mrs. Slater had her laptop open and called me over and said ‘Come watch this video,’” recounts Jessica. “I recognized who it was and thought, ‘Oh fun it’s Whitney from Masterchef!’ But then she said my name and that Sy had something to ask me. I was in shock! Then Sy grabbed my hands, told me he loves me, and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said yes!”

For their summer wedding, Jessica and Sy chose the sprawling green grounds of The Estates at Pecan Park for a timeless wedding celebration. The couple exchanged vows in a sun-drenched outdoor ceremony where Jessica’s favorite moment was seeing her groom at the altar. The newlyweds took full advantage of the venue’s blank-slate ballroom and large windows to create a bright and airy reception enhanced by a delicate wedding palette of grey, white, gold and eucalyptus.

We invite you to celebrate this sweet young couple’s timeless summer wedding at The Estates at Pecan Park, along with us, by scrolling through dreamy images from Amy Maddox Photography. Congratulations, Jessica & Sy!

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18 Fun, Flirty & Special Rehearsal Dinner Dresses & Jumpsuits

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Temperley London, Off-the-shoulder metallic fil coupé organza gown | Available At: Net-A-Porter
It’s time to say yes to one more dress…your rehearsal dinner dress! Your rehearsal dinner attire is the time to give your guests a glimpse into your bridal style and your night to shine before the BIG day.

We handpicked a variety of rehearsal dinner outfits that are a perfect fit whether you’re having your rehearsal dinner at a top Houston restaurant or an intimate dinner at home! From modern and chic to sophisticated and elegant, we love these 18 fun and flirty rehearsal dinner dresses and jumpsuits.

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Minimalistic Terracotta Styled Shoot By Amy Maddox Photography

Photo: Amy Maddox Photography | Gown: Modern Affinity
Temperatures may be dropping in Texas, but this minimalistic terracotta styled shoot by Amy Maddox Photography is sure to warm you up!

An earthy palette of terracotta tones with indigo accents set the mood while natural elements of dried palm leaves, pampas grass, and bright florals add a bohemian touch. The warm details are carried through into the intimate table setting by Your Butler’s Pantry with its cobalt-toned dinnerware and vintage glass goblets paired with gold flatware. This tablescape is perfect for the boho bride looking for an intimate, natural table setting with a modern twist!

The minimalist theme continues in the three-tier, white, modern and sculptural wedding cake with delicate arches by Susie’s Cakes. Photographer Amy Maddox captures the glowing bride in a simple, strapless wedding gown from Modern Affinity in natural light. The earthy palette makes its way outdoors to the unique terracotta inspired altar featuring a dramatic painted orange-hued backdrop and dried florals. 

Scroll down and enjoy this minimalistic terracotta styled shoot captured by Houston wedding photographer Amy Maddox in her signature bright and airy photography style. We love it and so will you…Check out more of her work here and schedule a consultation today!

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Cakes By Gina Remodels Bakery With a Sweet New Look

Gina Gutierrez of Cakes by Gina | Photo: Jessica Pledger
Houston wedding bakery Cakes by Gina has a new look that is oh-so-sweet!

Cakes by Gina opened as a small Houston bakery with passionate cake-maker Gina Gutierrez at its helm 17 years ago. Within five years, Cakes by Gina’s popularity skyrocketed after winning over engaged couples with her exceptional and delicious wedding cake designs. The bakery quickly outgrew its space and the newly expanded kitchen opened up a world of new possibilities.

Cakes by Gina took the slowdown caused by Covid to give the bakery a bright, fresh and playful makeover! The bakery has been transformed into an adorable wedding cake paradise with its wall-to-wall display of cakes showcasing the newest trends and techniques. The cute awnings in Cakes by Gina’s signature pink and white, welcome you into a cake showroom decorated with tables in fun pops of color. We especially love their chic Instagram wall with a “Love is Sweet” neon sign, making it a fun spot to commemorate booking your wedding baker! “Our fun and memorable atmosphere is what we wanted our customers to experience as soon as they walk through the door and we’ve been getting nothing but amazing feedback,” says Cakes by Gina marketing & events coordinator, Melanie Jackson. “We are excited to push forward and continue to thrive with our new look for years to come!”

Scroll down to see Cakes by Gina’s cute bakery remodel and their exquisite wedding cakes. If you love what you see, be sure to schedule a complimentary cake tasting and private consultation here!

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Bering’s Q&A: Iconic Houston Retailer Celebrates 80th Anniversary

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Bering’s, our favorite stop for all things gifts turns 80! For generations, Bering’s, the iconic Houston retailer has served the city with a unique array of fine registry gifts, elegant tableware, stunning invitations and stationery, apart from hardware, specialty cleaning products, and pretty much everything you could want for your home.
To commemorate their 80th-anniversary milestone, we sat down with Mary Margaret Pizzitola, Bering’s marketing associate, for an exclusive Q&A. Read on to find out why Bering’s is known as an iconic Houston store, what makes their registry experience so unique, and what the future trends are for wedding registry gifts and wedding invitations!

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