Romantic Persian Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

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Venue: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa | Photo: RaeTay Photography

After meeting through mutual friends in 2014, Shiva and Jonathan later connected on Facebook when Jonathon messaged Shiva about the World Cup because he knew she liked soccer. “He came up with all these stats on players and I assumed that he knew a lot about soccer and that we had a lot in common,” recounts Shiva. “We decided to go out to a cafe in Montrose, just us two, and we hit it off from there.” Three years later Jonathon proposed to Shiva on the rooftop of Hotel ZaZa with the glittering lights of the downtown skyline as their backdrop.

Shiva and Jonathan pledged their love at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa in a traditional Persian ceremony, accompanied by a beautiful Sofreh Aghd, in a timeless wedding palette of white and gold. The bride describes her Persian wedding as “glamorous and romantic.” The reception decor featured tall dramatic floral centerpieces, glittering chandeliers, and a custom monogrammed dance floor from LG Event Entertainment & Production. Guests enjoyed a delectable surf and turf reception meal, followed by an elegant four-tier white and gold squared wedding cake with raspberry filling from Susie’s Cakes. Cherished moments for the bride included the father-daughter dance, first look, and dancing with everyone! We are so excited to feature this gorgeous Houston couple and their romantic Persian wedding. Congratulations, Shiva and Jonathan!

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10 Luxury Wedding Cakes By Common Bond Cafe & Bakery

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Cake: Common Bond Cafe & Bakery | Venue: Hotel Galvez & Spa | Linens: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design | Photo: Ama By Aisha
You’re in for a sweet treat today loves because we are so excited to welcome Common Bond Cafe & Bakery to the blog to showcase this premium Houston bakery and their luxury wedding cakes and unique groom’s cakes! Although they’re named Common Bond, we can assure you there is certainly nothing common about them.

Everywhere in the world, a “common bond” that everyone shares is the love of good food. From this idea, Common Bond Cafe & Bakery was opened in May 2014 to create a comfortable space for the Houston community to gather to dine and bond over good food, extraordinary pastries and mouthwatering cakes. Only at Common Bond will you find Food Network’s award-winning Sarah Ono Jones crafting your perfectly sweet memory. Sarah is a nationally acclaimed custom cake designer who’s been with Common Bond Cakes since 2018 and has made cakes for Cirque de Soleil, HGTV and more! Sarah and her Common Bond Cakes team will truly design your wedding cake to be as unforgettable as your special day. From geode wedding cakes to yeti groom’s cakes and to everything deliciously in between, scroll down to see the visually stunning works of art Common Bond Cakes has to offer with these 10 luxury wedding cakes!

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Burgundy, Navy, And Ivory Fall Wedding By Kate Elizabeth Photography

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Photo: Kate Elizabeth Photography

After a chance meeting while celebrating Cinco de Mayo, Jessica and Andrew immediately hit it off while bonding over Sperry’s. Jessica noticed Andrew’s white Sperry’s and blurted out that she had the same shoes but in cheetah print. This led him to ask “who wears cheetah” so naturally, Jessica recites the next line of the Selfie Song and they’ve been inseparable since. “Our meeting was ridiculous, and throughout that entire night, we recited the Selfie Song obnoxiously, laughed, and talked about everything and nothing,” recalls Jessica. “It felt like we found the perfect person at the perfect time.” At the end of the night, Andrew asked Jessica for her number a street over from where they would, later on, have their fall wedding at. “I’m a massive believer in fate, and I knew there was a reason we met.”

Just as fate intended, the couple tied the knot in a dreamy outdoor garden ceremony surrounded by 120 of their loved ones. For the reception, velvet place cards in a color palette of navy, burgundy, and ivory and velvet linens played a critical role in their fall wedding. “The color was a representation of the type of entree that had been picked,” explains Jessica. “My mother’s name in Vietnamese translates to velvet, so I wanted to pay homage to that. EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design was able to make my velvet dreams come true, and we were able to have ivory and red velvet linens for our tables.” Guests dined on steak churrasco and lemon rosemary chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and haricot verts before hitting the dancefloor. To pay homage to Jessica’s Vietnamese culture, the newlyweds surprised guests with a Lion Dance performance and Jessica wore a traditional Vietnamese dress. Jessica and Andrew’s biggest obstacle while planing their fall wedding was having to narrow down the vendors they went with. Says Jessica: “I really built some amazing relationships with the people in the wedding industry and there is so much talent and love that fuels into our special day. I wish I could’ve hired everyone I met at the I Do! Soiree.” Join us in celebrating this sweet couple and swooning over their gorgeous fall wedding, all beautifully documented by Houston wedding photographer Kate Elizabeth Photography and Houston wedding videographer Reverent Wedding Films. Congratulations, Jessica & Andrew!

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New Sophisticated Wedding Venue: The Luminaire Grand Opening

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Bringing the sophisticated elegance of the city into the charm of the country, The Luminaire is the Houston area’s newest sophisticated wedding venue! Be the first to tour the completed venue and experience The Luminaire in all its sophisticated glory this Sunday, September 27th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m at their Grand Opening Open House! Make sure to RSVP today and then read on to learn more about this brand new sophisticated wedding venue.

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