When Adam took Hannah to the terrace of the Hilton Americas-Houston, she thought he’d brought her there to celebrate her freedom from the job she’d disliked and recently quit. But, at the elegant Downtown property, with the sunset skyline as their backdrop, he took her completely by surprise when instead of congratulating her on her liberating career move…he asked her to be his wife! After the big question, “Adam told me that my family was downstairs in the bar lounge waiting to celebrate with us,” Hannah recounts. “I was so happy. The whole experience was perfect. He did a fantastic job!” The couple’s classic white wedding was textured with touches of greenery, along with lush ivory floral arrangements and shimmering linens from Houston event designer Plants N’ Petals. “My favorite moment was when our 19-month-old niece ran up to us during our husband-and-wife dance,” Hannah says. “She got away from Mommy on accident, but it was a super cute moment that everyone gushed over!” Join us in gushing over Houston wedding photographer Blanca Duran’s gorgeous photos of this classic white wedding, and wishing Hannah & Adam all of our love, always. Click here to read the rest of this post »
Following a $30-million post-Hurricane Harvey renovation, the Omni Houston Hotel is back, and better than ever! A longtime favorite for elegant Houston wedding celebrations, the Omni Houston’s new look is all about cosmopolitan Houston sophistication, with a nod to the city’s surrounding natural landscape. We’re in love with natural wood, leather, brass and chic greenery that are on view everywhere you look at the new Omni!
And, of course, we’re super excited to welcome back the hotel’s Mokara Spa (now an oasis of whitewashed woods and smooth stone) and beloved Black Swan nightclub (a favorite for late-night wedding after-parties and bachelorette bashes), along with beautiful event space for luxurious Uptown Houston weddings. Schedule your tour ASAP to snag your wedding date before someone else does, Click here to read the rest of this post »
“If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it was meant to be,” says recent bride Kara, and she knows what she’s talking about. After attending elementary school with Kyle, and dating him throughout high school, the two graduated, and she remained in Texas while he went off to Florida. And, that, they may have figured, was that. Except it wasn’t. Eight years later the two reunited in Houston after not speaking to one another since starting college. And from there, well, let’s just say, neither was willing to set the other quite so free again. The couple chose a “Texan elegance” theme for their wedding celebration, which kicked off with a rehearsal dinner at The Houstonian Hotel’s lovely Manor House. The following day, an intimate outdoor ceremony preceded a food-focused reception where guests feasted on game specialties and fine wine, surrounded by fresh, rustic-elegant blush and sage flowers and decor from League City’s Haute Flowers & Events. We’re grateful to Kara and Kyle for sharing their lesson in love–and their wonderful Houston wedding–with us, and with y’all. Congratulations, you two, and may your lives be filled with love! Click here to read the rest of this post »
NACE (National Association of Catering and Events) is THE national organization for event professionals. And this week, the Houston chapter of NACE handed out its prestigious annual awards for achievement in event design and production at a gala presentation at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown. We’re thrilled to announce that the list of winners includes a LOT of Weddings in Houston partners, whose talents are responsible for the gorgeous weddings we feature daily here on the blog and in the pages of Weddings in Houston magazine. We’d like to take a moment to congratulate our NACE Houston 2018 winners on their awesome honors. Thank YOU, NACE members, for bringing so much joy and beauty to Houston weddings!!
- Floral Design of the Year
- Wedding of the Year $50,000 – $100,000
- Event Production of the Year < $50,000
- Event Production of the Year > $100,000
- Entertainment Production of the Year
- Wedding of the Year < $50,000 (with House of Hough)
- Event Design & Decor of the Year < $50,000 (with Johanna Terry Events, Bradley David Entertainment, GTX Productions, En Vogue Events)
- Catered Event of the Year (with Melange Catering, J&D Entertainment, Houston Museum of Natural Science)
- Wedding of the Year > $100,000 (with Johanna Terry Events, Carlton Woods)
- Wedding of the Year > $100,000 (with Events By Sarah)
Gina Gutierrez, Cakes by Gina
- Networker of the Year Award
Andy Hopper, Blooms Design Studio
- Industry Ally Award
Kerri Childress, Sandlewood Manor
- Above & Beyond Award
We are so proud of these top Houston wedding vendors and their awesome accomplishments! Visit their websites for information about what they do and how they can serve you, and find these fabulous Houston wedding vendors and more in the Weddings in Houston wedding vendor directory!
The Woodlands Resort has a very special offer for Houston couples, and we’re super excited to share it:
Book your 2019 wedding any time between now and April 30, 2019 (weddings may take place January through December, 2019, pending availability), and you’ll receive 5% off your choice of a selection of awesome wedding upgrades. Plus, you’ll get a relaxing couple’s massage, to use within two days before or after your wedding day. Bonus!! Click here to read the rest of this post »