Bryan Roth moved from Chicago to Houston for his ophthalmology residency at Baylor in 2015. A couple of months later, he swiped right on Houston native Leslie Goldberg’s profile on the Jewish dating app JSwipe, and their love story began. The couple’s life of togetherness, traveling, caring for their puppy and hiking, started from their first date over sushi and drinks. After four years together and a move to Ohio, Leslie was happily awaiting Bryan’s marriage proposal while Bryan made big plans to make it happen. The pandemic, however, threw a wrench in his plans forcing him to adapt.
From the moment Emma and Dylan first met, they knew they’d found someone special in each other. “I love how perfectly our personalities complement each other, and her ability to light up any room,” explained Dylan. Their proposal at the breathtaking Biltmore Estate in North Carolina was just as beautiful as their elegant blush wedding back home in Houston at the Royal Oaks Country Club.
Imagine celebrating your big day surrounded by loved ones under the twinkling lights of downtown Houston’s dazzling skyline. If a city chic wedding close to home sounds like #weddinggoals, let this breathtaking styled shoot at the Hyatt Regency Houston by Naheeda Spencer Photography inspire you!
The Wedding Décor
The wedding theme begins with adorable yet classy floral-inspired wedding invitations by Bering’s. Then, the vibrant color pallet of fuchsia, purple, blush pink, and gold beautifully crafted by the team at Mod Effect Events stuns at the recently renovated Hyatt in the heart of the city. This luxurious hotel is the ultimate setting for your modern wedding! Our styled shoot is set in the hotel’s garden and makes for a classy cocktail hour or small reception. Plus, the breathtaking city views provide a picture-perfect backdrop for guests and newlyweds alike.
For Kristi and Will, it was love at first swipe. After matching on Hinge, the couple met for their first date on October 1, 2015 at West Alabama Ice House. As Kristi and Will started dating, she fell in love with his kindness and he adored her sense of humor. Then, four years after they met—and in the exact spot in the parking lot where they first saw each other—Will asked Kristi to marry him. Just over a year later, the couple tied the knot during this charming lilac and ivory wedding.
Kristi and Will’s ceremony was so romantic! Before the couple’s 50 closest family and friends joined them on beautiful Lake Travis in Austin, Texas for the waterfront nuptials, Will fell head over heels for his soon-to-be bride all over again during the first look. Kristi’s bridal style was so elegant with a half updo full of curls, her gorgeous lace wedding dress, and her lush, full bouquet by Malleret Designs! The bridal bouquet was stunning, featuring ivory and mauve roses with vibrant pops of lilac amid trendy eucalyptus sprigs.
“If you can dream it, we can get it created,” says Francisca Ezeadum, owner and in-house designer of Mod Effect Events.
Started in 2009 as an event-planning service, Mod Effect has blossomed into more since adding décor rentals in 2016. They carry everything from luxury décor, furniture, and tableware to fresh and silk florals to make a bride or groom’s dreams into reality.