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Nottoway Plantation Wedding By Blanca Duran

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Photo: Blanca Duran Photography

Melissa and Stuart’s Nottoway Plantation wedding provides a wonderful example of a great wedding photographer at her very best. For this gorgeous Southern wedding, with its sparkling geode accents (the bride has an abiding passion for metaphysics and the healing power of crystals), Blanca Duran captures not just beautiful portraits against the Louisiana antebellum mansion’s stunning backdrop, but tons of exquisite details, from the elaborate place settings to the geode wedding cake to the tarot reader, twinkling chandeliers and irrepressible delight of the wedding’s youngest guests. We’re grateful to Melissa and Stuart–whose love for one another prompted the bride’s move from the Canadian Arctic to the Gulf Coast–for sharing their very special occasion with us. Scroll down to see more from this glamorous and intriguing Nottoway Plantation wedding. And click here to see more from Blanca Duran Photography, one of our favorites for wedding photography that tells your unique love story in images to cherish for a lifetime. Click here to read the rest of this post »

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Shop The Cover: Game of Thrones Wedding Style Inspiration

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Photo: Larry Fagala | Romona Keveza Wedding Dress: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon | Jewelry: Zadok Jewelers | Location: Corinthian Houston | Wardrobe Styling: Summar Salah | Makeup & Hair: VCI Artists Victoria Callaway, Dennis Clendennen
Your fiancé bent the knee and now it’s time to indulge in bridal style inspiration for your big day!

Our November cover exudes inspiration for a Game of Thrones wedding or Texas Renaissance Festival wedding. This regal bridal look is perfect for the bride who wants to channel her inner Khaleesi, goddess or RenFest queen. Take a peek at the gorgeous details that bring this romantic renaissance bridal style together.

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Gray And Greenery Winter Wedding By Events De Luxe

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Venue: The Astorian | Planning, Flowers & Decor: Events De Luxe | Photo: The Freckled Key

She loves his leather jacket, and that he’s always up for an adventure. He loves her bubbly personality, and having breakfast with her on Saturdays at Barnaby’s. And they both love a good party. It was in this spirit that Leslie and Danny gathered 185 friends and family members at Houston venue The Astorian to celebrate their union, a culmination of the love story that began when the two first met working as engineers in 2012. With the expert planning and design assistance of acclaimed Houston wedding firm Events De Luxe, the couple created a winter wedding that beautifully reflected their likes, and their love: “Our wedding was absolutely perfect for us,” the bride says.  Click here to read the rest of this post »

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Sweet And Sexy Post Oak Hotel Engagement Shoot By Civic Photos

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All Photos – Location: The Post Oak Hotel | Photography: Civic Photos

Houston couple Tristan and Rachel, captured by the lens of Civic Photos, are engagement shoot #goals, pure and simple. This beautiful-inside-and-out Houston pair (he’s an academic director, she’s an MBA candidate and former Miss Texas) chose The Post Oak Hotel for their engagement photography session–AND for their upcoming nuptials!–and took full advantage of the luxury property’s many amazing spaces as backdrops. Collaborating closely with his subjects, as he does for with each unique wedding couple he shoots, photographic artist Barett Henry, owner of Civic Photos, brought out the romance and joy radiating from the to-be-weds. Some images are cool and sophisticated, some are flirtatious and playful (that smile, Tristan…no wonder Rachel is crazy about you!!), and some are downright…fire. It’s the perfect union of couple, location and photographer. And it’s the perfect example of the magic that happens when two joyfully in love people allow their hearts to shine through each moment, and each pose. Join us in congratulating Tristan and Rachel on their engagement, and join us on the journey through this gorgeous Civic Photos engagement shoot! Click here to read the rest of this post »

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Modern Oasis Wedding Venue: Omni Houston Hotel

Opulent Omni Houston Hotel Wedding by J. Cogliandro Photography
Photo: J. Cogliandro Photography
An oasis of elegance surrounded by lush greenery, the Omni Houston Hotel is an ideal Houston-area wedding venue for couples who want the feel of a destination wedding without having to leave home.

Nestled in the heart of Uptown, the Omni Houston has the feel of a cosmopolitan resort. This AAA Four Diamond property will charm you with its modern-chic decor, exceptional service, luxurious accommodations and exceptional cuisine. Whether your wedding is small and intimate or grand and formal, the Omni Houston can accommodate you and your guests in one of its three beautiful ballrooms. You can also opt to celebrate your special day outdoors, with a lakeside ceremony in the hotel’s lush gardens, or a poolside reception beneath a starlit sky.

Photo: Courtesy of Omni Houston Hotel

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