August 22nd, 2016
Pastel and Gold Wedding by Serendipity Photography
 

There’s nothing like the Red River Rivalry…or a true love story that comes from it. Anne and Jacob met during the TX-OU Weekend—a very important longtime tradition where the Texas Longhorns go up against rivals the Oklahoma Sooners in a football showdown at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Anne and her girlfriends were at Hotel ZaZa Dallas taking part in the typical rivalry weekend activities, which included trying to capture a photo with one of the live gold statues. Ah, and here comes Jacob…a chivalrous knight in shining armor offering to be their impromptu photographer. In that moment, Anne and Jacob each found the one. Let’s fast-forward and set the scene a few years later: Anne and Jacob are now living together. One exceptionally normal day at home, Anne is doing a little laundry…when she hears Jacob having a very interesting conversation on the phone with his father (Jacob had no clue Anne was home listening). So, doing what any girl would do in this situation…Anne comes around the corner to see what he’s up to and offers a simple, “Hi,” totally taking Jacob by surprise! Anne remembers, “He stopped dead in his tracks, looking guilty, quickly told his dad he would call him back and stuffed a box into his bag.” Oh, Jacob. However, Jacob was so excited to make Anne his wife that he just couldn’t wait any longer and popped the question right there. Anne was absolutely floored…and of course said yes! The two had an incredible Houston wedding celebration, which began with a delicious rehearsal dinner at Brennan’s, and commenced with a beautiful church ceremony followed by a reception at, of course, Hotel ZaZa! Anne and Jacob truly cherish Hotel ZaZa, and are in total agreement that the chic Museum District property is “practically our second home.” Their pastel and gold wedding was simply to die for. The celebration was made perfectly complete with a decadent and detailed four-tiered cake (and a Superman-theme groom’s cake!) by Who Made The Cake, and some seriously breathtaking floral designs and crystal decor by Plants N’ Petals (do you see these centerpieces right now?!). Anne wore a stunning Lazaro mermaid gown from Ivory Bridal Atelier down the aisle and, let’s face it, she looked gorgeous! Thank you to Serendipity Photography for capturing the night so perfectly. We wish this couple all the best and more!

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Photos: Serendipity Photography | Rehearsal Dinner: Brennan’s Houston | Reception: Hotel ZaZa | Cake: Who Made the Cake! | Flowers & Décor: Plants n’ Petals | Bridal Gown: Lazaro from Ivory Bridal Atelier | Videographer: 31 Films

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August 19th, 2016
Navy and Coral Wedding by Steve Lee Photography
 

Although Carrie and Christopher both grew up in Houston, they didn’t actually meet until college in San Antonio. But they totally knew—even as freshmen—that they were soulmates. June 26, 2014, was easily the best day of Christopher’s life…but June 25, not so much. Christopher had the ultimate proposal planned for the love of his life with a getaway weekend to Bachelor Gulch, Colorado. However, he had a few challenges to face along before then: airport delays, car rental delays, traffic delays in the mountains (that’s a lot of waiting, y’all!) Even horseback riding, Christopher’s last hope, was changed to a van ride…thanks to trailhead construction! On top of all of this, Christopher ended up in the hospital! Spoiler alert: He still proposes. What a hero, right? They got back to their hotel room that night and all Christopher could think about was the next day, June 26. The day was effortless—well, besides the effort of proposing! The two enjoyed hiking, private yoga, spa treatments and fine dining. On their way to the restaurant, Christopher asked Carrie to take a little detour…He led her down a quaint path around the hotel, which ended with a bridge leading to a vista covered with rose petals in the shape of a heart. Okay, swoon. Christopher recalls, “I dropped to one knee and popped the question, all while my photographer, Nate, hid in the bushes taking photos like a ninja paparazzi.” Perfect plan, Christopher. Perfect plan. Kat Creech Events put together a fantastic courtyard wedding for Carrie and Christopher! Every little detail was accounted for. After having s’mores on their Colorado proposal adventure, the couple had an inspired s’mores station on their dessert table at the reception to accompany their shimmering cake made by Who Made the Cake! As always, Steve Lee Photography provided some absolutely beautiful photos of the big day. Carrie and Christopher, we wish you both a lifetime of happiness.

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Photos: Steve Lee Photography | Wedding Planner: Kat Creech Events | Cake: Who Made the Cake! | Decor & Rentals: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design | Lighting, Sound & Special Effects: GTX + DJU Productions | Bridal Gown: Rivini from Ivory Bridal Atelier | Rings: Zadok Jewelers

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August 16th, 2016
Whittington Bridal’s Got Olympic Fever
 

Think you’ve got Olympic fever? Nobody’s burning hotter for those summer games than Whittington Bridal, whose “Bridal Olympics” video will have you cheering for this beloved Houston bridal salon’s staffers as they go for the gold in such grueling events as “gown hoisting,” “bridalwear strutting”…even balancing Weddings in Houston magazines while standing in super high heels! Who will achieve the ulitmate Bridal Olympics glory: Kendell Walker or Morgan Muckleroy?? Follow Whittington’s Instagram to see who takes home the Gold! And check out this sneak peek of one of the outtakes below from Whittington’s Bridals Olympics adventures. Oh–and while you’re at it, make your appointment to drop in and browse Whittington’s beautiful gowns, in search of the one!

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Photo: Courtesy of Whittington Bridal

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August 16th, 2016
2016 “Havana Nights” Client Appreciation Party
 

Our Weddings in Houston partners create the most incredible celebrations in town, so each year we celebrate them, with a party where Houston’s top wedding pros can let their hair down and get down!

BIG thanks to La Colombe d’Or Hotel and Restaurant, Darryl & Co. for the lovely decor, Civic Photos for the photos, Susie’s Cakes & Confections for the delectable cakes and desserts, Bright Star Productions, Inc for the fab lighting, LG Entertainment for the all-night jams, Lucho Cigars for the cigar rolling station, and Lilu’s Cuban Press for the late night bites! Relive the night with the photos below. We can’t wait to see everyone next year!

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Photos: Civic Photos

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August 16th, 2016
White, Gold & Champagne Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th
 

Sara and William went out one night as individual moral support to two of their dear friends—having no clue they would be the ones actually meeting their soulmate on that fateful evening. Sara still finds it surreal that the friends they’d chaperoned only dated for a couple of weeks…while she and William ended up getting married! Fast-forward to Easter weekend a few years later, when William accompanied Sara and her family on a fishing trip to Galveston. The couple remembers, “We had a blast spending time together, even though nobody caught a thing!” However, William had bigger plans in mind…he found the perfect opportunity to pull Sara’s dad aside, and asked for her hand in marriage. Her father was thrilled and of course gave his blessing! Later that night, Sara and William were on the balcony of their Galveston condo having a wonderful conversation about their relationship and how lucky they were to have found one another. Then William said, “Do you know what would make this better?” And he dropped to one knee, under the stars, and asked Sara to marry him. Sara couldn’t believe how perfect the moment was—just as she said, “Yes!” the moon cast a dreamy shadow on their balcony as if it was destiny. Sara and William said their vows with an elegant black-tie wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th, with an “all white, gold and champagne” palette, per Sara’s express wishes, and personalized touches everywhere. Sara’s DIY wedding favors and handmade wedding decor touches included stir sticks, coasters and koozies! You go, girl. Best wishes and cheers to the future, Sara and William!

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Photos: Bell Tower Films | Venue, Décor & Rentals: The Bell Tower on 34th

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