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Gold, Hot Pink & Black Wedding at Chateau Cocomar

Sometimes reconnecting with your high school boyfriend is a good thing—just ask Houston bride Codi. After graduating college and moving back home, Codi and Austin fell in love all over again and decided this time it was for forever. Codi brought a new meaning to true Houston glam when she wed Austin in a feather-accented Stephen Yearick gown from Brickhouse Bridal. Her vision of a glamorous, fairytale wedding came to life at Chateau Cocomar. “Instead of using the typical blush and white color palette, I added hot pink and black for a more unique look,” she says. Black sequin linens and mercury glass candle holders were just a couple of details that added a romantic yet glamorous look to the decor. We couldn’t help but swoon, and know you will, too, after seeing the lovely photos. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Kutina Photography ~ Reception Venue: Chateau Cocomar ~ Catering: Cafe Natalie Catering ~ Wedding Dress: Stephen Yearick from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Decor & Rentals: EB Inc Event Rentals & Design ~ Lighting, Music & Photobooth: LG Entertainment

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Ivory, Pink & Gold Wedding by D. Jones Photography

Lacey and Tyler spent their entire childhood not knowing that they lived a half mile away from each other until their paths crossed in college. All it took was a day of floating the Guadalupe River with friends for Lacey and Tyler to meet and the rest was history. Four years later Tyler decided to put a ring on it at St. Paul’s Methodist Church where she had always dreamed of, “I had always envisioned getting married there since I was a little girl and he knew how much I loved that building,” Lacey says. Lacey wed Tyler in a classic Reem Acra gown in front of 270 of their nearest and dearest. “I always say that marrying Tyler was the most natural thing I have ever done,” adds Lacey. If you think their love story is sweet, just wait ‘til you see the pics by D. Jones Photography. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: D. Jones Photography ~ Bridal Luncheon: Brennan’s Houston ~ Wedding Dress: Reem Acra ~ Mother of Bride Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions

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Shannon Fine Jewelry’s White Diamond Christmas

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Photos: Simon G.

The Christmas season means different things to different people, but for many of us, the holidays evoke thoughts of warm fireplaces, spiced eggnog and colorfully wrapped gifts placed beneath the tree. All of the season’s built-in festivities and feel-good vibes also make December the ideal time to get engaged. Whether one or both of you will be involved in the ring choosing, Shannon Fine Jewelry will make engagement ring shopping WAY easier—and a lot more fun—than you may think. In fact, all you need is a few short hours with one of their caring consultants to find and size your perfect ring before it’s all yours to take home. Prefer to surprise your sweetheart with a completely original, custom-designed ring? They can do that, too!

And it just so happens, Shannon Fine Jewelry has a few GREAT deals going on right NOW. Anyone who purchases an engagement ring between December 1 and Christmas Day will receive a whopping 30% off a future wedding band purchase for both to-be-weds (Yes. Really.). PLUS, one engagement-ring-purchaser will be eligible to win the full price of that engagement ring  (up to $5,000 store credit)!

For all of you WIH readers, Shannon Fine Jewelry is sweetening the deal even more: receive an additional 10% off all engagement ring and wedding band purchases THIS WEEK through their annual Christmas party on December 12. Do yourself a favor, and head over to Shannon’s luxurious Lake Woodlands location this Saturday with your one and only for a fabulous date night. Browse their exquisite diamonds, colored stones and intricate designs together--all while sipping bubbly and sampling delish bites. Simple, no?

As for your epic proposal, well, that part’s up to you. But if the thought makes you nervous, just let your sparkly new engagement ring do the talking. 😉

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Book Your Galveston Wedding at The Tremont House…and Score!

Find Your Fairytale at The Tremont House

Photo: Serendipity Photography

With a history dating back to 1839, The Tremont House is one of the Gulf region’s most storied wedding sites. It’s also one of its loveliest. Located in Galveston’s eclectic Strand District, a stone’s throw from manicured parks, magnificent mansions, and Galveston’s finest shops and restaurants, this landmark Wyndham Grand Hotel lets guests know they’re somewhere special, from the moment they arrive. A grand lobby and light-filled atrium lead the way to a collection of graciously appointed guest rooms, including 17 beautiful suites–the perfect accommodation for VIP visiting guests.

Picture this: Making your way to the hotel via horse-drawn carriage, saying “I do” on the breezy rooftop terrace, dancing the night away in the glamorous ballroom, and escaping to your honeymoon suite after your guests bid you farewell with a celebratory sparkler sendoff.

If that’s not enough to convince you, this special offer just might: Book your wedding by March 31 and The Tremont House will upgrade your package with regal chiavari chairs AND your very own signature cocktail—totally free! Stately elegance, historic charm and a couple of prime wedding goodies, gratis: There is no time like right now to book your glorious Galveston destination wedding. Contact The Tremont House here for available wedding dates and additional details.

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Blush & Gold Wedding by Christa Elyce Photography

From high school acquaintances to college sweethearts, Jessica and Lukas hit it off at a fateful New Year’s Eve party, where the pair spent the whole evening talking beside a crackling campfire. Four years later, the two lovebirds graduated together from Texas A&M–and not long after, Lukas surprised Jessica by popping the question: “He decided to take me to the restaurant we went on our first big date,” recalls the bride. “I somehow was completely clueless to what was really happening.” Once they finished eating, Lukas got down on one knee and asked Jessica to be his wife… “Obviously, I said yes!” Afterwards, the couple met up with family and friends at the fabulous Hotel ZaZa to celebrate their newly-engaged status. According to Jessica, “the whole night was absolutely perfect.” Fast-forward to the pair’s summer wedding at The Parador, complete with an emotional ceremony (“we were both bawling”) and a romantic reception with an “eclectic feel” that was achieved with lots of candles, mercury glass and blush flower arrangements. Check out their GORGEOUS photos from Christa Elyce Photography below!

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Photos: Christa Elyce Photography ~ Ceremony & Reception: The Parador ~ Bridal & Groom Suites: The Magnolia Hotel ~ Mother of the Bride Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Wedding Night Accommodations: Hotel ZaZa

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