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Modern Elegant Spring Wedding At The Astorian

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Venue: The Astorian | Photo: Theo-Graphics
Though they met many years ago through mutual friends, back then, “The timing just wasn’t right,” says Kevin’s future bride, Julie.

“I was still in school, and long distance relationships can be difficult, so we remained friends for a couple years, hanging out with friends when I would come back to Houston.” Then one fateful day, Kevin asked Julie out on their first real date. “I thought, ‘He is so handsome, and I already know he is such a wonderful guy,’ so I said, ‘Yes.'” Fast-forward to a surprise midweek vacation to Galveston, which found the couple enjoying cocktails at the romantic rooftop bar of The Tremont House. I thought, “‘Oh my gosh, is he going to propose??'” Julie recounts. “But it didn’t happen.” The next morning, as the couple was leaving their hotel, “We walked down to the front of the hotel overlooking the beach…and right up to an arrangement with a bunch of photos of us, flowers, and a sign that read, ‘Marry me.’ I was in shock! I had no idea what was happening at first, he had caught me so off guard.” While planning their wedding, both Julie and Kevin, along with the rest of the city of Houston, were caught off guard by a much less pleasant surprise: Hurricane Harvey. Click here to read the rest of this post »

10 Tips For Houston Outdoor Weddings

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Venue: Magnolia Meadows

Outdoor Houston weddings can be a risky proposition, for all kinds of reasons. But with the right venue, and options for both outdoor “I do’s” and climate-controlled festivities, you can enjoy nature’s backdrop, with a reassuring backup. You can start by asking these questions: Click here to read the rest of this post »

6 Stylish Bridal Hair And Makeup Looks

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Photo: Ama By Aisha | Hair & Makeup: Etoilly Artistry | Tiara: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique

Whether you choose a regal updo, a side-swept bun, long and loose waves, or a chic braid, pick a hairstyle that complements your gown’s neckline. Then complete your look with makeup that plays up your best features, both in photos and IRL! Be ready for your wedding close-up with one of these top bridal hair and makeup stylists. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Burgundy And Gold Winter Wedding

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Photo: Ama By Aisha

Former high-school friends Andrea and Matt went their separate ways after school–Matt to the Marines, Andrea to college then to work on a cruise ship. And it wasn’t until a full 14 years later that they reconnected at the funeral for a mutual friend’s father, and discovered they had both relocated to Houston. After hanging out casually for awhile, Matt finally worked up the courage to ask Andrea out on a “real” date. “He really had some game!” Andrea recounts, noting that her future husband was “a true Southern gentleman.” Showing up each time “in a spotless, freshly washed truck, he picked me up for concerts, dinners out, movies, and he even sent me flowers!” she says. While finding time to plan their wedding was the biggest challenge for attorney Andrea and mechanical engineer Matt, they managed to pull off the celebration of a lifetime at The Astorian. Surrounded by a rich, wintry wedding color palette of burgundy, navy and gold, the pair and their 220 guests feasted on fried-oyster nachos, stuffed pork tenderloin and mascarpone mashed potatoes from Cordúa Catering, along with a six-tier bride’s cake and a U.S. Marine-theme groom’s cake, both from Cakes By Gina. We’re grateful to newlyweds Andrea and Matt for sharing their burgundy and gold winter wedding, and their love story, with us. Thanks, too, to Ama By Aisha for the lovely photos of Andrea and Matt’s burgundy and gold winter wedding celebration!

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“Burgundy And Gold Winter Wedding” Spotlight Vendors – Photography: Ama by Aisha | Venue: The Astorian | Catering: Cordúa Catering | Cake: Cakes by Gina

Contributors: Harper Events, Floral Events, Whittington Bridal, Essen Entertainment

9 Beautiful Bridal Bouquets From Houston Florists

While all wedding planning decisions are difficult, the options for bridal bouquets are seemingly…endless. Well, we’re here to help, H-town brides! These 9 bridal bouquets from talented Houston wedding florists are among our top choices. Scroll down to check out these diverse wedding bouquets, which include a magnificent purple orchid cascade bouquet (and another orchid cascade all in creamy white!), a lovely winter wedding bouquet in neutrals and cool greens, a lush but understated ribbon-tied bouquet in shades of lilac, blush and ivory with pops of dramatic black…and many others. Find your bouquet inspiration, consider your wedding palette, then schedule your consultation with your Houston wedding florist and start planning your perfect arrangement!

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Bridal Bouquet: Todd Events | Photo: Adam Nyholt, Photographer

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