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The Astorian Unveils Two Swank New Spaces

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All Images – Venue: The Astorian | Photography: Ama By Aisha | Catering: Churrascos | Design & Architecture: Andrea Pachioli Blazek | Creative Direction: Retna Media
Already coveted among fashionable to-be-weds for its industrial-chic ambiance and incredible city views, Houston wedding venue The Astorian just got even more fabulous.

This esteemed celebration space has unveiled two new guest facilities that make wedding-day prep and primping at The Astorian just as glamorous, luxurious and enjoyable as the wedding celebration itself. For gentlemen, the Lexington Lounge evokes the mystery and intrigue of New York’s alluring “underground.” Click here to read the rest of this post »

Top Houston Wedding Florist Q&A: Plants N’ Petals

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Flowers, Decor & Rentals: Plants N’ Petals | Photo: Michael Carr Photography
As its company name implies, gorgeous flower arrangements are at the heart of Plants N’ Petals‘ wedding services. But this top Houston wedding florist does so much more than provide pretty flowers. Many of Houston’s highest-profile weddings and events call upon Plants N’ Petals for its award-winning event production expertise. From lounge and linen rentals to custom ceremony backdrops to couture lighting and elaborate ceiling decor, Plants N’ Petals transforms weddings into unforgettable events. As senior wedding event designer for this renowned Houston event company, Bahara Jamea is the design talent behind many of Plants N’ Petals most extraordinary weddings. Find out how she approaches wedding design, what’s trending for 2020 weddings…and which recent wedding was her biggest design challenge, in this exclusive Q&A!

Weddings in Houston: What should a couple bring to their initial consultation with you, to get you started on designing their wedding? Click here to read the rest of this post »

4 Bouquet Styles By Top Houston Florists

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Photo: Larry Fagala | Bouquet: Plants N’ Petals | Floral Bridal Bag: David Peck

Bouquet styles can be overwhelming to sort through when deciding on the perfect floral arrangement to carry down the aisle. Fortunately, if you’ve got a talented wedding florist on your team, he or she can design a beautiful, unique bouquet to fit your personality and your wedding theme. We’ve selected four popular bouquet styles to inspire you.

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7 Houston Bridal Bouquets In Full Bloom

Both glorious accessory and sentimental symbol, the bouquet you hold on your wedding day should express your style, and your joy, without stealing the spotlight or weighing you down. Scroll down for a bounty of beautiful bouquets, fresh from Houston’s haute-est wedding florists!

Photo: Jessica Pledger Photography | Bouquet: Haute Flowers & Events

Everything centers on the textural succulent at the heart of this colorful bouquet…and we love it!

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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 »