There’s a certain, special, sense-of-mystery romance that only online dating can create. Just ask recent bride Vanessa, who spoke by phone to eHarmony match Eric almost every day for THREE MONTHS before meeting him face-to-face. Luckily, their in-person meeting was just as romantic as those many, many phone calls, and almost two years to the day they first laid eyes on each other, the pair wed in front of 250 loved ones at a magnificent Madera Estates celebration. While Vanessa says that selecting her song list and making her seating chart were no piece of cake, the wedding itself was pure sweetness, done up in elegant shades of ivory and blush, Vanessa radiant in her Maggie Sottero gown from Brickhouse Bridal. But let us go ahead and let Ama Photography & Cinema’s photos tell the story of this lovely couple’s special day. Best wishes, Vanessa & Eric!
For their fall wedding, Houstonians Katheryne and Casey knew they wanted “a small, intimate ceremony so that we could have a meaningful event that focused on our family, and so our four dogs could participate,” the bride says. What better spot, then, for their vows, than the autumn-leaf-and-rose-petal-strewn backyard of their Houston Heights home? Shot by Aisha Khan of Ama by Aisha Photography & Cinema (who just happened to be our AWESOME official show photographer at the Jan. 26 I Do! Bridal Soiree at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston), the couple’s nuptials are the very picture of relaxed revelry and vintage-touched fun. We couldn’t be happier to share their special day, and lovely pix!
Selling cell phones might not be the world’s most glamorous job, but it can pay off—with a husband, for instance! It was on the floor of a Sprint retail store where Gesselle met her beloved John, the man she’d eventually marry in a lovely June outdoor ceremony followed by a fun-filled dining-and-dancing reception where burlap, orchids and candlelight played against one another for a perfect rustic-elegant ambiance. Big thanks to Aisha Khan of Ama Photography & Cinema for the lovely photos, and our heartfelt best wishes to the newlyweds!
Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema ~ Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal ~ Venue: Augusta Pines Golf Course
Houston-raised Eva met Leeds, U.K.-based Phil at a fish fry in the Bahamas, where she was on vacation and he was on a contract diving project. And that’s just the beginning of their international love story. While rock climbing together in southern France’s Pyrenees Mountains, Phil surprised Eva with a Champagne picnic—and a Jimi-Hendrix-accompanied proposal. Not long after, the pair joined 28 friends and close family members in Las Vegas, where they said their lifelong vows—the bride’s daughter escorting her down the aisle, much to everyone’s joy—and celebrated in intimate style at the retro-chic Barrymore. Evocative photos from Ama Photography & Cinema speak to the warmth and elegance of the occasion—one that will be forever cherished by Eva and Phil. Cheers!
Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema ~ Bride’s Dress: Mignon ~ Bride’s Shoes: Caparros ~ Bride’s Hair & Makeup: MAC ~ Groom’s Tuxedo: Paul Smith ~ Ceremony Venue: Wynn Resort, Las Vegas ~ Reception Venue: The Barrymore, Las Vegas
On Sunday, Oct. 6, the doors to Hotel ZaZa will open to reveal the most extraordinary bridal event of the year. If you’re planning your 2014 or 2015 Houston-area wedding you won’t want to miss this breathtaking moment…or any of the three amazing hours that follow. You see, the I Do! Bridal Soiree at Hotel ZaZa isn’t your average wedding extravaganza. It’s an intimate, all-VIP experience, where brides and their guests indulge in fine cuisine, delicious drink, great entertainment—and the most divine floral, decor and bridal-couture inspiration a to-be-wed Houston gal could possibly imagine.
Tickets WILL SELL OUT. They always do.
Purchase yours by 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23 and you could win yourself the icing on the planning cake for the wedding of your dreams: a priceless “Love Story” film that tells the tale of your courtship and engagement, directed, shot and edited by one of the very best in the business—Aisha Khan of Houston’s Ama Photography & Cinema. This very special prize package includes up to four hours of on-location cinematography, resulting in a short film depicting the story of your love, in your words, and his (provided to you in both DVD and Blu-Ray format). We can’t tell you how excited we are to be offering this exclusive Weddings in Houston giveaway—almost as excited as we are to meet YOU at I Do! @ ZaZa.
Once again, all brides who buy their tickets to Houston’s hottest bridal event by 9 a.m. Monday are entered to win; winner notified Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Good luck, darlings!
Video [NOTE that video is for cinematography-sample purposes only; “Love Story” video will feature speaking]: Ama Photography & Cinema