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Lush White, Ivory & Gray Houston Wedding

After spending their first date in a yoga class, Keri and Michael decided to take their next outing to get to know each other better while strolling through Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Park. A date well spent, and a gorgeous Houston sunset later, the fitness-and-outdoors lovers decided to meet again… the very next day. Little did they know that Houston’s natural beauty would play into every major milestone they celebrated next.

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Michael popped the question to Keri during an “all-day date” that began near a garden complete with an arbor of blooming red roses, where Keri was shocked to find Michael down on one knee!  “We spent the rest of the day talking about how we arrived to this exciting day,” Keri says. “And the 12-hour ‘date’ concluded with a surprise dinner Michael had arranged for both of our families at one of his favorite restaurants
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To nobody’s surprise, the couple’s love of the outdoors played right into their nuptials and reception, as well, with lush phalaenopsis orchids, calla lilies and white tulips by Plants N’ Petals accenting rustic barn tables. “We chose orchids as our main flower for their meaning, and also for their simple elegance,” Keri says.

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Keri donned a classic silk dress from  Joan Pillow Bridal Salon on the big day, complete with a chic oversized bow in back. The couple sealed the deal with stunning rings from Zadok Jewelers and invited their intimate group of 120 guests to celebrate with invitations and stationery from Bering’s. They began their new life together as a married couple with registry items from Kuhl-Linscomb.

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We’re so in love with this dreamy day. Congrats to you both, Keri and Michael! We wish you a lifetime of happiness and many more Houston sunsets! xoxo

Photos: Joey T Photography | Flowers, Decor, Lighting & Rentals: Plants N’ Petals | Invitations: Bering’s | Wedding Dress: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon | Rings: Zadok Jewelers | Registry: Kuhl-Linscomb

White & Green Wedding by Philip Thomas Photography

Anna, who grew up in lush, tree-filled Marietta, Ga., knew she wanted the feel of the outdoors at her Texas wedding to Clark, even if it had to take place indoors. For the couple’s July wedding, a “woodlands” theme presided, with moss and foliage entwined against billowing drapery, and Anna in a flowing dress from Joan Pillow Bridal Salon for the ceremony.

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The couple worked with Houston photographer Philip Thomas of Philip Thomas Photography to document their special day. Thomas captured countless of what he calls “in-between moments” of Anna, Clark and their loved ones like these sweet hugs and kisses!

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Taking note of Anna’s “woodlands” inspiration, we love how Thomas captured plenty of natural light in his photos, and even braved the hot, hot Texas heat to take this oh-so-romantic tree-lined shot. At the reception, Anna and Clark “traded out white for pops of primary colors,” Anna says, which Thomas also captured beautifully, as pictured in the shot below.

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“We really wanted our wedding to be fun and full of energy, and I feel like between the band, photo booth and the aviator sunglasses that everyone loved, we could just focus on having a blast and not worry about any details,” Anna recounts. It looks like everyone (especially Clark!) had the time of their lives. Congrats to the both of you, Anna and Clark, we wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Interested in learning more about award-winning Philip Thomas Photography? Be sure to schedule your consultation ASAP, as this HOT Texas photographer books up well in advance! And make sure to tell him you found him on the Houston Wedding Blog!

Photos: Philip Thomas Photography | Wedding Dress: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon | Photo Booth: DJU Entertainment | Registry: Bering’s

Navy, Gold & Ivory Wedding at Chateau Cocomar

A last-minute email and some amazing luck ultimately brought Gabrielle and John together forever. Gabrielle had been using Match.com for nearly two years. John had been active for only two weeks. Gabrielle was “over it,” but John was certainly not over her. After ignoring his emails, Gabrielle decided to go out on a limb and respond to John before canceling her subscription to the dating app, and she sure was glad she did! The couple was inseparable from that first date on. “He literally was my last date off Match. Little did I know it would be my last date period,” Gabrielle says.

Fast forward: Gabrielle and John celebrated their perfect wedding day at the stunning Houston wedding venue Chateau Cocomar, which perfectly captured Gabrielle’s theme of “elegance and glitz with a sprinkle of over-the-top.” But, in typical Houston fashion, the skies opened up and drenched their dream venue. For an instant the couple’s luck had seemed to fade…

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But don’t worry, this story has a happy ending! The team at J’Adore Events was able to save the day and seamlessly pull off the wedding of Gabrielle and John’s dreams, with a regal navy, ivory and gold wedding color palette, a five-tier wedding cake, and treats featuring the couple’s favorite snack—popcorn from The Popcorn Bar!  “I wanted a wedding that pampered my guests and had them wanting for nothing,” Gabrielle says. It’s safe to say she succeeded. Congratulations, Gabrielle & John, we wish you a lifetime of love!

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Photos: Beauty in Art Photography | Venue: Chateau Cocomar | Consultant & Planning: J’Adore Events | Catering: Cafe Natalie | Registry: Bering’s | Favors: The Popcorn Bar

What’s In The Bag?

It’s #TBT but we’re still stuck on Tuesday’s I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian. We couldn’t be more thankful to all of our lovely to-be-wed couples who wined, dined and danced with us. JICYMI: one of the most-talked about aspects of the show was our awesome I Do! Soiree swag bag!! A BIG shout out to the brands, vendors and artisans who contributed to our #IDoSoiree gift bag—make sure to check them out for more deets on beautiful bridal accessories, pre-wedding beauty and skincare, groom’s goods, special gifts and treats:

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Happy shopping!

9 Everyday Indulgences for Your Newlywed Home

Save your grandmother’s fine china and that bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild for a really special occasion. For the rest of the time, these sumptuous and sensual luxury goodies will make you feel pampered, indulged and adored, from the moment you step inside the door of your newlywed nest. Live the good life, darling, every single day of your life!

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1. Christofle Jardin D’Eden White Wine Glass & Gold Fashioned Glass: Christofle 2. Jo Malone Bath Oil in Red Roses: Jo Malone 3. Silver Cowhide Oblong Pillow: Amara 4. Aviva Stanoff Artisan Estate Pillow: Saks Fifth Avenue Houston Galleria 5. Sabyasachi Romany Embroidered Pillow: Pottery Barn 6. Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Camel Throw: Bering’s 7. Antica Farmacista Body Butter in Prosecco: Antica Farmacista 8. Michael Aram Garland Candle: Bering’s 9. Waterford Rebel Blush Decanter: Waterford