Posts Tagged ‘Black’

Red, White, Green and Black Olde Dobbin Station Wedding by The Silhouette Studio

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Lifelong lovebirds Hannah and Evan made their dreams come true when they tied the knot this past July. Held at beloved country-chic venue Olde Dobbin Station, the couple’s wedding was “eclectic,” says Hannah. “We didn’t want it to be too much of any style. I tried my best to incorporate my husband’s modern and rustic styles with my love for typography and flowers.” For all its visual allure, Hannah says her favorite part of their wedding was “saying our vows.” She notes: “We had waited so long to be able to commit ourselves to each other. It was a dream-come-true.” With its bright pops of rich red, and its touches of vintage lace, homemade cookies and its delightful ceremony-backdrop chalkboard, this sweet Houston wedding is one of our faves of the summer. Big thanks to photographer extraordinaire Sarah Bouchard-Williams of The Silhouette Studio for the lovely-as-always photos, and our most sincere best wishes to the young newlyweds!

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Photos: The Silhouette Studio ~ Bride’s Dress: Justin Alexander from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Cake: Dream Cakes; Mollers Bakery ~ Flowers: Unforgettable Florals ~ Decor & Rentals: Events to Remember; Global Events; Ice Cream Party Houston ~ Ceremony & Reception Venue: Olde Dobbin Station

Elegant Ivory, White and Black Persian-American Wedding at Hotel ZaZa

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

We admit it: We’ve got a soft spot for love stories that begin, “We met when we were 16 years old, at the mall.” Especially when they involve years of long-distance, on-again-off-again dating that culminates, finally, with the realization that you can’t and won’t live without your true love by your side. Such is the nature of Elly and Ryan’s relationship, sealed with heartfelt vows in a ceremony inside  Hotel ZaZa’s Phantom Ballroom that combined Persian and traditional Western rites and rituals. Following the ceremony, guests gathered in the ballroom’s foyer area where they enjoyed more than 10 different types of passed hors d’oeuvre while Hotel ZaZa’s expert staff, along with design pros from florist and decorator Plants N’ Petals, transformed the ceremony space for the reception. “Each of the 13 nooks in the Phantom ballroom was used differently,” bride Elly explains. “The center nook held the Persian sofreh while other nooks contained bars, couches and seats with cocktail tables, guest dinner tables, the six-piece band, and the two DJ’s.” Centerpieces of roses, peonies, hydrangeas and crystal candelabras topped the tables, where guests convened to rest and refuel when not dancing the night away. “Our wedding went even better than I could have imagined,” Elly says. “We had such a wonderful time!” And we’ve had a wonderful time sharing your day with you and Ryan. Thanks so much to John Ly Photography for the pretty pix—and congratulations to the lovely couple.

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Photos: John Ly Photography ~ Videography: A&A Video Productions ~ Bride’s Dress: Melissa Sweet by Priscilla of Boston ~ Jewelry: Markle Luxury Jewelers & Zadok Jewelers ~ Shoes: Jimmy Choo ~ Hair & Makeup: Blush & Co. ~ Flowers & Decor: Plants N’ Petals ~ Persian Sofreh: Sofreh Chic ~ Coordinator: Belle of the Ball ~ Officiants: Minister Brian Engle (Weddings Performed); Lillie Taat~ Venue: Hotel ZaZa

Fun, Relaxed, Dance-Fueled Houston Wedding by DC Stanley Photography

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

“After we got engaged, Eric told me that the only thing he wanted in our wedding was to have the Spazmatics play during the reception,” recounts bride Melissa. “I had no idea that band would shape our entire wedding.” That wedding started with a ceremony at the Houston Arboretum—“I love the idea of bringing our kids back to the exact spot we got married to have a picnic,” the bride says. Next, guests headed to Houston’s House of Blues for a fun, upbeat, joy-filled party featuring Southern comfort food, red velvet cake and tons of dancing. DC Stanley Photography’s photos of this event are nothing short of fantastic, but Melissa says the photographer’s talents go beyond just pointing and shooting. “David and his wife are an amazing team. I hate posed pictures and he does an amazing job of catching the moment without being intrusive. His work looks more like art then wedding photography. He was also extremely helpful when needed. My bustle kept falling out and he helped my bridesmaid fix it. He has been to a lot of weddings and has tons of knowledge. I am sure he could be a wedding planner if he wanted to.” Aww… how sweet is that? However, we do hope the Stanley duo keep taking gorgeous wedding photos, so we can keep showing them to you, our beloved Houston brides! Congratulations, Melissa and Eric, and thank you for sharing your very special day.

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Photos: DC Stanley Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Allure Couture from Weddings by Debbie ~ Cake: Rustika Café & Bakery ~ Flowers: Think Studio ~ Ceremony Venue: Houston Arboretum ~ Reception Venue: House of Blues

Elegant Ivory and Black Petroleum Club Wedding

Friday, July 5th, 2013

How many couples can say they met hurling a ball at one another on the deck of a ginormous floating resort? At least one that we know of: Ashley and Mark. After that fateful dodgeball game on the 2009 cruise where the pair met, they endured a long-distance relationship (she’s from Houston, he’s from California) for almost two years until Mark moved to Houston. He proposed in the bedroom of the house they’d just purchased—the beginning of a beautiful life together in their new shared home. The couple’s classic Petroleum Club wedding celebration featured a sophisticated palette of ivory and black with plenty of candlelight, champagne and high-energy dancing to a grand live band. Check out Mia Bella Photography’s fine photos here, and join us in wishing Ashley and Mark a lifetime of love together.

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Photos: Mia Bella Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Misora Bridal ~ Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddings by Debbie ~ Cake: Who Made The Cake! ~  Flowers: Weddings in Bloom ~ Linens: Elegant Beginnings Inc. ~ Menu Cards: He Saw Sparks ~ Consultant: Keely Thorne Events ~ Venue: Petroleum Club of Houston

High-Glamour Black-and-Silver Hotel ZaZa Wedding With Canine Friend

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

We’re just so tickled to be able to show y’all the wedding of Andrea and Alessandro—such a beautiful couple, such a magnificent celebration. The two met a Sunday Funday brunch…and ended up chatting ’til midnight that day. It wasn’t long until the pair realized they were madly in love, and eventually Alessandro proposed to his lovely bride on a trip to San Francisco.  “On our second day, after an afternoon biking around Sausalito, he took me to an amazing mountain top for the sunset,” Andrea recounts. “Just as the sun was setting, he got down on one knee and proposed with the spectacular view of San Francisco behind him. It truly was the most amazing day!” Though perhaps not quite as amazing as the day the two tied the knot, with a church ceremony followed by a dazzling black-white-and-silver celebration at downtown Houston’s Hotel ZaZa. The silver-and-crystal candelabra, the dramatic feather accents, the sleek white dance floor—everything about this wedding exuded glamour and drama. Everything, that is, except for the awesome photo-booth fun that was a highlight of the wedding for guests and newlyweds alike, which exuded sheer joy and whimsy. If you’re wondering how Andrea put together such a spectacular wedding, she says she found “90%” of her vendors on her one-day visit to the I Do! Bridal Soiree at the Royal Sonesta (where, incidentally, she was also the lucky winner of our Kindle Fire giveaway—BONUS!). We’re so thankful to Andrea and Alessandro for sharing their special day—big thanks too to photographer Rachel Robinson for sharing her terrific pix.

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Photos: Rachel Robinson Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier ~ Bride’s Hair & Makeup: The Perfect Face ~ Bridesmaid ~ Dresses: Vera Wang for David’s Bridal ~ Floral & Decor: Plants ’n Petals ~ Venue: Hotel ZaZa ~ Videography: Sculpting with Time