In the words of Houston wedding expert Shari Costigan, of planning firm Events De Luxe, “A great idea can be a beautiful thought, but once it becomes realized, it can be a breathtaking moment.” We could not agree more. Costigan’s purple and gold styled wedding shoot with Wedding in Houston partners Sandlewood Manor, Cakes By Gina and Civic Photos, is an awesome example of a vision coming to life in glorious, gorgeous color and texture. Scroll down for more lovely moments from Civic Photos, as models Jasmine and Joey explore a purple, green and gold wedding fantasyscape, set on the grounds of Tomball’s dreamy plantation-inspired venue. Then reach on out to the fantastic Weddings in Houston vendors who made this wedding dream come true…and share your own wedding dream with them! Click here to read the rest of this post »
Since making a splash on the Houston garden- and floral-design scene in 2010, Glenwood Weber Design has established its reputation as one of the city’s best, creating magnificent gardens, “green walls” and landscapes in Houston’s poshest neighborhoods. So it was a natural transition for owner Glenwood Weber and his talented team to make the leap into weddings, bringing with them Click here to read the rest of this post »
OK y’all, we’ll leave the “something old” and “something borrowed” up to you (and your mom, grandma, favorite auntie, BFFs, etc..). But for something new and beautifully, bridally blue, we’ve hand-selected five “something blue” bridal finds we’re pretty sure you’ll find it hard not to fall in love with!
Macrame Tale Bodysuit: La Perla
It’s not often that we come across a piece of lingerie that is as exquisite as it is supportive, but La Perla’s Macrame Tale Bodysuit happens to be just such a piece. Form-fitting, sensual, feminine and bolstered by delicate padding and ultra-comfortable underwire, this blue-if-it’s-a-bride bodysuit slips perfectly underneath (non-strapless) wedding dresses…and is equally well suited to wedding-night canoodling, or a romantic honeymoon romp. Oh la la!
Kiki McDonough Detachable Drop Earrings: Neiman Marcus
Classic in cut, but modern in style, Kiki McDonough’s gold-and-blue-topaz drop earrings get an extra dash of sparkle from delicate inlaid diamonds–just one of the reasons they’re preternaturally popular with McDonough’s well-heeled London clientele AND a favorite of brides who want their “something blue” to be something they’ll pass on to future generations.
Blue Topaz Y Necklace: Bloomingdale’s
If you’re planning on wearing a super-haute plunging-neckline bridal gown, you’ll want to check out Bloomingdale’s exclusive blue-topaz drop Y-chain necklace. We’re crazy about this piece’s simple sophistication and briolette-pendant dazzle. And we’re equally excited about repurposing this Y-chain for cocktail parties, date nights and fun-in-the-sun festivities long after the last post-reception sparkler has sputtered!
Maria Embellished Evening Shoe: Badgley Mischka
A gorgeously embellished, brilliantly sparkling, sleek satin, subtle blue Badgley-Mischka bridal pump is all any bride needs to complement just about any bridal gown silhouette and get her “something blue” squared away, all at once, in flawless style.
Turquoise Nail Lacquer: Kendra Scott
Oh, Kendra…your drop earrings make our lobes yearn for them, your pendants give us palpitations on the regular, and now, NOW, your gem-inspired nail lacquers (turquoise, most especially) are giving us the bridal blues in the best way ever. Thank you!! And thank YOU, Houston brides, who inspire every single one of our bridal beauty & style discoveries : ))
Kelly and Tom met at work, just across the hall from each other. So let’s set the picture here: These two peeking across the hallway—anxious to see one another, butterflies fluttering. After many group outings, Tom finally asked Kelly out officially. Kelly remembers their first date like it was yesterday; laughing, talking, and Tom’s incredibly fun personality. You know how they say that travel is the true test of compatibility? Well, these two passed that test with flying colors! Of all the traveling they did, Kelly was most excited to experience Brazil, where Tom spent his childhood. And Tom couldn’t wait to share her with his home—especially with the family and friends he hadn’t seen in over 10 years! Little did Kelly know that Tom had asked Kelly’s family for her hand in marriage prior to the couple’s South American sojourn. And what a proposal it was! In the beautiful white-sand beach town of Buzios, Tom proposed to Kelly…on a cliff overlooking the ocean. The couple recalls, “We followed a few days later with a lot of celebrating with friends that now mean so much to us both!” Their wedding was a vision of sophistication and charm with hues of French blue, sage green, lavender and champagne—all alluding to a picturesque French Country setting. We have no doubt that Tom shed a tear or two when he saw Kelly walk down the aisle in her stunning Rivini Gown from Mia Bridal Couture. The couple’s guests were just as in love with the wedding as Kelly and Tom are with each other. Kelly recounts that guests commented that the celebration was “more like a movie or a dream, so intimate and gorgeous.” Susie’s Cakes & Confections offered up a perfect rendition of a French-inspired wedding cake, with four tiers of decadent vanilla and raspberry sweetness that could seriously make you feel like you were in Paris. Thank you so much, Kelly and Tom, for sharing your joy with us…et félicitations à vous deux!
Daniel knew the moment he met Stephanie that there was something special about her; within a matter of months, the pair had become great friends. But when Stephanie moved to Mexico to study abroad, she assumed that she had “fallen off his radar,” and they lost touch. A few years later, when Stephanie was living in Houston as a teacher, the couple reconnected in a way that took Stephanie by surprise: “He would call and we would talk for hours,” recounts the bride. “So much time had passed that I was convinced we were going to pick up where we left off as friends, but I was wrong.” Turns out, Daniel had been in love with Stephanie all along, and was just waiting for the perfect opportunity to re-enter her life. The lovebirds tied the knot surrounded by 150 of their nearest and dearest in a beautiful garden ceremony at Hotel Galvez, followed by a romantic champagne brunch on the terrace. The day was made even more special by the presence of the bride’s father, a disabled Vietnam veteran, who was released from the hospital only days before the wedding: “My favorite moment was my dad walking me down the aisle as my mom held him up on his other side,” says Stephanie. “It was a true fairy tale—I married the man of my dreams and my dad was able to give me away.” We’re so happy for you, Daniel and Stephanie!