Ashley Turner Stuns in Houston Skyline Bridal Session By Ama By Aisha

Ashley Turner, Daughter of Houston Mayor Turner, wears a veil and bridal makeup for her bridal session at the laura hotel in downtown houston.
Photo: Ama by Aisha | Venue: The Laura Hotel Houston

Houston boasts a variety of picturesque locations for bridals, engagement and wedding portraits, but our favorite city’s skyline is an undeniably stunning backdrop. Daughter of Houston’s Mayor Turner, influencer and blog writer Ashley Turner, recently said I do, and her bridals are anything but ordinary. A fairytale-inspired wedding gown (complete with a sweeping ruffled train), a long lace veil and a bejeweled bridal headpiece completed Ashley’s glam look while the setting sun cast the dreamiest glow on the tall downtown buildings behind her.

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$325 Bridal Shoot Giveaway From DC Stanley Photography

What’s better than knowing you’ll be going to the April 11 I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian? Scoring a $325 bridal shoot from one of Houston’s leading wedding photographers to boot!

Here’s the scoop: Reserve your $25 all-inclusive tickets by 11:59 pm Friday for I Do! @ The Corinthian—our most intimate bridal showcase of the year, featuring an exclusive, hand-picked collection of Houston’s absolute finest wedding experts, in an environment of luxury lounge seating, couture, cocktails and fine cuisine courtesy of Houston’s legendary Jackson and Company—and you are automatically entered to win a $325 bridal shoot by DC Stanley Photography, a Weddings in Houston fave AND an in-demand I Do! @ The Corinthian exhibitor!

All brides who purchase I Do! @ The Corinthian tickets AND “Like” us on Facebook by this Friday, March 15 are entered to win this exclusive prize from DC Stanley Photography (whose ga-ga-gorgeous bridal photography work is featured below); winner announced on Facebook next week.

Good luck, brides…and get ready for a bridal showcase unlike anything you’ve ever experienced!

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Photos: DC Stanley Photography

Chateau Cocomar Fashion Shoot by Civic Photos PLUS Bridal Shoot GIVEAWAY

The gleaming marble expanses, the dramatic arches and twinkling crystal chandeliers, the stately columns and soaring steps—there’s nothing about French-style venue Chateau Cocomar that doesn’t lend itself to fabulous photos.

Just take this knockout fashion shoot by HWB fave Civic Photos, for instance. We love how fashion and wedding photographer Barett Henry juxtaposes sultry, sophisticated models Brittnie, Ciara, Jasmine and Karolina with the chateau’s traditional storybook setting.

If you think you too would look lovely set against Chateau Cocomar’s fairytale backdrop, here’s your opportunity: Enter TODAY to win a $600 Vintage French Bridal Photo Shoot from Civic Photos!

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your name, fiancé’s name, wedding date and reception venue NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, FEB. 22. Please, only ONE entry per bride (duplicate entries are annoying and will be deleted, darlings). Our winner will be notified by email and announced on Facebook the week of Feb. 25.

Good luck, lovelies!!

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Photos: Civic Photos ~ Makeup: SassyByYorlin ~ Venue: Chateau Cocomar

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Chateau Cocomar Bridal Shoot by Memories by Maryanne

Houston photographer Maryanne Keeling has photographed bride Lauren’s family for years, and “I had a great time with her during her senior portrait session when she was graduating high school,” she tells us. So when Lauren got engaged, Keeling couldn’t wait to snap a few pix of Chateau Cocomar and send them off to the bride-to-be, who was living in Amarillo at the time—“I picked the location for the shoot—I knew Lauren would love it!” Not only did Lauren fall in love with the fairytale venue—“absolutely perfect” is how she responded to viewing Keeling’s preview shots of the site—but she added even more magic to the already enchanting surroundings, posing for her beautiful bridal shoot in her Pronovias “Bergamo” gown, with its breathlessly romantic lace overlay. So pretty, don’t you think?

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Photos: Memories by Maryanne ~ Bride’s Dress: Pronovias “Bergamo” from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Location: Chateau Cocomar

Shotgun Bride (But Not That Kind!) By Steve Lee Weddings

Don’t let them dimples fool ya. Behind that sweet exterior, that gorgeous Judd Waddell gown, that flawless hair and makeup, beats the heart of a hunter. As photographer Steve Lee explains, “During her engagement shoot, Shayla mentioned she likes to hunt and that she might bring her shotgun to the bridal. I wasn’t sure if she was kidding, but to my surprise, she did bring it!” And boy did it make for some seriously stunning shots. Um, as in, photos. Sure, Lee had to scout something fierce to find a downtown spot far away from the eyes of potentially freaked-out onlookers (not to mention keeping clear of cops), but as a fine art photographer who makes it his job to get the perfect shot, that’s precisely what he did. Congratulations, Shayla, and kudos to you for making your bridal session your very own! How about y’all? What personal item(s) would you bring to your bridal shoot to make it a reflection of your unique you-ness? Let us know!

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Photos: Steve Lee Weddings ~ Bride’s Dresss: Judd Waddell from Mia Bridal Couture ~ Hair & Makeup: Hilda Kershman