Greg was smitten when Meredith first messaged him on the dating app, Bumble, and said, “Hi LG!” since only his family called him by that nickname. Fast forward in time, Greg surprised Meredith with a weekend trip to his hometown in San Antonio, TX. It was in his hometown that Greg chose to propose to Meredith on the balcony of the historic Hotel Emma. Unfortunately, just a few months after their engagement, Meredith’s mother was diagnosed with cancer. Unable to make it to the wedding, Meredith and Greg found meaningful ways to honor her.
For their fall wedding, the couple chose to wed at the timeless and elegantBriscoe Manor. Meredith’s father officiated the wedding ceremony in the Briscoe Chapel, accompanied by 275 of their closest loved ones. They exchanged their vows in front of a stunning gold arch draped with florals and greenery. The bride described her wedding as “classic with a hint of modern” and thoughtfully included both wine and blush throughout the ceremony and reception. Even the deer mounts hanging on the bar walls had a wine and blush floral touch! Garden floral arrangements beautifully decorated the tables along with silver dollar eucalyptus hanging from the chandeliers and fireplace. Behind the Bash kept fall in mind, serving up a decadent fall salad with fresh spinach leaves, complete with a carving station offering both herb-crusted beef sirloin and pork loin stuffed with jalapeno cheddar cornbread. Later that evening, white glow sticks and flower crowns were a hit on the dance floor! One of their favorite memories of the wedding was the fabulous firework display before riding off in a pearl-colored Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II from Monarch British Limousines.
Chandler, a dancer, always gave Stephen, a singer and songwriter,a hard time because he had never written a song about her. Untilone day the song Chandler had patiently been waiting for, finallygot written, and played, when Stephen proposed to her. Chandlersays the biggest challenge they faced while planning their weddingwas having to plan it all in just three months, but they pulled it offbeautifully at Briscoe Manor! Notes the bride: “We wanted ourwedding to be big and have all of our close family and friends thereto celebrate us, but we also wanted it to be simple and elegant. Itwas a beautiful combination of both of those things.”
Following aserene ceremony in Briscoe Manor’s limestone chapel, the couplejoined 275 guests for an energetic reception where the brideand her dad surprised their guests with a choreographed dance!Favorite moments for the bride included, “Getting ready with allof my favorite girls, seeing Stephen for the first time as I walkeddown the aisle, dancing with my dad and getting to celebrate onthe dance floor with everyone we love so much.”
Keep scrolling and join us in celebrating this beautiful Houston couple’s simple elegant wedding at Briscoe Manor, wonderfully captured by Emily Figurelli Photography. Congratulations, Chandler & Stephen!
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One beautiful event design showroom, two distinctly fabulous Houston wedding professionals: On Wednesday, Feb. 27, top Houston wedding rentals firm EB Inc. and floral design company Dream Bouquet will host the grand opening of their brand-new joint showroom. Weddings in Houston will be there…will you?
With “everyone so busy these days,” the companies’ joint showroom gives to-be-weds “an opportunity to visit with two essential vendors at one location, optimizing their time spent wedding planning,” notes acclaimed Houston florist Rebekah Edwards Cunningham, owner of Dream Bouquet. EB Inc. owner Jill Vidal-Raines, CPCE, adds: “We’re fulfilling two different needs, and capitalizing on a great location.” Click here to read the rest of this post »