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Burgundy And Gold Winter Wedding

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Photo: Ama By Aisha

Former high-school friends Andrea and Matt went their separate ways after school–Matt to the Marines, Andrea to college then to work on a cruise ship. And it wasn’t until a full 14 years later that they reconnected at the funeral for a mutual friend’s father, and discovered they had both relocated to Houston. After hanging out casually for awhile, Matt finally worked up the courage to ask Andrea out on a “real” date. “He really had some game!” Andrea recounts, noting that her future husband was “a true Southern gentleman.” Showing up each time “in a spotless, freshly washed truck, he picked me up for concerts, dinners out, movies, and he even sent me flowers!” she says. While finding time to plan their wedding was the biggest challenge for attorney Andrea and mechanical engineer Matt, they managed to pull off the celebration of a lifetime at The Astorian. Surrounded by a rich, wintry wedding color palette of burgundy, navy and gold, the pair and their 220 guests feasted on fried-oyster nachos, stuffed pork tenderloin and mascarpone mashed potatoes from Cordúa Catering, along with a six-tier bride’s cake and a U.S. Marine-theme groom’s cake, both from Cakes By Gina. We’re grateful to newlyweds Andrea and Matt for sharing their burgundy and gold winter wedding, and their love story, with us. Thanks, too, to Ama By Aisha for the lovely photos of Andrea and Matt’s burgundy and gold winter wedding celebration!

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“Burgundy And Gold Winter Wedding” Spotlight Vendors – Photography: Ama by Aisha | Venue: The Astorian | Catering: Cordúa Catering | Cake: Cakes by Gina

Contributors: Harper Events, Floral Events, Whittington Bridal, Essen Entertainment

Glam Houston Garden Wedding At Hughes Manor

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Photo: Meeker Pictures

Sarah and Humberto’s Houston garden wedding has it all, y’all. There’s the beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony surrounded by friends, family and sunshine, at indoor-outdoor Houston wedding venue Hughes Manor. There’s the chic navy, blush and gold wedding palette, executed in elegant style inside Hughes Manor’s modern-vintage interior. And there’s the TDF wedding cake from Cakes By Gina, with its metallic stacks and floral accents. Seriously, it’s just a flat-out fabulous Houston garden wedding, and we can’t get enough (kinda like the guests couldn’t get enough of those insane crab puff tostadas from Cordúa Catering…OMG, yum!!). Thank you, Sarah and Humberto for sharing your incredibly special day with us. Wishing you a lifetime of love, joy…and dancing. xo Click here to read the rest of this post »

Cakes By Gina On 2018 Wedding Cake Trends

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Cake: Cakes By Gina | Photo: Civic Photos

We’re super excited to have top Houston wedding cake artist Gina Gutierrez, of Cakes By Gina, on the blog today! Our Q&A with famed Houston baker and wedding cake designer Gutierrez is packed with wedding cake design secrets, groom’s cake ideas and 2018 wedding cake trends. Read on for full, mouthwatering scoop. Click here to read the rest of this post »

7 Houston Wedding Cakes We Love, Plus Cookies!

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Photo: Ama by Aisha | Cake: Susie's Cakes & Confections

In the world of Houston wedding cakes, pretty much anything goes. Geodesic crystal cakes. Chalkboard surface cakes. Hand painted cakes. Metallic cakes that look like they have been dipped in pure gold. You want it for your wedding? Houston’s top wedding cake designers can do it, as our current fave designs, below, show. Oh–and they taste just as good as they look! Click here to read the rest of this post »

A Gorgeous Glimpse of the Oct. 19 I Do! Wedding Soiree

It was one for the record books, darlings. Seriously. If you were lucky enough to be with us last Thursday evening for the one-and-only I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Astorian, we want to a) THANK YOU for attending our signature wedding fantasyscape (aka the hottest bride-and-groom cocktail bash in town), and b) take you right back to the magic, with this amazing video and gorgeous gallery of photos from our outstanding show photographer Aisha Khan of Ama Photography & Cinema!! BIG THANKS to ALL of our amazing show exhibitors, and a special shout-out to our Soiree partners, without whom none of this would be possible: The Astorian, Cordua Catering, EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design, LG Entertainment and pianist Scott Graham. We invite you to join us at our Spring I Do! Wedding Soiree on 2.8.18 at Corinthian-Houston. Tickets and info are here.

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I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

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All Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema