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Classic, Traditional, Blush, Green and Gold Houston Wedding at Chateau Cocomar

Looking absolutely gorgeous in her Lazaro gown, bride Corina wed handsome groom Eric in front of 130 of the couple’s nearest and dearest. And despite the heat of the summer day, Chateau Cocomar looked fresh and cool for the occasion, filled as it was with crisp linens, gorgeous blush and ivory flowers courtesy of Arteflora, and plenty of light-catching crystals. For all its elegant formality, this Houston couple’s wedding was also FUN, featuring dancing, sparklers, teddy bears…and a performance by none other than the bride herself! Our thanks to Lulu Lopez for the great photos, and our heartfelt congratulations to the lovebirds, Corina and Eric.

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Photos: Lulu Lopez Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Lazaro from Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo ~ Cake: World Catering ~ Flowers: Arteflora ~ Officiant: Weddings Performed ~ Venue: Chateau Cocomar

Gorgeous Great Gatsby Bridal Luncheon at Chateau Cocomar

When Chateau Cocomar throws a party to thank its brides, you know that party is going to be something special. And the April bridal luncheon the Houston venue hosted to show its gratitude and love for its 2012 brides was very special indeed. Designed by the exceptionally talented Tamara Menges, in homage to the 1920s decadence of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” the lovely luncheon featured shades of cream, white, ivory, gold, blush and champagne, with de rigeur touches of feathers, pearls and lace. We’re so delighted to feature photographer Holly Hoyt’s dreamy photos of this gorgeous event at the beautiful Chateau Cocomar. Seriously, how beautiful is this event? Let us know what you think! And check out the credits below for a full list of vendors.

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Photos: Holly Hoyt Photography ~ Catering: Café Natalie ~ Desserts: Party Architects ~ Flowers: Tamara Menges Designs ~ Linens: Elegant Beginnings ~ Rentals: Aztec Party Rentals ~ Stationery: Atelier du Papier ~ Venue: Chateau Cocomar

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!

TO ENTER:
Email us
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

To check out event more of Civic Photos’ recent work, click here and here!

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

Chateau Cocomar Opens In Grand Style

In what just may have been the most hotly anticipated Houston wedding venue debut in as long as we can remember, Chateau Cocomar celebrated its grand opening on Friday, July 27. And let’s just say the magnificent Moulin-Rouge-theme bash proved it was worth the wait. The magnificent chandeliers! The soaring arches! The acres and acres  of gleaming, gorgeous marble! Taking all this stunning space and transforming it into a wonderland of event possibilities—with a titillating turn-of-the-century-French-cabaret edge—were some exceptional Houston vendors, helmed by planner extraordinaire Aurora Perez-Smith of Occasio Productions, and including Bright Star Productions (lighting), Elegant Beginnings (linens) and Cordua Catering (cuisine), among others. Feast your eyes on these fabulous event photos from J. Cogliandro—and take a couple of minutes to check out the terrific video clip by Dakine Films. We have no doubt that prime dates for this beautiful venue will fill FAST…so if you’re thinking le chateau may just be the perfect Houston wedding site for the day and night of your dreams, we suggest scheduling your tour tout de suite!

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Photos: J. Cogliandro Photography ~ Video: Dakine Films ~ Event Planning & Favors: Occasio Productions ~ Lighting: DJ’s Unlimited & Bright Star Productions ~ Linens: Elegant Beginnings ~ Floral & Décor: Special Arrangements ~ Lounge Seating: Swift & Co. ~ Invitations & Menu Cards: Katie & Co. ~ Venue & Beverages: Chateau Cocomar

Chateau Cocomar’s Grand Opening from DAKINE FILMS on Vimeo.