Beyond the tux, these practical and stylish grooms’ accessories and grooming products will have you looking sleek and polished on your wedding day…and every day. Details and links below. Use ’em, honey.
1. Texas Bifold Wallet: Paris Texas Apparel Co. 2. Bonobos Navy & Burgundy Floral Silk Necktie: Bonobos 3. Suit Supply Navy Three-Piece Tuxedo: Suit Supply 4. Mr. Burberry Eau de Toilette: Burberry 5. Suit Supply Navy Pocket Square: Suit Supply 6. Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch: Lewis Jewelers 7. Jason Markk Stain Repellent: Jason Markk 8. Barneys New York Sterling Silver Intertwined Circles Cufflinks: Barneys 9. Cuban Seed Hand-Rolled Cigars: Lucho Houston 10. Texas States Bow Tie: Paris Texas Apparel Co. 11. Texas Barware Set Rocks Glasses: Paris Texas Apparel Co. 12. Clinique for Men Post-Shave Soother: Clinique 13. Suit Supply Black Derby Shoes: Suit Supply
WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON FALL 2014 | REAL WEDDING FEATURE
Lisa and Donald ~ January 19, 2014
While their Match.com introduction might not be the essence of tradition, Don’s request to Lisa’s dad for permission to marry his daughter certainly was. “After getting my dad’s blessing, he dropped to one knee and I said, ‘Yes!’” recalls the bride—who also happens to be director of catering and conferences for one of Houston’s most revered wedding venues: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. Naturally, the couple wed at Lisa’s longtime place of employment, aided in planning by the hotel’s social catering manager, Jim Gray. Highlights of the joyful occasion included a ceremony filled with poignant readings by the couple’s many family members. Avid foodies both, Don and Lisa incorporated wine pairings into their lavish menu, and treated guests to exquisite desserts, almond-and-raspberry wedding cake, and postprandial cigars. “My favorite part of the night was singing and dancing with my niece and goddaughter Caroline to—yes—‘Sweet Caroline,’ by Neil Diamond,” Lisa recalls happily. “The entire room joined in!”
It wasn’t until her dad encouraged her to speak to cute ranch-hand Nathan (“my dad, who NEVER encouraged his daughters to date,” she laughs), that Louisiana-born Abbie took a second look at the shy guy who worked on her family’s hunting lease. And she liked what she saw. So much so, that when Nathan dropped on one knee and presented her with that unmistakable Tiffany box in November of last year, “I just threw my arms around him and of course I said, ‘Yes!!’” The couple’s summer wedding, coordinated by Gray & Associates Events at Lake Conroe’s picturesque Sanctuary at Water Oak served up Southern favorites including seafood bisque and blackened catfish, along with hand-rolled cigars, a swank whiskey bar, and lots of lively dancing. The pair’s pups Ellie and Boozer were on hand to watch the couple say their vows, and if there ever were two sweeter flower girls than the tulle-frocked cuties at Abbie’s side, we don’t know how or where. Thanks so much, Abbie and Nathan, for sharing your joy with us and our brides. Thanks, too, to Jenna Christine, for the selections of fine photos!
Photos: Jenna Christine Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Amsale from Mia Bridal Couture ~ Cake: Sweets to Dream On ~ Decor & Rentals: Any Occasion Party Rental; A Memorable Event ~ Flowers: House of Blooms ~ Venue: The Sanctuary at Water Oak ~ Coordinator: Gray & Assoc. Events