They both love tropical fruit, coconut water and spending their weekends cooking, and doing bible education work. They both name kindness and dedication to family as the qualities they love most in each other. And on one fine spring day, at a castle-like Houston wedding venue, Lisa and Melbon both said “I do,” in front of 100 close friends and family members. Their wedding celebration, which incorporated the couple’s Caribbean, Portuguese and Indian cultures, surrounded gathered guests with beautiful, larger-than-life white, blush and peach flower arrangements and tons of candles, courtesy of Houston floral design firm Plants N’ Petals. Click here to read the rest of this post »
“Gary and I met in New Orleans in August of 2013,” Erin says. “I always joke that it was love at first sight because the night we first met we also shared our first kiss. I was working in New Orleans as a local television broadcaster and Gary was visiting from Nashville on a brief work trip. It was truly serendipity that we ever crossed paths, but from the moment it happened we became inseparable. Five years later, we are planning the wedding of our dreams [Dec. 8, 2018] in Winter Park, Fla. As much as we love the sophisticated romance of our wedding venue and our first engagement shoot, we wanted to create some intimate and authentic images that capture our life in Miami. For our second engagement shoot with Houston-based Civic Photos we visited Española Way, a colorful and vibrant part of South Beach. This is a place we’ll visit for lunch and people-watching on the weekends. We finished the shoot at the modern and luxurious COMO Metropolitan Hotel. We love the Art Deco interior design of the rooms and the tropical-oasis vibes by the pool. The session was a blast to create and we could not be more pleased with the final images. No matter what the future holds for us or where we might live, we will always have these memories of Miami captured through the lens of Civic Photos.” Let’s take a closer look, shall we?? Click here to read the rest of this post »
Houston wedding expert Shari Costigan of Events de Luxe evokes the timeless traditions of the South, with this ivory and gold styled shoot featuring fellow Weddings In Houston partners Sandlewood Manor, Civic Photos and Cakes by Gina. The vintage Southern wedding charm of this plantation-inspired Houston wedding venue comes to life through lush ivory flowers paired with gold-trimmed tableware, shimmering sequins and dramatic pops of black. A classic Southern wedding venue, tons of black and gold wedding decor accents, and a backdrop of picturesque scenery make for a perfect wedding celebration. Want to bring the same level of Southern sophistication to your own big day? Reach out to our spotlight Houston vendors, and make sure to let them know you found them on Weddings in Houston—Houston’s go-to resource for everything wedding!
“Ivory And Gold Styled Shoot By Events De Luxe” Spotlight Vendors — Photography: Civic Photos | Planning, Coordination, Styling, Flowers & Decor: Events de Luxe | Venue: Sandlewood Manor | Cake: Cakes By Gina
Contributing Vendors: Yellow Rose Calligraphy, Hèritage Macarons, Something BLUE, Gems Dots Jewelry, Big Ass Balloons
The story behind Peter and Emelie’s Miami Beach engagement shoot is one of risk-taking, romance and resilience. Peter was living on the Caribbean island of St. Barts when he came across Emelie on Tinder. “She was visiting from Sweden and was on the neighboring island of St Martin,” Peter explains. “I bought her a boat ticket and shipped her right over. We hit it off AMAZINGLY!” A year later, the couple was living on St. Barts when Hurricane Irma barreled down on them, destroying their home and forcing them to flee. “It was a terrifying experience, to say the least,” Peter says. Fortunately, Peter and Emelie were able to find an apartment near the beach in Delray, Fla. And photographer Barett Henry, of Houston-based Civic Photos, was able to capture the essence of the “paradise” they had left behind, in their lovely Miami Beach engagement shoot. “Barett found such a beautiful location for us to shoot at, on the sands of Miami Beach, with a tropical vibe that takes me back to where we first met on St. Barts in the Caribbean,” Emelie says. “I especially love the photographs of Peter and me by the rooftop pool, with the high-rises and big-city feel that our new life in South Florida offers, in the background.” Big thanks to Civic Photos for sharing these sublime images, and to Peter and Emelie for sharing their harrowing, and, ultimately, happy, love story! Click here to read the rest of this post »
If you think you have to make the long trek overseas to find a European-style chateau wedding venue, we’ve got some very good news for you.
Dramatic double staircase, sparkling crystal chandeliers, grand ballroom, and a unique painted domed ceiling…Chateau Polonez is the real deal, y’all. And it’s located just about a 35 minute drive from downtown Houston. Intrigued? Click here to read the rest of this post »