Classic, Sparkling Black & White Wedding at the Crystal Ballroom

WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON Spring 2015 | Real Wedding Feature

Anita & Johnny ~ March 22, 2014

Sometimes a pickup line is more than a pickup line—sometimes it’s the beginning of forever. At a sports bar where each of them happened to be celebrating with friends, Anita stole a glance at Johnny, who worked up the nerve to approach her. “The bartender told me you ordered a real man,” he grinned at her. “The fun and laughter hasn’t stopped since,” Anita says. Four years later, Johnny surprised Anita with a December Disneyland proposal, complete with fireworks and faux snow; 15 months after that, the pair wed in sensational style at the Crystal Ballroom at The Rice, surrounded by vibrant jewel tones, candlelight, brilliant crystal sparkle, and 150 of their most beloved friends and family members. Which we love. But what we love even more about this spectacular Houston wedding is that groom Johnny was the one who shared it with us—and in doing so, shared, with us, and all of you, his love story with the love of his life, Anita. Which we really, really, really love.

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Photos: The Silhouette Studio ~ Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Rice ~ Flowers & Decor: Flora & Eventi ~ Cake: Who Made The Cake! ~ Catering: Sambuca Catering ~ Entertainment: LG Entertainment ~ Honeymoon: Turks & Caicos

Old Hollywood Glam Wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel

It all started with the typical “you look familiar” pick-up line, says Houston bride Rachel. “Patrick swears to this day that I was staring at him all night… little did he know that I did not have my contacts in and couldn’t see far away!” After one random night out in Huntsville, they were inseparable. Rachel and Patrick celebrated with 160 of their nearest and dearest at The Sam Houston Hotel. The crystal chandeliers, feather-accented centerpieces and pops of color set the tone for their “Old Hollywood” theme. Congrats, Rachel & Patrick, we wish you two nothing but a lifetime of love!

Photos: Love, The Nelsons ~ Wedding Gown: The Princess Bridal ~ Bride’s Shoes: Gianni Bini ~ Venue: The Sam Houston Hotel ~ Cake: Dream Cakes ~ Caterer: Veranda by *17 at The Sam Houston Hotel ~ Decor: Darryl & Co. ~ Linens & Chairs: The Perfect Touch

Classic Black, White and Blush Wedding at Hotel ZaZa

When Allison entered their room at Hotel Granduca on the eve of Cinco de Mayo and found hundreds of rose petals and candles everywhere, she actually wondered if she was in the wrong room. But when Ty took her by the hand and got down on one knee, she knew she was in exactly the right place. One year later, the pair celebrated their nuptials with a timeless reception at Hotel ZaZa, done up in classic shades of black, white and soft blush pink by Events in Bloom. Lovely in her Vera Wang gown, with hair and makeup by The Perfect Face, Allison danced the night away with her handsome groom—and 250 of their nearest and dearest—in a one-for-the-ages Houston wedding that has captured our hearts. Big thanks to Pink Posh Photography for the pretty pix, and big congrats to this sweet, smitten Houston couple!

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Photos: Pink Posh Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang ~ Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo ~ Bride’s Hair & Makeup: The Perfect Face ~ Cake: Who Made The Cake ~ Flowers: Events in Bloom ~ Videography: 1Cinema Productions ~ Venue: Hotel ZaZa