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Sareh Nouri 2019 at Joan Pillow Dec. 13-15

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Gowns: Sareh Nouri | Available At: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon | Photos: Mani Zarrin

Experience the exceptional grace and sophistication of Sareh Nouri Fall 2019 this Thursday through Saturday at an exclusive Joan Pillow Bridal Salon trunk show! Fresh from the New York Bridal Market runway, this highly anticipated collection features classic silhouettes, elegant lines and sumptuous fabrics. If you’ve been inspired by the kind of regal, understated styles selected by the now-Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, and Princess Eugenie of York, you’ll find much to love in Sareh Nouri’s new Fall 2019 bridal collection. Look for stately bateau, fold-over and scoop necklines; classic A-line skirts; delicately embroidered tulle and luscious silk jacquard; and several styles featuring Nouri’s signature bow detail. Schedule your appointment now to see, feel and try on gowns from this superb Fall 2019 collection, exclusively at Joan Pillow Bridal Salon this week!

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Hotel Galvez Wedding By Kelli Durham Photography

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Photo: Kelli Durham Photography | Venue: Hotel Galvez & Spa

“Austin and I went to the same elementary school, but being in different grades, we didn’t know each other well,” says bride Emily. But, fatefully it turns out, their mothers became close friends in recent years, and Austin’s mom invited Emily’s family to attend her 93-year-old uncle’s wedding, at her house, to his 84-year-old girlfriend (!!). Emily attended the nuptial celebration, and, well…who wouldn’t be prompted to fall in love in the presence of such a wedding! For the couple’s own marriage celebration, Galveston was a natural choice: “Both of us have over 100 years of family connections to the island,” Emily explains, noting that her grandparents had their own wedding reception at Hotel Galvez & Spa (Austin and Emily’s choice of venue), in 1946. Their Catholic ceremony included a special message imparted by Pope Francis on how to love one another during marriage, which Emily counts as a highlight of their wedding day. For their reception, the hotel’s famed Music Hall was decorated with lush flowers in shades of blush and ivory, and tabletop decor featuring pops of midnight blue and sparkling gold. Enjoy this peek into the pair’s classic, elegant Texas wedding celebration, through photos by Houston’s immensely talented Kelli Durham, and join us in wishing these two a lifetime of love and happiness!

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Contributors: Island Flowers | Majestic Rentals | Blush Bridal | PattyCakes Bakery | Fiona Bakery | TFG Event Support Services

 

Guest Post: Taylor Golden On Timeless Photos

Photo: Taylor Golden Photography

I think one thing all couples can agree on is that they want their wedding photos to be “timeless,” meaning they will still be appealing and in style (aside from fleeting fashion trends), five, 10 or 20 years from now. Probably the most important photography aspects for achieving this sense of timelessness—and ones I often see overlooked in wedding photography—are editing style and posing.

Of course, words like “timeless” and “stylish” are all relative. Everyone has their own definition of what is classic and enduring, and each individual couple has their own specific tastes. That said, I’ve been shooting weddings as a full-time profession for 10 years and I believe these are some of the things to consider when selecting a photographer who’ll give you photos that stand the test of time: Click here to read the rest of this post »

Bridal Jewelry: Go For The Gold

Warm, glowing, durable, classic–that’s gold, darling. And it is by FAR the hottest metal in the bridal-style universe. Oh–and just because gold is an essential part of wedding tradition the entire world over, doesn’t mean YOUR gold accessories need to be, well…traditional. Check out our favorite gold bridal accessory finds to see exactly what we mean!

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1. Karen Karch ‘Love Lock’ Bracelet: Karen Karch 2. Mizuki Diamond & Pearl Earrings: Neiman Marcus 3. Tacori ‘Promise’ Bangle: Zadok Jewelers 4. H. Weiss Filigree & Diamond Cuff: Peran & Scannell Jewelers 5. Efva Attling ‘Wide & Stars’ Ring: Efva Attling 6. Jorge Adeler Gold & Fractured-Citrine Earrings: Jorge Adeler

Black, White & Blue Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by Ever & Anon Photography

Michael planned the sweetest proposal for his high school sweetheart Sarah. “After dinner, Michael told me to put a blindfold on. He took me to several places around Kingwood where we had special memories: our first kiss, where he first told me he loved me, and our old high school meet-up spot. At each stop, Michael gave me a rose and proceeded to tell me a reason why he loved me at every spot. The final stop was at the golf course where Michael and I had our first date. When I took off the blindfold, he was down on one knee with rose petals scattered around him and a bottle of champagne. After I said “yes”, Michael had gathered both of our families to celebrate,” says bride Sarah. A sweet proposal story like this deserves an even sweeter wedding. Just take a look at the fabulous pictures by Ever & Anon Photography. We can guarantee you’ll be swooning. Best wishes and congrats to the newlyweds!

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Photography: Ever & Anon Photography ~ Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Rice ~ Caterer: Sambuca Catering ~ Wedding Dress: Brickhouse Bridal ~ Gown Alterations: MW Couture ~ Shoes: Jimmy Choo