Modern Minimalist Wedding Editorial at C. Baldwin Hotel

The couple posing in front of the ceremony setup, with the bow on the back of the brides modern gown showing.
Photo: Painted Peacock Photography | Venue: C. Baldwin Hotel, Curio Collection | Planning + Design: Hopeful Events and Design | Florals: Pompom Florists | Tablescape Rentals: Decor by Dulce | Embroidered Hangers: Heirlum Hangers | MUAH: Athena’s Brides | Gowns: Belle Ame Bridal | Jewelry: Privosa Fine Jewelry | Videography: Cinematic Saviors | Cake: Common Bond Bistro and Bakery

With the C. Baldwin Hotel as the setting, this modern minimalist wedding editorial by Painted Peacock Photography finds magic in the simple things.

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11 Spring Bridal Open Houses and Events in and Around Houston

Spring Bridal Open Houses and Events in and Around Houston, Zadok jewelers wedding ring fling
Photo Courtesy of Zadok Jewelers

Spring is finally here and it’s time to enjoy all the fun bridal open houses and events in and around Houston. Luckily, we’ve gathered a list of fun date ideas that you and your significant other will love. From glam bridal events to luxe cooking courses, your social calendar will be full in no time with these 11 fun-filled spring bridal open houses and events!

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10 Fun + Festive Valentine’s Day Events + Date Ideas

A light purple and white table setting from Bering's in Houston, TX that is Valentine's Day themed.
Photo: Simply Saula | Tableware + Decor: Bering’s

Whether you’re celebrating Galentine’s or going out with a special someone this Valentine’s Day, expand your typical dinner date with some of these fun and entertaining Houston happenings and more. From romantic dinner specials to watercolor workshops, love is for sure to be in the air!
Keep scrolling and check out these 10 fun and festive Valentine’s Day events!

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Create Your Dream Wedding Cake with Common Bond Bistro & Bakery

A beautiful three-tier wedding cake begins with a sculpted, ruffled white layer and is stacked with two more aqua-frosted layers with peach and blush floral details, by Common Bond.
Photo: Amy Maddox Photography | Cake: Common Bond Bistro & Bakery

What sweeter way to commemorate your love story than with the wedding cake of your dreams? Whether you envision an elegant cutting cake, a towering tiered cake, or anything in between, it’s important to find the right baker to bring your vision to life. And at Common Bond Bistro & Bakery, Food Network’s award-winning Sarah Ono Jones and her expert team of cake artists are ready to do just that!

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Stunning Style Shoot At Hotel Granduca

DC Stanley Photography, Hotel Granduca, Black wedding dress, white wedding dress
Photo: DC Stanley Photography | Video: J. Ernest Media | Venue: Hotel Granduca | Flowers and Decor: Mod Effects Events | Hair and Makeup: Polished Makeup & Hair | Cake: Common Bond Cafe & Bakery | Jewelry: Shaftel Diamonds | Gowns: Modern Affinity

Join us as we travel today to the Palace of the Duke– Hotel Granduca. Reminiscent of an Italian villa, Hotel Granduca, in Houston is an inspiration from the life of Adalberto Malatesta, Granduca of Monfallito. Our style shoot showcases the exquisite jewel box feel of this boutique Houston Hotel, a hidden gem for intimate weddings, that exudes the warmth of a grand home, with exquisite old-world style and service but with all the modern amenities.

Our first look consists of fresh spring details with our model in a white lace ballgown. Dropdown pear-shaped peach morganites were the earrings of choice from Shaftel Diamonds. Mod Effects Events beautifully displayed arrangements of fanciful roses and peonies in shades of violet and magenta that fit the airy setting created by Hotel Granduca‘s window wall. This evergreen theme made for an ethereal look that conveyed the feeling of spring and was magnificently captured by DC Stanley Photography, with video (to come) by J. Ernest Media.

Next, for a change of scenery and style, we dove deep into the mystery of dark accents, glowing candle lights, and enchanting roses. Modern Affinity provided the stunning black lace gown that exuded sophisticated elegance, while Polished Makeup & Hair complemented it with a smokey eye, softly curled pony and a bold red lip. Common Bond Bistro & Bakery added to the theme by designing a cake with cascading red roses. Dramatic and romantic would best describe this alluring candlelit look that suits the bold but warm ambiance of Hotel Granduca.

Hotel Granduca is a must-visit as you search for locations to host your wedding events. Whether you are looking for an intimate ceremony by the pool, a beautiful ballroom reception, a rehearsal dinner in the exquisite restaurant or a bridal tea in the library to the music of a harpist, and central accommodations for your out-of-town guests, Hotel Granduca offers it all.

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