Jason met his sports-loving gal, Lauren, right out of college in 2009 when they both were working for the San Antonio Spurs. “We are both from Houston, and grew up as HUGE Rockets fans, so neither of us thought we’d ever work for the Spurs,” says Lauren. “Luckily we did and it brought us to each other,” adds Lauren. The pair hit it off immediately, and you can guess what happens next. Jason got down on one knee during their trip to Paris on the Pont des Arts bridge (aww). It wasn’t long before they started planning their romantic wedding at the Crystal Ballroom at The Rice. “We couldn’t ask for a better day,” recounts Lauren. “This is something that we say to each other often, so we thought it would be fun to include this saying in our wedding theme and details. It was used on the wedding program, napkins and koozies!” Sounds so sweet, right? Just wait ‘til you see the lovely pics from MD Turner Photography. “They were so easy to work with and really connected with Jason and I, my family and wedding party. MD Turner Photography was so much fun and made the day even more enjoyable,” adds Lauren. We couldn’t be happier for Lauren and Jason. Congrats!
Photos: MD Turner Photography | Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Rice | Catering: Sambuca Catering | Music, Entertainment, Lighting & Photobooth: DJU Entertainment
We’re not trying to be biased—but we think our Weddings in Houston partners put on the most incredible weddings. And we’re not the only ones who think so. In fact, the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), the nation’s leading organization for event professionals, just honored a group of top Weddings in Houston partners with “Best Team Event of The Year” honors at this year’s NACE Experience Conference! Big congrats to Claudia de Velasco of A Day To Remember, Lisa Anahaiser of LBL Event Rentals and photographer David Jones, whose Crystal Ballroom at The Rice wedding wowed the judges with its classic elegance and…utter gorgeousness (including floral design from Flora & Eventi)! Meet Claudia, David and Lisa, and find out how they can bring award-winning style to your special day, at the one-and-only I Do! Wedding Soiree, coming to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Tickets are selling quickly, and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Get yours now, and get ready for…WOW!
Photos: D. Jones Photography | Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Rice | Planner: A Day to Remember | Linens: LBL Event Rentals & Design | Flowers: Flora & Eventi
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Shannon & Tyler ~ June 21, 2014
Oh, how we love a well-planned proposal. Take, for example, Tyler’s to Shannon: After a sunny day of boating together on Austin’s Lake Travis, the groom-to-be feigned a “late” dinner reservation and led his beloved to Windy Point Park, where, after telling Shannon how much he loved her, he spun her around to face the words, “Will You Marry Me?” spelled in rose petals in the sand. He then proceeded to place a ring that he had custom designed for his one-and-only on her shaking-with-excitement hand. The couple’s Crystal Ballroom at The Rice wedding, with its sophisticated palette of blush, navy and gold, and its romantic candlelit glow, wasn’t just elegant—it was also a whole lot of fun: “Everyone enjoyed letting loose and dancing the night away,” Shannon says. “The dance floor was never empty. It was a night of a lifetime!”
Photos: MD Turner Photography ~ Wedding Dress: Brickhouse Bridal ~ Groomswear: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Rice ~ Catering: Sambuca Catering ~ Honeymoon: Antigua