Houston boasts a variety of picturesque locations for bridals, engagement and wedding portraits, but our favorite city’s skyline is an undeniably stunning backdrop. Daughter of Houston’s Mayor Turner, influencer and blog writer Ashley Turner, recently said I do, and her bridals are anything but ordinary. A fairytale-inspired wedding gown (complete with a sweeping ruffled train), a long lace veil and a bejeweled bridal headpiece completed Ashley’s glam look while the setting sun cast the dreamiest glow on the tall downtown buildings behind her.
It all started at Baylor University in a video-journalism class when Michaela and Adam were partners for a group project, which turned out to be a match made in heaven. As they were looking at wedding venues, Adam proposed, right down the hall from where their wedding would take place. “I was greeted by a beautiful display of florals, candles and pictures from throughout our relationship…Then, finally, he got down on one knee and read our favorite Bible verse aloud before asking me to marry him!” says Michaela.
Seth proposed to Marla four years after they first met at Houston’s Day for Night music festival. The proposal happened during their annual tradition of seeing the iconic River Oaks Christmas Lights. Seth revealed a stunning center-cut diamond ring from Zadok Jewelers and asked the big question. Shortly after, the planning for their wedding was underway, only to be halted by the pandemic.
“Extending a nine-month engagement to a seventeen-month engagement presented many obstacles. However, navigating through them together helped us as a couple to grow even more,” says Marla. Their vision for the ceremony and reception was minimalistic and chic. Therefore, the couple went for a classic monochromatic color palette of black, white and gray.
Newly renovated (think modern industrial touches and touchable textures) Four Seasons Hotel Houston is the city chic backdrop for this sophisticated, modern downtown wedding shoot. Event planner and designer Malleret Designs showcases the most desirable wedding trends of 2021 while also incorporating timeless and polished details which won’t fade with time. Malleret Designs says, “Four Seasons is known for its excellent five-star services worldwide, and we wanted to exemplify all of that.”
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and a day when you want to look absolutely flawless. The beauty team at Janelle Alexis Salon are pros at creating fabulous hair and makeup looks for you and your bridal party, while making you feel happy and relaxed with their fun and calming demeanor. From old Hollywood glamour to beachy boho and everything in-between, Janelle and her team can do it all! Start with a trial at their salon located in Tanglewood, to giving you their undivided attention to create your customized bridal look on your wedding day, they will work with you every step of the way. Once your bridal look is all beautifully done, Janelle will provide instructions on how to keep your hair and makeup in place no matter the weather. See one of Janelle Alexis Salon’s glowing brides for yourself in this downtown Houston micro wedding featured below!