“Classy and simple” is how bride Mary describes her Petroleum Club wedding to Michael: “blush, whites, gold…and lots of greenery!” Before the couple’s downtown Houston celebration, Mary, a registered nurse, and Michael, a global accounts manager, said their vows in a Catholic church ceremony, the bride radiant in a sparkling, embellished, sweetheart-neckline gown from Pronovias. And before that, the pair had a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony in the morning, where the groom arrived at the bride’s family home bearing gifts and money, to formally ask for her hand in marriage. Their Petroleum Club wedding reception was all about FUN, from the live band to the photo-booth hijinks to the delightful donut wall (a nod to Mary’s all-time favorite treat). Click here to read the rest of this post »
With their strong Houston roots—she attended Memorial High School and the University of Houston Law Center, he’s an Aggie—“The Bachelor’s” Erica Rose and now-hubby Charles Sanders made a fitting choice when they selected the Majestic Metro to hold their winter nuptials. After all, the magnificently restored movie house is a true slice of Houston history. And its Downtown location, just off of Market Square, makes it one of the city’s most central celebration spaces.
You can experience this unique and remarkable Houston wedding venue in person, at the Majestic Metro’s Wedding Open House, this Sunday, Feb. 11, from 1-5 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to tour this grand circa-1926 cinema, meet with vendors and sample bites and drinks, as you envision your names and wedding date on the Majestic Metro’s illuminated marquee. RSVP’s are appreciated, so please don’t forget to give yours!
Meanwhile, join us in wishing Erica and Charles congratulations, and, oodles and oodles of love, forever and ever. Mazel tov, y’all!
Already lucky in love, Houston couple Morgan and Nathan scored again, as attendees at this past February’s I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian, when they won an amazing engagement shoot from top Houston wedding photographer Adam Nyholt.
Known for his superb, unposed, full-of-personality portraits, Nyholt took Morgan and Nathan on a tour of downtown Houston, documenting their deep affection and unmistakable pre-wedding glow all along the way. We’re so excited to feature this engagement photo session here on the blog…and equally excited to see Nyholt’s photos of the lovebirds’ wedding, which will take place at The Corinthian in November!!
After a slew of online dating disappointments, Imly decided to give it one more shot and emailed Jesse on Match.com. And boy, is she glad she did. Jesse declared his love for Imly on one knee at the top of a mountain during a snowboarding trip in Keystone, Colo., and the rest was history. The pair wanted their downtown Houston rooftop wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel to be fun and as relaxing as possible for their guests–but still super stylish and chic. Their palette of ivory, fuchsia, blush pink and navy carried through the cake, decor, flowers and wedding party attire–even the bride’s style: Imly went from a drop-waist ivory dress for the ceremony, to a blush-pink sweetheart-neck gown for the reception, to a flirty, short lace dress for the after-party. We could go on and on about Imly and Jesse’s wedding, but we want YOU to see it for yourself. Check out the pics for all the sweet deets. Congrats and well wishes to the newlyweds!
Photos: Dream Photo & Video ~ Rehearsal Dinner: Sambuca Restaurant ~ Ceremony & Reception Venue: Veranda by *17 at The Sam Houston Hotel ~ Wedding Gown Designer: Vera Wang White ~ Wedding Gown Salon: David’s Bridal
Here’s the thing about a romantic getaway—you really don’t have to get all that far away for it to be all kinds of romantic. As long as you’ve got a fabulous room, a luxurious bed, a deep tub, and, of course, the man of your dreams dreaming right alongside you.
We can’t think of a better spot than downtown Houston’s very own, very chic, newly remodeled and totally hip Sam Houston Hotel (formerly the Alden Houston) as the perfect local getaway locale. This exceptionally stylish hotel—whose Veranda by *17 canopied rooftop terrace is among Houston’s most in-demand wedding venues—is located walking-distance from hot downtown Houston attractions, including Minute Maid Park and Discovery Green (where you’ll find The Grove restaurant and bar), and just a short, sweet Light Rail hop from some of the world’s most prestigious art and culture museums. Within the walls of this historic Houston bank building turned boutique hotel, you’ll find yummy cocktails at the great Sam Bar (a fave after-work hangout for young downtown business folks), and even yummier modern American eats at “Best in Texas”-ranked *17 restaurant.
Of course, with your Sam Houston Hotel Romance Package—which includes deluxe king bed accommodations, Champagne, room-service breakfast and late check-out—you may opt to not venture out of your room at all.
The choice is yours. The contest is ON. Here’s how to enter:
1.) Like Weddings in Houston on Facebook—if you haven’t yet, that is.
2.) Email us your name, fiancé’s name, Houston wedding date, reception venue (actual or hoped-for) and a few sentences describing your perfect romantic Houston weekend—where you’d go, what you’d do, where you’d eat, where you’d smooch. Keep it clean. Ish.
3.) Entry emails MUST be received NO LATER THAN MONDAY, JULY 8.
4.) Winner will be notified by WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 and announced on Facebook.
Want to find out more about “The Sam” as it’s known to folks in the know? Check out the hotel’s Weddings in Houston page for wedding pix and deets, and visit the hotel’s own site for history, happenings and hotel photos.
Photos: Sam Houston Hotel