A Whimsical Literary-Inspired Wedding at Julia Ideson Library

Photo: Amy Maddox Photography | Venue: Julia Ideson Library | Wedding Gown: Parvani Vida Bridal and Formal | Wedding Entertainment: Danny Ray and the Atlantic Street Band | Guest Lodging: Hotel Icon

After meeting online, Valerie and Vincent went on a spontaneous date to grab burgers, but it was off to a rocky start for Valerie. “I walked about half a mile in the Texas heat during the summer to meet up with Vincent and arrived at the restaurant super disheveled! Of course, I was sweating and completely out of breath! Vincent wasn’t discouraged, though, and we were basically inseparable thereafter,” the bride says.

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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 | Floral Design: 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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Ashley Turner Stuns in Houston Skyline Bridal Session By Ama By Aisha

Bride, Ashley Turner, stares directly into camera wearing long lashes, pink lip gloss and a bejeweled lace veil which covers the bottom portion of her face.
Photo: Ama by Aisha

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.

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Ivory, Black and Champagne Wedding in the Houston Museum District

The bride and groom look each other in the eyes and hug while the bride holds her bridal bouquet behind him. They are in the Houston museum district.
Photography: Amy Maddox Photography | Flowers + Decor: Plants N’ Petals | Registry + Wedding Stationery: Bering’s | Bridal Shower: Hotel Granduca

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.

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Classic Monochromatic Wedding Nestled in Downtown Houston

Bride and groom walk across the street in Downtown Houston during the day.
Photo: Alicia Yarrish | Venue: Magnolia Hotel Houston | Flowers: Plants N’ Petals | Jewelry: Zadok Jewelers

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.

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