Long-Awaited Reception at Luxe NYC-Inspired Wedding Venue

Bride, holding dusty pink and orange bouquet, kisses her new husband at an intimate backyard wedding ceremony photographed by Ama by Aisha.
Photo: Ama by Aisha | Venue: The Astorian | Entertainment: Danny Ray & The Atlantic Street Band

Jessica and Carter first met while attending a business leadership program at Texas A&M University. Over time, the pair grew closer, and when Carter returned to campus the following semester, he asked Jessica out on their first date.

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12 Dress Styles for a Wedding Guest

Colorful flower embroidered mini dress by Oscar de la Renta for wedding guests
Photo: Cass Bird/Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

From sophisticated city weddings to casual countryside ceremonies, it can be challenging to figure out what to wear to a wedding, as a guest, especially while keeping the changing seasons and trends in mind. There are so many factors that go into picking a style, but ultimately you want a gown that makes you feel confident, stylish and fits well.

We loved gathering our top picks for each season for you. Match the dress of your choice to the time, location and formality of the wedding you will be attending! From a black-tie formal gathering to a laid-back country wedding, we have a variety of full-length, midis and mini dresses for you to choose from.

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Early Autumn Alfresco Wedding in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Bride, in long fitted lace white wedding gown and long veil, stands forehead to forehead with a groom, wearing a black suit, in front of an altar created from golden-leafed aspens beside the Snake River in a Jackson Hole wedding ceremony.
Photo: Ama By Aisha

Shannon and Austin both have a deep appreciation for good food and great company. That is, after all, what brought the pair together! In 2015, Austin was working as a Chef at Tony’s when a beautiful blonde he’d never seen before found her way to the kitchen. After working side-by-side for the day, they went their separate ways until a year later when they reconnected at a Houston bar. Austin’s friend struck up a conversation with one of Shannon’s friends, and Shannon recognized Austin but couldn’t pinpoint where from. “He said he was a chef and it all clicked. We saw each other for almost every single day after that and haven’t been apart since!” said Shannon.

Then, on a warm, sunny Sunday in June 2019, the inseparable couple went to church and returned home to take their dog, Fennel, to the park. Austin insisted on wearing his church clothes despite Shannon’s concern that he’d be hot and grumpy. But still, he refused to change, instead dropping down on one knee in their backyard to ask the big question. Actually, he forgot to ask, “but that was perfect because he is a man of few words,” said Shannon. Regardless, she said yes and the couple began their wedding planning journey.  Click here to read the rest of this post »

Wine and Blush Fall Wedding at Briscoe Manor

Groom in black tuxedo and bride in white flowing gown and veil standing outside on paved road at venue, Briscoe Manor
Photo: RaeTay Photography | Venue: Briscoe Manor

Greg was smitten when Meredith first messaged him on the dating app, Bumble, and said, “Hi LG!” since only his family called him by that nickname. Fast forward in time, Greg surprised Meredith with a weekend trip to his hometown in San Antonio, TX. It was in his hometown that Greg chose to propose to Meredith on the balcony of the historic Hotel Emma. Unfortunately, just a few months after their engagement, Meredith’s mother was diagnosed with cancer. Unable to make it to the wedding, Meredith and Greg found meaningful ways to honor her.

For their fall wedding, the couple chose to wed at the timeless and elegant Briscoe Manor. Meredith’s father officiated the wedding ceremony in the Briscoe Chapel, accompanied by 275 of their closest loved ones. They exchanged their vows in front of a stunning gold arch draped with florals and greenery. The bride described her wedding as “classic with a hint of modern” and thoughtfully included both wine and blush throughout the ceremony and reception. Even the deer mounts hanging on the bar walls had a wine and blush floral touch! Garden floral arrangements beautifully decorated the tables along with silver dollar eucalyptus hanging from the chandeliers and fireplace. Behind the Bash kept fall in mind, serving up a decadent fall salad with fresh spinach leaves, complete with a carving station offering both herb-crusted beef sirloin and pork loin stuffed with jalapeno cheddar cornbread.  Later that evening, white glow sticks and flower crowns were a hit on the dance floor! One of their favorite memories of the wedding was the fabulous firework display before riding off in a pearl-colored Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II from Monarch British Limousines.

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Silver and Blue Modern Wedding At 15 Acres

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Photo: Studio H-Town | Venue: 15 Acres

What started as a casual friendship between college classmates Silvia and Travis developed into a sweet romance. Following a romantic proposal at Gerald D. Hine’s Waterwall, Silvia and Travis tied the knot in a modern al fresco ceremony at 15 Acres on November 7th, 2020. The bride notes, “The reason we fell in love with 15 Acres was because of the modern architecture since a lot of the venues in Texas had more of a rustic feel.” 

The celebration moved indoors to the venue’s spacious and airy ballroom for a “clean and modern” reception.  Delicate hydrangea centerpieces, lush greenery, and metallic blue linens complimented the ballroom’s blank-slate interior. Silvia’s treasured memory from the modern silver and blue wedding? “The last dance. It was a very intimate moment.” The memorable evening concluded with the newlyweds exiting beneath an arch of sparklers, before making their grand getaway in 15 Acres’ vintage 1936 Roadster.

Keep scrolling and join us in celebrating the couple’s modern silver and blue wedding at 15 Acres. Congratulations, Silvia & Travis!

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