Hurricane Harvey Wedding at The Gallery

When a couple submits their wedding to us, one of the things we like to ask them is, “What was the greatest obstacle to planning your wedding?” As you can imagine, there are some common responses to this one: “Living in a different city from where we were having our wedding.” “Balancing our ideas about how our wedding should be with our parents’ ideas.'” “Deciding between cake and cupcakes.” “Finding clean versions of our favorite Lil’ Wayne jams.” That sort of thing. One answer we haven’t heard before? “Hurricane Harvey.” Until now. When the monster storm made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast as a category 4 hurricane late on Aug. 25, to-be-weds Fabiana and Ander had a decision to make: whether or not to proceed with their dream wedding, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26, at beautiful indoor-outdoor wedding venue The Gallery, in the Galleria area of Houston. The couple, who both attended college in Venezuela, met while applying to a “model UN” group during their sophomore year. With so many of their guests coming into town from Venezuela and other far-off locales to attend their once-in-a-lifetime celebration (100 of the originally planned 120 guests braved Harvey for the bash!), the pair decided the show must go on. And go on it did. Notes the bride, with admirable calm, “We had the time of our lives thanks to our guests, and danced until the rain got too strong.” We are both honored and delighted to share Fabiana and Ander’s charming, joyful and truly unforgettable “hurricane wedding” with you. Congratulations to the newlyweds; may clear skies shine above you, and may love fill all your days!

Sl9MqtXVZCsBvJgfncln8bVkG00T7y_TKlcD70bYx6Y,xIv4tpfEY9aqbJToZCoJOnpPeDEZLg9dBOTsDyBiS9A,KNzZdhuLHDbv7AeR36X787ikJ-dOQa8gmWyZOqmhkmQ

FjZybg9X8XOmaQwVOO5TOwYddcSg3gMbjm5wqXM1bmw,XDzsuKmFHACZNubU7Qfeh6RadgFfhxqwvgnVeRNAYfE,YYKBpSq9PKBm4t2kMehr0AvZrTByY5ZR9FiTmXikiG0

7Akaf49U5rVoenJZayPTh_BCIGGJBy7GtsSVPempWP0,fKmAdwNuqINeP-CT2_SNSbgC6BGA1-94fRNbYM5eF5g,xMIWWfxQv1-xTqvBlgB2TKwGi63jGQShQV0svVZs4Kc

pcKGXvcL2lVMZM-75tE2PvXlEbzyeq7itIh0onLYDU0,7ScTBaxDRgWLKfipPDdKKGiDXTKog7wCQhaOkcSrbRc

ixPpk10_rtb8iSsbvAq9n0vqoq3-5ITJmJcO7R60ruM,K8gs0Y6U_C0f9xjkpLidD3MfDQo0cyCd4vmwBwCTfMk,47fG5_mY86BM1TRDRe5rPBpbTyh4J7JBhZQbskUxD7E,W8LeuooJwEU86qlKkPxd9gIW0vPOwYXb07ebl-zGqNY

4Mrtq-2iYUKP3A7g7iXeEwXxigOS7D7bzqTAU5MK_t0,9oPIngapW9xpa9ZF6qQDeuE0EnzLM9wzrtddNqmcBEI,89ojWLsr19UTTaWhEgONNnb3rMj5oNxJX_mBGjTgRRY,JdCQNSGeRL-IYLbT9YJ-GWgd2Ea6-MFiO-96Lbp3pMg

V4S7pqNKtGLyvpfExqb2Xk1BYxGK3AOupFE9BKTeJKw,5qF_Rh8zUEdX99pDUbs5ZW84uGGVqg2iBAk-OkHTfCQ,1jAqYFEM6gOtZpwfxMooo-WlUUMAxNUPpI2MotWcNyo

MAgtpPMFdlKZY1gJoPhk_-kzGy6JuxMKNB818EjAOEc,JTkiLPfTUXSy41uhupw0ncjVP1i7L7ByKatAPD09Zhg,IfoLQgBgVSabWixIbbyW8brUO0jHtICmqhQsnHqJE38,QN4x1Ts_NHJsODlMVgd-2iS3mW6EYbvLFKb9_g7eklE

8iA7Gt2XJesrgJbziM0qaA_RebjTi5GSW42Vw_eQdys,WfhjNku08kCGXXRHMj4xxZxpy8Wq05sfH_upQqTakrg,A_FGpijLxfgRsOk3JhDVY3EfSKv7dfSrORh-vsARLLU,bJWYt5VwgKap1ql1_n6-LRI6jD2VWB1j4MXg_EkEiTo

_Fmz8KNSaNtztEIa7KqzfizWjBA7ESDNFwHkCQhhV9I,yJY5Wh2KNF-5scghlLPZQIHwx3cD3rN2ZQ3PJAy8RsQ,oP9CmrLJq_LcnemSw1kBeZ0vPJ9kRgQbzJq2dIPwQBk

Tcej6OGrD-5x_u_YQ41Ah36EhDPJelyPhMw6v8xFowU,AsM4Qvunze_4TTGriThpt8mHU8p5fmFt9NLkpaYgJaU

Wedding centerpiece

FW1A1993

EwLMMEpdur4EVLhFM0uSqBrCRCj2ixTEQAWQaemCLl8,W6InsJdq1VCXzKwamY7BQ6jgccVKhRneNopZscC-LP4,kpiN3_dtebdcCCLsa0GXtR3UsCEqG-JIE6lv1sCiHc8

Photographer: Jacquelyn Nicole Photography | Venue: The Gallery | Florist, Decor +Rentals: Dream Bouquet | Caterer: Café Natalie

 

 

Green, Purple, Teal & Gold Wedding at The Bell Tower on 34th

We’ve heard the most interesting, and adorable ways Houston couples meet the love of their life—but Tamantha and Cory’s love story is definitely one of the cutest.  “We met during residency orientation at UTMB in Galveston. Cory was sitting in the very last row of the auditorium, and I was in front of him. He watched me play Sonic on my iPhone over my shoulder and decided to spark up a conversation. That was the beginning of what I’ll always consider a special friendship,” recounts Tamantha.

Tamantha remembers the proposal like it was just yesterday, “I came home from working a long shift to Cory preparing chicken parmesan for me—which was the first dish he cooked for me when we started dating. Before we could even start thinking of food Cory disappeared from the living room, and our dog ran towards me. He had a little brown jewelry bag on his leash, and next to him was Cory kneeling on one knee!”

Wedding-Program

A year later the pair tied the knot at The Bell Tower on 34th. “Our aim was for a fresh look with a mix of bright colors. Everything was planned to be color coordinated—from the invitations, to bridesmaid dresses, and even the cake and flowers,” says Tamantha.

Bridal-Portrait Groomsmen

Cory wanted to add something unique for the groomsmen, so naturally, each one of them wore Marvel hero cuff links and socks.

Superhero-Cufflinks Superhero-Socks Purple-White-and-Green-Floral-Arrangement Outdoor-Wedding-Ceremony Teal-Bridesmaid-Dresses Bride-and-Groom Bride-and-Groom Bride-and-Groom Welcome-Table Green-and-Purple-Centerpieces Green-and-Purple-Centerpieces Rustic-Centerpieces Teal-and-White-Wedding-Cake

“Our wedding day marks our third year anniversary of being together, and will always be a special day for us,” she adds. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

Tamantha & Cory-Steve Lee-Bell Tower on 34th-HI-RES-029

Photos: Steve Lee Photography | Venue: The Bell Tower on 34th

Ivory, Gold & Green Vineyard-Inspired Wedding

You know how sometimes you’re sitting in your car, debating whether you should drag yourself over to happy hour with your squad…or head home for a lil’ Netflix and chill like you kinda want to? Yeah, you should prob pick door number 1. This is pretty much the decision Ryan was facing when he made the not-entirely-enthusiastic decision to attend a law-school happy hour social…and ended up changing his life forever.

“We talked and danced the night away, and even shared chocolate-chip pancakes at iHop,” says Kylie, who fell for her future hubs that fateful night, and eventually married him, in a multi-part wedding celebration that embraced Kylie’s Vietnamese background, and Ryan’s Mexican and American ones. “We wanted to fuse all of our cultures together to make our wedding day unique, and fun for our guests.” And we want to share this awesome Houston couple’s lovely and lively wedding with y’all. So go ahead, enjoy, and join us in wishing the newlyweds love!

Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-003 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-002 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-004 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-005 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-006 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-007 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-008 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-009 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-010 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-015 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-016 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-017 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-019 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-022 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-023 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-031 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-030 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-027

“I also loved the idea of a California vineyard wedding, so I incorporated wine corks in the décor along with fresh garlands and lush white flowers,” says Kylie.

Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-026 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-029 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-028 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-032 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-033 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-035 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-036 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-037 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-038

Kylie tells us her favorite moment was during their first dance to “Face The Sun” by Miguel.

Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-039 Kylie & Joseph-Kitty Sanchez Photography-Now & Forever-LBL-Dream Bouquet-Zadok-HI-RES-040

Photos: Kitty Sanchez Photography | Hayley Paige Wedding Dress: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique | Rings: Zadok Jewelers | Flowers & Decor: Dream Bouquet | Linens: LBL Event Rentals

White, Gold, Champagne & Green Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel

Mona and Aamir are what we like to call a jet-setting couple. They met in New York City, he proposed in Chicago, and they got married in Houston! Their multicultural wedding weekend went a little something like this: It started with a mehndi—a South Asian ritual ceremony with henna and dancing followed by an intimate nikkah—a Muslim wedding ceremony—at home.

Floral-Robes-for-Bridal-Party Bride-Writing-Card-for-Groom Bride-with-Mom-and-Sisters First-Look First-Look First-Look Bride-and-Groom-Family Emerald-Green-Bridesmaid-Dresses Groomsmen-in-Tux White-and-Green-Wedding-Decor

The last day of their nuptial celebrations was a lavish Persian wedding ceremony at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. “It was held in the Grande Ballroom which truly captured the essence of the sophisticated feel we were going for,” says Mona.

Persian-Wedding-Ceremony Persian-Wedding-Ceremony Persian-Wedding-Ceremony Persian-Wedding-Ceremony Persian-Wedding-Ceremony Persian-Wedding-Ceremony Persian-Wedding-Ceremony

Dream Bouquet decked out the reception with tall white and lush green floral centerpieces and placed green boxwood panels on the walls to add an outdoorsy touch to the decor.

Green-White-and-Gold-Wedding-Decor Green-White-and-Gold-Wedding-Decor Green-White-and-Gold-Wedding-Decor White-and-Green-Wedding-Cake Couple-Cutting-Cake Bride-and-Groom-Dancing

“One of our favorite moments was when our friends picked both of us up in a chair on the dance floor,” recounts Mona. And we gotta say…it’s one of ours, too. Congratulation to the newlyweds, and thank you for sharing your beautiful celebration with us, and our followers!

Bride-Dancing Photos: Steve Lee Photography | Venue: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa | Baker: Susie’s Cakes & Confections | Reception Flowers: Dream Bouquet

Gray, White, Black & Green Wedding by MD Turner Photography

Shelly couldn’t help but fall for Evan, her oh-so-charming office crush, after working many long weeks and late nights together. Shortly after the lovebirds started dating, their lives took an unexpected turn. Warning: grab your tissues now. “Evan was diagnosed with cancer after six months of us dating… needless to say we’ve been through many ups and downs together, and it’s only strengthened our commitment together,” Shelly says. “I’m so happy to share that Evan is now cancer-free!”

On the night of their four-year dating anniversary, Evan requested that Shelly meet him for a cocktail at the Hilton Americas – Houston before dinner. “When I arrived at the bar, Evan was nowhere to be found, but the bartender gave me the sweetest note from him, asking me to meet him in the elevator lobby of the 11th floor (where we had first spent all night talking at a work conference in 2010). I was escorted to the elevator and as soon as I stepped out, Evan was on one knee waiting for me,” she recounts. After lots of hugs, photos and a few glasses of bubbly, he took her to a surprise dinner where their friends and family were waiting to celebrate the good news!

Bridal-Gown Wedding-Shoes Mother-of-Bride-Helping-Bride-Get-Ready Bride-Reading-Note-From-Groom Bride-with-Flower-Girl

Gray-Bridesmaids-Dresses Gray-Bridesmaids-Dresses Groom Bridal-Bouquet Flower-Girl-and-Ring-Bearer Bride-Walking-Down-Aisle-with-Father Newlyweds Bride-with-Groomsmen Groom-with-Bridal-Party Bride-and-Groom-Portraits

“I wanted a timeless look for the wedding— black tuxedos, long charcoal gray bridesmaid dresses and lots of white and green decor,” adds Shelly.

Black-White-Green-Gray-Wedding Green-White-Gray-Gold-Decor Green-White-Gold-Decor
The newlyweds and guests indulged in a fabulous donut station by Hugs & Donuts !

Donut-Dessert-Bar Cake-Cutting-Ceremony Newlyweds-Feeding-Each-Other Newlyweds-Dancing Fun-Photo-Booth-Photos Wedding-Band Bride-and-Groom-Exiting-Reception

“Our wedding was the best day of my life. We danced all night long, and we didn’t want it any other way,” the bride recounts. We wouldn’t want it any other way either! Congrats Shelly and Evan, we wish you a lifetime of good health, happiness and LOVE. Thanks MD Turner Photography for the beautiful photos!

Photography & Videography: MD Turner Photography | Proposal Location: Hilton Americas – Houston | Donut Station: Hugs & Donuts