Ethereal Wedding At The Astorian By Ama By Aisha

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Photo: Ama By Aisha | Venue: The Astorian

Alexis got engaged to her high school sweetheart, soul mate, best friend, and spiritual partner Trevor after an unexpected proposal. After picking Alexis up from a trip to the ER, Trevor asked if she still wanted to go out for date night. Never one to turn down a steak dinner, Alexis said yes and went to get ready. “When Alexis came out of my room, the balcony doors were open and rose petals and lights were everywhere,” recalls Trevor. After a heartfelt speech and loads of happy tears, Trevor asked Alexis to be his wife. “The setting of the apartment is especially special because not only was it romantic and intimate, but it was the first place we really experienced dating in the same city after being long distance for 4 years.”

The couple wed at The Astorian in a “very classic but ethereal” ceremony, under a custom altar built by the groom. Cascading greenery, lush white floral arrangements and floating candles filled the industrial-chic venue. Alexis recounts loving the hanging vines over the monogrammed dance floor while her favorite moments were “My first touch and prayer with my husband and my first look with my dad.”

We’re delighted to share with you this ethereal wedding at The Astorian, gorgeously captured by Houston wedding photographer Ama By Aisha. Congratulations, Alexis & Trevor!

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Burgundy, Navy, And Ivory Fall Wedding By Kate Elizabeth Photography

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Photo: Kate Elizabeth Photography

After a chance meeting while celebrating Cinco de Mayo, Jessica and Andrew immediately hit it off while bonding over Sperry’s. Jessica noticed Andrew’s white Sperry’s and blurted out that she had the same shoes but in cheetah print. This led him to ask “who wears cheetah” so naturally, Jessica recites the next line of the Selfie Song and they’ve been inseparable since. “Our meeting was ridiculous, and throughout that entire night, we recited the Selfie Song obnoxiously, laughed, and talked about everything and nothing,” recalls Jessica. “It felt like we found the perfect person at the perfect time.” At the end of the night, Andrew asked Jessica for her number a street over from where they would, later on, have their fall wedding at. “I’m a massive believer in fate, and I knew there was a reason we met.”

Just as fate intended, the couple tied the knot in a dreamy outdoor garden ceremony surrounded by 120 of their loved ones. For the reception, velvet place cards in a color palette of navy, burgundy, and ivory and velvet linens played a critical role in their fall wedding. “The color was a representation of the type of entree that had been picked,” explains Jessica. “My mother’s name in Vietnamese translates to velvet, so I wanted to pay homage to that. EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design was able to make my velvet dreams come true, and we were able to have ivory and red velvet linens for our tables.” Guests dined on steak churrasco and lemon rosemary chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and haricot verts before hitting the dancefloor. To pay homage to Jessica’s Vietnamese culture, the newlyweds surprised guests with a Lion Dance performance and Jessica wore a traditional Vietnamese dress. Jessica and Andrew’s biggest obstacle while planing their fall wedding was having to narrow down the vendors they went with. Says Jessica: “I really built some amazing relationships with the people in the wedding industry and there is so much talent and love that fuels into our special day. I wish I could’ve hired everyone I met at the I Do! Soiree.” Join us in celebrating this sweet couple and swooning over their gorgeous fall wedding, all beautifully documented by Houston wedding photographer Kate Elizabeth Photography and Houston wedding videographer Reverent Wedding Films. Congratulations, Jessica & Andrew!

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Vintage Chic Wedding Styled Shoot by Emily Figurelli

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Photo: Emily Figurelli Photography
Houston wedding and elopement photographer, Emily Figurelli, aims to bring life, movement and romance into every photo —and that’s exactly what she accomplishes in this gorgeous vintage chic wedding styled shoot!

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Natural Light Wedding Photography By Amy Maddox

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Photo: Amy Maddox Photography | Location: The Oak Atelier
A true artist of natural light wedding photography (along with gorgeous, dramatic indoor wedding reception and ceremony photography), Amy Maddox documents that special “wedding glow” that’s unique to life’s most meaningful milestone celebration.

But she and second photographer Steven (aka Amy’s adorable husband!) do much more than that. By changing an angle ever so slightly, by stepping back…or focusing in…by bringing in a pop of color or setting a wedding detail against a visually intriguing backdrop, Amy and Steven capture the textural richness, intimate romance and intricate detail of the weddings they photograph.

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Blush, Gold And Greenery Wedding At The Petroleum Club

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Venue: Petroleum Club Of Houston | Photo: Kati Hewitt Photography

“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 »