Designed to Perfection: Mod Effect Events

White wedding reception dinner with glass candle holders and pillar candles.
Photo: Mac Anthony Photography

“If you can dream it, we can get it created,” says Francisca Ezeadum, owner and in-house designer of Mod Effect Events.

Started in 2009 as an event-planning service, Mod Effect has blossomed into more since adding décor rentals in 2016. They carry everything from luxury décor, furniture, and tableware to fresh and silk florals to make a bride or groom’s dreams into reality.

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Stunning Style Shoot At Hotel Granduca

DC Stanley Photography, Hotel Granduca, Black wedding dress, white wedding dress
Photo: DC Stanley Photography | Video: J. Ernest Media | Venue: Hotel Granduca | Flowers and Decor: Mod Effects Events | Hair and Makeup: Polished Makeup & Hair | Cake: Common Bond Cafe & Bakery | Jewelry: Shaftel Diamonds | Gowns: Modern Affinity

Join us as we travel today to the Palace of the Duke– Hotel Granduca. Reminiscent of an Italian villa, Hotel Granduca, in Houston is an inspiration from the life of Adalberto Malatesta, Granduca of Monfallito. Our style shoot showcases the exquisite jewel box feel of this boutique Houston Hotel, a hidden gem for intimate weddings, that exudes the warmth of a grand home, with exquisite old-world style and service but with all the modern amenities.

Our first look consists of fresh spring details with our model in a white lace ballgown. Dropdown pear-shaped peach morganites were the earrings of choice from Shaftel Diamonds. Mod Effects Events beautifully displayed arrangements of fanciful roses and peonies in shades of violet and magenta that fit the airy setting created by Hotel Granduca‘s window wall. This evergreen theme made for an ethereal look that conveyed the feeling of spring and was magnificently captured by DC Stanley Photography, with video (to come) by J. Ernest Media.

Next, for a change of scenery and style, we dove deep into the mystery of dark accents, glowing candle lights, and enchanting roses. Modern Affinity provided the stunning black lace gown that exuded sophisticated elegance, while Polished Makeup & Hair complemented it with a smokey eye, softly curled pony and a bold red lip. Common Bond Bistro & Bakery added to the theme by designing a cake with cascading red roses. Dramatic and romantic would best describe this alluring candlelit look that suits the bold but warm ambiance of Hotel Granduca.

Hotel Granduca is a must-visit as you search for locations to host your wedding events. Whether you are looking for an intimate ceremony by the pool, a beautiful ballroom reception, a rehearsal dinner in the exquisite restaurant or a bridal tea in the library to the music of a harpist, and central accommodations for your out-of-town guests, Hotel Granduca offers it all.

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6 All-Inclusive Houston Hotel Wedding Venues

Photo Courtesy of Hotel Granduca Houston

Hotels are more than just a spot for guest accommodations…they’re also a terrific wedding venue option to meet all your wedding needs! From grand, blank-slate ballrooms to professional, dedicated staff and gourmet onsite catering to impeccable service and sleeping rooms, hotel wedding venues offer everything you need to ensure a seamless wedding experience for you and your guests under one roof. Check out these 6 all-inclusive hotel wedding venues in Houston that offer all the convenience and elegance you desire!

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5 Hot Houston Rehearsal Dinner Locations

Photo: Larry Fagala | Location: Bloom & Bee At The Post Oak Hotel | John Varvatos Pants, Inis Meain Sweater, Stubbs + Wootton Loafers: 29 North at The Post Oak Hotel

Rehearsal dinners are more than just an evening affair to “rehearse the wedding,” the night before your big day—it’s a wonderful occasion to meet members of the “other side of the family” or “ extended members of your new family” and bond with your loved ones in an intimate setting. It can be just as formal or informal as you like! Just remember to include everyone in your wedding party with their significant other and anyone who has traveled down specifically for your wedding as well as the officiant.

Start your wedding festivities off on a delicious note at one of these 5 hot Houston rehearsal dinner locations!

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5 Unique Bridal Shower Ideas in Houston

Photo: Larry Fagala | Jewelry: 29 North at The Post Oak Hotel | Location: Bouchee Patisserie At The Post Oak Hotel

Bridal showers are a common pre-wedding celebration to gather your bridesmaids and close relatives to play cheesy games, share advice and stories, eat delicious food, sip bubbles and of course…“shower” the bride in love, attention and gifts! If you’re a bride looking for unique bridal shower ideas, don’t worry we got you covered. Think outside the bridal shower box and get inspired by our 5 unique bridal shower ideas in Houston that you and your bride tribe will love!

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