Houston’s original landmark hotel, The Whitehall shines with gracious southern hospitality and crave-worthy cuisine. A mid-century architectural gem, The Whitehall, has been a beloved landmark in downtown Houston since 1963. Legendary musical icons like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson and Cher are just a few high-profile celebrities who have stayed at the historic property. Of particular note is the iconic spiral staircase that appears to float in mid-air.
As business owners—she owns a dance and photo studio, he develops high-tech hearing implants—Laney and Brian “found it near impossible to meet like-minded people at bars or clubs,” the recent Houston bride tells us. Enter eHarmony, and another online-true-love story. “I was the first and only match he met,” Laney says—and the only match either of them needed. In July the pair wed in front of 185 guests with the help of close friends and family members who oversaw the intimate ceremony. Next came a lively and lovely reception with plenty of dancing, natch (including a performance by her dance academy’s advanced dancers) in a ballroom done up in shades of metallic, pink and jade. Theirs was an “upscale, vintage, French-garden wedding with dusty pink peonies and fern-green centerpieces cascading down onto the tables, and gold and silver pieces everywhere, using tons of candles, mercury glass and gilded accents.” Enjoy these pretty pix from photographer Tambi Howard and join us in wishing Laney and Brian a lifetime of happiness. Congrats!