Chinoiserie Themed Styled Shoot at Sandlewood Manor

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Photo: Amy Maddox Photography | Venue: Sandlewood Manor | Hair + Makeup: Samantha’s Artistry
We are so excited to welcome Houston wedding photographer Amy Maddox Photography back to the blog with this stunning chinoiserie themed styled shoot at Sandlewood Manor!

Using natural light, Amy Maddox effortlessly captures the elegant Southern grandeur of Sandlewood Manor while effectively tying in Chinese motifs into modern design details in this chinoiserie themed styled shoot. The subtle combination of blue and white accent colors, to represent the traditional Chinese pattern, paired with a vibrant summer color palette created a modern and elegant table setting. In addition, Amy beautifully captures the bride’s glowing beauty and the romantic details of the intimate outdoor ceremony beneath the majestic and lush Sandlewood Manor Century Oaktree. Join us in swooning over this timeless chinoiserie themed styled shoot and scroll down to fully immerse yourself in all its beauty! If you love Sandlewood Manor’s southern charm, be sure to book a tour today to see the stunning wedding venue yourself.

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Romantic And Intimate Summer Wedding By Ama By Aisha

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Photo: Ama By Aisha

Planning a wedding is hard enough…but planning a wedding in the middle of a global pandemic is even harder! College sweethearts Elly and Trevor faced countless challenges while trying to navigate their intimate summer wedding in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Should they postpone? Should they cancel? Or should they stick to their original date? Luckily love prevailed and they managed to pull off the celebration of a lifetime at The Astorian“COVID-19 was definitely the biggest obstacle for us,” says the bride. “We had planned, postponed, then decided on June 19th that we were going to get married on our original date (June 27th), no matter what the day looked like. Everything seemed to fall into place after we made the decision to move forward and called our vendors. It ended up being the most gorgeous day I could have ever imagined. It was the ideal intimate wedding experience.” A gorgeous day indeed, and we are so thankful towards Houston wedding photographer Ama By Aisha for beautifully capturing their special day!

Following their church ceremony, the couple joined 50 of their nearest and dearest at The Astorian for an intimate wedding reception. The reception decor was romantic and elegant, featuring a beautiful summer color palette of white, blush and green with champagne and dusty blue accents. Menu highlights from Cordúa Catering included Golf crab cakes, smoked lamb lollichops, and truffled grilled cheese. The meal’s sweet finish featured a five-tier white wedding cake accented with blue Italian tile print and a yeti groom’s cake, both from Cakes By GinaThe memorable night ended with the couple exiting under a shower of golden sparklers before making their getaway in a vintage 1955 Rolls Royce. The bride’s favorite moment? “Getting ready with my girls in The Astorian bridal suite was perfect,” says the bride. “We blasted our music and drank mimosas while getting our hair and makeup done!” We’re so happy that everything worked out for newlyweds Elly and Trevor and excited to share their romantic and intimate summer wedding with y’all. Congratulations, Elly & Trevor!

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To Do This Weekend: 15 Acres Wedding Open House

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Venue: 15 Acres | Photo: Emily Boone Photography
Are you looking for an indoor-outdoor wedding venue in the scenic Texas countryside just minutes outside of Houston? Look no further than 15 Acres, a destination-style wedding venue located in picturesque Hockley! Discover this modern, elegant wedding venue this Sunday, July 12th from 1 to 4 p.m. at their Wedding Open House and read on to find out all 15 Acres has to offer.

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New Westin Houston Medical Center Hosts Grand Wedding Giveaway

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Venue: Westin Houston Medical Center | Photo: C. Baron Photography
Houston’s newest wedding venue, Westin Houston Medical Center, celebrated its grand opening in a grand way… by hosting a wedding contest where one lucky couple had the chance to win a full wedding experience valued at over $55,000! The Westin collaborated with a group of talented wedding professionals to provide the many services for the fabulous giveaway.

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Haute Hotel Wedding Venue: Hotel ZaZa

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Location: Hotel ZaZa Museum District “Phantom Ballroom”
Chic, elegant and unique, Hotel ZaZa is the haute hotel wedding venue you’ve been looking for!

Combining elaborate concept suites with the gallery-like ambiance of a true art hotel, Hotel ZaZa invites engaged couples to a once-in-a-lifetime hotel wedding experience. From custom-crafted menus and cakes to ZaSpa bridal party packages, Hotel ZaZa has everything you need for a luxurious resort-style wedding weekend. Even better: Hotel ZaZa has not one, but TWO amazing Houston properties to choose from, one in Houston’s bustling Museum District and ZaZa’s newest location in Memorial City. Both locations include flexible wedding and event space, pet-friendly central locations, avant-garde lounges and acclaimed restaurants, as well as lavish on-site amenities such as the rejuvenating ZaSpa and resort-style pools. Read more below to find out which Houston ZaZa location is the right fit for you!

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