Anna, who grew up in lush, tree-filled Marietta, Ga., knew she wanted the feel of the outdoors at her Texas wedding to Clark, even if it had to take place indoors. For the couple’s July wedding, a “woodlands” theme presided, with moss and foliage entwined against billowing drapery, and Anna in a flowing dress from Joan Pillow Bridal Salon for the ceremony.
The couple worked with Houston photographer Philip Thomas of Philip Thomas Photography to document their special day. Thomas captured countless of what he calls “in-between moments” of Anna, Clark and their loved ones like these sweet hugs and kisses!
Taking note of Anna’s “woodlands” inspiration, we love how Thomas captured plenty of natural light in his photos, and even braved the hot, hot Texas heat to take this oh-so-romantic tree-lined shot. At the reception, Anna and Clark “traded out white for pops of primary colors,” Anna says, which Thomas also captured beautifully, as pictured in the shot below.
“We really wanted our wedding to be fun and full of energy, and I feel like between the band, photo booth and the aviator sunglasses that everyone loved, we could just focus on having a blast and not worry about any details,” Anna recounts. It looks like everyone (especially Clark!) had the time of their lives. Congrats to the both of you, Anna and Clark, we wish you a lifetime of happiness!
Interested in learning more about award-winning Philip Thomas Photography? Be sure to schedule your consultation ASAP, as this HOT Texas photographer books up well in advance! And make sure to tell him you found him on the Houston Wedding Blog!
Photos: Philip Thomas Photography | Wedding Dress: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon | Photo Booth: DJU Entertainment | Registry: Bering’s
Photos: Sylvie Gil | Set, Concept, Styling, Decor & Flowers: Todd Events | Wardrobe Stylist: Summar Salah | Oscar de la Renta Gown: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon | Jewelry: Nazar’s Fine Jewelry | Suit: Festari | | Hair: Ceron for Ceron Salon | Makeup: VCI Artist Victoria Callaway, Assistant: Devin Harvey
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and we’re feelin’ this green and white vibe! Lucky for you (pun intended), we pulled together the prettiest wedding décor, flowers, cakes, gowns and rings to give you some major green wedding inspiration. Check out the lovely photos below by Sylvie Gil from this incredible styled shoot by Todd Events. P.S. You can see more photos from this styled shoot in our current issue of Weddings in Houston magazine!
Photos: Sylvie Gil | Set, Concept, Styling, Decor & Flowers: Todd Events | Wardrobe Stylist: Summar Salah | Ring (‘Will You Marry Me’ Photo): Zadok Jewelers | Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections | Hair: Ceron for Ceron Salon | Makeup: VCI Artist Victoria Callaway, Assistant: Devin Harvey
Photo: Courtesy of Joan Pillow Bridal Salon
Though she opened her first namesake bridal salon in Atlanta, Joan Pillow’s passion for bridal fashion started deep in the heart of Texas. The child of a meticulous craftswoman who would talk about fabrics and design with her daughter for hours on end, Pillow knew that beautiful garments would be part of her future.
Fast-forward to Dallas, a couple of decades later, when Pillow entered the executive program at Neiman Marcus, where she worked side by side with the department store founder’s son, Lawrence Marcus. That’s where she really learned about couture, and really began to discover her love of fine dress construction and luxury embellishment.
Left Photo & Gown: Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta | Right Photo & Gown: Courtesy of Sachin & Babi
Lucky for us, in 2009, Pillow decided to make Houston the home of her second salon, making many brides’ design gown dreams come true in the process. Looking for a superbly crafted Oscar de la Renta? Yearning for the ethereal femininity of Sachin & Babi? Mad for the spotlight-grabbing flourishes of Marchesa? You’ll find them at Joan Pillow Bridal Salon, whose racks bear only the finest designer wedding dresses—and whose salon consultants are experts at helping you find, and style, your once-in-a-lifetime look. You may also just happen to find Mrs. Pillow, herself, who divides time between her two salons, and, after all these years, still says, “Assisting brides and debutantes in finding the perfect gown for their occasion is a remarkable moment that I feel honored to be a part of.”
We’re honored to have Joan Pillow Bridal Salon as a Weddings in Houston partner—and so excited to invite you to schedule your appointment to visit the salon for its Feb. 25 – 26 Naeem Khan trunk show…or any time you want to view some of the most gorgeous gowns on the entire planet!
Left Photo & Gown: Courtesy of Naeem Khan | Right Photo & Gown: Courtesy of Marchesa
Photos: Maria Elena Headpieces & Accessories
Walking into Joan Pillow Bridal Salon in Highland Village is a little like walking into bridal Heaven. The space is hushed, intimate and deliciously luxurious. And the gowns? Totally exquisite. We’re talking the crème de la crème of bridal couture, including Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa and British phenom Jenny Packham, among others. To behold the bridal bounty for yourself—and help Joan Pillow celebrate its 4th anniversary as a premier Houston bridalwear institution—call 713.622.1122 to RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 29, for the Joan Pillow Bridal Salon Anniversary Event on Saturday, Nov. 2, which will feature skincare analysis from Saks Fifth Avenue’s IOMA, Laura Mercier makeovers and brow shaping courtesy of Neiman Marcus, and styling assistance from expert Gisele Del Busto of Maria Elena Headpieces & Accessories, which also will be holding a trunk show during this event. Appointments are a must—so make yours now, mademoiselle.
Oh—and one more thing: This fabulous anniversary bash is taking place during the Holiday Shopping Card event benefitting the American Cancer Society. As a participating retailer, Joan Pillow Bridal Salon is offering a 10% discount on gowns and a 20% discount on accessories, to brides bearing a Holiday Shopping Card (which can be purchased at the salon, or at any participating retailer).
As if you needed one more excellent reason to go. So…go!!