A decade ago, Ariel and Jake met at a local bar in Katy and had been inseparable ever since. Jake popped the big question a few days after their son Lincoln’s first birthday. Ariel had him tag along on a full-day shopping spree, and when they arrived back at the house, Ariel opened the door to Jake on one knee. “Of course, I cried and said YES! Jake and Lincoln put my ring on my finger, and I was on cloud 9, he customized my engagement ring, and it was exactly how I wanted it, and I had NO IDEA!” says Ariel.
Basic beige? Not even. Choose linens, rentals and tenting in neutral hues to tie your flowers, table settings, and decor together. Ask your wedding planner and florist for tips, and take inspiration from these neutral wedding palette “tricks!”
1. A pattern in a neutral color acts almost as a solid.
2. Neutral chairs and linens paired with greenery bring the outdoors in.
3. Barely-there “ghost” chairs and soft white tenting create airy space for larger receptions.
Photo: Adam Nyholt Photography | Flowers, Decor & Rentals: Maxit Flower Design
4. Pair a neutral pattern with gold and a range of pinks and greenery for a fresh palette.
5. Use varying saturations and tones of a classic neutral (in this case, taupe) to add dimension to decor.
Photo: Koby Brown | Furniture Rentals: Darryl & Co. | Flowers: Bows + Arrows
6. A light-hued, sheer runner paired with a natural surface acts as a texture rather than a color, creating layers of interest.
Photo: Luke & Cat Photography | Rentals: Swift + Co.
7. White, as a textured table linen or used sparingly on napkins or chair sashes, lends a clean, modern finish.
Photo: Sylvie Gil | Flowers, Decor & Rentals: Todd Events
WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON SPRING 2015 | REAL WEDDING FEATURE
Brittney & Randy ~ July 19, 2014
Listen up, ladies: There’s something to be said for making the first move. Just ask Houston bride Brittney—who may never have ended up with the love of her life if she hadn’t asked handsome Randy for his digits at that Southern Methodist University dorm icebreaker 10 years back. “We ended up talking for hours on end,” she recalls, “then officially started dating on Sept. 24, 2004…and the rest is history!” At the couple’s beautiful Chateau Cocomar wedding, the groom, whose family hails from Ghana, changed into traditional Ghanian clothing halfway through the reception and delighted in watching his family shower his bride in money—a Ghanian tradition that Brittney says, “was a complete surprise to me, but made for an awesome story and a unique experience at our wedding.”
Photos: Civic Photos ~ Rehearsal Dinner: Raveneaux Country Club ~ Venue: Chateau Cocomar ~ Consultant & Invitations: A Day to Remember ~ Flowers: Flora & Eventi ~ Decor & Rentals: EB Inc ~ Lighting: DJU Productions ~ Wedding Dress: Pronovias from Weddings by Debbie ~ Mother of the Bride Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Honeymoon: Jamaica