Intimate Destination Wedding in Hawaii

Bella, an operations manager, and Larry, a piping designer, traveled to Colorado for a Texans vs Broncos game, but little did Bella know, Larry had the romantic surprise of a lifetime waiting for her on their trip. “On November 1, 2018, we planned a hike to a lake in the mountains with ‘a friend’ of his,” recalls Bella. “Turned out he was a professional photographer. About an hour into the hike he asked me to sit beside him on a rock overlooking the lake. While admiring the beautiful scenery he tried to get romantic but failed, as I refused to stop throwing snow at him. He finally stood me up and got down in one knee and asked to marry me. With tears in my eyes, I accepted.”

A year later, it was only fitting for the travel-loving couple to have an intimate destination wedding in Oahu, Hawaii. The bride and groom exchanged vows in a romantic beachfront ceremony, overlooking the pristine blue waters of Kāne‘ohe Bay, all beautifully documented by Houston wedding photographer Civic Photos and Houston wedding videographer Meant To Be Films. Following their outdoor ceremony, the newlyweds set sail on a private catamaran cruise and joined 72 of their loved ones in an open-air reception surrounded by lush tropical foliage and majestic mountains. Bella describes the wedding decor as, “Tropical with natural flower arrangements that accentuated the beautiful scenery,” featuring a lovely color palette of ivory, gold and burgundy. Guests dined on coconut shrimp, Jamaican jerk chicken and pork, and Mahi Mahi, before dancing the night away under the Hawaiian moonlight. The bride’s favorite moment? “Our first dance after becoming Mrs. Herrera.” Join us in swooning over this beautiful destination wedding in Hawaii. Congratulations, Bella & Larry!

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All Inclusive Garden Wedding Venue: Heather’s Glen Open House

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Photo: Oryan Photography
An all inclusive garden wedding venue that makes each wedding feel utterly unique and completely personalized?

That’s beautiful Heather’s Glen, an enchanted garden oasis located in nearby Conroe. Discover this charming Houston-area indoor-outdoor wedding space this weekend, when Heather’s Glen hosts its Fall Open House this Sunday, Nov. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. Take a quick moment to RSVP for this exclusive opportunity to tour one of Houston’s most versatile and picturesque full-service wedding venues. Then read on for more about Heather’s Glen and its indoor and outdoor wedding spaces, and flexible wedding packages! Click here to read the rest of this post »

Floral Design Inspiration From Dream Bouquet

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Flowers & Decor: Dream Bouquet | Venue: Balmoral Crystal Clear Lagoon | Linens & Rentals: EB Inc. Event Rentals | Photo: Stephania Campos
Want to know why we turn to beloved Houston event florist Dream Bouquet, again and again, for our most complex and beautiful styled shoots? Talent. Endless amounts of it. Starting with company owner Rebekah Edwards, and continuing with every member of her amazing team.

Dream Bouquet’s unique ability to design fabulous flowerscapes for each unique Houston wedding venue environment they work in is also why countless couples have turned to this boutique Houston floral design firm over the past two decades. From Houston’s most glamorous hotel ballrooms, to rustic-elegant ranches, grand estates and waterfront settings, Dream Bouquet designs for the space, and for the couple at the heart of the celebration. Edwards and her team turn out gorgeous table centerpieces, floral walls and floral chandeliers, stage and room decor, and beautiful bridal bouquets, groom’s boutonnieres and personal flowers for every member of your bridal party. Click here to read the rest of this post »

10 Tips For Houston Outdoor Weddings

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Venue: Magnolia Meadows

Outdoor Houston weddings can be a risky proposition, for all kinds of reasons. But with the right venue, and options for both outdoor “I do’s” and climate-controlled festivities, you can enjoy nature’s backdrop, with a reassuring backup. You can start by asking these questions: Click here to read the rest of this post »

Sage, Peach & Coral Garden Wedding by J. Cogliandro Photography

Robin first met Andrew back in 2003 when he hired her as his paralegal. “I had no idea my future husband was right down the hall all those years,” says Robin, who would one day marry that charming attorney in the garden of the home she would share with him in the heart of Houston’s Museum District. On that wonderful day, the couple’s home provided the perfect backdrop to complement their nature-inspired wedding theme, where shades of coral and peach provided pops of color among the soft beige and ivory decor. Following the enchanted-garden ceremony, a cocktail hour on the pool terrace treated guests to fine wine, cocktails and hors d’oeuvre. The reception took place in the backyard underneath a tent covered with quince branches and hung with a chandelier draped with flowers in shades of peach, apricot and coral. Swooning already? Yeah, we thought so. Check out the decadent details for yourself in our amazing photos by J. Cogliandro Photography. Congrats and well wishes to the newlyweds!

Photos: J. Cogliandro Photography ~ Consultant: Keely Thorne Events ~ Wedding Gown & Accessories: Winnie Couture ~ Wedding Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. ~ Caterer & Baker: Jackson and Company