Allie, an elementary school teacher, and Adam, a marine corps officer, met in high school when Adam played football and Allie was the cheerleader assigned to make him treats on game day. They officially started dating before Adam graduated and continued to be smitten with each other while attending Texas A&M University. Adam planned the perfect proposal with the help of Allie’s family. He popped the question to Allie on a platform at her family’s ranch, overlooking a bluff, as Allie’s grandfather hid in a deer blind to capture it all on camera!
For their summer wedding, the couple exchanged vows in a traditional ivory and blush church ceremony. Adam’s favorite moment was his first glimpse of his bride when the church doors opened. The decor for their reception at Big Sky Barn continued the timeless theme with lush flowers in shades of blush, light pink and ivory. Notes Allie: “Big Sky Barn has a sophisticated farmhouse feel which we complemented with neutral flowers and decor.” The 300+ guests enjoyed a delectable plated dinner of grilled petite filet and pollo Azteca, followed by a classic white wedding cake, a chocolate Aggie themed groom’s cake, and mini Boston cream pies (inspired by Adam’s mom who passed away in 2015) for dessert. After dinner, the celebration moved to the dance floor where the DJ had guests dancing until the wee hours of the night! “Our wedding planner asked if we were ready to go, but the dance floor was full and everyone was having such a great time that we decided to extend the reception for another 30 minutes,” says the bride.
We’re so happy to feature this young Houston couple and their gorgeous blush and ivory summer wedding at Big Sky Barn. Congratulations, Allie & Adam!
Church brought Lauren, an introvert, and Paul, an extrovert, together. A romantic proposal while hiking up Enchanted Rock, during which the bride jokes they were “Sharing puns about getting an ‘enchanted rock’ on Enchanted Rock,” sealed their relationship. “I knew from the moment Paul gave me that side hug over two years ago that we were meant for each other. I am so grateful to call him mine for the rest of our lives!” As Lauren and Paul set out to plan their wedding, the couple faced an unexpected obstacle on the road to their wedding day: the Coronavirus pandemic. After having to cancel their original church and reception venue, all hope seemed lost until Paul called his step-grandfather, who had built a church in Galveston over 40 years ago. ”He graciously opened the doors of his church for us and also officiated our wedding,” says Lauren. From there a new celebration was planned and after a whirlwind three weeks of re-planning, the couple’s dream Houston wedding became a Galveston wedding reality.
At last, Lauren and Paul pledged their love amidst 70 guests. “Even with six feet spacing between them, our guests felt near to our hearts,” says the bride. The intimate celebration continued at Hotel Galvez & Spa’s Music Hall for a sunny afternoon reception. The decor was soft and elegant, with a delicate palette of sage, pink, peach and cream. Notes the bride: “The bright tropical landscape with the classic vintage architecture was a gorgeous backdrop for a day that Paul and I will never forget.” After heartfelt speeches and dining on filet mignon with roasted asparagus, the newlyweds made their grand exit along the Seawall at sunset. “Although our wedding ended up being nothing like our original plan, it was a beautiful, joyful day.”
We’re so happy that everything worked out for newlyweds Lauren and Paul and delighted to share their elegant and intimate daytime wedding at Hotel Galvez & Spa. Congratulations, Lauren & Paul!
Emily and Nicolas met when Nicolas was overseeing a soccer league and training the kids Emily was a nanny to. He was known as the “Hot Cuban Soccer Coach” and she was called “Romper Girl” because Emily started dressing cuter in hopes of Nicolas noticing her…and it worked! “I knew from almost the first moment that he would be my husband.” On Sept. 10, 2019, Nicolas proposed to Emily with a beautiful custom designed oval solitaire ring on a beach in Costa Maya in the presence of his family.
Emily, being a fabulous wedding photographer, has seen countless variations of color palettes, themes and ideas, so for her very own wedding she notes, “I wanted to mix in the slightest bit of boho in our otherwise modern and simplistic wedding theme. We ended up with touches of black to contrast the neutrals, white, champagne and blush.” The couple said their vows amidst 80 loved ones in an intimate al fresco ceremony before commencing with a joyous indoor reception. The biggest obstacle the couple faced while planning their fall wedding was “Just trying to make sure that, even during Covid, we were being as safe as possible, but still got to have the wedding of our dreams. It was so tiring planning the wedding, but when the wedding day finally came, none of it mattered and it was the most beautiful and perfect day!”
Join us in wishing this gorgeous Houston couple a lifetime of love and scroll down to swoon over this modern boho wedding. Congratulations, Emily & Nicolas!
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and a day when you want to look absolutely flawless. The beauty team at Janelle Alexis Salon are pros at creating fabulous hair and makeup looks for you and your bridal party, while making you feel happy and relaxed with their fun and calming demeanor. From old Hollywood glamour to beachy boho and everything in-between, Janelle and her team can do it all! Start with a trial at their salon located in Tanglewood, to giving you their undivided attention to create your customized bridal look on your wedding day, they will work with you every step of the way. Once your bridal look is all beautifully done, Janelle will provide instructions on how to keep your hair and makeup in place no matter the weather. See one of Janelle Alexis Salon’s glowing brides for yourself in this downtown Houston micro wedding featured below!
“Weston proposed in Brooklyn overlooking the water with the NYC skyline in the background,” remembers bride Liles. “It was absolutely breathtaking.” After finding inspiration within the pages of Weddings in Houston magazine, Liles planned a wedding that was both a “fun and memorable” affair with a “romantic” theme. “Our venue was beautiful without any decor, but I knew I wanted to dress it up in a big way for our day,” says the bride who describes a ballroom filled with greenery and colorful florals in a stunning palette of mauve, blush, and creams.
The celebration included personal touches such as a live painter, custom cocktail napkins to include their pets, with cute sayings: “Raise the woof” “Guard your drink” “Purr me another” and “Hightail it to the dance floor” and Weston playing “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John with the band on stage. The bride adds, “We also incorporated some very non traditional aspects—I had a Bridesman and Weston had a Best Woman.” Photographer Amy Maddox expertly captured the celebration through her light and airy photography style. “Everyone has asked us what our favorite part about our wedding was, but truly the whole day was just the best day ever. All of it coming together the way I’d very thoughtfully planned was so awesome!”
Join us in celebrating this sweet young couple’s romantic mauve, blush, and creams fall wedding, all stunningly documented by Amy Maddox Photography. Congratulations, Liles & Weston!