There’s a certain, special, sense-of-mystery romance that only online dating can create. Just ask recent bride Vanessa, who spoke by phone to eHarmony match Eric almost every day for THREE MONTHS before meeting him face-to-face. Luckily, their in-person meeting was just as romantic as those many, many phone calls, and almost two years to the day they first laid eyes on each other, the pair wed in front of 250 loved ones at a magnificent Madera Estates celebration. While Vanessa says that selecting her song list and making her seating chart were no piece of cake, the wedding itself was pure sweetness, done up in elegant shades of ivory and blush, Vanessa radiant in her Maggie Sottero gown from Brickhouse Bridal. But let us go ahead and let Ama Photography & Cinema’s photos tell the story of this lovely couple’s special day. Best wishes, Vanessa & Eric!
“He truly is my hero,” says Jamie of her firefighter hubby James, whom she wed in a fabulous fall affair at Hotel ZaZa, in front of 130 of the couple’s nearest and dearest. Looking stunning in her sparkling Winnie Couture gown, glamorous updo and fire-engine-red Louboutins (love!!), Jamie said her vows to handsome James—no slouch himself in his sleek Vera Wang tux—before throwing her arms around him for a first dance to Etta James’ classic, “At Last.” Big thanks to Motley Melange for photos that perfectly capture the “Old Hollywood” glamour of this gorgeous Houston wedding—and BIG congratulations to the newlyweds!
Anyone who’s experienced the I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian knows how much our amazing Houston wedding florists and decorators love to fill that neoclassical column-lined space up with lots of white, cream and ivory wedding finery. So we’re THRILLED to share with you Mary and Adrian’s Houston wedding, which transforms The Corinthian with an explosion of color. Inspired by the 1920s, the pair’s wedding included Art Deco touches throughout, plus lavish jewel-tone flowers by Events in Bloom, and a magnificent menu from Jackson and Company. “Emily, our wedding planner, also put a Champagne bar in the women’s bathroom,” notes the bride. “Needless to say, that was a favorite among the guests.” Feast your eyes on J. Cogliandro Photography’s images of this bright and beautiful Houston wedding, and join us in wishing Mary and Adrian a lifetime of happiness.
Photos: J. Cogliandro Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: St. Pucchi ~ Dress Alterations: Linda’s Couture Alterations ~ Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade ~ Cake: A Cake Studio ~ Caterer: Jackson and Company ~ Floral & Decor: Events in Bloom ~ Lighting & Sound: Pro/Sound ~ Coordinator: Emily Moise of Keely Thorne Events ~ Videography: 31Films ~ Venue: The Corinthian
It’s a pretty good sign when your groom takes your cultural traditions and family expectations into consideration when popping the question: “Being Middle Eastern, where the proposal is normally an official, formal, family event, Jonathan wanted to make sure my family was included in the special night,” says bride Rema. A week before her 30th birthday, on Memorial Day weekend at her parents’ house, Jonathan gave his future wife a pair of shoes she’d been coveting. Little did she know that her real gift—a gorgeous diamond engagement ring—was taped to the bottom of the shoebox. “I was speechless. It took about 30 seconds to actually say, ‘Yes,’ after the ring was on my finger. It was very memorable, and very respectful for Jonathan to include my family in the moment.” For her wedding, Rema wore Rivini from Ivory Bridal Atelier, and the couple and their 250 guests dined on braised short rib and danced to a mix of Arabic and American music. Rema’s favorite moment? “We had the Rockets game announcer”—Jonathan is senior manager of game operations and events for the NBA team—“announce us and our wedding party at the beginning of the reception. It sounded like the beginning of a basketball game. Very fun!” We hope y’all will have fun checking out Austin Miller Photography’s photos of this lovely Houston wedding. Drop your comments below!
Photos: Austin Miller Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Rivini from Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Entertainment: Jonny Black Productions ~ Flowers: DIY ~ Rentals: Memorable Events ~ Venue: Renaissance Hotel Greenway Plaza
It was supposed to be a beautiful outdoor sunset ceremony. But, like so many other al fresco Houston events before it, Amanda and Celestino’s nuptials fell victim to an onslaught of wet weather. No matter, though. This couple, caught up in the romance of their special day, would not be daunted. They simply made a last-minute decision to move their ceremony indoors, where, the bride says, she ended up having “absolutely the most amazing, gorgeous wedding I could have ever hoped for—every quirk and mishap that happened that day just made it even more special.” Now we ask you, Houston brides, is that a perfect wedding day outlook, or what? There’s so much we love about this charming wedding, with its DIY touches, its sweet, simple florals and hints of vibrant pink, its string lights and sparklers and sunny joy, no matter what the clouds outside had to say. Cheers to Kelly Hornberger Photography for the pitch-perfect pix, and our warmest wishes to Amanda and Celestino.