Posts Tagged ‘Rustic’

Enchanted Garden Theme Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Though they met in high school in 2001, Nancy and Matthew didn’t connect until a chance Facebook “happy birthday” greeting a decade later. “She asked me what I had been up to all those years,” recounts Matthew. “I didn’t feel like typing out my whole life, so I asked her to lunch instead.” That lunch lasted five hours; two and half years later, the couple celebrated their lifelong vows with an “enchanted-forest”-theme wedding, where 330 guests dined and danced the night away—but not before being treated to a concept video, screened before the pair’s reception entrance, that cast them as CIA agents with one last mission to accomplish before they could get married. “At the end of the video, there was a caption that read, ‘Will they make it on time?’” says Matthew. “That’s when our emcee introduced us and we heard the crowd yelling as we walked in. It set the tone for what turned out to be the most perfect night ever.” Big thanks to Weddings in Houston fave Sarah Ainsworth Photography for capturing that perfection in equally perfect pix.

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Photos: Sarah Ainsworth Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal ~ Venue: Lambo Ballroom ~ Videography: A&A Video Production

Personal and Pretty DIY Yacht Club Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

A DIY wedding for more than 200 guests is no easy feat, so when you pull it off beautifully, it pays to have an awesome photographer—in this case the super talented Sarah Ainsworth—documenting it for posterity. Delane wanted to her wedding to Ryan to be both unforgettable and affordable…and with help from her mother, grandmother, Etsy artists and a few handy craft and hobby retailers, that’s exactly what it was. Using a palette of royal blue and beige with touches of rustic burlap and feminine lace, the bride and her helpers filled Lake Conroe’s Bentwater Yacht Club with sweet, vintage, and, most of all, deeply personal elegance. Homemade pies (the bride’s favorite), a duck-hunting-theme groom’s cake, heirloom jewelry, handmade centerpieces and a high-energy string band added to intimate, joyful atmosphere—and as for a ceremony backdrop, you can’t do much better than blue Lake Conroe sparkling in the background. Happiest wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Sarah Ainsworth Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero ~ Cake: Pie Town; BawMaws Cake Shop ~ Venue: Bentwater Yacht Club

Brennan’s Garden Party Styled Wedding/Vow Renewal Shoot by Awake Photography

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Remember when Houston blogger Megan Silianoff of Greetings From Texas shared with us her guest post on her dream vow renewal a few months back? Well we are super excited to feature her DREAM COME TRUE! Today we’re treating y’all to Awake Photography’s breathlessly beautiful styled shoot based on Megan’s fantasy event and starring Megan (in her fantasy BHLDN dress!) and her beautiful family. Shot at Brennan’s Houston with styling assistance from Mimosas in the Morning’s Allyson Fulcher—another fave HWB guest blogger—and ridiculously lovely flowers from HEB Blooms, this lush, vintage-feel garden party wedding is an absolute breath of fresh, cool air on a warm summer day. Let it delight and inspire you—and prompt you to leave your comment here!

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Photos & Creative Design: Awake Photography ~ Photography Assitant: Andy Hemingway ~ Bride’s Dress: BHLDN ~ Hair & Makeup: Do or Dye TX ~ Cakes: Silver Cake Studio ~ Cake Topper: April Hiler Designs ~ Invitations: Little Rhino Paper Co. ~ Envelope Design & Letterpress: Bluebonnet Press~ Custom Sweethearts Cameo: Though Very Humble ~ Flowers: HEB Blooms ~ Styling: Allyson Fulcher ~ Venue: Brennan’s Houston

Rustic, Sentimental Family-Farm Engagement Shoot by Simply Love Photography

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Bride Kristen planned her engagement shoot herself—and it shows. She knew she wanted a rustic, homey feel that would stand the test of time and bring her and hubby Josh joy whenever they looked at their photos. Well, what better place to make timeless memories than a 100-acre family farm on the outskirts of Houston that has been in her family for decades? We should add that this lovely spread of land also happens to be the very site where Kristen and Josh will build their family home once they are married. Beautiful. Kayla of Simply Love Photography tells us that Kristen put as much thought into the e-session’s props, as its location: “One main item was an old wooden window frame that was hand-painted with floral designs. This window was in her room when she was a child and she has held onto it for year and years. She added their wedding date in wooden numbers to the window to have as a keepsake for their home once they are married.” Yes, that is a tear that just welled up in your eye, honey. Ready for the full sob? Here’s what else Kayla revealed to us: “Josh was involved in a very tragic accident in 2006 where his truck was completely totaled. His legs were severely crushed when the truck hit a tree, and he was not supposed to be able to walk again. After much dedication and rehabilitation he is almost fully recovered today and has the opportunity to start a new beginning with the love of his life”—Southern belle Kristen, who stole his tough cowboy heart. We wish this lovely, loving, lovable couple a full life of happiness. Thanks so much to you both, and to Simply Love, for sharing your photos and your remarkable story with us.

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Photos: Simply Love Photography

Texas-Chic Briscoe Manor Wedding by Katie Lamb Photography

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Gritty, rough-and-tumble sports brought them together—they were both college athletes, and they bonded over Michigan State ice hockey games while the two were students there—but Julie and Jeff’s summer wedding was no grungy affair. Quite the opposite. With its palette of cream, green, neutrals and soft pinks, and wrought-iron accents and glowing candles, the couple’s Briscoe Manor celebration is a study in refined rustic elegance…Houston-style! Check out the custom “brand,” the his-n-hers boots, and the getaway Rolls, natch. Oh—and don’t those b-maid shots just make you want to procure some parasols for your big day pix? Big thanks to Katie Lamb for the lovely shots. And happiest wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Katie Lamb Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Watters from Mia Bridal Couture ~ Bride’s Shoes: custom Blackjack cowboy boots ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes and Confections ~ Bridesmaids’s Attire: Amsale ~ Mother of the Bride Dress: Tadashi Shoji ~ Flowers: Stephanie Jamison at Flora Bella Designs ~ Decor and Rentals: Briscoe Manor, Events in Bloom, Bright Star Productions ~ Ceremony and Reception Venue: Briscoe Manor ~ Registry Location: Bering’s, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Macy’s