Romantic Persian Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

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Venue: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa | Photo: RaeTay Photography

After meeting through mutual friends in 2014, Shiva and Jonathan later connected on Facebook when Jonathon messaged Shiva about the World Cup because he knew she liked soccer. “He came up with all these stats on players and I assumed that he knew a lot about soccer and that we had a lot in common,” recounts Shiva. “We decided to go out to a cafe in Montrose, just us two, and we hit it off from there.” Three years later Jonathon proposed to Shiva on the rooftop of Hotel ZaZa with the glittering lights of the downtown skyline as their backdrop.

Shiva and Jonathan pledged their love at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa in a traditional Persian ceremony, accompanied by a beautiful Sofreh Aghd, in a timeless wedding palette of white and gold. The bride describes her Persian wedding as “glamorous and romantic.” The reception decor featured tall dramatic floral centerpieces, glittering chandeliers, and a custom monogrammed dance floor from LG Event Entertainment & Production. Guests enjoyed a delectable surf and turf reception meal, followed by an elegant four-tier white and gold squared wedding cake with raspberry filling from Susie’s Cakes. Cherished moments for the bride included the father-daughter dance, first look, and dancing with everyone! We are so excited to feature this gorgeous Houston couple and their romantic Persian wedding. Congratulations, Shiva and Jonathan!

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8 Delicious Houston Wedding Cakes & Desserts

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Photo: Betsy Elizabeth Photography | Cake: Wink By Erica

If wedding cakes and sweet treats are on the menu for your reception, bridal shower or pre-wedding parties, we’ve got eight ideas from Houston’s A-list bakers to make your celebration even sweeter!

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Boho Waterfront Wedding At Waters Edge

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Venue: Waters Edge | Photo: Rae Tay Photography

A Tinder connection sparked into true love for Breanna and John (…and then became fodder for a moment of comic relief during the best man’s speech at their wedding!). John, a baseball coach, brought Breanna, a flight attendant, to the East Coast for Christmas, 2016, and proceeded to propose to her at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree…awww. Their winter engagement led, eventually, to a spring wedding at Gulf Coast lakefront venue Waters Edge, where the couple said their vows beneath a billowing canopy with the waters of Clear Lake as their backdrop. Accents of deep red and tons of greenery brought fun and vibrancy to the pair’s boho waterfront wedding…as did a super cool VW mobile photo booth! We wish all of our love to the newlyweds, and thank them for sharing their adorable Houston lakefront wedding with us…and with you! Click here to read the rest of this post »

5 Houston Bakers For Custom Wedding Cakes

Have your cake and eat it too…at least when it comes to your wedding day! Your cake will ideally fit with your theme, decor and venue, which makes it extremely important you choose the right bakery. When picking a bakery, check for reputable experience in creating custom wedding cakes. To make your search easier, choose any one of these expert bakers for a custom cake your guests will rave about long after your big day.

1. Susie’s Cakes & Confections

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Photo: Adam Nyholt, Photographer | Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections

Custom wedding cakes are a specialty for Susie’s Cakes & Confections. Here couples can choose from traditional white multi-tiered cakes to personalized cakes with intricate hand-painted designs. With decadent flavors including Italian Crème, Grand Marnier and Butter Kahlua, Susie’s cakes are just as delicious as they look, making them a favorite with Houston couples. Click here to read the rest of this post »

A Gorgeous Glimpse of the Oct. 19 I Do! Wedding Soiree

It was one for the record books, darlings. Seriously. If you were lucky enough to be with us last Thursday evening for the one-and-only I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Astorian, we want to a) THANK YOU for attending our signature wedding fantasyscape (aka the hottest bride-and-groom cocktail bash in town), and b) take you right back to the magic, with this amazing video and gorgeous gallery of photos from our outstanding show photographer Aisha Khan of Ama Photography & Cinema!! BIG THANKS to ALL of our amazing show exhibitors, and a special shout-out to our Soiree partners, without whom none of this would be possible: The Astorian, Cordua Catering, EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design, LG Entertainment and pianist Scott Graham. We invite you to join us at our Spring I Do! Wedding Soiree on 2.8.18 at Corinthian-Houston. Tickets and info are here.

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I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

All Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema