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6 Stylish Bridal Hair And Makeup Looks

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Photo: Ama By Aisha | Hair & Makeup: Etoilly Artistry | Tiara: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique

Whether you choose a regal updo, a side-swept bun, long and loose waves, or a chic braid, pick a hairstyle that complements your gown’s neckline. Then complete your look with makeup that plays up your best features, both in photos and IRL! Be ready for your wedding close-up with one of these top bridal hair and makeup stylists. Click here to read the rest of this post »

3 Brides Share Their Wedding Re Do Stories

When you’re planning your big day, the last thing you’d ever think about is a wedding re do. And that’s as it should be! This is it, your once-in-a-lifetime wedding, your most special of special occasions, and you are planning for perfection. But after the wedding is over, well… There are always one or two or more things–usually little things, but sometimes big ones–that brides might do differently if they had a wedding re do to do. Here, three Houston brides share their “what I might have done differently if I had it to do over again” wedding stories. We, and they, hope these gentle cautionary tales just might help a few current brides-to-be have the wedding they’ve always dreamed of…one that is long on revelry and romance, and super short on regrets.

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Photo: Ama By Aisha | Venue: The Dunlavy
Jackie + Aaron 9.6.17
The Dunlavy, Houston

What She’d Change: “If I had to change one thing about the wedding day, it would probably be Click here to read the rest of this post »

Guest Post: Taylor Golden On Timeless Photos

Photo: Taylor Golden Photography

I think one thing all couples can agree on is that they want their wedding photos to be “timeless,” meaning they will still be appealing and in style (aside from fleeting fashion trends), five, 10 or 20 years from now. Probably the most important photography aspects for achieving this sense of timelessness—and ones I often see overlooked in wedding photography—are editing style and posing.

Of course, words like “timeless” and “stylish” are all relative. Everyone has their own definition of what is classic and enduring, and each individual couple has their own specific tastes. That said, I’ve been shooting weddings as a full-time profession for 10 years and I believe these are some of the things to consider when selecting a photographer who’ll give you photos that stand the test of time: Click here to read the rest of this post »

4 Seasons of Wedding WOW: Tablescapes for Spring, Summer, Winter & Fall

When we gathered together a selection of super-talented Houston wedding florists, decorators and stylists at coveted Downtown venue the Corinthian-Houston and asked them to create wedding reception table designs that embody the spirit of each of the four seasons…well…we knew we were in for something special. Fortunately, fabulous photographer Taylor Golden was on hand to capture the seasonal magic, which we’re sharing with you right here in this bountiful blog post! Love what you see? Pin it, Instagram it, share it, love it, let us know!

1.) First up…SPRING!

Spring Wedding Table Design Haute Flowers

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Butterflies & bright bulbs pair up with beaded chargers and simple, refined stemware in Haute Flowers & Events‘ charming take on Spring’s wedding table. And the subtly patterned table linen? Divine!

Spring Wedding by Blooms Design Studio

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For Blooms Design Studio, Spring comes to life with an abundance of foliage, surrounding creamy roses, delicate frilled tulips and sweetly scented hyacinths, with accents of earthy brown and burnt orange.

2.) Next up…SUMMER!

River Oaks Plant House Summer Wedding Table Design

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For a Summer wedding reception table that’s so fresh and cool you can practically feel it, River Oaks Plant House teams up with EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design, setting out roses, lilies, hydrangeas and orchids, atop exuberantly printed table linens. Gold-accented place settings bring a touch of elegance, while fresh whole pears prop up whimsical place cards.

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Brimming with bright orange, hot pink, vibrant yellow and green, set atop an intricately embroidered table linen, AJ’s Urban Petals’ take on the Summer wedding table is both refined…and a little bit wild.

3.) Time for…FALL!

Darryl Co Fall Wedding Table Design

Darryl Co Purple Pink Wedding Table Detail Flowers & Design: Darryl & Co.

As Fall approaches, Darryl & Co. welcomes the crisp change of season with deep purples, crimson, burgundy and blush, accompanied by glowing brass and sparkling crystal…plus a dash of magnificent peacock plumage, for a bit of wedding-worthy drama.

Dream Bouquet Fall Tabletop Design

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For Dream Bouquet, Fall is a time for rustic wood, fragrant eucalyptus and burnished sunflowers–the perfect palette for an elegant autumnal barn wedding, Hill Country destination wedding, or tented backyard bash, as temperatures begin to drop.

4.) Welcome…WINTER!

Plants N Petals Winter Table Wedding

Plants N Petals Winter Wedding Place Setting Flowers & Design: Plants N’ Petals

Frosted branches, snow-white petals and shimmering ivory napkins get warmed up with gold-sequin linens, gilded flatware and glowing candlelight, in this dazzling but understated Winter-wedding tabletop design from Plants N’ Petals.

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LBL Event Rentals - Linens and Rentals in Houston, TX

Linens, Rentals & Design: LBL Event Rentals

Nothing evokes the spirit of the Winter season like sparkle and shine, which is exactly what this wintry blue-and-white Winter wedding tablescape by LBL Event Rentals does–with help from sequins, crystals, bits of shimmering glass and metallic table linens.

Happy wedding planning, loves, in whatever season you choose to wed!

 

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