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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

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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

7 Houston Photographers We Love and Why

Got cold feet about choosing your wedding photographer? Use our short list of Houston photographers, and what real brides and grooms say about them, to help you find your perfect Houston wedding photographer match!

1) Taylor Golden Photography
Known for her sweeping cityscapes and dramatic images, “go big or go home” is Taylor’s style. If you have a destination wedding or an especially scenic wedding in the works, Taylor is your gal. As at home at a backyard wedding as she is capturing a ceremony on the Venice canals, her level of experience and professionalism makes have earned her both trust and raves from our couples. Personable and friendly, with a disarming demeanor, Taylor Golden White will not only quickly become your one of your favorite photographer, but she will also fast become your friend and travel advisor.

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The buzz: “From the initial meeting to the final viewing, Taylor’s level of professionalism, combined with her striking personality made for an ‘only seen in the movies’ experience. And our photos speak for themselves! The unique shots and candid moments are EXACTLY what we were looking for. Taylor’s work is anything but typical. Instead of feeling like clients, we felt like family. Her friendly and spunky personality made us instantly feel at ease. We now have hundreds of amazing photos to look back on, which are worth every single penny. Thank you, Taylor. Our wedding album isn’t just a bunch of pictures – it’s the start of our family legacy.” ~Dustyn & Heather

2) D. Jones Photo
David Jones and the team at D. Jones Photo have 15 years of experience shooting Houston weddings. Familiar with just about every venue and location in Houston, and comfortable working with many Houston vendors, “lust for light” photographer David captures the luminosity and splendor of  your wedding from bride or groom suite preparations to the sparkler exit, without missing a beat.

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The buzz: “David Jones is professional and does wonderful work. I’ve recommended him to all of my friends because he is reliable and easy to work with. He delivers on his word and consistently under-promises and over-delivers. This is the kind of vendor and photographer that you want for your special events and definitely for your wedding!” ~Nicole

3) Kelly Hornberger Photography
With her passion for natural light and her her unique eye for styling, Kelly is an especially excellent photographer choice for outdoor ceremonies, al fresco receptions and Hill Country or destination weddings. She can provide both digital and film photography, for images with depth and texture. If you are a boho bride or a groom obsessed with capturing the details, Kelly is a great choice for your wedding photography.

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The buzz: “Her pictures were absolutely breathtaking! She listened to what we wanted, she cared for us throughout the whole process – but most importantly she loved us. I can’t begin to tell you how blessed we have been through the relationship she keeps with her clients.” ~Taylor & Joe

4) Adam Nyholt, Photographer

Easygoing with a big personality, Adam will make you feel at ease. The team at Nyholt are in love with love, and the passion they have for capturing your engagement and the events throughout your wedding day shows with every photo. With a wide- ranging portfolio extending to portraits and families, Adam Nyholt can become your family photographer for years to come.

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The buzz: “Adam and his team truly brought our wedding to life (from engagement pics in NOLA, to bridals, to the wedding, to the beach). He captured our personalities, and genuine emotions and we felt so comfortable around him. We had so much fun each and every time we got to work with him.” ~Kelley and Buster

5)  Kelli Durham Photography

A California-trained photographer with a thriving Houston fan base, Kelli brings a bit of Napa wine country back to her native Texas. She will approach your wedding with a fresh, youthful and modern style, and offers both film and digital photography for moving, gorgeous wedding photos.

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The buzz: “Kelli is BEYOND amazing to work with. She has a real gift for capturing the magic in every moment and making you look and feel beautiful the entire time! From our engagement photos to our wedding day, we could not have asked for a better photographer or friend. We are so thankful to have her in our lives, and to have such gorgeous pictures to look back upon!” ~Allison & Mac

6) Civic Photos
Nothing makes a couple feel more comfortable than a photographer who loves to pose, direct and photograph people.  Barrett Henry and the team at Civic Photos are well-known for their ability to showcase the living, breathing, laughing, crying, reveling people in the wedding story, not just the Pinterest-worthy details. Utilizing a wide range of lenses and state-of-the-art equipment, Civic Photos provide a broad scope and a unique look to each individual wedding couple’s event photos.

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The buzz: “My husband and I couldn’t have picked a better photographer. Barett took great photos for our engagement! I was a little nervous as I had never had professional pictures taken, but he made us feel comfortable and made it fun. Our wedding photos were great as well! Again, they were super-professional and captured all those special moments.” ~ Jessica

7) Dream Photo & Video
Shiva and Sam and the team at Dream Photo & Video are your one-stop shop for wedding photos and wedding videography. They offer dramatic images and extensive coverage of your wedding from start to finish, with an exciting and unique style that is excellent for large weddings and “wedding weekends.” Your wedding film is an heirloom, one that documents the words, sounds and emotions that faraway friends, extended family and future generations will want to experience. Because the Dream Photo team can provide both wedding photography and videography services, you will have a consistent style and a seamless look for both moving and still memories.

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The buzz: “If you’re looking for someone that knows what they’re doing, this is the company you’ve been looking for. Not only is the quality amazing, but the staff and employees are outstanding. Another thing I wanted to point out was their HARD work. We only had one photographer, looking at the pictures you would think we had a entire team. I mean this man was everywhere! And believe it or not, with him running around everywhere he didn’t cause a scene or disturb a thing. Heck, I didn’t know where he was half the time, but he sure didn’t miss anything! Love, love, LOVE the pictures and video!” ~Jacob