10 Tips For Houston Outdoor Weddings

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Venue: Magnolia Meadows

Outdoor Houston weddings can be a risky proposition, for all kinds of reasons. But with the right venue, and options for both outdoor “I do’s” and climate-controlled festivities, you can enjoy nature’s backdrop, with a reassuring backup. You can start by asking these questions: Click here to read the rest of this post »

8 Special Spots For Houston Hotel Weddings

Versatile ceremony space? Check! Expansive ballroom? Check! Gourmet catering, gracious service and ultra-comfortable on-site guest accommodations? Check, check and …check! Hotels offer maximum wedding convenience and refined luxury all in one package. And these eight Houston-area hotels are up to the task.

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Venue: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa | Photo: Christian Oth Studio

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The Houstonian Hotel Open House 2/21

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Location: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa | Photo: Ama By Aisha

We’re always thrilled to let y’all know about an upcoming open house at a fabulous Houston wedding venue. But we’re especially excited to give you the heads-up on this Wednesday’s Wedding Open House at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, which we’re sponsoring at Houston’s iconic and historic hotel–home to some of the city’s most magnificent weddings and society events, and a landmark of luxury on the Houston hotel scene. Join us at The Houstonian on Wednesday evening, Feb. 21, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for an evening of wedding planning, tours and tastes at the one-and-only Houstonian, where we’ll be on hand, along with the hotel’s expert event staff, to answer all of your questions about creating the wedding of a lifetime–YOURS. Admission is free, RSVPs are appreciated, walk-ins are welcome. So grab your boo, you b’maids and anyone whose opinions are important as you plan your perfect day, and get ready for an evening of fun at The Houstonian, where wedding dreams come true!

White, Gold, Champagne & Green Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel

Mona and Aamir are what we like to call a jet-setting couple. They met in New York City, he proposed in Chicago, and they got married in Houston! Their multicultural wedding weekend went a little something like this: It started with a mehndi—a South Asian ritual ceremony with henna and dancing followed by an intimate nikkah—a Muslim wedding ceremony—at home.

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The last day of their nuptial celebrations was a lavish Persian wedding ceremony at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. “It was held in the Grande Ballroom which truly captured the essence of the sophisticated feel we were going for,” says Mona.

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Dream Bouquet decked out the reception with tall white and lush green floral centerpieces and placed green boxwood panels on the walls to add an outdoorsy touch to the decor.

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“One of our favorite moments was when our friends picked both of us up in a chair on the dance floor,” recounts Mona. And we gotta say…it’s one of ours, too. Congratulation to the newlyweds, and thank you for sharing your beautiful celebration with us, and our followers!

Bride-Dancing Photos: Steve Lee Photography | Venue: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa | Baker: Susie’s Cakes & Confections | Reception Flowers: Dream Bouquet

Blush, White & Gold Wedding by D. Jones Photography

Incorporating Persian culture in the wedding ceremony was very important to Houston bride Ametis. “Plants N’ Petals took my ideas and created a fairytale that came to life. My vision was to create a romantic feel with a neutral color palette of white, gold and blush throughout the ceremony and reception. It was more beautiful than I could have imagined,” she says. Favorite moments? “Chris and I wanted to be surrounded by our family and close friends to celebrate our special day. We loved being able to spend time with those who traveled from long distances for such a joyous occasion,” she adds. Thanks D. Jones Photography for the lovely pics that have us swooning over every detail. We promise you will, too. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: D. Jones Photography ~ Rehearsal Dinner: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa ~ Reception: St. Regis Houston ~ Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal from Weddings by Debbie ~ Flowers & Decor: Plants N’ Petals ~ Invitations & Stationery: Bering’s ~ Photo Booth, Lighting & Entertainment: LG Entertainment