“Weston proposed in Brooklyn overlooking the water with the NYC skyline in the background,” remembers bride Liles. “It was absolutely breathtaking.” After finding inspiration within the pages of Weddings in Houston magazine, Liles planned a wedding that was both a “fun and memorable” affair with a “romantic” theme. “Our venue was beautiful without any decor, but I knew I wanted to dress it up in a big way for our day,” says the bride, who describes a ballroom filled with greenery and colorful florals in a stunning palette of mauve, blush, and creams.
The celebration included personal touches such as a live painter, custom cocktail napkins to include their pets, with cute sayings: “Raise the woof,” “Guard your drink,” “Purr me another,” and “Hightail it to the dance floor” and Weston playing “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John with the band on stage. The bride adds, “We also incorporated some very non-traditional aspects—I had a Bridesman, and Weston had a Best Woman.” Photographer Amy Maddox expertly captured the celebration through her light and airy photography style. “Everyone has asked us what our favorite part about our wedding was, but truly the whole day was just the best day ever. All of it coming together the way I’d very thoughtfully planned was so awesome!”
Join us in celebrating this sweet young couple’s romantic mauve, blush, and creams fall wedding, all stunningly documented by Amy Maddox Photography. Congratulations, Liles & Weston!
Wedding signs are not only a beautiful piece of decor… they are also a guide to direct your guests and help them know what to expect on your big day. Add fun, personal touches to your wedding by including creative wedding signs and stationery, which can be designed along with your invitation suite, to carry through your motif, monogram, palette and/or lettering style.
Brittany and Zach met in middle school and quickly became best friends. Fast forward to their senior year homecoming dance where Zach took the first step towards love by asking Brittany to dance. “With the nudge from my mother and best friend, I agreed to risk the closest friendship I ever had for a chance at love,” recalls the bride. “Later that night, he formally asked me to be his girlfriend, and 8 years later that friendship is still the biggest foundation of our love together.” During the winter of 2017, Grant talked Brittany into going to a last-minute photo session saying his mother wanted family portraits. Although annoyed at the 24-hour notice, Brittany quickly found an outfit and arrived at the session where the photographer asked the couple to write down what they love most about one another on a chalkboard while standing back to back. “When I turned around his board read ‘that she has no idea I’m about to propose’ and he was down on one knee holding that sign,” says Brittany. “Who couldn’t say yes to that!”
For their garden wedding at picturesque Kemah Gardens, the couple came up with unique wedding ideas to celebrate their nuptials in a “different” way. Notes the bride: “Our seating chart was a crossword puzzle you had to play to find your seats, our sign-in board was a glass infinity symbol that encompassed our fingerprints in the loops, and at the ceremony we did a lock-and-key board, throwing the key in the lake behind us and our board had a Harry Potter quote we both loved. For our first dance, we choreographed our dance with a waltz and added some sign language because it was one of our favorite classes together in high school.” A beautiful palette of blush and white with touches of burgundy and lots of vinery set the tone for a garden wedding celebration. Following a romantic outdoor ceremony beneath Kemah Gardens’ flower-adorned vintage arbor, the couple joined 100 of their loved ones for a relaxing and fun reception in the wedding venue’s comfortable, climate-controlled pavilion. Says Brittany, “The whole thing was just an absolutely beautiful day with just enough unique surprises to make it our own!” Join us in wishing this sweet couple a lifetime of love and scroll down to see their romantic garden wedding. Congratulations, Brittany & Zach!
You’ve said your vows, sealed your union with a kiss, and sashayed back down that aisle as newlyweds… now it’s time to get down to celebrating! Have your wedding reception be the party your guests will never forget with these 5 unique wedding reception entertainment ideas.
Matt and Kristine first met 7 years ago and bonded over their mutual love for traveling. Every summer the couple would travel together to a different country or a new state. In addition to loving adventure, Matt and Kristine enjoy spontaneity. They would draw country or state names out of a hat in order to choose their summer travel destinations. Their first international trip was to Costa Rica, and this was where they truly fell in love. “People always say you learn the most about your mate when you travel, so here we are conquering the world one travel at a time,” Kristine says. Their love for adventure shines through in this stunning private airplane engagement shoot captured by Barett Henry of Civic Photos. “I thought it was very ironic to have a shoot with a private plane, because it literally describes us both,” Kristine says.
Big thanks to Houston-based photographer Civic Photos for sharing these gorgeous images, and to Matt and Kristine for sharing their beautiful and adventurous love story!