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Vintage Picnic & Cupcakes Engagement Shoot by The Girls, Plus $500 E-Shoot Giveaway!

High-school sweethearts Emilie and Adriel knew they wanted a vintage feel for their engagement shoot—and Houston photography team The Girls delivered…and then some. With a focus on subtle styling, vintage props and picturesque outdoor and indoor settings in Webster and Friendswood, The Girls created a private idyll for the pair—one where they could swing in the sunshine, read to one another, steal a kiss among the trees, and share a sweet lil’ something, just the two of them. We are as smitten with this dreamy e-session as Emilie and Adriel are with each other. Thanks, The Girls, and best wishes to the soon-to-be-wed couple!

How’d you like to have The Girls capture your own engagement bliss? This week this hot Houston photog team is giving away a $500 ENGAGEMENT SESSION TO ONE LUCKY HOUSTON BRIDE! Session includes two hours on location of choice, two photographers, a 90-day online gallery and one free 16×20 mounted print from session.

To Enter: 1.) Like us on Facebook if you haven’t already, and 2.) Email us your name, fiancé’s name, wedding date and Houston wedding reception location, NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT, FRIDAY JULY 27. One entry per bride, please. Winner announced on Facebook and in next Wednesday’s Wedding Buzz. Good luck, y’all!

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Photos: The Girls Wedding Photography & Styling ~ Cupcakes: Rise Cupcake Boutique

 

Stylish Montrose Engagement Shoot by Civic Photos

For their engagement session, Houston couple Myra Salinas and Blake Beck chose the University of St. Thomas in Houston’s hip Montrose neighborhood. And they chose Barett Delyon Henry of Civic Photos to shoot their timeless and evocative photos. Shoot locations included the Freed-Montrose library and the historic Link-Lee Mansion—along with normally nondescript sites like a university parking garage, which the to-be-weds transformed with their exceptional style and expressive affection for one another. Henry says he was struck by how fashionable the pair were—“Some of their wardrobe didn’t even make it into the session, but they were quite prepared”—and how expressive. “They really jumped into letting their emotions out,” he says. And we jumped at the chance to showcase this emotional visual document of two people deeply in love. Our thanks to Civic Photos, and our happiest wishes to Myra and Blake.

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Photos: Civic Photos

Bridesmaids + Vintage = A Match Made in Heaven!

Got a bit of nostalgia for days gone by? One of the best ways to bring a vintage vibe into your wedding is with your bridesmaids. We’re crazy for e-shops ModCloth, Ruche and Posh Girl Vintage, which have zillions of 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s-inspired frocks. And where would we be without Etsy when we’re shopping for vintage clutches, shoe clips, charm bracelets, fascinators, lockets and boleros for our dear ’maids? For vintage-look footwear, we’re particularly fond of Kate Spade, Seychelles, Miz Mooz and the inimitable Betsey Johnson. Love the idea of a vintage look for your bridesmaids, but don’t know quite where to start? Locally, Bella Bridesmaid’s savvy consultants can suggest all kinds of ways to add vintage verve to your girls’ getups. So get ON that, now, would y’all?

For all of the week’s news, events, featured stories and hot style tips, plus entry details for our awesome 2-night Hotel Galvez midweek summer getaway giveaway, check out today’s Wedding Buzz!

Vintage Bridesmaids Inspiration ~ Houston Wedding Blog
Photos (From Top to Bottom, Left to Right) : BHLDN ~ Leela Purse ~ Endless ~ Twenty Six 7 ~ ModCloth ~ BeSomethingNew ~ Nordstrom ~ linen whites ~ Ruche

 

1930s and ’40s Vintage Wedding by J. Cogliandro Photography

Yes, wedding planners do get married, too! And when they do, you can expect greatness. The November wedding of the lovely and talented Aurora Perez, owner of event planning firm Occasio Productions (a Weddings in Houston vendor partner), is a perfect example. Warm, intimate, and—let’s face it—totally exquisite, Aurora and now-hubby Derek Smith’s nuptials pay homage to the couple’s shared passion for 1930s and 1940s glamour and romance. Following a music-filled hotel pool-deck ceremony, the wedding reception, at the ’30s-era Backstreet Café, featured lace tablecloths, antique candlesticks, crystal chandeliers, lavender cocktails and plenty of peacock and ostrich accents—all enticingly complemented by the patio setting’s curling vines and bubbling fountains. When not dining at tables named for ’30s and ’40s Spanish ballads (which live performers sang tableside to the delight of guests), celebrants luxuriated on lounge furnishings from Darryl & Co., and nibbled slices from an insanely gorgeous “peacock” cake from Edible Designs by Jessie. We invite you enjoy this truly lovely wedding—and to tap into the talents of Occasio Productions for your own wedding celebration! Oh, and here’s a suggestion: Vintage-loving brides who are looking for bouquet inspiration might want to pin a pic of Aurora’s ribbon-wrapped purple-calla-and-feather creation…simply stunning. We’re so thankful to Aurora and Derek for sharing their most joyful occasion with us, and to J. Cogliandro Photography for evocative photos of this vintage-chic wedding. Congratulations, and happiest wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photography: J. Cogliandro Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Sue Wong from Saks Fifth Avenue ~ Bride’s Hair: Meghan Lee at Ceron Spa ~ Bride’s Makeup: Amber Livingston ~ Cake: Edible Designs by Jessie ~ Invitations, Menu Cards & Favors: Katie & Co. ~ Flowers: Special Arrangements ~ Lace Linens: Custom from Elegant Beginnings ~ Lounge Seating: Darryl & Co. ~ Jewelry: Dickinson by Design ~ Videography: 31Films ~ Ceremony Venue: Hotel Granduca
~ Reception Venue: Backstreet Cafe

Etsy Envy: Spring Fling

Spring is just around the corner, and nobody captures the spirit of the spring wedding season more beautifully than Etsy artisans. In today’s Etsy Envy feature, we’re showing off our favorite spring inspired flower girl looks, bridal accessories, wedding reception tabletop touches and wedding decor accoutrements. Got a favorite? Let us know!
Etsy Envy: Spring Fling ~ Houston Wedding Blog
1. Robyn Love Steele ~ 2. Bambaroos Boutique ~ 3. Flora and Fauna Flowers ~ 4. Olive and Fern ~ 5. Have and Hold ~ 6. Berry a la Mode ~ 7. Ilexia Designs ~ 8. Morgan Hill Designs