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Royal Wedding Inspired Shoot by Jessica Frey Photography

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Photo: Jessica Frey Photography | Venue: Chateau Cocomar

The Duchess of Sussex’s wedding to the Duke is behind this royal-wedding-inspired shoot, photographed by Jessica Frey Photography at majestic Houston wedding venue Chateau Cocomar. Located in the Champions area of North Houston, this European-modeled chateau offers the perfect backdrop for a styled wedding shoot full of regal romance. With a light and airy color palette of blush and peach with gold accents, and tons of delicate gilded details, this weddingscape feels both classic and utterly modern. Inspired to bring a regal ambiance to your Houston wedding celebration? Reach out to our spotlight Houston wedding vendors to get the royal treatment for your own special day! Click here to read the rest of this post »

13 Wedding Worthy 2018 Oscars Red Carpet Looks

Hollywood’s elite gathered last night for the 90th Academy Awards bringing glitz and glam to the red carpet. Among the many stunning designer looks were designs that could seamlessly go from the Oscars red carpet to the wedding aisle. Here are our 13 favorite looks from Hollywood’s grandest celebration to spark inspiration for your wedding day ensemble!

2018 Oscar Red Carpet
Photo: Frazier Harrison/Getty Images

Allison Williams in Armani Privé. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Blush & Gold Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Ama Photography & Cinema

This week, as all of us take shelter from the unprecedented deluge of Hurricane Harvey, and take stock of everything that is dear and precious to us, we will be sharing some of our favorite weddings of the last few years. If you need an escape, a moment of peace, a reminder of the importance of family, friends and, above all, love, please settle in, snuggle down and join us. And once the storm clouds clear, and the water recedes, let us know what we can do to help you. We are all in this together. #BeStrongHouston #LoveConquersAll

Fatima and Matthew really are the ultimate sweethearts. Their journey began in elementary school—fourth grade to be exact. Although their paths separated for a short time while they attended different high schools, they reconnected during junior year and that’s where it all finally began! Fatima recalls “what began as ‘young high-school love’ developed into a relationship filled with deep affection, trials and tribulations that we were able to surpass, trust, and the development of something deeper that is unexplainable with simple words.” *sniff sniff* Aargh, we told ourselves we weren’t gonna cry…but just wait for it, this proposal will definitely seal the deal on those tears. Matthew chose a day where Fatima was off work and he knew she would be home. Around 10:30 a.m., Fatima received a package with “Get Ready My Love” written on the outside in script…and inside was a perfect outfit and a note instructing her to be ready by noon. Matthew’s parents picked up Fatima and brought her to Mary Jo Peckam Park, which is a very special place to the couple. It was where Matthew gave Fatima a promise ring on their first anniversary. Sniff sniff again. Ahead of her was an anxiously-waiting boy holding flowers, and a trail of photos and ornaments hanging from the trees. As they stood under photos of memories from the many years they had spent together, Matthew got down on one knee and finally asked Fatima to marry him! Yep, here come the tears. After a day together, the two enjoyed a dinner with both of their families. Fatima and Matthew’s wedding was truly picturesque, complete with a light and fresh color palette of blush, ivory, and gold hues. They vowed their love for one another in a formal Catholic ceremony, and celebrated afterwards with a dreamy reception at Chateau Polonez. Fatima and Matthew said, “Our main focus was not only to celebrate our love, but to enjoy this celebration with our family and friends.” Fatima was a stunning bride in a lace trumpet-style gown designed by Allure Bridals from Parvani Vida Bridal and Formal—where she also found her accessories, bridal party dresses and gown preservation! Now, that’s just a one-stop-shop of perfection. The entire event was documented by Ama Photography & Cinema—and let’s be honest, these photos are just gorgeous. Many congrats to the beautiful couple!

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Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema | Reception Venue: Chateau Polonez | Bridal Gown & Bridesmaids Dresses: Parvani Vida Bridal & Formal

Houston Beauty Experts at the Feb. 28th I Do! Wedding Soiree

Like your wedding flowers, wedding cake and wedding photography, your wedding day hair and makeup are best left to the professionals. After all, this is the biggest occasion of your life, and you will be in the spotlight, from start to finish! Our I Do! Wedding Soiree beauty experts have the talent and skills to make sure your wedding day look is polished, beautiful, and will last you throughout the night…and maybe even into the honeymoon!

Two top Houston beauty salons—Azur Salon at West Ave. and KAX Salon—will showcase the hottest bridal beauty trends, while KAX Tanning Souffle will offer tips for keeping a glowing, natural-looking tan for your big day and beyond. See below for hairstyles, makeup and faux-glow inspiration, and be sure to purchase your advance-sale tickets to Houston’s ONLY luxury wedding event, coming to The Corinthian on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets will sell out, they always do! Bonus: Purchase your tickets by 11:59 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 17, and you could WIN an awesome $700 on-location engagement shoot from acclaimed Houston wedding photographer Adam Nyholt!! Our winner will be notified next week, and announced live at the I Do! Wedding Soiree. Don’t miss out!

Houston Beauty Vendors I Do! Soiree Top Left Photo: Azur Salon at West Ave | Bottom Left Photo: Kax Salon | Right Photo: Kax Tanning Souffle

Top Houston Jewelers at the Feb. 28 I Do! Wedding Soiree

Whether it’s a one-of-a-kind engagement ring, heirloom-quality wedding bands, beautiful bridal chandelier earrings or a dazzling diamond bracelet you are searching for, our I Do! Wedding Soiree jewelers have the perfect pieces to complete your wedding day look. Four of Houston’s leading jewelers — Donoho’s Jewellers, Nazar’s Fine Jewelry,  Eklektic Studio and Lewis Jewelers  — will be showing an array of stunning wedding jewelry for brides and grooms, and for every taste and style, including platinum, 18K and 14K gold engagement rings, custom handcrafted items and bridal accessory jewelry. Scroll down for a sneak peek at our I Do! wedding jewelry exhibitors’ fine wares, and purchase your advance-sale tickets to Houston’s ONLY luxury wedding event, coming to The Corinthian on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets will sell out, they always do! Bonus: Purchase your tickets by 11:59 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 17, and you could WIN a $700 engagement shoot from Adam Nyholt Photography!! Our winner will be notified next week, and announced live at the I Do! Wedding Soiree. Wouldn’t it be lovely if it were…YOU?

Top Houston Jewelry-I Do

1. Photo: Nazar’s Fine Jewelry 2. Photo: Diamond Cellar – Donoho’s Jewellers  3. Photo: Eklektic Jewelry Studio 4. Photo: Lewis Jewelers