“We didn’t meet by locking eyes across a crowded bar, or bump into each other at a crowded coffee shop like you see in the movies, or even get introduced by mutual friends,” says Houston bride Katherine. “Our love story started with a simple swish of the finger… yes, we met on Tinder in Austin, Texas!” The besotted “Tinderella” happily said, “Yes,” to her handsome prince, Isaiah, when he proposed on Memorial Day weekend last year. “I had temporarily dyed my hair rose gold the night before. I thought everyone was just visiting because it was a long weekend. My dad suggested we go to a nearby park and take pictures since my Nini (grandma) was in town and it was her first time meeting her first great-grandbaby. Isaiah was acting weird, and was super sweaty, but I attributed that to it being the middle of a Texas summer. After we took a few family photos, my dad suggested Isaiah and I take some together. Then I saw Isaiah pull out this box, and in that minute all I could think was, ‘Oh my gosh my hair is pink, oh my gosh!!’ It was the sweetest moment because all I had ever wanted was my family to be surrounding us when that moment happened, and it was absolutely perfect. We have it all on video and it makes my heart happy to watch it every time.” It makes Katherine (and us) equally happy to revisit the couple’s Northgate Country Club winter wedding, with its blue, marsala and pale pink color palette, its easygoing elegance and its embrace of family, friends and FUN. “Morgan at Northgate Country Club made this process unbelievably easy–she was the absolute best. She coordinated everything and made this process as stress-free as possible. The best part of the night was not worrying about anything I had been obsessing over for months.” Congratulations and big thanks to Katherine and Isaiah for sharing their special day with us, and with…YOU!
“Northgate Country Club Winter Wedding” Spotlight Houston Vendors – Venue, Coordination & Catering: Northgate Country Club
Photos: Karrie Bennett for Flora Frost Photography | Contributors: Events For All Seasons | Bavarian Cakery | Simply Beauty Artistry | Kacey Corrine
Listen up, loves, because you’re in for a real treat today…we are absolutely THRILLED to bring you our first ever wedding shoot from rising star Stephania Campos!! The transition from fashion photography to bridal and wedding photography has been a natural one for Stephania, who makes it her life’s work to capture women at their most beautiful, as their bridal joy radiates outward. She’s equally adept at capturing the many exquisite details of the wedding day (in this case, huckleberry foliage and magnolia blooms, gray silk ribbons and gilded frames…) as she demonstrates in this beautiful “Winter Romance” shoot, featuring gowns from Stephen Grace Atelier. We are so delighted to work with Stephania, and we look forward to sharing more of her fantastic wedding photography with you in 2019! In the meantime, let yourself be drawn into this ethereal winter wedding fantasy…then get real, and get in touch with Stephania to see more of her awesome artistry! Scroll to end for a full list of shoot vendors. Enjoy! Click here to read the rest of this post »
Long, long before their beautiful Ashton Gardens wedding, there was the first moment Sarah and Trevor met, when they were only 12 years old. “My family had moved to Houston and began attending the same church as Trevor’s family,” Sarah explains. “Trevor and I were each other’s first kiss in high school, and we deeply cared for one another from an early age.” When it came time for college, the two went their separate ways, as high-school sweethearts often do. It would be 10 years before they saw each other again, this time at a different church in Houston, where they both resided once again. Because her mother had, sadly, passed away four years prior to her wedding, Sarah’s father stepped up to take over “so many roles to help me with the wedding,” she recounts, “including sweetly buttoning me into my gown, since my mom was not there.” Not just that, the bride says, but, “He also gifted me with an oil painting of my mother, which reserved the spot in the front pew where she would have sat. I loved getting to save that space for her.” And we love getting to share Sarah and Trevor’s poignant wedding story and Houston winter wedding with y’all. Congratulations to the happy couple! Click here to read the rest of this post »
Former high-school friends Andrea and Matt went their separate ways after school–Matt to the Marines, Andrea to college then to work on a cruise ship. And it wasn’t until a full 14 years later that they reconnected at the funeral for a mutual friend’s father, and discovered they had both relocated to Houston. After hanging out casually for awhile, Matt finally worked up the courage to ask Andrea out on a “real” date. “He really had some game!” Andrea recounts, noting that her future husband was “a true Southern gentleman.” Showing up each time “in a spotless, freshly washed truck, he picked me up for concerts, dinners out, movies, and he even sent me flowers!” she says. While finding time to plan their wedding was the biggest challenge for attorney Andrea and mechanical engineer Matt, they managed to pull off the celebration of a lifetime at The Astorian. Surrounded by a rich, wintry wedding color palette of burgundy, navy and gold, the pair and their 220 guests feasted on fried-oyster nachos, stuffed pork tenderloin and mascarpone mashed potatoes from Cordúa Catering, along with a six-tier bride’s cake and a U.S. Marine-theme groom’s cake, both from Cakes By Gina. We’re grateful to newlyweds Andrea and Matt for sharing their burgundy and gold winter wedding, and their love story, with us. Thanks, too, to Ama By Aisha for the lovely photos of Andrea and Matt’s burgundy and gold winter wedding celebration!
What happens when a Houston bride wants a winter wonderland wedding? She makes it happen! Kaylin took her ideas from Pinterest, created all of the decor herself and became the queen of DIY. “I cut down tallow trees from my mom’s property and spray painted all of them white and threw on epsom salts for some shimmer. I used 14 of them to line the chapel aisle so that it looked like I was walking through a winter wonderland,” she says. Favorite moment? “While I was walking down the aisle and saw Michael’s face…it made all the hard work worth it.” See all of our favorite DIY moments from Kaylin and Michael’s winter affair in the lovely photos below!