Seth proposed to Marla four years after they first met at Houston’s Day for Night music festival. The proposal happened during their annual tradition of seeing the iconic River Oaks Christmas Lights. Seth revealed a stunning center-cut diamond ring from Zadok Jewelers and asked the big question. Shortly after, the planning for their wedding was underway, only to be halted by the pandemic.
“Extending a nine-month engagement to a seventeen-month engagement presented many obstacles. However, navigating through them together helped us as a couple to grow even more,” says Marla. Their vision for the ceremony and reception was minimalistic and chic. Therefore, the couple went for a classic monochromatic color palette of black, white and gray.
Bryan Roth moved from Chicago to Houston for his ophthalmology residency at Baylor in 2015. A couple of months later, he swiped right on Houston native Leslie Goldberg’s profile on the Jewish dating app JSwipe, and their love story began. The couple’s life of togetherness, traveling, caring for their puppy and hiking, started from their first date over sushi and drinks. After four years together and a move to Ohio, Leslie was happily awaiting Bryan’s marriage proposal while Bryan made big plans to make it happen. The pandemic, however, threw a wrench in his plans forcing him to adapt.
What sprouted as a high school romance blossomed into Mary Margaret and Daniel’s quintessential love story and beautiful wedding. In their junior year of high school, Daniel asked Mary Margaret to attend a pool party together with mutual friends. A few years later, Daniel rented the patio at Mary Margaret’s favorite restaurant for just the two of them and popped the question. Afterward, an intimate celebratory dinner, they joined their families who were waiting inside at the bar. “It was the best night ever!” explained Mary Margaret. The best day ever? The big one, of course!
The couple married at the ornate Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houston. Traditional white wedding floral arrangements bursting with roses and candle-lit lanterns lined the aisle. Mary Margaret carried her something borrowed—her mother’s Rosary Beads—wrapped around her white rose bouquet. But the bride’s favorite floral arrangement cascaded from the ceiling at the reception.
Lauren and Ricky were family friends for years before becoming something more when they ran into each other at the restaurant Ricky was managing. “I asked him out for a holiday drink a few months later and we have been together ever since,” says Lauren. The day before Lauren’s birthday, Ricky took Lauren and her mother out to dinner, but that’s not all he had planned. What followed was a surprise and intimate proposal at Lauren’s mother’s house. “Ricky was supposed to wait until my birthday to propose, but he says the ring was burning a hole in his pocket and he couldn’t wait any longer!”
The couple wed in a traditional church ceremony before joining 225 guests for an enchanting reception at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. Notes the bride: “My wedding was a perfect execution of my absolute dream and vision that I have had for years. I had a vision of a room full of candles and large, white orchids and cherry blossom trees reflecting a golden amber glow throughout the ballroom. Gorgeous white hydrangea, calla lilies and roses alongside tall tapered candles filled the room. My guests are still talking about the flowers and decor, calling the ballroom just stunning!” The couple’s only challenge? The groom getting his tux just two days before the wedding!
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