A Vibrant City Wedding Decorated with Bright Florals and Lush Greenery

Bride and groom smile outside of Downtown Houston wedding venue, The Ballroom at Bayou Place.
Photo: Kati Hewitt Photography | Venue: The Ballroom at Bayou Place | Cakes: Cakes by Gina | Florals: Kirksey Gregg Productions

Like many modern romances, Nikki and Austin’s love story began online. But their instant connection sparked something special. The two bonded over shared values, interests, and a mutual love of golden retrievers.

When it came time to propose, Austin devised a plan for both families to gather before a festive night at the Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo. Before leaving for the evening, Austin got down on one knee and proposed to Nikki. The bride says, “It was a perfect low-key, family-oriented proposal”.

After a sweet first look on August 5th, 2023, Nikki and Austin exchanged vows in a traditional church ceremony. The bride walked down the aisle in an elegant gown, while bridesmaids donned mix-and-match green dresses contrasting the pops of orange and yellow. The celebration continued at The Ballroom at Bayou Place with a vibrant celebration decorated with a whimsical floral installation, blooming orange and yellow floral centerpieces and an abundance of warm candlelight. Creative details like a seating chart with personalized luggage tags and illustrated paper goods with the couple’s pup “Finn” made it uniquely “Nikki and Austin.”

After cutting into a decadent 3-tiered wedding cake by Cakes by Gina, the couple danced the night away to their favorite tunes from Taylor Swift and The Killers. Nikki says, “It will forever be the best and most perfect weekend of our lives!”. Before a sparkler send-off, the bride and groom shared one last dance. Bride says, “We were able to share a private last dance together, to reflect on all the love our guests showered us with and remember that this was the moment we were starting the rest of our lives together as husband and wife!”

Scroll on for the romantic moments from this Houston couple’s vibrant city wedding at The Ballroom at Bayou Place!

Congratulations, Nikki + Austin!

Colorful flatlay with a white and green invitation suite, a fan, wedding rings and florals.

The bride smiling with her bridesmaids wearing orange and pink floral pajamas.

Pink and green luggage tags that say "and so the Adventure Begins..." and "and I Think to Myself what a Wonderful World..."

The bride posing with her white Labrador.

The bride bouquet with orange, yellow and pink florals.

The flower girls with flower crowns and embroidered straw baskets.

The bride and groom kissing at the altar during their wedding ceremony.

The bride and groom kissing with their wedding party smiling around them.

The specialty cocktail menu dedicated to their dog.

A vibrant downtown wedding reception at the Ballroom at Bayou Place.

Luggage tags as seat numbers.

A black and white checkered dance floor with a orange, yellow and pink floral installation above it.

Greenery, orange, yellow and pink table centerpieces.

The bride and groom's first dance.

A three-tier white cake with a replica of their dog peaking out and orange florals on each tier.

The bride singing and dancing.

Guests dancing under the large floral installation.

The bride and groom kissing on the stairs at The Ballroom at Bayou Place with sparkers on either side of them.

“A Vibrant City Wedding Decorated with Bright Florals and Lush Greenery” Spotlight WiH Partners- Venue: The Ballroom at Bayou Place | Cake: Cakes by Gina

Contributing Vendors- Photo: Kati Hewitt Photography / Kirksey Gregg Productions / Grace Bible Church / Laced with Grace Events / Justin Alexander / Royal Dukes Band / Embossed Graphics of Texas / Sunkissed and Madeup / Sam’s Limousine / Rocket Limo / The Essential Market

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