Amy + Gary
Introduced by close common friends, Amy and Gary both met and got engaged at the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land. So it was only fitting that the couple should wed there, as Gary developed and operated the venue. Of their relationship Amy says, "From day one it's been nothing but romantic, fun, spontaneous loving...we share a true friendship. We just get each other!" Gary got Amy's oldest son's blessing before proposing with an exquisite ring at the venue during a Rodney Carrington concert. Their vision was to have a wedding celebration with rockstar flair; and Richard Flowers with his team at The Events Company did just that, turning the Smart Financial Centre into a magical, rock-'n-roll-themed extravaganza. Save-the-dates were a creative One Night Only VIP pass in the shape of a concert ticket, while the invitation had "Rock Star Glam" as the dress code. An over-the-top bachelorette weekend at Hotel Zaza Museum District was planned by Amy's "Bride Tribe", and the rehearsal dinner was at Mastro's at the Post Oak Hotel.
The bride's fabulous wedding dress and chic reception ensemble, a lace jumpsuit and ivory silk jacket, were both masterfully created by David Peck of David Peck Atelier. At the ceremony, Amy's son proudly walked her down the aisle to Gary, who waited onstage with their adult children. "Time stood still and that moment will forever be imprinted in my memory," says Amy. The massive displays of flowers in the lobby and stage and striking LED trees lining the aisle created a real WOW factor. The 530-guest wedding pulled out all the stops, with their custom logo on the stage curtains, a "Becker Rocktail" signature drink, rock-concert-worthy special effects and even a fireworks display during the first dance. The wedding cake was a seven tier silver-and-metallic masterpiece, while the groom's cake was a detailed replica of the Smart Financial Centre. The high-energy fifteen-piece band The Big Beyond packed guests on the dance floor all night long, while revelers enjoyed explosions of paper streamers, surprise blacklight effects, an energetic hora, and a photo booth with real musical instruments. Amy sums it up: "It was an enchanting winter wonderland celebration of the year!"
Bachelorette Weekend: Hotel Zaza Museum District
Design, Flowers, Decor & Rentals: The Events Company
Wedding Dress & Reception Attire: David Peck
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Photography: Chris Bailey Photography / Smart Financial Centre / Spectrum Catering, Concessions & Events / Edible Designs / Ham & Cheese Photo Booth / The Big Beyond Band / Atelier du Papier / Lucho / Crescent Films