Brides of Houston Fall/Winter 2020 Issue

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17 M U S T- H AV E P H O T O M O M E N T S Unforgettable moments captured by some of Houston’s top photographers

27 U N D E RTO N E Houston beauty experts give us the ins and outs of what makeup is best for your skin tone

34 L O V E P R E VA I L S Celebrating weddings during a season unlike any other

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8 R E AS O N S TO H I R E A WEDDING PLANNER These Houston wedding planners take the cake… and even more off your hands so you can enjoy your day

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PHOTO CREDITS: Top: Taryn Lynn Photography; Middle Left: Senae Photography Middle Right: The Cotton Collective; Right: Mustard Seed Photography

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55 SEASONAL BLOOMS Find the right flowers for your big day with help from Houston’s top florists

64 F I N D I N G YO U R B R I DA L S T Y L E Take our quiz to see what look suits you best

67 12 TRENDS WE ARE LOVING Let us walk you through a few of this season’s top wedding trends

76 PICTURE PERFECT Tips and tricks for getting the perfect shot from top Houston photographers

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55 PHOTO CREDITS: Top: Brandy Palacios Photography Bottom Left: Tiny Mum Photography; Bottom Right: Courtney Leigh Photography

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Letter from the Publishers |

ASHLEY AND KAMI

Love Prevails (even amidst a pandemic) Little did we know how much was about to change when we first started planning this issue. Who could have predicted the impact COVID-19 would have on weddings — not to mention our everyday lives? In a matter of months, terms like shelter in place, social distancing and #Coronabride became part of our vernacular. These truly have been unprecedented times. Couples with their wedding just days away had to postpone and were left scrambling to reschedule. Other couples that were planning their wedding had to put it on hold, unsure when gatherings of more than 10 people would be allowed — and safe for their loved ones. But unprecedented times call for unprecedented responses. We have seen so many wonderful couples staying positive and working with local wedding vendors to think outside the box about celebrating their big day. From live-streamed ceremonies to drive-by receptions with couples greeting a line of cars from their front yard — we have seen so much joy, even during uncertain times. Love certainly prevailed, and you’re going to love our special wedding section in this issue highlighting some unique COVID weddings and elopements.

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Simplify Your Search on Instagram Go beyond the mag and explore even more weddings, tips and inspiration with our local vendors!

insta topics in this issue P H O T O M O M E N T S | PAGE 17 Over on the grid, we’re sharing our favorite photo moments

W H AT ’ S YO U R B R I D A L S T Y L E ? Take our interactive quiz on Instagram

U N D E R T O N E | PAGE 27 Complement your skin tone with perfectly matched makeup on IGTV

T R E N D S W E A R E L O V I N G | PAGE See some of our favorite trends come to life on IGTV

WHY HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER? Hear more from Houston’s planners on IGTV

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P I C T U R E P E R F E C T | PAGE 76 See even more tips for your perfect pictures on the grid

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S E A S O N A L B L O O M S | PAGE 55 Get expert insight from Houston’s top florists on IGTV

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On The Cover The Couple KAILEY NOUIS wed Paul Fletcher Jr. on May 9, 2020.

The Look GOWN As an alternative to her wedding gown, Kailey wore an off-the-shoulder Badgley Mischka gown in crepe fabric and flared fit.

BEAUTY A natural glam makeup look with a pink pout and full lashes by Butter Artistry. A chic pony with face framing pieces and bouncy curls by The Lovely Hair Class x Etoilly Artistry. @butterartistry | @etoillyartistry

FLORAL A garden party inspired bouquet in blush, light buttercup and creme white blooms.

FINE JEWELRY Exclusive 2019 Chanel earrings gifted from her best friends.

VENUE New Houston wedding venue, Arrowhead Hill, hosted an intimate ceremony and al fresco dinner on the farmhouse lawn for the “corona couple.” @arrowheadhill

The Photographer CO U RT N E Y L E I G H P H OTO G R A P H Y

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Courtney is a film photographer, specializing in weddings and portraiture, based in Montgomery, Texas, with her husband and three beautiful children, where she planted her roots and built their forever home on her family’s 85-acre ranch. It’s their little slice of heaven on earth. Courtney believes in the beauty of film photography; the way it captures light, color and skin tones is unlike any other medium. She cares about the meaningful details and believes that your wedding day deserves to be captured with attention to detail and emotive imagery. Providing a one-of-a-kind experience for her incredible clients truly matters. Her approach to photographing weddings is organic, capturing real moments as they happen, styling the details beautifully to tell the story of your day and guided posing that feels natural and effortless. Courtney’s work is described as joyful and timeless with an editorial, high-end quality. Wedding featured on pages A17-18

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ideal engagement P H OTOGRAP H Y T IP | I always preach on NEUTRALS! While keeping

up with the latest trends can be fun, I suggest you keep it simple for your engagement photos and choose pieces that will stand the test of time. You also want to make sure you don’t clash with your significant other. So if he or she is wearing a print — wear a solid! And vice versa. Not a fan of prints? That’s fine, try layers! A denim jacket or cardigan can add some much needed texture to the images. My last tip is to diversify your outfits by bringing one casual and one on the dressy side. This way while you’re in your jeans or shorts we can get those fun photos with you on his back, shoulders, sitting down — however you want. Then, for the dressy outfit we get those more delicate and posed photos that make you look like a GODDESS. I got you, boo.

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getting ready P H OTOGRAP H Y T IP | Some of my favorite moments during the getting ready

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first look P H OTOGRAP H Y T IP | Usually couples are just as enraptured with one

another in the ceremony as they were during their first look. By doing a first look before the ceremony, you get two experiences. My husband and I had a first look, and our hearts still skipped a beat when the doors were opened. Second, you get two experiences (one private and one during the ceremony). It creates a very tender moment between a bride and groom, away from wedding party and guests. My husband and I held hands as we walked around the church and savored the time together. ALSO PICTURED | Armani • Ilume Artistry Makeup • Diana & Roni • Hugo Boss • MJ Couture • Sans Souci Ballroom

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the ceremony P HOTO GR A P HY TI P | Even lighting is key when it comes to beautiful photos!

For an outdoor wedding, this means open shade with no spots of light falling on either of your faces. Try to position your ceremony set up so the sun is setting either behind the altar or slightly off to the left or right. For an indoor ceremony, this means checking how much natural light is available and making sure there aren’t any bright sunbeams coming in from the windows. If you are able, visit your venue at the same time of day as your ceremony. Stand in place with your fiancé and see how the light is hitting your faces. Feel free to take photos or videos on your phone to send to your photographer! ALSO PICTURED | Adorne Artistry • BHLDN • The Clubs at Houston Oaks

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first dance P H OTOGRAP H Y T IP | I think it’s best when the first dance happens right after

the couple is announced in the reception. When we can, we direct the wedding party to stand on the outskirts of the dance floor. It makes for great pictures when you can get the first dance and the wedding party’s expressions at the same time.

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candid moments P HOTO G R A P HY TI P | Above all else, you should both feel comfortable and

confident on your wedding day. Your wedding should represent you and your spouse, and if kissing and PDA in front of others makes for an uncomfortable setting, there are plenty of other ways to capture the love you share. A great way to navigate these waters before your big day is to do an engagement session with your photographer. An engagement session is a more relaxed setting and is a great way for your photographer to learn about you and how you interact with each other. This will also give you an opportunity to work together to come up with a plan for your big day. ALSO PICTURED | Monica’s Brides • Impression Bridal Store • Fabiola Silva Fernandez • Christina Greene, LLC • Samantha’s Artistry • Next Chapter Weddings • Springs Venue Wallisville

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reception fun P HOTO GR A P HY TI P | My philosophy is to never leave a wedding until the

couple does. A full story can’t be told without the end! I’m a huge fan of the dance floor and love the chaos. This is where you really see couples, families and friends really let loose. So many clients tell me that their favorite photos are from their reception, and I think in a lot of cases, it’s where they felt the most themselves – just partying with their people. Plus, who knew grandmas still had those moves?! What a shame it’d be to miss that. ALSO PICTURED | The Farmhouse

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grand exit PHOTO G R A P HY TIP | I LOVE flower petals! They are so classic. Sparkler

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U n d e rt o n e Houston beauty experts give us the ins and outs of what makeup is best for your skin tone Photo | Josh and Dana Fernandez

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P o rc e l a i n with Crown of Glory Beauty @crownofglorybeauty What colors and products perfectly complement a porcelain skin tone? Let me just say that I am obsessed with redheads, probably because I have a few redheaded nieces who are just THE CUTEST. Typically, redheads are pretty fair skinned, with more warm pink and red undertones. Warm color palettes like reds, orange, peach and golds, and of course, neutrals look great on redheads, in my opinion! For Kelly’s wedding day, her light, coppery hair color was my inspiration behind her makeup color palette. I just had to use the golds, coppers and peach eyeshadow and blush colors that our Elevé Cosmetics (Crown of Glory’s go-to clean makeup line) Crop Top + Flip Flops makeup palette has to offer. If you are a redhead, you NEED this palette in your makeup bag! I finished her off with a matte, velvety lipstick in shade Caribbean because of its peachy orange color. On her fair skin, it looks like a muted orange/red lip. Which adds the perfect complementary pop of color to her blue eyes!

What products did you use to achieve this particular look? I am committed to using clean, high quality skin care and makeup personally, so why wouldn’t I extend the same standards to my clients?! That’s why we are committed to using Elevé – a local Texas independent beauty line. The best part about redheads is their freckles, so we do not want to use a heavy foundation that is going to cover those beauties up! So in addition to the Crop Top + Flip Flops palette and Caribbean matte lipstick, we used the lightweight, creamy Bombshell Beauty Balm in shade Fair. Bonus — it has natural SPF to protect her fair skin from the sun!

What are some tips for finding out what undertone you are? When it comes to color matching your foundation, we must understand the difference between our skin tone and undertone. Your skin tone is the level of light or darkness your skin has (from fair, medium to dark) which can change throughout the seasons depending on how much sun exposure you have had. Your undertone is the underlying tone your skin has (neutral, warm or cool). This does not change. While there are many ways to determine your undertone, a good way to know is to look at the under part of your arm or wrist in the indirect sunlight (near a window). Do you see more blue veins? You’re most likely cool. If you see more green/olive colors, you are warm. If you can’t decide, you might be neutral. Have patience with yourself, try out different foundations on your wrist or neck and determine which foundations you think blend in well! Essentially, you want your foundation to melt into your skin and give you a radiant glow!

Photo | Jessica Scott Photography Also Pictured | BHLDN

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How do you find a color match?

What colors do you love to use for a warm ivory skin tone? On Jocelyn, we wanted to bring out her gorgeous, glowing, ivory skin by using warm, blush tones throughout, and we predominantly used a warm tan to make her blue eyes POP! A warmer bronze or blush tone is always a blue-eyed-girl’s best friend!

The easiest and most efficient way to determine your skin’s undertones is by color matching to your neck! Many artists will color match to your chest or the underside of a client’s arm, but we have found that this sometimes creates an inaccurate skin tone that’s not perfectly matched to the client. The underarm can definitely help in finding the proper undertone, but you must assess the client’s complete complexion for a perfect color match!

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and her contour to help accentuate and complement her natural milk chocolate freckles, and we topped off the apples of her cheeks with a cool lavender-pink blush. We kept her eyeshadow soft and to a minimum to accentuate her long lashes and bold brows.

What are some tips to finding what undertone you are? What colors perfectly complement a medium skin tone? Her skin tone is a gorgeous medium shade with a neutral undertone. A neutral undertone allows for her to wear both cool tones and warm tones based on her desired look and possibly what she is choosing to wear that day. We chose to focus on bringing out the blush undertones in her skin by creating a look with cool colors. Hints of lavender and a soft white shimmer can be found in her eyeshadow and blush. Using cooler colors like a rosy pink lipstick, and a highlight with a dash of pink instead of gold allowed for us to play up her blue-green eyes and her off-white wedding dress.

What products did you use to achieve this particular look? Because this bride had beautiful natural freckles across her nose and her cheekbones, we chose to use a light layer of foundation, so as not to hide them. A warm bronze color was chosen for her liner

Your undertone is also often determined or reflected by your natural hair and eye color. This bride’s crystal blue-green eyes and sunkissed light brown hair is a natural complement to her neutral, yet slightly pink undertone. Now that is not to say that if she was naturally tan in the summertime or changed her hair color that her undertones wouldn’t adapt and change. It is important to always adjust your makeup to things that you may change, like the richness of your tan or your hair color. If you suddenly go from blonde hair to black hair, your undertone will most likely have a shift to the naked eye as it is now juxtaposed against a new bold color. When deciding what undertone you are, we suggest starting with your foundation to determine cool, warm or neutral tones for you. Cool undertones will look better in a pink base, warm tones in yellow base foundations, and neutral tones in a slightly peach colored base. We suggest always testing your foundation to the center of your chest to achieve the most accurate match.


Photo | Jason Smelser Photography Also Pictured | Houston Bridal Gallery • The Vine • Callie Elizabeth Hair

OLIVE with ELM Beauty @elmbeautytx What lip color is your fave for this skin tone? We really wanted the focus of this look to be the wine-colored lip. By using a sheer lipstick with a subtle satin finish, we kept the look modern and the lips kissable.

What eye look works well with an olive tone? On the eyes, we did a soft wash of champagne and bronze to shape the eye without being too harsh. Fluttery lashes added a little drama and a lot of romance.

What are your go-to skin tips? Skin stayed soft and satiny with the help of light diffusing powders and a touch of bronzer on the high points of the face. A light facial oil on the cheekbones made the skin glow and kept the look from getting too matte and heavy.

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C H E ST N U T with Hey Lovely @heylovelymakeup What do you use primarily for a chestnut skin tone? We love bronzes, plums, creams and golds.

What products did you use to achieve this look? We used Bobbi Brown and Tarte chocolate, mauve and cream shadows. Blush was Nars Amour.

What are some tips to finding what undertone you are? You have cool undertones if you can see blue veins in your skin. If your veins appear green or olive on the skin, you’re warm. Neutral is a mixture of both warm and cool undertones. Very Fair: Fair skin tends to have neutral or cooler undertones. Cooler-toned shades such as taupe, beige and soft pinks complement this undertone. Light: Skin that’s light but not as fair look best in cooler-toned shades that are more soft and neutral such as grays and deeper beiges. Medium: This skin tone usually has the ability to go with both warmer and cooler colors Olive: Like medium, olive can also do both warmer and cooler shades, though I’d recommend adding more vivid colors, as olive skin tones can usually handle it. Tan: This skin tone looks great with warmer shades like bronze as well as warmer tones such as orange. Medium to Dark: Skin can go both cool and warmer in color.

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What are some tips to finding what undertone you are?

She had such a beautiful undertone, we wanted to keep it soft with rose colored blush, golden bronzers and a golden highlighter.

This is one of the most common concerns we get from clients, but we always give them this little tip: If you are in between colors, or feel like your foundation always looks a bit dull, try mixing two foundations together! You’ll probably get a gorgeous glow and fall in love with it!

What products did you use to achieve particular look? We used Charlotte Tilbury’s “Pillow Talk” palette for this look. We loved the dusty rose tones and wanted to keep everything very natural. We also finished it with the same brand and color lipstick — “Pillow Talk.”

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Celebrating weddings during a season unlike any other

he times may be unprecedented, but despite the chaos and uncertainty, we’ve learned that nothing...not even a pandemic can prevent love from prevailing. When it became apparent that our world almost overnight was drastically changing, no one had the answers on if and when we could expect to resume our normal lives. Those with weddings on the immediate horizon were some of the hardest hit with the news and faced with some of the most difficult decisions to make. For an unknown period, ceremonies and celebratory gatherings were postponed. For couples planning, it was heartbreaking and our hearts broke for them. It didn’t seem fair for uncontrollable forces to alter such significant plans. And for so many, it didn’t! Love prevailed and couples carried on with making their marriage official with more than a meaningful Plan B. Here are just some of their heartfelt stories.

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casey + efrain

The intimacy reminded us it was just the two of us getting married, and we were able to experience each moment intensely.

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ur wedding celebration was set for May 24, 2020, in Houston, Texas, at our favorite venue — The Dunlavy. Then

came COVID-19 in March. The Dunlavy gave the bad news that the wedding would not be able to move forward as planned; we were devastated. The following month, Efrain’s mother was diagnosed with acute cancer. It seemed 2020 would not be our year as we had once so happily proclaimed. As the news seemed to only get worse, we received a call from The Dunlavy – the wedding could go on! But it had to be virtual because of the social distancing rules in place. The intimacy reminded us it was just the two of us getting married, and we were able to experience each moment intensely. From the ceremony by Efrain’s dad, an ordained minister, to the speech by my dad from Canada, to the first dance and champagne toast — it was all such a dream. As we adjusted to married life during the pandemic, we learned Mustard Seed Photography

that Efrain’s mother was to be hospitalized as her cancer had become more aggressive, and she sadly passed away on June 18th. As we grieved, we still knew there was a purpose for everything and we are grateful that she was able to experience our wedding, as she made it known it was one of her great wishes to see us married. We are happy to say that one month after her passing, we found out we are pregnant. As many have experienced during this pandemic, focusing on the good is important. We are so grateful we were able to be married the way we were, with our loved ones watching along. In many ways, it seems like it happened in the manner in which it should have.

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anshika + vinoj

We wouldn’t — and probably couldn’t — have gotten married in a more perfect way.

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ur love was not postponed. I could have made a list of 1,001 things that could have gone

wrong on our wedding day, and a global pandemic wouldn’t have been one of them. Pretty soon after the world went into lock down, it was clear that our May wedding wouldn’t go anything like we’d planned. When we made the decision to go forward with a wedding in my parents’ backyard, neither of us or our families were sure if we were making the right decision. My husband and I worried that we may look back years later and feel that we never really had the type of momentous, life changing event where we would feel that finally, after 10 years of dating, we were taking a drastic step into a whole new world together as husband and wife. Ultimately, though, our micro-wedding with 15 people, including ourselves, turned out to be more beautiful and memorable than we had ever dreamed. Our extended family and friends joined us in a socially distanced drive-by parade that we will remember forever. The saying “don’t sweat the small stuff”

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our lives, we came to appreciate each other and our family and friends on a whole new level. We wouldn’t – and probably couldn’t – have gotten married in a more perfect way. Tiny Mum Photography

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sarah + tyler

We both agreed that we are so happy we had an intimate ceremony this year while waiting for our dream Italian wedding to happen next year.

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yler and I were originally supposed to have our dream wedding on June 10, 2020, in Lake Como, Italy. When

the coronavirus started surging in Northern Italy, we knew we would most likely have to postpone. It was really hard to make the call because we were holding on to that last little bit of hope that it could still happen. At the very beginning of April, we decided to postpone to July 2021. To say we were disappointed, would be an understatement. Just three weeks before our original wedding date was supposed to be, we talked with our vendors, and they were happy to help us have a small ceremony in Houston in the interim. We decided to just have immediate family and our pastor at an intimate outdoor ceremony on June 16th. It turned out absolutely

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beautiful! We both agreed that we are so happy we had an intimate ceremony this year while waiting for our dream Italian wedding to happen next year. F E A T U R E D V E N D O R S | ADORNE ARTISTRY • @adorneartistry | FAIRMONT AUSTIN • @fairmontatx STEPHANIA CAMPOS PHOTOGRAPHY • @stephania_photo

gianna + christopher

Although it was very different from how we had planned it to be, we could not be more thankful for how it turned out.

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ur wedding day was very different than we had originally envisioned it to be. We only had family and

a small portion of our bridal party there to help us run everything behind the scenes. To keep everyone safe, we held our ceremony and reception in the backyard of my childhood home. We had a beautiful, intimate ceremony that we chose to live stream for all of the other important people who couldn’t be there. After our ceremony, we were able to take a short walk to the bayou just steps from my front door and take our intimate couple’s pictures. When we arrived back from photos, our maid of honor and best man had planned a car parade with many of our friends and family who were not able to make it to our wedding. We then celebrated our marriage by hosting a small reception in the backyard with Mexican food and margaritas. Chris and I were even able to cut a cake and have a first dance. The whole day was thankful for how it turned out.

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absolutely perfect. Although it was very different from how we had planned it to be, we could not be more


janet + geoffrey

It was such a special day, and being able to celebrate it with our family was such a joy!

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ur original wedding date was March 28th. We were weeks away and finalizing our last wedding details when

COVID-19 hit. We decided to postpone our wedding to May hoping things would be better by then, but we came to the realization that things were not going to change. We postponed our wedding again, but decided to move forward with our ceremony. Although our wedding was not planned in the most traditional way, I still wanted to incorporate some traditions. Our florist gave me small, blue flowers to place in my hair as my something blue, I got a new dress for my something new, I wore my pearl earrings as something old, and my mom lent me her bracelet as something borrowed. All components worked perfectly in such a simple way! During our first touch, we prayed and thanked God for allowing us to celebrate this day with our family. Geoff headed to the altar, and I waited for my grandmother to do a first look. My grandmother gave me away and soon after Geoff and I were finally husband and wife! Afterward, our family gathered at

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my sister’s house where they surprised us with beautiful garden decor with the help of our florist and baker. It was such a special day, and being able to celebrate it with our family was such a joy!

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sarah + edgar

Friends and family said our ceremony was a light in this time of darkness, and I’m so glad that something so meaningful to us could also be so beautiful for others!

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e decided to postpone after a few weeks of anxiety, watching the news and having guests slowly

messaging us about not being able to make it. So, we ended up postponing about two weeks before our original date. When it came to the Friday before our original date, Edgar and I decided we couldn’t just sit at home and let this day go by. We messaged some family and set up a backyard wedding ceremony at my brother and sister-in-law’s house. At 10 am on Saturday, March 28, 11 of us and our photographer joined to have a Zoom wedding ceremony. My brother, who was always going to be our officiant, made it official. We exchanged rings, kissed, cried and toasted with champagne. Through it all, I’m so glad we went through with it. Friends and family said our ceremony was a light in this time of darkness, and I’m so glad that something so meaningful to us could also be so beautiful for others! We still plan to have the whole shebang on October 3rd, and hopefully the traditional honeymoon afterwards. Proud to be a

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tiffany + zach

This moment was more special than we could have ever dreamed and definitely the silver lining in the nightmare that is being a “Covid Bride.”

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n June of 2019, we got engaged and began planning our dream wedding for April 2020 in Bryan, Texas. There are

several things you worry about when planning an outdoor wedding in Texas, but a global pandemic never even occurred to us. Four weeks before our April 10th wedding, we had to make the heartbreaking decision to postpone all of our plans and wait for a safer time to get everyone together. We contemplated waiting until our rescheduled date, but as our original wedding date grew closer, I just couldn’t imagine not marrying my best friend on the day we had planned for so long. We were brainstorming locations when my sister-in-laws offered their property. A few years ago, they began building a quaint little chapel on their property in Dickinson, Texas. They would randomly work on it from time to time, but when we needed a place to get married during a nationwide shutdown, the whole family pitched in to finish. I woke up in my bed at my parents’ house, my sister painted my nails, and I talked to my bridesmaids on FaceTime. With only our immediate family present and several others watching from Facebook Live, my brother-in-law married us in Weddings by Westy

Waymaker Chapel. We made our exit walk down the aisle, and our sisters flung the doors open for a dramatic picture effect, but we never guessed that our wedding party would be in the parking lot, there to celebrate us with signs and cheers! This moment was more special than we could have ever dreamed and definitely the silver lining in the nightmare that is being a “Covid Bride.”

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melodie + dakota

Through all of that, you need to try your best to remain flexible and remember that at the end of the day what matters most is that you get to marry the person you love!

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OVID-19 threw our wedding for a loop! Dakota and I spent countless hours examining all of our

options: we could keep everything the same, reduce guest count, change our date, etc. Upon coming to the realization that we had an endless number of options, we had to examine our priorities. We decided that what mattered most to the two of us was just getting married. Because of this, we chose to move forward with our initial date and take whatever precautions necessary to ensure our guests’ safety. This meant that our guest count, ceremony time and wedding party had to be changed, but none of that mattered. All that mattered was that we were getting to marry our best friend and begin our life together. The most important thing I learned from planning my wedding is that you’ll always have bumps along the way, whether it’s as small as a single hair being out of place or as big as COVID-19 turning your entire wedding upside down, you will run into the end of the day what matters most is that you get to marry the person you love!

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shelby + brian

It was truly a whirlwind of a day and not what we had originally planned, but it was beautiful, emotional, intimate, and unforgettable.

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he past couple months have been filled with heartbreak, worry and uncertainty as we cancelled bridal and

couple’s showers, my bachelorette trip, our Italian honeymoon and then finally our wedding. We decided to postpone our large reception a full year until May 7, 2021, for the health and safety of all our guests. However, it was very meaningful and important to us to still get married on our original date. Our families and amazing vendors helped us pull together the most gorgeous day. We had an intimate ceremony at our venue with my aunt officiating and our parents and grandparents in attendance, while streaming the ceremony to other friends and family. We had our first look, private vows and ceremony with our family, and then our first dance in the beautiful Meekermark chapel. My grandmothers were my impromptu flower girls, and my grandparents hosted a backyard reception for us afterward, complete with champagne toasts and cake. Our wedding day was truly magical and perfect. We couldn’t be happier or feel more loved despite everything and are excited to celebrate all over again www.meekerpictures.com

next year!

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ashley + chris

The elopement was nothing short of an adventure – full of so much love and laughter.

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hen we postponed our wedding for the first time, we were less than three weeks out from our date. Once

the dust settled, we said the heck with it and decided to get legally married on our day in the most intimate way we could (quickly) imagine. We told only our parents and planned to surprise our guests with the news at our new August 7th wedding date, which is now also postponed. The elopement was nothing short of an adventure – full of so much love and laughter. From accidentally ordering flowers from Fredericksburg, Virginia to getting to Enchanted Rock only to realize that we forgot our tripod, vow books and wedding bands. We took a few pictures and then rushed back to our precious Airbnb for our virtual ceremony before the skies opened up. We cut cake, and then that was it! We had the afternoon to soak it in, listen to vinyl records, snack on cake and

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jordan + brendan

While our wedding wasn’t exactly what we had originally envisioned, it was the most special, wonderful day of our lives.

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t the beginning of April, my fiancé and I were faced with the same very difficult decision that many

engaged couples at the time were faced with: should we postpone our wedding? We went back-and-forth for weeks trying to decide what the best solution was. Ultimately, we did not want to put our loved ones at risk, and decided that with the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, it would be best to go ahead and postpone our wedding. As difficult as this decision was, we knew it was the right thing to do. That same day, we decided that since COVID-19 was forcing us to change our wedding plans, why not go ahead and get married with a small ceremony surrounded by our immediate family and close friends? We went down to the county clerk, obtained our marriage license, and proceeded to plan our small ceremony in two short weeks. The entire experience of having to reschedule our big wedding and planning an intimate ceremony made us realize that a lot of things we were originally worrying about, ultimately were not important. What really matters is the love that we share,

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and that, despite all the chaos, we were able to become husband and wife. While our wedding wasn’t exactly what we had originally envisioned, it was the most special, wonderful day of our lives. We are so dang excited to spend the rest of our lives loving each other!

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karen + alfonso

Although this was not the day we had planned for, it was absolutely perfect.

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ince the summer of 2019, we have been planning a 75-person wedding in River Oaks. When COVID-19

began to impact the Houston area in March, we initially did not make any decisions regarding our wedding as we were all waiting to see how the pandemic would impact our community and country. By mid-April, we realized that it was in the best interest of the health and safety of our loved ones and vendors to cancel our original plans. Some of our closest family members live in Florida, Michigan, Washington and across the border in Matamoros. We did not want to expose them to the uncertainties of travel, and we certainly knew that we could not host a wedding without them by our sides. We took a few days to consider our options and ultimately decided that it was still important for us to become husband and wife on our original date. If anything, the pandemic reminded us how short and precious life is, and we did not want this to delay our plans spoke privately on the wedding day and even today, our only sadness was that more of our loved ones could not experience the beauty of the day firsthand. To any couples reading this and wondering if they should postpone or proceed with a more intimate wedding, I can say with 100% certainty that we do not regret our decision and would recommend this path to others concerned with how their plans are being impacted.

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for forever. Although this was not the day we had planned for, it was absolutely perfect. As Alfonso and I


melody + alan

We are praying that we will get the all-clear by then, and I’m just hoping to get to the wedding day!

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he week of March 20th was when things started to go bad. I am in medical school and about to graduate to

go on the front lines as a doctor in Cincinnati, and that week was supposed to be a celebration week where all the medical students in their 4th year find out where they are going for their medical training, but every single celebratory event that week had gotten cancelled. I tried to ignore it because I couldn’t believe the possibility that every event I had lined up for this spring was about to get cancelled. By March 19th, they released a statement about gatherings being less than 10, so we knew it was time to pull the plug on our original wedding. I started working with our planner to figure out alternative dates. Unfortunately, my venue had a policy that I had to reschedule within 120 days, so we settled on trying to move our wedding to June 7th. We desperately wanted the dream wedding we had been planning for a year, but we were still worried for our guests. So, we started the conversation with our vendors again, this time pushing the wedding as far back as possible to avoid a third postponement. After talking to my program, the only month they could give me vacation was in January. Luckily, everyone was willing to work with us and we were able to move our wedding to January 24, 2021.

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We are praying that we will get the all-clear by then, and I’m just hoping to get to the wedding day!

virginia + scott

In the end, even though it was so far from what we planned originally, our wedding was the most joyful celebration and reprieve from the fears and sadness of the pandemic.

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o be honest, a large, traditional wedding had never been my dream, but it had snowballed

into that during the wedding planning process. In March, it became apparent that our plans would need to change in light of COVID-19. After surveying our options, we decided the safest thing to do was to postpone the reception, however, we still wanted to find a way to get married in May and start our life together. The next two months were full of attempts to make decisions amongst so many ever-changing unknowns. At the end of the day, we decided the most important thing for us was to include as many of our loved ones as possible. While only our immediate families would attend the ceremony, we moved it to the larger sanctuary so that the church could livestream it for all the people we wished could be there. I got ready with my mom and sister and Zoomed with friends before walking down the aisle. The guests from Houston

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in the parking lot so they could drive by after. And that evening, we had a small dinner with just our families, a sweet reunion after two months apart. In the end, even though it was so far from what we planned originally, our wedding was the most joyful celebration and reprieve from the fears and sadness of the pandemic. And ironically, it was kind of the intimate, non-traditional wedding I had always wanted!

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kailey + paul

At the end of the day, we were able to become husband and wife, and we are SO happy!

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s many brides have experienced the last couple months, our California wedding fell victim to COVID-19,

causing us to reschedule. It was emotional and exhausting to make that call when we were 45 days out, but we knew it was 100% the right thing to do. For weeks, we went back and forth on deciding what we were going to do: legitimately elope to the courthouse, have a small ceremony with our family or just wait until August. Because our wedding was supposed to be in California, we were not able to get married at our original wedding location. One of our dearest friends, Courtney (who was also our photographer), had been planning/constructing along with her parents a beautiful venue in Montgomery, Texas, called Arrowhead Hill. Her parents were incredibly generous to Courtney Leigh Photogra p hy

let us get married on their property as the first couple to tie the knot there – a seriously special honor that we are so grateful for. After our ceremony, we walked out to the most beautiful cotton candy sky for our al fresco dinner and out of complete coincidence “At Last” By Etta James was playing – it was just a little pinch me moment! If there’s anything that we’ve learned during this experience of rescheduling our big wedding and then planning a smaller ceremony, it is to just be flexible, go with the flow and make the most of every moment. At the end of the day, we were able to become husband and wife, and we are SO happy!

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demetra + torik

When a global pandemic hit and the world shut down, it could not keep us from honoring our love for one another and keeping our original wedding date.

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hen a global pandemic hit and the world shut down, it could not keep us from honoring our love

for one another and keeping our original wedding date. Armed with #PandemicPositivity and unyielding determination, we found a small courthouse nearly an hour from us so we could still obtain our marriage license. With most of Demetra’s family living outside of Texas, a micro-wedding was not in the cards. So, in the early hours on Saturday, May 23rd, with just the two of us and Demetra’s uncle presiding, we were

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caitlin + eric

I get to say that my husband loves me so much he married me twice!

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y husband and I got engaged on November 22, 2017, in front of Cinderella’s castle at Disney World. It was a

real dream come true! We were both in college at the time and decided to hold off our wedding until 2020 to give ourselves more time to save up for our dream day. Our date was set for May 23, 2020! That was the day we counted down to for years. We held out hope as long as we could, but ultimately we had to make the decision to postpone our big day due to COVID-19. That was the hardest choice we have ever had to make together. Our lovely vendors made the change as seamless as possible, and I can’t thank them enough for that. We made the choice to get legally married on May 23rd, and I literally found the dress I wore the night before our wedding. We held the ceremony at the gardens on Texas A&M’s campus and only had immediate family and our photographer there. Although we got married that day, we decided to keep it a secret. We still haven’t mentioned it to people unless they ask. To us, that date was THE DATE and will always be our wedding date, but it was not the wedding we wanted to have. We held our second big day on June 26, 2020. With everything going on, it still felt so surreal to marry my husband (again). All of our vendors worked with us and made that day absolutely perfect. It was definitely worth the wait. And hey, Weddings by Westy

we didn’t have to worry about getting the marriage license signed or forgetting it. I get to say that my husband loves me so much he married me twice!

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lauren + bill

We believe God created this special moment just for us and made everything happen just the way it needed to.

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e were on cloud nine as the day was getting closer and the wedding to-do list shrunk! However,

much like many other couples planning their weddings for the coming months, our big vision would soon change. We kept high spirits as we closely watched the news evolve over the next couple of weeks. We started envisioning postponing the entire wedding by a few months, running to a courthouse to get married, postponing it an entire year, etc. I soon realized that my bridal portraits were scheduled for the following Wednesday on March 25th. This was the day where I would have trial hair/makeup, a bridal bouquet, put on my beautiful gown and pose in front of the cameras, almost exactly like the big day. I proposed the idea to Bill on Saturday night to elope, and lo-and-behold, we made the ceremony happen three days later! We was a beautiful day and ceremony – better than anyone could’ve ever imagined. We believe God created this

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lauren + michael

It was the most perfect intimate day.

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ichael and I had to make the decision to postpone our wedding due to COVID-19. It was a very

tough decision, but we felt it was best to ensure his family and my out-of-state family were able to attend. Just a couple weeks after the date change, literally the day everyone received the new invitations, our venue owner called to inform us that the venue was going out of business and our wedding was cancelled. Fast forward a few weeks, and we had a new venue and started the process to completely replan the wedding... in less than two months! We officially tied the knot in the middle of Hurricane

Mary Elizabeth Fabian

Hanna – the saga continued. It was the most perfect intimate day.

emma + matthew

It ended up being a beautiful weekend full of love, laughter and fun!

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atthew and I have had a crazy story from the beginning. We started dating in high school, and ten days

after we found out Matthew had cancer. When we started planning our wedding, we were so excited to celebrate with my family coming from England and more family coming from all over the country. When things started unraveling in the news, Matthew was finishing up his senior year at Texas A&M, and I was finishing up my school year at Baylor University. As things quickly worsened, our English family reached out saying they wouldn’t be able to make it because the borders were closing. Matthew and I remained hopeful. Four weeks before our original wedding date the capacity of any space, including our venue, was changed to twenty-five percent. We were so sad at the thought of having to go through our list and choose who would and wouldn’t come. We came to a quick conclusion that we would rather just get married and start our lives together, so we twenty people. My best friends and bridesmaids got into town, and it began to feel more like a celebration than how it previously felt, as something Matthew and I had lost. It ended up being a beautiful weekend full of love, laughter and fun! Amidst all the tragedy and uncertainty, we got to proclaim God’s goodness and faithfulness, including how he healed Matthew from cancer and that he was alive that day for us to marry.

F E A T U R E D V E N D O R | HEY LOVELY • @heylovelymakeup

LOVE PREVAILS | See more wedding celebrations @bridesofhouston

J eff J ones Photography

called the wedding venue and asked if they could move our wedding to two weeks earlier on May 17th, with only


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REASONS TO HIRE A

WEDDING PLANNER Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. Let your focus be on your partner, not whether or not the cake has arrived. These Houston wedding planners take the cake…and even more off your hands so you can enjoy your day!

Hear more from these Houston planners ON IGTV @BRIDESOFHOUSTON

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1 Bring Your Dream Wedding Vision to Life

Love Birds & Co. @lovebirdsvintage

I really feel like exceptional event production is finding that delicate balance between beauty, design and personal expression. From our first meeting, I encourage our clients to start collecting items and images that speak to them both personally and as a couple. Favorite colors and textures, vacation destinations, clothing, even the style of engagement ring

gives

insight

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a

couple’s

collective

personality. That’s why it is so important to get to know our clients on a deeply personal level. We want to make sure that they feel included and heard throughout the creative process. Events must be a true expression of their personalities to be both aesthetically beautiful and wonderfully meaningful.

- Tiffani Price, Love Birds & Co.

Photo | Kelley Craig Photography Also Pictured | Mia Bridal Couture • ELM Beauty • Flora + Fauna • Flower Power Productions • Hair by Alyx • Iron Manor • Blooming Gallery • Untamed Petals

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Manage Your Budget

Photo | Josh and Dana Fernandez Also Pictured | Edges Wild Studio • Brickhouse Bridal • Butter Artistry • Swift + Company • Legacy Lapels • Carr Mansion

Two Be Wed @twobewed

We encourage our clients, whether they are spending $25,000 or $250,000, to respect their budget and to avoid impulsive purchases that may result in buyer’s remorse. Entering into a marriage with debt, financial stress and anxiety is not recommended. We want our couples and their families to feel good about their investment and to enjoy every part of the wedding planning experience.

- Natalie Dawley, Two Be Wed


3 Problem Solving Pros Chancey Charm Weddings @chanceycharm

A professional planner is someone who can objectively make quick decisions and develop unique solutions based on their years of experience and network. With Chancey Charm we have access to our entire national team of over 20+ planners to assist with problem solving and sourcing client needs. This teamwork model de-escalates a problem or can figure out a need quickly, saving time and often money. We also share our ‘what didn’t go so right’ stories with one another allowing us all to learn collectively from one another and helps us to spot situations that could turn into a problem and stop them in their tracks.

- Skylar Albritton, Chancey Charm Weddings

Photo | The Cotton Collective Also Pictured | The Dunlavy • F. Dellit Designs • Aztec Events & Tents

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4 Ensure No Key Detail is Overlooked Events by Sarah @eventsbysarah

We are able to point couples in the right direction from the get-go in terms of selecting their vendors. Based on the couples theme, budget and such, we can take a lot of the leg work of searching out for them. Once they select a vendor, we are able to review proposals, suggest omissions/ additions and really help them see the whole picture of the wedding very early in the planning process. Our relationships with various vendors around town also allow for our clients to receive monetary discounts extended to them as well!

- Sarah Bett, Events by Sarah

Photo | Lindsey Weitzel Shelley of Lindsey Weitzel Photography Also Pictured | Mia Bridal Couture • Fleur di Vie • Junior League of Houston • Beautique • Saks • Rita Vinieris

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Plan Our Day

@planourdayhouston

Ensure You Stay On Track I think that just because couples are opting for a smaller gathering doesn’t mean they want to forgo the personalization of their wedding. Small weddings don’t equal a ‘wedding in a box.’ Our clients still want to spend time selecting the things that are special to them. They still want and appreciate guidance during the planning and someone to ensure things run smoothly on the wedding day. We get to become an even more intimate part of their day!

- Samantha Gieseke, Plan Our Day

Photo | Lacey Seymour Photography Also Pictured | Party Time Rentals • Mae’s Ridge • Premiere Events • Sixpence Floral Design LLC

EPOCH CO+

@epochcoevents

We utilize a cloud-based planning program for our clients that houses our comprehensive checklist, which covers everything big or small from start to finish. We start by tailoring this list to each client and their individual needs, taking into consideration their individual work and travel schedules. We know this overall checklist can get overwhelming when looking at the big picture, so to help our clients stay on track for a stress-free planning season, we have an assigned overview of specific items to focus on each week and month.

- Heather Johnson, EPOCH CO+

Photo | Theo Civitello of Theo-Graphics Also Pictured | Hey Lovely • Briscoe Manor • Holyoak Floral Designs • Weddings by Debbie • Essense of Australia • BHLDN • Tiffany & Co. • Indochino

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7 Timeline Professionals Right as Rayne Events @rightasrayne.weddings

It is a full-time job making sure everything happens exactly when it is supposed to happen during a wedding. From organizing your vendors, corralling your wedding party, and making sure that your beautiful wedding cake is cut, there is a lot to do! With all of their previous knowledge and experience, wedding planners know exactly how much time to allow for each wedding event, how to gently guide you through the day without demanding or rushing, and allow you to have the most amazing, stress-free day of your life! This is a special day to celebrate your love with your friends and family, not a day for you to worry about schedules or constantly looking at the time. On your wedding day, you should be focused on one thing…getting married!

- Alyssa Vogel, Right as Rayne Events

Photo | Fulleylove Photography Also Pictured | Adorne Artistry • Kaira • Mia Bridal Couture • LBL Event Rentals • The Bowery House and Garden • Elegant Beginnings Inc • A Different Bloom • Allen Johnson Formalwear • Your Butler’s Pantry

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On Cloud9 Events @oncloud9tx

Let Your Friends and Family Enjoy Your Wedding Day with You

It can be really difficult to facilitate all the details of a wedding while still attending as a guest. Many wedding planners, including Cloud9, offer a less expensive ‘Wedding Day Management’ package to help clients ensure the enjoyment of their family and friends. This budget-friendly package is perfect for our more hands-on brides, because it allows them to take charge of selecting their vendors, and the day of coordinator can compile the details and schedule about three weeks out. Even if a full-service planner is not in your budget, we definitely recommend hiring a day of coordinator. Photo | Kaiti Moyers Photography Also Pictured | THE SPRINGS Event Venue • Monica’s Brides • Something BLUE

H E AR EVEN M O RE INS IGH T FROM THESE

- Lisa Kettler-Belletto, On Cloud9 Events

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* 'Distant Drums' Roses * Lisianthuses * Scabiosas * Yarrows * Rudbeckias

Photo | Sarah Channon Photography Also Pictured | Blank Space Studio

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GET THE LOOK:

* Ranunculuses * Alliums * Cosmos * Marigolds

Photo | Courtney Leigh Photography Also Pictured | Arrowhead Hill • Wed and Prosper

FLORA + FAUNA @floraandfaunatx

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SUMMER SENSATIONS

THE SENTERPIECE @the_senterpiece

Photo | Eric & Jenn Photography Also Pictured | THE SPRINGS Event Venue • LoveLee Experiences • Parvani Vida

Rose roz

GET THE LOOK:

* Succulents * Lisianthuses * Wax Flowers


THE TALLEST TULIP @thetallesttulip

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GET THE LOOK:

* Roses * Ranunculuses * Veronicas * Peonies

Photo | Marable Street Photography Also Pictured | House of Hough

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FALL FAVES UNFORGETTABLE FLORAL @unforgettablefloral

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GET THE LOOK:

* Toffee Roses * Air Plants * Snapdragons * Scabiosas

Photo | Photobyjoy.com Also Pictured | Bright Star Ranch • Coreena’s Bridal • Maggie Sottero Designs

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Photo | The Silhouette Studio Also Pictured | Alyssa Meeks Events • Iron Manor

GET THE LOOK:

EDGES WILD STUDIO @edgeswildstudio

* Hellebores * Butterfly Ranunculuses * Roses

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WINTER WONDERS

JACKIE TREJO FLORAL DESIGN @jackietrejofloraldesign

Photo | The Bledsoes Photography Also Pictured | The Meekermark • Belle Âme Bridal

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Gown | WHITTINGTON BRIDAL | photo courtesy of Calla Blanche

finding your B R I DA L S T Y L E It’s one of the most memorable purchases of a lifetime, and you shouldn’t have to stress! Houston boutiques have the perfect gown for any style bride. Take our quiz to see what look suits you best!

SEE EVEN MORE GOWN OPTIONS TO SUIT YOUR STYLE ON @BRIDESOFHOUSTON IGTV

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TAKE THE QUIZ TO SEE WHAT SILHOUETTE SUITS YOUR STYLE

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WHAT’S YOUR D REAM RING? A. Classic Solitaire

C. Colorful Gem

B. Asscher Cut

D. Pear Shape

YOUR GO-TO DATE OUTFIT IS ...

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WHAT IS THE VIBE AT YOUR RECEPTION? A. Fancy Formal

C. Dance Party

B. Relaxed and Casual

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I F YO U W E R E A CE LE B R I T Y, W H O I S YO U R B F F ?

A. Favorite Jeans

C. Flowy Floral Print

A. Blake Lively

C. Taylor Swift

B. Leather Leggings

D. Sundress

B. Chrissy Teigen

D. Rihanna

I’M CURRENTLY ST REAMING ... A. Big Little Lies

C. Fixer Upper Reruns

B. Outer Banks

D. Never Have I Ever...

HOW DID YOU AND YOU R FIANC É MEET ? A. We were high school sweethearts!

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W H AT ’ S YO U R GO -TO S H O E ST Y LE ? A. Strappy Sandals

C. Classic Wedges

B. Flashy Sneakers

D. Ballet Flats

H OW M A N Y GU E STS A R E CE LE B R AT I N G? A. Everyone We Know

B. When I was least expecting it!

B. All of My Party People

C. Bumble, what else!

C. Small and Intimate

D. Blind date, what’s love without a little risk?

D. 200 Close Friends and Family

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Gown | BELLE ÂME BRIDAL Photo | Stephania Campos Photography Also Pictured: Etoilly Artistry, The Revaire, Uptown Diamond, Flora + Fauna


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M O S T LY

finding your

modern touch by adding in a square neckline and pockets – who doesn’t love pockets? Plus a chic ball gown will never go out of style.

MODERN MINIMALIST

When chic meets

Photo | Courtesy of Kelly Faetanini

This is perfect for the bride who wants a simple gown with a

B’s

Gown | STARDUST CELEBRATIONS

M O S T LY

simplicity, you get Phoebe. Highlighting the sweetheart shape of the bodice, Phoebe is subtly sexy and graceful from her head to her toes. Did you ever imagine simple could be so luxe? That’s the beauty of Phoebe.

GOWN | BRICKHOUSE BRIDAL | @brickhousebridal

Photo | Courtesy of Madi Lane

Gown | STARDUST CELEBRATIONS

GOWN | BELLE ÂME BRIDAL | @belleamebridalhouston

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A soft soft,sweetheart sweetheartneckline necklineframes framesher herface faceas asdetachable, detachable lace sleeves drip delicately off-the-shoulder adding aa carefree carefree attitude attitude off the shoulder adding to her already feminine silhouette. Her floral lace appliqués flourish

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ROMANTIC FLAIR

The The plunging plunging neckline neckline and and corset corset back back are are my ourfavorite favorite details details on on this this mermaid-style mermaidgown. Its flattering silhouette style gown. It’s flattering gives any bride silhouette giveswanting any bride curves some shape, and its wanting curves some shape, sleek satin makes an easy and it’s sleek satinitmakes it choice a bride an easyfor choice forwho’s a bride been her who’sromanticizing been romanticizing wedding day day for years. her wedding for years.

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TRENDS WE ARE LOVING Let us walk you through a few of this season’s top wedding trends!

Hear even more insight on these top trends on IGTV

@bridesofhouston

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1 TREND . STATEMENT CHAIRS

PARTY TIME RENTALS French Country chairs are the perfect detail for an all-white affair or as a statement piece in a sea of color. Whether rustic, shabby-chic or somewhere in between, this chair with its infinity circle design is perfect for your wedding day.

@partytimerentalscollegestation

Photo | Josh and Dana Fernandez Also Pictured | Two Be Wed • Tamara Menges Designs

2 TREND . VINTAGE FURNITURE

OLIVER AND PENELOPE VINTAGE RENTALS Vintage furniture and decor pieces seem to be all the rage right now. Whether it’s a sofa, antique buffet, goblets or even just brass candlesticks and hurricane lanterns, one piece or a mixture of pieces can add romance and elegance to transform any space! There’s nothing more rewarding for us than to help couples find the perfect pieces that reflect their style and help their vision for their special day to come true! As couples celebrate their love and promise it to each other for a lifetime, they can bring in the love of beautiful antique pieces that have held the test of time. They add not only functionality but beauty and character, creating a space that their guests will enjoy and remember. The possibilities are endless and timeless.

@oliverandpenelopevintage

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Photo | Picture This Forever Photography Also Pictured | Always Floral • L’Atelier Du Brigadeiro • Lovely Grace Events • River Oaks Garden


3 TREND . MIX & MATCH CHINA

BERING’S We are loving the mix and match china trend! It’s the perfect self-expression with a creative twist to the traditional, formal tabletop. It’s exciting to help couples pick out their own unique china table setting by combining different patterns and brands. This portrays the couple’s individual style and allows them to customize their place setting for life’s greatest memories.

@beringshardware

Photo | Marni Wishart Photography Also Pictured | Blush Floral Co • House of Hough • Aztec Events & Tents • Spell Events • Yellow Rose Calligraphy

4 TREND . GILDED GOLD ACCENTS

AVALON EVENT RENTALS We wanted to show that you can have micro, outdoor events without losing the glam. Invite nature into your event as it can make the perfect backdrop. This look features blush tones and very modern gilt trim furniture. The gold accents exude a bright and bold aspect creating a sense of opulence. This look is not only HOT and trending, but it would also make everyone feel like royalty!

@avaloneventrentals Photo | Tiny Mum Photography Also Pictured | The Tallest Tulip • Perfectly Posh • Palm Royal Villa

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5 TREND . MIXED METALS

LBL EVENT RENTALS Mixed metal and sparkling linens have become a top pick. We see two-tone sequins as well as incorporation of metallics in linens and table decor and these shimmering metals aren’t limited to just silver and golds. We see a lot of coppers and rose golds for a pop of color with a definite shine.

@lbl_event_rentals

Photo | Charlie Ewing - Charlie Horse Photos Also Pictured | The Ballroom at Bayou Place • Rexberry Luxury Weddings and Events • Kirksey Gregg Productions • Houston Event Furnishings

Photo | Violet Martinez Photography Also Pictured | Artistry Abloom • Hughes Manor • Hopeful Events & Design • Echveria Calligraphy

6 TREND . VELVET LINENS

LAVISH LINENS Velvet has been trending for a couple of years now in weddings. From small details in weddings to fully being used as table settings. There is something about this luxe, textured material that has quickly become popular even in non- winter seasons. Velvet adds a soft feel with an elegant and elevated texture!

@lavishlinenshtx

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7 TREND . PRESENTATIONS

COTTON CULINARY This season, our brides are opting for a white-out style with green or citrus-colored accents. This softer style inspires the same elegance in the menu and the presentation of the hors d’oeuvres and main course. For example, many couples are requesting highend hors d’oeuvres like shrimp and grits shooters, quail medallions and bruschetta, all of which fit in with the simple, yet elegant, style. Action stations, where food is cooked to order, have also become popular and can be a safer option during the current pandemic as it limits human contact with the food.

@cottonculinary Photo | Harlow & May Studios Also Pictured | Little Coterie • Marburger Farm Antique Show

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Photo | Kelley Craig Photography Also Pictured | Love Birds & Co. • Flora + Fauna • Flower Power Productions • Blooming Gallery • Iron Manor

TREND . PERSONAL PAPERIE

JO’S PAPER KITCHEN From that moment when they open your save the date or invitation, they are getting a very personal expression of your love story. Your invitation is a preview of the day that you are planning and sharing with them. Let your creativity really shine. Highlight your gorgeous venue or a beautiful portrait from an engagement session. I love to incorporate “Easter eggs” for couples. For instance, a groom was from Ireland, so we hid a shamrock into the floral illustration that was on their save the date. Each suite I create is curated and hand-assembled to layer important pieces together. The statement can be bold or sentimental and subtle.

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Photo | Joseph West Photography Also Pictured | Blooming Gallery • 360 AV Design • En Vogue Events • The Corinthian

9 TREND . GRAND WEDDING CAKES

CAKES BY GINA Building tall wedding cakes is always an exciting challenge for us. We love the entire process, starting with making the sketch, building a styrofoam model at the consultation, then watching it come to life in the kitchen. Multi-tiered wedding cakes are so special for our customers and create a sense of grandeur. Oftentimes, their cake acts as a centerpiece for the whole wedding! I love seeing the evolution of wedding cake trends and have pushed myself to continue to innovate and grow with the changes. We are excited to continue to grow with the future trends of weddings and our signature cakes.

@cakesbyginahou

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10 TREND . CUSTOM COCKTAILS

A FARE EXTRAORDINAIRE A custom cocktail is a perfect way to infuse a couple’s personality into the reception. Cocktails allow for personalization in so many ways – a catchy name, colorful glassware and garnishes, personalized cocktail napkins… the list goes on! The cocktail recipe can also tell guests about the couple’s past or future. Did you get engaged at a French restaurant, or are you heading off to Mexico for your honeymoon? Offer something champagne-based or a cute mini-margarita as a nod to these special memories. Don’t forget about mocktails! Alcohol-free agua frescas and herb-infused spa waters are two options perfect for an outdoor ceremony or brunch reception. No matter what you choose to offer your guests, make it memorable with a custom cocktail!

Photo | Adam Nyholt

@afehouston

Also Pictured | Two Be Wed • The Revaire • SipMi

11 TREND . SOFTLY ILLUMINATED COMPLEXIONS

ADORNE ARTISTRY We love beautiful skin, and illuminated, soft, natural looking beauty looks have become the new standard. To achieve that lit-from-within glow, skin prep is key. We love Sonia Roselli Beauty’s skin prep line! A light liquid formula foundation that boosts radiance, like Charlotte Tilbury’s Light Wonder Foundation and Hollywood Flawless Filter, are the perfect duo to a dewy glow. Add a pop of your favorite cheek color and a little lipstick, and you’re golden!

@adorneartistry

Photo | Studio Rendition Also Pictured | Houston Bridal Gallery • LoveLeeExperiences • Rice University

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Photo | Kate Elizabeth Photography Also Pictured | Adorne Artistry • Love and Lace Bridal Boutique • The Gin at Hidalgo Falls

12 TREND . COLORFUL GEMS

KAIRA For the wedding day jewelry, a pop of color is our favorite addition to a modern bride. It makes the look feel fresh and different. There are so many elements you can incorporate in your jewelry to make a statement in your big day! From your earrings being your something blue, to redesigning a vintage family piece to wear as your something old, or incorporating the birthstones of bride and groom into a band or a bracelet for the bride to cherish their union together, we love working with bold brides and grooms because the possibilities of what we can create together are endless.

@kairajewelry

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Get Camera Ready “My biggest thing is to acknowledge the awkwardness up front. I like to get my couples moving almost immediately so that they start thinking about that rather than ‘looking good.’ Walking and holding hands is an easy intro, while I start asking them about their likes and dislikes and joking with them a bit. Aside from the beginning jitters, my goal is for the session to feel like a hang out. By the end, we should all be relaxed and laughing.”

TINY MUM PHOTOGRAPHY @ ti ny mump hotog r a p hy

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“Think of places you love to go to together that hold special memories. Where you had your first date, where he/she proposed, a park you love to walk through together or even just a place you find to be beautiful that reminds you of home. We have so many couples that just don’t know where to begin, and that’s alright. Start by asking yourself what places you two love to visit, and if you still can’t think of anything, we always have places in mind we can point you toward.”

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“Your engagement session should be a fun time when you’re getting to know your photographer and most importantly, getting excited to marry the love of your life! When pairing together the perfect outfits, a great starting point is choosing two or three outfits that you feel comfortable and confident in. We usually recommend bringing at least one date night casual outfit and one more formal outfit. For formal outfits, dresses are great for girls and button ups with blazers are great for guys!”

“Including your heirlooms into your images gives your future children and family the chance to look back and remember how it was used in this certain way, and it might make it even more special to them if they choose to use it for their wedding day.”

BRANDY PALACIOS PHOTOGRAPHY @brandypalaciosphoto

Engagement Ensembles ALSO PICTURED: McGovern Centennial Gardens

ALSO PICTURED: Artistry Abloom • Bella Belle Shoes • Elevate & Educate • Yellow Rose Calligraphy • THE SPRINGS Event Venue

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Heirlooms + Special Details ENGAGEMENT PIC TIP

KATI HEWITT PHOTOGRAPHY


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Timing is Everything “When it comes to photography, lighting is everything. In order to capture those dreamy sunset photos and have ideal lighting for portraits throughout the day, your photographer should have input on your wedding day photo timeline. I typically contact my clients 2-3 months prior to the wedding day and ask a series of questions which helps me to draft up the best possible timeline for ideal lighting in photos.”

COURTNEY LEIGH PHOTOGRAPHY @ cour tney _ l ei g h_ p hoto

ALSO PICTURED: Hey Lovely • Brickhouse Bridal • Arrowhead Hill • Royal Coach Classic Limo • The Farmer & I Flower Co. • Sweet Tea Event Co.

“One of my biggest goals with all of my couples is for them to be flooded with emotions all over again when they view both sneak peaks and their full wedding gallery. I incorporate many candids in their galleries, but when directing wedding portraits of the newlyweds, I want to see their relationship and connection come alive in photos. Just because images are still, doesn’t mean you can’t see life and movement in them. I always joke with my couples that ‘the more hands or touching, the better.’ Feel the joy behind it, whether it’s a gentle touch or a grab…and whatever you do, don’t kiss! No really, it’s extremely rare that you’ll find posed images of mine where the couple is kissing — the movement leading up to the kiss is the money shot!”

EMILY FIGURELLI PHOTOGRAPHY

W E D D I N G D AY M O M E N T S

Perfect Poses

@emilyfigurelliphotography ALSO PICTURED: Whittington Bridal • The Black Tux • Willow + Ash • Kiss and Makeup Houston • Iron Manor

SEE EVEN MORE TIPS FOR YOUR PERFECT PICTURES ON INSTAGRAM

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WEDDING DIRECTORY Abdulla-Pillai .................................A69

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O’Malley-Woodward .....................A5-8

Assarian-Pawelek .......................A59-60

Obregon-Knight .............................A65

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Paine-Rodiek .................................A78

Behseresht-McClellen.................A29-30

Rogers-Pressly.... ............................A73

Cope-Water man .........................A35-36

Sablatura-Smith.........................A57-58

Durham-Zietsman......................A41-42

Santana-Rodriguez .........................A66

Gaspard-Jordan .........................A33-34

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Harrison-LaMarca..........................A75

Schulze-Bliss ..................................A77

Hoang-Simon ................................A1-4

Scobee-Sandoval ........................A23-24

Hull-Lee....................................A53-54

Scogin-Adedipe .........................A19-20

Killion-Pender................................A62

Shaikh-Abouhosah ..........................A74

Koerselman-Tinklepaugh ................A70

Smith-Ambriz ...........................A25-26

Kubos-Mireles ................................A79

Smith-Nunn ...................................A68

Lackey-Smart .................................A76

Stevenson-Miller ........................A45-46

LaPlue-Smith .................................A67

Tandon-Pillai .................................A80

Levy-Martinez ...........................A47-48

Tea-Nguyen...............................A39-40

Liggins-Banks.................................A63

Tier ney-Kole............................. .....A61

Martin-Paschall..........................A43-44

Vaswani-Pelty .................................A64

Massicot-Boyke ..........................A13-16

Vavra-Sodhi...............................A49-50

Moore-Nushart ..........................A51-52

Whitney-Conaway........................A9-12

Mutter-Jenkins ................ ..........A31-32

Zipps-Mickler............................A37-38

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Emily Figurelli Photography

Tiny Mum Photography

Dreamy Elk Photography & Design


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I n s t a g r a m : @ b l v d . p h o t o F a c e b o o k : B LV D P h o t o g r a p h y

KIM HOANG & MARC SIMON

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F A V O R I T E

M E M O R Y

“I am normally not an emotional person, but being able to read our vows to each other with no one else around was one of the most intimate exchanges we’ve had in our relationship. To be able to profess our love and appreciate it in that moment was definitely a tear jerker for the both of us.” KIM, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Tiff ’s Treats • Kim’s Tea House • Cafe Natalie Catering • Excel Pours • DJ Steve • Events De Luxe • Pixel Pixel Photo Booth • Chandelier Grove • Prince of Peace Catholic Community • Regal Party Bus Houston • Yours Truly Media

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F E A T U R E D BRIDAL GOWN + ACCESSORIES HAIR + MAKEUP

/ W H I T T I NG TON B R I DA L

/ H E Y L O V E LY

PHOTOGRAPHER

V E N D O R S DECOR + RENTALS, WEDDIN G PL ANNER

/ B LV D P H O T O G R A P H Y

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RINGS

/ LOVE BIRDS & CO. / THE TRUE GEM


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“Things will never go exactly as you predict, so you just have to have the right

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perspective and pick the best vendors you can! We had to postpone our wedding due to Jake’s health, and it put everything into perspective. All that matters is that two people get to start their married life in joyful celebration! This helped us keep our cool when little things went awry on the wedding day!” L AUREN , BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique • Bella Bridesmaids • Becca Cakes • Aztec Events & Tents • Drywater Band • Divisi Strings • Mibellarosa • Nib and Pixel • Unique Style Productions • Josh and Dana Fernandez • Revelry Goods • David Peck • Weddings at Windy Knoll • J&G Valet Services • Uptown Valet and Transportation • Sam’s Limousine & Transportation

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F E A T U R E D C ATERIN G + BARTENDIN G HAIR + MAKEUP

V E N D O R S

/ A FA R E E X T R A O R D I NA I R E

/ H E Y L O V E LY

REGISTRY

/ BERING’S

WEDDING PLANNER

GROOM’S CAKE

VIDEOGRAPHER

/ CAKES BY GINA

/ REVERENT WEDDING FILMS

/ N A T A L I E D A W L E Y, T W O B E W E D

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S T E P H A N I E W H I T N E Y & T H O M A S C O N A WA Y

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“I learned to treasure the sweet moments and not stress over the small things.

Mustard Seed Photography

Always remember what matters the most because at the end of the day, I am married to my best friend. I am so excited and look forward to a lifetime of love and happiness with my husband!” STEPHANIE, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Ivory Bridal Atelier • Bella Bridesmaids • Barbara Parker’s Diamond Vault • CBV Cake Design • House of Hough • The Clubs at Houston Oaks • Archive Rentals • Aztec Events & Tents • La Tavola Fine Linen Rental • Misty Rockwell Artistry Team • LG Event Entertainment and Production • Maxit Flower Design • Divisi Strings • Altered Ego Salon & Spa • Sav Letter Co. • Sam’s Limousine & Transportation • Brittan Pittman • Alyssa Meeks Events • Mike’s Dance Floor Rentals

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F E A T U R E D BRIDAL GOWN

/ M IA B R I DA L C OU T U R E PHOTOGRAPHER

V E N D O R S INVITATIONS

/ J O ’ S PA P E R K I T C H E N

/ M U S TA R D S E E D P H O T O G R A P H Y

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ISABELLE MASSICOT & CHRISTOPHER BOYKE

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The Brothers Martens

“Our favorite memory was seeing all of our loved ones together and feeling the immense love and support they have for us.” ISABELLE, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Lovely Bride • Uptown Diamond • Kim Handy – Houston Modern Wedding Officiant • Cafe Natalie Catering • Aztec Events & Tents • Jose Navarro DJ • LG Event Entertainment and Production • The Brothers Martens • Palace Party Beverage Co. • Mood by Moss Aura Photography

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The Brothers Martens

F E A T U R E D CAKE

/ CAKES BY GINA

VENUE

FLORAL

V E N D O R S

/ F L O R A + FAU NA

/ SUNSET COFFEE BUILDING

WEDDING PLANNER

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HAIR + MAKEUP

/ A D OR N E A RT I ST RY

/ CHANCEY CHARM WEDDINGS


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K A I L E Y N O U I S & PA U L F L E T C H E R J R .

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M A K E R

“One person that was monumental on this day was our best friend and photographer,

Courtney Leigh Photography

Courtney Leigh Photography. She brings such a calming energy to the day while also making you feel beautiful and excited. She orchestrated having our wedding at Arrowhead Hill, and that is truly one of the biggest blessings from this whole ordeal. No one wants to reschedule their wedding and come up with new plans, and Courtney was there to help in any way that she could.” KAILEY, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: RingWraps • Andrea’s Gourmet • Your Butler’s Pantry • Maxit Flower Design • The Lovely Hair Class • Jocelyn Joines Caruso

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Courtney Leigh Photography

F E A T U R E D BRIDE’S MAKEUP

/ BU T T E R A RT I ST RY

PHOTOGRAPHER

V E N D O R S

BRIDE’S HAIR, BRIDESMAID’S MAKEUP

/ COURTNEY LEIGH PHOTOGRAPHY

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VENUE

/ E T O I L LY A RT I S T RY

/ ARROWHEAD HILL


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Dreamy Elk Photography & Design

JESSICA SCOGIN & SAM ADEDIPE

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F A V O R I T E

M E M O R Y

“My favorite moment was probably exchanging vows. The person marrying us got sick at the last moment and so one of our (ordained) friends married us and did such a wonderful job. It was so personalized and a very sweet moment.” JESSICA, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Ashton Gardens • JA Entertainment • Bella Dia Floral Design

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Dreamy Elk Photography & Design

F E A T U R E D BRIDAL GOWN

/ B R IC K HOU SE B R I DA L

PHOTOGRAPHER

V E N D O R S / DREAMY ELK PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN, LLC

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CAROLINE SCHREIBER & BLAKE VERDOORN

D R E A M

W E D D I N G

M A K E R

“Mallery, with Events by Sarah, was the glue to everything. She genuinely wanted this to be the best day for us and it showed by how out of her way she would go to serve us. She made the wedding planning process so much fun and enjoyable, which I feel so fortunate for as I know that isn’t always

Hannah Mayson

the case. We cannot sing her praises enough!” CAROLINE, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Ivory Bridal Atelier • Laura’s Couture & Alterations • The Chocolate Llama Cake Company • Blooming Gallery • Houston Country Club • Katie & Co. • LG Event Entertainment and Production • Hannah Mayson • Monarch British Limousine • Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church • AFC Transportation • Mike’s Dance Floor Rentals • IDT Band

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Hannah Mayson

F E A T U R E D HAIR + MAKEUP

/ H E Y L O V E LY

V E N D O R S

VIDEOGRAPHER

WEDDING PLANNER

/ REVERENT WEDDING FILMS

/ EVENTS BY SARAH

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K Y N D A L S C O B E E & M O I S E S S A N D O VA L

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M A K E R

“Emily Figurelli Photography and her second shooter, Jordan, did anything and

Emily Figurelli Photography

everything to make this day run smoothly. These girls were not only getting the most amazing photos of our day, but acted as my hype team and go-to girls and were there to troubleshoot when things went south. Emily and her team are amazing photographers. Her photos and work speak for themself but getting to work with Emily as a person was what made me love working with her.” KYNDAL, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Desserts by Holly • All Star Catering Co. • Moonvine Bartending • Anderson Piñeros • Always Floral • Blush Hair & Makeup Artistry • Jennings Trace • The Jeffries • Events to Remember

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Emily Figurelli Photography

F E A T U R E D BRIDAL GOWN

/ W H I T T I NG TON B R I DA L

V E N D O R S

PHOTOGRAPHER

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/ E M I LY F I G U R E L L I P H O T O G R A P H Y


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E M I LY S M I T H & M AT T H E W A M B R I Z

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“Getting married during COVID-19 taught me that the most important thing is that the bride and groom are happy and all the other stuff is an added bonus.” E M I LY, B R I D E

Other Local Vendors: Love & Lace Bridal Boutique • Robbins Brothers • Cakes by Blondie • Buppy’s Catering • Ryan Price Photography • The Weinberg at Wixon Valley • Perfectly Planned

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Ryan Price Photography

F E A T U R E D DECOR + RENTALS

/ PA R T Y T I M E R E N TA L S HAIR + MAKEUP

V E N D O R S FLORAL

/ U N F O R G E T TA B L E F L O R A L

/ T H I N K B R I N K B E AU T Y

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K E I S H A NA N G CA S & R A E M E N E M A R C E L I N O

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Tiny Mum Photography

“I’ve learned to always stay true to who you are and what you want, and don’t give in to the pressures of anyone else saying what you should and shouldn’t do. Do what makes sense for you!” KEISHA, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Parvani Vida • CBV Cake Design • milk + sugar • Avenida Brazil • Franny’s Bartending • A Finer Event • EB Inc. Event Rentals • LG Event Entertainment and Production • Micheala Duncan Ramierz • Karoline Makeup Artistry • Holy Rosary Church • Bravo Suit and Tux • Peachy Events

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Tiny Mum Photography

F E A T U R E D FLORAL RECEPTION VENUE

/ T H E TA L L E S T T U L I P

V E N D O R S

PHOTOGRAPHER

/ SUNSET COFFEE BUILDING

/ TINY MUM PHOTOGRAPHY

VIDEOGRAPHER

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/ REVERENT WEDDING FILMS


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SARAH BEHSERESHT & CLINT McCLELLEN

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F A V O R I T E

M E M O R Y

“My favorite moment of the day was Clint and I’s private foot washing after the ceremony. As our first act of marriage we decided we wanted to wash each other’s feet to represent sacrifice, service and respect for the other. It was such a sweet moment

Angela Nobles

alone together and gave us a chance to debrief before the reception.” SARAH, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Lovely Bride • Robichau’s Jewelry • Pappas Bar-B-Q • Excel Pours • Aztec Events & Tents • J&A Entertainment • J Low Events • Jen Simpson Design • Belle & Union • Clampitt Paper • Sage Scripted Designs • Angela Nobles • Chandelier Grove • C&S Executive Transportation • Brittan Pittman • Kylen Perry • Jen Loves Paper

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Angela Nobles

F E A T U R E D CAKE

/ CAKES BY GINA

HAIR + MAKEUP

V E N D O R S FLORAL

/ F L O R A + FAU NA

/ SU N N Y HA I R A N D M A K E U P A RT I ST RY

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CAITLIN MUTTER & CHRISTOPHER JENKINS

D R E A M

W E D D I N G

M A K E R

“We used so many amazing vendors for our wedding, however, I would say Weddings by Westy was my favorite! Westy is such a talented photographer and an overall kind

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person. She made the process from start to finish so easy, which is a breath of fresh air when planning a wedding. Weddings by Westy is a dream and I highly recommend working with them for your wedding!” CAITLIN, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Nazar’s & Co. • H-E-B • 2 Guys 1 Pit • Deep In The Heart Farms • Aztec Events & Tents • Allison Manning • DJ Connection Entertainment • Moosefeathers Florist

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We d d i n g s by We s t y

F E A T U R E D BRIDAL GOWN + ACCESSORIES PHOTOGRAPHER

V E N D O R S

/ B R IC K HOU SE B R I DA L

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VIDEOGRAPHER

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HAIR + MAKEUP

/ BU T T E R A RT I ST RY

/ REVERENT WEDDING FILMS


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B R I T TA N Y G A S PA R D & J O S E P H J O R D A N

D R E A M

W E D D I N G

M A K E R

“I admittedly wasn’t sure that I needed a coordinator in the beginning planning stages. We can now both honestly say we could not have made it without them! Amy Maddox Photography

Melanie with Whimsical Events thought of everything, kept us on schedule all night and always with a drink in our hand! We were able to relax and enjoy our special night with our family and friends because we knew Melanie and her team would make sure everything happened.” BRITTANY, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: CBV Cake Design • Marsalas Italian Grill • Bartending2U • EB Inc. Event Rentals • Amy Maddox Photography • The Barn at Four Pines Ranch

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Amy Maddox Photography

F E A T U R E D BRIDAL GOWN

/ B R IC K HOU SE B R I DA L

FLORAL, WEDDING PL ANNER

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ENTERTAINMENT, VIDEOGRAPHER

/ WHIMSICAL EVENTS

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HAIR + MAKEUP

/ C I N E M AT I C S AV I O R S / BU T T E R A RT I ST RY


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D A N I E L L E C O P E & M A T T H E W WA T E R M A N

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F A V O R I T E

M E M O R Y

“Our favorite wedding day memory was unplanned and spontaneous. We were expecting to miss our cocktail hour since we didn’t do a first look and had to take all of our formal photos, however, we had more free time than we were anticipating.

Josh and Dana Fernandez

Our wedding planner had the great idea to send us directly to the cocktail hour after our formal photos. All our guests cheered for us when we entered the room and it was a wonderful feeling! We got to see all the cocktail hour decor that we had specifically designed, such as our signature drinks, menus and the giant periodic table seating chart.” DANIELLE, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Ventura’s Bridal Fashions • Who Made The Cake • River Oaks Country Club • Flora & Eventi • Drywater Band • Anticipate Invitations • Josh and Dana Fernandez • Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church • Sam’s Limousine & Transportation • Floranthropy

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Josh and Dana Fernandez

F E A T U R E D BRIDAL GOWN VIDEOGRAPHER

V E N D O R S

/ M IA B R I DA L C OU T U R E

/ REVERENT WEDDING FILMS

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/ H E Y L O V E LY

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L A U R A Z I P P S & L AW S O N M I C K L E R

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W E D D I N G

M A K E R

Patti Darby Photography

“Patti Darby Photography will always have a special place in our hearts. She was always going above and beyond. Not to mention, she is SO talented and all of her photos are magical.” L AURA , BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Coreena’s Bridal Boutique • Collections Fine Jewelry • H-E-B • The Weinberg at Wixon Valley • Ashley & Co. • DJ Shepherd • Mad Flowers & Co. • EC Films

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F E A T U R E D HAIR + MAKEUP

/ T H I N K B R I N K B E AU T Y

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/ PA T T I D A R B Y P H O T O G R A P H Y


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DR. JULIANN TEA & TIEN NGUYEN

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M E M O R Y

Kasey Lynn Pho t ography

“I loved the moment where it was just the two of us and finally taking it all in including the love of the people who gathered for us and the fact that we are entering the next chapter of our lives together.” JULIANN, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: C’est Toi Bridal Atelier • Robbins Brothers • Cake Conspiracy • EB Inc. Event Rentals • Honeydew Events • LG Event Entertainment and Production • College Park Flowers • Pink Palette Artists • Kasey Lynn Photography • Jennifer Luu • iHeart Flipbooks • Kala Media • Zadok Jewelers

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Kasey Lynn Pho t ography

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/ W H I T T I NG TON B R I DA L

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KELSEY DURHAM & CRAIG ZIETSMAN

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M E M O R Y

Fulleylove Photography

“Two things that were my favorite were when I walked down the aisle and saw Craig crying and dancing all night with our friends and family – everyone looked just truly happy.” KEL SEY, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Something Blue • Southern Spirits • The Bloom Room • LG Event Entertainment and Production • J. Kelly Productions • Sunkissed & Made Up • Golden Design Shoppe • Fulleylove Photography • Sam’s Limousine & Transportation • Lupe Tortilla • Jonathan Mayfield Media

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Fulleylove Photography

F E A T U R E D CAKE

/ CAKES BY GINA WEDDIN G COORDIN ATOR

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/ THE MEEKERMARK

/ WHIMSICAL EVENTS

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G A B R I E L L E M A R T I N & C L AY PA S C H A L L

D R E A M

W E D D I N G

M A K E R

“Allyn and the other phenomenal ladies from Mustard Seed Photography are truly incredible. Hiring them was easily the best decision we ever made! They made

Mustard Seed Photography

us feel like family and easily exceeded every expectation we ever had. Not only are they beyond talented, but they are FUN. They go above and beyond to make you feel special and confident, and they photographed every special moment of our wedding in such a beautiful and timeless manner.” GABRIELLE, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Dickinson by Design • Bella Bridesmaids • Magical Memories Made Simple • Aztec Events & Tents • Bramble & Bee • Sunkissed & Made Up • Scripted Events • LG Event Entertainment and Production • The Clubs at Houston Oaks • Jordan Limousines • C&H Transportation • Lucho • Alyssa Meeks Events

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Mustard Seed Photography

F E A T U R E D BRIDAL GOWN + ACCESSORIES

V E N D O R S

/ B R IC K HOU SE B R I DA L

PHOTOGRAPHER

ENTERTAINMENT

/ R O YA L D U K E S B A N D

/ M U S TA R D S E E D P H O T O G R A P H Y

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MACKENZIE STEVENSON & TYLER MILLER

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F A V O R I T E

D E T A I L

Josh and Dana Fernandez

“My favorite detail of our wedding was the arch we were married under. Tyler and my dad built the arch and it could not have turned out more perfect. It was covered in the most gorgeous flowers and was more beautiful than anything I could have ever imagined.” MAC KENZIE, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Kiss the Cook Cakes • EB Inc. Event Rentals • Drywater Band • Bride & Bloom • Makeup by Sheila • Monroe Films • Invitation Solutions • Lele Lines • LG Event Entertainment and Production • Josh and Dana Fernandez • Jordan Limousines • C&S Executive Transportation

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Josh and Dana Fernandez

F E A T U R E D BRIDAL GOWN + ACCESSORIES

/ M IA B R I DA L C OU T U R E S TATIONERY

V E N D O R S

C ATERIN G, VENUE

/ T H E WO ODL A N D S C OU N T RY C LU B

/ J O ’ S PA P E R K I T C H E N

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MAUREEN LEVY & DR. JOREL MARTINEZ

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“One of my favorite memories was our first dance! While we aren’t the best dancers,

Kasey Lynn Pho t ography

it was the last ‘scheduled’ item in our wedding itinerary, so we both felt like we officially made it through the stressful part of the day. It was the first time we realized how truly lucky we were to have the love and support of those around us and were able to enjoy each other’s company in the beautiful setting our vendors had provided.” MAUREEN , BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Shipley Do-Nuts • Pappas Catering • Aztec Events & Tents • LG Event Entertainment and Production • Holyoak Floral Designs • Kasey Lynn Photography • McGovern Centennial Gardens

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/ E T O I L LY A RT I S T RY

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/ P L A N O U R DAY


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L A U R A VA V R A & M I K Y S O D H I

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M E M O R Y

“One of our most memorable memories is our first look. The morning had been such a rush — seeing each other alone for the first time for a few minutes gave us a sense of calm and excitement about getting married.” L AURA , BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Love & Lace Bridal Boutique • Cakes by Blondie • D’Vine Cuisine • Biryani Pot • Luke’s Bartending Service • Shena Cherian-Design Wedding Consultants • Details Party Rental • Greenbelt DJ Productions • Beauty by Jamie • Kristina Ross Photography • Lifetime Selfies • Peach Creek Ranch • Clear Vision Videography • All Things Planned

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Kristina Ross Photography

F E A T U R E D FLORAL

/ U N F O R G E T TA B L E F L O R A L

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V E N D O R S SIGNAGE

/ DESIGN TO FLOURISH


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K E L LY M O O R E & N AT H A N N U S H A R T

D R E A M

W E D D I N G

M A K E R

“Skylar, with Chancey Charm Weddings, followed up with my vendors, created detailed timelines and asked questions I had never even thought of! For the weeks leading up to our wedding, everyone asked how we were so relaxed and it was 110% because of Skylar. The day of our wedding went off Tiny Mum Photography

without a hitch, at least to us! If there were any issues Skylar handled them immediately and did so with a smile on her face. I can’t thank her enough for making our day so perfect.” K E L LY, B R I D E

Other Local Vendors: Aztec Events & Tents • AFR Furniture Rental • The Trade Entertainment • ON Services • Dimensions by Dan, Inc. • Uptown Diamond

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Tiny Mum Photography

F E A T U R E D BRIDAL GOWN + ACCESSORIES

/ B R IC K HOU SE B R I DA L FLORAL

PHOTOGRAPHER

V E N D O R S

C ATERIN G, VENUE

/ F L O R A + FAU NA

/ TINY MUM PHOTOGRAPHY

/ T H E D U N L AV Y

HAIR + MAKEUP WEDDING PLANNER

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DECOR + RENTALS

/ L AV I S H L I N E N S

/ H E Y L O V E LY / CHANCEY CHARM WEDDINGS


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Rachel Driskell Photography

E L A I NA H U L L & DA N I E L L E E

M Y

F A V O R I T E

M E M O R Y

“My favorite wedding day memory was how perfect the ceremony was. Our officiant was a family friend whose words were such a perfect descriptor of our relationship and where we hope to be in the future.” ELAINA, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Robbins Brothers • Sew Sweet • Tejas Chocolate + Barbeque • Just N’ Joy Service and Bartending • Hochzeit Hall • DJ American Chris • Cypress Photo Camper • Monarch British Limousines • The Wedding Company

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Rachel Driskell Photography

F E A T U R E D BRIDAL GOWN , BRIDESMAIDS’ ATTIRE FLORAL

/ U N F O R G E T TA B L E F L O R A L

V E N D O R S

/ B R IC K HOU SE B R I DA L HAIR + MAKEUP

/ H E Y L O V E LY

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DECOR + RENTALS PHOTOGRAPHER

/ PA R T Y T I M E R E N TA L S / RACHEL DRISKELL PHOTOGRAPHY


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K AY L A A R N S T & B R E T T R O B E R T S

M Y

F A V O R I T E

M E M O R Y

“Hands down, our absolute favorite memory of the day was our first look. This was something so important to both of us, for the first time we saw each other on this

Josh and Dana Fernandez

important day to get to truly savor a moment of just the two of us. I can still remember the sound of my heels walking toward him and Brett says it felt like an eternity before he could turn around and look at me. There was such pure joy and excitement in those few moments and I will remember it for the rest of my life.” K AY L A , B R I D E

Other Local Vendors: Wolf Diamonds • Bella Bridesmaids • Dolce Designs • The Hometown Chef Catering Co. • Aztec Events & Tents • J. Kelly Productions • Josh and Dana Fernandez • First Class Transportation • Jennifer Gregory with Heather Benge Events • F. Dellit Designs

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Josh and Dana Fernandez

F E A T U R E D BRIDAL GOWN

V E N D O R S

/ W H I T T I NG TON B R I DA L VENUE

HAIR + MAKEUP

/ THE MEEKERMARK

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/ H E Y L O V E LY


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N I C K I S A B L AT U R A & A N D R E W S M I T H

D R E A M

W E D D I N G

M A K E R

“Meeting and choosing to involve Tiffani and Bridgette at Love Birds & Co. was truly

Fulleylove Photography

a defining moment in my wedding planning journey. Tiffani was able to combine all the elements I identified in inspiration photos, and suggest the more unconventional whimsical color palette that truly defined our wedding day.” NICKI, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Blue Bridal Boutique • Le Reve Bridal Couture • The Farmhouse • All Star Catering Co. • M&M Beverages • Events to Remember • Post-Studio Projects • Houston Elite Entertainment • Bramble & Bee • Ester’s Hair Creations • Misty Rockwell Artistry Team • Monarch British Limousines • Divisi Strings • Fulleylove Photography • Annette Prochaska

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Fulleylove Photography

F E A T U R E D

DECOR + RENTALS, WEDDIN G PL ANNER

/ LOVE BIRDS & CO.

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V E N D O R S

VIDEOGRAPHER

/ REVERENT WEDDING FILMS


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S T E P H A N I E A S S A R I A N & S E A N PAW E L E K

D R E A M

W E D D I N G

M A K E R

Mustard Seed Photography

“Hands down, Rachel Johnson from Two Be Wed. She came into the wedding planning process at a point when I was very overwhelmed and completely took all my stress away. She made my dream wedding vision come to life, helped me stay on top of all my deadlines and helped me stay totally stress free the day of the wedding.” STEPHANIE, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Bella Bridesmaids • F. Dellit Designs • Cafe Natalie Catering • House of Hough • Exquisite Details by Raquel • LG Event Entertainment and Production • Picture Me Houston Photo Booth • Danny Ray and the Acoustic Productions • Sunkissed & Made Up • Kiss and Makeup Houston • Kristen Leigh Studio • Beckendorff Farms • AFC Transportation

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Mustard Seed Photography

F E A T U R E D BRIDAL GOWN + ACCESSORIES PHOTOGRAPHER

V E N D O R S

/ B R IC K HOU SE B R I DA L

/ M U S TA R D S E E D P H O T O G R A P H Y WEDDING PLANNER

CAKES

VIDEOGRAPHER

/ CAKES BY GINA

/ REVERENT WEDDING FILMS

/ RACHEL JOHNSON, T WO BE WED

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Stephania Campos Photography

S A R A H T I E R N E Y & T Y L E R KO L E

M Y

F A V O R I T E

M E M O R Y

“Our wedding day was anything but traditional because it was so impromptu after having to cancel our original wedding date due to COVID-19. We only had immediate family and chose an outdoor venue to try and keep everyone safe. Tyler spent the morning with his family and I got ready with my sister. SARAH, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Americus Diamond • Bramble & Bee • McGovern Centennial Gardens • Bravo Suit & Tux • Piper & Muse Events

F E A T U R E D HAIR + MAKEUP

/ A D OR N E A RT I ST RY PHOTOGRAPHER

V E N D O R S

HONEYMOON ACCOMMODATIONS

/ FA I R M O N T AU S T I N

/ STEPHANIA CAMPOS PHOTO GRAPHY

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S A VA N N A H K I L L I O N & B R A N D O N P E N D E R

F A V O R I T E

M E M O R Y Bailee Starr Photography

M Y

“Saying our wedding vows definitely takes the cake as my favorite wedding day memory. I know that may seem obvious, but we were just so thrilled to be bound together in love as husband and wife. It just felt so right.” S AVA N N A H , B R I D E

Other Local Vendors: Robichau’s Jewelry • Bella Bridesmaids • The San Luis Resort • Plants n’ Petals • Sunkissed & Made Up • Charm & Fig Paper Goods • Bailee Starr Photography • Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart • Luke Rabalais

F E A T U R E D BRIDAL GOWN + ACCESSORIES

V E N D O R S

/ B R IC K HOU SE B R I DA L

ENTERTAINMENT

CAKES

/ R O YA L D U K E S B A N D

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/ CAKES BY GINA


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Senae Photography

DEMETRA LIGGINS & TORIK BANKS

M Y

F A V O R I T E

D E T A I L

“When a global pandemic hit and the world shut down, it could not keep us from honoring our love for one another and keeping our original wedding date. So, in the early hours on Saturday, May 23rd, with just the two of us and Demetra’s uncle presiding, we were able to say, ‘I do.’” DEMETRA, BRIDE

Local Vendors: Fleur Jolie Design & Events • Marmion Park • Senae Photography

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D R E A M

W E D D I N G

Becka with Our Little Ranch Photography

S O N I VA S WA N I & L A R R Y P E LT Y

M A K E R

“All of our vendors were outstanding, but our favorite was The Orchard at Caney Creek. They did our catering and the food and drinks were phenomenal. To see the owners there adding their personal touch during the wedding and reception was amazing.” SONI, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: La Reve Bridal Couture • Marry Go Round Bridal • Union Gems • Rustika Cafe and Bakery • Essen Entertainment • The Room Studio • Lisa Pelayo Makeup and Beauty • Becka with Our Little Ranch Photography • C&H Transportation

F E A T U R E D ACCOMMODATIONS, C ATERIN G, REHEARSAL DINNER, VENUE

V E N D O R S

/ T H E O R C HA R D AT C A N E Y C R E E K

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FLORAL

/ T I N C U P FA R M


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Mustard Seed Photography

JANET OBREGON & GEOFFREY KNIGHT

M Y

F A V O R I T E

M E M O R Y

“Every part of our intimate wedding was beautiful and special, but one memory I will always hold dear to my heart is doing the first look with my grandmother. As soon as we saw each other, we hugged and cried from pure joy that we were finally able to enjoy this day together. Having her physically there, in a safe environment, able to witness my marriage meant the world to me!” JANET, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Zadok Jewelers • Reiner’s Fine Jewelry • Becca Cakes • H Town Restaurant Group • EB Inc. Event Rentals • Sunkissed & Made Up • McGovern Centennial Gardens • Love Detailed Events • Brey & Co.

F E A T U R E D FLORAL

/ JACKIE TREJO FLOR AL DESIGN

V E N D O R S

PHOTOGRAPHER

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/ M U S TA R D S E E D P H O T O G R A P H Y


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J O S B E N N Y S A N TA NA & A L E X R O D R I G U E Z

M Y

F A V O R I T E

M E M O R Y

It was a private time we had to express our servitude and humility for each other through the everlasting love of Jesus Christ.” JOSBENNY, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Ventura’s Bridal Fashions • THE SPRINGS in Wallisville • Wedding Cakes by Tammy Allen • Nacho Nachos • April’s Event Services • A Finer Event • House of Hough • DJ Comet • Artistry Abloom Floral Design • Beloved Makeup and Hair • Yellow Rose Calligraphy • Shawn Yang Films • Next Chapter Weddings • Freestyle Ninjaz • Ben Donnelly • KB Cello • Fulleylove Photography

F E A T U R E D DECOR + RENTALS

V E N D O R

/ O L I V E R A N D P E N E L O P E V I N TA G E R E N TA L S

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Fulleylove Photography

“My favorite moment was the washing feet ceremony.


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Jessica Frey Photography

M E L O D I E L a P L U E & DA KO TA S M I T H

M Y

F A V O R I T E

M E M O R Y

“I was getting ready to walk down the aisle with my dad and I remember my nerves were through the roof. As I started to walk down the aisle I looked up, and I saw Dakota. The greatest feeling of happiness and tranquility washed over me and I couldn’t help but smile. All the stresses of the day didn’t seem to matter anymore; all that mattered was Dakota. I saw him and knew that all of the nerves and planning and stress due to COVID-19 had been absolutely worth it, because that was the day I got to marry my best friend.” MELODIE, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Dolce Designs • Churrascos Catering • Flora & Eventi • Divisi Strings • Misty Rockwell Artistry Team • Atelier du Papier • Jessica Frey Photography • Chateau Cocomar • Marc Roberts Videography • Karen Estrada

F E A T U R E D BRIDAL GOWN + ACCESSORIES

V E N D O R

/ B R IC K HOU SE B R I DA L

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G I A N NA S M I T H & C H R I S T O P H E R N U N N

W E D D I N G

M A K E R

“Kati Hewitt Photography was by far the most helpful vendor for our small ceremony and reception. She donated extra time and energy to our day than she had to and she made sure to capture it better than we could have ever imagined.” GIANNA, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Jonathan’s Fine Jewelers • Supreme Kakes • Escalante’s • Elegant Chairs and More • Colony Florist • Janelle Christine • Notably Yours Weddings & Events

F E A T U R E D PHOTOGRAPHER

V E N D O R

/ K AT I H E W I T T P H O T O G R A P H Y

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Kati Hewitt Photography

D R E A M


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O F

Instagram: @kevinjtru

Facebook: Kevin Joseph Photography

A LY S S A A B D U L L A & V I M A L P I L L A I

M Y

F A V O R I T E

D E T A I L

“Our wedding actually consisted of three different events representing all sides of our family. On Friday morning we hosted a traditional Hindu ceremony which represented the groom’s side of the family, while Friday evening represented the bride’s side. Saturday’s ceremony and reception were a representation of our union and who we were as a couple.” A LYS S A , B R I D E

Other Local Vendors: Ventura’s Bridal Fashions • Almas Tejani Desi Couture • Uptown Diamond • Lush Puff • Phoenicia Foods • Cafe Natalie Catering • Decor by Dulce and Linen Rentals • SCF Events • LG Event Entertainment and Production • Bespoken Beauty • Kristen Giles Photography • Monkey Booth • The Gallery • ISKCON of Houston • Juliane & Alex Wedding Cinematography

F E A T U R E D WEDDING PLANNER

V E N D O R

/ WHIMSICAL EVENTS

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O F

M Y

F A V O R I T E

B r i t t a n i M i c h e l l e P h o t o g r a p hy • @ b r i t t a n i m i c h e l l e p h o t o • w w w. b r i t t a n i m i c h e l l e . c o m

T O R I K O E R S E L M A N & S H E L B Y T I N K L E PA U G H

M E M O R Y

“Our favorite wedding day memory was reading our vows to each other. We decided to write our own vows and without knowing, some of our words were very similar to each other! Especially the part about Tori making my coffee every morning. We now have our vows printed and framed on the wall and we can look at them daily as a reminder of what we promised to each other on the best day of our lives!” SHELBY, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Farmhouse Cafe & Bakery • Magnolia Bells • Melissa Newbould • Linens & Events • DJU Entertainment • Jarrett Zoch • Grace Spaulding Music • Blushd Beauty • Your Resource Rental • Brittani Michelle Photography • Kenedy Miller • I Do Transportation Services • Taylor Tinklepaugh

F E A T U R E D BRIDAL ACCESSORIES

V E N D O R S

/ GRACE LOVES LACE

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BRIDAL GOWN

/ B R IC K HOU SE B R I DA L


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Mikelo and Lindsey Photography

M O R I A M A N I M A S H A U N & B R U M E A K P O M R E TA

M Y

F A V O R I T E

M E M O R Y

“Our favorite moment was the first look. Because we had such a large number of guests, it was good for us to have a moment where it was just the two of us. The first look occurred in the hotel. I walked down the steps, and Brume and was at the bottom. He greeted me with a rose and a kiss on the cheek— it was so romantic.” MORIAM, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Weddings by Debbie • Sam Moon • Safari Texas Ranch • Blink Entertainment • DJ KayC Coker • Saved by the Stylist • Tonia O Artistry • Mikelo and Lindsey Photography • OrcaVue • Sam’s Limousine & Transportation • Inspired Films • Aduké Decor and Events

F E A T U R E D CAKE

V E N D O R

/ CAKES BY GINA

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SHELBY BECKA & BRIAN DOYLE

D R E A M

W E D D I N G

M A K E R S

“Our special day truly wouldn’t have been possible without The Meekermark and Meeker Pictures. They were wonderful in working with us not only to postpone our large w w w. m e e ke r p i c t u r e s . c o m

wedding ceremony, but also in coordinating with us to still use the venue to get married on our original date. They captured gorgeous photos of us and were so warm, friendly and understanding. We can’t wait to get married at The Meekermark all over again next year!” SHELBY, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Thomas Markle Jewelers • Cassio Creations • Pull It Together Party Co. • Piney Rose Flowers & Decor • AH Specialties • Wed & Prosper

F E A T U R E D BRIDAL GOWN

V E N D O R S

/ B R IC K HOU SE B R I DA L

WEDDING VENUE

/ THE MEEKERMARK

PHOTOGRAPHER VIDEOGRAPHER

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/ MEEKER PICTURES

/ C I N E M AT I C S AV I O R S


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J. Cogliandro Photography

K A T H E R I N E R O G E R S & R Y A N P R E S S LY

M Y

F A V O R I T E

M E M O R Y

“It’s hard to pick one moment, but I’d have to say standing at the altar saying ‘I do’ in front of all of our friends and family.” KATHERINE, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Nardos Design • Who Made the Cake! • The Club at Houston Oaks • Events In Bloom • SPF Event Resources, Inc. • DJ EJ • Team Flawless • Papellerie • Prime Systems • J. Cogliandro Photography • MirMir • Elevé • 31 FILMS • Keely Thorne Events • Hight Cigar • Pyrotecnico • Divisi Strings • Airbrush Brothers • The Neon Gallery • Mike’s Dance Floor Rentals • Orbit • Ivory Bridal Atelier

F E A T U R E D REGISTRY

V E N D O R

/ BERING’S

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AFIA SHAIKH & AHMAD ABOUHOSAH

M Y

F A V O R I T E

D E T A I L

to my desires. The dress had a seven and a half foot train and fifteen foot veil. I was very proud of my wedding dress.” AFIA, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Diamond World, Inc. • Cillie’s Cakes of Houston • Daawat Catering • Keisha’s Kreations • Shaimaa Photography • LG Event Entertainment and Production • Sunkissed & Made Up • Chateau Cocomar • Sam’s Limousine & Transportation • Videographic Productions • ROAR Over Texas • Al Hurriyah Dabke

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Shaimaa Photography

“I designed and sketched my own dress, and had it personally tailored


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PA I G E H A R R I S O N & C A M E R O N L a M A R C A

M Y

F A V O R I T E

M E M O R Y

“My favorite memory of our wedding day was our first look. We had lived states apart for two years, and in that moment our long-distance relationship came to an end and we were finally able to be together. It was such a sweet moment for us knowing that we were finally going to start our lives together as husband and wife.” PA I G E , B R I D E

Other Local Vendors: Robbins Brothers • Hotel ZaZa Houston Museum District • Monica’s Brides & Touch of Glitz Flowers • Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production • Blushd Beauty • Daniel Colvin • The Photo Shoppe

F E A T U R E D BRIDAL GOWN + ACCESSORIES CAKES

/ CAKES BY GINA WEDDING PLANNER

V E N D O R S

/ B R IC K HOU SE B R I DA L

VIDEOGRAPHER

/ REVERENT WEDDING FILMS

/ CHANCEY CHARM WEDDINGS

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S A R A L AC K E Y & J O S H UA S M A RT

M Y

F A V O R I T E

M E M O R Y

“My favorite wedding day memory was without a doubt walking down the aisle. I couldn’t pay attention to anything going on around me because my eyes were focused on Josh at

Rendi Smith Photography

the end of the aisle. When the big barn doors swung open and the music paused, I could see his big smile and couldn’t wait to get to him. As my dad and I got closer, I could see the tears running down Josh’s cheek and I knew this was the moment I had been waiting for.” SARA, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Rice Village Diamonds • Bella Bridesmaids • Dolly’s Sweet Sensations • Cafe Natalie Catering • Beckendorff Farms • The Signature Eventx • Beautique Day Spas and Salons • Lisa Pelayo Makeup and Beauty • Half Moon Lettering • LG Event Entertainment and Production • Rendi Smith Photography • S.B. Moore and Company • Uptown Diamond

F E A T U R E D BRIDAL GOWN + ACCESSORIES DECOR + RENTALS FLORAL

V E N D O R S

/ B R IC K HOU SE B R I DA L

/ O L I V E R A N D P E N E L O P E V I N TA G E R E N TA L S

/ EDGES WILD STUDIO

VIDEOGRAPHER

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/ REVERENT WEDDING FILMS


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BeatBox Por traits

SARAH SCHULZE & DEREK BLISS

M Y

F A V O R I T E

M E M O R Y

“My favorite wedding day memory was our first meal and communion together as husband and wife. We decided to have it performed privately between the two of us prior to our first meal together at the reception. Following communion, I was able to lead Sarah and myself in our first prayer together as husband and wife. We were officially Mr. & Mrs. Bliss, and it felt so good!” DEREK, GROOM

Other Local Vendors: Casa de Novia Bridal Couture • Joan Pillow Bridal Salon • Zadok Jewelers • Bailey Banks & Biddle • Susie’s Cakes • Petroleum Club of Houston • Johanna Terry Events • Drywater Band • 360 AV Design • BeatBox Portraits • Luxe Weddings • Chapelwood United Methodist Church • Sam’s Limousine & Transportation • Houston Carriage

F E A T U R E D BRIDE’S HAIR + MAKEUP INVITATIONS + C ALLIGRAPHY

/ A D OR N E A RT I ST RY

/ B R O W N F OX C R E AT I V E

V E N D O R S BRIDESMAIDS’ HAIR + MAKEUP

REGISTRY

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/ BERING’S

/ E T O I L LY A RT I S T RY

WEDDING PLANNER

/ EVENTS BY SARAH


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L E A N N E PA I N E & J O N R O D I E K

M Y

F A V O R I T E

M E M O R Y

“My favorite memory is when it was time to walk down the aisle and I started Alexander Cross Photo

to get nervous about being in front of a lot of people. I had this huge surge of emotion when I finally got to see Jon and I instantly relaxed knowing I was about to marry the man of my dreams.” LEANNE, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon • Select Jewelers • Bella Bridesmaids • Who Made The Cake • River Oaks Country Club • The Argyles • Your Beautiful Face • GTX Productions • Alexander Cross Photo • Soiréebliss! Events

F E A T U R E D FLORAL

V E N D O R S

/ THE SENTERPIECE

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INVITATIONS

/ BERING’S


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Theo Civitello of Theo-Graphics

KAREN KUBOS & ALFONSO MIRELES

D R E A M

W E D D I N G

M A K E R

“With the implications of COVID-19, we essentially planned our wedding three times, and Samantha, with Plan Our Day, took each of those changes in stride. She also ensured that the day-of went smoothly. As a Type A planner, I don’t often get to enjoy events, as I usually plan or coordinate them. Our wedding day was the first time I’ve been able to sit back and relax and know that everything would be taken care of because Samantha was in charge.” KAREN, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: Weddings by Debbie • Divisi Strings • Holyoak Floral Designs • Paper Tie Affair • Theo Civitello of Theo-Graphics • Briscoe Manor • Monroe Films • LG Event Entertainment and Production • Access Wedding Pastors

F E A T U R E D CAKE

/ CAKES BY GINA WEDDING PLANNER

V E N D O R S HAIR + MAKEUP

/ H E Y L O V E LY

/ P L A N O U R DAY

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A N S H I K A TA N D O N & V I N O J P I L L A I

D R E A M

W E D D I N G

M A K E R

“Brittany, with Tiny Mum Photography, exceeded our expectations in photographing Tiny Mum Photography

our magical micro-wedding. She was friendly and supportive when we had to change the format of our big Indian wedding weekend and guided us through how best to look natural and comfortable on our special day and her photos were amazing.” ANSHIKA, BRIDE

Other Local Vendors: RAOFACTOR Design House • Ilume Artistry Co.

F E A T U R E D INVITATIONS

/ F I N E DAY P R E S S VIDEOGRAPHER

V E N D O R S

PHOTOGRAPHER

/ TINY MUM PHOTOGRAPHY

/ PHOTOHOUSE FILMS

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COU RTN E Y LE IG H PHOTOG R APH Y

M U S TA R D S E E D P H O T O G R A P H Y

WEDDING

venue + vendor

B R A N D Y PA L A C I O S P H O T O G R A P H Y

STE PHAN IA CAM P OS PHOTOG R APH Y

GUIDE

FI N D T H E BE ST HOUSTON CR E ATI V E S CAKES

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REHEARSAL DINNER

VENUES

• WEDDING PLANNERS + MORE


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VENUE

LU X E LOCAT IONS ACROSS HOUSTON

GUIDE

@ B R I D E S O F H O U S T O N

ARROWHEAD HILL

24420 HIGHWAY 105 WEST | MONTGOMERY, TEXAS | 77356

MAX CAPACIT Y : 375

AVERAGE PRICE : $5,500 - $14,000

ON-SITE CATERING

C O U R T E S Y O F A R R OW H E A D H I L L

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED PRIMARY CONTACT : Donna Whittleman,

ON-SITE COORDINATOR

Owner

PHONE : (281) 460 - 9399

CEREMONY SITE AVAIL ABLE

EMAIL : hello@arrowheadhill.com OUTDOOR PART Y AREA

@arrowheadhill

FREE PARKING

www.arrowheadhill.com

VALET PARKING AVAIL ABLE

FOREVER 5 EVENTS

11780 CALFEE ROAD | CONROE, TEXAS | 77304

MAX CAPACIT Y : 200

AVERAGE PRICE : $3,000 - $7,500

ON-SITE CATERING

COURTESY OF FOREVER 5 EVENTS

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED PRIMARY CONTACT : PHONE : EMAIL :

Emily Mays,

ON-SITE COORDINATOR

Owner

(832) 263 - 1101

CEREMONY SITE AVAIL ABLE

emily@forever5events.com OUTDOOR PART Y AREA

@forever5events

FREE PARKING

www.forever5events.com

VALET PARKING AVAIL ABLE

SUNSET COFFEE BUILDING MAX CAPACIT Y : 750

1019 COMMERCE STREET | HOUSTON , TEXAS | 77002

AVERAGE PRICE : $750 - $6,000

ON-SITE CATERING OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

PRIMARY CONTACT :

N OW L E N S P H O T O G R A P H Y

PHONE : EMAIL :

Rebecca Leija,

ON-SITE COORDINATOR

Venue Coordinator

(713) 752 - 0314 ext. 101

CEREMONY SITE AVAIL ABLE

rleija@buf falobayou.org OUTDOOR PART Y AREA

@buf falobayou

FREE PARKING

www.buf falobayou.org

VALET PARKING AVAIL ABLE

THE BARN AT WILLOWYNN MAX CAPACIT Y : 200

16603 COWAN ROAD B | SANTA FE, TEXAS | 77517

AVERAGE PRICE : $22 - $50 per person

ON-SITE CATERING OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

B R A S S A N D V E I L C R E AT I V E

PRIMARY CONTACT : PHONE : EMAIL :

Holly Barker,

Venue Director

(346) 816 - 9911

ON-SITE COORDINATOR CEREMONY SITE AVAIL ABLE

willowynnbarn@gmail.com OUTDOOR PART Y AREA

@t hebarnatwillowynn www.t hebarnatwillowynn.com

FREE PARKING VALET PARKING AVAIL ABLE

* Unless otherwise stated, “Average Price Range” is based on average cost per person which is subject to change at any time and may include special or seasonal discounts and generally may exclude alcohol, taxes and service charges. Venues may also charge a site rental fee, which may or may not be reflected in the average price range provided.

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THE CLUBS OF KINGWOOD

C O U R T E S Y O F T H E C L U B S O F K I N G WO O D

MAX CAPACIT Y : 400

PRIMARY CONTACT : PHONE : EMAIL :

1700 L AKE KINGWOOD TRAIL | KINGWOOD, TEXAS | 77339

AVERAGE PRICE : $50 - $71 per person

Jen Karp,

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

Private Events Director

(281) 348 - 2270

ON-SITE COORDINATOR

jennifer.jaegerkarp@clubcorp.com

SECONDARY CONTACT : PHONE :

ON-SITE CATERING

Erica Sher wood,

CEREMONY SITE AVAIL ABLE

Event Manager

OUTDOOR PART Y AREA

(281) 348 - 2210

FREE PARKING

@t heclubsofkingwood www.t heclubsofkingwood.com

VALET PARKING AVAIL ABLE

THE CREATIVE C HATEAU MAX CAPACIT Y : 75

PRIVATE VENUE | HOUSTON , TEXAS | 77057

AVERAGE PRICE : $50 - $150 per person

ON-SITE CATERING

S TEPHANIA C AMPOS PHOTOGRAPHY

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED PRIMARY CONTACT : PHONE : EMAIL :

Jessica,

ON-SITE COORDINATOR

Owner

(713) 701 - 9627

CEREMONY SITE AVAIL ABLE

hello@t hecreativec hateau.com OUTDOOR PART Y AREA

@t hecreativec hateautx

FREE PARKING

www.t hecreativec hateau.com

VALET PARKING AVAIL ABLE

THE HOMESTEAD

16781 OLD DANVILLE ROAD | WILLIS, TEXAS | 77318

MAX CAPACIT Y : 450

AVERAGE PRICE : $4,500 - $9,000

ON-SITE CATERING

COURTESY OF THE HOMESTEAD

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED PRIMARY CONTACT : PHONE : EMAIL :

Alexis Tower

ON-SITE COORDINATOR

(281) 846 - 4663

CEREMONY SITE AVAIL ABLE

alexis@t hehomesteadtexas.com OUTDOOR PART Y AREA

@t hehomesteadtexas

FREE PARKING

www.t hehomesteadtexas.com

VALET PARKING AVAIL ABLE

THE MEEKERMARK

21156 KAREN SWITC H ROAD | MAGNOLIA , TEXAS | 77354

MAX CAPACIT Y : 225

AVERAGE PRICE : $30 - $50 per person

ON-SITE CATERING

COURTESY OF THE MEEKERMARK

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED PRIMARY CONTACT : PHONE : EMAIL :

Amanda Vela,

Venue Sales

(281) 565 - 4285

ON-SITE COORDINATOR CEREMONY SITE AVAIL ABLE

amanda@c hristinemeeker.com OUTDOOR PART Y AREA

@t hemeekermark www.meekermark.com

FREE PARKING VALET PARKING AVAIL ABLE

* Unless otherwise stated, “Average Price Range” is based on average cost per person which is subject to change at any time and may include special or seasonal discounts and generally may exclude alcohol, taxes and service charges. Venues may also charge a site rental fee, which may or may not be reflected in the average price range provided.

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@ B R I D E S O F H O U S T O N

THE ORC HARD AT C ANEY CREEK MAX CAPACIT Y : 250

PRIMARY CONTACT :

AVERAGE PRICE : $60 - $120 per person

Susan Smit h,

J E N N A B RYA N T P H O T O G R A P H Y

SECONDARY CONTACT : PHONE : EMAIL :

923 COUNT Y ROAD 235 | WHARTON , TEXAS | 77488

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

Venue Director

Hannah McLeroy,

ON-SITE CATERING

ON-SITE COORDINATOR

Event Coordinator

(956) 778 - 7701

CEREMONY SITE AVAIL ABLE

hannahjo@t heorc hardatcaneycreek.com

OUTDOOR PART Y AREA

@t heorc hardweddings

FREE PARKING

www.caney -creek.com

VALET PARKING AVAIL ABLE

T H E R E VA I R E

7122 OLD KAT Y ROAD | HOUSTON , TEXAS | 77024

MAX CAPACIT Y : 725

AVERAGE PRICE : $216 - $279 per person

ON-SITE CATERING OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

JOSEPH WES T PHOTOGRAPHY

PRIMARY CONTACT : PHONE : EMAIL :

Brittny Campbell

ON-SITE COORDINATOR

(713) 962 - 2248

CEREMONY SITE AVAIL ABLE

par ty@t herevaire.com OUTDOOR PART Y AREA

@t herevaire

FREE PARKING

www.t herevaire.com

VALET PARKING AVAIL ABLE

THE WOODL ANDS COUNTRY CLUB MAX CAPACIT Y : 250

100 GRAND FAIRWAY DRIVE | THE WOODL ANDS, TEXAS | 77381

AVERAGE PRICE : $102 - $125 per person

ON-SITE CATERING OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED

J O S H A N D DA N A F E R N A N D E Z

PRIMARY CONTACT : PHONE : EMAIL :

Annemarie McKay,

ON-SITE COORDINATOR

Private Event Director

(281) 863 - 1449

CEREMONY SITE AVAIL ABLE

annemarie.mc kay@clubcorp.com OUTDOOR PART Y AREA

@t hewoodlandscc_weddings

FREE PARKING

www.t hewoodlandscc.com

VALET PARKING AVAIL ABLE

WAT E R S E D G E V E N U E MAX CAPACIT Y : 300 indoor & patio | 300+ wit h lawn spaces

3901 NASA PARKWAY | EL L AGO, TEXAS | 77586

AVERAGE PRICE : $8,000 - $25,000

ON-SITE CATERING

H E AT H E R C U R I E L P H O T O G R A P H Y

OUTSIDE CATERING ALLOWED CONTACT:

Savannah B. Diehls,

CONTACT:

Rac hel N. Newton,

PHONE : EMAIL :

Venue Director

Venue Director

ON-SITE COORDINATOR CEREMONY SITE AVAIL ABLE

(281) 291 - 9900

hellolovely@t hewatersedgehtx.com

@waters_edge_venue www.t hewatersedgehtx.com

OUTDOOR PART Y AREA FREE PARKING VALET PARKING AVAIL ABLE

* Unless otherwise stated, “Average Price Range” is based on average cost per person which is subject to change at any time and may include special or seasonal discounts and generally may exclude alcohol, taxes and service charges. Venues may also charge a site rental fee, which may or may not be reflected in the average price range provided.

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T H E DUNL AVY | A MA BY A ISH A

REHEARSAL DINNER

H O T S P O T S What better way to kick off your wedding weekend than with an amazing dinner for your guests. Picking the right cuisine and perfect locale for your rehearsal dinner may seem like quite the task, but we hope to make it easier by sharing the inside scoop on these fabulous hotspots!

B R A S S E R I E 19 1962 WEST GRAY, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77019

MAX CAPACITY : 50 seated / 90 cocktail | AVERAGE PRICE : $55 - $95 per person

EMAIL :

groupdining@brasserie19.com

PHONE :

(713) 524 - 1919

CUSTOM MENUS

BAR SERVICE

PRIVATE ROOM

FREE PARKING

@brasserie19 | www.brasserie19.com

PHOTOS: DEBORA SMAIL

T H E D U N L AV Y 3422 ALLEN PARKWAY, HOUSTON, TX 77019

MAX CAPACITY : 120 seated / 220 cocktail | AVERAGE PRICE : $65 - $120 per person

EMAIL :

info@t hedunlavy.com

PHONE :

J O S H A N D DA N A F E R N A N D E Z

166

ERIC & JENN PHOTOGRAPHY

LEZU PHOTOGRAPHY

(832) 523 - 1777

CUSTOM MENUS

BAR SERVICE

PRIVATE ROOM

FREE PARKING

@dunlavyhouston | www.t hedunlavy.com


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@ B R I D E S O F H O U S T O N

BEAUTY

AT T I R E S E E

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F R O M

T H E S E

H O U S T O N

B O U T I Q U E S

A T

WWW.THEBRIDESOFHOUSTON.COM/WEDDING-VENDORS/WEDDING-DRESSES

S E E

M O R E

F R O M

T H E S E

H O U S T O N

B E A U T Y

A R T I S T S

A T

WWW.THEBRIDESOFHOUSTON.COM/WEDDING-VENDORS/WEDDING-HAIR-MAKEUP

INFO@BELLEAMEBRIDALHOUSTON.COM

ADORNEARTISTRY@GMAIL.COM

@BELLEAM EBRI D AL H O U S TO N

@ ADORNEARTISTRY

AD O N PAGE 4

B E L L E Â M E B R I DA L

B R I C K H O U S E B R I DA L

M I A B R I DA L C O U T U R E

MODERN AFFINITY

W H I T T I N GTO N B R I DA L

WWW.BELLEAMEBRIDALHOUSTON.COM

A D O R N E A R T I S T RY

WWW.ADORNEARTISTRY.COM

INFO@BRICKHOUSEBRIDAL.COM

INFO@BPARTISTRY.US

@BR I C K H O U S E BRI D AL

@ B PARTISTRY_

WWW.BRICKHOUSEBRIDAL.COM

B P A R T I S T RY

WWW.BPARTISTRY.US

INFO@MIABRIDALCOUTURE.COM

CHEERS@BUTTERARTISTRY.COM

@M I ABR I DALCO U TU RE

@ B UTTERARTISTRY

WWW.MIABRIDALCOUTURE.COM

B U T T E R A R T I S T RY

WWW.BUTTERARTISTRY.COM

INFO@MODERNAFFINITYBRIDAL.COM

CHASSIE@CROWNOFGLORYBEAUTY.COM

@M O DER N AF F I NI TY BRI D AL

@ C ROWNOF GLORYB EAUTY

WWW.MODERNAFFINITYBRIDAL.COM

C ROW N O F G LO RY B E AU T Y

WWW.CROWNOFGLORYBEAUTY.COM

CONTACT@WHITTINGTONBRIDAL.COM

BOOK@ELMBEAUTYTX.COM

@WH I T T I N GT ONBRI D AL

@ ELMB EAUTYTX

WWW.WHITTINGTONBRIDAL.COM

E L M B E AU T Y

WWW.ELMBEAUTYTX.COM

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W W W . T H E B R I D E S O F H O U S T O N . C O M

CAKES + DESSERTS

INFO@ETOILLYARTISTRY.COM @ET O I LLYAR T I S TRY

S E E

M O R E

F R O M

T H I S

H O U S T O N

B A K E R Y

A T

WWW.THEBRIDESOFHOUSTON.COM/WEDDING-VENDORS/WEDDING-CAKES WWW.ETOILLYARTISTRY.COM

E TO I L LY A R T I S T RY

INFO@HEYLOVELYMAKEUP.COM

SALES@CAKESBYGINAHOUSTON.COM

@H EYLO VELYMAK E U P

@ C AKESB YGINAHOU

AD O N PAGE 6 6

WWW.HEYLOVELYMAKEUP.COM

H E Y LOV E LY

WWW.CAKESBYGINA.COM

CA K E S BY G I N A

C AT E R I N G + BEVERAGES

INFO@JAUSTINBEAUTYBAR.COM @J AU S T I N BEAU TY BAR

S E E

M O R E

F R O M

T H E S E

H O U S T O N

C A T E R E R S

A T

W W W.T H E B R I D E S O F H O U ST O N .C O M / W E D D I N G -V E N D O R S /C AT E R I N G WWW.JAUSTINBEAUTYBAR.COM

J . AU S T I N B E AU T Y

EVENTINFO@AFEHOUSTON.COM

BOUDOIR S E E

M O R E

F R O M

T H I S

@ AF EHOUSTON

H O U S TO N

B O U D O I R

P H OTO G R A P H E R

W W W.T H E B R I D E S O F H O U ST O N .C O M / W E D D I N G -V E N D O R S / B O U D O I R

AT

A FA R E E X T R AO R D I N A I R E

WWW.AFEHOUSTON.COM

INFO@EMILYFIGURELLIPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

COTTONCULINARY@COTTONTEAM.COM

@EM I LYF I GU RE L L I PH O TO G RAPH Y

@ C OTTONC ULINARY AD ON PAGE 2 5

E M I LY F I G U R E L L I P H OTO G R A P H Y

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WWW.EMILYFIGURELLIPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

C OT TO N C U L I N A RY

WWW.COTTONCULINARY.COM


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GUIDE

@ B R I D E S O F H O U S T O N

EVENTS@ONCLOUD9RENTALS.COM

D E C O R + R E N TA L S

@ ONC LOUD9TX

S E E M O R E F RO M T H ES E H O U S TO N D EC O R + R E N TA L C O M PA N I ES AT

WWW.THEBRIDESOFHOUSTON.COM/WEDDING-VENDORS/HOUSTON-PARTY-DECOR-RENTALS O N C LO U D 9 E V E N T S

AVA LO N E V E N T R E N TA L S

L AV I S H L I N E N S

WWW.ONCLOUD9RENTALS.COM

YVONNE@AVALONEVENTRENTALS.COM

AMY@PARTYTIMERENTALS.COM

@AVALO N EVEN TRE NTAL S

@ PARTYTIMERENTALSC OLLEGESTATION

WWW.AVALONEVENTRENTALS.COM

PA R T Y T I M E R E N TA L S

WWW.PARTYTIMERENTALS.COM

HELLO@LAVISHLINENSHOUSTON.COM

POSHPOPBALLOONS@GMAIL.COM

@LAVI S H LI N EN S H TX

@ P OSHP OP B ALLOONS

WWW.LAVISHLINENSHOUSTON.COM

P O S H P O P BA L LO O N S

INFO@LBLEVENTRENTALS.COM @LBL_EVEN T _RE NTAL S AD O N PAGE 1 6

E N T E RTA I N M E N T S E E M O R E F R O M T H ES E H O U S TO N E N T E R TA I N M E N T C O M PA N I ES AT

WWW.THEBRIDESOFHOUSTON.COM/WEDDING-VENDORS/WEDDING-DJ-BANDS L B L E V E N T R E N TA L S

LOV E B I R D S & C O.

O L I V E R A N D P E N E LO P E V I N TAG E R E N TA L S

WWW.LBLEVENTRENTALS.COM

HELLO@LOVEBIRDSVINTAGE.COM

CINEMATICSAVIORS@GMAIL.COM

@LO VEBI R DS V I NTAG E

@ C INEMATIC . SAV IORS

WWW.LOVEBIRDSVINTAGE.COM

C I N E M AT I C SAV I O RS

WWW.CINEMATICSAVIORS.COM

OLIVERANDPENELOPEVINTAGE@GMAIL.COM

INFO@ROYALDUKESBAND.COM

@O LI VER AN DPE NE LO PE V I NTAG E

@ ROYALDUKESB AND

WWW.OLIVERANDPENELOPEVINTAGE.COM

ROYA L D U K E S BA N D

WWW.ROYALDUKESBAND.COM

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W W W . T H E B R I D E S O F H O U S T O N . C O M

INFO@SOJOURNWEDDINGS.COM

FLORALS S E E

M O R E

F R O M

T H E S E

@ SOJOURN_WEDDINGS

H O U S T O N

F L O R I S T S

A T

WWW.THEBRIDESOFHOUSTON.COM/WEDDING-VENDORS/WEDDING-FLORIST SOJOURN WEDDINGS

WWW.SOJOURNWEDDINGS.COM

The S E N TE R P I E C E

HANNAH@EDGESWILDSTUDIO.COM @EDGES WI LDS TU D I O

THESENTERPIECE@AOL.COM @ THE_SENTERP IEC E AD ON PAGE 66

EDGES WILD STUDIO

F LO R A + FAU N A

F LOW E R V I B E S

JAC K I E T R E J O F LO R A L DESIGN

WWW.EDGESWILDSTUDIO.COM

LAUREN.GARZA@FLORAANDFAUNATX.COM

INFO@THETALLESTTULIP.COM @ THETALLESTTULIP

WWW.FLORAANDFAUNATX.COM

T H E TA L L E S T T U L I P

WWW.THETALLESTTULIP.COM

HOLLY@FLOWERVIBES.COM

TINCUPFARMTEXAS@GMAIL.COM

@F LO W ER VI BE S TX

@ TINC UP FARM

WWW.FLOWERVIBES.COM

T I N C U P FA R M

WWW.TINCUPFARM.COM

BLOOMS@JACKIETREJO.COM

BOBBI@UNFORGETTABLEFLORAL.COM

@J AC K I ET R EJ O FLO RAL D E S I G N

@ UNF ORGETTAB LEF LORAL

WWW.JACKIETREJO.COM

INFO@MAGNOLIAROSECO.COM

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WWW.SENTERPIECEFLOWERS.COM

@F LO R AAN DFA U NATX

@M AGN O LI ARO S E CO

M AG N O L I A RO S E C O M PA N Y

THE SENTERPIECE

WWW.MAGNOLIAROSECO.COM

U N F O RG E T TA B L E F LO R A L

WWW.UNFORGETTABLEFLORAL.COM


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GUIDE

@ B R I D E S O F H O U S T O N

G I F T S + R E G I S T RY

J E W E L RY

S E E MOR E FROM TH ES E HO USTON G I F T + R EG I STRY VE N DORS AT

S E E

WWW.THEBRIDESOFHOUSTON.COM/WEDDING-VENDORS/WEDDING-GIFT-REGISTRY

M O R E

F RO M

T H I S

H O U S TO N

J E W E L E R

AT

WWW.THEBRIDESOFHOUSTON.COM/WEDDING-VENDORS/HOUSTON-JEWELRY-STORES

REGISTRY01@BERINGS.COM

INFO@KAIRAJEWELRY.COM

@BER I N GS H ARD WARE

@ KAIRAJEWELRY

AD O N I N S I DE FRO NT CO V E R + PAG E 1

BERING’S

KAIRA

WWW.BERINGS.COM

WWW.KAIRAJEWELRY.COM

HELLO@THEDOWRY.CO @T H EDO W R YRE G I S TRY AD O N PAGE 5 3

PHOTOGRAPHY S E E

M O R E

F R O M

T H E S E

H O U S T O N

P H O T O G R A P H E R S

A T

WWW.THEBRIDESOFHOUSTON.COM/WEDDING-VENDORS/WEDDING-PHOTOGRAPHY T H E D OW RY

WWW.THEDOWRY.CO

ALI.MINETREE@GMAIL.COM

I N V I TAT I O N S

@ ALIMINETREE

S E E M O R E F RO M T H ES E H O U S TO N I N V I TAT I O N C O M PA N I ES

WWW.THEBRIDESOFHOUSTON.COM/WEDDING-VENDORS/WEDDING-INVITATIONS A L I TA K E S P H OTO G R A P H S

WWW.ALITAKESPHOTOGRAPHS.COM

STATIONERY01@BERINGS.COM

ANGELASOSTARICHPHOTO@GMAIL.COM

@BER I N GS H ARD WARE

@ ANGELASOSTARIC H

AD O N I N S I DE FRO NT CO V E R + PAG E 1

BERING’S

WWW.BERINGS.COM

A N G E L A S O S TA R I C H P H OTO G R A P H Y

WWW.ANGELASOSTARICH.COM

JOANNA@JOSPAPERKITCHEN.COM

INFO@BLVDPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

@J O S PAPER K ITCH E N

@ B LV D. P HOTO AD ON PAGE 16

J O ’ S PA P E R K I TC H E N

WWW.JOSPAPERKITCHEN.COM

B LV D P H OTO G R A P H Y

WWW.BLVDPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

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B R A N DY PA L AC I O S P H OTO G R A P H Y

CA RO L I N E F O N T E N OT

COURTNEY LE IGH P H OTO G R A P H Y

E M I LY F I G U R E L L I P H OTO G R A P H Y

H AY D E N J O R DA N P H OTO G R A P H Y

W W W . T H E B R I D E S O F H O U S T O N . C O M

BRANDYPALACIOSPHOTO@GMAIL.COM

STUDIO@CHRISTINEMEEKER.COM

@BR AN DYPAL ACI O S PH O TO

@ MEEKERP IC TURES

WWW.BRANDYPALACIOS.COM

M E E K E R P I CT U R E S

WWW.MEEKERPICTURES.COM

CAROLINE@CAROLINEFONTENOT.COM

INFO@MUSTARDSEEDPHOTO.COM

@C AR O LI N EF O NTE NO TW E D D I NG S

@ MUSTARDSEEDP HOTOGRAP HY

WWW.CAROLINEFONTENOT.COM

M U S TA R D S E E D P H OTO G R A P H Y

WWW.MUSTARDSEEDPHOTO.COM

INFO@COURTNEYLEIGHPHOTO.COM

PATTIDARBY@GMAIL.COM

@C O U R T N EY_L E I G H _ PH O TO

@ PATTIDARB Y

WWW.COURTNEYLEIGHPHOTO.COM

PAT T I DA R BY P H OTO G R A P H Y

WWW.PATTIDARBYPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

INFO@EMILYFIGURELLIPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

HELLO@RACHELDRISKELL.COM

@EM I LYF I GU RE L L I PH O TO G RAPH Y

@ RAC HELDRISKELL

WWW.EMILYFIGURELLIPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

R AC H E L D R I S K E L L P H OTO G R A P H Y

WWW.RACHELDRISKELL.COM

HOLCOMBEHAYDEN@GMAIL.COM

RHEAWHITNEYPHOTOGRAPHY@GMAIL.COM

@H AYDEN ___J O RD AN

@ RHEAWHITNEY

WWW.HAYDENJORDAN.COM

RHEA WHITNEY P H OTO G R A P H Y

WWW.RHEAWHITNEY.COM

KATI@KATIHEWITTPHOTO.COM

HELLO@STEPHANIACAMPOS.COM

@K AT I H EWI T TPH O TO

@ STEP HANIA_P HOTO AD ON PAGE 3

K AT I H E W I T T P H OTO G R A P H Y

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WWW.KATIHEWITT.COM

S T E P H A N I A CA M P O S P H OTO G R A P H Y

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GUIDE

@ B R I D E S O F H O U S T O N

HELLO@TARYNLYNNPHOTO.COM @TAR YN LYN N P H O TO

VIDEOGRAPHY S E E

TA RY N LY N N P H OTO G R A P H Y

T I N Y M U M P H OTO G R A P H Y

W E D D I N G S BY W E S T Y

M O R E

F R O M

T H E S E

H O U S T O N

V I D E O G R A P H E R S

A T

WWW.THEBRIDESOFHOUSTON.COM/WEDDING-VENDORS/VIDEOGRAPHER WWW.TARYNLYNNPHOTO.COM

BEECARNEY@GMAIL.COM

CINEMATICSAVIORS@GMAIL.COM

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• Arrowhead Hill

• The Homestead

• Briscoe Manor

• The Meekermark

• Hughes Manor

• The Orchard at Caney Creek

• Sunset Coffee Building

• The Revaire

• The Barn at Willowynn

• The Vine

• The Clubs of Kingwood

• The Woodlands Country Club

• The Creative Chateau

• Waters Edge Venue

• The Gin at Hidalgo Falls

F I N D O U T TH E D E TAIL S ON E ACH VE N UE O N PAG E 163 OR V I S I T W W W.TH E BRI D E SO FH O USTO N. CO M/WEDDING -V ENDO R S/V ENUES

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One Thing I Learned...

WE ORIGINALLY WERE GOING TO HAVE OUR WEDDING IN ITALY IN JUNE, BUT SINCE OUR WEDDING WAS DURING COVID-19 WE POSTPONED THE BIG WEDDING CELEBRATION UNTIL NEXT YEAR AND HAD A SMALL CEREMONY IN THE INTERIM. THIS WASN’T IDEAL FOR US, BUT WE HAD TO LEARN TO COMPROMISE AND DO WHAT WOULD MAKE US THE MOST HAPPY AND KEEP OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS SAFE.

MA R R I ED J UN E 1 6, 2020

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HAPPY DAY MEDIA

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