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bride 5Contents MEET THE PROS

PUBLISHER Woodlands Bride Holdings, LLC EDITOR Nick Thiele ASSISTANT EDITOR Candice Fitzgerald

7 LUSH + BLUSH featuring Hodge Podge Lodge 12 MARIE-CLAIRE + JON-PAUL'S ENGAGEMENT featuring Leslie Cervantez Photography 20 GAZEBO GLAM featuring Blanca Duran 24 REAL WEDDING: KATIE + JASON featuring Binford Creative

26 REAL WEDDING: LENA + BLAKE featuring Photography by Niki 26 REAL WEDDING: CLAIRE + KENNY featuring Dana Fernandez Photography 30 REAL WEDDING: LEAH + JOHNATHAN featuring C. Baron Photography 32 Q+A featuring Marty Justice with Rent Some Vintage

CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jennifer Tolbert BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Kelly Gabriel CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Binford Creative Blanca Duran C. Baron Photography Dana Fernandez Photography Leslie Cervantez Photography Photography by Niki






SUBMISSION INQUIRIES We accept high quality submissions from professional photographers. For more information, visit www. ADVERTISING INQUIRIES Email Nick Thiele at for information. SUBSCRIPTIONS Did you know a digital copy of Woodlands Bride Magazine can be delivered directly to your inbox? Join our mailing list to receive special offers, invitations to exclusive events and be the first to receive a digital copy of our magazine. Visit to join today!

meet our cover photographer

Lacey Peyton of Lacey Peyton Photography

My name is Lacey Peyton and I hope I am your next photographer. I have been blessed to experience the world through my viewfinder. The most incredible part of my work is being welcomed into people’s homes & families to capture the true soul and beauty of their family, their love, and their lives. There is something unique in every person, in every love story, in every family that I get to witness, admire and memorialize. Each client is distinctive and has their own story that needs to be told. Woodlands Bride / Summer 2015


Hello Lovely!

Famous composer Franz Schubert said, "Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife." I am wrapping up this magazine just in time to leave on my 10 year anniversary trip with my husband and best friend. Chances are, if you have been engaged for long at all, you have already had your fill of well-meaning people sharing their two-cents on the success of a happy marriage. My advice is very simple: focus on being his true friend. Make memories, laugh at inside jokes and stand beside him no matter what challenges come his way. I hope you enjoy this edition of Woodlands Bride. It is filled with some of the most beautiful weddings we have ever seen. We have a beautiful blush wedding at Hodge Podge Lodge, magical navy and pink wedding at Heather's Glen and so many more. Best wishes,

Jenn Tolbert Creative Director


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Meet the Pros What is your best advice for a newly engaged couple?

Mary McCarthy Blooming Idea Events

Amy Martinez Crave Catering

Emily Olson Exquisite Reflections

Eric Hoffland Eric Hoffland Studios

Before visiting your florist, have your colors/ bridesmaids dresses picked out and it is helpful to have a vision of your style. Bring along pictures of what you like and be open to suggestions from your florist of complimenting colors and textures. Try to not have your heart set on a specific flower that may be out of season, like peonies, your florist can suggest substitutions to create a similar look.

The best advice I would give to a newly engaged couple would be to enjoy the process and not sweat the small stuff! Remember the reason behind the day is to celebrate the two of you and your lives together. Also, focus on a realistic budget and stick to it. Guest count, date, event timing and a fabulous team of vendors are crucial when it comes to cost efficiency. Gorgeous events don't just happen, they are creatively planned.

This event is celebrating your love for each other, show it in kindness toward your soon to be spouse. Make the decisions together and take on the task as a team. Invest in what you take away from your day: your marriage and your memories. Invest in your marriage and complete a full marriage counseling course. It will give you tools you both need to uphold your marriage for the long haul. Don't skimp on you. Your hair, your makeup, your dress, your photography, etc. Hire a professional. Invest in the best to get the best photos of you on that day so that you look back on those memories with admiration and not, "I wish I would have..."

Every wedding has its own unique rhythm and personality. Experienced photographers are able to read these precious, but fleeting, moments and capture them consistently. Crafting photographs that uniquely frame their clients’ personalities.

Photo by: Derrick Bryant Photography

CONNECT ONLINE Don't forget to visit our Premier Vendor Guide online at to meet more of our local wedding pros.

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Keri Ann for all of lifes special events!

713.775.5659 Photo: Kelley Craig Photography


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Photography by Lacey Peyton Photography

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style guide Photographer Lacey Peyton Photography Venue Hodge Podge Lodge Coordination, Styling & Vintage Rentals Sweet Tea & Linen Papers Jo's Paper Kitchen Flowers A Different Bloom Catering A Taste Above Catering Cake Bavarian Cakery DJ DJ Charles of DJ Dave Productions Officiant John Cuthbertson Flower Dog Zoey Ring Dog Jake Bride & Groom Thomas & Samantha Millican

Because every bride deserves a moment like this

A&E Weddings & Events Planning & Coordinating

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Jon-Paul + Marie-Claire Photography by Leslie Cervantez Photography

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Wedding photos courtesy Edward Charles Photography, Kasey Lynn Photography, Claire Miranda Photography

Photo Credit: Photography by Niki

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Gazebo Glam Photography by Blanca Duran

style guide Photographer: Blanca Duran / Designer: SwaLaRue / Venue: Mia Bella Vita / Florist: Expressions D’Cor / Bridal Attire & Accessories: The Princess Bridal / Hair & Make up: Blush and Glow / Sweet Treats: Islei’s House of Cakes / Model: Karla Navarro 18

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Photography by Jonathan Ivy Photography

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“As an ordained chaplain and married woman of 35 years, my desire is to help every couple not only with the ceremony, but in their journey during the months before they get to the altar, guiding them to build an emotional and spiritual foundation for a lifetime.” -Tara Dorroh • • 713.822.4510 Photo Credits: Headshot: Scott Kelley, Wedding: Minerva House


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Katie + Jason Photography by Binford Creative

style guide Photographer: Binford Creative / Venue: The Sanctuary at Water Oak

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Lena + Blake Photography by Photography by Niki

style guide Photographer: Photography by Niki/ Venue: Ashelynn Manor / Florals: Destiny Designs / Wedding Cake: Barcelona Cakes / Groom's Cake: Bavarian Cakery / Invitations: David's Bridal / Videography: Bella Video / Favors: Totally Promotional / DJ: Johnny from Ashelynn Manor

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Claire + Kenny

Photography by Dana Fernandez Photography

style guide Photographer: Dana Fernandez Photography / Venue: Heather's Glen / Flowers: Cheryl's Flowers

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Leah + Jonathan Photography by C Baron Photography

Ceremony Venue: Chapel in the Woods - Woodlands Church / Reception Venue: Woodlands Country Club - Palmer course / Photographer: C. Baron Photography / Florals: Floral Events / DJ, Lighting, and Coordinator: DJ Dave Productions / Officiant: Larry York / Makeup Artist and Hair: Lisa Pelayo Makeup and Beauty / Gown: Brickhouse Bridal / Tuxedos: Al’s Formal Wear

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Q&A with Marty


of Rent Some Vintage What are a few your favorite pieces right now? Its hard to pick but our Pink Priscilla couch is hard to not love. However, the new blue french Monique couch is so wonderful too. We also have a big soft spot for the french doors. What are some of the most creative places and pieces to add vintage pieces in your wedding decor? Mixing the iron gate with combinations of french doors for the front of the ceremony is probably our favorite but the buffets for cakes tables are just so beautiful and unique. We always love to add a chandeliers to the trees or arches, along with the "Forever" sign. Do you have tips for putting together a great vintage theme wedding? In any wedding or party, its important to get a theme and stick with it, and know when you've done enough. Too much is truly too much but be sure you've included enough to make a real 32

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statement without it becoming clutter. What wedding trends are you seeing right now? The color of the coming season seems to be blue and yellow. The French/English garden style is in, which is the first cousin to the elegant/rustic mix that we all have been enjoying. What is your favorite wedding tradition? I'm a sucker for the mom and daughter connection. I would be, with two girls of my own! I love to see the mother stand and face her daughter as the bride comes in. It is like the mother is showing and acknowledging her daughter as a equal and grown woman, though she will always be her little girl. I also love for the bride to acknowledge her mother with a rose as she passes her. It gets me every time.

The Lovely List

Meet our lovely advertisers. Be sure to tell them you found them in Woodlands Bride. Visit our premier vendor guide at to find your perfect vendor. Catering Crave Catering and Events, LLC (281) 797-0262 Magnolia Lake 2001 Texas 30 Huntsville, TX 77320 (936) 294-0991 Cinematography Wedding Fanatics (281) 935-4265 DJs DJ Dave Productions (713) 806-1085 PB &DJ (832) 233-9281 Flowers LZ Floral 26600 Keith Street Spring, TX 77373 (281) 813-5145

The Blooming Idea 25915 Budde Road, Suite 400 The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 292-4546 Hair + Makeup Blo Blow Dry Bar 25 Waterway Avenue, Ste. 150 The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 465-8515 blothewoodlands@blomedry. com Exquisite Reflections (281) 898-0411 Makeup by Keri Ann (713) 775-5659 Health + Wellness Snow White Mobile Teeth Whitening (936) 494-9754 Invitations + Papers Jo's Paper Kitchen (936) 931-7307

Zulees 9595 Six Pines Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 419-0773 Officiant Going to the Chaplain (713) 822-4510 Parties + Showers Pinot's Palette (936) 321-ARTS Photobooths Tap Snap Phototainment (832) 257-7612 Photographers Binford Creative Photography 832-470-2717 info@ C. Baron Photography (281) 774-8794 Christopher Lynn Photography (281) 974-0069 christopherlynnphotography. com

Derrick Bryant Photography (281) 799-8288 Designs By Karinda (832) 250-7837 Hoffland Studios 300 E Main st Humble, TX 77338 (713) 907-6791 Jonathan Ivy Photography (281) 224-1937 Kasey Lynn Photography (832) 723-6163 Kelley Craig Photography (240) 818-8633 Leslie Cervantez Photography (713) 452-0009 Memories By Maryanne (281) 583-9524 Photography by Niki (281) 798-0702 Violeta Brown Photography (832) 538-2300

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Rentals Rent Some Vintage (281) 827-1049 Sweet Tea & Linen (281) 513-8413 Rehearsal Dinner Venues Buca di Beppo 19075 I-45 South Conroe, TX 77385 (936) 321-6262 Magnolia Lake 2001 Texas 30 Huntsville, TX 77320 (936) 294-0991

(281) 252-3355 Cleopatra Palace 3355 FM 1960 West Houston, TX 77068 (281) 537-1966 Heather's Glen 200 E. Phillips Street Conroe, TX 77301 (936) 441-6611 Hodge Podge Lodge 300 Prairie Street Montgomery, TX 77356 (936) 228-9290

Travel Agents

Madera Estates 3201 N Frazier Street Conroe, TX 77303 (936) 441-9337

Bella Destination Travel (832) 209-2174/ (866) 763-6288 info@belladestinationstravel. com

Magnolia Lake 2001 Texas 30 Huntsville, TX 77320 (936) 294-0991


Moffitt Oaks 20125 Cedar Lane Tomball, TX 77377 (281) 370-6616

April Sound Country 1000 April Sound Blvd Montgomery, TX 77356 (936) 588-7213 Ashelynn Manor 25276 Nichols Sawmill Road Magnolia, TX 77355

The Sanctuary at Water Oak 28600 Oaks on the Water Montgomery, TX 77356

(936) 447-6781 sanctuary

Enchanted Vizions (888) 995-1089

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott 1601 Lake Robbins Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 681-5783

Event Solutions (281) 781-7676

The Woodlands Resort 2301 North Millbend Dr The Woodlands, TX 77380 (866) 317-4719 Town Hall Texas 12194 Sleepy Hollow Road Conroe, TX 77385 (281) 943-4244 Wedding Fashion Amanda Badgley Designs (209) 683-4422 Wedding Planners A&E Weddings and Events (281) 727-6800 A Splendid Event 15833 Old Conroe Road Conroe, TX 77384 (713) 591-1490


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Hand in Hand Weddings and Events (281) 769-1600 handinhandweddingsandevents. com J. Low Events (713) 962-7022 Treasured Spaces (713) 582-7184 Your First Home Realty Guard, LLC (281) 891-5600

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