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WOODLANDS SUMMER 2015 / VOLUME 2 • ISSUE 4

Lush and

Blush AT HODGE PODGE LODGE


WOODLANDS

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

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SUBMISSION INQUIRIES We accept high quality submissions from professional photographers. For more information, visit www. woodlandsbride.com/submit. ADVERTISING INQUIRIES Email Nick Thiele at nick@woodlandsbride.com 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 woodlandsbride.com 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

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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 woodlandsbride.com/findvendors to meet more of our local wedding pros.

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MAKEUP BY

Keri Ann for all of lifes special events!

713.775.5659 MakeupbyKeriAnn.com info@MakeupbyKeriAnn.com Photo: Kelley Craig Photography

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cover story

Lush and

Blush AT HODGE PODGE LODGE

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

281-727-6800

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


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Inspiration

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The perfect dress. The perfect setting.

The perfect match... for your perfect day.

woodlandsresort.com | 866-317-4719

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


Photo Credit: Photography by Niki

Take an Interactive Virtual Tour Now!

Text the word MANOR to 77948 281.252.3355 • 25276 Nichols Sawmill Road • Magnolia, TX 77355 • www.AshelynnManor.com

Photo Credit: www.amabyaisha.com

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Text the word MADERA to 77948 936.441.9337 • 3201 N. Frazier • Conroe, TX 77303 • www.MyMaderaEstates.com

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Text the word VENUE to 77948 936.441.6611 • 200 East Phillips St. Conroe, Texas • www.HeathersGlen.com


inspired

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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Going to the Chaplain WEDDINGS WITH STYLE AND GRACE

“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

www.goingtothechaplain.com • goingtothechaplain@hotmail.com • 713.822.4510 Photo Credits: Headshot: Scott Kelley, Wedding: Minerva House

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real wedding

Katie + Jason Photography by Binford Creative

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

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real wedding

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


real wedding

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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real wedding

style guide

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

Justice

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 www.woodlandsbride.com/find-vendors to find your perfect vendor. Catering Crave Catering and Events, LLC (281) 797-0262 cravecateringtexas.com Magnolia Lake 2001 Texas 30 Huntsville, TX 77320 (936) 294-0991 magnolia-lake.com Cinematography Wedding Fanatics (281) 935-4265 weddingfanatics.com DJs DJ Dave Productions (713) 806-1085 djdaveproductions.com PB &DJ (832) 233-9281 pbdjs.com Flowers LZ Floral 26600 Keith Street Spring, TX 77373 (281) 813-5145 lzfloral.com

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

Zulees 9595 Six Pines Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 419-0773 zulees.com Officiant Going to the Chaplain (713) 822-4510 goingtothechaplain.com Parties + Showers Pinot's Palette (936) 321-ARTS pinotspalette.com/Woodlands Photobooths Tap Snap Phototainment (832) 257-7612 janaw@tapsnap.net tapsnap1087.com Photographers Binford Creative Photography 832-470-2717 binfordcreativephotography.com info@ binfordcreativephotography.com C. Baron Photography (281) 774-8794 info@CBaronPhotography.com www.CBaronPhotography.com Christopher Lynn Photography (281) 974-0069 christopherlynnphotography. com

Derrick Bryant Photography (281) 799-8288 derrickbryantphotography.com Designs By Karinda (832) 250-7837 info@designsbykarinda.com designsbykarinda.com Hoffland Studios 300 E Main st Humble, TX 77338 (713) 907-6791 hofflandstudios.com Jonathan Ivy Photography (281) 224-1937 jonathanivyphoto.com Kasey Lynn Photography (832) 723-6163 kaseylynnphotography.com Kelley Craig Photography (240) 818-8633 kelleycraigphotography.com Leslie Cervantez Photography (713) 452-0009 lesliecervantez.com Memories By Maryanne (281) 583-9524 membymaryanne.com Photography by Niki (281) 798-0702 Niki@PhotographybyNiki.com photographybyniki.com Violeta Brown Photography (832) 538-2300 violetabrownphotography.com

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Rentals Rent Some Vintage (281) 827-1049 rentsomevintage.com Sweet Tea & Linen (281) 513-8413 carolynmillsdesigns@gmail.com sweettea-andlinen.com Rehearsal Dinner Venues Buca di Beppo 19075 I-45 South Conroe, TX 77385 (936) 321-6262 bucadibeppo.com Magnolia Lake 2001 Texas 30 Huntsville, TX 77320 (936) 294-0991 magnolia-lake.com

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

Travel Agents

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

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

Magnolia Lake 2001 Texas 30 Huntsville, TX 77320 (936) 294-0991 magnolia-lake.com

Venues

Moffitt Oaks 20125 Cedar Lane Tomball, TX 77377 info@moffittoaks.com (281) 370-6616 moffittoaks.com

April Sound Country 1000 April Sound Blvd Montgomery, TX 77356 (936) 588-7213 clubcorp.com/Clubs/AprilSound-Country-Club 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 wateroakonlakeconroe.com/ sanctuary

Enchanted Vizions (888) 995-1089 enchantedvizions.com

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott 1601 Lake Robbins Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 681-5783 marriott.com/houmw

Event Solutions (281) 781-7676 EventSolutionsOnline.com

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

jo’s

paper kitchen jospaperkitchen.com

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


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