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WOODLANDS WINTER 2014-15 / VOLUME 2 • ISSUE 2

Classic

Elegance AT

THE WOODLANDS RESORT


ccc ccc ccc Heather’s Glen

Montgomery County’s Premier Wedding Facility

chapel ceremonies • garden weddings • elegant receptions

www.HeathersGlen.com

936.441.6611

200 East Phillips St. Conroe, Texas


WOODLANDS

bride

PUBLISHER Woodlands Bride Holdings, LLC EDITOR Nick Thiele ASSISTANT EDITOR Candice Fitzgerald CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jennifer Tolbert

Contents

5 MEET THE PROS 7 CLASSIC ELEGANCE STYLED SHOOT featuring The Woodlands Resort 15 MOROCCAN WATERCOLOR STYLED SHOOT featuring Madera Estates 20 RETRO ROCKABILLY STYLED SHOOT featuring Treasured Spaces

24 RUSTIC ROMANCE STYLED SHOOT featuring Town Hall Texas 26 REAL WEDDING: KASEY + BRETT featuring Heather's Glen 26 REAL WEDDING: MORGAN + CURTIS featuring Designs by Karinda 32 LOCAL TRENDS: Perfect Palette

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Carrie Dorman CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS A&I Photography Binford Creative Designs by Karinda Jessica Pledger Photography Jonathan Ivy Photography Kaitlyn Beauregard Photography

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CONTRIBUTORS Heather Benge Events Kristin Van Hauen of Treasured Spaces SUBMISSION INQUIRIES We accept high quality submissions from professional photographers. For more information, visit www. woodlandsbride.com/submit. ADVERTISING INQUIRIES Email Carrie Dorman at carrie@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

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Jonathan Foster of Jonathan Ivy Photography

I’m a photographer, a geek, and a husband. I love my wife, my gadgets and my fedoras. My gadgets are my inspiration in life. I love to use my camera to freeze a moment in time. I love to take life’s individual moments and turn them into art that will be around for a lifetime. Photography has always been a part of my life, I’m excited to say now that photography is my life and I want to share it with you. Connect with me on Twitter @jiphotography or Instagram at jonathanivy. Woodlands Bride / Winter 2014-15

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Hello Lovely!

While the rest of the world celebrates the holidays, wedding pros are celebrating another important time of year--engagement season. The magic of the holidays, our town draped in lights, fireworks in the sky and the big ball drop of the new year are so romantic. So, it is no wonder many guys will choose this time of year to propose! If wedding planning is in your 2015 plans, you will love the inspiration provided by local weddings professionals in this inspiration issue. Don't miss the glamorous styled shoot when the pros at The Woodlands Resort and A Memorable Event joined forces. You will also find a fun Rockabilly-themed styled shoot, colorful watercolorinspired shoot, and a rustic wedding styled shoot. They were all designed by local wedding planners and photographers. Reach out to us anytime you need recommendations or ideas; our new website is full of all the information you need. And of course, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our family to your new family! Best wishes, Jenn Tolbert, Creative Director

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We love this faux bois invitation by Zulee's!


Meet the Pros What advice would you give to a newly engaged couple?

Tara Dorroh Going to the Chaplain Think of your wedding planning like the simple structure of building a house. The foundation will be the date you pick and the budget you set. The support beams to be added will be the ceremony and reception venue, caterer, florist, photographer, honeymoon destination and minister! The walls and roof will be constructed of everything from the dress, wedding party, rehearsal dinner, the DJ/Band and more! Even if you hire a wedding planner, map out your "blueprint" ahead of time and watch the construction unfold as you approach the altar. Your "I do" is the finishing touch on the house that love built.

Nicola Weems Hodge Podge Lodge

Lorie Speich A Splendid Event

Although exciting, this can be a very overwhelming time when it comes to where to start the wedding planning process. It doesn't have to be. The key is to be organized and acknowledging your own desires in what you want for your wedding. Get a binder with dividers and begin with the the most important aspect - numbers! Determine your budget and guest list. Every guest increases your cost--from venue size to decor. Remember, the wedding is for you and your fiance. Focus on what is important to you and don't sweat the small stuff. Once you have the numbers, find your venue. A good venue will have staff to guide you in the rest of the process and will ensure you create the day of your dreams.

As a wedding planner I am often asked what advice I give to newly engaged couples. I always offer the following advice first; create a budget that can support your guest list. Secondly, regardless of your budget hire a professional over a friend or family. It will save you time and money, and in most cases a relationship in the long run. Most importantly make your day about the two of you. Never forget that a wedding is your way of sharing your love story with the people you love.

Leslie Cervantez Leslie Cervantez Photography

Marriage between husband and wife begins with a deep love for God as well as a lifelong commitment to grow with each other. It's both exciting and a lot of work. Your wedding day is a celebration of this new journey, so have fun together. Explore ideas that celebrate who you are as a couple which will give your wedding day that charming personal touch.

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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Inspiration

Classic

Elegance AT

THE WOODLANDS RESORT Photography by Jonathan Ivy Photography


Sophisticated Style As one of the The Woodlands premier wedding venues, The Woodlands Resort boasts plenty of space for the wedding of your dreams. You can marry on a lakeside terrace, celebrate in a glass-enclosed ballroom and provide the perfect hotel setting for your out-of-town guests all in one location. This styled shoot drew inspiration from the natural elements that The Woodlands area is so famous for, infused with sophisticated pieces for an elegant affair.


style guide Venue: The Woodlands Resort

Cake: The Woodlands Resort

Photographer: Jonathan Ivy Photography

Dress & Accessories: AreRia Bridal

Styling, Table Centerpieces + Rentals: A Memorable Event

Tuxedo: Couture House Rentals

Paper Products + Invitations: Zulee's at Market Street

Couch and Chair: JTE Luxury Event Rentals

Personal Flowers + Bouquet: The Blooming Idea

Models: Aaron and Sarah Ross

Make Up and Hair: Exquisite Reflections

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Because every bride deserves a moment like this

Perfect!

A&E Weddings & Events Planning & Coordinating www.aeweddingsandevents.com info@aeweddingsandevents.com

Rehearsal Dinner Ceremony Reception Decorating Our venue will provide you and your guests with an original and unforgettable experience!

Photos by Butch Ireland Photography

281-727-6800

Magnolia Lake is the perfect setting for you to sit back and enjoy your event.

2001 Hwy 30 East Huntsville, TX

936.294.0991 magnolia-lake.com info@magnolia-lake.com Woodlands Bride / Winter 2014-15

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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 12 Woodlands Bride / Edward SummerCharles 2014 Photography, Kasey Lynn Photography, Claire Miranda Photography


Belle Rose Maison

2 venues for intimate & grand occasions

The perfect setting for your Woodlands wedding ...

www.bellerosemaison.com

Call 936-321-8899 for a tour today

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Inspiration

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Inspiration

Moroccan Watercolor Photography by A&I • Styling & Design by Heather Benge Events

style guide Event Planner: Heather Benge Events/ Venue: Madera Estates / Photographer: A&I Photography / Stationary: Artful Designs by Rachel Neiman / Florist: Carter's Florist / Wedding Cake: Creative Confections / Linens: Over The Top Linens / Hair & Make up: Charmed by Tonya / Wedding Dress & Accessories: Weddings by Debbie / Classic Vehicle: Jordan Limousines / Model Bride & Groom: Macie Morrow and Matt Allen


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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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Inspiration

Retro Rockabilly Photography by Binford Creative • Styling by Treasured Spaces

style guide Styling: Treasured Spaces, Kristin Van Hauen / Photography: Binford Creative / Venue: Conroe Sparkle Event Hall / Cake: Gigi’s Cupcakes /Flowers: Blooming Idea Events / Cake Balls: Sweets by Betty Lu / Make-up: Keri Ann Reardon / Hair: Blo The Woodlands, Wendi Bothmann and Crystal Carter / Vintage Cars: Hank Joslin, Juan Cabrera, Annette Greene / Models: Annette Greene, Jeff Johnson, Melody & Tristan Dodd, Melinda & Josh Quijas / Dancers: Houston Hepcats / Singer: Jenny Jordan


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Inspiration

style guide Venue: Town Hall Texas / Photographer: Kaitlyn Beauregard Photography / Decor + Design: Event Planners of Houston / Candy Buffet: Sweet Couture Candy Buffet / Cake: Morgan's Cakery / Make up + Hair: Southern and Adorn / Model: Veronica Brightman / Invitations: Poshest Papers / Gown: Esila Bridal / Table Decor: Enchanted Vizions / Linens: GBS Linens

Rustic Romance

Photography by Kaitlyn Beauregard Photography • Styling by Event Planners of Houston 28

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Real Wedding

Kasey + Brett

Photography by Jessica Pledger Photography

style guide Photographer: Jessica Pledger Photography / Venue: Heather's Glen / Flowers: Cheryl's Flowers / Cake: Bake My Day / Photobooth: Clicks 26

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Photography by Jonathan Ivy Photography


Real Wedding

style guide Venue: Moffitt Oaks / Photographer: Designs by Karinda / Cake: Chocolate Encore / Hair/Makeup: Diana at LL Hair Studio / Wedding Dress Designer: Justin Alexander / Wedding Dress Salon: Brickhouse Bridal / Groom's Tie:Michael Kohrs / Rings: Zadok / DJ: JPL Entertainments

Morgan + Curtis Photography by Designs by Karinda


Trends

Timeless Palettes

charcoal and pink and bright greens

marsala, blue and neutrals

classic blue and blush

sangria, pink and woodsy greens

Receptions | Rehearsal Dinners | Bridal Luncheons

Celebrate your Wedding Event at Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse. Our Elegant Private dining rooms can accommodate groups from 8–200 guests. Our Private Event Coordinator and professional staff will ensure that every detail is carried out in true style.

KirbysSteakhouse.com

Call today to set up a Consultation

281-362-1121 The Wood lands, TX

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My Wedding Team

Wedding Planner

Photographer

Rentals

Tux Shop

Venue

Videographer

Photobooth

Jewelry + Gifts

Name Phone Email Name Phone Email

Cake

Name Phone Email

Caterer Name Phone Email

Florist Name Phone Email

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Name Phone Email Name Phone Email

Officiant Name Phone Email

Stationery Name Phone Email

DJ/Band Name Phone Email

Name Phone Email Name Phone Email

Bridal Shop Name Phone Email

Transportation Name Phone Email

Hair + Make up Name Phone Email

Name Phone Email

Phone Email

Other Name Phone Email

Other Name Phone Email

hint: keep track of

important names and numbers using this list and then give it to a reliable friend on the wedding day just in case!


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

Flowers

Americas 21 Waterway Avenue The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 367-1492 cordua.com/americas

A Different Bloom 15320 Highway 105, Suite 121 Montgomery, TX 77356 (936) 588-0750 adifferentbloom.com

Crave Catering and Events, LLC (281) 797-0262 cravecateringtexas.com

College Park Flowers 3091 College Park Drive #200 The Woodlands, TX 77384 (936) 273-2700 collegeparkflowers.net

Magnolia Lake 2001 Texas 30 Huntsville, TX 77320 (936) 294-0991 magnolia-lake.com Cinematography Five Stars Film (832) 866-2032 afivestarsfilms.com Wedding Fanatics (281) 935-4265 weddingfanatics.com DJs DJ Dave Productions (713) 806-1085 djdaveproductions.com PB &DJ (832) 233-9281 pbdjs.com

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 The Primp Bar (832) 814-1800 thePRIMPbar.com Health + Wellness Better Body for Me 17350 St. Lukes Way Suite 430 The Woodlands, TX 77384 (281) 236-7012 betterbodyforme.com Snow White Mobile Teeth Whitening (936) 494-9754 mysnowwhiteteeth.com Invitations + Papers Jo's Paper Kitchen (936) 931-7307 jo'spaperkitchen@gmail.com jospaperkitchen.com Zulees 9595 Six Pines Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 419-0773 zulees.com Jewelry Stella & DotElizabeth Greever stelladot.com/sites/elizabeth Lighting + Decor Chaircovers-N-More (713) 291-3438 chaircoversnmore.com Officiant Going to the Chaplain (713) 822-4510 goingtothechaplain.com Parties + Showers Pinot's Palette (936) 321-ARTS pinotspalette.com/Woodlands

Photobooths Good Times Texas Photobooth (832) 299-9094 goodtimestx.com Tap Snap Phototainment (832) 257-7612 janaw@tapsnap.net tapsnap1087.com Photographers Binford Creative Photography 832-470-2717 binfordcreativephotography.com info@ binfordcreativephotography.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 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 photographybyniki.com Ruddock Photography (832) 330-6939 info@RuddockPhotography.com RuddockPhotography.com Surak Kim Photography (718) 309-3910 surakkimphotography.com Woodlands Bride / Winter 2014-15

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Violeta Brown Photography (832) 538-2300 violetabrownphotography.com 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 Pallotta's Italian Grill 27606 IH-45 North Conroe, TX 77385 (281) 364-9555 pallottasitaliangrill.com Travel Agents Bella Destination Travel (832) 209-2174/ (866) 763-6288 info@belladestinationstravel.com belladestinationstravel.com Venues

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 Madera Estates 3201 N Frazier Street Conroe, TX 77303 (936) 441-9337 mymaderaestates.com Magnolia Lake 2001 Texas 30 Huntsville, TX 77320 (936) 294-0991 magnolia-lake.com Moffitt Oaks 20125 Cedar Lane Tomball, TX 77377 info@moffittoaks.com (281) 370-6616 moffittoaks.com Rustic Rose 13629 Rose Road Willis, TX 77378 (936) 856-8535 rusticroseevents.com The Sanctuary at Water Oak 28600 Oaks on the Water Montgomery, TX 77356 (936) 447-6781 wateroakonlakeconroe.com/ sanctuary

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

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

Ashelynn Manor 25276 Nichols Sawmill Road Magnolia, TX 77355 (281) 252-3355 ashelynnmanor.com

The Woodlands Resort 2301 North Millbend Dr The Woodlands, TX 77380 (866) 317-4719 woodlandsresort.com

Belle Rose Maison 15833 Old Conroe Road Conroe, TX 77384 (936) 321-8899 bellerosemaison.com

Town Hall Texas 12194 Sleepy Hollow Road Conroe, TX 77385 info@townhalltexas.com (281) 943-4244 townhalltexas.com

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Wedding Fashion The Princess Bridal 119 Main Street Spring, TX 77373 (281) 651-9393 theprincessbridal.com 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 E. Maddison Events 2611 FM 1960 W., Suite F-200 Houston, TX 77068 (832) 627-2522 emaddisonevents.com Event Solutions (281) 781-7676 EventSolutionsOnline.com J. Low Events (713) 962-7022 info@jlowevents.com jlowevents.com Treasured Spaces (713) 582-7184 treasuredspaces.net Your First Home C4 Realty-Kassi Foster, Realtor 832-655-6006 C4RealtyGroup.com Realty Guard, LLC (281) 891-5600 realtyguard.com

Booking Blunders

(And How To Avoid Them) Booking Blunder 1 Choosing a vendor but not booking the vendor. Don't assume that a vendor knows you are using them. Take the next step. There should be a contract to sign and deposit to pay. Make sure you complete the process. Booking Blunder 2 Confirm the date with the vendor, especially if it has changed several times. If anything for piece of mind, doublecheck with all of your vendors at one month out and at one week out to make sure they have you on the calendar for the right place, day and time. Booking Blunder 3 Blowing your budget with "hidden fees." Be sure to ask what is included in the total price and if there are suggested or required gratuity, delivery charges, etc. This will keep your budget in check!


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