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ccc ccc ccc Heather’s Glen

Montgomery County’s Premier Wedding Facility

chapel ceremonies • garden weddings • elegant receptions


200 East Phillips St. Conroe, Texas



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


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




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. ADVERTISING INQUIRIES Email Carrie Dorman 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



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


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 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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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


A&E Weddings & Events Planning & Coordinating

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

Photos by Butch Ireland Photography


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

2001 Hwy 30 East Huntsville, TX

936.294.0991 Woodlands Bride / Winter 2014-15


The perfect dress. The perfect setting.

The perfect match... for your perfect day. | 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 ...

Call 936-321-8899 for a tour today

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Woodlands Bride / Winter 2014-15


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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“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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Woodlands Bride / Winter 2014-15



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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Woodlands Bride / Winter 2014-15



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

Woodlands Bride / Winter 2013

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


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.

Call today to set up a Consultation

281-362-1121 The Wood lands, TX

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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 to find your perfect vendor. Catering


Americas 21 Waterway Avenue The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 367-1492

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

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

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

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

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

Exquisite Reflections (281) 898-0411 Makeup by Keri Ann (713) 775-5659 The Primp Bar (832) 814-1800 Health + Wellness Better Body for Me 17350 St. Lukes Way Suite 430 The Woodlands, TX 77384 (281) 236-7012 Snow White Mobile Teeth Whitening (936) 494-9754 Invitations + Papers Jo's Paper Kitchen (936) 931-7307 jo' Zulees 9595 Six Pines Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 419-0773 Jewelry Stella & DotElizabeth Greever Lighting + Decor Chaircovers-N-More (713) 291-3438 Officiant Going to the Chaplain (713) 822-4510 Parties + Showers Pinot's Palette (936) 321-ARTS

Photobooths Good Times Texas Photobooth (832) 299-9094 Tap Snap Phototainment (832) 257-7612 Photographers Binford Creative Photography 832-470-2717 info@ Christopher Lynn Photography (281) 974-0069 Derrick Bryant Photography (281) 799-8288 Designs By Karinda (832) 250-7837 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 Ruddock Photography (832) 330-6939 Surak Kim Photography (718) 309-3910 Woodlands Bride / Winter 2014-15


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

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

April Sound Country 1000 April Sound Blvd Montgomery, TX 77356 (936) 588-7213

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

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

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

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

Town Hall Texas 12194 Sleepy Hollow Road Conroe, TX 77385 (281) 943-4244


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

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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Real weddings, trends and wedding venues in Houston, The Woodlands, and North Houston area.

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Real weddings, trends and wedding venues in Houston, The Woodlands, and North Houston area.