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This past Saturday we got to play with Susan and Eric. We started off at St. Pauls United Methodist Church for the ceremony where everyone was getting ready. I knew it was going to be a good day when I saw Susan's sparkly, dark red Christian Louboutin shoes (Laura loves some shoes!) and her beautiful blush colored dress (it had pockets! How neat is that?) She also had lots of little details that we love to document. She customized her bridal party's flowers with items that meant something to them (A golden peanut on the boutonniere for her man of honor and a dragonfly for her bridesmaid). Eric also had a frog broach on his boutonniere which I think is a really neat idea and personalized the wedding just that much more. After the ceremony we had a little time to kill, so we walked around downtown and were able to get capture some artistic shots of the couple together. At six it was time for the reception to start so the couple was welcomed into the ballroom at The Hotel Icon and the party started from there. Susan and Eric opted to have a really nice dinner party for their guests so that they could socialize in a more intimate environment. Soon after dinner the couple cut the cake to the sounds of a large mariachi band and soon after they took off in their getaway car, a 1932 Pierce Arrow.
It really was a beautiful wedding. The whole thing was orchestrated by Alia Rdissi of Belle of the Ball, who always does such a wonderful job!
The couple will be honeymooning in Spain and will reside in Houston after their return.
Oh, what can we say about Bevin and Dan's wedding that would truly describe it? This was really a completely fabulous celebration of love between one of the neatest couples we have had the pleasure to work with. We were approached by Bevin about a year ago about her wedding, and I was so happy she ended up choosing us!
So about this wedding!
We started our day of at the Hotel ZaZa in the museum district. Bevin was getting ready with her girls in one of the suites while Dan was upstairs in the Black Label suite (which was going to be their suite later that night). This is one of the "Magnificent Seven" Suites on the 12th floor and one of the ones that has an out door tub! We took lots of photos at ZaZa before heading over to the Chapel of St. Basil for the ceremony.
The ceremony itself was a very touching Catholic ceremony. The personalized service was enhanced by Dan's sister in law playing guitar while his niece sang a song for them.
After the ceremony was over, Bevin and Dan exited the church where we got lots of photos on the lawn in front of the church while the guests had cocktails in the labyrinth to the sounds of a full mariachi band. The couple were soon introduced as husband and wife and then guests walked to the Menil Collection by lantern light where they were served cocktails and h'or dourves.
After about an hour we all headed over to the Richmond Hall where the Dan Flavin exhibit is housed for the main reception. Music was provided by the Richard Brown Orchestra, which is something like a 15-20 piece band in the big band tradition. The couple went into their first dance and I have to say they really were amazing dancers! After toasts everyone tucked into the food which was prepared by A Fare Extraordinaire. They had Churrasco steaks with chimichurri sauce, pecan fried chicken, avocados stuff with lump crab meat or edamame, macaroni and cheese with truffles, ceviche with fried plantains and jalapeno cheese grits. Very yummy!
After more dancing we went into the white room for the cake cutting. The cake itself was made by Susie's Cakes and was also all white and shaped to mimic the Dan Flavin light pieces on the walls.
After the reception the couple left to party the night away at the ZaZa with their friends and family and then they went on to a two week road trip through the Florida Keys. Where this will lead them, who knows, but i am sure they will have a blast together!
Erin and Hans were married this past weekend at the Rice Memorial Chapel with a reception following at La Colombe D'Or. The couple first met while both were students at Trinity University.
The ceremony was very warm and touching and the gold alter at the Rice Chapel just added to the glow on the brides face as she married her beau. After the ceremony the reception was in La Grande Salon de La Comtesse and if you have never been there it is surely something to behold. A few years back the folks at La Colombe D'Or restored a full French ballroom and installed it here. The carving are immaculate. You can read more about it here.
The couple will continue to reside in Houston after a honeymoon in Maui!
Sarah and Jordan were married on July 18, 2009 at Christ Church Cathedral with a reception following at the Museum of Natural Science. The couple had a beautiful ceremony and the party at the museum was an elegant event yet still a rocking party! Entertainment was provided by Austin's Blind Date Band who are quickly becoming one of our favorite wedding bands. Not only are they really excellent and seriously versatile, they might even jump on top of a table and rock out for a finale. Serious fun! The scrumptious menu was provided by City Kitchen Catering. They made a chilled Senegalese soup that was to die for, not to mention the filet! Day of event coordination by Alia Rdissi with Belle of the Ball who always makes the day run smooth. The brides cake was fashioned after the design of her dress and was crafted by Nadine with Who Made The Cake! And last but not least, decoration and flowers were provided by Johnathan Andrew Sage. After a honeymoon in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple will reside in Houston.
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The lavish dinner for 20 guests had the full treatment with lots of white roses, calla lillies and orchids. Rob also set up four crystal centerpieces atop a huge mirrored table. There were two lounge areas with custom embroidered pillows with the companies logo and he even had napkins custom embroidered for the client.
Kellye and Lance celebrated their wedding on June 13, 2009 at Memorial Drive UMC with a reception that followed at the Houstonian Grande Ballroom. Alia with Belle of the Ball finalized and coordinated the event wonderfully. Be sure to check out the detail in the deer themed groom's cake from Susie's Cakes. We had a wonderful time at this wedding. The band Blind Date, in from Austin, was very versatile and kept everyone dancing to anything from Sinatra to Journey to Thriller and beyond. In fact, Kellye also did a rousing dance to "Baby Got Back" that just confirmed what an awesome bride she is. We love our clients!
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We just love to photograph bridal portraits of our clients as it really allows us to use our creative chops. Think of a bridal portrait session as a dress rehearsal for your big day. This is an opportunity to wear your dress for an hour or so and see if the fit is comfortable, if your hair and makeup really work (is this lipstick too bright?) etc... We recently photographed Casey's bridal portrait at the beautiful Paraiso Maravilla. Her wedding was August 18, 2007 at St Pauls UMC with reception following at Paraiso. The ceremony and reception were coordinated by Kristin White at Belle of the Ball wedding and event planning. Photos by D. Jones Photography.