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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!
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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Jennifer and Ryan married on June 6, 2009. The ceremony was held at St. Vincent de Paul which is where the groom's grandparents were also married by the same priest. The reception followed in the Grande Ballroom at The Houstonian. There were lots of great little details for this wedding. The bride had Pave crystals decorating the bottom of her shoes with the wedding date and hearts. Later in the evening Jennifer she slipped on some fantastic red boots for the garter and bouquet toss. Ryan also wore custom boots made for the wedding which displayed his family ranch brand. There was a massive candy bar, filled with all sorts of white candy, laid out on top of a huge mirror. And did we mention the cakes? The bride's cake itself was a beautifully elegant square, white, four tiered cake from Susie's Cakes. However the grooms cake was really special, it was a miniature of his family's ranch in Beaumont, complete with pond, cows and tractors. After the couple returns from their honeymoon in the Bahamas they will reside in Austin.
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Lauren and Brad celebrated their wedding this last weekend. The ceremony was held at St. Paul's UMC with a reception at Hotel ZaZa. The events were expertly coordinated by Master Bridal Consultant, Bobbi Asarch. Florals and ballroom decorations were provided by Plants N Petals. There were so many wonderful details that made it that much more fun to cover.
David was on hand this past Wednesday to cover the NACE Wedding Trends 2009 Luncheon at the new House of Blues venue downtown. The theme for this year's event was Indian weddings and the vendors involved went all out! As one can expect with an Indian wedding, there were so many rich colors and textures in just about everything. The food and cakes were absolutely amazing as were the flowers, lighting, dancers and musicians involved. Radhika Day from Weddings in Houston was on hand to speak and offer her expertise in this specialized area. The board really pulled out all the stops for this one and the attendance was over 200 people!
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We covered Cicely and LonDee's wedding this past weekend. The ceremony was held at First Presbyterian Houston with the reception following at the Petroleum Club of Houston which has some of the best views of downtown as it is on the 43rd floor of the Exxon building. This was such a fun and lively wedding and was beautifully decorated with florals by Events in Bloom, linens and chair covers provided by The Linen House and an ice bar and specialty drink ice station from Ice Designs.
The couple met at Sky Bar, so they had one of the house bands play, which was quite significant to them. Melanie Covington's band was fantastic, and boy could the couple (and petty much all of their guests) dance! At one point the multi-talented bride got up on stage and played drums!
The bride's wedding gown was designed by Vera Wang and she had gorgeous, pink Christian Louboutin shoes. The guests were treated to a steak and lobster dinner and in addition to wedding cake by Susie's Cakes, the guests were served a flaming dessert course.
This was truly a first class wedding, with so many little details that made the whole thing come together perfectly. Cecily and LonDee will reside in Houston after they return from their honeymoon in Aruba.