Romantic Houston Villa Wedding

Andrew and Whitney were married on a picturesque September day at The Parador. Its large reception room and beautiful garden, though nestled in the heart of Houston’s Museum District, feel miles away from the city. Their simple but sophisticated soiree, coordinated by Behind The Bash, brought the beauty of the historical landmark venue to life. Floral Events created arrangements in shades of ivory, blush, and green, accenting the numerous arched windows and doors of the ballroom. Whitney is radiant in a lace Martina Liana gown from Brickhouse Bridal, while her maids donned chic navy Bill Levkoff frocks. This couple is head over heels in love, and their joyous occasion is beautifully brought to life by Jenna McElroy!

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Photography – Jenna McElroy | Venue – The Parador | Floral – Floral Events | Day-of Coordination and Catering – Behind The Bash | Videography – Bear Hands Media Group | Bakery – World Catering Bakery | DJ and Lighting – LG Entertainment | Ceremony Musicians – Avalon Music | Bridesmaids Dresses – Bill Levkoff | Gown – Martina Liana from Brickhouse Bridal | Suit – Vera Wang

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Elegant Vancouver Wedding

If we had to choose but one word to describe Paul and Vida’s wedding, it would be sublime. With Vancouver’s Hycroft Manor as the setting and Coco Events & Weddings at the helm, the couple celebrated their autumn nuptials in front of their nearest and dearest on a gorgeous October day. The graceful interior of the manor created an intimate backdrop for the lush florals by Celsia Floral. A gorgeous ceremony arbor was matched in beauty only by Vida, breathtaking in her gown from Blush Bridal. We are suckers for vintage transportation and adore the 1930s Cadillac from Ritz Limousines, its regal elegance befitting the venue. Each and every image from Kirill Bordon Photography is exquisite!

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Photography – Kirill Bordon Photography | Venue – Hycroft Manor | Floral – Celsia Floral | Wedding Planning and Event Design – Coco Events & Weddings | Bakery – Anna Elizabeth Cakes |  Band – Amanda Wood | Transportation – Ritz Limousines | Ceremony Musicians – Rosanna Chiu Harpist | Hair and Makeup – Red Carpet Ready by Christina | Bridal Salon – Blush Bridal | Jewelry – Tiffany & Co | Bride’s Shoes – Christian Louboutin | Earrings – Amanda Judge | Film Processing – The Find lab

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Dark + Romantic Wedding Inspiration

We’re always so thrilled to debut work from Michael and Carina Photography‘s The Little Workshop, and could not think of a more wonderful way to begin 2016! Their latest work is inspired by embers: a glowing fire, smoldering ashes, dark and rich. Wit Weddings created magic with the interior of The Lewis Dream Home, bringing the theme to life with torches, candles, and romantic charcoal calligraphy on the invitations from Stephanie B. Design. Florals by White Magnolia Designs in a lush, deep palette evoke the rich feeling of winter. We adore the unique, layered Vera Wang gown and delicate robe from Girl With A Serious Dream, both perfectly elegant and befitting the splendor of the shoot. Not a detail is left unfinished, down to the deep black ruffles on the petite cake from Buttercream Bakeshop. We are, as always, enchanted by every beautiful image from Michael and Carina Photography!

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Photography – Michael and Carina Photography for the The Little Workshop | Design and Styling – Wit Weddings | Floral – White Magnolia Designs | Stationery and Calligraphy – Stephanie B. Design | Venue – The Lewis Dream Home | Hair Stylist – 1213 Hair Studio | Makeup Artist – Kristine Marie French | Gown and Veil – Vera Wang from Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel | Boudoir Robes – Girl With A Serious Dream | Jewelry – Belesas | Cake and Desserts – Buttercream Bakeshop | Models – Dorian Maris and Jason Pevey | Film Lab – Richard Photo Lab

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Welcome To The Weekend

Happy New Year’s Eve! We are ending this beautiful year with our hearts full of love, joy and gratitude for our readers and wedding vendors and want to thank everyone for making this the best year yet! We hope you have a wonderful night ringing in the new year and we will see you back here in 2016!

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    Ethereal Winter Wedding Inspiration

    Today’s ethereal winter wedding inspiration from Leighanne Herr is so delicate and lovely, it almost feels as if it descended from a cloud. Working with Sarah of Blomes Paperie, Leighanne drew inspiration from a clear winter’s day, with angelic touches. A neutral color palette allowed for swaths of lush greenery to take center stage, with painterly centerpieces of pampas grass and the palest of blooms created by Blush and Vine. Sarah designed a backdrop of hanging feathers with gilding, its sparkle only matched by the gorgeous ring by Susie Saltzman! We are utterly enchanted by every beautiful image from Leighanne Herr!

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    Photography – Leighanne Herr | Floral – Blush and Vine | Jewelry – Susie Saltzman | Hair and Makeup – Adorne Artistry | Stationery – Kristara Calligraphy | Gown – Truvelle | Veil – Melinda Rose Design | Rentals – The Foundry | Cake – Dolce Designs | Tablescape – Swift and Co. | Ribbon – Honey Silks Co. | Feather Installation and Name Tags – Blomes Paperie | Model – Ashley Conley

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