Styled Photo Shoot by Sasha Boheme Photography

POSTED IN Inspiration, Styled Shoot

This next styled shoot is 1920s inspired perfection.  Sasha from Sasha Boheme Photography sent over these stunning images and I could not wait to feature them on the blog.  Shot at the Houston restaurant Tiny Boxwoods, Sasha served up major inspiration for all the brides out there.

Styled Photo Shoot by Sasha Boheme Photography
Styled Photo Shoot by Sasha Boheme Photography
Styled Photo Shoot by Sasha Boheme Photography
Styled Photo Shoot by Sasha Boheme Photography

Oh my, where to begin-the dress, the flowers, the model giving serious face!  The hair, make-up and accessories set a 1920s glamour backdrop.  Yet, the wild flowers and lace dress provide a contrasting bohemian vibe.

Styled Photo Shoot
Styled Photo Shoot
Styled Photo Shoot
Styled Photo Shoot
Styled Photo Shoot
Styled Photo Shoot
Styled Photo Shoot
Styled Photo Shoot

Rachel of Artful Designs by Rachel Nieman provided the amazing calligraphy for this shoot.  If it is in your budget, adding calligraphy to your wedding stationary can bring your designs to another level.

Styled Photo Shoot

Check out even more gorgeous images on Sasha’s website.

Photography ~ Sasha Boheme Photography | Floral Designer ~ Billabong Fresh Flower | Calligrapher ~ Artful Designs by Rachel Nieman | Makeup Artist ~ Jen Marine Makeup Artistry | Venue ~ Tiny Boxwoods Restaurant | Wedding Dress & Accessories ~ BHLDN | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Art Deco Wedding by Caroline + Ben Photography

POSTED IN Houston, Real Weddings

Oooh weee do we have a wedding to share with you today!  Held at the majestic Houstonian Hotel and captured by husband and wife photography team, Caroline + Ben, this bride, inspired by the design of her dress, designed an art deco wedding for the history books.  While the art deco theme is executed beautifully, it’s the fashion in this wedding that really steals the show.  So let’s dive into this wedding chicness!

Art Deco Wedding by Caroline + Ben Photography

Oh, Jimmy Choo, how do I love thee!  Let me count the ways.  These strappy sandals are everything and they fit in so wonderfully with the bride’s art deco theme.

Art Deco Wedding by Caroline + Ben Photography
Art Deco Wedding by Caroline + Ben Photography
Art Deco Wedding by Caroline + Ben Photography
 Wedding ring set
Bridal Preparations

I adore both of these preparation shots–the bride’s contained expectation and the groomsmen’s exuberant expressions just give you a sense that the day is going to be wonderful.  Take note brides and grooms–never underestimate the value of preparation shots.

Groom
Bride
Bride and Groom poses

I think this qualifies as the most adorable first look I’ve ever encountered here on 7 Centerpieces.  Those white balloons…what an ingenious idea!

Bride and Groom poses
Bride and maids

Again, the fashion involved in this wedding cannot be undersold.  The bridesmaids one-shoulder cobalt blue dresses are to die for!

Groom and men
Ceremony program
Ceremony decor
Ceremony
Ceremony
Ceremony
Bride and groom

This is the image all couples hope to achieve on their wedding day. Great job Caroline + Ben!

Reception table settings
Reception table settings
Reception table settings
Reception menu
Reception table settings
The cake
Reception table seating cards

I think it is a wonderful idea to have all of the stationary create a consistent theme. From the invitations to the menu cards, everything was connected through the same fonts, colors, and images.

Reception dance
Cutting the cake
Reception
Reception
Reception - Art Deco Wedding

Just when I thought this bride couldn’t slay me anymore with her fashion, she emerged in a reception dress that is the perfect compliment to her wedding dress and her art deco theme–right down to the scalloped detail woven throughout the entire wedding.

Wedding ring set - Art Deco Wedding
The Houstonian Hotel and Resort - Art Deco Wedding

From the Bride…When I started planning my wedding, I wasn’t inspired by any particular look or theme. It wasn’t until I found my dress. My wedding dress, designed by Rivini, style Yasmine, has a scalloped hand beading design that reminded me of the Art Deco period. That period featured decadence and glamour so I chose gold, black and ivory for our colors.

We chose to have our ceremony and reception at The Houstonian Hotel and Resort on Memorial Day weekend, the same weekend we met 4 years prior. I was living in NYC at the time while Kurt moved there 6 months prior from DC. It made the perfect backdrop for our courtship and eventually, our happily ever after.

Our main goal for our wedding was to unite our families, especially since we come from completely different backgrounds. I am the first generation Laotian American and my husband grew up in the midwest with an Italian heritage. During our ceremony, Buddhist monks blessed our marriage along with our wedding officiant, Ron Ramey. Then at our reception, our first dance included the traditional Lao finger dance. A parting gift for our guests included Italian Baci candies. My husband’s Papa (grandfather) used to give the grandchildren baci candies. It means kisses in Italian and each candy is wrapped with a love letter in 5 different languages. Looking back on all the photos and video highlight, I can truly say that we achieved our goal of uniting our families, friends and our marriage. We are so grateful!

Photography ~ Caroline + Ben Photography | Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ The Houstonian Hotel and Resort | Videographer ~ Stelly Weddings | Floral Designer ~ Floral Events Houston | Rentals ~ Aztec Rentals | Lighting ~ Intelligent Lighting Design | Wedding Planner ~ Eventology | Ceremony Music ~ Divisi Strings | Reception Music ~ DJ Johnny J | Dress Designer ~ Rivini | Bridesmaid Dress ~ Little Borrowed Dress | Hair and Makeup ~ Blush and Company | Bride’s Rings ~ Tiffany & Co. | Groom’s Ring ~ David Yurman | Invitations ~ Kat Blu Art & Design Studio | Officiant ~ The Wedding Pastor – Ron Ramey | Cake Designer ~ Susie’s Cakes & Confections

Lake Houston Wedding by Civic Photos

POSTED IN Houston, Real Weddings

We have a wonderful wedding to start off your day.  Barett Henry over at Civic Photos sent us this lovely, rustic-yet-chic lake Houston wedding.  Barett is no stranger to capturing gorgeous weddings, engagements photos, and styled shoots. The beautiful bride took her lovely portraits at the Tuscan Courtyard in Dickinson, Texas.  Then Barett captured the joyous wedding at the Walden on Lake Houston Golf & Country Club in Lake Houston.  Let’s dive in!  Lake Houston Wedding by Civic Photos

Lake Houston Wedding by Civic Photos
Lake Houston Wedding by Civic Photos
Lake Houston Wedding by Civic Photos
  Bridal  pose

  Bride  poses

  Bridal  pose
  Bridal  pose
Ceremony Decor

The burlap used in the bridesmaids flower arrangements is a great way to reduce the floral costs while still maintaining style and sophistication.

Bridal shoes

Wedding ring set
Bridal Preparations
Bridal Preparations
Bridal party
Bridal Preparations
Groom Preparations
Groom and men
Groom and men

While some may debate the place of kids in weddings, when I see photographs like these, I can’t help but love the joy they bring to these celebrations.

Ceremony

Ceremony

Ceremony
Bride and Groom poses
Reception
Reception decor
Reception table settings
The cake

Finally, can we discuss the cake?! I love the way it brings in all the style elements of the wedding (burlap, color scheme, rustic-chic) and it looks delicious at that!

Cutting the cake

The kiss

Check out even more gorgeousness on Barett’s website.

Photography ~ Civic Photos | Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ Walden on Lake Houston Golf & Country Club | Birdal Portrait Venue ~ Tuscan Courtyard | Make-Up Artist ~ Sassy by Yorlin | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Magnolia Hotel Houston Wedding by Kimberly Chau

POSTED IN Houston, Real Weddings

Boy do we have a beautifully designed wedding to start off your day.  Kimberly Chau sent over images from this Magnolia Hotel Houston wedding and it is filled to the brim with chic sophistication.  The contemporary venue provided the perfect backdrop to this purple-infused affair.

Magnolia Hotel Houston Wedding by Kimberly Chau

It’s an all day “yes” to these Badgley Mischka shoes!  They are the perfect compliment to this chic affair.  And let’s not forget about that beautiful sparkler.  Whoever said “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” knew exactly what they were talking about!

Magnolia Hotel Houston Wedding by Kimberly Chau
Magnolia Hotel Houston Wedding by Kimberly Chau
Magnolia Hotel Houston Wedding by Kimberly Chau
 Bridal Preparations
Bride and Groom poses
2014-02-18_0007.jpg

How adorable is this first look in the library of the hotel.  Plus, the groom’s reaction is priceless.

Bride and Groom poses
Bouquets
Bridal Bouquet

The bouquets are gorgeous!  Blooming Gallery outdid themselves on this one.

Bride and Groom poses
Stationary
Kimberly Chau photogrpahy

Be still my heart!  This candle and flower ceremony backdrop is design perfection.  It’s so simple yet so dramatic all at the same time.

Reception table center piece
Reception table setting

How cute are these edible favors with the bride and groom’s initials!

The cake

Ceremony Vows
groom and mens shoes
Bride and groom dance

The first dance between newly-minted husband and wife is always so sweet.  Hop on over to Kimberly’s blog for even more fantastic photographs.

Photography ~  Kimberly Chau Photography | Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ Magnolia Hotel Houston | Dress Designer ~ Badgley Mischka via Misora Bridal Boutique | Floral Designer ~ Blooming Gallery | Cake Designer ~ Edible Designs by Jessie | Event Planner ~ Honeydew Events Houston | Tuxedo and Men’s Attire ~ Indochino | Bride’s Shoes ~ Badgley Mischka | Groom’s Shoes ~ Stacy Adams | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Hotel Galvez Wedding by Civic Photos

POSTED IN Houston, Real Weddings

Looking to incorporate shades of pink and gold into your wedding?  Then this Hotel Galvez wedding will not disappoint.  With a romantic outdoor ceremony and ballroom reception this couple had the best of both worlds for their wedding venues.  And Civic Photos was there to capture all of the gorgeousness.

Hotel Galvez Wedding by Civic Photos
Hotel Galvez Wedding by Civic Photos
Hotel Galvez Wedding by Civic Photos
Hotel Galvez Wedding by Civic Photos
Ceremony
 Bride and Groom poses

With the ocean and palm trees as your backdrop, finding the perfect spot for couple shots is never a problem at Hotel Galvez.

Civic Photos
Civic Photos wedding favors

Plants as wedding favors are such great gifts.  Your guests will be able to remember your special day for as long as the plant lives.

 Reception table settings
 Reception table settings
 Reception table settings
Guest book
Guest book

Guestbooks like this plaque are the best!  Your guests will enjoy signing them and you will have a keepsake from your wedding to display.

Reception table settings
The cake
The cake
Civic Photos

Bride and Groom poses

Check out even more wedding loveliness on the Civic Photos blog.

Photography ~  CivicPhotos | Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ Hotel Galvez | Event Planner ~ Paisley Park Events | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Parisian Styled Bridal Luncheon by Holly Hoyt

POSTED IN Inspiration, Styled Shoot

Bridal luncheons can be so much fun for a bride-to-be.  Not only are they a time to get together with your loved ones prior to your special day, they offer another reason to throw a beautifully-styled party.  Holly Hoyt gifted us with these stunning images from a Parisian styled bridal luncheon designed by Party Architects and Tamara Menges Designs.  These ladies put together one of the most stunning styled shoots we’ve ever featured here on 7 Centerpieces.

Parisian Styled Bridal Luncheon by Holly Hoyt
Houston Styled Bridal Luncheon by Holly Hoyt
Houston Styled Bridal Luncheon by Holly Hoyt
Holly Hoyt Photography
Holly Hoyt Photography, Parisian styled bridal luncheon
Holly Hoyt Photography, Parisian styled bridal luncheon

When I saw this photograph, I literally gasped!  The beauty of Chateau Cocomar is comparable to that of a Parisian mansion.  Those windows are majestic and that ceiling is stunning.  With a venue with this much natural beauty, any celebration held here is bound to “wow” your guests.

Holly Hoyt Photography
Holly Hoyt Photography

This tablescape makes my heart swell!  Anyone who knows me knows my favorite design element of any wedding celebration is the tablescape.  I love seeing how all of the individual elements come together to make one bold statement.  Tamara Menges did not disappoint with this one!  The glass chargers, the antique china, the napkins with the pearl broaches…it is just tablescape perfection!

Holly Hoyt Photography
Holly Hoyt Photography

How adorable is this luncheon menu! It’s such an innovative idea to print the luncheon menu on the guest favor card box.

Holly Hoyt Photography, Parisian styled bridal luncheon
Holly Hoyt Photography
Holly Hoyt Photography
Holly Hoyt Photography
Holly Hoyt Photography

 Whew!  I think I need to take a moment to take all of that beauty in.  If you haven’t had your fill for today, be sure to check out Holly’s blog and Tamara’s blog for even more gorgeousness.

Photography ~ Holly Hoyt Photography | Catering ~ Café Natalie | Desserts ~ Party Architects | Flowers ~ Tamara Menges Designs | Linens ~ Elegant Beginnings | Rentals ~ Aztec Party Rentals | Stationery ~ Atelier du Papier | Venue ~ Chateau Cocomar