Pflugerville Wedding by Rebel with a Camera

POSTED IN Austin, Real Weddings

Get yourself ready for this gorgeous peach-infused affair!  Rebel with a Camera captured this Pflugerville wedding and it is all things elegant and peachy.  The Plantation House served as the backdrop for the beautiful ceremony and reception.  Let’s get ready and dive into this affair.

Pflugerville Wedding by Rebel with a Camera

Your wedding is bound to be gorgeous when you start off with Vera!

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This first look photograph is stunning and I am sure the couple will treasure it for years to come.  Couples really should consider embracing this new tradition of the bride and groom seeing each other prior to the ceremony.  It usually results in unforgettable moments and photographs.

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Those are real peaches…dipped in glitter!  Talk about a memorable, elegant yet inexpensive decor element!  It just shows you that adding a glamorous design element to your wedding tablescape does not have the be expensive.

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From Rebel with a Camera…Fan and Chris held their wedding at The Plantation House in Pflugerville, Texas (just outside of Austin). Their wedding was over the top beautiful! From the Vera Wang gown to the custom designed cake, this wedding had so many personal elements. Their wedding colors of peaches and golds were so suited for this venue. There were peonies, garden roses, and big fluffy hydrangeas everywhere. The groom’s mom brought Moon Pies – a Chinese tradition – and a few were placed at each table for guests. There was also a traditional Chinese tea ceremony that was so precious. The groom’s mom had taken floral arranging classes before the wedding and arranged several of the guest tables herself. With Margot Blair Floral and Chris’s mom working together, no two tables shared the same flower arrangement. Since there was so much peach and white, a softly defused green shade of uplighting was used to keep the fresh look and give an unexpected color surprise around the room. It was the perfect touch! Actual peaches with gold glitter were used on each table to hold the table numbers. The cake was custom designed to match the colors of the wedding, the ruffles on the bride’s dress, and the bride’s love of purses (notice the Chanel style markings on the middle tier). Simon Lee Bakery did an outstanding job of executing the design! Fan and Chris really loved to dance and were out on the floor the whole night.

Photography ~ Rebel with a Camera | Caterer ~ Crave Catering Austin | Floral Designer ~ Margot Blair Floral | Cake Designer ~ Simon Lee Bakery | Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ The Plantation House | Event Planner ~ Yellow Umbrella Events | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Hill Country Wedding by Jennifer Lindberg Weddings

POSTED IN Hill Country, Real Weddings

Classic, fun-loving, romantic–this Hill Country wedding is the perfect blend of so many desired wedding elements.  Jennifer of Jennifer Lindberg Weddings captured this lovely affair.  I adore how the wedding design incorporates so many natural elements but still remains upscale and elegant.  Get ready to unpack all of this wedding goodness.

Hill Country Wedding by Jennifer Lindberg Weddings
Hill Country Wedding by Jennifer Lindberg Weddings
Hill Country Wedding by Jennifer Lindberg Weddings
Hill Country Wedding by Jennifer Lindberg Weddings

All of this lace is style perfection–the dress, the shoes, and the cathedral-length veil bring so much romance and sophistication.

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Bridal party
Bridal party

The deep blue bridesmaids dresses and the pop of yellow from the flower arrangements are the perfect compliment to the neutral color palette provide by the Escondido Golf and Lake Club.

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The ceremony space is stunning!  This just shows you how far having a naturally beautiful backdrop can go.  The architecture and colors in the golf club building provide a ceremony backdrop that rivals some of the most elaborate I have seen.

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Bride and Groom poses
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The natural elements (the burlap, tin vases, etc.) are a great contrast to the sophistication of the wedding.

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The getaway

I absolutely adore this exit shot–fireworks and a golf cart–how precious!  Check out even more wedding goodness on Jennifer’s blog.

 

Photography ~ Jennifer Lindberg Weddings | Cigar Roller ~  Bobalu Cigar Company | Ceremony Music ~ Dallas String Quartet | Event Coordination ~ DFW Events | Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ Escondido Golf and Lake Club | Reception Music ~ Groove Labs and Suede – John Lockhart | Cinematography ~ Mason Jar Films | Floral Designer ~ Petal Pushers | Rentals ~ Posh Couture Rentals | Make-Up ~ Rae Cosmetics | Whiskey Provider ~ Rebecca Creek | Cake Designer ~ The Cake Plate

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.

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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.

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Art Deco Wedding by Caroline + Ben Photography
Art Deco Wedding by Caroline + Ben Photography
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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.

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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!

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

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

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Reception table settings
Reception table settings
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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.

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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.

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

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Bridal Preparations
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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.

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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!

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

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

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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.

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Reception table setting

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

The cake

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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