Paola & Paul

We were thrilled this past weekend to assist with Paola and Paul’s wedding at The Houstonian. The day began at The Houstonian’s Spa, Trellis, where the bridal party had their hair and makeup done. After a fun morning at Trellis it was off to the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in downtown Houston for the ceremony. Following a beautiful ceremony the new bride and groom left the church in a vintage, ivory Rolls- Royce.

Paola and Paul had a beautiful Mexican/Columbian reception, with gold and ivory décor. On the tables were elegant jeweled centerpieces made by Darryl and Co. However, the chocolate groom’s cake topped with bacon from Who Made the Cake stole the show. After a delicious meal from The Houstonian, there was dancing and live music provided by The Austin Nines. Later in the evening came one of the most exciting parts of the reception; a surprise appearance by Mariachi 85,  an authentic mariachi band.  Guest fare welled the couple with their favorite Mexican Ballads sang by the Mariachis.

Photos by J. Cogliandro Photography


We recently got to celebrate the 30th Anniversary with one of our favorite clients, Claudia and Roberto Contreras.  We have been fortunate enough to be part of some of their families great celebrations and well this was one of them!  Guest … Continue reading

“Return to Paradise”

We recently stopped by Mia Bridal Couture to check out wedding dress designer, Rita Vinieris, Return to Paradise Collection by Rivini. We have never before seen such a broad selection of styles in one season’s collections. Rita’s inspiration was “by a recent holiday to the Riviera Maya.”

MIA Bridal Couture today and tomorrow, June 28-29th, will be having a Rivini Trunk Show.

Take a look at the woven satin detail, intricate crystal detail and simple lines.  Here is a look Rivini Bridal SPRING 2014 Fashion Show.

Engagment Pictures 101- Michelle Able Photography

While working at an event sometime back, we were asked by the photographer if we wanted a photo taken of our team.  We of course obliged and were quickly running around to get in place. While we were all (females) figuring out our positions and battling for the side that made us all look oh so good, we were given instructions by the photographer to lean forward.  Lean forward??  I thought in my head, why would he ask us to do that?  Later, I learned that this was in fact a common tip that photographers use to make a person look leaner!  How great is that?  After hearing about this little tid bit, guess who has been leaning forward for every picture that I have taken since?  🙂

Since learning about that one piece of advice, I thought that it was important to educate myself on the other tips that great photographers have to offer.  Part of what we do in putting on events, is also, capturing the moment.  Knowing about these tips and being able to educate our clients on this is very important to us.  While speaking with Michelle Able from Michelle Able Photography, she was able to share with us some of her top 10 tips on how to have a successful engagement shoot. With her expert advice, we were quickly well informed and wanted to share with you all what she had to say.

Check out Michelle’s Top tips on How to Have a Successful Engagement Session-

Salud! Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo

Now to our favorite holiday of the year!  CINCO DE MAYO!  Sean Beck – Sommelier, Beverage Manager, and “Spirit Guys” for Hugo’s, Backstreet Cafe, Prego and Trevisio is our go to guy when it comes to a fine cocktail.  We stopped by Hugo’s (our weekly stop-shh!)  and asked Sean to give us his favorite Seasonal Cocktail for anyone having a Fiesta.