Diana and Edward – An Evening in the Garden

Diana and Edward’s definition of fun can be described in one word…dancing, and dancing their guests did. Their rehearsal dinner was hosted by a close friends residence in the Museum district.  WV’s Event Services set up a tent in the … Continue reading

Chanel Inspired Bridal Shower

We were so excited when Priscilla Lopez called us to plan a bridal shower with her mom for her sister in law to be Priscila Cano in El Paso, Texas. Priscila, the bride, is such a classic beauty so we decided she needed something classic and chic but still hip. That is when we decided a Chanel Inspired Shower was all to perfect! Priscilla’s last name was Cano so we decided to create a logo that we would use to brand through the entire shower, one that resembled the logo of Chanel.

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At the entrance to their beautiful backyard was a gate that was embellished with a floral garland made up of hanging amaranths, antique hydrangeas, anemones, peonies and garden roses. Guest were given the option of a lovely rose name “Bubbly Lovely” or a Priscila Cano monogrammed water.

No detail was overlooked for this shower. Custom Macarons by Macaron’s by Patisse were made with the logo in different shades of pink that were placed in a bird cage at each place setting. The linens were by Elegant Beginnings . and the flowers were designed by Laura Carillo. We styled the wedding to show off the femininity of Chanel and Priscilla dainty darling personality.

Ardovino’s Dessert Crossing prepared a whimsical collection of seasonal food and herbs. Guest loved the quiche, spicy shrimp stuffed arancini’s, grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, cucumber sandwiches, stuffed chicken and banana bread French toast.


Guest loved the drool-worthy mini cupcakes topped with Macaroons, Cake Pops and Couture Designed Cake by Manjar and perfume bottle cookie by Michael’s Cookie Jar.  Branded Cocktail Napkins, Stickers, Stirrers, and Water-bottles were designed by Katie & Co.

As every shower needs an ice breaker we decided on a perfume bar. Each box was custom made for each guest with their name on it and the date of the shower No. 12. Ladies were able to test their scents on samples and finish their custom scent in their very own bottle.

Cristina Navarro Photography

An Elegant Garden Wedding

Ale and Jose wedding was nothing short of a dream. We were honored when the families asked for us to plan and design this beautiful wedding at the Grooms Family’s Private Residence in Houston. The only thing was that we had three months! The evening we met with both families we were immediately intrigued by their overwhelming hospitality and enthusiasm for a FUN wedding! Ale coming from a Chilean and Nicaraguan background and Jose from a Spanish and Mexican background we didn’t have to worry to much on making sure it was going to be fun just that is was going to be everything they wanted and more. We were fast to our feet and during the process got to know and love their families.

We quickly began planning this elegant outside affair. Ale’s personality and quick wit entertained both us and our vendors at meetings. Her vision and taste was impeccable her love for Venetian glass with mixed metals was carried though in our design as well as her attraction to linen and orchids. Jose was working in San Pao Brazil and would check in with us on Skype, he was a familiar soul. Both coming from large families they decided to only have sisters and brothers as party of their wedding party. Ale selected an emerald green for their beautiful custom dresses, while she wore a beautiful gown from Casa De Novia.

 

Guest were greeted by a doorway dripping in floral designed by the ever so great Scott Konitzer, with Blooming Gallery, as Mariachi’s sang the traditional Mexican Ballads. As guest entered through the residence they were greeted with candles, running fountains and the bride and grooms favorite appetizers and cocktails for Cordua Catering.  A beautiful cheese table was set up and paired with an jamon serrano, that was carved for the guest.

The tent was nothing short of intoxicating beauty set for 600 guest.

Jessie Lopez, Edible Designs, never ceases to impress us.  She is so incredibly talented and careful with her work that you can’t but help walk away in aw.

Guest Danced into the morning with latin rhythms from Grupo Kache and moderns rhythms from the DJ brought in from Mexico City.

“La Torna Boda” included bites from Tacos Julio and A Mexican Beer Bar with signs and napkins by Katie and Co.

Here is a sneak peak from behind the scenes:  Our setup began 10 days prior to the wedding. The tent by Aztec Tents and Events and white carpet was 16,000 square feet and encompassed over 26,000 feet of Silver Satin for the ceiling. Here are a few pictures of our setup.

Caricature Inspired

We loved loved loved working on this art deco wedding with Sarah and Tyler at Hotel ZaZa Houston. The ballroom was designed perfectly and made a intimate space out of a huge ballroom. Every detail was very personalized between the custom dessert spoons all the way down to the stationary detail by Papellerie. Gorgeous wedding cake by Edibles by Jessie along with a fire truck groom’s cake. Everything is beautiful thanks to Joe Cogliandro Photography

Sarah and Tyler had caricatures being made at the wedding and cigars being rolled.  A STUNNING backdrop made out of paper from Paper Floral Artistry for the band to play in front of. To end the night the couple hopped on a vintage fire truck while confetti canons sent them off!

 

Beautiful floral arrangements for the  wedding were done by Blooming Gallery

 

 

Backstreet Photo Shoot

We recently fell in love with some French inspired china at the Houston Women’s Guild while looking for some vintage pieces for a wedding.  The blue and white Spode china was the perfect piece with the alfresco shoot that we were planning … Continue reading

Modern Elegance…… Rosewood Crescent Dallas

We had the pleasure in partaking in Joy & Billie Ellis’ Wedding Celebration in Dallas the first part of August.  Joy & Billie had an intimate wedding ceremony and lunch at the Four Seasons in Austin, Texas, Easter Weekend.  Stacy … 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.

Junior League Bridal Luncheon

When we began Katherine’s Wedding Weekend there was no thought where we were going to have her Bridal Luncheon- The Junior League of Houston.  Katherine had spent her last year as a provisional, volunteering countless hours, so this was an easy choice.  Take a look at the breath taking and lets just say OVER THE TOP flower arrangements that Bahara with Plants N’ Petals designed for the bridal affair.  Complete with matching menu cards and place cards from the ever so great Katie & Co.

Ladies were treated by Debbie Bartolo, mother of the bride, to a wonderful luncheon complete with the league’s famous orange rolls.

Photos Above Taken by J. Cogliandro Photography

Photos taken by: Plants n’ Petals

Austin Scarlett’s Violet Hour in Houston

“The Enchanting” wedding dress collection of Austin Scarlett arrived to Mia Bridal Couture in Style.  The Ladies of Mia Bridal couture opened their doors to Houston’s go to’s to show off  Scarlet’s Attelier.  Scarlett’s inspiration came from “The clouds of … Continue reading