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

Marianna & Brian

Priscilla Falcon could not have captured Mariana and Brian’s day any better. Mariana and Brian met in class at NYU while completing their studies for their masters.  When we got the call to plan these two New Yorkers wedding we were … 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.

A Hunters Reception

We got honored to assist in planning a rehearsal dinner for Frank and Brooke at Eddie V’s.  The Braly’s (parents of the groom) were wonderful parents of a  past groom Doctor Houston Braly who married the beautiful and brilliant Doctor Kristina Braly.  Kristina and Houston, were married at Rainbow Lodge last May.  Many of you may know Kristina through her awesome blog Pretty Shiny Sparkly.  Frank was a hunter since birth and Brooke is a talented Houston artist so we decided to bring the outdoors in and create a fun rustic outdoor tablescape.

Lori Holley with Special Arrangements did a fabulous job in recreating our vision.  Each arrangement was propped on top of a wooden plank.  B’s were burnt into the wood for the couples last name and our favorite Textured flowers were used. Star of Bethlehem, Kale, Artichoke, Craspedia, Scabiosa Pods, Hydrangea, Mondial Roses, Eschevaria (succulents), dried lotus pods and dried mushrooms finished off this Hunter’s Reception.  It paired perfectly with the cream swiss polk a dot linen and wooden chargers from Elegant Beginnings.  What more can we say except……. LOVE LOVE LOVE!  Holly Hoyt captured the perfect pictures of the evening.

Viva Amor! – Happy Anniversary Laura & Sati – May 5, 2012

As we approach the oh so festive Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo, we want to say Happy Anniversary to Laura and Sati!  We (Occasio) cannot believe that it has already been a year since we did their wedding on May 5, 2012 at The St. Regis Houston.  Seems like not so long ago we were planning how we were going to incorporate some fun Cinco de Mayo elements throughout the wedding, in honor of the infamous date!  We had a blast working with this couple.

We styled this wedding to celebrate the couples love for tradition, celebration and the meeting of four cultures.  This black tie affair, began with tequila shots, paired with ballads from Mariachi’s, Turkish and Persian dancing matched with Turkish coffee, hookahs and percussion’s from a Brazilian carnival performance had every guest on their feet.

What’s your Paper Expression?

My favorite detail to an event is the menu card.  I once read that someone found their grandmothers old purse that she had with her while she was on the Titanic.  Inside the purse she found her room key and the menu card with the Titanic inscripted on it.  I now always have the date and place on a menu card.  You never know who will find your menu card. – APS

As we style each event we keep the menu card always in mind.  Katie & Co. are our go to team to create what you now see.  They know paper and it is their passion.

Menu Inspiration: Texture, Texture, Texture!

Menu Inspiration: Logo/Monogram

Menu Inspiration: Theme

Menu Inspiration: Patterns

Pictures by: J. Cogliandro Photography , Holly Hoyt Photography, Jose Pablo Martinez, Paul Ladd

Occasio Weddings “by style”

A great part about what we do is being able to work with a wide range of clientele with whom have different styles and characteristics.  We (Occasio) pride ourselves on first and foremost, getting to know our clients for who they are and identifying/understanding their wants and needs for their special day.  In doing so and with due time, we have collected a diverse portfolio that speaks for itself.  What is your style?

Here are a few photos to help you decide-

TRADITIONAL

Photography: D. Jones, Laurie De Leon, Photographers Skeen

CULTURAL

Photography: Joseph West Photography

 

DESTINATION

Photography: Jose Pablo Martinez

 

“OUT OF THE BOX”

Photography: J Cogliandro Photography

ROMANTIC

Photography: J Cogliandro Photography

GARDEN/DAY WEDDING

Photography: Paul Ladd