It’s official, SMPers… December is here! And what better way to welcome in the final month of 2011 than with this uber-stunning Houston affair by Adam Nyholt, Photographer? Mixing traditional elements with a more modern flair, this ballroom fête is overflowing with gorgeous details, including ah.mazing florals, lovely white and green hues and a beyond breathtaking Monique Lhuillier gown. Plus, ghost chairs! So, jump start this new month in style with a trip to the gallery and then stay tuned for even more fabulous from 3 1 F I L M S below!
As promised, one very amazing video by 3 1 F I L M S that is sure to leave you swooning for the rest of the day… Simply. Stunning. Enjoy!
From the Bride… What we wanted most was an intimate, personal wedding, regardless of how many people we’d be having. We spent a lot of time working with our event coordinator, florist and lighting company to create a mood that was both romantic and moving. We’d been together for almost six years by the time our wedding arrived, and in that time, we’d become close with each other’s friends and families, so it was important that they were all included in the best ways possible. Our friends and family love to get dressed up and have a good time, so the wedding was black tie to mark the occasion.
I envisioned a white wedding with a modern twist. I thought of each centerpiece as a work of art, a sculpture made of flowers. I knew I wanted to showcase lots of different materials in my centerpieces and chuppah, like steel, milk glass, and acrylic. Every centerpiece was different, which encouraged guests to walk around to other tables. We complimented that with lots of beautiful, cascading white flowers, grasses and moss. There were candles everywhere and amber lighting for the ceremony, which changed to a more festive blue lighting for the reception. Because our cockapoo, Winnie, couldn’t be at the wedding, I surprised my husband with a likeness of her, made of hydrangeas, which served as the centerpiece on the head table. We had an all-white stage built, and an all-white dance floor, which made everything pop. Our first dance was a surprise flash mob, and my father’s barber shop quartet – he’s been singing with them for almost 40 years! – performed for everyone. At the end of the night, we served everyone James Coney Island, a favorite local hot dog spot.
Thanks to our incredible team, we had a perfect night and our friends and family had a ball. Our wedding vendors made it possible for us to relax and have fun the entire day. It was everything we wanted it to be!
Wedding Photography: Adam Nyholt, Photographer / Wedding Cinematography: 3 1 F I L M S / Floral Design: Plants ‘n Petals / Event Planning: Bobbi Asarch / Wedding Ceremony + Reception Location: The Omni, Houston / Cakes: Susie’s Cakes / Band(s): Sauce + Kelly Dean Group / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier
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