Tinkerbell, a lawn gnome and Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.”  When a first meeting includes all three of those stellar components, you know something special is about to happen.  Case in point?  These two Houston sweeties, who met one fateful Halloween evening and fell for each other over their mutual love of cute costumes, catchy tunes and “goofy” attitudes.  Needless to say, when it came time to say I Do, they incorporated their fun-filled personalities into every aspect of their wedding captured by Sharon Nicole Photography with uber-cute details styled by Pebble and Peony and bright pops of orange and blue hues.  See it all right here.

From the Bride… Jared and I met at a Halloween party three years ago. He was dressed up as a lawn gnome (he is 6’5″) and I was Tinkerbell. We immediately hit it off, and we discovered a mutual love of Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA,” which for some reason was played repeatedly that night. We’re both goofy, love to have fun, and don’t take ourselves too seriously. I knew I wanted a super-fun, almost cheeky wedding with great music and a party atmosphere. I got all that and more with the HMNS paleontology hall, which as luck would have it had just been totally remodeled months before the wedding. My friend Alexis of Pebble and Peony helped me bring a ton of playful ideas to life with our cocktail napkins, drink stirrers, coasters and die-cut dinosaur escort cards.

Levity aside, it was also important to us to have a traditional ceremony. I’m Episcopalian and grew up sitting in the pews of the church we were married in. I had always imagined my wedding ceremony in that beautiful space, and it was even more special and wonderful in real life than in daydreams. A good friend of my family officiated our ceremony, and we had a brass quartet with a tympani player for ceremony music. I couldn’t have asked for more! 

Wedding Photography: Sharon Nicole Photography / Ceremony: Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Texas / Reception: Houston Museum of Natural Science in Houston, Texas / Event Design: Pebble and Peony / Floral Design: Urban Petals / Dessert Table: Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar / Wedding Invitations: Dauphine Press / Band: The Pictures Band / Wedding Dress: Designed by the Bride + Created by Beautiful U Bridal in Houston (713-963-8213) / Bride’s Shoes: TOMS / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: LulaKate via Bella Bridesmaid / Groom’s Bow Tie: NOLA Couture / Groomsmen’s + Usher’s Bow Ties: Wm. Lamb & Son Collection for Southern Proper + Brooks Brothers

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