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Guys, we know finding the right venue for your Big Day isn’t always easy.  We’ve been there, done that. So when it comes to choosing the perfect locale that is drop-dead gorgeous AND filled with amenities that will make your life that much easier, trust usThe St. Regis Houston is IT. Think of it as a little slice of wedding heaven with everything you’ll EVER need for your dream day. We promise.

The perfect mix of traditional and modern, The St. Regis Houston is located smack-dab in the heart of the city’s vibrant epicenter, which means a wedding that is convenient AND fun with a never-ending list of awesome perks that will seriously wow you AND your guests. I’m talking over 13,900 square feet of event space, curated signature menus with fresh + local ingredients and a seriously skilled Event Specialist who will walk with you step by step throughout the entire process. Not to mention the crazy cool traditions that each St. Regis address is sooo well-known for, like fresh flowers, afternoon tea and midnight supper events. It’s like a vacation of a lifetime meets a wedding you never dreamed could happen. I mean, it doesn’t get much better than that.

Whether you are hosting an intimate soiree for 10 of your nearest and dearest or 400 of your closest friends and family, contact your very own Event Specialist at the St. Regis for a celebration that is luxurious, sophisticated AND fun.


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A Vintage Gown + Crown Took This Bride’s Look to the Next Level

It’s official. I want to steal everything about the bride, Britta’s style. The Gossamer blush gown. The Miu Miu peep-toe shoes. And the vintage gold crown fit for a princess. “Obsessed” is putting it lightly and thanks to the dream team of Lindsey Brunk on design and Brett Heidebrecht behind the lens, we have the entire celebration right at your fingertips.

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From Lindsey BrunkBritta and Reeve’s intimate backyard wedding was held at their home in Oklahoma City on a perfect summer evening. They wanted a simple wedding with live music, delicious drinks and personal details.

Guests were invited to gather for pre ceremony cocktails while the bride and groom enjoyed a first look and a private toast of their own upstairs, overlooking the festivities. The band paused and Reeve walked his bride down the aisle to exchange their vows under a gorgeous tree adorned with string lights. The ceremony was framed by fresh lavender bushes the bride and groom had planted with their wedding in mind, and after saying “I do” guests tossed fresh lavender in celebration.

Britta wore a blush vintage gown and crown by Gossamer and carried a stunning bouquet created by Yellow Rose Co. Other details of the day included a whimsical Rifle Paper Co. Invitation suite, elegant Anthropologie glassware and an after party at the nearby Aloft hotel.

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Photography: Brett Heidebrecht Photography | Floral Design: Yellow Rose Co. | Wedding Dress: Gossamer | Cake: Raspberries And Creme | Invitations: Paperless Post | Ring: Lewis Jewlers | Catering: Raspberries And Creme | Makeup: Chelsey Ann Artistry | Hair: Ali Earnheart | Calligraphy: Kelsey Smith | Band: Empty Bottles | Groom's Attire: The Wardrobe | Event Planning + Styling: Lindsey Brunk | Groom's Tie: ByBird | Rentals: Marianne's Rentails | Rentals: Ruby's Vintage Rentals | Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic | Wedding Crown: Gossamer

This Wedding Was a Perfect Blending Of Cultures

Let me preface by saying this isn’t your average Midwest wedding. In fact, it’s so much better. Senushi and Ryan managed to blend their Buddhist and Catholic backgrounds into one cohesive, deeply meaningful celebration that brought two families from across the world together. A big thanks to Jen Dillender and 3 Strands Film for bringing the day to life on our pages.


“I am Sri Lankan, Kiwi, Australian, American Buddhist

and Ryan is Irish American Catholic—we weren’t only

blending families, we were also blending cultures.

-The Bride



“It was great to involve both sides of the family in each

other’s religious and cultural traditions.

-The Bride




From the Bride…My name is Senushi O’Sullivan. Yup, I think my married name adequately describes our union. Ours was a non-conventional story from the very beginning. Ryan and I met on, as children of the 90’s this was something we thought we’d never do ourselves but we couldn’t be more grateful that we did. We spent our savings traveling the world for two months and realized that at both our best and worst, life was always sweeter with one another. The best night and surprise of my life is when Ryan proposed. Then, I started medical school in Kansas City and Ryan started dental school 350 miles away, and we logged many miles and listened to many audiobooks for the next 4 years living apart.

It also meant a 4 year engagement. Four years of pouring over gauzy wedding film photography, paper thin beaded dresses that cost as much as a semester of medical school, and drooling over venues that were originally built for actual royalty. Our union wouldn’t be a traditional Midwestern wedding. I am Sri Lankan, Kiwi, Australian, American Buddhist and Ryan is Irish American Catholic—we weren’t only blending families, we were also blending cultures. Despite all my gushing over the gorgeous wedding blogs and publications, my wonderment wasn’t immune to the absence of minority brides or couples who didn’t also moonlight as catalogue models. Our reception was not in Napa Valley or hosted in a distant relative’s castle.

The first part of our mixed cultural wedding was the Catholic ceremony at the beautiful Holy Family Cathedral. I learned a great deal about the Catholic traditions leading up to the wedding, and it was a joy to attend pre-canna because Father O’Brien counseled us. He also married us, and my Buddhist family members became big fans of Father O’Brien as well.

Hosting a Sri Lankan wedding ceremony in the Midwest was a unique challenge. There are very few people with the very particular knowledge to be a Sri Lankan wedding Celebrant. A family member from Arizona suggested a gentleman in Chicago who performed Sri Lankan weddings, and so we asked him to officiate ours. A friend of Ryan’s family actually built the traditional Sri Lankan platform called a Poruwa, and EverSomething built and decorated the traditional arch component of the Poruwa.

In front of our diverse wedding guests, we exchanged vows in the Sri Lankan tradition—feeding each other “kiri bath” or coconut milk rice, Ryan hilariously attempting to fasten my grandmother’s gold necklace around my neck, my father tying our pinky fingers together with gold thread, and finally my uncle helping us down from the platform as a newly married couple. We then bowed down to both sets of parents and gave them presents. Ryan’s cousin, Cooper, practiced chopping open many coconuts with an axe the night before because he was chosen to perform this task as my Uncle helped us step off of the Poruwa.

It was great to involve both sides of the family in each other’s religious and cultural traditions. We then lit a traditional Sri Lankan oil lamp, which signifies the illumination of our new life together. For the food, KEO restaurant made some of my mum’s Sri Lankan recipes as well as some of their best selling Thai, Vietnamese, and Malaysian dishes.

For the reception space, Taylor and her EverSomething team transformed the add-on multipurpose room of the otherwise stunning 1920s Tulsa Garden Center mansion with swathes of sheer ivory fabric, tapered candles, and Taylor’s beautiful flowers. As with any wedding, there were unexpected hiccups but Hannah Ekblad of Frosted Field Events always found a solution and made sure the day went on as if everything was perfect. Despite the Oklahoma heat, the two ceremonies, and the huge bridal party, Hannah was the absolute sweetest and best coordinator a bride could ever hope to work with.

Although most of Ryan’s family lives in Oklahoma and Kansas, most of mine lives in Australia and Sri Lanka. We were so touched by the fact that people flew from so far to be with us in Tulsa. My 11-year old cousin, Kiara, from Australia surprised us all with her performance of “A Thousand Years,” which she had practiced for months and rehearsed with the band right before the reception started. LostWax was our amazing band, and the dancing started with their very first song.

No one wanted the party to end when they inevitably had to wrap up. Before the last hour of dancing, I changed into a red saree. In Sri Lankan culture, the bride changes into a red going away saree. It was the first saree I had ever worn and was worried it would constrict me from dancing, but I found a way!

Asking Jen Dillender to be our photographer was the best decision we made during the planning process. I agonized over choosing from all the film photographers I fan-girled so hard for. Jen was one of the kindest and most fun artists I met with, and her images are a testament to her raw talent. Even though the wedding is over, I’m still such a big fan of her work and of who she is.

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Photography: Jen Dillender Photography | Cinematography: 3 Strands Film | Event Planning: Frosted Fields Events | Floral Design: Ever Something | Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia | Cake: Cakes by Liza | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Ceremony Venue: Holy Family Cathedral | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Keo Restaurant | Makeup: Drea Carreno | Hair: Faccia Bella | Band: Lost Wax | Groomsmen's Attire: Suitsupply | Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints | Flower Girl Dresses: MonbebeLagos | Handlettered Chalkboards: Prairie Letter Shop | Invitations + Program Design: Surangani Jayaratne (Bride's Mother) | Sri Lankan Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Tulsa Garden Center

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