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Red, Blush + Gold Wedding Inspiration

Shoots like this pretty give me goosebumps. The good kind of goosebumps like when you hear a song sung beautifully. That’s what Kayla Barker does to me with her stunning imagery. How perfectly do Bricolage Curated Florals lovely creations pair with those gorgeous dresses from Reem Acra and Bibhu Mohapatra? And y’all know I’m a paper lover right? I couldn’t have been more excited to see a design from East Six making an appearance. It’s all so romantic and you can see it right here.

From Kayla Barker Fine Art PhotographyFor this inspiration shoot, I wanted to mix blush colored, unique wedding dresses with lots of red and gold accents for a romantic look! These two romantic dresses from Reem Acra and Bibhu Mohapatra were perfect for the organic outdoor setting. Bricolage Curated Florals did an amazing job creating organic and romantic florals for this shoot. I especially loved how the berries in the bouquet cascaded down and how the leaves brought the gold into the bouquet. The headpiece was made out of real flowers and leaves and sprayed gold. It was so beautiful on the model, Janzen! Kristin Daniell did a beautiful job making Janzen’s hair and make-up look romantic and effortless! The poof and vintage tables from Loot Vintage Rentals tied in perfectly with the concept. I loved using the vintage gold tables as a backdrop for the amazing gold-foil invitations from East Six. I hope brides are inspired to be unique with their wedding dress choice and get more organic with their bouquets and florals!

Photography: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Dress: Reem Acra | Dress: Bibhu Mohapatra | Jewelry: Stella & Dot | Jewelry: Elizabeth Cole | Florals: Bricolage Curated Florals | Furnishings: Loot Vintage Rentals | Hair & Make-Up: Kristin Daniell Makeup Artistry | Invitation: East Six | Model: Janzen Jackson

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Romantic Houston Backyard Wedding

I’ve come to realize Texas brides are in a league all their own. They have style, a little dose of Southern sass, and when they’re got vendors like Keely Thorne EventsTaylor Lord and Mason Jar Films…they’re unstoppable. Just take MaryEllen and her sweet groom Rob, for example. This duo renovated their backyard for the ultimate celebration, and the results? Everything a Texas wedding should be. 


From the Paula Pritzen of Keely Thorne Events….From the first moment I met Rob & MaryEllen, I knew they were going to be a blast to work with. Both had the same theme in mind for their big day…casual, cool, rustic, chic. They wanted it to be a big celebration where friends and family could come together at their home and spend the evening chowing down on amazing food, sipping on signature drinks named after their two adorable dogs, and enjoying a fabulous singer and piano player. They wanted an evening filled with fun but casual elements that had an aire of rustic & chic sophistication about it.

Rob & MaryEllen have a gorgeous home in Houston and worked really hard updating and renovating the back yard in anticipation of their celebration. It was a dream backyard oasis and provided the perfect backdrop for MaryEllen & Rob’s big day. They wanted a lot of personal touches to accentuate the evening and even wanted their precious dogs, Gracie & Barcley to be a part of the ceremony. The organic floral palate of blush pink and soft green with touches of succulents worked so well with the theme that MaryEllen & Rob wanted to achieve.

Events in Bloom provided beautiful reclaimed wood pews that were the perfect compliment to the rustic but soft ceremony and transitioned seamlessly into lounge seating during the cocktail reception. Vintage lanterns lined the sparkling blue pool and provided flickering candlelight throughout the night. A caricaturist was a huge hit with the little ones and contributed to the playful reception that MaryEllen and Rob were looking for. One of their favorite local artists even came to the reception and interacted with guests to create a personalized art piece for their home. Live music and late night bites rounded out a perfect evening that was brimming with boundless love, laughter, and fun.

Photography: Taylor Lord | Videography: Mason Jar Films | Wedding Planner: Paula Pritzen Of Keely Thorne Events | Cakes: Who Made The Cake | Catering: Chef Adam Heath At The Forest Club | Hair & Makeup: Edward Sanchez- Vanity Lounge | Ceremony Music: Chamber Music Unlimited | Bridal Gown: Casa De Novia | Floral & Decor : Events In Bloom | Menu & Signage: Papellerie | Musician : Hank Taylor | Rentals: Swift + Co. | Staffing: Crew Staffing | Valet : First Impressions Valet

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Traditional Elegance at The Petroleum Club

It’s hard to argue the sheer awesomeness of a traditional wedding.  They rock, and we all know it.  But add in some elegant Shanghai inspired elements and a sophisticated black and red color palette (complete with roses) and it gives an entirely new meaning to the term classic.  It’s crazy beautiful fashion meets a whole lot of Petroleum Club pretty.  See it all captured by Kimberly Chau right here.


From Kimberly Chau… I had a wonderful time photographing Judy and Binh’s wedding! It’s definitely one of my favorite weddings to capture. Judy and Binh have know each other for 13 years. They met for the first time at Judy’s coffee bar here in Houston. As Binh shared, “Her coffee kept me coming back for more.”

Judy and Binh visited Shanghai many years back together, “It was such beatiful city where the West meets the East. The 40′s era always connected well with with us.” They used the inspiration for their wedding and included the classic elegance and ambience from PETROLEUM CLUB for their reception. And of course, the view overlooking Houston from PETROLEUM CLUB was simply amazing.

It was such a lovely celebration between Judy and Binh’s closest friends and family. It was a small cozy wedding where the guests just interact, mingle and dance the night away. I loved the surprise dragon dance since Judy and Binh were both born in the year of the dragon!

Photographer: Kimberly Chau | Gown: San Patrick Collection | Ceremony Venue: The Houstonian | Reception Venue: The Petroleum Club | Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Suits: Ralph Lauren Black Label | Suits: J.Crew | Hair & Make Up: Pink Palette Artists | Lion Dance Troupe: Lee’s Golden Dragon

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