Ashley & Christian's Houston Wedding ~ Old World Elegance + Modern Sophistication
May 13, 2009
By: eddye

We received today's featured wedding from one of Abby's favorite letterpress invitation designer's in our Little Black Book, Bella Figura. Their work is unbelievably beautiful and they pride themselves on their environmentally friendly processes. Cynthia sent us images from Ashley and Christian's November wedding last fall for which they designed the gorgeous letterpress invitations ...

From Cynthia ...  

Ashley and her husband, Christian, had such a gorgeous wedding in Houston this past November and put so much love and thought into every last detail that I just had to share. The bride worked with Monogram Inc. in NYC to design a gorgeous monogram that they used throughout their wedding including on the letterpress invitations we designed and printed. Their ceremony was held at the First Presbyterian Church in Houston with the reception following at The Junior League of Houston.

Bella Figura

Ashley wore a beautiful French lace dress by Amsale, purchased at Louise Blum Bridal Salon, a gorgeous little bolero and the prettiest Kate Spade shoes, while Christian wore his own classic black tuxedo. {ps...Abby got her gown at Louise Blum's as well ... Melody became our new best friend!}

Bella Figura

After watching an Oscar de la Renta fashion show last fall, Ashley designed her bridesmaids' dresses based on a dress she fell in love with, working with Arlene Gamble in Houston to make her vision a reality. The beautiful rich deep purple of the bridesmaid dresses was carried throughout the event, paired with gorgeous reds and greens to create a really festive feel as a way to kick off the holiday season. 

Bella Figura

All of the lovely photos are credited to their photographer, Tanja Lippert Photography {Little Black Book Photographer} out of San Jose, CA and I just love how blissfully happy they both look in all of their photos. It has been such a pleasure for me to flip through all of their images!

Bella Figura

Ashley and Christian wanted to create a really warm and inviting atmosphere, combining old world elegance with modern sophistication. No stone went unturned, from coordinated paper products with a custom wedding monogram to unique wedding favors, the bride and groom paid special attention to every small detail.

Bella Figura

Rich colored flowers and seasonal red berries filled the room, guests sipped champagne and lined up at the potato martini bar.

Bella Figura

Guests danced the night away to the tunes from the Grady Gaines Band. Favors were fabulous chili mix packets.

Everyone enjoyed both a delicious chocolate peanut butter groom’s cake and a white almond wedding cake.

Susie's Cakes & Confections

The cakes were made by Little Black Book Vendor Susie's Cakes & Confections ... both of Abby's sisters' wedding cakes were created by Susie! You should SEE the incredibly beautiful cake gallery on her website. And to say her flavors are fantastic is a massive understatement!

Ashley and Christian departed under a spray of sparklers!

Tanja Lippert Photography

Congratulations Ashley & Christian! And thank-you Cyd for sending us these beautiful examples of the stunning invitations your so, so, so talented team creates at Bella Figura!

Additional Vendor Credits: Save-the-Date Cards, Programs, Welcome Packets, Thank You Cards by PH Designs (Printing) ~  Calligraphy by Blooming Quill ~ Flowers by Gaye Jackson Price,  Houston & Dallas, Texas 

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