Kelsea’s Keepers


Let them eat cake: These adorable, hand-stamped Mr. and Mrs. forks make the cake eating experience even more enjoyable for brides and grooms, and they’re excellent keepsakes! ( Whimsicalheartstring, $23.00) Eliminate the seating chart: When marriage brings two families together, there’s no need to discriminate. Embrace this sweet idea with a creative sign informing your […]

Jessica’s Gems


1. Hidden Gift for Happy Tears: With a joyous ceremony of new beginnings, there is no doubt tears will be shed. In the program add a pocket insert for a tissue. Spice it up by choosing a tissue that reflects your color scheme. Guests will thank you when they need a tissue. (photo: Emily Lapish […]

Sondra’s Sentiments


Imagine yourself on a glorious spring day as you walk through the woods collecting and snipping leaves, bits of nature. You’ll press these souvenirs from your walk in the family bible, which was given to you as an engagement present. Doesn’t sound like you but you like the idea of it, you say? On Etsy. […]

Laurette Loves

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Fruity Center: Inspired by a centerpiece I found on Pinterest, I created this one myself. When the décor is done, the centerpiece doubles as a light lunch! (photo: Gabriela Ferrel) Commemorative Koozie: We surprised the bride at her bachelorette weekend with koozies commemorating our girl’s weekend and the wedding. Miya Shay’s Welcome Bag: Goodie bags […]

10 Ways to Flip-off the Wedding Stress-Switch


Reclaim your center before stress puts pounds on your middle. Every detail so perfect, a fairytale you’ve been dreaming about since the first time you slipped into your mother’s big-girl heels. But now, as the clock ticks and the pressure squeezes in from all sides, you’d like to smash the glass slipper and finish off […]

A Refreshing Take


Local Photographer uses Pepsi Challenge to Salute American Soldiers Velasquez Photography, Houston wedding photographer, was selected as a participant in a program called the Pepsi Refresh program. Pepsi wanted to reach consumers on a grass- roots level. Their idea was to launch the Pepsi Refresh program, which offers grants to people with winning community improvement […]

Pro Beauty Tips

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Bombshell Bridal Beauty On your wedding day you should be the most stunning version of yourself, a flawless picture of perfection. These favorite picks should help you out. Also, make sure to honeymoon in style with some remarkable his and her kits. 1. Start your make-up with a great primmer, my favorites are NARS Oil-free […]

The Bridal Extravaganza Show Scene & Heard


Real brides share their Bridal Extravaganza experiences Kara Ellis I found my photographer, venue, cake person, and floral idea… the room was laid out well so it wasn’t hard for us to find what we were looking for. I loved watching the fashion shows to see what new dresses were out there. I also didn’t […]

Open House… what’s that?


2011 Open House Reviews   After attending the Bridal Extravaganza Show, many brides are overwhelmed with information they collected. You might come across pamphlets and brochures with vendors’ “Open House” information on it. Now, I know what you might be thinking, open house as in a real estate open house where you get to tour […]

Jasmine & Chris’ Photo Finish

Akil Bennett Houston Wedding Photographer

Jasmine Warrican  and Chris Wineinger April 15, 2011 An hour before sunset, twenty-five of their closest family and friends gathered at the scenic Albatros Villa in Mexico’s Riviera Maya to watch Chris and Jasmine tie the knot. Chris, a Houston-based wedding photographer, met Jasmine when they were in the Dominican Republic; he was shooting a […]