Weddings to Celebrate: Matt + Katy's Julia Ideson Library Wedding

 bride and groom portrait at their Houston wedding

Matt and Katy’s wedding was a literary lovers dream! The couple selected the Julia Ideson Library as their ceremony and reception venue. The architectural detail in this building is insanely beautiful and set the stage for their classic wedding perfectly.

These two knew how to enhance their reception venue while also incorporating things that they loved- which made our job easy!

Their ceremony was held in the Julia Ideson Library Auditorium. Their vows were exhanged in front of a solid Ivory backdrop with an overlay of organza with hanging LED curtain lights, falling to the floor, between the two fabrics. It was dreamy!

Following the ceremony, a cocktail hour was hosted in the Tudor Gallery.

Book Lovers Wedding Details

The reception was hosted in the Reading Room.

First, they used a card catalog for the escort card display and bookmarks as escort cards. This is one of the first details at your reception that cues your guests into any themes or colors you may have woven into the day. This really set the perfect tone!

Second, the game of life was the guest signature item. Katy and Matt love playing board games, so this was a great personal touch and also a fun nod to what’s ahead in their future!

Last, they utilizing books in the tablescapes as table numbers and for the base of the cake. We love this so much! The cake was a beautifully textured, four-tier buttercream creation with cascading white flowers. Alone it was beautiful. But sitting atop of a ruffled champagne linen and adding the books at the base took the display over the top. It was eye-catching and equal parts fun + elegant!

We have to say that we loved the ivory ruffled linen choice on all of the tables (they were on half of the round tables). It was a fun textural element and actually coordinated with Katy’s awesome ball gown style wedding dress!

Wedding Colors

White, ivory, champagne, hints of gold, greenery touches.

Wedding Hashtag


Cast of Houston Wedding Vendors:

Planner: Something To Celebrate

Venue: Julia Ideson Library

Caterer: City View Catering

Cake: Cakes by Gina

Florist: Last Petal

Photographer: Theo-Graphics

DJ/Music: Goldline Entertainment

Rentals: EB Inc Events

Transportation: Trans. Consultants, Monarch British Limos, Sovereign Services

Hair/Makeup: Hey Lovely

Hotel Block: Hotel Alesandra