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

Weddings to Celebrate: Elaine & Jeff

This was such a fun wedding to plan!  I loved the lively and Kate Spade-inspired color palette of hot pink, turquoise, purple, yellow, and orange and black & white stripe accents.  And I loved planning with this family even more than I loved the bright color palette.  Feast your eyes on the pretty pictures captured by the oh-so-talented Tina Lau of Agape House Studio.  She did an incredible job capturing the feel and emotion of the day, along with all the pretty details.  Enjoy!!


The Exceptional Cast of Vendors

Coordination/Decor Design:  Resha Zazueta, Something to Celebrate
Photographer:  Tina Lau, Agape House Studio
Videographer:  Luxe Films
Floral/Decor:  Blooming Gallery
Decor Rentals:  Elegant Beginnings, Inc
Cake & Desserts:  Susie's Cakes & Petite Sweets
Ceremony Musicians & Band:  Avalon Music & In10City Band
Marquee Letter Rental: Marquee House of Letters
Hair/Makeup:  Blush & Co
Transportation:  Transportation Consultants

Weddings to Celebrate: Angela & Drew

I had such an awesome time working with Angela & Drew on their fabulous summer wedding. Enjoy a peek into their special day from these beautiful images captured by Tess J Photography.


{Cast of Vendors}

Coordinator: Something to Celebrate, Lauren Carrillo 
Photography: Tessa J Photography 
Lighting: Bright Star
Cakes: Frosted Art
Ceremony Music: Encore Strings
Reception Music: Empire 6 
Transportation: Sam's Limousines 
Hair & Makeup: Blush & Co. 

Weddings to Celebrate: Ashley & Philip

I love this family!  I can't say that enough.  Planning with them was such a pleasure.  It's been four months since their August wedding, and I miss them to pieces.  Enjoy some of the images the ever-talented Adam Nyholt captured.

Happy planning!

And a special thank you to the cast of vendors that made this happen :)

Coordinator:  Something to Celebrate, Resha Zazueta
Venues:  Westminster United Methodist Church & Crystal Ballroom at the Rice
Photographer:  Adam Nyholt
Videographer:  Evoke
Florist and Decor Rentals:  Blooming Gallery
Cakes:  Cakes by Gina
Lighting:  LG Entertainment
Band:  Dry Water Band
Transportation:  The Original Trolley Company & Monarch British Limos
Hair / Makeup:  Blush and Co

Weddings to Celebrate: Meredith & Matt

When Meredith & Matt asked me to help coordinate their August wedding, I couldn't have been more thrilled.  Why?  2 awesome people + 1 beautiful church + 1 unique museum, and a couple that embraces the paleo theme = A super fun and unique event to plan.  :)  Enjoy some of the pictures the always amazing Chip Gillespie captured…


And a huge Thank You! to the Cast of Vendors

Coordinator:  Something to Celebrate, Resha Zazueta
Photographer:  Chip Gillespie
Videographer:  Video by Robot
Florist:  Last Petal
Rentals:  Elegant Beginnings
Caterer:  Abuso Catering
Bar Service:  City Kitchen
Cakes:  Moeller's Bakery
Reception Music:  Distinctive DJs
Hair / Makeup:  Hilda Kershman
Photo Booth: Complete

Weddings to Celebrate: Anne & Jordan

Anne & Jordan's beautiful wedding was in June at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church and The Houstonian. I absolutely love this family and I am so excited to share these lovely photos captured by the amazing Julie Wilhite of Julie Wilhite Photography.


{Cast of Vendors}

Coordinator: Something to Celebrate, Lauren Carrillo
Bride's Cake: Susie's Cakes
Groom's Cake: Cakes by Gina
Reception Music: The Royal Dukes 
Transportation: AFC Transportation 
Hair & Makeup: Trellis Spa 

Weddings to Celebrate: Courtney & Joel

Below are some AMAZING photos of Courtney & Joel's big day at River Oaks Garden Club by the incredibly talented Alicia Pyne of Alicia Pyne Photography!


{Cast of Vendors}

Coordinator: Something to Celebrate, Lauren Carrillo
Photographer: Alicia Pyne Photography 
Florist: Park Flower, Inc.
Stationery: Papellerie 
Ceremony & Reception Music: Warren Hood Band 

Weddings to Celebrate: Brittney & Jimmy

Brittney & Jimmy's gorgeous summer wedding was held at Amber Springs in Montgomery, TX. Working with Brittney and her mom Kelly on this special day was an absolute treat. They truly are the sweetest people I have ever met. The Amber Springs ballroom was beautifully transformed by florals from Simply Charming Flowers and rentals from Aztec. One of my favorite details was their sweet stationery suite from the always amazing Invitation Solutions. Below are some pretty photos from Ashley Gillen Photography.


{Cast Of Vendors}
Coordinator: Something to Celebrate, Lauren Carrillo
Videographer: CH Cinematography 
Caterer: Darrel's Catering 
Rentals: Aztec
Ceremony Music: Divisi Strings
Reception Music: Jonny Black Productions
Transportation: AFC Transportation 

Something to Buzz About: The Knot, Texas Magazine Feature

I loved helping Lynn and Charles' plan their beautiful "enchanted garden" themed wedding…and I am thrilled to announce that it is featured in the latest edition of The Knot, Texas.  Special thanks to Kenny Kim, The Blooming Gallery, Elegant Beginnings, and the rest of the incredible vendor team who helped make their wedding the wedding of their dreams.


Weddings to Celebrate: Shannon & Thomas

It was an absolute pleasure to coordinate Shannon & Thomas' July wedding at Holy Rosary Catholic Church and The Hyatt Regency. Below are some beautiful images from Eleisha of Eleisha Ensign Photography.


{Cast of Vendors}
Coordinator: Something to Celebrate, Lauren Carrillo 
Videographer: 1 Cinema Productions
Ceremony Music: Essential Harp
Cocktail Hour Music: Mariachi Mexico 85
DJ, Lighting & Photo booth: Jonny Black Productions 
Transportation: Ace Limousine

Weddings to Celebrate: Christina & Philip

Christina and Philip were married this past June in a beautiful ceremony at St. Luke's Methodist Church.  The reception was at the always amazing Crystal Ballroom.  Here are a few of my favorite pictures, captured by the incredibly talented Craig Davis.  Enjoy!!


Fabulous Cast of Vendors

Venues / Caterer:  St. Luke's Methodist Church / Crystal Ballroom at the Rice
Coordinator:  Something to Celebrate, Resha Zazueta
Photographer:  Studio 563, Craig Davis
Videographer:  MIA Video Productions
Florist / Decor:  Plants N Petals
Lighting:  LG Entertainment
Ceremony Music: Avalon Music
Reception Music:  Mid City Players

Weddings to Celebrate: Karen & Darryl

I can't say enough good things about Karen, Darryl and their family.  Planning with them was so fun, and I miss them terribly.  Feast your eyes on some of the sweet pictures taken by the talented Alyse French :)


Cast of Vendors
Coordinator:  Something to Celebrate, Resha Zazueta
Photographer:  Alyse French Photography
Videographer:  Brittan Pittman
Florals / Decor:  Last Petal
Rentals:  Elegant Beginnings
DJ / Lighting:  PRP Entertainment, Brad
Ceremony Music:  Avalon Music
Catering:  BB's Cafe
Cakes:  Cakes by Gina  
Stationary:  Tangerine Paper Source

Something to Buzz About: Style Me Pretty

Janet & Keith's wedding is featured on Style Me Pretty today.  Yay!!!  I don't think they could have picked a better couple to celebrate :)  Click here to read the article and see all of the pretty pictures from Heather Curiel.

Photo by the exceptionally talented Heather Curiel.  :)


Weddings to Celebrate: Lynn & Charles, Part 2

The wonderful Kenny Kim sent me more of his detail shots from Lynn & Charles' wedding, and I couldn't resist posting some of them for you.  Feast your eyes on this awesomeness!!!

Everyone is watching the Maid-of-Honor's toast - via recording.  She was out-of-the-country and her flight was cancelled at the last minute.

I can't tell you again, how much fun it was to help with the decor and planning for this awesome couple.  It was definitely one for the books!


Weddings to Celebrate: Shannon & Dustin

Shannon and Dustin had their beautiful July wedding at Brookwood Community. This sweet couples  day was full of so much love and fun. I absolutely loved Shannon's choice of bright colored flowers for the reception, they looked so gorgeous against Blooming Gallery's champagne confetti linens. Below are some images captured by Alison Carlino of Carlino's Photography.

Shannon & Dustin- It was an absolute pleasure working with you! I wish you a lifetime full of happiness :)

Cast of Vendors

Venue & Caterer: Brookwood Community
Coordinator: Something to Celebrate, Lauren Carrillo
Florist & Linens: Blooming Gallery
Photographer: Carlino's Photography, Alison Carlino
Videographer: A&A
Cake: Sweet Delights Wedding Cakes
Transportation: SLL Transportation

Weddings to Celebrate: Christie & Patrick

Christie and Patrick had the most cheerful, fun wedding! The bright color palette and fun chevron pattern were perfect in the white space of Mercury Hall. The couple chose to do a small plates dinner that freed the guests to focus on conversation and allowed them to enjoy the indoor and outdoor spaces of the venue. Christie worked hard to incorporate special elements such as banners in the yellow and white palette and a hand-made backdrop for the photobooth that made the day feel personal. Then the dancing started...this crowd likes to jam! I love it when people have a good time:)
Christie and Patrick, it was so much fun working with y'all and I wish you many days of happiness ahead!

Aren't these flowers happiness-making?


Cast of Vendors:
Coordination: Katie Netherton, Something to Celebrate
Catering: Royal Fig
Florist: Last Petal
Photographer: Kathryn Krueger
Videographer: Crescent Video
Rentals: Premiere and Marquee
Lighting: Atomic Picnic

Weddings to Celebrate: Janet & Keith

Meet Janet and Keith - two of the coolest people you could ever meet.  Janet has one of those smiles that lights up a room.  The instant I saw it, I knew I wanted to coordinate her wedding.  And Keith is so quirky and fun ... it was easy to see why Janet loves him.

At our very first design appointment, Keith told me all about how they met and how he proposed.  I hope he doesn't kill me for saying it:  but he is a romantic.  :-)  And I knew we had to incorporate their "story" into their wedding design.  I would call this one a ribbons and romance theme.  Ribbons because, well - they are fun.  And we had a lot of them - as the ceremony backdrop, on the tables, and accenting the bride & groom's chairs.  Romance because it was all about their love journey (I know that sounds cheesy, but I don't know how else to say it).  I mentioned a couple of things about their journey in the picture captions below. 

And speaking of the pictures: these are brought to you courtesy of Heather Curiel. Heather was super easy to work with and did a fantastic job capturing the feel of the day. I loved working with her! I wish I had pictures of their engagement session. It was STUNNING.

I think these guys had way to much fun with the ribbon backdrop :-P

Actual sand from their families' native countries was used in the sand ceremony.  Meaningful, to say the least.

The ceremony has as a garden feel because parks played a big part of their courtship :-)

Candles played a key role in Keith's proposal; therefore, we decided to use them as part of the escort cards.

They danced!

And danced!

Exceptional Cast of Vendors:

Coordinator:  Something to Celebrate, Resha Zazueta
Venue & Catering:  The Courtyard on St. James
Photographer:  Heather Curiel Weddings
Videographer:  Video by Robot
Florist and decor rentals:  The Blooming Gallery
Lighting:  Impressive Events
Ceremony Music:  Divisi Strings
DJ:  Unique Style Productions

Guys - It was one for the books!  Thank you so much for letting me be a part of the planning process.  :-) 


Weddings to Celebrate: Sara & Rico, Camp Lucy

Sara and Rico. These two are special friends of mine, so it was such an honor to be a part of their wedding. I confess that I have been going through wedding convo/Pinteresting sessions withdrawal. We had so much fun!

They got married in July at Camp Lucy, one of my favorite venues. Sara wanted to blend their two backgrounds, so cocktail hour had a decidedly Mexican flair, a nod to Rico's heritage. There was custom-made papel picado hung from the rafters, empanadas and smoked tuna tostada appetizers, a refreshing margarita and Mariachis.

Once you stepped into the event hall (made with beams from an Amish barn, by the way, gotta love the details at Camp Lucy!) Sara's English heritage took over, with an English garden feeling in a gorgeous palette of greens and soft pinks, with touches of yummy-smelling lavender. As a fun way to bring in Rico's heritage to another part of the evening, they had a sopapilla bar, with freshly made sopapillas and yummy toppings like honey, whipped cream, hot fudge and strawberries. Everything turned out beautifully, even with a little rain, all because of a fabulous team of vendors--see the full list below.

Love you two, thank you for letting me share in your day. Many, many happy days ahead!
xo, Katie

Cast of Vendors
Coordinator: Katie Netherton, Something to Celebrate
Venue: Camp Lucy
Catering: Primizie
Photographer: Caroline+Ben
Cake: Michelle's Patisserie
Florist: Last Petal
Rentals: Whim
DJ: FC Media
Mariachis: Mariachi Estrella
Ceremony Music: Strings Attached

Weddings to Celebrate: Brittaney & Pete

When Brittaney contacted me in June to help plan her August wedding to Pete ... I had every intention of telling her I wasn't taking any more clients for 2012.  However, it only took two minutes on the phone with her for me to change my mind.  SHE IS AMAZING.  She has the most soothing voice.  It's the kind of voice that makes you want to hear more.  In person, she is equally as charming and has a smile that lights up the room.  And Pete is pretty darn awesome as well.  

As Brittaney described what she envisioned for her wedding day: an intimate cocktail party ... where she just happened to marry the love of her life ... I was hooked.  No wedding bridesmaids and groomsmen.  No huge guest list.  No pomp and circumstance.  These two even got dressed together!  I can't tell you how much fun it was to help them plan.  I know they were glad to have a short planning process (just at two months). However, I wish they would get married several more times!

Here are a few of the outstanding pictures Chip Gillespie captured.  I adore Chip.  If you don't know him ... you are missing out.  He rocks my photo world. 

The A+ Cast of Vendors:
Venue / Catering:  The fabulous Hotel Icon
Coordinator:  Something to Celebrate, Resha Zazueta
Photographer:  Chip Gillespie
Officiant:  Ron Ramsey  
Florist / Decor:  The Blooming Gallery
Additional Decor:  Darryl & Co
Cake:  Cakes by Gina
Music:  Acoustic Productions

Brittaney & Pete - Thank you for being you.  :-)