Weddings to Celebrate: Katie & Ryan

Katie and Ryan exchanged vows on a beautiful January day with the Houston skyline as a backdrop for their ceremony.  I helped them plan the event, and I could not have been more pleased with the end result.  Enjoy these pretty pictures from Sharon Nicole Photography...


The incredible cast of vendor partners who made this event possible:  

Planning: Something to Celebrate, Resha Zazueta, Venue & Catering: The Grove, Photography:  Sharon Nicole Photography, Flowers & Lighting: SCF Events, DJ: Bradley David Entertainment, Cakes:  Cakes by Gina, Hair & Makeup:  Hey Lovely, Tent:  Aztec Tents

Weddings to Celebrate: Robyn & Zac

There is no higher honor than a referral, and I'm so grateful that Robyn & Marcy (Robyn's mother) were referred to me.  They are two of the most thoughtful people one could ever meet, and I had a blast helping them pull everything together for Robyn & Zac's big day.  Enjoy some eye candy from the lovely Nancy Aidee...

Happy planning!!


...Exceptional Cast of Vendors Partners...

Coordination:  Something to Celebrate, Resha Zazueta

Photographer:  Nancy Aidee Photography

Videographer:  Mason Jar Films

Venue & Catering: Hotel ZaZa

Flowers & Decor: Blooming Gallery, Scott Konitzer

Music: Divisi Strings (Ceremony) & Simply Irresistible (Reception Band)

Cakes:  Susie's Cakes

Hair/Makeup: Blush & Co

Photo Booth: My Event is the Bomb


Weddings to Celebrate: Lindsey & Randy

Lindsey and Randy's wedding was one for the books!  After a long and sweet courtship, they had a short three month engagement.  They came to me for help just two months out, and I was thrilled to assist.  However, the length of their engagement isn't what made their wedding so unique.  It was the number of receptions.  They were married in an intimate ceremony in Park City, Utah.  They had a small reception in Park City, and then two days later...we had reception #2 in Houston for their Texas friends and family.  But wait, there's more! (ha) The week after the Texas reception, they had  reception #3 in Los Angeles for their California friends and family.  What a whirlwind!  

They hired three planners (one in each city), and Lindsey gave me one of the best compliments of my career.  She said I was the best of the three, and she wished I had planned all of the events.  I can not properly express how much her words meant to me.  

Lindsey and Randy possess two of my favorite qualities:  They are both humble and kind.  They have great spirits, they are a join to be around, and I am forever grateful to have worked with them.  

Here are some of the gorgeous shots Chip Gillespie captured for their Texas Reception.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!  


And, a HUGE thank you to the incredible cast of vendors who helped pull this event together.  Each one was a dream to work with :)  

Coordinator:  Resha Zazueta, Something to Celebrate
Videographer:  MIA Video Productions
Venue & Catering:  Carlton Woods
Floral / Decor Rentals:  Scott Konitzer, Blooming Gallery
DJ & Lighting:  Bradley David Entertainment
Desserts:  Sweet
Late Night Snack:  Whataburger

Weddings to Celebrate: Jennifer & Ben

I had such a wonderful time working with Jennifer & Ben on their February wedding at The Sam Houston Hotel. They are such a sweet couple and I truly felt honored to be a part of the celebration. Below are some beautiful photos captured by Agape House Studio.

{Cast of Vendors}

Venue: The Sam Houston Hotel 
Coordinator: Something to Celebrate, Lauren Carrillo
Photography: Agape House Studio
Florist: Events in Bloom
Cakes: World Catering
Ceremony & Reception Music: Royal Dukes
Photo Booth: Smrkin

Weddings to Celebrate: Laura & Casey

Below is a link to Laura & Casey's highlight film from their beautiful January wedding at Holy Rosary Catholic Church and La Colombe d'Or. Robert Oberg and his team did a fantastic job!


Weddings to Celebrate: Kelly & Zach

I love December weddings.  There is just something about the holidays that make the wedding even more magical.  A stunning clear tent, crystal chandeliers, and a beautiful color palette made the overall effect just perfect.  Add to that an exceptional family, and a girl couldn't ask for any more.  It's only been weeks, and I already miss this family to pieces!

Feast your eyes on some of the sensational images captured by Something Gold Photography.  Aren't they lovely?

Happy Planning,

I love the look on Kelly's face when she looks at Zach.  She had this look all day. :)

Nothing like a little mistletoe for those Christmas-time weddings.  

I always avoid the camera, but when I am caught in a shot, it's usually pretty funny.

These expressions are priceless. 

Nothing says winter wedding reception like a hot chocolate bar.

Love this shot of mother and daughter at the end of the exit. :)
And, as always, the exceptional cast of vendors:

Venue & Catering:  The Houstonian
Coordinator:  Something to Celebrate, Resha Zazueta
Photographer:  Something Gold Photography
Florist & Decor Rentals:  Blooming Gallery
Lighting:  Bright Star Productions
Cakes:  Susie's Cakes

Weddings to Celebrate: Kirby & Andy

I am so excited to share these beautiful photos of Kirby & Andy's wedding at St. Michael Catholic Church and The Grove {love, love, love this venue}! Marco Wang of Agape House Studio did an amazing job!


{Cast of Vendors}

Venue: The Grove
Coordinator: Something to Celebrate, Lauren Carrillo
Photographer: Agape House Studio, Marco Wang
Videographer: Film the Day 
Florist: Blooms 
Rentals: Aztec 
Cakes: Rustika 
Paper Flowers: Balushka 
Reception Music: Eclipse 
Hair & Makeup: Empire Faces 

Weddings to Celebrate: Erin & Steven, part 2

A few weeks ago, I posted some teaser pictures from Erin & Steven's January wedding (click here to see those).  Now I get to share more from their beautiful wedding day.  This was such a fun wedding to plan!  I hope you enjoy viewing the pictures as much as I enjoyed helping them with the planning.  :)  Special thanks to Akil Bennett for capturing their day in a gorgeous way.


Relaxing before "show time"

The first look.  Just the bride, groom, photographer and videographer.  :)

I can't decide which I liked more:  the dress or the veil.

Quite possibly my favorite tablescape, ever.

When Tony's Resturant staff mentioned they had wine crates, I had to throw them into the mix.  Love this dessert table.

The guests were surprised with a same-day edit of the wedding ceremony (which ones a small ceremony for just family).  We showed it just before toasts.  So fun!!

Special thanks to the EXCEPTIONAL Cast of Vendors:

Venue & Catering:  Tony's Resturant
Coordinator:  Something to Celebrate, Resha Zazueta
Photographer:  Akil Bennett
Videographer:  Mason Jar Films
Florals & Decor Rentals:  Blooming Gallery
Additional Rentals:  Darryl & Co
Band:  Matchmaker

Weddings to Celebrate: Ashley & Bonner

Ashley & Bonner were married on Valentine's weekend at Briscoe Manor in Richmond, Texas.  Yes, they are both incredibly easy on the eyes.  But more importantly, they are beautiful on the inside.  Inner beauty is an amazing thing.  It not only makes the person glow, but it makes the people around them "glow" as well.  Just thinking about their wedding day makes me smile.  Here is a sneak peak of the pictures the very talented Alison Carlino captured.  I can't wait to show you more!    


The Cast of Vendors:

Wedding Venue:  Briscoe Manor
Coordinator:  Resha Zazueta, Something to Celebrate
Photographer:  Alison Carlino, Carlinos Photography
Videographer:  Mount Vernon Studios
Florist / Rentals:  Blooming Gallery (aka Wedding Flowers by Lisa)
DJ & Lighting:  LG Entertainment
Ceremony Music:  Avalon Music
Cakes:  Cakes by Gina

Weddings to Celebrate: Erin & Steven (the video)

I am so excited to share this wonder highlight video with you.  This was a same-day edit for my January 4th client, created my the fabulous team at Mason Jar Films.  Erin & Steven choose to have an intimate ceremony with just family, and a large reception after.  They surprised their guests by airing the video just before the toasts began.  I think my favorite part of their evening was watching everyone watch this.  I hope you enjoy it as they seemed to :)


Weddings to Celebrate: Erin & Steven

I am so excited to share this sneak peak of the decor for Erin & Steven's wedding last weekend.  The design was a collaborative effort between me (Resha, Something to Celebrate), the talented Scott Konitzer & Lisa Tran (The Blooming Gallery), and the clients (Erin & her mom, Mindy).  I don't think it could have been more lovely.  But perhaps I'm a bit biased?  ;)

David Tran captured these beautiful pictures.  Stay tuned for more pictures from their wedding photographer, Akil Bennett :)


Weddings to Celebrate: Ashley & Spencer

Ashley & Spencer were married back in February in a sweet Sunday ceremony.  They are such a cute couple, and the love they have for each other just radiates from them.  It was an honor to help with their  "weekend of" details.  Here are some of the pretty pictures captured by Kathryn Krueger.  Enjoy!


Cast of Vendors

Venues:  Fondren Seventh Day Adventist Church / The Houstonian
Coordinator:  Something to Celebrate, Resha Zazueta
Photographer:  Kathryn Krueger
Videographer:  A&A Video Productions
Cakes:  Susie's Cakes
Florals:  Floral Events

Weddings to Celebrate: Jennifer & Justin

Jennifer & Justin's stunning December wedding took place at Beth Yeshurun Synagogue and the St. Regis. Below are some INCREDIBLE images from the amazingly talented Morgan and Amir of Morgan Lynn Photography. Every single picture they took was amazing I had the hardest time choosing which pictures to include!

Jennifer & Justin- I had the best time working with you guys! It was such a pleasure to get to know you and such an honor to be a part of your special day!


{Cast of Vendors}
Venue: St. Regis
Coordinator: Something to Celebrate, Lauren Carrillo
Photographer: Morgan Lynn Photography
Videographer: 1 Cinema Productions
Florist: Plants n' Petals 
Ceremony Music: Chamber Music Unlimited
Reception Music: The Pictures 

Something to Buzz About: Snippet + Ink

One of my clients was featured in Snippet + Ink today.  Words can not properly convey how much I adore this couple.  Love them.  Love Snippet + Ink.  And love the post.  Click here to read it.  :)  (Oh, and the "be in the moment" advice she mentioned:  that was from me.  I love that she remembered me telling her that.)


Weddings to Celebrate: Carrie & James

Carrie's BFF gave a toast during which she said, "On a day that is supposed to be all about Carrie, she made it all about us."  That sums Carrie & James' wedding up perfectly.  It was extraordinary. (If you know Carrie & James, you know that's par for the course.  Nothing about them is common or ordinary.)  Here is some eye candy from Akil Bennett Photography (he is fabbo!).


You only have to read the invitation to see these two are out-of-the-box thinkers. :-)

Carrie wanted a bouquet that was just "thrown together."  

Carrie and her adorable mother.  I puffy heart both of these women.

Yep...those are exposed wires and flowers just "thrown" around.  And was on purpose.  :-)

Along with a jazz trio for the ceremony, they had a poet read a custom poem for them right before Carrie walked down the aisle.

The food at this wedding was outrageous.  No one went away hungry.  But, just in case they *might* have .. there were late night snacks and full to-go boxes :-)

Cast of Vendors.  Brace yourself:  I think this was a record.  And they were all fabulous.  

Coordinator:  Resha Zazueta, Something to Celebrate
Venue & Catering:  Hotel ZaZa
Photographer:  Akil Bennett
Videographer:  Dakine Films
Floral and Decor:  Events in Bloom
Ceremony Music:  Tianna Hall Jazz Trio
Reception Music (band):  Hardproof
Reception Music (DJs):  LG Entertainment & DJ Tantrum
Photobooth:  Cupics Photo Booth
Cigar Roller:  Special Events Houston
Cotton Candy Mocktinis - Sugar Bunch Creations
Portrait Artist - Keith Amador
Poet - Tydric Martin
Comedian - Godfrey
Dress Assistant - Birdie Kubiak
Hair Stylist - Shakeria Holmes
Makeup Artist - Elroy McDaniel

Weddings to Celebrate: M'Lynn & Matt, The Allan House

M'Lynn and Matt are one of those couples who radiate love for each other. It makes my job so fun! M'Lynn and I worked on the design together and we had so much fun creating a wintery, sparkly, gorgeous evening where their friends and family could enjoy good food, good drinks and good company. I think we did a fabulous job:).

M'Lynn paid attention to the details (you know I love that!)--for her something borrowed, she used a swatch of a blue and white striped shirt of her grandfather's, who had recently passed away, and for her something borrowed (and old) she wore an absolutely stunning Art Deco ring from Matt's mother's family. I love it when there are personal details that make the bride feel extra loved and special!

M'Lynn and Matt, I'm so glad I got to work with you, and I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!

Enjoy these photos from The Life You Love!



 Cast of Vendors:
Coordination and design: Katie Netherton, Something to Celebrate
Venue: The Allan House
Catering: Royal Fig
Photography: The Life You Love
Flowers: Last Petal
Rentals: Marquee
Lighting: Ilios
Bride's Cake: Sugar Mama's
Groom's Cake: Michelle's Patisserie
Ceremony Music: Mark A. Cruz
Reception Music: Strings Attached
Hair: L7 Salon
Makeup: Christy Edlin

Weddings to Celebrate: Carissa & Alvin

Carissa & Alvin had their beautiful January wedding at St. Anne's Catholic Church and reception at 5226 Elm. Their awesome color palette of muted blue and orange popped against the blank white canvas 5226's main studio provided. Below are some STUNNING photos from Tina Lau of Agape House Studio.


Cast of Vendors
Church: St. Anne's Catholic Church 
Venue: 5226 Elm
Coordinator: Something to Celebrate, Lauren Carrillo
Photographer: Agape House Studio, Tina Lau
Rentals: Elegant Beginnings
Florist: Floral Events
Caterer: Bailey Connor Catering
DJ: Jonny Black Productions
Cake: Lisa Roach
Lighting: LG Entertainment
Valet: Master Valet
Transportation: AFC Transportation
Hair & Makeup: Blush and Co. 

Weddings to Celebrate: Katy & Cort

Last week I posted a link of Katy & Cort's beautiful January wedding featured on Snippet & Ink. Below are some more stunning photos captured by The Nichols.


Cast of Vendors
Church: St. Mary's Cathedral
Venue: The Driskill
Coordinator: Something to Celebrate, Lauren Carrillo
Photographer: The Nichols
Florist: Last Petal
Rentals: Premiere Party Central 
Band: Blind Date
Photo Booth: Say Cheese
Trolley: Carey Limousine of Austin
Getaway Vehicle: Antique Limousines of Austin
Favors: Tiff's Treats
Hair: Milk+Honey