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: Katie + Ryan's St. Regis Houston Wedding Reception

 the bride and groom’s grand entrance with confetti thrown

Katie and Ryan are an incredibly sweet couple. Their wedding day was traditional and elegant, just like these two!

Church Ceremony

One of our absolute favorite moments of the day was just seconds before Katie walked down the long aisle of St. Luke’s Methodist. While Katie excitedly looked ahead, her dad was catching a glimpse of the joy on her face. You can almost feel his pride. Our heart fluttering kicks into high gear during these moments because it’s really what the day is about. A HUGE moment with REAL emotion. We shared the image on Instagram too- but added in Ryan’s Mom’s expression. Seriously, these two parents gave us all the feels!

Wedding Reception Details

The couple selected blush, white and gold, adding pops of purple and a bit of deep green (thanks to the chargers provided by St. Regis). Tables were draped in champagne linens with soft white overlays and a mix of tall and low arrangements. It worked really well in the ballroom!

The reception was an epic party. The Pictures Band knows how to keep a group high energy! We almost had to tear this crew off the dance floor.

The confetti exit wrapped up the night beautifully! Congratulations again, Mr & Mrs. Chamberlain!

Check out thier wedding hashtag too: #choosingchamberlain

Cast of Wedding Vendors:

Wedding Coordinator: Something to Celebrate

Church: St. Luke’s Methodist

Venue: St. Regis Houston

Groom’s cake: Who Made the Cake

Florist: Plants N’ Petals

Photographer: Jenna McElroy

Videographer/Photobooth: Yours Truly Media

Band: The Pictures Band

Transportation: Sam’s Limousine

Hair/MakeUp: Adorne Artistry

Weddings to Celebrate: Megan + Blaise's Briscoe Manor Wedding

Formal Wedding Party Photo- Houston Wedding

For Megan and Blaise, we helped them pick their venue, created the design concept, and pretty much everything in between! We love helping our clients from start to finish- we really get a chance to know them and help them pull together the best team for their needs (and budget)!

Briscoe Manor was the perfect venue to give the couple two distinctive areas to host the wedding. They were able to have an indoor ceremony at the chapel and the reception in the Crofton Ballroom, which feels like a completely different venue. The courtyard that separates the two was perfect for a few cocktail tables & milling about after their vows and before the party!

Wedding Colors

Blush, ivory, greenery, gold, and rose gold.

Megan and Blaise are super sweet and really wanted a day that celebrated their love, above all else. They were laid back and low-key. The vibe of the day was understated elegance- a great mix of warm (hello Mahogany chiavari chairs and farm tables) + inviting ambiance and pretty details.

Cast of Houston Wedding Vendors

Photographer: The Cotton Collective

Floral: Floral Events

Venue: Briscoe Manor

Catering: Behind The Bash

Stationary: Minted

Videographer: Reverent Wedding Films

Cake: Cakes by Gina

Pies: House of Pies

Cookie favors: Busha’s Custom Cookies

Charger rentals: Elegant Beginnings

Coffee Bar: Java Pura Coffee

Getaway Car: Monarch Limousines

Hair and Makeup: Adorne Artistry

Bride’s Dress: Brickhouse Bridal

Groom’s Tux: The Black Tux

DJ: Trevor Taylor (friend of the groom)

Weddings to Celebrate: Tracy & Ben

We loved working with Tracy and Ben on their celebration! Some of my favorite touches were the quotes from their favorite movie (Nightmare Before Christmas!) on the aisle markers, and the fun socks for the groom’s party. And the cozy fleece blankets and hand warmers were the perfect touch to keep the guests comfortable for the outdoor ceremony. Congrats Tracy and Ben!!

The Cast of Vendors Contributing to this Enormous Success:

Planning:  Something to Celebrate, Resha Zazueta

Venue:  The Cohen House

Photography:  Agape House Studio

Floral:  Last Petal

Lighting & Reception Music:  Bradley David Entertainment

Cake:  Cakes by Gina

Dessert:  Marini’s

Hair/Makeup:  Your Beautiful Face

Music (ceremony & cocktail hour):  Show Business Entertainment

Decor Rentals:  House of Hough & Elegant Beginnings