The wedding weekend began with a private rehearsal dinner banquet at one of Houston's finest locations in historic downtown--The Corinthian. Within its roman colonnade, the tables were laid in gold and crystal with orchid centerpieces of varying height. Each place setting was set with a petite bomboniere bag of chocolate covered almonds (five for luck!). At traditional Italian weddings, five almonds signify five wishes for the bride and groom: health, wealth, happiness, fertility, and longevity. As the guests dined on a fantastic feast, they were treated to a surprise serenade of roaming violinists.
The toasts were perfectly timed, witty, and doting, as friends and family gathered around Natalie and Adam to recognize and honor the love that the two of them shared. A recurring theme through the weekend began to emerge as we watched this couple celebrate, and it has made me re-think the truest meaning of the term "love at first sight."
Often, "love at first sight" means that a person knows he/she is in love as soon as they see the other person for the first time. But what we began to notice was that Adam's love for Natalie grows stronger and stronger every time he lays eyes on her--their friends often referred to his continual, daily, moment-by-moment praise of her beauty, her kindness, and her character. For Adam, it is love at first sight and every sight of Natalie.
Natalie's something blue: a Judith Ripka bracelet with beautiful pale aqua blue jewels.
Natalie's wedding gown (JLM Couture) had sheer back panels blocked out in sparkles. She hand selected the stunning belt with its gauzy bow to be added to the dress.
We can't wait to share more details from their story and their wedding with you-- One of my favorite moments that already sticks out in my mind happened just after Natalie and Adam exited the wedding ceremony. As Natalie happily exclaimed that she was now Adam's wife, he couldn't contain his joy either--and they shared high-fives and hugs with everyone. And, as you can see from this highlight clip of their wedding video, Adam's got some stellar dance moves, and Natalie's mom had the
ballroom decked out in truly elegant decor. You'll love Adam's
groom's cake (complete with a cowboy hat on top!) and their amazing reception band.
Natalie and Adam, thank you for trusting us with your precious memories and allowing us to share in your day. Here's to love at first sight, forever and ever more!
Rehearsal Dinner Venue:
Rehearsal Dinner Catering & Fine Dining Service:
202 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas
Wedding Ceremony Venue:
12955 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079
Wedding Reception Venue:
Four Riverway, Houston, Texas 77056
Phone: (713) 871-8181, Fax: (713) 871-0719
Event Planner & Design: Lynn Lary McLean
Videographers: Mason Jar Films