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Katie & Brendan | Lush Organic Wedding


Lush Organic Winter Wedding | Memorial Drive United Methodist Church

Katie and Brendan booked us about a year and a half prior to their big day, so to say we were excited when their lush organic winter wedding rolled around would be an understatement!  We’ve loved getting to know these two college sweethearts through our small group at church this past year.  Brendan’s hilarious sarcasm pairs perfectly with Katie’s sweet, bubbly personality!

Katie is from California and Brendan is a Texan through and through.  Their wedding blended that perfect California wine country vibe with sweet Texas southern hospitality!  It’s so obvious how much these two love each other and all of their sweet friends and family surrounding them.

A few notes from the beautiful bride

“There were times during our engagement when we felt like the big day couldn’t get here soon enough. When Brendan proposed, we had been living in separate corners of Texas for a year. Throughout our engagement I was in grad school and Brendan was building his business. It was a crazy year and a half.

Once the day finally arrived, it was overwhelming how grateful we were. Everything about our wedding day was absolutely perfect! We felt so blessed and moved by all of the love in one room. Not only our love for each other, but all our friends and family that came from all across the country to celebrate our lifelong commitment to each other.

One of our favorite moments was being able to read our vows to each other before the ceremony. The whole day was a blur, so being able to spend some quiet time together was so special. A wedding is all about the love that a couple shares, and we were able to express that to one another in an intimate setting that made the day really feel incredibly special and all about the two of us.

Our other favorite moment was when my dad, my maid of honor and Brendan’s best man gave their speeches. There was something so special about looking over the room and seeing all of our friends and family who came to join us and celebrate our union. The reception was beautiful, and this moment really stuck out as the defining moment of the reception. We loved everything about the day. The people who were there and the time we got to spend with them will be what we look back on forever. ”

lush-floral-wedding-houston_0002lush-floral-wedding-houston_0003lush-floral-wedding-houston_0004Somehow we started talking about Gilmore Girls and the tears were streaming, y’all, and we were crying happy tears along side of them!  Katie & Laura are basically a real life version of Lorelai and Rori!

lush-floral-wedding-houston_0005lush-floral-wedding-houston_0012lush-floral-wedding-houston_0009lush-floral-wedding-houston_0010These gold and gray details paired so well with Katie’s mom’s antique silver heirlooms!  Also, you can’t ever go wrong with the beautiful Mrs. Box!


First looks with dads always put us over the edge!  Such a sweet father-daughter moment for these two!

lush-floral-wedding-houston_0034lush-floral-wedding-houston_0036lush-floral-wedding-houston_0035lush-floral-wedding-houston_0037lush-floral-wedding-houston_0043lush-floral-wedding-houston_0041Maria with Maxit Floral Design really went above and beyond with this wedding! How gorgeous is this white and blush bouquet covered with greenery!?

lush-floral-wedding-houston_0038lush-floral-wedding-houston_0039lush-floral-wedding-houston_0044Katie, you are seriously such a stunning bride, my dear! I can’t wait to share your film because this moment is everything!  The way he wipes your tears away melts us!

lush-floral-wedding-houston_0046lush-floral-wedding-houston_0045lush-floral-wedding-houston_0049lush-floral-wedding-houston_0050lush-floral-wedding-houston_0051lush-floral-wedding-houston_0052lush-floral-wedding-houston_0053lush-floral-wedding-houston_0054lush-floral-wedding-houston_0058lush-floral-wedding-houston_0055lush-floral-wedding-houston_0056lush-floral-wedding-houston_0057lush-floral-wedding-houston_0059lush-floral-wedding-houston_0061lush-floral-wedding-houston_0062 lush-floral-wedding-houston_0060lush-floral-wedding-houston_0065lush-floral-wedding-houston_0066lush-floral-wedding-houston_0068lush-floral-wedding-houston_0067Our pastor, Michael Jarboe, gave such a sweet blessing over Katie before the ceremony!

lush-floral-wedding-houston_0070lush-floral-wedding-houston_0071lush-floral-wedding-houston_0074lush-floral-wedding-houston_0075lush-floral-wedding-houston_0076Ben, with Spell Events, always makes for the most perfect evening ambiance with his musical talents!


Every winter brides needs a shawl like this one!

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lush-floral-wedding-houston_0096lush-floral-wedding-houston_0097lush-floral-wedding-houston_0098lush-floral-wedding-houston_0100lush-floral-wedding-houston_0101lush-floral-wedding-houston_0102lush-floral-wedding-houston_0104lush-floral-wedding-houston_0106lush-floral-wedding-houston_0107lush-floral-wedding-houston_0109lush-floral-wedding-houston_0110lush-floral-wedding-houston_0111lush-floral-wedding-houston_0112lush-floral-wedding-houston_0113lush-floral-wedding-houston_0115lush-floral-wedding-houston_0114lush-floral-wedding-houston_0117lush-floral-wedding-houston_0118lush-floral-wedding-houston_0119lush-floral-wedding-houston_0120If you ever did routine dances with your cousins growing up, be sure to recreate that at your wedding!  You won’t regret it! : ) It was such a fun sight to see Katie and her brother dance with their cousins!

lush-floral-wedding-houston_0121lush-floral-wedding-houston_0123lush-floral-wedding-houston_0125lush-floral-wedding-houston_0126lush-floral-wedding-houston_0128lush-floral-wedding-houston_0129lush-floral-wedding-houston_0130lush-floral-wedding-houston_0131Also, we were stuck inside this room at the Bell Tower during a torrential downpour at the end of the night!   That’s just what you get in Texas; 80 degrees one second, 50 degrees the next!

lush-floral-wedding-houston_0133lush-floral-wedding-houston_0134lush-floral-wedding-houston_0135lush-floral-wedding-houston_0137lush-floral-wedding-houston_0138lush-floral-wedding-houston_0139lush-floral-wedding-houston_0140lush-floral-wedding-houston_0141lush-floral-wedding-houston_0142lush-floral-wedding-houston_0143lush-floral-wedding-houston_0146lush-floral-wedding-houston_0144Katie and Brendan, we are so happy for you guys and can’t wait to see what amazing things come from your beautiful marriage!  We are blessed to call you friends and so grateful for this opportunity to serve you and your families! We love you guys!


Michelle & Kellan & the whole Cotton crew!

Amazing Vendors

Venue: Bell Tower on 34th | Planning and Design: Weddings by Jessee  | Florals: Maxit Flower Design | DJ: DJU | Rentals: EB Inc Events  & Classic Party Rentals & Aztec Events and Tents & Adorn Vintage Rentals | Cake: Whisk Bakery | Dessert Bar: Dolce Designs | Hair and Makeup: Butter Artistry | Invitations: Hazel Paper Co. | Calligraphy: Tone and State | Bride Dress: Maggie Sottero | Bride Shoes: Jimmy Choo Getaway Dress: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids: Dessy | Groom Attire: Brooks Bros | Favors: Sweet Greek Alchemies | Cocktail Entertainment: Spell Events | State Shaped Cookies: Wink by Erica


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  1. Neeraj Kamra says:

    Every year millions are spent by families for making the biggest day of a couple really memorable.

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