Becky + Eric at The Grove

All the goodies of a traditional wedding with a youthful style and atmosphere in the heart of downtown Houston. We created a fresh and modern interpretation of nautical in an urban setting; complete with a boat, swans and ice sculptures! Photos by Sarah Ainsworth.

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Becky + Eric were wedded in February, on a beautiful spring day in downtown Houston. They envisioned a wedding that reflected their personality as a couple: fresh, modern, youthful and fun with traditional values. More than anything, an evening spent celebrating their newly joined families. Within minutes of visiting the Grove, we knew it was the one – clean lines, urban setting and a hip scene for a family affair. After exchanging their vows at the All Saints Catholic Church, the new Mr. & Mrs. were headed downtown for some good ol’ fashioned fun!

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Eric is a keen Captain and loves to sail – his passion inspired the color palette: navy blues, yellow, white, cream and bronze. Joanna of Flowers by Olivia brought the palette to life through the lively and bright floral design.¬† The nautical theme was enhanced through the venue’s gorgeous decking and wooden elements – another favorite of Eric’s. We loved how the couple incorporated their last name into the theme and design…ICE!! That’s right, ice sculptures of swans – a tastefully tacky but cheeky nod to their name and their fun personalities!

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Another fun element – old trolley transportation between the church and reception by Original Trolley Co. The couple loved the vintage element and it provided a great photo backdrop!

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We are big fans of yellow in floral – you just don’t see it very often anymore!

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Becky collected cake stands to use as a display for the escort cards, and extra bonus – she gets to reuse them after the wedding at home with Eric!

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Ice Swans for the Swansons!

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Cakes allow you to incorporate design details, and be a little playful. A little bit of both for the Swanson cakes – a boat for the Groom and, classy swans & cascading floral for the Bridal cake by Cakes By Gina.

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The couple  put a lot effort into the layout to create a natural flow throughout the evening. They utilized the open concept decking as a dance floor where guests were kept warm by free-standing heaters and comfy blankets, dancing underneath the night sky. The city skyline, bright lights, and twinkling stars were the perfect ambiance to a romantic night.

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Photography: Sarah Ainsworth / Event Styling and Planning: Two Be Wed /Floral Design : Flowers for Olivia / Linens: Aztec Events and Tents / Cake: Cakes by Gina/ Stationary: Invitation Solutions / Hair & MUA: Pink Palette Artists / Entertainment: The Wedding Show / Ceremony: All Catholic Saints Church / Reception: The Grove Houston / Transportation: Original Trolley Co.

 

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