Venue – THE BELL TOWER ON 34TH — I love my venue! This was the first venue that I visited and nothing that I saw after could match it! Lezlie is my account manager and she has been awesome thus far. (www.thebelltoweron34th.com)
Caterer – THE BELL TOWER ON 34TH — I haven’t had my tasting yet but I’ve heard awesome things about the chef. We are going with a cajun inspired menu…yummy.
Coordinator – EVENTS BY EDG — I am lucky that one of my best friends in the world is one of the “designer girls” of the Event Design Group. (www.eventsbyedg.com)
Photographer – STUDIO563 — Andy himself is driving down to shoot my wedding. I feel so lucky! He shot my best friend’s wedding and was such a joy. During our initial meeting, he treated me to cupcakes. (www.studio563.com)
Videographer – T2 PRODUCTIONS — A former colleague is following his passion and is an amazing videographer. Seriously, I didn’t want a video until I saw his work. (www.t2production.com)
DJ – DEF JAM BLASTER — My fiance made this decision. I wanted Rob G from the 97.9. We took a vote among friends and Blaster won. (www.defjamblaster.com)
Florist – SIMPLY CHARMING FLOWERS — Laura was the the first florist that I met with. She is very thorough. I love her! (www.scf.smugmug.com)
Cake – SUMPREME KAKES — Okay. So I’ve had my fair share of wedding cake. After one bite of SK’s italian creme cake, my eyes rolled back in my head and I asked for seconds. This bakeries cakes are that good. The baker has been baking for over 15 years but just opened her bakery a year ago. Her recipes and designs can easily compete with some of Houston’s more well known cake vendors. (www.supremekakes.com)
Officiant – family member
Dress – HANNELORE’S — I am originally from the Washington DC area. I was in town for my engagement party and made an appointment to try on gowns. Up until then, I hadn’t met a wedding dress that I liked for myself. As luck would have it, I found my dress. There are only two gowns in that particular style that are in the United States!! My stylist Kim was ahhh-mazing. Adore her. (www.hannelores.com)
Shoes – SAK’s — I hope. I really want these Jimmy Choos but they are kinda sold out in my size and color.
Bridesmaid Dresses – PEARL’S PLACE — Pearl’s is actually located outside of New Orleans. However, they offer special “mail order” pricess that are significantly lower than the retail price. (www.pearlsplace.com)
Makeup – DEVIN HARVEY — I found Devin via Wedding Wire. She responded to all of my emails and questions in a very timely manner. I will be signing my contract with her this fall when she does my makeup for our engagement shoot.
Invitations – HEARTCARRY PRESS — I found my invitation designer through my coordinator. These girls are awesome! I highly recommend them. (www.heartcarrypress.com)
Hotel Block – HOTEL SORELLA — I knew that this was the hotel for my guests the moment that I walked into this fresh modern hotel. It is surrounded by restaurants and shops within walking distance. Perfect for all of my OOTs. (www.hotelsorella-citycentre.com)