You can read our full interview with Mary in our magazine!
We had so much fun visiting with Mary McCarthy of The Blooming Idea! She and her husband Brian began with just a small flower shop on FM 1488 before moving to their current location on Ashlane and Woodlands Parkway. Mary holds a Texas Master Florist Advance Certification. Recently, McCarthy was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Design, the highest certification a florist can earn. They have just expanded to include their new event center on Budde Road and it is amazing! We wanted to share the rest of Derrick Bryant's gorgeous photos from the shoot and share a few inspiration flowers for winter weddings!
You can read our full interview with Mary in our magazine!
Maybe it's the mom in me, but I look at these beautiful cinematic wedding videos and wish they were around 10 years ago when I was getting married! What an amazing treasure and The Wedding Fanatics! never disappoint!
Holly and Matthew's wedding is definitely so. This couple's beautiful ceremony took place at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in The Woodlands, and their reception was at (one of our favorites!) The Woodlands Resort in June.
We love the ruffle detail on Holly's dress and don't miss an adorable appearance by her little sis!
Music: “She is Love,” performed by Parachute and licensed through Songfreedom, “I Know You Know,” performed by Justin James and licensed through Songfreedom.
Alright ladies! It's time to grab your date book and your best maids because the next few months are jam packed with important nuptial planning events you will not want to miss!
Brickhouse Bridal Martina Liana Trunk Show - July 26-27
Martina Liana is global glamour for bridal couture. These gorgeous couture gowns have fantastic fit, innate attention to detail and stunning silhouettes. Using luxurious fabrics adorned with Swarovski Crystal and Diamante embellishments, you will walk down the aisle with a feeling of royalty. Receive a 10% discount on all Martina Liana gowns during this Houston-Exclusive trunk show. Call to schedule your appointment 281.681.3430!
Deer Lake Lodge Open House, July 28
You can have a destination wedding right here in Montgomery County! This gorgeous organic spa + resort just opened it doors is one of the newest venues in the area. You can tour the venue as well as meet with 12 vendors.
Cypress Chateau Open House, July 28 from 11 am - 3 pm.
Meet Houston's top vendors, enjoy entertaining music, gourmet food, exquisite wedding cakes, tours and fabulous door prizes.
April Sound Open House, August 4, 1 p.m. to 6 pm
Tour the gorgeous waterfront April Sound Country Club and meet many local vendors. We will be there!
Amber Springs Bridal Garage Sale, August 12 from 5-8 p.m.
Are you a bride who loves a great deal? If so, you do not want to miss the Amber Spring's Bridal Garage Sale. Enjoy a delicious dinner served by Chef Raoul and browse over 250 former brides wedding wares. The event is Free, just be sure to RSVP.
Cowboys are known for their love songs and Darlyne Miller of Top O' The Hill has pulled together another gorgeous styled shoot that will ride away with your heart! This Texas Country Chic wedding inspiration has all the amazing country + western elements that hold a special place in a Texas girl's heart. We love the burlap detail on the cake by Nutmeg and Co, breathtaking florals by College Park Flowers, and of course, a bride and groom dressed to western perfection by Love Me Bougie. Kim Kerr, KK Lobue, and Wendy Lobue of Zanny Louise Southern Vintage Design and Kerr's Western Interiors set a beautiful stage with their rustic-themed accessories and Joanna Kenney of Jo's Paper Kitchen provided invitations and paper goods that captured the theme to perfection! We also love the bright and beautiful way it was photographed by Niki Gregg of Photography by Niki.
Venue: Darlyne Miller of Top O' The Hill Venue Owner, Props, Table Decor / Stylist Photographer: Niki Gregg of Photography by Niki / Cake: Megan Edwards of Nutmeg & Co / Florals: Amie Savell of College Park Flowers / Wedding Dress & Tuxedo: Anita Turnbow of Love Me Bougie / Ring Bearer Bow Tie: Ellie Davis of Rose is a Rose / Props, Western Furniture, Accessories: Kim Kerr, KK Lobue, and Wendy Lobue of Zanny Louise Southern Vintage Design and Kerr's Western Interiors / Invitation and Papers: Joanna Kenney of Jo's Paper Kitchen / Make-up and Hair: Kelsey Cogdell of Special Event Makeup / Bride: Emily Massey / Groom: Derek Kloecker / Ring Bearer: Case Tolbert
Necklace Featured in The Marketplace
Hello, lovely! We wanted to give our readers a brief introduction of a new feature on Woodlands Bride - The Marketplace.
Our vision for this market is to give brides, and anyone interested, a safe place to shop for the newest, trendiest wedding products. This variety of items can and will fit into many different categories, including but not limited to: fashion, papers + invitations, florals, cosmetics, decor, favors, jewelry, paper goods, supplies, sweets, and vintage.
How it works:
Much like Etsy, independent sellers, or shops, will list their items on our Marketplace site, powered by Meylah.com. When you find an item you like, simply add it to your cart and checkout safely through that seller's online store - secured through Meylah.
Interested in becoming a seller?
Contact us for more information on how you can set up shop on Woodlands Bride's Marketplace and have your lovely items promoted.
One of the featured products on our Marketplace site is this Freshwater Pearl and Swarovski Crystal Bridal Necklace, sold via Courtney Rian's online store. This necklace features Swarovski Crystal stones, freshwater pearls and a sterling silver oval lobster claw clasp. Of this necklace, Courtney writes:
"This necklace was the featured in Seattle's Wedding Preview Event and is definitely one of my favorite pieces in my collection. The bride in the show, featured in the pictures is Seattle's own Jackie Cunningham, Morning Show Co-host of Seattle's popular 106.1 KISS FM. It was a very proud and special moment for my little jewelry business to get the opportunity to participate in such an amazing event, with such talented and fun vendors."
Check out this product and more on The Marketplace and check back often for more items and featured sellers. Have any questions or comments about The Marketplace? Give us some feedback in the comment section below.