An All-White Winter Wedding in Houston, Texas

Jennifer and Brandon
Photographed by: Philip Thomas PhotographyLocation: Houston, Texas, United States

Timeless elegance was the approach Jennifer Crawford and Brandon Dewan took to their wedding, and from flowers to favors each detail was successfully designed to reflect that aesthetic.

“We wanted a winter wedding,” shares Jennifer, who chose an appropriate color scheme anchored in white and tipped with silvery sparkle. Bunches of frosty hydrangeas and graceful stems of dendrobium orchids decorated the altar of the church where the nuptial Mass took place. Navy-clad maids preceded the bride down an aisle lined with crystal-beaded candleholders, and Jennifer herself was a vision in shirred silk chiffon. “My most memorable moment was entering the church and seeing Brandon waiting for me,” says the bride. “Being surrounded by family and friends was also memorable – so much love could be felt.”

Trolley cars transferred guests from the ceremony to the reception, which was held in a historic ballroom in downtown Houston. A jazz band entertained during the cocktail hour, and then everyone was ushered into the dazzling ivory reception space. Tables featuring silver-sequined tablecloths with crystal-beaded candleholders alternated with white-on-white linens topped with tall floral centerpieces of hydrangeas and roses. More hydrangeas formed a lush runner that ran the length of the head table and lined a row of towering glass stands linked with a garland of snowy orchids. “The floral arrangements for the head table were my favorite,” confides Jennifer. “There were a lot of crystals and candles, and it looked so pretty.”

The couple’s wedding cake was composed of four square tiers, each with a different design created with silver leaf and accents. A groom’s cake was also brought out as a surprise for Brandon. “It looked like two wine bottles in a crate,” Jennifer describes, “and the labels were personalized. One was designed to reflect Brandon’s favorite wine, and the other one featured his company logo.”

After hours of dancing, guests departed appropriately enough with custom “Do Not Disturb” signs citing the celebration as their need to sleep in. “It was a fun party with plenty of food, drinks, and dancing with all of our family and closest friends,” sums up the bride. “We wouldn’t have changed a thing.”

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