29 Oct

Romantic Houston zoo wedding: Naomi + Rachel

categories Real Weddings

Romantic garden rose bouquet

It is such a treat to share today’s wedding with you. We practically feel like family now after having shared Naomi + Rachel’s engagement session, Naomi’s stunning bridal sesh and now their wedding, beautifully photographed by Jen Huang. A few hurdles, 15 months of planning, and one large u-haul later (to haul everything but the tables into the Houston Zoo), an elegant  blush, ivory, and gray celebration took place. Guests dined parallel to a reflection pool with dramatic waterfalls and oak trees, vows included excerpts from The Velveteen Rabbit & Everything is Illuminated – their day was truly memorable and every bit gorgeous.

Ines di Santo, Cherise wedding dress

Ines di Santo, Cherise wedding dress

Mark Broumand wedding ring

Romantic Houston zoo wedding

If you’re dying for a closer look at Naomi’s Ines di Santo gown, check out her bridal session featured here.

Juliet garden rose bouquet

Naomi’s bouquet recipe: Juliet Garden Roses, Auswater Garden Roses, White O’hara Garden roses, Peonies, Ranunculus, Scabioca, Dusty miller, and spray roses.

dusty miller, spray rose and succulent boutonniere

Grey Alfani Groomsmen suite

Grey Eden maids bridesmaid dresses

Romantic Houston zoo wedding

DIY cocktail bar

romantic garden rose centerpiece

romantic garden rose centerpiece

mixed ribbon wedding chair signs

DIY vintage frame table numbers

They created these sweet and feminine table numbers by gluing blush painted wooden table numbers inside frames with coordinating textiles as backing.

DIY vintage frame table numbers

For each of their 80 guests, Naomi spent months handcrafting clay plates with a lace pattern and displayed them at each place setting atop mini gray easel stands.

Romantic Houston zoo wedding

Romantic Houston zoo wedding

Romantic Houston zoo wedding

Being that Rachel is a geologist, they decided to have a little fun with their guest book. Guests were asked to sign gray rocks (also tying into their palette) and drop in a vase. For the longer messages that wouldn’t fit on rocks they also set up a photo book.

Vanilla Fondant wedding cake

We’re happy to be sharing their wedding with Brides.com, so pop over to their site for more photos!

And of course, many congratulations to Naomi + Rachel!

Photography: Jen Huang / Venue: Houston Zoo / Flowers: Designed by bride, assembled by The Nouveau Romantics / Rentals: Aztec Houston / Catering: The Bird & The Bear, Ouisie’s American Bistro / Cake: Cakes by Gina / DJ: Nick Arcia / Wedding dress: Ines di Santo / Veil: Sarah Gabriel Veils / Suit: Alfani / Tie: custom

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  1. What a beautiful soft color palette! The flower arrangements and the wedding cake are stunning.

  2. It is such a treat to share today’s wedding with you. We practically feel like family now after having shared Na… http://t.co/Hh7y50Yr

  3. I love the signing of the rocks for the guests, it is sooo awesome.

  4. the gown, the flowers are just so nice to look at. lovely colors :)

  5. @febriantym,check this out “@100LayerCake: Elegant blush, ivory, and gray zoo wedding photographed by @JenHuangPhoto: http://t.co/WGRpFCy8”

  6. Stunning pictures.. bride looks truly beautiful in that dress.

    Well done guys oxox :)

  7. Those flowers are to die for- I love the dusty miller! It’s like velvet in plant form.

  8. These are gorgeous – I’m dying over those flowers!

    Congrats, Rachel and Naomi!

  9. Love it all – Rt @100LayerCake This bride’s blush @inesdisanto gown is gorgeous! http://t.co/nbwIODOF

  10. Loving the soft color palette of this pretty wedding: http://t.co/3Ki9ZQJQ via @100layercake

  11. Stunning pictures and gorgeous couple! Love it!

  12. Your necklace and earring are very beautiful. I like it very much. Where can I get it?

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