Day of Love {Our Wedding}

A couple weeks ago, we went to a wedding that was held in the same venue where we got married almost three years ago.  The Parador, located in Houston’s museum district, is a former church and Texas landmark.  Built in 1928, it is said to marry Mediterranean style with Byzantine detail.  The place is so, so pretty inside.  The main area has a grand dome with great wooden detail.  It’s rustic and elegant at the same time- a characteristic I happen to love. When I got home from the wedding we just attended, I browsed through some of our wedding photos and put together a little collage for you.  image The photos were taken by K&C Photography, now defunct. Our wedding was a black, white, and silver affair.  By now you know I like things classic and simple.  My bridesmaids agreed on a fitted mermaid style, strapless black dress with a silver sash that tied in the back.  My dress was similar in style but all blinged out with beaded detail.  All of us carried a bouquet of mixed white flowers and white flowers also adorned the tables and alter where we exchanged vows.  One of my best friends graciously gifted the flowers to us as our wedding present!  The adorable kiddos pictured above were our ring bearer and flower girl.  We had a funny moment when my husband-to-be couldn’t get the ring on my finger. image But at the end of the day, we were declared “Mr. & Mrs.” 0221 This December will mark our 3 year wedding anniversary and we’re hoping to plan a short getaway, like 3 or 4 days.  Hmmmm . . . where to go??  We’ve tossed around New York (but we’ve been there twice together already, never in December though), or New Orleans (just a short flight from Houston).  Any ideas??  Where do you think is good to go in early December? 

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  1. Beth at southernfriedliving
    October 7, 2010 / 4:15 am

    Congratulations on your anniversary!
    What a beautiful wedding, y'all look so in love and looks like you had a lot of fun!
    We went to Mexico in january and it was awesome! Still warm enough to snorkel and not too many people!

  2. Stephanie
    October 7, 2010 / 5:26 am

    Oh how beautiful your wedding was! Come to San Diego! I will watch James while you guys cruise our beautiful city. Congratulations on your anniversary.

  3. October 7, 2010 / 11:14 am

    Congrats early on your upcoming anniversary. The pictures are beautiful. I love the classic color scheme! Simple, yet so elegant.
    As for a destination…how about Atlanta? 😉

  4. October 7, 2010 / 2:23 pm

    You wedding looks like a beautiful one! And I love your shoes!! Congrats on your 3 year anniversary in December….and go to Vegas! or Mexico! or New Orleans….just go somewhere that you guys can be adults!! 😉 Love mini breaks from mommy life! 😉

  5. Ms. Bright
    October 7, 2010 / 10:56 am

    beautiful! thanks for sharing!! what a great location!

  6. Jessica McKenney
    October 7, 2010 / 7:24 pm

    You guys need to go to Grand Cayman!! You would love it 🙂
    Time Flies!! It's crazy that it was almost 3 years ago!

  7. Katie
    October 7, 2010 / 3:07 pm

    What a beautiful wedding you two had! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. 🙂 Mr. M and I recently celebrated our 3-year wedding anniversary and spent it in Atlanta … Not a traditional vacation destination, to be sure, but neither of us had ever been and we had a great time! Just go wherever your first thought takes you …

  8. Ashley @ The Hillside Home
    October 7, 2010 / 4:30 pm

    NYC in December is PURE MAGIC. I say go there. Talk about decor overload—the entire city feels like a Christmas wonderland. Also, I am dying to know what your anniversary date is! Ryan and I were married on December 4th!!!!

  9. October 8, 2010 / 12:09 am

    I {heart} NY in December!! I'll be there on the 11th, if it makes a difference. 😉 Kidding!!! 😉 Your dress was gorgeous!

  10. All Things Cherish
    October 7, 2010 / 8:08 pm

    Your dress is absolutely gorgeous, you look stunning! Congrats and many more years of bliss!

  11. October 8, 2010 / 4:38 am

    You guys are giving me some good suggestions . . .Thank you!!

  12. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    October 8, 2010 / 2:17 am

    Beautiful. I am not surprised that every little detail was so pretty. Congrats. A trip anywhere sounds dreamy.

  13. cassie @ hi sugarplum!
    October 8, 2010 / 2:40 am

    You are a stunning bride! Love the setting!! We got married at a historic train station (converted into a hotel) in Nashville, and it made the best back drop for pictures!

    As for a good 4-day spot, I recommend San Juan, PR. Easy flight from Houston, no customs, beautiful, warm weather in December. We stayed in old san juan at the El Convento and wandered the streets eating and exploring for a few days. It's a New Orleans meets Mexico kind of vibe. (we went last fall for a wedding, then flew to st. john…another great spot, but not for a quick weekend.)

    ok, longest. comment. ever.
    xo, c

  14. The Cheathams
    October 8, 2010 / 1:19 pm

    Your wedding looks like it was beautiful & love the dress!

  15. Ramie Babcock
    October 10, 2010 / 5:28 am

    Destin, FL….Henderson Park Inn…absolutely WONDERFUL!! 🙂 We just got back from there and it was a great little getaway that wasn't TOO far away! 🙂

  16. Tara G.
    November 7, 2010 / 6:55 pm

    Congratulations- we just celebrated 10 years and I can assure you it only gets better!

    Monterey, CA- we just moved from there in January and enjoyed our 15months a lot! Point Lobos is great for hiking, Cannery Row, Carmel… San Francisco would be fun, too.

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