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Golden Age of Hollywood Wedding in Houston – Stephen & Tim

From the start Tim and Stephen had a vision. They had considered the kinds of weddings they were seeing online, at a vineyard in California maybe, but ultimately decided it just wasn’t “them.” After talking it through they decided to go with an old Hollywood theme to celebrate their love of all things classic. They discovered the Majestic Metro, a restored historic movie theater built in 1926, in downtown Houston. The seats on the first floor were removed so the space could host events. It’s got an awesome 1930’s vibe which was perfect for their Golden Age of Hollywood theme.

The couple decided renting suits for such an important event wasn’t for them. Instead they scheduled a consultation at Balani Custom Clothiers and had matching, custom suits made! One of the sweetest details of the day was actually hidden within their suits. They share a sentiment with each other, “love you,” one will say, “love you more,” the other will chime. So hidden beneath the collars of their suit jackets, these sentiments were embroidered. You’ll also see it on the marquee at the Majestic Metro.

Since they are so nostalgic, they wanted to keep with an early 1900’s look, they decided to host their private ceremony a block away from the reception site, at Hotel Icon. Built in 1911, this boutique hotel used to be a bank. They even splurged on themselves and booked a gorgeous suite to get ready in.

When it was go time, they headed downstairs for their ceremony which was performed in the Grandiose Parlor with just their immediate family and best friends present. After the ceremony they had a ton of time for formal family portraits and couple portraits. They really planned their day around two things: allowing meaningful time with their guests and alone time for photos of just the two of them.

Over at the Majestic Metro, as guests approached the front doors, they passed by large photos of the couple’s dog Beau in the movie poster boxes outside. Once inside, they were fully immersed into the golden age of Hollywood. At the ticket counter they picked up their escort card to find out which actor/actress they’d be “dining with.” Each table was draped in navy blue linens with gold cloth napkins and was named after a famous actor or actress, like Jimmy Stewart, Katherine Hepburn or Greta Garbo, and represented with one of their portraits. The head tables featured historic family photos. The centerpieces were handmade by a family member with old film spools.

Everything was on theme, but the cake topper. Their sweet flower girl had made them a Lego figurine of two grooms at an alter when she visited Legoland and the grooms knew right away it had to be their cake topper! It’s so fun to see meaningful details like this slipped into the day…whether or not they “fit” because if you love it, then it does fit. Guests took home cookies with a hand painted likeness of their little pup Beau.

David Alcorta Catering knocked it out of the park with the chicken and waffle appetizers all the way to the fillet mignon with mushroom sauce and mascarpone mashed potatoes.

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Photography: Degrees North Images // Second Shooter: Christine Gosch // Ceremony Venue: Hotel Icon // Reception Venue: The Majestic Metro // Apparel: Balani Custom Clothiers // Caterer: David Alcorta Catering

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