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November | 2014 | The Courthouse Wedding Chapel, Houston, Texas Courthouse Wedding Chapel UA-91933149-1

Just Married! Carla and Russell at The Courthouse Wedding Chapel

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Carla and Russell tied the knot at The Courthouse Wedding Chapel in Houston before their Destination Wedding. Surrounded by family it was very moving but Short. Simple and Sweet!  So happy we could be a part of their day. Now they can relax and enjoy the rest of their lives Twogether in Texas! Many Blessings Carla and Russell ! #engaged #destinationwedding #courthouseweddingstyle

Just Married! Eke and Martijn at The Courthouse Wedding Chapel 11-14-14

 

EkemartijnEke and Martijn were married with a Spiritual Ceremony highlighted by a full recap of their relationship to this point. All done in Dutch for their family and friends who were watching their nuptials from Holland via The Courthouse Wedding Chapel T.V.  It was a very happy occasion, Simple, Sweet and Short. We wish them much happiness and many blessings..,

Just Married! Sharlecia and Jarrod by Chaplain Pat at Churrascos , Houston, Texas

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Sharlicia and Jarrod took advantage of The Courhouse Wedding Chapel’s #Mobile Minister service to conduct a Civil Wedding Ceremony surrounded by family and friends at Churrascos In Southwest Houston on the memorable date of 11/14/14.  We wish them much happiness as they start out on their journey together.  Many blessings ..

A Wedding Flower Guide

This wedding flower guide will help making planning your most special day just a little easier.

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When it comes to choosing wedding flowers, many brides may know the wedding flower they want in their own bouquet, but are a little mystified about the rest of the wedding flowers needed to fill out the ceremony and reception.

While you can leave all your wedding flower selections in the hands of a capable professional florist and get great results, you may want to take a more hands on approach. We hope this wedding flower guide will help making planning your most special day just a little easier.

Your first decision should be whether you plan to use a professional florist to create a wedding flower arrangement and bouquets, or if you’d rather visit a wholesale wedding flower retailer and order flowers to make your own bridal bouquets, boutonnieres and so forth.

If you are the creative type, a simple floral craft book will give you all the tips and tool lists necessary to create your own custom wedding flowers that reflect your personal style. It’s a good idea to purchase some flowers to practice with ahead of time to make sure you’ll be happy with your results. Whatever you decide, there are some standard traditions and suggestions to help make sure you’ve covered all your wedding flower needs.

Wedding Flower Guide

Wedding flowers for the church would include:

*Altar wedding flower arrangements
*Pew markers/decorations

Wedding flowers for the reception would include:

*Wedding flower arrangement for the bridal table.
*Table centerpieces
*Buffet table decorations

Wedding flowers for the bridal party would include:

*Bridal bouquet
*Small Bridal bouquet to toss
*Groom’s boutonniere
*Maid/Matron of Honor bouquet
*Bridesmaid bouquets
*Best Man boutonniere
*Groomsman boutonnieres
*Flower Girl bouquet or petal basket
*Mother of the Bride/Groom corsages
*Father of the Bride/Groom boutonnieres
*Step-parent corsages/boutonnieres
*Grandparent corsages/boutonnieres

A Few Extra Wedding Flower Tips

* Maid/Matron of Honor wedding bouquets should be slightly more elaborate or in a different color shade than the rest of the bridesmaid wedding bouquets.

* The Best Man boutonniere should be slightly more elaborate than the rest of the groomsmen boutonnieres.

* The corsages/boutonnieres for the parents should differ slightly from the step-parents, and all grandparent corsages/boutonnieres should be
different as well. It makes it easier for guests to keep track of who’s who.

* Wedding flower arrangements from the church can be transferred to the reception hall for double duty.

* Bridesmaid wedding bouquets could be set in waiting vases and used as decoration for the bridal table.

Remember, these are just wedding flower guidelines. When it comes to your special day, your wedding flower selections and arrangements should reflect your personal taste and style. You can keep things simple or get as elaborate as you like, as long as your wedding flowers help you create the perfectly romantic wedding day you’ve always dreamed of.

Adding Personal Touches to Your Wedding

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The Wishing Tree at The Courthouse Wedding Chapel, Houston, Texas

 

Here are some personal touches that will enhance your small, intimate Courthouse style wedding ceremony or reception to make it special.

•Write your own wedding vows. It doesn’t have to read like poetry; the important thing is that it comes from your own heart. Print it out on an index card and keep it handy during the ceremony.
•Compile a CD with songs that symbolize your relationship or how it evolved. Play this during your reception or even burn a copy and distribute as souvenirs. Insert a small piece of paper explaining why you chose those songs.
•Instead of tossing your bouquet, present it to your mother (or a dear friend or mentor) during your reception. You can also have an additional bouquet made for your groom to present his mother at the same time.
•Guests often have free time on their hands during their reception. In the center of the table, place several pens and small pieces of paper in a pretty basket. Ask them to write their wishes, prayers, or advice for you and your fiancé. Compile in a scrapbook.

•Most wedding reception programs revolve around the couple: friends give speeches. Do something for the guests. Make a video of you and your fiancé talking about the people who’ve taught you what true love means. Mention friends who’ve demonstrated real loyalty, or family members who made great sacrifices for you. Intersperse your video with their photos. This is your chance to say thank you to all of them.
•If you have a close friend or family member who passed away, make him or her part of the occasion by inserting a small photo in your bouquet, or lighting a tribute candle at the church ceremony.
•If you have ethnic roots, incorporate a marriage ritual from your culture into your ceremony or perform it during your reception. eg. “Jumpin the broom”
•Wear an heirloom. For example, you can use your grandmother’s veil, or wear a locket that belongs to your mother. This is an excellent way of creating a sense of continuity between generations, celebrating your own family even as you go on to begin your own.
•Prepare an audio-video presentation that will be played during the last dance of the bride with the father. This can be just a simple montage of childhood photos. A guaranteed tear-jerker !
•If you have kids, help them feel like they’re part of the new family by asking them to stand next to you as you say your vows.
•Add little elements that say something about your relationship as a couple. For example, if you’re giving away picture frames, insert a poem that you wrote or a copy of your wedding vows. If you met at a beach (and would rather not have a beach-themed wedding) incorporate shells into your table centerpiece.