Lauren MacQueen, Lead Planner
Brittany & Sean had a lovely vision for their wedding, and they chose Oak Tree Manor in Spring to carry out their rustic boho-chic nuptials. The ceremony was to be set under the majestic 200-year-old oak tree that welcomes guests to the property. We kept an eye on the weather for a week, and it was certain—it was going to pour on their wedding day. Brittany’s optimism was contagious as she chose the weather report with the smallest chance of rain, or the forecast of rain later in the day when everyone would be safely partying inside the Grand Hall already, when we had to talk about the contingency. The day of the rehearsal was bright and sunny, which actually made it worse, as we knew this wouldn't be the case on their big day. But Brittany and Sean were just so excited to get married, they didn’t care whether it was inside or outside. And that they did.
It was a sunshine-filled morning, leading into an overcast afternoon and the decision had to be made. As Brittany was getting her hair and makeup done, nestled amongst her bridesmaids, I let her know we’d be moving the...more
Antoinette and Ethan were one of the most sweetest, most hospitable couples our Houston wedding planners have ever worked with. It all started when they asked us for event design help with their Houston wedding. Recent grads moving across country, long distance wedding planning can be tough, especially with a new career. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to help this amazing couple. Gratitude can not even begin to describe the demeanor of probably the nicest clients we've had to date. It was an absolute pleasure bringing their dream to life at the Julia Ideson Library this spring. The bride's hashtag says is all. What began as #EthanIsDreamy evolved into #TheRosenbergsAreDreamy ....and I couldn't have said it better myself. We just love these newlyweds!
Read what Antoinette and Ethan have to say about their Houston wedding planning experience with Pomp & Circumstance Events!more
Have you ever wished that there were a bell you could ring and a glass of bubbly would magically appear served by a pristine white gloved arm? Well, so did we!
There was no better chance to make a dream come true than the “Avant Garden” fete we were lucky to plan in honor of The Knot’s new website re-launch at Station 3. We enlisted the help of the creative team Johanna Terry Events to piece together our collection of parts to the “ring a bell and the Champagne magically comes out of a gorgeous fresh greenery wall” happen. And the impeccable service of Melange Events gracefully delivered the Champagne precisely as the bell was rung. Of course, the perfectly penned modern calligraphy instructions were of utmost importance, thanks to Kristara. A dream + a dream team = one of the most talked about event presentations of the year. Makes me want to do this for...more
The best stories have a happy ending. For Jenny and Mike, we're going to start with the beginning of their happily ever after. At the end of the night, we saw the happiest newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Michael DeCleene off to their suite at the JW Marriott in downtown Houston, Tx. It was an event of a lifetime for us all - bride, groom, guests, wedding planners and event professionals alike. There's a story here, a really great story, that left us all feeling a bit like a rockstars. Congratulations, Jenny and Mike! We wish you a lifetime of happiness in the years to come! The last 36 hours were crazy amazing, but the adventures have just begun! #TeamDeCleene #PompCircumstancemore
Today is my husband Jamie and my 7th Wedding Anniversary, and I thought I’d kick off our fun new Real Weddings blog series by sharing my own wedding. Everyone is always so curious about the wedding of a wedding planner, and for good reason! You want to know what the pro would do (and not do!) Well, this pro took her wedding to Vegas!more
LAUREN MACQUEEN, lead planner
We often joke that Events are much like a Circus, but it’s a very rare occasion that our Event actually IS a Circus...
Such was the case when we planned the VIP Blue Carpet Houston Premier for Cirque du Soleil’s “Amaluna.” The spectacular show invites audience members to a mysterious island ruled by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. With Houston’s media and social elite previewing the first night of the performance, we set out to create an atmosphere of wonderment and delight from the moment they came onto the grounds.
Enter our team of extraordinary professionals: DJU Productions, URBNPhoto, and a menagerie of players, with ringleader Dan O’Brien of J&D Entertainment. Together, we brought smiles to every face we encountered!more
Wedding proposals are a life changing moment. Since wedding proposals only happen once, you want this moment to be memorable and absolutely perfect. Ladies and Gentleman, Valentines Day is right around the corner! Did you know that a 10% of proposals happen on February 14th. This percentage makes Valentines day the most romantic day of the year.
For those who are thinking about getting down on one knee, here is a proposal that could make this year’s February 14th extra special.
Mr. Groom contacted Ryan Salinas with URBNphoto with a Proposal scheme to knock his unsuspecting Hopeful Bride's heels off. Groom wanted to “happen upon” a photo booth on their way to a special dinner later that week, but what Hopeful Bride would see was NOT the photo they just took…...more
Being a creative is a wonderful thing! You have a wealth of ideas, you are influential, and motivated, and now you are engaged! You are now beginning the steps needs to take to plan your big day. Wow, sometimes planning and staying organized may not be your best quality as a creative! But, that is okay! Being a creative means you are flexible and can adapt to many situations. With these basic guidelines, planning your picture perfect wedding will not seem as stressful as one may think.more