An Iconic Restaurant Wedding at Brennan's of Houston

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Photo: Taylor Lord Photography

For Nathaniel and Lindsey, deciding where to host their elegant Sunday brunch wedding was a no-brainer: Brennan's of Houston. The couple chose the venue to continue Lindsey's family tradition of celebrating milestones there. "Plus, we love the restaurant's to-die-for signature dessert, Bananas Foster," says Lindsey.

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Lindsey wore a Marchesa gown from Nordstrom's bridal boutique. She wore fresh flowers in her hair and carried a bouquet of soft pink roses and hydrangeas. Although the bride opted against having bridesmaids, the couple acknowledged each of their sisters with corsages of pink and peach blooms.

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"We'd planned to exchange vows in the ivy-covered courtyard but had to move inside because of rain," Lindsey says. "But I hear that rain is good luck at a wedding!"

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The reception was held in the restaurant's private room. "Instead of the typical dinner and dancing, we wanted the reception to feel like an intimate garden party with bursts of bright flowers," says Lindsey. To create that effect, a single long table was topped with white linens and vibrant centerpieces of hydrangeas, tulips, and lilies arranged in square glass vessels. At each place setting, guests found Brennan's cookbooks and bags of pralines.

Each guest receieved a menu that listed the afternoon's offerings: turtle soup, jumbo lump crab cakes, beef tenderloin, Texas wild remoulade, and pecan-crusted Gulf fish. Desert included a wedding cake by Tiara Cakes, a variety of treats, Creole cream cheese cheesecake, pecan pie, and, of course, Bananas Foster.

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Photos: Taylor Lord Photography

During the meal, friends and family toasted the couple. One particularly funny moment occurred when Lindsey and Nathaniel donned the restaurant's signature paper hats. "You could tell just by looking around the room that everyone was happy to be celebrating with us and truly enjoying each other," Lindsey says. "It was exactly what we wanted."

Photographer: Taylor Lord Photography || Ceremony and Reception Site: Brennan's of Houston || Bride's Gown: Marchesa from Nordstrom's || Invitations: Bering's || Wedding Cake: Tiara Cakes

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