The highway to the altar ran by Baton Rouge for Houston couple Meredith Flores and Mason Barker. They met whereas going to LSU.
It occurred March 11, 2021 at sundown on the seashore of the lavish Lyford Cay Membership within the Bahamas.
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Meredith Flores and Mason Barker’s wedding was a dreamy out of doors setting.(Picture by John Cain Pictures)
The Wedding Setting
2 hundred and fifty visitors attended an outside ceremony within the formal gardens and sunken pool loggia of the bride’s mother and father dwelling in Houston. Cherie and Jim Flores’ neoclassical English Regency-style home was designed by famed architect John F. Staub for Texas oilman Hugh Roy Cullen in 1933.
And it made for a past dreamy wedding setting. A whole lot of roses suspended by ribbons from crape myrtle bushes graced the trail to the altar, a scene designed by Alexandra Stergion of Todd Occasions, that introduced an actual sense of enchantment to the ceremony.
The Bridal Robe
Meredith flew to New York — making eight journeys — to design the costume with Naeem Khan and his son Zaheen. The hand-beaded grown, with a tree-of-life image embroidered into the costume, took 200 hours to create.
Fady Armanious of Tootsies was concerned with each journey, sourcing equipment and design ideas. The bride additionally wore a Naeem Khan white beaded jumpsuit for the after-party.
“It will’ve been incorrect to vary out of the bridal masterpiece into every other style home’s creation,” Meredith says.
Mason Barker wore a Harper + Jones customized tuxedo with a Tom Ford bow tie, paired along with his father’s gold-and-onyx cuff hyperlinks, and became a midnight navy Tom Ford tux for the reception.
Meredith’s band was designed by Pia Tolomei, proprietor of Bella Madre, the Houston jeweler. The groom’s band got here from Tiffany & Co.
Mom of the bride Cherie Flores, the bride Meredith Flores and her sisters Alanna Flores and Olivia Flores (Picture by John Cain Pictures)
There have been 17 bridesmaids who wore Marchesa and 4 maids of honor, together with the bride’s sisters Alanna Flores and Olivia Flores, who wore Markarian robes.
The groomsmen wore dinner jackets from Culwell & Son in Dallas.
Floral preparations designed by Todd Occasions (Picture by John Cain Pictures)
Todd Occasions created bridal bouquets and floral installations by the Flores dwelling and on the Corinthian.
Metropolis Kitchen in Houston dealt with the catering for the wedding. The wedding wine was a 1996 Chateau Haut-Brion that the daddy of the bride had been saving because the 12 months Meredith was born.
Meredith Flores and her father Jim Flores (Picture by John Cain Pictures)
Wedding Excessive Notes
A handbell group ranked within the rose backyard to sign the ceremony. The bride walked down the aisle to the Beatles’ “Right here Comes the Solar” performed by a string quartet with French horns from Élan Artists. When Meredith and Mason kissed as man and spouse, musicians performed Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” with a sax participant including some magic.
On the reception, household associates Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn carried out 5 songs together with “Neon Moon” and “My Maria.” The reception band was Rhythm Collective. DJ Savy Fontana, who alternates between St Barts and Aspen, provided tunes for the after occasion.
The festivities expanded to 450 on the Corinthian, the neoclassical treasure in downtown Houston with the after-party going down within the historic former financial institution vault.
Meredith danced together with her father to “Cannot At all times Get What You Need” by The Rolling Stones, a joke between them. Mason danced along with his mom to “What a Great World” by Louis Armstrong, an ode to Louisiana jazz, which he was raised on.
Meredith Flores and Mason Barker loved a magical evening. (Picture by John Cain Pictures)
The Fortunately Ever After
The brand new Mr. and Mrs. Barker took a mini-moon to St. Barts, staying at Eden Roe. This summer season, they will honeymoon in Italy — with plans to go to Milan, Lake Como, Tuscany, Florence and the coast for Amalfi, Positano and Capri.