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Meagan Duffy & Brett Burgin

June 6, 2016 | Ceremony & Reception: The Astorian
 

Just before their first dance, Meagan and Brett were taken up to the rooftop of The Astorian for photos alone together. They danced without music in front of the Houston skyline for a few special moments before joining their guests downstairs for the reception.

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Brackish bow ties, which are handcrafted with feathers, were given as groomsmen’s gifts.

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Tall ghost chairs, Chiavari chairs and pops of color in the centerpieces balanced The Astorian’s elegant yet industrial feel to create a polished, classic event.

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HH Design House made the invitation suites to match the style and theme of the wedding in elegant gray, white and gold.

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A Fare Extraordinaire provided exceptional catering for the reception, including crabcakes and individual shot glasses of milk served with vanilla bean creme brulees.

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THE COUPLE
Meagan Duffy and Brett Burgin met through a mutual old friend the same week they met online. A year and a half later, when at her parents’ beach house for New Year’s Eve, Brett asked Meagan’s father’s permission to propose at a fireworks stand. When Meagan’s father said yes, they went back to the house and gave one of the biggest fireworks shows the neighborhood had ever seen. After the grand finale, Brett sneaked up behind Meagan and asked for her hand in marriage.

THE DETAILS
Brett and Meagan chose The Astorian, with its stunning art deco style, for their wedding ceremony and reception, and added personal touches to make the day unique. Meagan’s brother performed the ceremony and Brett wore a Brackish bow tie given to him by his bride’s mother as a Christmas gift. The groomsmen and Meagan’s father also wore Brackish bow ties to match.

WHAT WE LEARNED
Meagan fell more in love with Brett through the planning process as they created her dream wedding together—no detail was spared, as they grew to understand that this teamwork would carry into their marriage through good times and bad.

THE HONEYMOON
Meagan and Brett honeymooned in Thailand for 16 days, traveling through Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui and Krabi.

WEDDING RESOURCES 
Wedding Planner
Hedi Shankleton, Harper Events
Bridal Gown Galia Lahav, Ivory Bridal Atelier
Bride’s Shoes Jimmy Choo
Bride’s Hair & Makeup Hair: Kristoffer Metcalf; makeup: Thalio Beckham
Groom’s Suit Vera Wang, Jos A. Bank
Bow Ties Brackish Bowties
Florals & Decor Events in Bloom
Invitations HH Design House
Catering A Fare Extraordinaire
Lighting Bright Star Productions
Entertainment Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters
Getaway Car Monarch British Limos