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Kathryn Blum & Lanham Bass

May 21, 2016 | Ceremony: Holy Rosary Catholic Church | Reception: Hotel ZaZa

The bride wore a Rivini by Rita Vinieris gown and carried a bouquet of blush garden roses and peonies, white freesias, Versilia roses, lavendar stock, tulips, mini green hydrangeas and light-blue delphiniums.

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Kathryn Bloom’s engagement ring and wedding band set in the groom’s ring

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Lanham Bass and his groomsmen wore classic tuxedos from Men’s Wearhouse.

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With the help of Savanna Gray of En Vogue Events, the Phantom Ballroom at Hotel ZaZa exuded elegance for the reception. The tables featured groupings of lavender, blue, green and blush flowers. The large banquettes added warmth to the venue and served as focal points.

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Kathryn Blum and Lanham Bass met on a friend’s ranch at a New Year’s Eve party while both were studying in college at University of Georgia and Trinity University in San Antonio, respectively. Some of Lanham’s friends from college were people Kathryn grew up with, and after spending the whole night talking, they were inseparable.

Using their love for the city as the main source of inspiration, Kathryn and Lanham set out to have “a really good party,” with plenty of grab-and-go food options, including a fajita bar, sliders, chocolate chip cookies and tasty appetizers at the Phantom Ballroom in Hotel Zaza.

“Enjoy the engagement period and don’t sweat the small stuff, like the vendors,” Kathryn says. “When I walked into the reception, all I saw [were] the faces of friends and family, not the candles or the color of the tablecloth.”

The active couple wanted to jet off somewhere different within a few hours of Houston, and Nicaragua fit the bill. They spent one week in Jicaro on a tiny island in the middle of Nicaragua, and another week in Mukul.

Wedding Planner
Savanna Gray, En Vogue Events
Bridal Gown Rivini by Rita Vinieris, Mia Bridal Couture
Bride’s Hair & Makeup Hair: Blush and Company; makeup: Cori Aston
Groom’s Tuxedo Men’s Wearhouse
Florals Blooming Gallery
Invitations Invitation Solutions
Catering Hotel ZaZa
Cake Susie’s Cakes
Linens House of Hough
Entertainment Drywater Band