Brian proposed to Elina 2 ½ years after meeting online. They were having a romantic dinner in Breckenridge, Colorado while on a ski trip. It was the best dessert Elina ever ordered as Brian appeared from the kitchen with the ring in hand. Little did Elina know the entire proposal was being captured on video by the waiter! After getting over the shock and excitement of the moment, she said YES! They chose Chateau Polonez for their wedding venue. From a wedding photographer’s standpoint, it is one of the most dramatic and spectacular settings in the Houston area. It is very picturesque from the moment you enter the gate. It’s beauty speaks for itself and they felt the charm of the property from the first time they visited. “The grounds at Chateau Polonez are landscaped beautifully, and you don’t even feel like you’re in Houston! We loved the large windows inside. They brought a special outdoor feeling to an indoor ceremony. The service was impeccable and we couldn’t have asked for a better venue!”
Number of guests: 160
Gown: Brickhouse Bridal
Cake: Cakes by Gina
Flowers: The Bloom Room
As Brian and Elina saw each other for the first time on their wedding day, they felt giddy and excited! “We both couldn’t stop smiling and it was perfect!” During the ceremony, the Rabbi’s words carried such meaning and really resonated with the both of them. “They allowed us to really be in the moment.” The newlyweds were so glad that everyone was having a great time at the reception. “The band provided awesome entertainment and really got everyone on the dance floor. We were on the dance floor for the last hour of our wedding, and have some amazing memories because of it.”This summer, they plan to honeymoon in Playa Mujeres, Mexico. Future brides and grooms, here are some tips from the wise newlyweds: Enjoy every moment of your wedding day-it goes by way too fast! Don’t sweat the small stuff—remind yourself why you’re getting married in the first place and focus on that! Oh, and be careful with your tuxedo shoes, they may cause you to slip and fall.