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A Garden Party Celebration – Megan and Danny’s Vow

Posted on: August 9th, 2013 by fcasio No Comments

Republished – Original Post: OneFabDay Blog

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To round off the week, we have something more than a little bit special for you this morning: our first ever Vow Renewal. And it’s an amazing inspiration for those of you married readers (we know you’re there 🙂 who might be wishing for a special moment to celebrate your marriage. Since their elopement ten years ago, Megan and Danny have been through a lot together: a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, a cross country move for treatment, a clean bill of health, and the adoption of their daughter. They had always planned to renew their vows, so when the dust settled, they did just that. We’re excited to show you photos from Awake Your Soul Photography from their wonderful garden party vow renewal – it’s gorgeous!

wedding signage

Megan and Danny met when Megan’s staffing firm was hired to find employees for Danny’s company in Chicago…Megan was not overly successful at finding employees but she was excellent at flirting with Danny. Despite her poor professional showing, the flirting was enough to lock down the account, and months later, a husband. Sounds like a win-win!

wedding hair dressers

These custom shirts from Claridge and King are a great idea for the bridal party on the wedding day – they’re classy and also unbutton easily so you won’t mess up your hair and makeup. You can even have the pocket monogrammed, making a sweet pajama top for years to come.

bride getting her hair done

wedding stationery

jewel bridal clutch

gold strappy sandles by DSW

lace weddign dress hanging in tree

BHLDN lace dress with satin ribbon

pink flowers and lace wedding dress

When it came time to plan the vow renewal, Megan knew she wanted a rustic garden party vibe. She chose a pretty lace dress from BHLDN, and the rest of the details started falling into place. Megan’s dress is just exquisite and suits a vow renewal perfectly because it isn’t too dressy but still has a hint of bridal with the cream colour and the lace. It would also suit a bride who’s looking for a dress that’s a little less traditional.

wedding signage

Megan chose Brennan’s restaurant in Houston, Texas, as the venue for the vow renewal because it suited her garden party theme perfectly….Brennan’s outdoor space has a lot of greenery, exposed brick, and is overall very quaint – perfect for a garden party feel.

whimsical wedding stationery

Because Megan is a writer, the vintage books that adorned the dessert table were especially meaningful.

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peach roses and foliage bouquet

Megan worked with stylist Alyson Fulcher of Mimosas in the Morning, to put together the garden party. They were able to source bouquets from their local grocery store in Houston, Texas. Can you believe these blooms come from a grocery store? They’re stunning and we love the wild tendrils on the bride’s bouquet.

peach pink and cream bouquet

They even managed to squeeze in a few succulents into the flower arrangements – we love this trend!

flowers and vintage books

 peach and orange flowers

bride and bridesmaids in short dresses

Megan’s mini blusher veil was also from BHLDN, and it just suits the occasion perfectly. Her maids wore dresses in soft peach and gold which created a beautiful palette along side Megan and her cream lace dress.

pink white and orange bouquet

garden party wedding table

peach rose and vintage props

This is a sweet take on the vintage book trend we see frequently in table decor – prop open a book and tuck in a little poesy of flowers. It adds an interesting element and another way to showcase fabulous florals.

flower table centre pieces

chair decorations using colourful flowers

 flowers used for chair decor

gold cutlery with thyme and ribbon

The place settings were beyond simple, but just so lovely. Layered white plates, a textured linen napkin, and a sprig of rosemary tied with a piece of ribbon to the silverware. Such a lovely little detail!

raspberry wedding favours

 peach pink and c ream bouquet

Megan and Danny’s tables also included little goblets filled with fresh berries. These added to the garden party feel, but they also make a sweet snack for your guests!

garden party

wedding toast

garden party table setting

Here’s another fabulous way to set up your place settings – a folded napkin and a sprig of herbs. Simple but so sweet.

peach pink and white flowers

 vintage table centrepieces with flowers

peach pink and white flowers for table centre piece

Cream cake with silver floral detail

Cream cake with silver floral detail

desert table

peach wedding cake and cake topper

pink and white wedding cake

The cakes from Silver Cake Studio are just amazing, aren’t they? We love that Megan and Danny let them speak for themselves – the dessert table has a few decorations, but it’s not overcrowded. And of course, lace bunting to tie in perfectly with Megan’s dress!

bridesmaids bouquets

Garden Party Wedding

bride with birdecage veil

Danny’s outfit suits the garden party to a tee – a little green in his sweater and pink in his shirt, but not overly fancy.

baby flowergirl

We think this little girl quickly stole the show! Her little lace romper is beyond adorable.

bride with lace BHLDN dress and birdcage


vintage wedding decor

blackberry and raspberry wedding favours

bride and groom wedding signage

wedding signage

These frames are such a lovely touch for the signage on the day. You could DIY something similar using charity shop frames, spray painted gold.

bride and groom portrait

bride and groom garden party

groom with pink shirt

Megan has a little advice for those of you who might worry you can’t afford the wedding of your dreams at the moment. If you can’t afford nor do you want to do a big wedding day to start, you always have the option to go all out in years to come with a vow renewal ceremony.  So true. If you aren’t able to have the celebration of your dreams today, that doesn’t mean it can never happen. We love that Megan and Danny put together a day to celebrate all they’ve been through in their marriage and have the garden party celebration they’ve always wanted!

Thanks, Megan and Danny for sharing your beautiful love story and your gorgeous vow renewal with us. And thanks to Awake Your Soul Photography for sharing these stunning images.

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Bridal Shower by Kimberly Chau Photography

Posted on: August 8th, 2012 by fcasio 1 Comment

If you’re looking for a little wedding inspiration, Hope’s bridal shower has ideas bursting at the seems. Thank you to Kimberly Chau Photography for sharing such beautiful photos!

Originally published on Kimberly Chau Photography blog.

Photos by Kimberly Chau Photography

Photos by Kimberly Chau Photography

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Chocolate Mendiants | Burdick Chocolate
Venue | Brennan’s of Houston
Flowers | Bergner & Johnson
Menu & Invitations | Chelsea Petaja “Oh My Deer Handmades”

Giving Thanks

Posted on: November 21st, 2011 by fcasio 23 Comments

We’re getting into the holiday spirit and wanted to say thanks to all of you. Just to let you know how thankful we are, tell us what you’re most thankful for and automatically be entered to win a $100 Gift Certificate. Winner will be announced tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at Noon.

Thank you all for sharing with us what you are most thankful for and warming our hearts.  In a random drawing, Angela is the winner of the $100 Gift Certificate. Please email Fern Casio at info@brennanshouston.com with your mailing address.

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We wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Share Your Fondest Memories of Brennan’s

Posted on: May 19th, 2009 by fcasio 24 Comments

For over 40 years, Brennan’s of Houston has been dedicated to helping create memories. Now we are asking you, our guests, to share your fondest of fond stories with us. Dig in your memory banks and harvest some of the your nearest and dearest memories of Brennan’s. Did you have a part of your wedding celebration with us?  Or, is this where your annual birthday or anniversary festivities begin? 


We want to know how you feel about us.  Consider the lines of communication fully open!  Please share your story by posting a comment at the bottom of this blog. Comment as many times as you want.


We want you to know that we miss all of you very much.  We consider you part of our family and hope you feel the same way.  


Over the course of our construction we will be keeping you informed as much as possible, posting pictures & anything else that may be of interest.  We know that many of you see us every day on your commute home but cannot tell a thing from 35 mph on Smith Street! 


This blog will hopefully be the vehicle that gives you a front row seat to everything that we will be going through in the following months as we piece our beautiful structure back together and it takes on new grandeur.  Know that the restored Brennan’s will re-emerge, designed to better serve you.  We hope you will consider it a new and improved backdrop for your future memories.  We cannot wait to welcome you all with open doors this fall.