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Sydney Bridges & Dr. Ryan Richards

June 25, 2016 | Ceremony & Reception: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Sydney, in a Galia Lahav haute couture collection ivory lace gown, and Ryan share a newlywed kiss

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The bride with her bridesmaids, who included her sister-in-law and the groom’s sister.

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The bouqets included cafe au lait dalias, garden roses, ranunculus, greenery and seeded eucalyptus.

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Lee Capetillo Jr. of A Memorable Event created dramatic centerpieces to serve as the focal point of the reception.

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The five-tier cake from Edible Designs by Jessie featured a mix of painted florals artfully interspersed with fresh flowers that complemented the centerpieces.

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Sydney Bridges and Ryan Richards met while studying at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Both active in Greek societies, they were also going into the medical field. Sydney has a masters in nursing from Vanderbilt University and works as a certified pulmonary transplant nurse practitioner, and Ryan is a board-certified anesthesiologist for the North Houston Anesthesia Group.

Sydney’s goal was to have a traditionally elegant, black-tie affair with all the trappings of an outdoor wedding, including
whimsy and tons of color. The bride and groom
also treated everyone to a Texas tradition: late-night Whataburger!

“Having our reception during the Pride Festival and Parade definitely provided some road blocks,” Sydney recalls. “Amazingly, with a lot of hard work and dedication by The Hobby Center staff and our other vendors, it went way more smoothly than we could have imagined!”

After such a magical ceremony and reception, the newlyweds traveled to Mo’orea and Bora Bora off the coast of French Polynesia for an intimate seaside getaway.

Wedding Planner
Mallory Ferreira of Two Be Wed
Bridal Gown Galia Lahav
Bride’s Hair & Makeup Hair: Alma and Jennifer Step, Bella Rinova; makeup: Kristin Daniell Makeup Artistry
Rings Rahul Sacheti concierge jeweler at PRAVA Collections
Florals & Decor Lee Capetillo Jr., A Memorable Event
Invitations Berings
Paper Goods Papellerie
Illustration & Calligraphy Post Studio Houston
Catering Cordua Catering
Linens EB Inc.
Lighting Bright Star Productions
Videographer Robert Oberg Wedding Films