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PaperCity Houston September 2022

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The Chicest Wedding at Home Meredith Fielding Flores + Mason Alexander Barker As told to Catherine D. Anspon. Event Designer Todd Events. Photography John Cain. T he Meeting: The road to the altar ran through Baton Rouge, where Meredith and Mason attended LSU. Proposal: March 11, 2021, sunset on the beach of the Lyford Cay Club Wedding Date: March 5, 2022 Event Designer: Todd Events Invitation: Bell'Invito Setting: Two hundred and fifty guests attended the al fresco ceremony in the formal gardens and sunken pool loggia of the bride's parents' home in Houston — Cherie and Jim Flores' neoclassical English Regency- style house designed by architect John F. Staub for Texas oilman Hugh Roy Cullen in 1933 — a Slim Aarons scene. Hundreds of roses suspended by ribbons from crape myrtle trees graced the path to the altar, designed by Alexandra Stergiou of Todd Events, lending enchantment. Bridal Gown: Meredith flew to New York (eight trips!) to design the dress with Naeem Kahn and his son Zaheen. The hand-beaded gown, with a tree-of-life symbol embroidered into the dress, took 200 hours to create. Fady Armanious of Tootsies was involved with every trip, sourcing accessories and design concepts. The bride also wore a Naeem Khan white beaded jumpsuit for the after-party. "It would have been wrong to change out of the bridal masterpiece into any other fashion house's creation," she says. The Groom: Harper + Jones custom tux with Tom Ford bow tie, paired with his father's gold-and-onyx cuff links, and a reception change into a midnight-navy Tom Ford tux. Wedding Rings: Her band designed by Pia Tolomei, owner of Bella Madre, Houston. Slim Aarons Style (Continued)

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