Elizabeth Suffield and Adam Wilhite of Houston Tie The Knot With Elegance
By Casey Richter Photograpghy By Chris Bailey
Elizabeth Suffield and Adam Wilhite, both of Houston, left no detail untouched with their nuptials, from the flowers to the food to the attire. The bride is the daughter of Laura and Thomas Matta Suffield and the groom is the son of Denise Bristow Wilhite and Randall Benton Wilhite. The bride and groom are graduates of The University of Texas at Austin.
Their black tie ceremony was held at the Second Baptist Church in Houston. The church holds a special place in the heart of both the bride and groom, as they both grew up attending there and the bride’s parents and groom’s sister were also married there. The bride remarked on her unforgettable ceremony, “We have so much personal history in that sanctuary, that is was fitting to start our new lives together in that special, holy place.” She goes on to say, “Our vows were solemn, special, and sincere, with our good friends reading from Colossians 3.” The bride wore her mother’s dress and veil and carried her grandmother’s bible down the aisle.
The bride had 21 attendants and the groom 20, all of whom added love and support to the evening and the buffet supper and reception immediately followed the ceremony at the Houston Country Club. Champagne and blush tones set the mood for this 500 person wedding, with an accent on candles and sparkles. The couple wanted all of their loved ones to be involved in their wedding, and they were thrilled to host the attendees.
Champagne and St. Germain was the bride’s signature drink, and scotch with a single ice cube was the groom’s, which added a personal touch to the reception. The buffet featured an array of foods, from a carving station to a baked potato bar, along with trays of grilled vegetables and salad and a gaming table full of quail, venison, and pheasant. Nadine Moon of Who Made The Cake created a nine-tiered buttercream, vanilla and raspberry cake that truly captured the details of the wedding… with delicate branches and leaves, two love birds and a vintage Beauty and The Beast cake topper portrayed the image of love for this wedding.
The wedding weekend activities were planned by Allison Butcher with Keely Thorne Events. The floral and décor for the ceremony and wedding were planned by Susie Miller, Houston Country Club’s floral designer. The stunning creations included pale pinks, taupes and white to make the enormous centerpieces and floral arrangements. One rose, called “the slipper” matched the bridesmaids dress color. Sarah at Atelier du Papier handled all of the paper goods, from the bachelorette party to the wedding signs, and the bride couldn’t have been happier with them.
One rose, called “the slipper” matched the bridesmaids dress color. Sarah at Atelier du Papier handled all of the paper goods, from the bachelorette party to the wedding signs, and the bride couldn’t have been happier with them.
Earlier in the weekend’s festivities, the rehearsal dinner, at Brennan’s of Houston, featured a Southern Creole cuisine theme. The centerpieces were of white wild roses and antlers found on Dorothy’s family’s Texas ranch outside of Austin, created by Events in Bloom, and the menu featured Creole culinary treats like alligator pie and oyster BLTs. The one hundred guests loved this celebration and entertained the party with loving and humorous toasts to the couple.
At the wedding reception, Trey and the Tri-Tones from Fort Worth entertained the party with their live music and their costume change from white jackets to sequin jackets for the last set. Dorothy wanted a Downtown Abbey meets Great Gatsby feel. The bride’s sister even surprised her with an English Tiara for her, her sister, and the groom’s mother.
At midnight the guests were surprised with a late night snack of candied bacon, donut holes and Houston Country Club’s signature brandy freezes.
The bride is involved with many civic and social endeavors and the groom is a corporate attorney with Winston and Strawn, LLP. They honeymooned in Turks and Caicos following their wedding and reside in Houston.