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Emily Allison Levy & Dr. Joseph “Joey” Arie Spinner

January 1, 2012 | Regency Ballroom, Omni Houston

Dr. and Mrs. Emily and Joey Spinner enter the Omni’s Regency Ballroom as husband and wife for the first time­­. Christine Tran from Lot 8 Hair styled the bride’s flowing waves and Sari Motley did her fresh-faced makeup.

The bride’s bouquet, tied with lace from her mother’s and grandmother’s wedding gowns, included hydrangea, gardenias, dendrobium orchids and roses, arranged by Stems Custom Floral.

Bite-size salmon mousse cones crafted by the Omni.

The Pictures Band, of Austin, played a traditional horah for 400 guests.

Rings by Dubin’s Fine Jewelry.

Five-tier white almond, buttercream-frosted cake by Marlene Romero.

The Couple
After meeting in middle school, Emily and Joey met again at Baylor College of Medicine, where she was in the physician assistant program and he in the second year of medical school. Emily turned bright red­—and so started the path to the white dress!

The Details
During the New Year’s Day ceremony, Emily wore an Anna Maier Ulla-Maija gown and a gold band that had been in every family wedding since 1937. The couple stood under a chuppah, topped by the groom’s grandfather’s prayer shawl.

The Party
Guests danced the night away in white flip-flops bearing the couple’s new monogram, before showering the newlyweds in rose petals at the end of a magical night.