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Breaking news: Local TV news star's dream wedding shuts down newsrooms as anchors party hard

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Wonderful Weddings, Courtney Zubowski, March 2013, bride, groom, in chairs
Dr. Eric Haas and Courtney Zubowski celebrating their marriage at the Corinthian. Photo courtesy of Tomas Ramos Photographers
Wonderful Weddings, Courtney Zubowski, March 2013, groomsmen, bridesmaids
The traditional Jewish wedding was witnessed by more than 300 family and friends. Photo courtesy of Tomas Ramos Photographers
Wonderful Weddings, Courtney Zubowski, March 2013, bride, groom, in chairs
The bride and groom, she a stunner in her gown by Lazaro. Photo courtesy of Tomas Ramos Photographers
Wonderful Weddings, Courtney Zubowski, March 2013, The Corinthian, lavendar lighting, venue
The Corinithan was awash in lavender lighting for the seated dinner. Photo courtesy of Tomas Ramos Photographers
Wonderful Weddings, Courtney Zubowski, March 2013, first dance
The first dance is a romantic moment. Photo courtesy of Tomas Ramos Photographers
Wonderful Weddings, Courtney Zubowski, March 2013, Frank Billingsley
Frank Billingsley, the meteorologist, extends best wishes to the bride. Photo courtesy of Tomas Ramos Photographers
Wonderful Weddings, Courtney Zubowski, March 2013, entire group
The wedding party assembled around the pool at Hotel ZaZa where much of the celebration took place. Photo courtesy of Tomas Ramos Photographers
Wonderful Weddings, Courtney Zubowski, March 2013, bride, groom, in chairs
Wonderful Weddings, Courtney Zubowski, March 2013, groomsmen, bridesmaids
Wonderful Weddings, Courtney Zubowski, March 2013, bride, groom, in chairs
Wonderful Weddings, Courtney Zubowski, March 2013, The Corinthian, lavendar lighting, venue
Wonderful Weddings, Courtney Zubowski, March 2013, first dance
Wonderful Weddings, Courtney Zubowski, March 2013, Frank Billingsley
Wonderful Weddings, Courtney Zubowski, March 2013, entire group

With Channel 11 KHOU meteorologist Chita Johnson conjuring a beautiful evening in tandem with meteorologists Frank Billingsley of KPRC and Casey Curry of KTRK, you couldn't expect less than climate perfection for the wedding of Channel 11 news ace Courtney Zubowski and Dr. Eric Haas.

In fact, according to friends and family, it was perfection on every level when the two were wed at The Corinthian before more than 300 guests. The bride was a stunner in her gown by Lazaro gown that she chose from her childhood friend Ronit Levy's Ivory Bridal.

 "Good thing there wasn't major breaking news Saturday night, because it seems like every television reporter in town was attending the wedding." 

The mother of the bride, Randi Zubowski, was credited with the glowing evening that featured floral designs by David Brown (think shades lilac and thousands of crystals), seated dinner by Jackson and Co. and dancing to the sounds of Scott Gertner. Late into the night, the catering team served silver dollar pancakes to fuel the guests' trip home.

Guests came from 34 cities in 13 states to celebrate with an entire weekend of festivities. The partying began with a Friday night rehearsal dinner for 160 at Hotel Zaza and concluded with a post-wedding brunch on Sunday at ZaZa. The bride and groom then headed off to a honeymoon on St. Lucia in the Caribbean.

Among the news types joining in were bridesmaid Miya Shay of Channel 13 and house party member Katie McCall of Channel 13. The Channel 11 team included Lily Jang, Katherine Whaley, Len Cannon, Jeremy Desel, Rucks Russell and Jeremy Rogalski. Add to the guest list KHOU GM Susan McEldoon and husband Nick Smeloff and news director Philip Bruce with wife Laurel Kane.

As Shay emailed on Monday, "Good thing there wasn't major breaking news Saturday night, because it seems like every television reporter in town was attending the wedding." 

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