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In the Aftermath of the Unthinkable

2008 Hurricane Ike Brides Share Their Stories

4 Tips for Planning Your Perfect Honeymoon

Before your “bon voyage,” follow this advice for fantasizing, booking and setting off for the trip of a lifetime.

Building a Bride Tribe

Stand With me, plan with me... be my Bridesmaid!

The Royal Treatment

These stately Houston properties are tailor-made for elaborate weddings where leisure reigns supreme.

Sweet Wedding Settings

These clubs, estates, gardens and waterfront oases offer elegant wedding space and photo ops galor.

7 Unique Houston Hotels

A seaside retreat, an art-lover’s enclave, a downtown dazzler...and more: these haute Houston hotels offer something for every dream-wedding theme!

Register for Real Life

Avoid “random registry” regrets, and get the best for your newlywed nest—we’ll show you how!

Party Perfect!

TV personality, fashion designer and lifestyle expert Lauren Conrad offers her finest etiquette tips for planning pre-wedding celebrations with grace and style.

A Grand Entrance: 5 Houston Venues

Whatever your wedding fantasy, you’ll find a venue to accommodate the dramatic impact you seek—starting with these 5 fabulous Houston sites.

4 Tips to Get Your Party Started

These entertainers are some of the very best in the business, and they’ve got the tools, talent, technology and 4 tips to ensure your celebration is one guests won’t ever forget.

Love on Film

Nothing tells your wedding story, in all its motion, color, music, unexpected moments and magic, like a film of your once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

Bridal Style Spreads Its Wings

Lace, shimmer, color, trains, sleeves, capes, shrugs, illusion fabric, keyhole backs—this season’s selections truly offer more variety than ever to brides on their quest for the perfect dress.

Mexico Is For Lovers

Three of Mexico’s in-demand destinations let you choose your wedding experience, and let your guests revel in relaxation, fun…and plenty of sun.

Design of the Times

The design experts you bring on to create the story of your love will guide you through the process of translating emotion into...environment, starting here.

Bridesmaids for Life

Make sure your bridesmaid knows just how important she is, on this precious day, and always. Follow our heartfelt advice, and you’ll make sure she does!

The Night is Young

The late-night “after-party”—a time when the evening winds down, and the energy kicks up—is the perfect time to relax and let your hair down (perhaps literally), with close friends and family.

5 Tips for a Unique Hotel Wedding

There’s a reason—lots of reasons—hotel weddings are so popular in Houston. Here are 5 tips to make their hotel truly YOURS... if only for a night!

Sunday is for Celebrating

It may be the traditional day of rest, but when it comes to weddings, Sunday is shaping up to be a fun day, indeed.

A Room with a View

Sprawling, spacious, and, after a few seasons of abundant rain, very green, the Houston area has much to offer the wedding couple seeking a special venue, where indoor elegance and outdoor beauty go hand in hand.

The Unbiased Lens

Separate the myths from the truths of same-sex wedding photography.

Destination Wailea

Surrounded by 40 acres of lush tropical landscape, and featuring manicured gardens, dazzling pools, a $30-million art collection, and a shopping promenade filled with designer boutiques, The Grand Wailea is a true destination resort—one that you and your wedding guests may never want to leave.

Registry Rules

Turn to these insider tips to assemble a registry that meets your needs today, and sees you through a lifetime together as a married couple.

Music to Their Ears

Houston’s top wedding entertainers are here to offer their expert advice on how to set a tone, touch an emotional chord…and raise the roof when the time is right.

Make It Click

Choosing the right photographer, kind of like finding the love of your life, takes time: You want someone who is reliable and trustworthy, has a good sense of humor and a positive attitude, and who truly gets you. Here's how.

Must-Have Wedding Shot List

Use this essential shot list to ensure a collection of wedding photos that capture not just the look of your wedding, but the feel of the most personal occasion of your life.

Lights, Camera...Love!

You take your seat in the hushed movie theater. The lights go down and you feel the pulse of anticipation that comes before the opening credits flash onto the screen. You reach for your sweetheart’s hand, and wait for the magic to begin. 

Delight, Excite, INVITE!

Here’s how to create a wedding invitation that expresses who you are as a couple, while providing essential wedding information to your guests, graciously, and with style.

Farm to Fête

Using impeccably sourced, seasonal ingredients in her reception menus and celebratory cocktails, chef Marcey Brownstein is on everyone’s radar in New York’s super-hot wedding scene.

The Unexpected Menu

Dig in as we serve up a feast of fabulously unique food options and ideas, courtesy of leading Houston catering experts.

Avoid These 7 Wedding Planning Pitfalls

Avert the most common of these getting-hitched glitches with practical tips from Houston’s most experienced wedding planning professionals.