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Romantic Sustainable Wedding At The Astorian

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Venue: The Astorian | Photo: Chris Zamora Photography

Talk about a meet cute: When Ashley and Andrew both showed up a Halloween party dressed as Tom Cruise (Ashley as T.C. from “Risky Business,” Andrew as T.C. from “Top Gun”), it was only natural that they’d find each other and hit it off. That was in 2016. Two years later, the self-proclaimed goofballs–both of whom say that a sense of humor and ability to make one another laugh is what they love most about each other–tied the knot at The Astorian, in the presence of 200 loved ones. “We were raised to try and waste nothing, repurpose much, include those who are challenged, and when spending time or money, make decisions with love and prayer that support those efforts,” the couple tells us. And by taking special measures with their wedding planning, such as delivering their repurposed bouquets to senior assisted living communities in the Medical Center area of Houston, and choosing guest favors from Sweet Heat Jam Co., which sells products handmade by mentally and physically challenged individuals in Katy, the couple was able to achieve that, “and so much more, on the BEST DAY EVER!” Ashley says. We invite you to take a moment and enjoy this thoughtful and elegant wedding (including a GORGEOUS cake from local legend Cakes By Gina) as we wish Ashley and Andrew a lifetime of love! Click here to read the rest of this post »

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Adam Nyholt $1,800 Engagement Shoot Giveaway

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Photo: Adam Nyholt, Photographer

Scoring an Adam Nyholt engagement shoot is like scoring a chance to capture all the romance, exhilaration and tenderness of your bond with your one true love, for eternity. Scratch that. It’s not like scoring that chance…it IS scoring that chance. As one of Houston’s most in-demand wedding photographers, Nyholt’s schedule is often booked solid. But he’s making room for one lucky winner who purchases their tickets to the legendary Jan. 29 I Do! Wedding Soiree at the Corinthian Houston by this 11:59 p.m. this Sunday!

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Photo: Adam Nyholt, Photographer

Simply reserve your spot at Houston’s one-of-a-kind luxury wedding showcase and all-VIP cocktail bash by Sunday, and follow @adamnyholt and @weddingsinhouston on Insta, and you’ll be automatically entered to win a 90-minute on-location engagement photography session with multi-award-winning photographer Adam Nyholt, valued at $1,800!! Our advice:

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Photo: Adam Nyholt, Photographer

Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of this rare (and we can’t stress that part enough…Nyholt never does giveaways, but he’s doing one with us!!) opportunity to be photographed by one of the very best in the business. We’ll notify our lucky to-be-wed on Monday, Jan. 21, and announce our winner on Facebook and Instagram, so keep an eye out! Our winner, and all of our I Do! Wedding Soiree attendees, will have a chance to meet Adam Nyholt in person at the Soiree, where he’ll be showcasing his talents along with more than 30 of Houston’s best wedding vendors and experts. So…what are ya waiting for?? Get in it to win it, and we’ll see YOU at I Do!

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Beautiful Bridal Portraits At Heather’s Glen

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Venue: Heather’s Glen | Photo: Oryan Photo & Video

Claire and Jesse’s wedding at Heather’s Glen is a perfect example of finding the right venue for your wedding, and then taking full advantage of it with your wedding photos. The couple, who chose idyllic Conroe venue Heather’s Glen for its “natural light and beautiful gardens,” didn’t want a ton of frills for their intimate wedding. But they did want to make the most of the wedding venue’s charming gazebo, white iron benches, lush lawns, blooming flowers, elegant bridal cottage and lovely country chapel…especially for bridal portraits! Click here to read the rest of this post »

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Instagram Giveaway: Win I Do! Soiree Tickets!!

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Instagram Giveaway at @fatimaqil

She’s one of Houston’s best-loved fashion bloggers, she’s one of our absolute Insta faves…and…SO EXCITING…she just got engaged over the holidays to the boy she first met when she was 2 and he was 7 (they danced at a wedding)!! She’s Fatima Aqil, and we are totally thrilled to be teaming up with her this week for an awesome I Do! Soiree ticket giveaway. Head over to @fatimaqil TODAY, feast your eyes on our girl Fatima in some of the season’s coziest winter wear and accessories (she’s also got must-have beauty picks galore), and enter to WIN a pair of tickets to the Jan. 29 I Do! Wedding Soiree at the Corinthian Houston. Click here to read the rest of this post »

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10 Tips For Houston Outdoor Weddings

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Venue: Magnolia Meadows

Outdoor Houston weddings can be a risky proposition, for all kinds of reasons. But with the right venue, and options for both outdoor “I do’s” and climate-controlled festivities, you can enjoy nature’s backdrop, with a reassuring backup. You can start by asking these questions: Click here to read the rest of this post »

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