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2012 Bridal Runway: Bella Bridesmaid

We’ll be the first to admit, we’re on a bit of a b’maids kick this week—first with our bevy of vintage-inspired bridesmaid finds, and now with this lovely, frock-filled video clip of Bella Bridesmaid rocking the I Do! Bridal Soiree runway. And why shouldn’t we be? Our bridesmaids are our confidantes, accomplices, trusted advisors, shoulders to cry on and BFFs, but for REAL. Let’s all make sure they look smashing on our special day, shall we? It’s the least we can do for the best girls we know.

Gowns: Bella Bridesmaid ~ Video: A&A Video

I Do! @ The Corinthian: Highlights & PHOTOS!

You came, you saw, you sipped, you swooned. And we could not have been more delighted to watch your happy faces as you indulged in the beauty of the April 26 I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian: The Manzanita-tree entrance by Plants ’n Petals? The ga-ga-gorgeous displays by Events in Bloom,Darryl & Co. and Village Flowery? The mingling models showing off gowns from Houston’s top salons? The splendid culinary stations by Jackson and Company (with nary a chafing dish in sight!)? Very special thanks to Boyd Bryan, director of The Corinthian, along with Jackson Hicks and the entire staff of Jackson and Company. Big thanks, too, to David Jones and Laura Burlton of D. Jones Photography, and to Farhan, Chris and Ty of A&A Video Productions, for capturing this spectacular show in all its magic. Additional thanks go to The Perfect Touch Linens, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Charming Charlie, and to Jonny Black Productions for providing music and serving as emcee of this unforgettable evening.

Look to our upcoming July print issue for more highlights from our first-ever I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian. And in the meanwhile, have a look at just-released D. Jones Photography images of our April cocktails-and-couture event—complete gallery on Facebook. We welcome you to pin, tweet, post and share!

I Do! @ The Corinthian ~ Houston Wedding Blog
I Do! @ The Corinthian ~ Houston Wedding Blog

Photos: D. Jones Photography

2012 Bridal Runway: The Princess Bridal

They’re slated to be featured in the May 5 Houston Chronicle as the “Business of the Week.” And today they’re our bridal couture pick of the day! Check out The Princess Bridal’s runway run at the I Do! Bridal Soiree @ InterContinental, featuring ruffles aplenty, prettiness in pink, and lovely long veils. Designers on display include Blue by Enzoani, Allure Couture and Essence of Australia. Beautiful, aren’t they?

Gowns: The Princess Bridal ~ Video: A&A Video

Buy I Do! Tickets, Win Dinner for Two!

Buy I Do! Tickets, Win Dinner for Two!

Photos (left, The Bird and the Bear Bistro; right, Ouisie’s Table) Courtesy Ouisie’s Table

What’s more delicious than fantasy wedding tablescapes, Italian delicacies, fine wine and bubbly, live entertainment, and more than 35 of Houston’s finest wedding experts and vendors gathered under one gloriously regal roof? All that and a $100 dinner for two at one of Houston’s hottest dining spots—The Bird and the Bear Bistro, from the fine folks at Ouisie’s Table.

A word about Ouisie’s Table—this beautiful Highland Village restaurant, composed of numerous indoor and outdoor dining and celebration spaces, is one of our favorite spots for rehearsal dinners, bridal lunches, day-after brunches, and yes, intimate, elegant, cuisine-focused weddings. While each room has its own unique personality and ambiance, Ouisie’s service and upscale Southern-with-a-twist food are uniformly flawless.

Which is why we were so excited when Ouisie’s debuted its exciting new Westheimer bistro, The Bird and the Bear, last fall. Never been? Think chic black-white-and-red room, bistro fare (escargot, foie gras, roasted salmon), and plenty of Ouisie’s Southern influence. Want to win? We’re giving away dinner for two (a $100 value), to one lucky bride who 1.) snaps up her I Do! Bridal Soiree @ The Corinthian tickets by midnight tonight and 2.) *likes* us on Facebook.

All brides who have purchased I Do! tickets between start of presale and midnight tonight are entered to win. Winner announced Wednesday on Facebook. Good luck, brides.

And we look forward with great pleasure to meeting you on Thursday!

 

GIVEAWAY: Buy I Do! Tickets, Win a Lakeway Resort Getaway!

Buy I Do! Tickets, Win a Lakeway Resort Getaway! Buy I Do! Tickets, Win a Lakeway Resort Getaway!

The Thursday, April 26, I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian is less than a week away, and we are so excited about our newest I Do! event, we can hardly stand it. The drama and grandeur of The Corinthian, the magnificent tablescapes, the incredible Jackson and Company cuisine and cocktails, the live entertainment and luxurious lounge ambiance…seriously, we are all aflutter.

So…to share our excitement, we’re giving away a BLISSFUL WEEKEND ONE-NIGHT STAY FOR 2 at Austin’s serene, scenic and spa-tacular Lakeway Resort to one lucky I Do! @ The Corinthian attendee. Our prize includes luxurious king-room accommodations plus breakfast at tranquil Lakeway Resort, home of the superb San Saba Spa.

Simply purchase your I Do! @ The Corinthian tickets by midnight tonight, Friday, April 20, and *Like* us on Facebook (if you haven’t yet), and you are automatically entered to win. All brides who have  purchased presale tickets and have become a FB fan by tonight’s deadline are entered. Our randomly selected winner will be announced Monday on Facebook.

Good luck…and we look forward, with great anticipation, to meeting you @ I Do!

Buy I Do! Tickets, Win a Lakeway Resort Getaway!