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I Do! Bridal Soiree @ The Houstonian Today @ 1 p.m.

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

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It’s finally here! The annual January I Do! Bridal Soiree takes over The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa today @ 1 p.m. CST, for five full, fabulous, unforgettable hours of wedding artistry, style & substance. We’re so excited to meet you, and so excited for you to meet the 70+ extraordinary Houston wedding vendors we’ve gathered exclusively for this incredible show. These remarkable coordinators, designers, decorators, floral artists, jewelers, cake creators, photographers, videographers, retailers, bridal salons and bridal experts represent the crème de la crème of Houston wedding talent, and we hope you’ll take full advantage of their expertise.

A few reminders:

Do! make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter throughout the show for live updates, up-to-the-minute schedule information and buzz via the #IDoHoustonian hashtag.

Do! join the buzz. See something wonderful at the show? Update FB & Tweet your news. Include #IDoHoustonian so your friends & sister brides can easily find you.

Do! enter our awesome Real Wedding Giveaway contest, launching @ 1 p.m. CST. Details on how to enter (it’s SO easy) are available via Facebook & Twitter @ 1 p.m., and on signage @ show registration on site. One lucky bride will win the opportunity to have her own wedding featured in the pages of Weddings in Houston. Could it be you?

Do! relax and indulge. We want you to eat, drink and take your time. We want you to savor the pleasure of being a bride planning her wedding day. Today is your day, and we want you to enjoy every minute of it.

See you there!

Order I Do! Bridal Soiree Tickets By Midnight, Enter to Win Luxury Getaway for 2!

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

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We know how busy you get, being a bride-to-be. The meetings, the tastings, the fittings, the hours of research and contemplation and tough decision-making.

So we know you’re gonna love this. Not only have we got the absolute crème de la crème of Houston wedding vendors and experts all gathered in one convenient location, where you can meet with them, one on one, while sipping fine wine and nibbling gourmet treats.

Not only do we have Houston’s ONLY couture bridal runway show (Amsale, Kenneth Pool, Christos, Badgley Mischka, etc., etc…I mean, come ON).

But we’re also giving away an amazing weekend-night getaway for two at the legendary Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa—which just happens to also be the home of this Sunday’s I Do! Bridal Soiree.

Convenient, top-of-the-line, one-stop shopping AND a chance to escape from it all with your hubby-to-be and just be in love, luxuriously, for a full 24 hours, on the weekend of your choice? Oh, yeah.

Just pre-order your I Do! tickets NO LATER THAN END OF DAY TODAY and you’re automatically entered in our giveaway contest. That’s a win (you’ve locked in your ticket so you won’t be left out when they inevitably sell out by Sunday), win (you’re attending Houston’s finest, most inspiring, and ONLY luxury bridal show), and quite possible WIN (our Houstonian getaway giveaway…we’ll announce the winner tomorrow!). #IDoHoustonian

GIVEAWAY: Dinner for 2 @ Ouisie’s Table—Enter By Midnight To Win!

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Elouise Adams Jones’s Southern-heritage-with-a-twist cuisine wins raves across Texas…and the nation. Around here, she’s just known as Ouisie, and her famed Houston dining establishment, Ouisie’s Table, is about as perfect a spot as any to have an elegant, gracious, sophisticated wedding where extraordinary food and fine wine are the focus.

Ouisie’s Table also happens to be an awesome place for a romantic dinner with your one-and-only. And today, we just happen to be giving one away. Lucky you!

To be eligible to win, you need to order your tickets for this Sunday’s I Do! Bridal Soiree by end of day today…which you were going to do anyway, weren’t you, Houston bride-to-be? ‘Course you were! You also need to answer one teensy weensy question for us.

Let’s make this real simple, shall we?

Step 1: Reserve your I Do! tickets and enter code word OUISIES in the comments section of the ticket order page. You MUST do this to be eligible to win.

Step. 2: Visit Weddings in Houston on Facebook and tell us what it is about Sunday’s I Do! Soiree (Tabletop design? Runway show? Finding a photographer? SWAG??) that you’re most excited about, by entering your comment on the Ouisie’s Table Giveaway post.

This is a one-day giveaway, which means your odds of winning are likely to be one in 20 or fewer. You can’t beat that. And we can’t wait to meet you at Sunday’s I Do! Bridal Soiree. Good luck!!

GIVEAWAY: Enter by Midnight to Win Dinner for 2 @ Masraff’s!

Friday, January 14th, 2011

If you haven’t snapped up your I Do! Bridal Soiree tickets yet, today is the day to do it. That’s because we’re giving away a fabulous dinner for two at Masraff’s to one lucky bride who reserves her I Do! ticket(s) by midnight tonight.

First off, a bit more on the prize: One of Houston’s most acclaimed restaurants, Masraff’s serves contemporary American cuisine—think fresh seafood, succulent steaks, market-fresh produce, hints of Asian and French influence—in a modern, art-filled space. It’s a favorite setting for impressive rehearsal dinners, engagement parties and intimate weddings. It’s also the perfect spot for a romantic dinner with your hubby-to-be. And your odds of winning one are EXCELLENT.

How to win:

Step 1: Reserve your I Do! tickets and enter code word “MASRAFFS” in the comments section of the ticket order page. You MUST do this to be eligible to win.

Step. 2: Visit the Masraff’s dinner menu online. While your mouth inevitably waters profusely, choose the appetizer, entree and dessert that make up your idea of the perfect Masraff’s meal.

Step 2: Visit us on Facebook and tell us your choices by adding your comment to the Masraff’s I Do! Giveaway post.

That’s it! Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy. We’ll announce the winner on Monday. Bon apetit!

I Do! @ The Houstonian Is Coming Up…Fast!

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

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Less than three weeks to go till the Jan. 23 I Do! Bridal Soiree takes over The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa: Got your tickets yet?

If not, here are FIVE reasons to snag them NOW:

1. I Do! is Houston’s ONLY luxury bridal show. Other bridal events may have vendors, snacks, even swag. But only I Do! features the absolute cream of the crop of Houston wedding talent and expertise, from floral and décor gurus, to purveyors of fine custom EVERYTHING for your wedding, to top celebrity and socialite wedding planners.

2. And speaking of luxury—how about the luxury of TIME? The I Do! Bridal Soiree is five full, fabulous hours of wedding ideas, inspiration and interaction. Which means you get to enjoy gazing at tablescapes, schmoozing with experts and indulging in fine food, drink and, yes, cake, at your leisure. No herding, no hustling, no rush.

3. Gowns, gowns, gowns. If you’re searching for the one, the exact perfect one, for your day of a lifetime, there is no place you’re more likely to find it than on the runway of the always-incredible I Do! fashion show. The most coveted designer bridal gowns, the most deliriously beautiful looks in wedding-day hair, makeup and accessories, all in one place, which just happens to be the place you’re in. How cool is that?

4. I Do! may be a luxury event, but the ticket price? Bargain-o-rama. If you find even one great vendor or product—one fantastic invitation designer, one perfect Lanvin-pink table linen, one extraordinary photographer—for your big day (and chances are you’ll find lots more than that), your $20 investment will have paid off lavishly. All that, and a killer goodie bag, too? Now that’s the kind of deal a girl could really fall in love with.

5. They’re gonna sell out. They always do.

So don’t get left out in the January cold, while your savvy sister brides are sipping and shopping and glowing and getting their socks totally knocked off inside The Houstonian on Sunday, Jan. 23. Get your I Do! tickets now…and we’ll see you there!