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Venues We Love + OPEN HOUSE: Ashton Gardens

Ashton Gardens, Houston Venues, Ceremony & Reception, Chapel
Photo: Allee J Photography | Venue: Ashton Gardens Chapel
Who says Houston couples can’t have the feel of an outdoor wedding venue but with the climate-controlled comfort of the great indoors?

If this is the wedding vibe you’re going for, we’d like to introduce you to Ashton Gardens, which seamlessly blends the beauty of nature’s bounty with classic ballroom wedding ambiance.

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Photo: Matthew Trevino Photography | Venue: Ashton Gardens Ballroom
Ashton Gardens is actually two nearly identical venues (one in North Houston, one in West Houston).

Both offer a blend of forested splendor and romantic ballroom chic that’s a perfect fit for couples who want the feel of an outdoor wedding venue, but without the unpredictability of Mother Nature. Say, “I do,” in front of a backdrop of soaring windows looking out on lush trees, in Ashton Gardens’ lovely on-site chapel, with its country-church feel, and state-of-the-art technology. Then venture into the venue’s party space, enclosed in windows for wonderful sense of serenity, and accented with crystal chandeliers for an even more wonderful sense of…celebration!

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Photo: Mustard Seed Photography | Venue: Ashton Gardens
Experience the magic in person at the Ashton Gardens North Bridal Open House on June 23.

Visit Ashton Gardens North on Saturday, June 23, from 1-3 p.m. for your chance to tour the lovely chapel, twinkling ballroom and beautiful grounds. Talk to in-house wedding experts, and learn more about the venue’s full-service wedding packages, which include ceremony and reception space, rentals, dance floor, lighting, and fine cuisine. We can’t stress enough how little stress you’ll experience if you put your wedding in the hands of the experts at Ashton Gardens. Can’t make it on 6/23? No problem! Take a moment to schedule a tour at your convenience…and make sure to tell them you found them on the Houston Wedding Blog! Happy planning, loves.

New Salon Opening: Stephen Grace Atelier Fri 6/8

New Houston Bridal Salon Grand Opening Julie Vino Wedding Dress
Gown: Julie Vino | Designer Available At: Stephen Grace Atelier
There’s just something so…THRILLING…about the debut of a new Houston bridal salon.

And we are THRILLED to be part of the grand opening of Stephen Grace Atelier in The Woodlands, which officially kicks off a new era in bridal couture this Friday, June 8, at 5 p.m.! That’s when this sparkling new gem of a bridal boutique hosts its Grand Opening Party, featuring delish bites, bubbly, great music, and a glorious, twinkling, flowing, flouncing, fabulous array of fresh-off-the-runway bridal gowns.

Houston Bridal Salon Lian Rokman Wedding Dress
Gown: Lian Rokman | Designer Available At: Stephen Grace Atelier
This very special Houston salon grand opening will feature not one, but FOUR, trunk shows.

Designers on special display are Atelier Pronovias, Lian Rokman, Julie Vino and Fiore Couture, so prepare yourselves, ladies! The salon also carries DemetriosKaren Willis Holmes, and, coming soon, Alessandra Rinaudo by Nicole Spose, and Muse by BertaAlong with gorgeous bridal gowns, Stephen Grace Atelier will be showcasing carefully curated bridal accessories, jewelry and shoes for the style-minded Houston bride. All this, in a luxurious atmosphere staffed by experts who are “determined to make every bride who walks in our doors feel as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside.” Amen to that, y’all!

Demetrios Wedding Gown Blush Lace Houston Texas
Gown: Demetrios | Designer Available At: Stephen Grace Atelier
Planning to attend?

Make sure to RSVP so they know you’re coming, and can welcome you in style! Can’t attend the grand opening? Schedule your salon consultation for a more convenient time…and get ready to find the dress of your dreams! Happy bridal gown shopping, loves!

 

Zadok Jewelers’ Royal Wedding Band Event!

Houston Jeweler Zadok Engagement Rings Royal Wedding Band Event
Engagement Rings: Tacori | Available at: Zadok Jewelers

What better way to celebrate the royal wedding than with a princess-worthy engagement ring and wedding band of your very own? This weekend, your “I do!” dreams come true, when Zadok Jewelers presents the Royal Wedding Band Event, Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, with a special Tacori preview on May 17. Head over to Houston’s top family-owned jeweler for an exclusive wedding ring shopping experience unlike any other. View and try on rings from distinguished designers including Tacori, Simon G, Henri Daussi, ArtCarved and more. Speak one-on-one with representatives from these acclaimed jewelry design firms and get all the info (and sparkle) you need, to make your decision on the ring you’ll wear…forever. There is no better opportunity in Houston to experience the absolute best in wedding diamonds, engagement ring settings, wedding band design options and custom engagement ring design ideas. We’ll see you there!

Celeb Wedding + Open House at Majestic Metro

Majestic Metro Houston Wedding Venue
Venue: The Majestic Metro | Photo: Larry Fagala

With their strong Houston roots—she attended Memorial High School and the University of Houston Law Center, he’s an Aggie—“The Bachelor’s” Erica Rose and now-hubby Charles Sanders made a fitting choice when they selected the Majestic Metro to hold their winter nuptials. After all, the magnificently restored movie house is a true slice of Houston history. And its Downtown location, just off of Market Square, makes it one of the city’s most central celebration spaces.

Majestic Metro Wedding Bachelor Erica Rose
Photo: Debbie Porter

You can experience this unique and remarkable Houston wedding venue in person, at the Majestic Metro’s Wedding Open House, this Sunday, Feb. 11, from 1-5 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to tour this grand circa-1926 cinema, meet with vendors and sample bites and drinks, as you envision your names and wedding date on the Majestic Metro’s illuminated marquee. RSVP’s are appreciated, so please don’t forget to give yours!

Meanwhile, join us in wishing Erica and Charles congratulations, and, oodles and oodles of love, forever and ever. Mazel tov, y’all!

Majestic Metro Downtown Houston Event Venue
Venue: The Majestic Metro | Photo: Larry Fagala

Introducing Mira Zwillinger Exclusively at Joan Pillow Bridal + Trunk Show!

Mira-Zwillinger-2018-Joan Pillow Bridal Photo: Courtesy of Mira Zwillinger 

If you’re a dress-obsessed bride-to-be, you’ve probably noticed that Israeli-based bridal couture designers have taken the bridal world by storm of late, here in Houston…and pretty much everywhere else. Galia. Berta. Inbal. And now, exclusive to Joan Pillow Bridal Salon, you can add the supremely talented Mira Zwillinger to that lofty list! Led by the mother-and-daughter team of Mira and Lihi Zwillinger, this luxury bridal couture house (they also make uh-mazing cocktail- and evening-wear), crafts custom, made-to-measure gowns that fit each bride’s body to perfection. Oh, and guess what else?

THIS WEEKEND, you can experience the magnificence of Mira Zwillinger in all its chic, sensual, sophisticated glory, when you schedule your appointment to attend the exclusive Mira Zwillinger Trunk Show at Joan Pillow Bridal Salon, continuing through today and tomorrow. Limited openings are still available, so get on the horn and get yours pinned down…then get over to Joan Pillow for some of the most ethereal and exquisite gowns you’ve ever seen!