One of our favorite parts of planning the one-and-only I Do! Wedding Soiree is curating awesome goodies for our fabulous Soiree gift bags. And the swag we gifted our attendees at this past week’s I Do! Soiree was no exception! Find out what’s in the bag, why we picked it and what we love about each selected brand and product. We really do take great care to choose Soiree gift bag goodies we think you’ll love. And we hope you’ll make these fine beauty, skincare, fragrance, lifestyle and accessory part of your pre-wedding prep routine, and gift-buying decisions for hostess gifts, bridesmaids gifts and favors, before and after your big day! Click here to read the rest of this post »
Houston’s legendary luxury wedding event is just one week away, and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve got in store for you!! Our amazing wedding fantasyscape, planning showcase and all-VIP cocktail bash is the ultimate antidote to big-box, convention-style bridal shows. So prepare to be indulged, inspired and catered to from the minute you walk through the doors of the I Do! Wedding Soiree at the Corinthian Houston on Tuesday, Jan. 29. A very limited number of $25 pre-sale tickets are still available, so if you haven’t snagged yours yet, now’s your chance (tickets will be $35 at door, pending availability)! In the meanwhile, take a moment to check out the exhibitors you’ll meet at I Do!, along with our top tips for making the most of your I Do! experience:
WEDDING GOWNS, BRIDESMAIDS’ ATTIRE, BEAUTY & GROOMSWEAR
FLOWERS & DECOR
CAKES & CATERING
INVITATIONS, GIFT REGISTRY & FAVORS
With so many top Houston wedding vendors to visit, so much amazing food and drink to enjoy, and such a spectacular environment to experience, you’ll want to give yourself time to take it all in, and make the most of attending the I Do! Wedding Soiree. These tips will help you do just that:
DO take Uber, Lyft or a taxi to the Corinthian Houston if possible. If you do plan to drive, valet parking will be available for an additional fee of $15. Very limited street parking and private-lot parking is available in the area–please carefully observe street and lot parking signs to avoid ticketing.
DO plan to purchase your I Do! tickets with cash or credit card if you plan to buy tickets at the door; checks will not be accepted. **NOTE: We strongly encourage you to purchase tickets prior to the event; only a very limited number of tickets will be available at the door IF advance tickets do not sell out completely. Make sure to follow us on Instagram for ticket availability updates.
DO bring your besties, your spouse-to-be, your family members and valued opinion-givers—the I Do! Wedding Soiree is an evening of fun, food, drink and beautiful displays everywhere you look!
DO use our hashtag: #idoweddingsoiree when posting and sharing!
DO come dressed to impress—the I Do! Soiree is a luxury cocktail event, and business-stylish attire is part of the fun! Please, no shorts, tank tops or flip-flops.
DO stay for the full event—winners of our exclusive pre-show giveaways and on-site door prizes will be announced at the end of the show, and you must be present to claim your prize when it is announced.
Please DO NOT bring strollers, infants or anyone under the age of 16. The I Do! Wedding Soiree is an adult event, featuring delicate displays (and LOTS of them). We love little ones…but this is not an appropriate environment for them.
DO enjoy every moment of this very special event! We have curated it for YOU, and we look forward to meeting you and finding out how we can help you create the wedding of your dreams!
DO get ready, get gorgeous, get happy…and we’ll see YOU at I Do!
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 »
NACE (National Association of Catering and Events) is THE national organization for event professionals. And this week, the Houston chapter of NACE handed out its prestigious annual awards for achievement in event design and production at a gala presentation at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown. We’re thrilled to announce that the list of winners includes a LOT of Weddings in Houston partners, whose talents are responsible for the gorgeous weddings we feature daily here on the blog and in the pages of Weddings in Houston magazine. We’d like to take a moment to congratulate our NACE Houston 2018 winners on their awesome honors. Thank YOU, NACE members, for bringing so much joy and beauty to Houston weddings!!
- Floral Design of the Year
- Wedding of the Year $50,000 – $100,000
- Event Production of the Year < $50,000
- Event Production of the Year > $100,000
- Entertainment Production of the Year
- Wedding of the Year < $50,000 (with House of Hough)
- Event Design & Decor of the Year < $50,000 (with Johanna Terry Events, Bradley David Entertainment, GTX Productions, En Vogue Events)
- Catered Event of the Year (with Melange Catering, J&D Entertainment, Houston Museum of Natural Science)
- Wedding of the Year > $100,000 (with Johanna Terry Events, Carlton Woods)
- Wedding of the Year > $100,000 (with Events By Sarah)
Gina Gutierrez, Cakes by Gina
- Networker of the Year Award
Andy Hopper, Blooms Design Studio
- Industry Ally Award
Kerri Childress, Sandlewood Manor
- Above & Beyond Award
We are so proud of these top Houston wedding vendors and their awesome accomplishments! Visit their websites for information about what they do and how they can serve you, and find these fabulous Houston wedding vendors and more in the Weddings in Houston wedding vendor directory!
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.
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!
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.