Every year Weddings in Houston throws a fabulous appreciation party to show our vendor partners just how much they mean to us. But this year’s party was extra special. On Thursday, July 26, amidst the oak-paneled glory of the utterly gorgeous La Colombe d’Or, we didn’t just fete our fantastic Houston wedding vendors and experts—we also celebrated a little some’n some’n of our own: 25 years as Houston’s most beloved bridal magazine!! While our annual bash is a private affair for staff and clients only (c’mon, gals, party-makers gotta party too once in while!), we did want to give you a little sneak peek at what went on behind La Colombe d’Or’s magnificent doors. A big, huge, Weddings in Houston thanks to Darryl & Co. for the gorgeous flowers and decor; Jonny Black Entertainment for the always energetic musical merrymaking and gracious emceeing; SWEET Houston, Michael’s Cookie Jar and Nothing Bundt Cakes for the sinfully yummy sweets and treats; Cake Creations and Susie’s Cakes & Confections for the unbelievable wedding cakes; La Colombe d’Or for the divine food and beverages; and fine Houston wedding photographer DC Stanley for the pretty, pretty pix, featured here…check ’em out!
Photos: DC Stanley Photography
In what just may have been the most hotly anticipated Houston wedding venue debut in as long as we can remember, Chateau Cocomar celebrated its grand opening on Friday, July 27. And let’s just say the magnificent Moulin-Rouge-theme bash proved it was worth the wait. The magnificent chandeliers! The soaring arches! The acres and acres of gleaming, gorgeous marble! Taking all this stunning space and transforming it into a wonderland of event possibilities—with a titillating turn-of-the-century-French-cabaret edge—were some exceptional Houston vendors, helmed by planner extraordinaire Aurora Perez-Smith of Occasio Productions, and including Bright Star Productions (lighting), Elegant Beginnings (linens) and Cordua Catering (cuisine), among others. Feast your eyes on these fabulous event photos from J. Cogliandro—and take a couple of minutes to check out the terrific video clip by Dakine Films. We have no doubt that prime dates for this beautiful venue will fill FAST…so if you’re thinking le chateau may just be the perfect Houston wedding site for the day and night of your dreams, we suggest scheduling your tour tout de suite!
Photos: J. Cogliandro Photography ~ Video: Dakine Films ~ Event Planning & Favors: Occasio Productions ~ Lighting: DJ’s Unlimited & Bright Star Productions ~ Linens: Elegant Beginnings ~ Floral & Décor: Special Arrangements ~ Lounge Seating: Swift & Co. ~ Invitations & Menu Cards: Katie & Co. ~ Venue & Beverages: Chateau Cocomar
Chateau Cocomar’s Grand Opening from DAKINE FILMS on Vimeo.
Who says bridal shows have to be…demure? Not Chateau Polonez, that’s for sure! This Friday’s “Unzipped” cocktail party and fashion show invites brides and their besties (grooms, too, if they promise to behave), to sip, nibble and enjoy, as hip wedding wear shares the stage with hot cocktail frocks, lingerie and swimwear. Plenty of vendors on hand, too. Oh, and did we mention the pole dancing demo? Yes, it’s that kind of party. Admission is 21 and older. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Go!
Photos: Chateau Polonez
Gleaming new flooring, gorgeous new window displays, fabulously flattering new lighting, a prettied-up powder room and the addition of a third fitting room—the Winnie Couture Houston flagship salon has a fresh new look. What hasn’t changed at Winnie Couture is the doting attention brides have come to expect from this haven of heavenly gowns by Hong-Kong-born, Houston-educated and now Beverly-Hills-based designer Winnie Chlomin. Of course, there are the gowns themselves…form-fitting, feminine and lavished with Chlomin’s signature Swarovski sparkle. Now through Saturday, Aug. 12, Winnie Couture is celebrating its makeover with a splendid re-opening sale, complete with a 20% discount on all gowns. Call today for your appointment!
Photos: Winnie Couture
This here post has a twofold job: To let you know about Mia Bridal Couture’s WOW Watters spring 2013 trunk show today through Saturday AND to remind you that today is your last chance to enter to win Mia’s Stella & Dot necklace giveaway!
The show: Gorgeous, whisper-soft, diaphanous new styles from Watters’ breathlessly romantic spring 2013 collection (plus a few chic minis for you two-frock brides), which you’ll get a chance to discuss with Watters VP Maria Prince, live and in person. Appointments are a must, so make yours right about NOW!
The giveaway: Two lucky ladies each will receive a stunning Stella & Dot necklace, and two runners-up will score sparkling stud earrings, just for posting a picture of their favorite Watters gown on Mia’s Facebook page, along with a comment about why you’re madly in the love with that particular Watters gown, by end of day TODAY. For eligibility details and fine print, click here.
And GOOD LUCK, lovelies!
Photos: Mia Bridal Couture ~ Watters, Spring 2013 Collection, Trumpet Gown ~ Stella & Dot Jewelry (items listed left to right): Hematite Studs, La Folie Necklace, Gitane Tassel Necklace, Vintage Studs