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What’s New at the New I Do?

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

What’s New at the New I Do?

The I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian is I Do! like you’ve never seen it before. Which, for the 35-plus top-of-the-line vendors in attendance, means a chance to showcase their best in a whole new light. Of course, you’ll have to wait ’til those storied doors of The Corinthian open on April 26, to see just what we’re talking about. Until then, here’s a little sneak peek at what some of our experts plan to unveil!

Wedding consultant extraordinaire Jo Ann Schwartz-Woodward, of top Houston wedding-planning firm Schwartz & Woodward, will be speaking to brides about the custom wedding-planning services for which Schwartz & Woodward is known—and will be offering a free vendor consultation (valued at $1,500), to provide couples with “vendors in every single category that they would need to plan a memorable wedding,” Schwartz-Woodward says.

Visit award-winning videography studio Sculpting With Time to speak with founder Alex Douglas about the “Wedding Cinema” package, which includes a highlight video and feature-length film, shot with Hollywood-quality equipment by up to three cinematographers. And take advantage of a 10% show discount!

On the hunt for engaging invitations? Along with other gorgeous invitation and stationery designs, Vivian Jade will be showcasing their fun and innovative Sweetheart Pocket invitations and sending brides home with a Sweetheart Pocket sample.

Brides with a sweet tooth will no doubt want to indulge in treats from Who Made The Cake, which will show off stunning new cake styles, along with Cake Shots—“the hot new wedding favor,” Who Made The Cake’s Nadine Moon tells us.

Though they won’t debut until shortly after the I Do! show, photographer DC Stanley’s stylish new photo albums are destined to be big with brides—so make sure to ask about them at the DC Stanley display (and be sure to pick up a $100 DC Stanley gift certificate while you’re at it).

Photographer Steve Lee of top Houston photography studio Steve Lee Weddings will catch the attention of many a bride with dazzling 40-by-60-foot canvas wraps, so be sure to keep an eye out for them! Also be sure to take advantage of Steve Lee Weddings’ special I Do! @ The Corinthian package, which includes two portrait sessions, two-photographer wedding coverage, edited images and a wedding book, all at a very special show-only discount.

Crazy for couture? Look for mingling models sashaying about The Corinthian sporting beautiful gowns and accessories from top Houston bridal salons, including breathtaking Carolina Herrera designs from Belle Mariée Bridal, and hotly anticipated Amsale fall 2012 styles from Mia Bridal Couture.

These are but a tiny handful of the treasures you’ll uncover at I Do! @ The Corinthian. We’ll be posting, tweeting and buzzing about more in the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned—and, most of all, make sure to snag tickets to this intimate and extraordinary show before they run out!

Race Through Houston To Win a $15,000 Diamond Ring

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Race Through Houston To Win a $15,000 Diamond Ring

Last year’s Amazing Ring Race was such a massive hit, Thomas Markle Jewelers is doing it again. Will this be your chance to score BIG?

On April 7, Thomas Markle Jewelers presents the Amazing Ring Race 2—a one-day, real-world treasure hunt that will take to-be-weds through the streets of The Woodlands in pursuit of a spectacular ArtCarved diamond engagement ring worth $15,000. Gulp.

Registration is free, but limited. Increase your chances of being selected to take part in this incredibly awesome event—and, by extension, your chances of winning that gorgeous ring—by using the exclusive Weddings in Houston promo code WEDDINGS15, when you register online.

Good luck, brides and grooms—now get out there and RACE!

Race Through Houston To Win a $15,000 Diamond Ring
Ring: Courtesy Thomas Markle Jewelers ~ Photos: Deji Osinulu

Missed Sunday’s Tea with Jackson Hicks? Here’s a Little Sip!

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

The Corinthian in downtown’s Historic District is one of the most drop-dead gorgeous venues in Houston. So it’s no surprise last weekend’s tour and tea with venue director Jackson Hicks—Founder and CEO of famed catering firm Jackson and Company, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year—was one of the city’s most spectacular bridal events on record.

Floating candles welcomed brides and their guests as they ascended the venue’s regal stairs, led by Hicks, who held forth on The Corinthian’s history and wedding offerings. As if The Corinthian isn’t already amazing enough, top Houston designers lent their talents to dressing the space. Rob Smith of Events in Bloom brought in creamy white flowers and country-French furniture, while Darryl & Co. did up a divine chuppah in tons of cascading blooms. More fabulous flowers, courtesy Bergner & Johnson, adorned the tea tables, where guests nibbled the most delicious cakes, scones, pastries and tea sandwiches this side of the pond. Fashion, too, was at the fore, with luxury bridal salon Ivory Bridal Atelier showing off stunning gowns, accessorized with jewelry from—where else?—Tiffany & Co.

Get a feel for last weekend’s event—and for what your own Corinthian/Jackson and Company wedding might look and feel like—with these terrific photos from Larry Fagala and Nhan Nguyen!
The Corinthian Bridal Tea and Open House
The Corinthian Bridal Tea and Open House
The Corinthian Bridal Tea and Open House
Photos: Nhan Nguyen Photography (top 5 images), Larry Fagala (bottom 2 images)

Tea & Tour with Jackson Hicks…plus HUGE GIVEAWAY!

Friday, October 28th, 2011

If you needed one more reason to purchase tickets for next Sunday’s exclusive and certain-to-be-EXTRAORDINARY Tea and Tour of The Corinthian with the inimitable Jackson Hicks of legendary Houston catering firm Jackson and Company, well, this it IT:

Brides who call 713.222.2002 to purchase tickets by Thursday, Nov. 3 to attend this not-to-be-missed event, taking place Sunday, Nov. 6 from 3:30-5:30 p.m., will be entered to win a fabulous in-home bridal shower for up to 50 guests, with table settings, exceptional cuisine and impeccable service, from internationally renowned Jackson and Company (host will provide beverages). Jackson Hicks will personally design the menu for the winner’s magnificent shower.

The value of this incredible prize is $3,750, and entry is open ONLY to Houston brides who purchase tickets for next Sunday’s Tea & Tour of The Corinthian with Jackson Hicks by Thursday (entry is NOT open to non-brides or guests of brides attending the event, and is non-transferable).

The giveaway winner will be announced at Sunday’s event, and must be present to claim her prize.

And don’t forget, now through Thursday, Nov. 3, brides who mention Weddings in Houston when they call 713.222.2002 to reserve tickets for Sunday’s event will receive one complimentary ticket for each $25 ticket purchased—a perfect opportunity to bring your fiancé, mother or best friend to this once-in-a-lifetime event.

A sumptuous tea, an inspiring tour with a living legend, an opportunity to mingle with the city’s most esteemed wedding experts, a chance to win the bridal shower of a lifetime—oh, and free tickets, too. How can you refuse?

Tea & Tour with Jackson Hicks ~ Houston Wedding Blog
The Corinthian ~ Houston Wedding Blog

To Do This Week: Badgley Mischka at Ivory Bridal Atelier

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

When Mark Badgley met James Mischka at Parsons School of Design in New York, something beautiful happened. That something will be showcased in Houston this Friday and Saturday, when Ivory Bridal Atelier hosts a Best of Badgley Mischka Bridal 2011 trunk show featuring favorite styles from the duo’s 2011 collections. Badgley Mischka’s 2011 gowns are standouts in a standout line, so if you’re looking for an understated, impeccably crafted wedding dress that exudes the pure, distilled essence of “bride,” we strongly suggest you GO. But before you do, make sure to schedule your appointment–they’re required. Call 713.550.1622 to lock yours in!

Ivory Bridal Atelier Trunk Show Ivory Bridal Atelier Best of Trunk Show