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Can You Find This $15,000 Diamond Ring?

Friday, February 18th, 2011

ArtCarved Diamond Ring

If you can, you get to keep it. How cool is that?

Here’s the deal: A stunning $15,000 ArtCarved diamond ring from Thomas Markle Jewelers has been hidden somewhere in The Woodlands. And on March 5, one lucky couple will follow clues and challenges delivered by iPhone, Android or text, and find it. And keep it. Forever. Will it be you and your honey?

Participation in Thomas Markle Jewelers’ Amazing Ring Race is free, but you must win a spot to play. Register here and, as a member of Weddings in Houston community, enter the code “WEDDINGS15” to be placed in an exclusive pool of candidates for participation. And make sure to tell your to-be-wed pals. After all, what’s better than a little friendly competition?

Are You Ready for the New Weddings in Houston?

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

…because we’re almost ready for you!! We’re adding the final fabulous touches, banishing the last few bugs and getting everything set for the unveiling of the gorgeous new Weddings in Houston website. And don’t worry, unlike some recent “upgrades” to websites you know and love (hint, hint, Facebook!), we’re not changing any of the features that make Weddings in Houston the most visited, most used, most LOVED wedding site in Houston (and, incidentally, well beyond). We’re just making everything better and easier to use. It’s like Weddings in Houston after a weekend at the spa: a little fresher, a little more beautiful and totally invigorated.

The icing on the cake? This here blog’s getting it’s own makeover, too. More exclusive Real Weddings, more local talent, more wedding style discoveries, more developing wedding trends, more inspiration from around the wedding universe. You’re gonna love it, we promise.

Make sure you’re in the loop when we launch. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the big announcement!

To Do This Week: Ines di Santo @ Ivory Bridal Atelier + More

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Ivory Atelier Ines di Santo Trunk Show

Have you been in to Ivory Bridal Atelier yet? If not, here’s a little incentive: This Friday and Saturday, Houston’s newest bridal salon is hosting an Ines di Santo trunk show. Gowns from the Italian-born, Toronto-based designer’s spring 2011 collection will be the highlight, and you can expect the warm, attentive, expert service for which Ivory Bridal Atelier is fast developing a rep among in-the-know Houston brides. Plus, there’s the salon itself, which is so darn lovely, it’s ridiculous. We absolutely adore the big, beautiful dressing suites and sophisticated, intimate furnishings. And, of course, the Champagne.

Appointments for this exclusive two-day show will fill fast, so make yours now

Ivory Atelier Ines di Santo Trunk Show

And while you’re at it, you might want to schedule a consultation at Brickhouse Bridal, which will be showing Simone Carvalli, also on Friday and Saturday, or at Weddings by Debbie which has Eve of Milady/Amalia Carrara, same days.

Each trunk show offers a different discount—check with each salon for details. Happy shopping!

The Best I Do! We’ve Ever Done, Thanks to You

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

I Do! Bridal Soiree 2011 I Do! Bridal Soiree Tablescapes

Susie’s Cakes & Confections (left); iCatching Events (right)

More than 1,000 attendees. Over 80 vendors. Five full hours of FAB-U-LOUS. We’ll be doing complete show coverage a little further down the road, with photos, video, the whole shebang. But for now, we wanted to take a sec to shine the spotlight on some of your (and our) favorite highlights of this past Sunday’s absolutely spectacular I Do! Bridal Soiree @ The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa.

First off, how about those tablescapes? Sparkle, shimmer & bling are the thing for 2011 wedding reception tables, as radiantly evidenced by our vendors’ magnificent wedding table displays, which featured tons of crystals, blow-glass orbs and jewel accents. And how about that high overhead? We’re talking beautiful suspended floral displays and centerpieces (which, incidentally, are great for letting guests talk to each other across the table without sight obstructions). We saw you practically swooning at the masses of roses (the one bloom that never goes out style), and the brilliant palettes of red, pink and oh-so-popular purple.

Kenneth Pool gown I Do! Bridal Soiree 2011

Mia Bridal Couture (left); Kuhl-Linscomb (right)

When you weren’t chatting with vendors, we spotted you sipping refreshing Pimms cocktails and nibbling sinfully delicious (and simply adorable) French macaroons. And how about those awesome sliders and savory-sweet chicken biscuits? So yummy! It’s no wonder The Houstonian’s fabulously talented catering department recommends serving diminutive comfort snacks like these as a late-night treat at your reception.

As for that fashion show…gorgeous, right? We’ll soon have a rundown of the runway’s most coveted looks, but for now, two words: convertible gown. As in, one amazing dress that goes from ceremony-elegant to celebration-sexy. As in, pretty much perfect.

Whether these highlights remind you of Sunday’s splendor…or make you wish you’d attended, we hope they’ll make you smile. Be sure to subscribe to the Houston Wedding Blog and the Weddings in Houston Wedding Buzz for complete I Do! coverage along with advice on how to incorporate the divine design ideas featured at the soiree into your own very, very special day.

To Do This Week: Be On TV!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Mother of the Bride Fashion

Your wedding day will be your moment in the spotlight. But you may be able to score a little TV coverage before that!

The producers of ABC’s hit “Dancing With the Stars” are filming a brand-new, “upscale” reality show at Houston’s own T Carolyn Fashions this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 7-9), and they’re looking for mothers and daughters to participate. For those of you who aren’t familiar with T Carolyn, it is where Houston’s (and many of the entire country’s) most fashionable mothers-of-the-bride (and groom) go to find the perfect dress or ensemble to wear for their daughter’s (or son’s) big day.

To be eligible to participate in the filming, brides MUST accompany their mothers. Dancing, however, is not required. And just so you know, T Carolyn will be open for regular business during filming dates.

For information, call 281.440.4696 or e-mail.