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Instagram Giveaway: Win I Do! Soiree Tickets!!

fatima aqil houston fashion blogger instagram giveaway
Instagram Giveaway at @fatimaqil

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 »

Congratulations NACE Houston 2018 Winners!

NACE Houston 2018 Winners awards event industry

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!!

Grayhouse Events Atelier
  • 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
Danny Ray And The Acoustic Production
  • Entertainment Production of the Year
A Day To Remember
  • Wedding of the Year < $50,000 (with House of Hough)
EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design
  • Event Design & Decor of the Year < $50,000 (with Johanna Terry Events, Bradley David Entertainment, GTX Productions, En Vogue Events)
EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design | Bright Star Productions | Dream Bouquet
  • Catered Event of the Year (with Melange Catering, J&D Entertainment, Houston Museum of Natural Science)
LG Event Entertainment & Production
  • Wedding of the Year > $100,000 (with Johanna Terry Events, Carlton Woods)
Hilton Houston Post Oak
  • 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!

 

 

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.

Ashton Gardensm Ballroom, Wedding Reception, Decor, All White, Houston Venues, Ceremony & Reception
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!

Ashton Gardens, Houston Venues, Ceremony & Reception, Chapel, Bridal, Bride
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!