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I Do! Bridal Soiree Is Coming To The Houstonian On Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011

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We know that as a planning-mode bride with an overstuffed schedule, you appreciate a little advance notice. Especially about upcoming events with high sell-out potential. That’s why we’re letting you know NOW about the I Do! Bridal Soiree, coming to The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa on Sunday, Jan. 23.

If you only attend one bridal show before your wedding, make it I Do! @ The Houstonian. Seriously. This extraordinary showcase is our biggest, most bountiful wedding event, with nearly 100 of Houston’s absolute most in-demand wedding vendors—we’re talking invitations, cakes, floral, lighting, linens, jewelry, entertainment, the works—on hand to show off goods and share their expertise. With YOU.

I Do! @ The Houstonian also treats attendees to the season’s most spectacular designer runway show (so if you haven’t yet picked your gown, grab a front-row seat, honey). Plus we’re serving fine food and drinks, showing off gorgeous tablescapes and handing out a fabulous door prize or two.

This show WILL SELL OUT (it does every single year), so don’t miss your chance to experience Weddings in Houston’s one-of-a-kind resource for planning your once-in-a-lifetime wedding. Get your tickets now, and rest easy through the holiday season, knowing the year’s most luxurious, sophisticated, spectacular bridal showcase awaits you just around the corner.

Coming Up This Weekend: Hot Houston Trunk Shows

Still on the prowl for the perfect gown? This weekend, perfection comes to Houston in the form of Australian bridal design house Martina Liana and Atlanta-based designer Anne Barge. Make your appointments NOW. Here are the deets:

On Friday and Saturday, Brickhouse Bridal welcomes Martina Liana. Created by Martine Harris and Leanne Collova of Essense of Australia (Collova HERSELF will be at this show), the Martina Liana line is pure couture all the way, with a thrilling touch of contemporary edge. We love Martina Liana for its ample choices in customization, too. Choose the wedding gown style that suits you, and make it truly your own with your unique combination of shades and fabrics. Fabulous.

Martina Liana Trunk Show @ Brickhouse Bridal

Friday, October 1 – Saturday, October 2

Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

200 Valleywood Drive

Suite A300

The Woodlands, TX 77380

For more information call 281.681.3430 or visit Brickhouse Bridal

Also on Friday and Saturday, Belle Mariée Bridal presents couture designer Anne Barge. View the Fall 2010 collection, with its sumptuous fabrics, museum-quality detailing and embrace of tradition and elegance. If you’re looking for the kind of classic gown that instantly becomes a treasured family heirloom, you don’t want to miss this exclusive show.

Anne Barge Trunk Show @ Belle Mariée Bridal

Friday, October 1 – Saturday, October 2

Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2509 River Oaks Blvd.

Houston, TX 77019

For more information call 713.523.0068 or visit  Belle Mariée Bridal

To Do This Week: The Bell Tower on 34th Open House (Today!), The Villa Rinata Open House (Tomorrow!)

There’s still time to RSVP for two totally fabulous Open Houses at two top Houston wedding venues. So do it. Now.

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This evening from 5-9 p.m., The Bell Tower on 34th welcomes to-be-weds and friends to sip, snack and mingle with vendors in an atmosphere of Old World elegance and grandeur. Which includes a 30-foot-high water wall. Wow!

The Bell Tower on 34th Bridal Open House

Wednesday, September 15

5 to 9 p.m.

901 West 34th St.

Houston, TX 77018

For more information and to RSVP call 713.868.2355 or e-mail

Tomorrow the Mediterranean-style Villa Rinata (Lordy, do we love those carved-stone arches and bubbling fountains—TOO romantic) invites brides and grooms to an oh-so-intriguing Masquerade Ball Open House. Be there for the magnificent décor, great music and unveiling of the venue’s brand-new Jewel Collection menus.

The Villa Rinata Bridal Open House

Thursday, September 16

5 to 8:30 p.m.

2840 Chimney Rock

Houston, TX 77056

For more information and to RSVP call 713.334.7765 or e-mail

UPDATE: A Day to Remember 10th Anniversary Party @ Villa Rinata-Correct RSVP Address

We don’t mean to interrupt your well-deserved Labor Day lounging around, but you may want to take a sec to mark your calendar. This Thursday, Sept. 9, wedding-planning firm extraordinaire A Day To Remember –you know them for their glorious cakes, gorgeous flowers and impeccable event planning–celebrates its 10th anniversary in high style…and you’re invited!

Festivities start at 6 p.m. at the truly spectacular Villa Rinata, and last until the last guest leaves (now that’s OUR kinda party!). Houston brides and their entourages fortunate enough to attend will find themselves surrounded by fine food and drink, awesome entertainment, great door prizes and swag, swag, swag.

As you can imagine, space is limited. So if you’re a bride-to-be who’s looking for amazing wedding ideas, while simultaneously taking a break from the hard work of wedding planning, make sure to RSVP, PDQ!

To Do This Week: Bridal Open House at The Club at Falcon Point…TODAY!

Who needs happy hour when there’s a fabulous bridal open house at The Club at Falcon Point, today from 5-8 p.m.? Get your drinkie & nibbles, and get a chance to check out a great potential venue for your 2011 wedding, all in one shot! You’ll be delighted at the manicured lawns, all-inclusive services and elegant reception space at this Katy favorite, and your visiting-from-out-of-town, golf-loving guests will get a major kick out of the much-admired Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge course. Bonus!

The Club at Falcon Point Bridal Open House

Thursday, August 26, 2010

5 to 8 p.m.

24503 Falcon Point Dr.

Katy, TX 77494

For more information call 281.392.7888