Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

To Do This Week: Judd Waddell Trunk Show @ Mia Bridal Couture

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

We’re big fans of bridal designer Judd Waddell’s “Notice the woman first, the dress second” philosophy of wedding gown design. After all, what bride wants to be upstaged by her own dress??

If you like the idea of crisp, chic, refined elegance and impeccable, understated detailing, designed by one of the best in the biz (not to mention the former head of bridal for Carolina Herrera), you might want to make an appointment to visit Mia Bridal Couture this Friday or Saturday, when Judd Waddell gowns are in town for an exclusive trunk show.

And lest we need remind you: Get 15% off when you purchase your Judd Waddell gown during this special event. Cha-ching!

Judd Waddell Trunk Show

Mia Bridal Couture

Friday, August 13 – Saturday, August 14, 2010

1958 West Gray

Houston, TX 77019

For more information call 713.622.2022 or e-mail

Judd Waddell

To Do This Week: Open Houses at Enchanted Cypress Ballroom and La Toretta Lake Resort

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Enchanted Cypress

Sure, it’s got that dazzling fountain and those 18-foot-tall, filigree doors. Yeah, it’s got custom-made crystal chandeliers, a 26-by-26-foot dance floor, and room to seat 600 or so of your nearest and dearest. But what we really love about the Enchanted Cypress Ballroom are those 15 awesome “picture walls” that surround the entire ballroom and can be programmed to screen big, beautiful photos of you and your hubby for all to see! Come check it out for yourself on Saturday, when Enchanted Cypress opens its really big doors to discerning brides…like you.

Enchanted Cypress
Enchanted Cypress Ballroom

Bridal Open House
Saturday, August 7, 2010
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
12603 Louetta Rd.
Cypress, TX 77429
For more information call 281.826.0505 or e-mail

We blogged about our love for picturesque La Toretta Lake Resort a couple of weeks ago. Well, don’t take our word for it. Head to Montgomery on Sunday for a few hours of waterfront relaxation, a bit of gourmet refreshment and a chance to view the gorgeous indoor/outdoor ceremony and reception space at this Lake Conroe gem.

La Torretta Lake Resort Bridal Open House
Sunday, August 8, 2010
1 to 4 p.m.
600 La Torretta Blvd.
Montgomery, TX 77356
For more information call 936.448.3061 or e-mail

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To Do This Week: Houston Bridal Open Houses at Hearthstone Country Club and Villa Ballrooms

Friday, July 30th, 2010

If privacy and comfort top your Houston wedding venue priority list, you’re going to want to check out Saturday’s open house at
Hearthstone Country Club. Drop in and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvre and a bit of bubbly, plus an opportunity to check out the gorgeous green grounds and pretty, unfussy reception space—and don’t miss out on the exclusive giveaways! Attendees who book their wedding at this bridal open house will receive a free champagne toast as part of their wedding package. We’ll drink to that! To let Hearthstone know you’re coming—appreciated, but not required—e-mail.

Hearthstone Country Club Open House
Saturday, July 31, 2010
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

With three spacious ballrooms that can accommodate intimate gatherings of fewer than 100, great big celebrations of up to 600 and just about everything in between, The Villa Ballrooms are a great bet for the bride and groom who want contemporary elegance, great sight lines and plenty of luxe touches (winding staircases, glittering chandeliers…you get the picture) in their Houston wedding venue. On Saturday afternoon, The Villa holds an open house to showcase its splendid space. We recommend you attend, and RSVP
here or by e-mailing

Villa Ballrooms Open House
Saturday, July 31, 2010
12 – 3 p.m.

We’ll be posting tons more Houston bridal events over the coming months, so check back on a daily basis. Better yet, subscribe to the Houston Wedding Blog, and let US come to YOU.

To Do This Week: Bridal Open Houses at Le Virage and Bay Oaks Country Club…TODAY!

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

As summer heats up, so does Houston’s bridal open house/trunk show season. So if you’re planning a late-2010 or anytime-2011 wedding, you’re gonna want to whip out your calendar and start keying in must-attends.

This evening, the lovely, newish Le Virage Ballroom & Chapel opens its doors to brides and grooms for a 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. open house. We love this venue’s sophisticated, contemporary feel, and the fact that high-tech LED lighting is included in the rental fee—major bonus.

Le Virage Ballroom & Chapel Open House
Thursday, July 22, 2010
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
12126 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77077

For more information call 832.293.0911 or e-mail

Also this evening from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., the Bermuda-plantation-style Bay Oaks Country Club invites brides, grooms and their trusted advisors to enjoy nibbles and sips while touring gracious, light-filled ceremony and reception space and chatting with Bay Oaks’ helpful and highly skilled event staff.

Bay Oaks Country Club Open House
Thursday, July 22, 2010
5:30 – 8 p.m.
14545 Bay Oaks Boulevard
Houston, TX 77059
For more information call 281.244.3805

We’ll be posting tons more events over the coming months, so check back on a daily basis. Better yet, subscribe to the Houston Wedding Blog, and let US come to YOU.


Guest Blogger Radhika Day, Publisher of Weddings in Houston Magazine, Recaps the Houston Wish Upon a Wedding Launch

Friday, July 16th, 2010

All Photos: Monkey Tree Photography

Thursday, June 30, the Houston chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding had its official launch. I am one of the board members of this fabulous organization, and so proud to be involved.

If you’re not familiar with it, Wish Upon a Wedding is the nation’s very first nonprofit charitable organization set up to produce weddings, at destinations across the United States, for couples facing a life-threatening illness. Its unique mission makes Wish Upon a Wedding the world’s first nonprofit wedding-wish-granting organization. It’s also quickly becoming the wedding industry’s charity of choice.

Attended by more than 150 Houston wedding industry professionals and brides, the launch reception, generously underwritten by the Westin Galleria and overseen by catering director Adam Rineer took place in the hotel’s Monarch Ballroom, with its beautiful views of the city. The talented Rob Smith and staff of Events in Bloom decorated the space stunningly with stylish lounge furniture. Guests enjoyed the impressive buffet and desserts prepared by the Westin chefs, along with sinfully delicious miniature wedding-cake truffles from Cakes by Gina. Both,  I personally and everyone on the board of Wish Upon A Wedding are so grateful to the wonderful Houston wedding professionals who donated their time and services to make the evening a success.

Houston chapter president Heather Hamilton-Sims of Simply Jubilee Events shared the vision and objective of Wish Upon a Wedding, and the accompanying video clips left not a dry eye in the room.

By the end of the evening attendees could not wait to volunteer their services and time as wish grantors for this most worthy cause, which provides weddings for couples in need regardless of sexual orientation. Houston brides, here is an opportunity to share your good fortune with someone a lot less fortunate who wants nothing more than to be married….just like you. As President Hamilton-Sims put it, most of us are planning weddings and events one, or maybe two or three years from now, but for these couples facing a life-threatening illness that time line does not exist.

So how can you help?

Watch this short video clip to see just what Wish Upon a Wedding has done and visit Wish Upon a Wedding. To donate your services, please sign on as a Wish Grantor. Blog about it. Talk about it. Become a Facebook fan and follow Wish Upon a Wedding on Twitter. In lieu of favors at your wedding, please consider making a donation to Wish Upon a Wedding and spread the joy. 
But most of all, just GIVE.

WUW:: Rehanna + Christian from bliss productions on Vimeo.