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To Do This Week: Simone Carvalli @ Brickhouse Bridal, WestLake Club Open House, Northwest Forest Open House

Nothing to do this weekend? Yeah, right. When you’re a bride planning her wedding, there’s ALWAYS something to do. And this weekend, there are three more exclusive bridal events to add to your calendar, so mark the dates, grab a bridesmaid or two, and get out there. PS: RSVPs are always appreciated. But then, you knew that. You’re a bride-to-be, after all!

This Friday and Saturday, check out high-glamour, high-fashion, figure-hugging gowns from Simone Carvalli at Brickhouse Bridal, and get 15% off when you nab your Carvalli creation during this event!

Simone Carvalli Trunk Show

Brickhouse Bridal

Friday, August 20 – Saturday, August 21, 2010

200 Valleywood Drive

Suite A300

The Woodlands, Tx 77380

For more information and to RSVP call 281.681.3430

Looking for the perfect indoor-outdoor wedding venue? Lakefront lawns and opulent ballroom space for up to 350 of your nearest and dearest await you at the conveniently located WestLake Club. Come see it (and taste it!) for yourself this Saturday.

WestLake Club Bridal Open House

Saturday, August 21, 2010

11AM to 1PM

570 Westlake Park Blvd.

Houston, TX 77079

For more information or to RSVP call 281.556.5100 or e-mail

It may be located on 80 spectacular rural acres in Cypress, but Northwest Forest has all the modern amenities to make your wedding the event of a lifetime. Check out its unique ceremony and reception spaces—we especially love the Old West-style Settlement House with its big ol’ Texas-size ballroom and delightful wraparound porch—this Sunday afternoon.

Northwest Forest Bridal Open House

Sunday, August 22, 2010

2PM to 4PM

12715 Telge Road

Cypress, TX 77429

For more information or to RSVP call 281.256.4249 or e-mail

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

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

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

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!

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 badra@levirageballroom.com

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.