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$100 Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse GIVEAWAY

$100 Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse GIVEAWAY

Photos: Civic Photos ~ Top Left Decor: Flora & Eventi ~ Top Right Decor: Todd Events ~ Bottom Decor: A Memorable Event

Hey lovely, have you heard about this week’s mouthwatering giveaway? The one-of-a-kind, all-VIP I Do! Wedding Soiree—Houston’s legendary wedding fantasyscape and cocktail bash—is coming to the regal Four Seasons Hotel…and when you purchase your I Do! tix by 9 p.m. TOMORROW, you won’t just be attending the season’s swankest wedding-planning party, you’ll also be automatically entered to WIN a $100 dinner for 2 at Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse. Mmmm…..

We’ve got not one but TWO of these awesome gift certificates to give away. Yours will score you dinner at Chama Gaucha, the uptown hotspot where the prime meats are succulent, the gourmet salad bar is endless and the cocktails are divine. And the food doesn’t stop until you say, “Bastante!”

Chama Gaucha is a fabulous destination for a romantic dinner for 2, but more than that, it’s a superb setting for milestone celebrations including engagement parties, rehearsal dinners and intimate wedding receptions. When you want to impress guests, trust us, this amazing restaurant has it ALL.

The I Do! Wedding Soiree + Chama Gaucha Giveaway. This week ONLY. Buy your I Do! tickets by 9 p.m. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23, and you could WIN. Winner will be notified by email and announced on Facebook on Friday, Sept. 25. Good luck, to-be-weds!

$100 Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse GIVEAWAY

Photos: Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

Madera Estates Open House Sunday Aug. 30

Madera Estates Open House Sunday Aug. 30

Photos: Ama Photography

Its name is Spanish for “wood,” which is perfectly appropriate, considering Madera Estates’ majestic pine-covered acres located just north of The Woodlands. This Sunday, from 5 to 8 p.m., Conroe’s picturesque haven welcomes you, your spouse-to-be, and your closest advisors and opinion-givers for an evening of sips, bites, tours and intros to Madera’s preferred vendors. Wander Madera Estates’ lovely wooded grounds, snap a pic beside its iconic fountain, peek in on Madera’s gracious bridal suite, and take a few practice twirls in Madera’s beautiful ballroom, with its gleaming floors, twinkling chandeliers and handcrafted mirrors.

Best of all? You’ll get to experience a bit of everything this truly, totally full-service wedding venue has to offer, including fabulous floral displays, great entertainment and delicious food. RSVP here for Madera Estates Summer Open House on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Go. See. Love!

2015 Client Appreciation Party at La Colombe d’Or by Civic Photos

They create the most incredible celebrations in town. So each year, we celebrate them, with a pull-out-all-the-stops party where Houston’s top wedding pros can let their hair down (or tease it wayyyyy out, as pictured below), dance, dine, and get fabulously festive with friends, colleagues and the staff of Weddings in Houston magazine. This year’s Client Appreciation Party, with its ’70s-Glam theme design from Darryl & Co., and fantastic disco soundtrack, courtesy of DJU Productions, transformed regal venue La Colombe d’Or into a Studio 54-inspired nightclub…and transformed an enthusiastic crowd of Houston’s most talented wedding vendors and experts into a hip-shaking, down-getting, conga-lining bunch of boogie queens and kings that only stepped away from the dance floor to refuel on themed cocktails, fine food…and delicious cake from the amazing Susie’s Cakes & Confections. Oh, and also: There were rollerskates.

Check out party pix from the wonderful Barett and Saul of Civic Photos…and be sure to scroll down to see our “Best Costume” winners: Lee Capetillo of A Memorable Event, and Lisa Hudson of Hotel ZaZa!!

Best Costumes: Lee Capetillo Jr. & Lisa Hudson ~ Photos: Civic Photos ~ Venue: La Colombe d’Or ~ Decor: Darryl & Co. ~ Cakes: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Lighting: DJU Productions

Moffitt Oaks Summer Open House, Sunday, Aug. 2

Moffitt Oaks Summer Open House, Sunday, Aug. 2

Photo: Leah Brewer Photography

Listen up to-be-weds: There’s a little slice of Heaven in Tomball, and it goes by the name of Moffitt Oaks. Private, serene, relaxed, refined—this Hill Country jewel truly is where rustic meets elegant. It’s no surprise this full-service wedding venue, located just 40 minutes outside of downtown Houston, is a 2014 AND 2015 Weddings in Houston Couples’ Favorite winner!

Come out and see for yourself why so many couples are so smitten, when Moffitt Oaks hosts its sensational Summer Open House this Sunday, Aug. 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. Check out ceremony sites like the romantic Lakeside, where sparkling waters offer a delightful backdrop to deeply felt “I do’s.” Visit the 250-capacity Ballroom, featuring wrought-iron doors, Swarovski chandeliers and a saloon-style bar with incomparable Texas charm. Meet with local vendors, chat with Moffitt Oaks staff, and basically have a lovely ol’ time while you plan the wedding of your dreams. RSVP today!

Claire Pettibone Romantique at Brickhouse Bridal 7/31-8/1

Claire Pettibone Romantique at Brickhouse Bridal 7/31-8/1

Photos: Claire Pettibone

You’re going to want to let your hair down for this one, honey: Brickhouse Bridal is bringing the gorgeous Claire Pettibone Romantique collection to the Houston area, with an exclusive debut trunk show next weekend! Flowing silhouettes, feminine off-the-shoulder sleeves, delicate lace and intricate back details—these are the style hallmarks of this bohemian-elegant bridal collection, designed, Pettibone says, for “the type of bride who prefers turquoise to diamonds, wildflowers to roses.”

That’s not to say you can’t rock a few sparkling rocks with your diaphanous Romantique wedding dress (this is Houston, after all!). Come, experience, see for yourself how you can personalize your ethereal and lovely, made-in-California Claire Pettibone Romantique gown with your own signature style—whether it’s a flower crown and ballet flats, or a shimmering sash and vintage pumps. Did we mention that these beauties are under $3,000, and feature fine crepe and chiffon, Chantilly lace, delicate embroidery and other exceptionally high-quality fabrics and embellishments?

Appointments for this trunk show are a must; call 281.681.3430 to make yours today. Brickhouse Bridal’s wonderfully gracious and knowledgeable consultants are waiting to welcome you…and guide you to the Romantique dress of your dreams!