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Venues We Love: Agave Estates…PLUS A Romantic Dinner for 2 GIVEAWAY

Monday, April 24th, 2017

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When it comes to weddings, it’s all about the ambiance, darlings — that total experience of sight, sound, fragrance, flavor, setting, landscape and design, all rolled together. And TBH, it’s hard to imagine a wedding location with more built-in ambiance than Agave Estates, Katy’s beautiful hidden gem, nestled into a 30-acre wildlife sanctuary that feels a million miles away from downtown Houston (in reality, it’s only 30).

When you first glimpse the terra cotta walls, wood arbors and curved archways of Agave’s private enclave, you may think you’ve somehow stepped back in time…and into an era of cobblestones and courtyards, the sound of a burbling fountain somewhere in the distance. But nope, no time travel here, honey. You’ve just found yourself face-to-face with a full-service wedding site designed specifically to create a sense of total escape and immersion for your outdoor wedding ceremony and unforgettable reception. In other words: You’ve found a little slice of Paradise.

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Agave Real Wedding Ceremony & Reception  Venue: Agave Estates | Photo: Akil Bennett Photography

For those couples seeking a true Spanish Villa vibe — and room to celebrate with up to 300 of their nearest and dearest — the estate’s Agave Road is a favorite. With towering oak trees, fluttering palms, huge hand-carved wood doors and 10,000 square feet of reception space, Agave Road doesn’t just offer ample space and great service, but some of the most gorgeous photo opps in the entire region.

For weddings on the more intimate side, Agave Real features natural stone and wrought-iron accents, glowing sconces, plus a lovely view of the lagoon-like reflecting pool, and is a superb celebration spot for groups of up to 200.

The newest member of the Agave Estates family is Agave Rio — a delightful patio restaurant serving up fresh seafood, steaks and Latin-influenced fare, along with classic, tropical-leaning cocktails, all in an al fresco environment that welcomes you to linger long, and savor the feeling of a relaxing oasis. It’s also a perfect place for elegant rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, bridal showers and day-after brunches. Want to try it out for yourself? Comment on our Agave-themed Facebook and Instagram posts, or email us your first and last name, fiancé’s name, wedding date and wedding venue (either booked or wish listed!) for automatic entry into our Agave Rio Dinner for 2 GIVEAWAY! One lucky bride or groom will WIN; winner will be notified on Tuesday, May 2 and announced on Facebook and Instagram. Shouldn’t it be…YOU?

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Want to find out more about Agave Estates? Schedule your tour now, and make sure to tell them you found them on the Houston Wedding Blog!

Buy Tickets and WIN a $1,000 Hotel Galvez & Spa Romance Getaway

Monday, February 20th, 2017

The I Do! Wedding Soiree is coming…are you GOING? Houston’s one-of-a-kind luxury wedding event and VIP cocktail party will treat brides, grooms, their family members and friends, to a magnificent evening of wedding design inspiration, one-on-one chats with top Houston wedding vendors, a strolling fashion show featuring gorgeous new designer bridal gowns, and superb food and cocktails from Jackson and Company, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, amidst the luxury of The Corinthian in downtown Houston.

But wait—there’s more. MUCH more…for one very lucky Houston wedding couple. One couple who purchases their I Do! Wedding Soiree tickets by 11:59 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 24, will win an absolutely awesome 2-night weekend getaway at Galveston’s historic Hotel Galvez & Spa! Known as the “Queen of the Gulf,” Hotel Galvez has been treating guests to stunning water views, sumptuous service and luxurious amenities for more than a century. This iconic Galveston resort hotel is one of the Gulf Coast’s most desired locations for milestone celebrations, including elegant rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, bridal showers, and yes, unforgettable destination weddings, at a destination very close to Houston. Buy your tickets to the I Do! Wedding Soiree by Friday’s deadline and you could win a Hotel Galvez prize package including the following:

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Photos: Courtesy of Hotel Galvez & Spa

  • A two-night weekend stay in a luxurious ocean-view room
  • A 50 minute couple’s massage at the renowned Hotel Galvez Spa
  • Hotel Galvez’s legendary Sunday Champagne brunch for two
  • Complimentary valet parking

Tickets to Houston’s ultimate wedding fantasyscape and a $1,000 weekend of relaxation and indulgence at Galveston’s most famous resort hotel? Both could be yours, if you get your advance-sale tickets by this Friday!

Our winner will be notified next week, and announced live at the I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian on Feb. 28. Good luck, lovelies…and we’ll see YOU at I Do!

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Left Photo: Select Studios | Right Photo: Mia Bella Photography

Buy Tickets and WIN a $700 Adam Nyholt Engagement Shoot!

Monday, February 13th, 2017

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Photo: Adam Nyholt | Venue: The Corinthian

It’s hard to explain just how it feels to experience the I Do! Wedding Soiree…so we’ll let recent attendees do the explaining: “Fabulous.” “We were spoiled—it was so elegant…and delicious!” “The perfect place to meet chic vendors.” These are real words from real brides and grooms who have joined us for our signature custom-curated cocktails + couture + wedding-planning bash.

Sound like your cup of tea…or glass of bubbly, as it were? Purchase your tickets THIS WEEK to the Feb. 28 I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian, and you won’t just reserve your spot at Houston’s hottest wedding event and bridal show—you may also score yourself a fantastic $700 engagement photo shoot with one of the most acclaimed photographers in the business.

Adam Nyholt is known for his extraordinary ability to capture the drama and beauty of the entire wedding experience—from the moments leading up the big day, to the sweeping emotional landscape of the wedding itself. One lucky I Do! attendee who purchases tickets by 11:59 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 17, will WIN an on-location engagement photo session with this acclaimed photographer valued at $700—a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture the romance of engagement, in images to last a lifetime.

Find out more about Adam Nyholt here, and snag your I Do! Wedding Soiree tickets here. Our winner will be notified next week and announced live at The Corinthian on Feb. 28. We can’t wait to see YOU at I Do!

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Photos: Adam Nyholt

Buy I Do! Wedding Soiree Tickets and Win an Amazon Echo Dot!

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the doors of The Corinthian will open to reveal the I Do! Wedding Soiree—Houston’s legendary luxury wedding experience and VIP cocktail bash! Tired of convention-style bridal shows and big-box extravaganzas? Yeah, we feel you. And on Feb. 28, you’re going to feel like the VIP you were meant to be, when we indulge you with fine food and artisan cocktails from Jackson and Company, stunning floral displays from esteemed Houston designers, high-energy entertainment and lavish gift bags for each and every to-be-wed couple.

Oh—and one more thing: Buy your advance-sale I Do! Wedding Soiree tickets by 11:59 pm this Friday, and you are automatically entered to win a super-cute, super-handy Amazon Echo Dot, the hottest little home-control device on the planet. Get the Echo Dot’s “Alexa” to play your music, read you the day’s top news stories, set your thermostat and sprinklers, and more.

Our winner will be notified next week, and announced live at the I Do! Wedding Soiree. Shouldn’t it be you? Get your tickets today, and we’ll see YOU at I DO!

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Photos: Courtesy of Amazon

Buy I Do! Tickets and WIN a Two-Night Luxury Staycation at the JW Marriott!

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Buy I Do! Tickets and WIN a Two-Night Luxury Staycation at the JW Marriott!

Photos: JW Marriott Houston Downtown

The one-and-only I Do! Wedding Soiree is just around the corner. If you only attend ONE wedding-planning event in the lead up to your perfect day, THIS is the one, darling. And if you haven’t purchased your I Do! Wedding Soiree tickets yet, NOW is the time.

Why?

Well… One very lucky couple who buys their Soiree tickets by 11:59 pm this Friday, Sept. 23 will SCORE an incredible city staycation at the acclaimed JW Marriott Houston Downtown. The intersection of art, innovation and comfort, the JW Marriott is the perfect destination for the ultimate romantic getaway. It’s also one of the city’s most coveted locations for celebrations of all kinds—be they intimate…or ultra-spectacular!

About the show: The I Do! Wedding Soiree is the ultimate antidote to big-box bridal conventions. Sip fine bubbly, savor delicious food and let yourself and your entourage be pampered, educated and inspired as you tour a dazzling world of magnificent tablescapes and chat one-on-one with Houston’s A-list wedding experts, at Houston’s premier cultural institution, The Museum of Fine Arts. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced…and like everything you’ve always dreamed.

About the prize: Our JW Marriott Spa + Dining + Romance Luxury Staycation is the pre-wedding getaway you’ve been craving, at the hotel that’s at the top of more “Best Of” lists than we can count! One couple who purchases their I Do! Wedding Soiree tickets by 11:59 pm Saturday, Sept. 24, will WIN a sumptuous two-night stay at this superb cosmopolitan haven of fine art, fine food and…fabulousness. Our awesome prize ALSO includes a gift card good toward $200 worth of bliss-inducing services at the Spa by JW, and $100 toward European-inspired American cuisine with a sustainable, market-fresh slant, at the JW’s famed Main Kitchen restaurant.

Only ONE couple will win. Shouldn’t it be…YOU?

Buy your I Do! Wedding Soiree tickets now, and it just may be. Good luck, lovelies! And we’ll see YOU at I Do!

Buy I Do! Tickets and WIN a Two-Night Luxury Staycation at the JW Marriott!

Photos: JW Marriott Houston Downtown