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GIVEAWAY: Buy I Do! Tickets, Win a Lakeway Resort Getaway!

Buy I Do! Tickets, Win a Lakeway Resort Getaway! Buy I Do! Tickets, Win a Lakeway Resort Getaway!

The Thursday, April 26, I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian is less than a week away, and we are so excited about our newest I Do! event, we can hardly stand it. The drama and grandeur of The Corinthian, the magnificent tablescapes, the incredible Jackson and Company cuisine and cocktails, the live entertainment and luxurious lounge ambiance…seriously, we are all aflutter.

So…to share our excitement, we’re giving away a BLISSFUL WEEKEND ONE-NIGHT STAY FOR 2 at Austin’s serene, scenic and spa-tacular Lakeway Resort to one lucky I Do! @ The Corinthian attendee. Our prize includes luxurious king-room accommodations plus breakfast at tranquil Lakeway Resort, home of the superb San Saba Spa.

Simply purchase your I Do! @ The Corinthian tickets by midnight tonight, Friday, April 20, and *Like* us on Facebook (if you haven’t yet), and you are automatically entered to win. All brides who have  purchased presale tickets and have become a FB fan by tonight’s deadline are entered. Our randomly selected winner will be announced Monday on Facebook.

Good luck…and we look forward, with great anticipation, to meeting you @ I Do!

Buy I Do! Tickets, Win a Lakeway Resort Getaway!

 

THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT Advance Screening GIVEAWAY

THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT Advance Screening GIVEAWAY
Photo Courtesy Universal Pictures

If you thought BRIDESMAIDS was funny—and, seriously, who didn’t?—have we got a giveaway for you. From Judd Apatow, producer of BRIDESMAIDS, and director Nicholas Stoller, of FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL (another of our faves), THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT stars Jason Segel and Emily Blunt in a story of stumbles during that long—verrry long—walk down the aisle. We can’t WAIT for this perfect date-night flick to open nationwide on Friday, April 27.

And if you win our advance screening giveaway, you won’t have to.

Here’s the scoop: We’ve got 80 pairs of passes to Houston’s advance screening of Universal Pictures’ THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT, on Thursday, April 19 at 7 PM, at Edwards Grand Palace. To enter to win, simply “Like” us on Facebook, and e-mail us with your name, fiancé’s name and wedding date by midnight Friday April 13. We’ll e-mail e-tickets to winners on Monday April 16.

Oh…and good luck!

A Custom Illustration of Your Bridal Gown…Plus GIVEAWAY!

A Custom Illustration of Your Bridal Gown

Every now and then we come across someone, or something, really special in the bridal universe. And that’s just how we feel about Jennifer Hancock. The lifelong artist, illustrator and designer, who loved drawing princesses as a child, now makes brides feel like princesses, with her beautiful custom bridal illustrations.

Here’s how it works: You visit Hancock’s Etsy shop, The Illustrated Bride. You “ooh” and “ah” at the lovely bridal gown illustrations, thinking to yourself, “Wow, I would LOVE one of these!” You place your order—which at about $130 a pop is an amazing deal—and Jennifer e-mails you requesting photos of you in your bridal ensemble, either from your wedding day or from a bridal photo session.

She’ll ask you to make sure your photos provide “a clear view of design details such as seams, lace, and intricate beading,” along with accessories like jewelry, footwear and your veil. “The illustrations are completely customizable,” Jennifer explains. “I choose a pose based on the bride’s favorite part of her dress or accessory.” Oh—and while Jennifer’s wedding dress illustrations usually skip the facial features, in the tradition of fashion sketches, if you want more of a “portrait” look, she can add facial features at no extra cost. Turnaround is about two weeks from the time she receives your last photo to the time she ships your finished work. Shortly after that, you receive your beautiful, unique, original, keepsake 8X10 illustration, to display as you wish. Though, for her part, Jennifer says, “I enjoy the thought of an illustration hanging as a conversation piece, or in a child’s room, having been passed down through generations.” Can’t you just picture it?

Got a good friend who’s planning to wed, and access to a few of her bridal photos? Jennifer’s custom illustrations make really amazing gifts, too!

A Custom Illustration of Your Bridal Gown

OK, here comes the fun part: One lucky Houston bride will WIN a beautiful custom bridal gown illustration from The Illustrated Bride. To enter just e-mail us your name, fiancé’s name, wedding date and Houston-area wedding venue. Entries must be received by Friday, April 6. Winner will be notified by e-mail and announced on Facebook.

Good luck!

Race Through Houston To Win a $15,000 Diamond Ring

Race Through Houston To Win a $15,000 Diamond Ring

Last year’s Amazing Ring Race was such a massive hit, Thomas Markle Jewelers is doing it again. Will this be your chance to score BIG?

On April 7, Thomas Markle Jewelers presents the Amazing Ring Race 2—a one-day, real-world treasure hunt that will take to-be-weds through the streets of The Woodlands in pursuit of a spectacular ArtCarved diamond engagement ring worth $15,000. Gulp.

Registration is free, but limited. Increase your chances of being selected to take part in this incredibly awesome event—and, by extension, your chances of winning that gorgeous ring—by using the exclusive Weddings in Houston promo code WEDDINGS15, when you register online.

Good luck, brides and grooms—now get out there and RACE!

Race Through Houston To Win a $15,000 Diamond Ring
Ring: Courtesy Thomas Markle Jewelers ~ Photos: Deji Osinulu

Win A $600 Custom Monogram Package from ILD

Win A $600 Custom Monogram Package from ILD
Photos: Courtesy Intelligent Lighting Design

Nothing transforms a wedding reception like a beautiful custom illuminated monogram. Seriously, NOTHING. That glowing, gorgeous script bearing your Mr. and Mrs. initials, splashed against a wall or dance floor? Now you’ve turned your reception space into a personalized environment, not to mention adding the final, perfect touch to your design scheme.

And nobody creates magnificent monograms like Houston’s Intelligent Lighting Design. This month one lucky Houston bride will WIN a $600 custom wedding monogram kit, including design, setup and travel, from multi-award-winning ILD—one of the country’s leading providers of illuminating effects for events and entertainment.

Will it be you?

To enter, simply visit this ILD blog post, pick your favorite photo from the FIVE featured ILD wedding monogram photos, and e-mail us your choice, along with your name, fiancé’s name, wedding date and reception venue. Please enter only once (duplicate entries will be deleted). All entries MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, MARCH 23. Winner will be announced in our March 28 Wedding Buzz. Not just that, but ALL giveaway participants will receive a $100 discount voucher to use toward any lighting package with Intelligent Lighting Design and $75 off any DJ package with ILD’s SoundSource Entertainment division. Bonus!!