Yes, this is bridal open house season. And yes, lots of the season’s bridal open houses offer goodies aplenty–free food and drinks, door prizes, raffles, complimentary valet parking, the list goes on and on. But it stops at Sugar Creek Country Club. Because at its bridal open house this weekend, this lovely, intimate, gracious, gloriously green-lawned Sugar Land club is giving away AN ENTIRE WEDDING. That’s right, one lucky bride in attendance at this Sunday’s event will win a ceremony and reception package for up to 100 guests. And we’re not talking streamers and soda pop either. We’re talking stunning outdoor I Do’s, Champagne, butler-passed hors d’oeuvre, hosted bar, plated dinner, centerpieces, DJ, cake–the works.
For your chance to win your Sugar Creek Country Club wedding, attend this Sunday’s open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (which you were going to do anyway, right?), enjoy beverages, nibbles, chit-chat with the club’s very experienced event staff, follow their giveaway entry instructions…then just wait. Winner will be announced at the event, and must be present to win. For more info call 281.494.9131 or click here. And bring your lucky rabbit’s foot.
A dance floor, when you get down to it (or ON it) is, more or less, just a rectangle of plain ol’ wood. But splash your splendid just-married monogram gobo across it and it suddenly becomes something very special indeed–an elegant reception focal point that shows off your newlywed bond, while pulling the entire room together, beautifully. No wonder celebrities, socialites and style-obsessed brides across the country wouldn’t dream of celebrating their nuptials without one! So,what’s even better than a fabulous dance floor monogram? WINNING ONE.
That’s right, one lucky Houston bride will win a $300 dance-floor monogram gobo package, courtesy ILD Lighting–one of the most acclaimed lighting design firms in the country and a favorite of brides and event pros alike. To enter, simply visit this ILD Lighting blog post featuring a handful of the company’s best real, live wedding dance floor monograms. Pick the photo you like most, and e-mail us with the number of your pick, along with your name, your fiancé’s name, wedding date and wedding reception location. We’ll pick one lucky winner and announce her name next FRIDAY, AUGUST 5th on Facebook. BONUS: Each and every bride who enters will receive a $100 voucher good towards any ILD Lighting event service.
Nothing to lose. So much to WIN. Enter now…and good luck!
We’re thrilled to feature famed bridal expert Barbara Wallace’s input in Weddings in Houston magazine, with an excerpt from her book (with co-author Annie Withers and photographer Lars Wanberg), “Beautiful Bride from Every Angle.” And we’re even more thrilled to have three, count ’em, THREE copies of this utterly gorgeous hard-bound, photo-rich, wisdom-filled volume to give away to our readers! How to choose a dress, how to accentuate your best features with bridal makeup, how to find the perfect hairstyle, how to be a gracious bride, how to thank your friends and family, how to seek serenity in the storm of wedding-planning stress–this book truly does cover bridal beauty in all its internal and external forms. Whether you want a copy for yourself, or as a gift for a beloved bride-to-be, here’s your chance to score one!
HOW TO WIN: First, if you haven’t already, “Like” Weddings in Houston on Facebook…and we’ll immediately love you right on back. Second, drop your comment here letting us know what (or who) makes you feel beautiful (your favorite pair of heels, that perfect red lipstick, getting your hair cut, winning a marathon, trying on your wedding dress, that look in your fiances eyes…). We’ll announce three winning Facebook fans on FB on Friday! Yay!
One more week to enter, so many incredible shows to choose from. Don’t miss your chance to snag tickets for two plus dinner for two at the legendary House of Blues, Houston’s hottest venue for live music and sensational Southern-inspired dining (not to mention a VERY cool place to have your engagement party, rehearsal dinner or wedding!
TO ENTER: Visit House of Blues online and select one show from HOB’s concert calendar that you’d skip your best friend’s wedding to attend (OK, you’d NEVER do that…but a show you’d love to see). Then, send us an email with the show date, performer or band’s name and your favorite song. Make sure to include your full name, fiancé’s name and date (exact or approximate) of your wedding.
ENTRY DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011. Winner will be announced in the April 27 Wedding Buzz and on Facebook.
…especially for the adorable couple who won that truly spectacular $15,000 Art Carved diamond ring. As for the rest of us, the Amazing Ring Race was one heck of a good time (despite the winter chill…brrr!). Thanks so much to Thomas Markle Jewelers for making this awesome event happen last Saturday, and for bringing all those sweet, enthusiastic and VERY DETERMINED Houston brides and grooms out to The Woodlands for so much fun. We’re thrilled to have been a part of it.
Check out all the excitement, anticipation and race-day spirit, perfectly captured in this clip!