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GIVEAWAY: Dinner for 2 @ Ouisie’s Table—Enter By Midnight To Win!

Elouise Adams Jones’s Southern-heritage-with-a-twist cuisine wins raves across Texas…and the nation. Around here, she’s just known as Ouisie, and her famed Houston dining establishment, Ouisie’s Table, is about as perfect a spot as any to have an elegant, gracious, sophisticated wedding where extraordinary food and fine wine are the focus.

Ouisie’s Table also happens to be an awesome place for a romantic dinner with your one-and-only. And today, we just happen to be giving one away. Lucky you!

To be eligible to win, you need to order your tickets for this Sunday’s I Do! Bridal Soiree by end of day today…which you were going to do anyway, weren’t you, Houston bride-to-be? ‘Course you were! You also need to answer one teensy weensy question for us.

Let’s make this real simple, shall we?

Step 1: Reserve your I Do! tickets and enter code word OUISIES in the comments section of the ticket order page. You MUST do this to be eligible to win.

Step. 2: Visit Weddings in Houston on Facebook and tell us what it is about Sunday’s I Do! Soiree (Tabletop design? Runway show? Finding a photographer? SWAG??) that you’re most excited about, by entering your comment on the Ouisie’s Table Giveaway post.

This is a one-day giveaway, which means your odds of winning are likely to be one in 20 or fewer. You can’t beat that. And we can’t wait to meet you at Sunday’s I Do! Bridal Soiree. Good luck!!

GIVEAWAY: Enter by Midnight to Win Dinner for 2 @ Masraff’s!

If you haven’t snapped up your I Do! Bridal Soiree tickets yet, today is the day to do it. That’s because we’re giving away a fabulous dinner for two at Masraff’s to one lucky bride who reserves her I Do! ticket(s) by midnight tonight.

First off, a bit more on the prize: One of Houston’s most acclaimed restaurants, Masraff’s serves contemporary American cuisine—think fresh seafood, succulent steaks, market-fresh produce, hints of Asian and French influence—in a modern, art-filled space. It’s a favorite setting for impressive rehearsal dinners, engagement parties and intimate weddings. It’s also the perfect spot for a romantic dinner with your hubby-to-be. And your odds of winning one are EXCELLENT.

How to win:

Step 1: Reserve your I Do! tickets and enter code word “MASRAFFS” in the comments section of the ticket order page. You MUST do this to be eligible to win.

Step. 2: Visit the Masraff’s dinner menu online. While your mouth inevitably waters profusely, choose the appetizer, entree and dessert that make up your idea of the perfect Masraff’s meal.

Step 2: Visit us on Facebook and tell us your choices by adding your comment to the Masraff’s I Do! Giveaway post.

That’s it! Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy. We’ll announce the winner on Monday. Bon apetit!

Brickhouse Bridal Honors Veterans Day With Gown Giveaway

2010 Military Gown Giveaway

You probably know that Houston is home to many military brides-to-be—future brides who either are serving on active duty themselves, or whose fiancés are. Well, this Thursday, Veteran’s Day, Brickhouse Bridal will once again help some of those brides get just a little bit closer to having the wedding of their dreams.

Starting at 10 a.m., Thurs. Nov. 11, Brickhouse will open its doors to military brides as part of the Brides Across America Nationwide Military Gown Giveaway. Salon staff will hand out numbers on a first-come first-served basis, and will bring qualifying brides (you must be engaged and on active duty, or have a fiancé on active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan, and provide verifying documentation) into the store for individual consultations, and assistance selecting the perfect gown from among nearly 250 options.

Military Gown Giveaway

One bit of advice: Brickhouse urges qualifying brides to wait until Thursday to come into the salon to search for their gown, since some gowns that will be featured in the giveaway may differ from those in the store’s regular stock.

We can’t tell you how proud we are of our military brides—proud, too, of Houston’s very own Brickhouse Bridal, for its generous contribution to this worthy cause.

And just to give you a little context, national nonprofit Brides Across America and its partners in cities across the nation have donated more than 5,000 gowns from top designers including Vera Wang, Amsale and Pronovias, over the past five years alone.

Are you a military bride, or do you know someone who is? Call Brickhouse Bridal at 381.681.3430 or e-mail.

And thank you, for all you do.

Hotel ZaZa Pre-Wedding Getaway Giveaway—Today Only!

Hotel ZaZa One-Night Getaway Giveaway

Houston brides-to-be in need of a break (and what bride-to-be isn’t?), listen up! We’re giving away a luxurious one-night weekend getaway at Hotel ZaZa for the bride who convinces us she needs a breather, big time.

Here are the deets: Buy your tickets TODAY for the Oct. 14th I Do! Bridal Soiree @ Hotel ZaZa (a bargain at only $12 a pop), and post your comment in the designated comment field ON THE TICKET ORDER PAGE letting us know WHY YOU DESERVE A PRE-WEDDING BREAK for your chance to win a one-night weekend escape at the ultra-hip Hotel ZaZa, complete with breakfast for two at ZaZa’s fabulous Monarch restaurant. Yum. And we’re not just talking about the food.

We’ll announce one lucky winner on FRIDAY—and honey, you can’t beat these odds.

But wait, there’s more! The winner, and everyone else with tix to the show, will get to indulge in poolside beats, celebrity wedding style, divine wedding design inspiration, killer bridal swag and free-flowing Z cocktails at Houston’s hippest hotel, at the most amazing bridal showcase—and hottest party—in town.

Good luck—and see you there!