Can You Find This $15,000 Diamond Ring?

ArtCarved Diamond Ring

If you can, you get to keep it. How cool is that?

Here’s the deal: A stunning $15,000 ArtCarved diamond ring from Thomas Markle Jewelers has been hidden somewhere in The Woodlands. And on March 5, one lucky couple will follow clues and challenges delivered by iPhone, Android or text, and find it. And keep it. Forever. Will it be you and your honey?

Participation in Thomas Markle Jewelers’ Amazing Ring Race is free, but you must win a spot to play. Register here and, as a member of Weddings in Houston community, enter the code “WEDDINGS15” to be placed in an exclusive pool of candidates for participation. And make sure to tell your to-be-wed pals. After all, what’s better than a little friendly competition?

Congratulations To Our Bistro @ The Lancaster Giveaway Winner!

Weddings in Houston Giveaway

Yay Jessica!

Ms. Jessica Odale–soon to wed fiancé Alejandro Llagostera–is the winner of our Bistro @ The Lancaster Dinner-for-Two Giveaway. Jessica and a companion (we have a sneaking suspicion it’ll be Alejandro) will enjoy a lavish dinner on the date-night date of their choosing at one of Houston’s most acclaimed dining establishments, nestled inside one of Houston’s finest historic hotels.

Congratulations, Jessica, on your win and your upcoming wedding.

Everyone else, stay tuned to the weekly Wedding Buzz for next month’s equally awesome giveaway. Not yet a Buzz subscriber? sign up now…or risk missing out on Houston’s latest wedding news, bridal events, style tips & trends, “Real Wedding” inspiration, and, of course, the hottest (and most winnable) giveaways in town!

I Do! Bridal Soiree @ The Houstonian Today @ 1 p.m.

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It’s finally here! The annual January I Do! Bridal Soiree takes over The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa today @ 1 p.m. CST, for five full, fabulous, unforgettable hours of wedding artistry, style & substance. We’re so excited to meet you, and so excited for you to meet the 70+ extraordinary Houston wedding vendors we’ve gathered exclusively for this incredible show. These remarkable coordinators, designers, decorators, floral artists, jewelers, cake creators, photographers, videographers, retailers, bridal salons and bridal experts represent the crème de la crème of Houston wedding talent, and we hope you’ll take full advantage of their expertise.

A few reminders:

Do! make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter throughout the show for live updates, up-to-the-minute schedule information and buzz via the #IDoHoustonian hashtag.

Do! join the buzz. See something wonderful at the show? Update FB & Tweet your news. Include #IDoHoustonian so your friends & sister brides can easily find you.

Do! enter our awesome Real Wedding Giveaway contest, launching @ 1 p.m. CST. Details on how to enter (it’s SO easy) are available via Facebook & Twitter @ 1 p.m., and on signage @ show registration on site. One lucky bride will win the opportunity to have her own wedding featured in the pages of Weddings in Houston. Could it be you?

Do! relax and indulge. We want you to eat, drink and take your time. We want you to savor the pleasure of being a bride planning her wedding day. Today is your day, and we want you to enjoy every minute of it.

See you there!

Order I Do! Bridal Soiree Tickets By Midnight, Enter to Win Luxury Getaway for 2!

Brickhouse Bridal Gown Wedding Tabletop Designs By Jessie

Photos By Nhan Nguyen Photography

We know how busy you get, being a bride-to-be. The meetings, the tastings, the fittings, the hours of research and contemplation and tough decision-making.

So we know you’re gonna love this. Not only have we got the absolute crème de la crème of Houston wedding vendors and experts all gathered in one convenient location, where you can meet with them, one on one, while sipping fine wine and nibbling gourmet treats.

Not only do we have Houston’s ONLY couture bridal runway show (Amsale, Kenneth Pool, Christos, Badgley Mischka, etc., etc…I mean, come ON).

But we’re also giving away an amazing weekend-night getaway for two at the legendary Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa—which just happens to also be the home of this Sunday’s I Do! Bridal Soiree.

Convenient, top-of-the-line, one-stop shopping AND a chance to escape from it all with your hubby-to-be and just be in love, luxuriously, for a full 24 hours, on the weekend of your choice? Oh, yeah.

Just pre-order your I Do! tickets NO LATER THAN END OF DAY TODAY and you’re automatically entered in our giveaway contest. That’s a win (you’ve locked in your ticket so you won’t be left out when they inevitably sell out by Sunday), win (you’re attending Houston’s finest, most inspiring, and ONLY luxury bridal show), and quite possible WIN (our Houstonian getaway giveaway…we’ll announce the winner tomorrow!). #IDoHoustonian

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!!