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Couture Wedding Cakes By Tammy Allen

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Cake: Wedding Cakes By Tammy Allen | Photo: Pharris Photography
Tammy Allen has made a name for herself designing couture wedding cakes that taste as amazing as they look (and they look really, really amazing). Which is why we are so delighted to welcome Wedding Cakes By Tammy Allen to the Weddings in Houston family!

No matter what shape, decoration or finish you desire for your Houston wedding cake (sculpted, tiered, metallic, ombre, embossed, bejewled, hand-painted or covered with handmade or fresh flowers…or any combination thereof!), or what flavor you crave (Amaretto, Grand Marnier, Red Velvet, Italian Creme, Chocolate Mocha, Almond, Raspberry…we could go on, but we’re kinda busy drooling right now), Wedding Cakes By Tammy Allen will serve up something very special, just for you. And isn’t that what you deserve, for the most important dessert you’ll ever enjoy? Call today to schedule your wedding cake consultation…and focus your very good taste on something that tastes (and looks) very good!

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Cake: Wedding Cakes By Tammy Allen | Photo: JF Studioz

15 Classic First Dance Songs + First Dance Tips

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Photo: Ama by Aisha

Your first dance as a newlywed couple in front of your loved ones is a classic tradition. It can be a mesmerizing moment, but for some couples, the first dance can also be daunting. That’s completely understandable, as you’ll be in the spotlight, with all your loved ones looking on. But with these tips and song suggestions, you’ll be able to shake those first dance jitters and enjoy a deeply romantic moment with your spouse.

Practice Is Your Friend

When it comes to this tradition, rehearsing is a must. Even if it’s just a couple of practice sessions, rehearsing will prepare you for when it’s time to dance, and all eyes are on you and your partner. Make sure to practice in the actual shoes you will be wearing, to get comfortable and avoid missteps. Also, if you’re wearing a dress that could make dancing difficult, practice a couple of times while wearing it, to learn how to avoid snags or stumbles.

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Photo: Khanh Nguyen Photography

Keep It Simple

It’s fine to have a choreographed number, as long as you keep in mind not just your dancing abilities, but those of your partner. Your first dance shouldn’t be frustrating or terrifying for either one of you, and should be a fun way for you to connect as newlyweds. Avoid overly complicated steps and stick with something you’ll both be able to do with ease.

Let Loose

In a perfect world, your first dance will be seamless and maybe even YouTube-worthy. However, this is the real world and mistakes are a real possibility. When a mistake happens, embrace it and maybe incorporate it into your routine. A stumble can be turned into a romantic dip, while forgotten steps can become a fun freestyle. What matters is that you remain focused on each other and that you be present in the moment. Doing this will guarantee a first dance you’ll cherish.

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Photo: Adam Nyholt, Photographer

The Song

Lastly, choose a song that is meaningful to both of you. From meaningful lyrics to a shared love for an artist, the song you dance to should reflect your personalities and be enjoyable. With that mind, don’t feel relegated only to soft, slow songs. Below are both new favorites and enduring classics we love for creating first-dance memories to last a lifetime.

  1. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  2. Your Song – Elton John
  3. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  4. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  5. At Last – Etta James
  6. All Of Me – John Legend
  7. Everything – Michael Bublé
  8. Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
  9. Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
  10. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Lauryn Hill
  11. Someone Like You – Van Morrison
  12. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye
  13. Speechless – Dan + Shay
  14. Love On Top – Beyoncé
  15. Nothing Can Change This Love – Sam Cooke

Houston Chateau Wedding Venue: Chateau Polonez

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Venue: Chateau Polonez | Photo: Jonathan Ivy Photography
If you think you have to make the long trek overseas to find a European-style chateau wedding venue, we’ve got some very good news for you.

Dramatic double staircase, sparkling crystal chandeliers, grand ballroom, and a unique painted domed ceiling…Chateau Polonez is the real deal, y’all. And it’s located just about a 35 minute drive from downtown Houston. Intrigued? Click here to read the rest of this post »

Hot Houston Wedding Music: Emerald City Band

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One of the absolute hottest acts on the Houston wedding music scene is also one of the hottest bands around, period.

If you’ve heard all the recent buzz about Emerald City Band, it’s with good reason: This incredible music outfit sizzles. No–it SCORCHES. With a client list that includes everyone from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, to the Super Bowl, to the White House (yes, THAT White House), this nationally renowned super group has rocked some of the highest-profile weddings in the country. And they wanna rock yours. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Fun Signature Cocktails From Capitol Beverage

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Photo: Courtesy Of Capitol Beverage Service

Make fun signature cocktails a part of your wedding celebration with these delish wedding cocktail recipes from Capitol Beverage Service! This awesome Houston bar and beverage company will work hand in hand with you to craft one of these fabulous options, or a signature cocktail of your own design. Choose your spirit, pick your favorite mixers, and come up with a personalized name for your drink. It’s all in the name of celebration…and there’s no celebration more important than your wedding day. Cheers, y’all! Click here to read the rest of this post »