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Dessert For Brunch Guest Post: Choosing A Wedding Planner

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Photo: JZU Visuals

Choosing a wedding planner is not an easy task for most brides. But it’s one of the most important decisions you can make, soon after you get engaged. Just ask Houston fashion and lifestyle blogger Esmerelda Estrada of popular Houston blog Dessert For Brunch, who made hiring a wedding planner a priority after saying “Yes!” to her fiancé Henry this past October. In this guest post—the first in a series from Esmerelda as she makes her way toward “I do” in 2020, the bride-to-be explains how and why she chose her wedding planner, including her Number One deciding factor.

“Planning a wedding is a lot of work. And it can be especially difficult to do if you don’t have a lot of free time. Which is where a professional wedding planner comes in. Many of you might be wondering, “Where do I find the best Houston wedding planner for my wedding?” “How do I know whom to choose to organize and plan my wedding?” Trust me, I was there, too. Today I am here to tell you about my experience with choosing a wedding planner, and how I went about it. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Adam Nyholt $1,800 Engagement Shoot Giveaway

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Photo: Adam Nyholt, Photographer

Scoring an Adam Nyholt engagement shoot is like scoring a chance to capture all the romance, exhilaration and tenderness of your bond with your one true love, for eternity. Scratch that. It’s not like scoring that chance…it IS scoring that chance. As one of Houston’s most in-demand wedding photographers, Nyholt’s schedule is often booked solid. But he’s making room for one lucky winner who purchases their tickets to the legendary Jan. 29 I Do! Wedding Soiree at the Corinthian Houston by this 11:59 p.m. this Sunday!

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Photo: Adam Nyholt, Photographer

Simply reserve your spot at Houston’s one-of-a-kind luxury wedding showcase and all-VIP cocktail bash by Sunday, and follow @adamnyholt and @weddingsinhouston on Insta, and you’ll be automatically entered to win a 90-minute on-location engagement photography session with multi-award-winning photographer Adam Nyholt, valued at $1,800!! Our advice:

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Photo: Adam Nyholt, Photographer

Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of this rare (and we can’t stress that part enough…Nyholt never does giveaways, but he’s doing one with us!!) opportunity to be photographed by one of the very best in the business. We’ll notify our lucky to-be-wed on Monday, Jan. 21, and announce our winner on Facebook and Instagram, so keep an eye out! Our winner, and all of our I Do! Wedding Soiree attendees, will have a chance to meet Adam Nyholt in person at the Soiree, where he’ll be showcasing his talents along with more than 30 of Houston’s best wedding vendors and experts. So…what are ya waiting for?? Get in it to win it, and we’ll see YOU at I Do!

A Sleek, Sophisticated New Omni Houston

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Birdie’s Cafe & Bar at the Omni Houston Hotel

Following a $30-million post-Hurricane Harvey renovation, the Omni Houston Hotel is back, and better than ever! A longtime favorite for elegant Houston wedding celebrations, the Omni Houston’s new look is all about cosmopolitan Houston sophistication, with a nod to the city’s surrounding natural landscape. We’re in love with natural wood, leather, brass and chic greenery that are on view everywhere you look at the new Omni!

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The Library at the Omni Houston Hotel

And, of course, we’re super excited to welcome back the hotel’s Mokara Spa (now an oasis of whitewashed woods and smooth stone) and beloved Black Swan nightclub (a favorite for late-night wedding after-parties and bachelorette bashes), along with beautiful event space for luxurious Uptown Houston weddings. Schedule your tour ASAP to snag your wedding date before someone else does, Click here to read the rest of this post »

Texan Elegance Wedding From Haute Flowers

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“If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it was meant to be,” says recent bride Kara, and she knows what she’s talking about. After attending elementary school with Kyle, and dating him throughout high school, the two graduated, and she remained in Texas while he went off to Florida. And, that, they may have figured, was that. Except it wasn’t. Eight years later the two reunited in Houston after not speaking to one another since starting college. And from there, well, let’s just say, neither was willing to set the other quite so free again. The couple chose a “Texan elegance” theme for their wedding celebration, which kicked off with a rehearsal dinner at The Houstonian Hotel’s lovely Manor House. The following day, an intimate outdoor ceremony preceded a food-focused reception where guests feasted on game specialties and fine wine, surrounded by fresh, rustic-elegant blush and sage flowers and decor from League City’s Haute Flowers & Events. We’re grateful to Kara and Kyle for sharing their lesson in love–and their wonderful Houston wedding–with us, and with y’all. Congratulations, you two, and may your lives be filled with love! Click here to read the rest of this post »

The Woodlands Resort 2019 Weddings Offer

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Venue: The Woodlands Resort | Photo: Jonathan Ivy Photography
The Woodlands Resort has a very special offer for Houston couples, and we’re super excited to share it:

Book your 2019 wedding any time between now and April 30, 2019 (weddings may take place January through December, 2019, pending availability), and you’ll receive 5% off your choice of a selection of awesome wedding upgrades. Plus, you’ll get a relaxing couple’s massage, to use within two days before or after your wedding day. Bonus!! Click here to read the rest of this post »