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Waterfront Wedding Venue: Waters Edge Special Offer

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Venue: Waters Edge | Photo: RaeTay Photography
A lovely waterfront wedding venue with lush lawns, swaying palms, a chic outdoor lounge area and window-lined modern ballroom? That, loves, is Waters Edge!! And this awesome resort-like wedding space on the shores of sparkling Clear Lake just got a little more enticing…with THIS special offer:

Book your June, July or August 2019 wedding at Waters Edge and you’ll score your choice of two fabulous free extras: a complete ceremony package OR an unforgettable “boat exit” aboard the venue’s chic, sleek Lake Limo! Limited dates are available for this wedding booking special, and will fill up. So make a fun fall trip down to sunny, breezy Waters Edge for a tour, then snag your special date before someone else does. And get ready for your summer destination wedding, at a destination very close to home!

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Venue: Waters Edge | Photo: J&D Productions
Of course, Waters Edge weddings are lovely any time of year, so if you need a bit more flexibility in your wedding schedule, ask about open dates for spring, fall and winter 2019.

You may not score the summer special, but you’ll get all the amenities of a Waters Edge wedding (two and a half acres of landscaped lakefront property, a 5,000-square foot ballroom with room for 300 of your nearest and dearest, fantastic food and beverage options) PLUS a dedicated on-site coordinator to assist with all your wedding-planning needs. Waters Edge is also equipped for on-site fireworks displays, late-night lounging beside their architectural “firepit fountain,” and transportation by Lake Limo, for the ultimate waterfront wedding experience. Call or email today for details, available 2019 dates, and to book your venue tour!

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Venue: Waters Edge | Photo: Stacy Anderson Photography

Unique Wedding Cakes From Cakes By Gina

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Photo: Ama by Aisha | Cake: Cakes by Gina
Our favorite unique wedding cakes are cakes that give a nod to tradition, but with a brilliant creative twist.

Houston wedding bakery Cakes By Gina is one of the city’s top experts in unique wedding cakes. That’s because they turn out cakes for style-minded couples who want the very best in both aesthetic appeal and decadent flavor. This top Houston wedding bakery’s cakes are in high demand for super-elegant, formal weddings. But they’re just as popular among edgier couples with a taste for…the unusual.

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Photo: Civic Photos | Cake: Cakes By Gina
A bit of Cakes By Gina history for y’all:

Launched in 2003, Cakes By Gina started as a small Houston bakery with a passionate cake-maker at its helm. In 2008, after winning over scores of Houston wedding couples with her extraordinary wedding cake designs, Gina Guttierez moved her operations to bigger digs. But she’s maintained her personalized relationships with the countless couples who seek out her expertise.

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Photo: Ama By Aisha | Cake: Cakes By Gina
Looking for a stunning wedding cake and/or a sculpted, themed groom’s cake that’ll have your guests saying, “WOW”?

Schedule your Cakes By Gina appointment to create your own “I can’t believe my eyes” cakes and elegant specialty wedding desserts. Gina and her crew are eager to hear from you, and help you turn your decadent cake dreams into dazzling cake reality!

Wedding Q&A With River Oaks Plant House

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Photo: Courtesy Of River Oaks Plant House

We’re SO excited to have snagged an exclusive interview with expert wedding coordinator Ken Catangay of Houston’s famed River Oaks Plant House, and we’re sharing it with y’all right here on the blog! Read on to find out why this four-decades-young boutique florist is in such high demand for Houston weddings. And get the inside scoop on what’s trending in floral and wedding design for 2018 and 2019 weddings!

Weddings In Houston: What sets River Oaks Plant House apart as a Houston wedding design and floral boutique?

Ken Catangay: For the past 40 years River Oaks Plant House has been a well-known, trusted and sought-after Houston wedding florist. We have very talented, honest, hardworking and creative wedding florists who, no matter what the theme of your wedding or your personal preference, provide you with the perfect wedding flowers for your bouquet, as well as floral arrangements for each table’s centerpiece. We also do flowers for rehearsal dinners, pre-wedding photo shoots, and, of course, all flowers for the wedding ceremony and reception. In fact, couples have loved our wedding floral arrangements so much that they’ve come back to us for their wedding anniversaries, and ordered flowers to relive their wedding day. We approach each and every wedding with custom floral designs and unique creativity.

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Flowers & Decor: River Oaks Plant House | Rentals: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design | Photo: Taylor Golden Photography
WIH: What trends are you tracking for fall/winter 2018 and spring 2019 weddings?

KC: We’re seeing many interesting trends for the next couple of seasons, in wedding themes, colors and flowers, from flower walls to flowers chandeliers, and the use of more custom lighting options, including candles and LED lighting. Roses, orchids and peonies are always the go-to flowers for our brides, and whites and blush tones continue to be the dominant colors for most weddings.  Topiaries such as giant hearts, kissing swans and wedding rings—even UT “longhorns” made of flowers—are becoming popular for Houston weddings, as well. The inclusion of cigars in the wedding design mix is trending as well. We have done this numerous times for weddings with our own brand of cigars, River Oaks Royal. Grooms now have a fun way to get involved and celebrate their weddings.

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Photo: Courtesy Of River Oaks Plant House
WIH: What is your approach to working with wedding couples?

KC: Our personal touch and untiring pursuit of excellence regardless of how small or big the wedding is set us apart from other florists. We make sure that from day one when we meet with our clients, even before they employ our services, we are transparent, honest and totally committed to making each wedding unforgettable. Every wedding has its own story to tell and that’s where we come in, making sure that each couple’s love story is shown through our stunning flower arrangements. We value our clients’ happiness above all.

Love what you’ve heard…and seen? Get in touch with River Oaks Plant House ASAP for your personal wedding design consultation, and start planning the season’s most important wedding in Houston–YOURS!

Wedding Dress Alterations By Kristin Johnston

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Photo: Bri Costello Photography

With her BFA in dance and her extensive background in costume creation, Kristin Johnston understands not just wedding dress alterations, but the bodies she’s customizing gowns for. That’s just one of the reasons we love this Katy-based wedding dress alterations expert. Another: Kristin Johnston Bridal Tailoring’s dedication to service, which, in the case of tailoring bridal gowns, means making sure every bride Kristin works with feels beautiful, comfortable and confident in her finished gown. In her own words, “I know is exactly what is possible: a beautifully tailored wedding gown that will provide support, look stunning, and ‘stay in place,’ all evening long, regardless of body type or activity level.” Click here to read the rest of this post »