Houston’s one-of-a-kind luxury wedding fantasyscape + Houston’s home of gracious Southern cuisine & genteel hospitality = an absolutely AWESOME giveaway. One couple who purchases tickets to the Oct. 19 I Do! Wedding Soiree by 11:59 pm this Wednesday, Oct. 3, will WIN a $200 brunch for 4 at Ouisie’s Table, one of Houston’s most revered restaurants and celebration spaces, serving Louisiana-influenced American fare in an elegant and eclectic indoor-outdoor setting. Scroll down for details!
The Soiree: Houston’s only luxury wedding event and to-be-wed VIP cocktail bash fetes guests with dazzling tablescapes, top Houston wedding vendors and experts, live entertainment, gourmet food, fine bubbly, luxurious lounge spaces and fresh-off-the-runway bridal couture, $$$ gift bags and luxury door prizes. It’s like nothing you’ve ever imagined…and everything you’ve always dreamed!
The giveaway: Buy your tickets by this Wednesday, and you could win a $200 brunch for 4 (besties, you + boo & your moms, double date…the choice is yours!) at Ouisie’s Table. This longtime Houston icon is not just one of the city’s most acclaimed destinations for elevated Southern-comfort favorites in a refined white-tablecloth setting, it’s also a fabulous spot to celebrate special occasions (engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and intimate food-focused wedding celebrations) in your choice of relaxed and lovely private dining spaces.
One Soiree attendee who purchases tickets before midnight Wednesday will win. Shouldn’t it be YOU? Our winner will be notified this week, and announced live at the Oct. 19 I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Astorian!
Mosquitos. Guacamole. A clever ruse. Oh, how we love a zany proposal story: “I told Shane I wanted to wait until I officially had a degree to be engaged,” says Joanna. “He waited exactly a week after I graduated. We had talked about going on a hike, and finally planned it for that weekend. While on our hike there there were so many mosquitos it looked like a dark fog was following us. We ran out of the woods with about 30 bites each laughing so hard (with me not realizing his proposal plan was falling apart). We found an area that was mosquito-free, sat down for a picnic, and then Shane told me he had something for me. I got extremely suspicious that he was proposing. I thought to myself, ‘Shane can’t propose with a tub of guacamole (my favorite) sitting in between us.’ I start desperately moving the food to the other side of the bench, and he pulls out a PAIR OF EARRINGS. Five minutes later he drops down on one knee and proposes. He wanted to surprise me, the earrings made sure that happened. We met our family and close friends for dinner later and celebrated our love…and the fact that his plan to surprise me actually worked!” How could we not fall in love with this sweet young couple’s love, and the lovely Ashton Gardens wedding that celebrated it? Congratulations, Joanna and Shane, and thank you so much for sharing your humor and enthusiasm with us, and our readers!
Photos: Kaitlyn Beauregard Photography | Venue: Ashton Gardens North
Regan and Colin’s “Bohemian luxe” destination wedding at a ranch set on 300 acres of Texas countryside caught our eye immediately, with its white-on-white color palette, warmed by earth-tone accents, and its sense of fun and festivity. To that end, says Regan, “Our welcome bags were my big project! I didn’t want to skimp on the bags, after having been saved, myself, at many a wedding, by the late-night (or early-morning) snack bag. I also wanted to reinforce the idea of a weekend festival or camp, and give our guests something to carry their swimsuits or boots in during activities. We used our monogram on a simple canvas bag, inside which we tucked in our favorite local beer (Saint Arnold’s Lawnmower), a silver-antler bottle opener, and koozies. For the morning after we included bottled water with custom labels and packs of Advil and Emergen-C. We also threw in some snacks: a monogrammed bag of Buc-ee’s Beaver Nuggets (a Texas road-trip favorite of ours), a big bag of tortilla chips, and a little box of gourmet marshmallows. Last but not least, we had these amazing hand-painted cookies of dreamcatchers and flower-wearing longhorns. Each item was carefully chosen by us over the course of the planning process, and we spent the week of the wedding stuffing, sealing and packing the bags together.” Now THAT’S caring for your beloved guests. Good work, Regan and Colin…and good thoughts, from us, on your blessed union!
Photos: Koby Brown Photography | Rental Items: Darryl & Co.
Already lucky in love, Houston couple Morgan and Nathan scored again, as attendees at this past February’s I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian, when they won an amazing engagement shoot from top Houston wedding photographer Adam Nyholt.
Known for his superb, unposed, full-of-personality portraits, Nyholt took Morgan and Nathan on a tour of downtown Houston, documenting their deep affection and unmistakable pre-wedding glow all along the way. We’re so excited to feature this engagement photo session here on the blog…and equally excited to see Nyholt’s photos of the lovebirds’ wedding, which will take place at The Corinthian in November!!
Love what you see? Check out more of Nyholt’s recent wedding work here and here, then find out just how he can capture your own wedding in stunning photos you’ll treasure forever!
Love your engagement ring? Love cute quickie pix?? Spotlight your ring on Instagram and you could WIN an awesome Fujifilm Instax camera!!
How to enter:
1. SNAP a pic of your engagement ring.
2. Post it to Instagram and TAG @weddingsinhouston.
3. Be entered to WIN a Fujifilm Instax, the world’s most adorable and versatile instant camera!!
Contest ends 11:59 pm Sunday, Aug. 6…so whatcha waiting for?? Show us your bling and get ready to SCORE!!