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Champagne and Lime Green Wedding at the Crystal Ballroom by Sarah Ainsworth Photography

Monday, August 25th, 2014

WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON FALL 2014 | REAL WEDDING FEATURE

Sara and Bret ~ October 26, 2013

Sara always had a crush on her best friend’s older brother. And Bret, for his part, felt the same way about his younger sib’s BFF. But it wasn’t until 10 years after they’d first met that the pair expressed the connection they’d felt all those years. “One night, Bret texted me and said he had always felt that there was something between us and he wanted to see if there was. I agreed, so he drove up to Austin that night,” the recent bride recounts. “We got engaged four months later!” The couple’s classic Crystal Ballroom at The Rice wedding was a perfect expression of that longtime love, finally realized, and forever embraced.

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Names: Sara Preston & Bret Labadie ~ Number of Guests: 220 ~ Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Rice ~ Invitations: Katie & Co. ~ Flowers & Decor: Plants n’ Petals ~ Catering: Sambuca Catering ~ Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Rehearsal Dinner: The Grove ~ Photography: Sarah Ainsworth Photography ~ Registry: Williams-Sonoma ~ Honeymoon: Anguilla

Swag Bag Sweetness!

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Bridal Gifts Favors Skincare

We at Weddings in Houston firmly believe that take-home treats shouldn’t be just for wedding guests. That’s why we put so much love—and LOTS of good stuff—into our exclusive I Do! Bridal Soiree swag bags! We want to thank the exceptional brands and vendors who contributed gifts and goodies to the swag bags our brides took home from the fabulous I Do! Bridal Soiree at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston on Sunday, Jan. 26.

Greenleaf Gifts
Not only did Greenleaf’s First Blush and Gardenia Fragrance Votives have us totally swooning with delight over their soft, romantic scents, but their packaging was pretty much perfection. Love the idea of these for visiting guests’ hotel rooms, amenity baskets, and reception powder rooms and dressing rooms. Don’t you? #weddingfavor #guestroomamenity #homefragrance #bridesmaidgift

Thymes
Infused with jasmine, rose, hyacinth, lily of the valley and other divine floral fragrances, Thymes’ Goldleaf Foaming Bath Powder is our new favorite soak-time ritual. Did we mention it leaves our skin feeling like silk and smelling like Heaven après-bath? #bridesmaidgift #spabasket #bathandbody #fragrance

Kate Somerville
When the amazing Kate Somerville offers to treat you to a skincare treatment, you’d best take her up on it. I Do! Brides: Make sure to schedule your complimentary Kate Somerville DermaQuench Treatment at Neiman Marcus…TODAY! #bridalbeauty #bridesmaidbeauty #skincare #ideserveit

Nothing Bundt Cakes
So. Freakin.’ Delicious. Once you take one bite of a Nothing Bundt Cakes Red Velvet, White-Chocolate Raspberry, Chocolate or Lemon cake, drizzled and basically filled with decadent frosting, you’re a fan for life. And they make wedding cakes, too! #bundtcake #weddingcake #desserttable #ideserveit

Tiff’s Treats
Cookies make us happy. So we kinda figured they’d make y’all happy, too. And Tiff’s Treats knows how to make a cookie that’d make anyone happy. ‘Nuff said. ENJOY!
#weddingfavors #cookies #desserttable #coupon

Last but most definitely not least, we’d like to give a big ol’ Weddings in Houston shout out to Save-On Crafts for the gorgeous romance-red Sola Flowers adorning our I Do! Bridal Soiree “Bride” name tags. These natural-tapioca-fiber flowers aren’t just beautiful, they’re versatile, eco-friendly and absolutely awesome for DIY wedding decor, favor packages and other fun stuff. Check ’em out!

Buy I Do Bridal Soiree Tickets and WIN $400 GNO Beauty for FOUR!

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Buy Houston Bridal Show TIckets and Win

Photo: Bridesmaid Hair & Makeup by Buttercream Beauty

Here’s the thing about the January I Do! Bridal Soiree: It ALWAYS sells out. Here’s why: It’s AMAZING. Incredible wedding-reception tabletop designs by Houston’s top wedding florists and decor experts, insanely decadent wedding cakes, fabulous wedding photographers, 80+ of Houston’s finest wedding vendors, and a spectacular runway presentation showing the most coveted couture bridal gowns, bridal accessories and bridal styling for 2014. Plus free-flowing wine, cocktails, divine cuisine and VIP treatment every step of the way.

And here’s something else you’re gonna love: When you Like the I Do! Bridal Soiree on Facebook AND purchase your $20 pre-sale tickets for the Jan. 26 I Do! Bridal Soiree at the Royal Sonesta Houston by TUESDAY, DEC. 31, you are automatically entered to win a $400 Girls’ Night Out Hair & Makeup Party courtesy of Buttercream Beauty–the sweetest salon in town. Oh yeah, one bride who snags her must-have I Do! tickets before the end of the year will score hairstyling and professional makeup services for herself and up to three of her BFFs, which they’ll enjoy while indulging in decadent desserts at The Heights’ retro-adorable Buttercream Beauty before heading out for a night on the town!

Good luck, brides. And our wishes for a warm, love-filled and BEAUTIFUL holiday season to all y’all. See you at I Do!!

Q&A with Wedding Designer Todd Fiscus of Todd Events

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

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There’s a new name in Houston weddings, and it’s Todd Fiscus. The renowned Dallas-based event designer recently set up shop in Houston, bringing his talent for lush, deeply personalized wedding celebrations—along with access to 60,000 square feet of spectacular stuff to bring your wedding vision to life. We got the scoop from the man behind Todd Events (who, incidentally, was recently profiled by none other than the “Wall Street Journal” for his innovations and leadership in the field of event design…so we’re in good company : – )

Houston Wedding Blog: You’ve had such great success in Dallas. Why bring Todd Events to Houston?

Todd Fiscus: Several reasons. It’s a great city, with lots of growth, and close to our corporate office. We are focusing only on the decor and floral side of our business in Houston, and not offering event or wedding planning, as there are some great planners here. So this is a growth strategy that we feel is in our wheelhouse. It is also a city where I want to make a home. I am getting married to a Houstonian so I want to be there more, and enjoy the friends we have there. I really like being in Houston!

HWB: Congratulations! So tell us, what do you love about Houston brides?

TF: The brides we have met and the great planners we have talked with see us as something new and innovative to the market. We like to consider ourselves trendsetters, and being in Houston allows us to try new things, and really stretch our creative wings.

HWB: Tell us a little about what a bride can expect when she hires Todd Events?

TF: We are a very unique company, with a lot of playthings! We have over 60,000 feet of inventory of incredible tabletop, stage facades, furniture and luxury rentals. We treat weddings more like interior design projects, so all areas are cohesive. We obsess over the little things! To me they make the real difference. Our floral teams I think are some of the most talented in the industry, and we are a tight production group. We want our client to be happy, but we also want the location that we are working in to see us as a professional group that knows what they are doing.

HWB: In one sentence, what is you signature style?

TF: Great design, great event flow, extravagant parties that don’t feel obnoxious, luxurious touches and very thoughtful details and decor.

Visit Todd Events to view photos, get contact details and find out who recently named the company one of the top 35 event-design firms in the world. Yeah, that’s right–the whole freakin’ globe!

 

Personal and Pretty DIY Yacht Club Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

A DIY wedding for more than 200 guests is no easy feat, so when you pull it off beautifully, it pays to have an awesome photographer—in this case the super talented Sarah Ainsworth—documenting it for posterity. Delane wanted to her wedding to Ryan to be both unforgettable and affordable…and with help from her mother, grandmother, Etsy artists and a few handy craft and hobby retailers, that’s exactly what it was. Using a palette of royal blue and beige with touches of rustic burlap and feminine lace, the bride and her helpers filled Lake Conroe’s Bentwater Yacht Club with sweet, vintage, and, most of all, deeply personal elegance. Homemade pies (the bride’s favorite), a duck-hunting-theme groom’s cake, heirloom jewelry, handmade centerpieces and a high-energy string band added to intimate, joyful atmosphere—and as for a ceremony backdrop, you can’t do much better than blue Lake Conroe sparkling in the background. Happiest wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Sarah Ainsworth Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero ~ Cake: Pie Town; BawMaws Cake Shop ~ Venue: Bentwater Yacht Club