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Styled Bridal Couture Shoot: Smoke, Mirrors and Magic at The Astorian

Luxe meets industrial chic in this fabulous shoot featuring gorgeous designer wedding dresses by Rivini, Oscar de la Renta, Hayley Paige and more. The shoot was held at The Astorian and showcased a variety of breathtaking bridal gowns, jewelry and accessories. See credits below on where to find these stunning pieces right here in Houston!

All Over Lace Bridal Gown with Middle Slit High Lace Neck Line Gown with Flowing Skirt Wedding Ceremony Flower Wall and Metallic Gold Detailed Bridal Gown Beaded Bodice and Flowing Skirt Bridal Separates Beaded Bodice and Flowing Skirt Bridal Separates Metallic Gold Detailed Multi-Layer Wedding Cake and Tropical Flower Bouquet All-Over Lace Bridal Gown with Deep V Neckline Brown Embroidered Cocktail Dress and Black Feathered Cocktail Dress Off-White Silk Pantsuit and Black Capris with High Neckline White Blouse Romantic Candlelit Tablescapes with Rose Centerpieces and Rose Flower Balls Beaded Cap Sleeved Bridal Gown

Location: The Astorian ~ Photography: Larry Fagala ~ Stylist: Summer Salah ~ Flowers & Decor: AJ’s Urban Petals ~ Makeup: Aubrie Layne ~ Hair: Tonya Riner ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Gowns Designed by: Alon Livne, Hayley Paige, Rivini and Naeem Khan ~ Gowns Sold At: Now & Forever Bridal and Mia Bridal Couture ~ Accessories: Baccarat, Trumpet & Horn, Sloan/Hall, Kendra Scott, Oscar de la Renta, Tom Ford, Dior and LuLu Frost, Jimmy Choo, Giuseppe Zanotti, all from Neiman Marcus.

$100 Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse GIVEAWAY

$100 Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse GIVEAWAY

Photos: Civic Photos ~ Top Left Decor: Flora & Eventi ~ Top Right Decor: Todd Events ~ Bottom Decor: A Memorable Event

Hey lovely, have you heard about this week’s mouthwatering giveaway? The one-of-a-kind, all-VIP I Do! Wedding Soiree—Houston’s legendary wedding fantasyscape and cocktail bash—is coming to the regal Four Seasons Hotel…and when you purchase your I Do! tix by 9 p.m. TOMORROW, you won’t just be attending the season’s swankest wedding-planning party, you’ll also be automatically entered to WIN a $100 dinner for 2 at Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse. Mmmm…..

We’ve got not one but TWO of these awesome gift certificates to give away. Yours will score you dinner at Chama Gaucha, the uptown hotspot where the prime meats are succulent, the gourmet salad bar is endless and the cocktails are divine. And the food doesn’t stop until you say, “Bastante!”

Chama Gaucha is a fabulous destination for a romantic dinner for 2, but more than that, it’s a superb setting for milestone celebrations including engagement parties, rehearsal dinners and intimate wedding receptions. When you want to impress guests, trust us, this amazing restaurant has it ALL.

The I Do! Wedding Soiree + Chama Gaucha Giveaway. This week ONLY. Buy your I Do! tickets by 9 p.m. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23, and you could WIN. Winner will be notified by email and announced on Facebook on Friday, Sept. 25. Good luck, to-be-weds!

$100 Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse GIVEAWAY

Photos: Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

Madera Estates Open House Sunday Aug. 30

Madera Estates Open House Sunday Aug. 30

Photos: Ama Photography

Its name is Spanish for “wood,” which is perfectly appropriate, considering Madera Estates’ majestic pine-covered acres located just north of The Woodlands. This Sunday, from 5 to 8 p.m., Conroe’s picturesque haven welcomes you, your spouse-to-be, and your closest advisors and opinion-givers for an evening of sips, bites, tours and intros to Madera’s preferred vendors. Wander Madera Estates’ lovely wooded grounds, snap a pic beside its iconic fountain, peek in on Madera’s gracious bridal suite, and take a few practice twirls in Madera’s beautiful ballroom, with its gleaming floors, twinkling chandeliers and handcrafted mirrors.

Best of all? You’ll get to experience a bit of everything this truly, totally full-service wedding venue has to offer, including fabulous floral displays, great entertainment and delicious food. RSVP here for Madera Estates Summer Open House on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Go. See. Love!

Hotel Galvez & Spa Special Wedding Offer

Photos: Adam Nyholt ~ Venue: Hotel Galvez ~ Decor: Lavish Affairs ~ Wedding Dress: Weddings by Debbie ~ Hair & Makeup: Hotel Galvez Spa

She’s the Queen of the Gulf…and her magnificent wedding spaces, including the 9,300-square-foot Centennial Green, are the jewels in her impressive crown. If your fantasy is a destination wedding, but you’re looking for a destination a little closer to home, the magnificent Hotel Galvez & Spa, overlooking the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, may be just the location you’re looking for. Say “I do” outdoors, as a gentle ocean breeze flutters the floral garlands of your altar canopy…then dine and dance the night away in the gorgeous Galvez Music Hall or stately Terrace Ballroom. Make a weekend of it, and invite guests to take in Galveston’s historic architecture, oceanfront attractions and Historic Pleasure Pier. However you choose to have your Hotel Galvez wedding, it WILL be wedding you’ll never forget.

Book your Hotel Galvez wedding by Dec. 31, 2015, and you’ll receive a complimentary Hotel Galvez signature cocktail as part of your libation menu, plus a complimentary upgrade to elegant chiavari chairs for your reception. There’s no better time to book your Hotel Galvez wedding than right now. And no place better to be swept away in a seaside wedding fantasy come-to-life!

Moffitt Oaks Summer Open House, Sunday, Aug. 2

Moffitt Oaks Summer Open House, Sunday, Aug. 2

Photo: Leah Brewer Photography

Listen up to-be-weds: There’s a little slice of Heaven in Tomball, and it goes by the name of Moffitt Oaks. Private, serene, relaxed, refined—this Hill Country jewel truly is where rustic meets elegant. It’s no surprise this full-service wedding venue, located just 40 minutes outside of downtown Houston, is a 2014 AND 2015 Weddings in Houston Couples’ Favorite winner!

Come out and see for yourself why so many couples are so smitten, when Moffitt Oaks hosts its sensational Summer Open House this Sunday, Aug. 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. Check out ceremony sites like the romantic Lakeside, where sparkling waters offer a delightful backdrop to deeply felt “I do’s.” Visit the 250-capacity Ballroom, featuring wrought-iron doors, Swarovski chandeliers and a saloon-style bar with incomparable Texas charm. Meet with local vendors, chat with Moffitt Oaks staff, and basically have a lovely ol’ time while you plan the wedding of your dreams. RSVP today!