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Briscoe Manor Weddings: Where Rustic and Regal Converge

Set amidst the sprawling, picturesque ranchlands of Richmond, Texas, is a very special venue, tailor made for your very special occasion. With its long history as a working cattle ranch (originally purchased by William Andrus, one of Stephen F. Austin’s first colonists!), and its magnificent limestone chapel, peaceful courtyards and versatile ballroom, Briscoe Manor is the perfect site for an elegant Texas wedding with sublime ease and charm. And when we say ease, we mean ease: Briscoe Manor ain’t just beautiful, it also offers in-house wedding coordination, lighting, superb catering—even photo booths and fireworks! We’ll be spotlighting this stunning Houston-area site all week; meanwhile check out our photos from Allison and Clark’s ga-ga-gorgeous Briscoe Manor wedding. Looking to wed real quick-like, with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of fabulousness? Contact Briscoe Manor online or at 281.238.4700 TODAY to take advantage of limited-availability December “Fall Special” wedding dates. A couple are still open…but not for long!

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Photos: Katie Lamb Photography

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Glamorous Purple & Green Wedding

Austyn could never have predicted that she’d eventually marry her dashing high-school prom date, Dane. But when their trip to the beach for Austyn’s 24th birthday turned into a surprise proposal, well, lovely Austyn knew she’d made the right choice. The pair wed in front of 250 of their nearest and dearest in grand style, and partied the night away surrounded by tall candelabras, dramatic floral arrangements, and tons of glitz n’ glam. Sounds gorgeous? Just wait ’til you see the sweet pics. Congrats and best wishes to the happy couple!

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Photos: R & J Studios ~ Wedding Gown Designer: Galina Signature ~ Wedding Gown Salon: David’s Bridal ~ Jewelry: Zadok Jewelers ~ Flowers: Belles Fleurs ~ Venue: Centurion Palace

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Houston Club’s Open House Shows Off Downtown Venue

Last week’s open house at the elegant Houston Club offered to-be-wed couples a glimpse of how they might create their fantasy city-pretty wedding. With its sweeping views of downtown Houston and its much-lauded culinary expertise, the Houston Club is a fabulous location for refined weddings with cosmopolitan edge. And right now through Oct. 31, the club is offering a Bridal Open House Special: $500 off your ceremony fee, along with no room rental fees (a $2,500 value). Contact Houston club event planner Jeana Auger at 713.632.1554 for details. And meanwhile, check out terrific pix from the club’s Oct. 2 event, courtesy of Steve Lee Photography!

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Photos: Steve Lee Photography ~ Venue: Houston Club

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Vintage Garden Theme Wedding at Hotel Galvez by Akil Bennett Photography

Let’s face it. Planning an outdoor wedding in Texas, especially Galveston, can be pretty risky due to unexpected weather patterns. Don’t let that bring you down! You can always bring the outside in, which is exactly what Ally’s father suggested. With the help of the florist, Ally’s dream of an outside wedding indoors came to life at Galveston’s premier wedding venue, Hotel Galvez. The ceiling was covered in vines and Spanish moss to create an enchanted look as if you were standing underneath a tree. Garden-like centerpieces were seen throughout the ballroom. Sounds lovely? Just wait ‘til you see these sweet pics by Akil Bennett of Akil Bennett Photography. Congrats Ally & Zach on a beautiful wedding & best wishes!

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Photos: Akil Bennett Photography ~ Rehearsal Dinner Location: The Lasker Inn ~ Ceremony Location: The Lyceum of Galveston Island ~ Reception: Hotel Galvez & Spa ~ Bridal Gown Designer: Paloma Blanca ~ Bridal Gown Salon & Accessories: Mia Bridal Couture ~ Makeup & Hair: The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center ~ Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal ~ Catering: Hotel Galvez & Spa ~ Lighting: Bright Star Productions ~ Registry: Macy’s Wedding Gift & Registry, Williams-Sonoma, Target and Crate & Barrel

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LAST CHANCE to Buy I Do! Bridal Soiree Tickets & WIN

LAST CHANCE to Buy I Do! Bridal Soiree Tickets & WIN

Photos: Genovese Ashford Studios

This is it, our very last giveaway before the big day—which means your very last chance to WIN! One bride who purchases her tickets for the Thursday, Oct. 9, I Do! Bridal Soiree at the brand-new JW Marriott Houston Downtown by 11:59 pm this SUNDAY, OCT. 5, will WIN a coveted engagement-shoot package from Genovese Ashford Studios, including 1.5 hours of engagement photography AND a big, beautiful 16-by-20-inch print of the image of your choice!

Originally based in Baton Rouge, La., where they’ve earned a stellar reputation for their gorgeous, photojournalistic style, Genovese Ashford Studios is making a splash on the Houston photography scene. And we’re delighted to welcome them to the I Do! Bridal Soiree!

Tickets to the I Do! Bridal Soiree WILL SELL OUT, they always do. Buy yours by 11:59 THIS SUNDAY, and you are automatically entered to win this fantastic giveaway. Winner announced Monday on Facebook. Whatcha waiting for, gorgeous? Get #InItToWinIt!

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