September 9th, 2013
BIG GIVEAWAY: Buy I Do! At ZaZa Tickets and Win an Amazing Hotel ZaZa Weekend Romance + Dining + Spa Package!
 

BIG GIVEAWAY: Buy I Do! At ZaZa Tickets and Win an Amazing Hotel ZaZa Weekend Romance + Dining + Spa Package!

Photo: Hotel ZaZa

If you only attend one bridal show while planning your perfect wedding, this is the one: The I Do! Bridal Soiree at Hotel ZaZa is not just Houston’s only true all-VIP wedding showcase, it’s also a destination, a flight of fantasy…and one heck of a party.

And if you’ve been waiting to buy your very reasonably priced $25 all-inclusive ticket (fine food, cocktails, entertainment, tablescapes, cakes, one-on-one convos with top vendors, door prizes, giveaways and a killer swag bag for each and every bride), now is the time. Not only are tickets destined to run out very soon, but one lucky Houston bride-to-be who purchases her I Do! @ ZaZa tickets by 11:59 p.m. this Sunday will win herself a totally freakin’ fabulous Hotel ZaZa Weekend Romance + Spa + Dining package that includes:

  • One weekend night in a legendary Hotel ZaZa “Magnificent Seven” Suite (based on availability)
  • Dinner for 2 at Hotel ZaZa’s acclaimed Monarch restaurant
  • $300 ZaSpa credit good for use during prize stay
  • Breakfast for 2 in bed

Remember, tickets are strictly limited for our most intimate and cutting-edge bridal showcase of the year, and are selling very fast. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. If you’re planning a 2014 or 2015 wedding and could use a little R&R—by which we mean romance and rejuvenation, natch—we strongly suggest you snag your I Do! @ ZaZa tickets NOW.

Winner will be notified on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Good luck…and see you at I Do!

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September 5th, 2013
Crystal Ballroom Summer Wedding with Vintage Touches
 

When you’re a school kid, a prank phone call often leads to getting busted. Almost never does it lead to getting…married—Christina and Kevin being the exception. “I went to an all-girls high school and Kevin went to an all-boys high school. My friends and I called Kevin during a sleepover and forgot to dial *67. Kevin texted my phone back the next day and we started texting back and forth, eventually met, and the rest it history!” And what a cute history it is. Knowing Christina’s passion for the Houston Astros, Kevin used the ruse of a Minute Maid Park tour to propose to his future Mrs., while his family hid out in the dugout taking pix of the whole shebang. The pair wed in a traditional Catholic Mass followed by a reception for 230 of their nearest and dearest at the historic Crystal Ballroom at The Rice, done up in seasonal shades of peach, light orange and yellow. Traditional wedding rituals abounded, including a formal reception line, a marriage dance, a money dance, and bouquet and garter tosses. We’re grateful to Christina and Kevin for sharing their classic and perfectly personalized Houston wedding with us. Thanks, too, to George Street Photography for the fine wedding photos!

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Photos: George Street Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero from Brides Against Breast Cancer Sale ~ Groom’s Attire: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Cake: Cakes by Jula ~ Catering: Sambuca Catering ~ Flowers: Floral Events Inc. ~ Photo Booth: Mugshot Box ~ Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Rice

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September 3rd, 2013
Buy I Do! Tix This Week & You Could Win a Brennan’s of Houston Dinner for 2!
 

Buy I Do! Tix This Week & You Could Win a Brennan’s of Houston Dinner for 2!

Photo: Brennan’s of Houston

It’s the jewel in Houston’s considerable crown of fine-dining establishments. And next week, we’re fixin’ to send one of you fabulous Houston brides (and the date of your choice) to Brennan’s of Houston for a delicious dinner neither of you is soon to forget. To be automatically entered in our Brennan’s of Houston Dinner for 2 giveaway, simply buy those I Do! Bridal Soiree @ Hotel ZaZa tix—you know, the ones you were planning to snag anyway—by midnight this Sunday, Sept. 8, and you are entered in our contest. That’s it. No catch. Well, except for the catch of the day, which at Brennan’s might be anything from jumbo lump blue crab to whole roasted Gulf snapper. Mmm… You’ll also find plenty to tantalize your taste buds, as well as you hunger for wedding inspiration and gorgeousness, at the I Do! Bridal Soiree—Houston’s only luxury wedding event, and our most intimate and cutting-edge show of the entire year.

Once again, all brides who buy their tickets to Houston’s hottest bridal event by midnight Sunday are entered to win; winner announced Tuesday, Sept. 10 on Facebook. And remember, the I Do! Bridal Soiree at Hotel ZaZa WILL SELL OUT. It always does.  Don’t miss it—or your chance to dine, on us, at legendary Houston eatery Brennan’s of Houston!

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September 3rd, 2013
Red, White, Green and Black Olde Dobbin Station Wedding by The Silhouette Studio
 

Lifelong lovebirds Hannah and Evan made their dreams come true when they tied the knot this past July. Held at beloved country-chic venue Olde Dobbin Station, the couple’s wedding was “eclectic,” says Hannah. “We didn’t want it to be too much of any style. I tried my best to incorporate my husband’s modern and rustic styles with my love for typography and flowers.” For all its visual allure, Hannah says her favorite part of their wedding was “saying our vows.” She notes: “We had waited so long to be able to commit ourselves to each other. It was a dream-come-true.” With its bright pops of rich red, and its touches of vintage lace, homemade cookies and its delightful ceremony-backdrop chalkboard, this sweet Houston wedding is one of our faves of the summer. Big thanks to photographer extraordinaire Sarah Bouchard-Williams of The Silhouette Studio for the lovely-as-always photos, and our most sincere best wishes to the young newlyweds!

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Photos: The Silhouette Studio ~ Bride’s Dress: Justin Alexander from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Cake: Dream Cakes; Mollers Bakery ~ Flowers: Unforgettable Florals ~ Decor & Rentals: Events to Remember; Global Events; Ice Cream Party Houston ~ Ceremony & Reception Venue: Olde Dobbin Station

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August 30th, 2013
Designer Sameera Faridi Celebrates 100 Years of Bollywood with a Fabulous Fashion Bash
 

It’s not often that Houston gets to launch a famed Indian design house—especially in such grand style. But grand style is par for the course for Sameera Faridi of Sameera Faridi Design Studio at Poshak Fashion & Style, which turned out top New-Delhi-based designers Parvesh Jai, who have been outfitting Bollywood gorgeously for the better part of nearly 10 years. Faridi, whose eponymous atelier has enabled Houston brides of South Asian backgrounds to find spectacular custom wedding and special-occasion wear sans overseas travel, feted Parvesh Jai with “The Royal Saga”—a riveting fashion show celebrating 100 years of Bollywood style, held at the Houston Motor Club, followed by a VIP reception attended by local trend-setters and fashion media. Check out a sampling of pix from Faridi’s fantastic event…and check out Faridi herself—and her amazing designs—at Sameera Faridi Design Studio!

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Photos: Photos by Rovo

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