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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August 29th, 2013
Lovely Texas Summer Seaside Wedding at Hotel Galvez
 

OK, major proposal cuteness: “Matt made me breakfast in bed to celebrate my job promotion. As we were toasting with Champagne, he picked up our puppy and placed him in my lap. When I looked down my ring was on the puppy’s bandana. I said, ‘Yes,’ cried and then we called everyone we knew to tell them we were moving to Dallas for my new job AND we were getting married!” Allison and her California cutie tied the knot at the Hotel Galvez in front of 100 beloved guests. A vibrant, summery wedding color palette of pink, orange and green played perfectly off the historic Galveston hotel’s backdrop of breezy whites and neutrals, and set the stage for a lively and lovely beach wedding. Our thanks to MiaBella Photography for sharing photos, and to Allison and Matthew for sharing their very special day.

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Photos: MiaBella Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Jason Alexander ~ Bride’s Shoes: Valentino ~ Cake: La Victoria Bakery ~ Flowers: Downtown Blooms ~ Venue: Hotel Galvez

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August 27th, 2013
Madera Estates Bride and Groom Shoot by Ama by Aisha Photography & Cinema
 

Picture this: You’ve found the perfect wedding venue and the perfect photographer…only to discover later—ack!—that you and your honey have to move out of state and won’t be able to wed where you’d planned, after all. Now enjoy these gorgeous pictures of Kristin and Scott, shot at Madera Estates by Aisha Khan of Ama by Aisha Photography & Cinema. When the pair realized they wouldn’t be celebrating their union at their selected venue, they decided to do a “Day Before the Wedding” shoot with their selected photographer. Notes Khan, “The session was scheduled so we’d have perfect outdoor lighting. Kristin chose a second location out in a field, perfect for her photos, though it wouldn’t have been so perfect had we been rushing between the ceremony and reception.” Sweet, right? “Kristin is planning on having a fun and stress-free wedding while spending precious time with her guests. In her words, ‘If it rains or things go wrong on my wedding day, or taking photos with guests and family takes too long, it won’t matter because I’ll already have great wedding photos of the two of us.’” Plus, Khan adds, “She’ll also be showcasing the photos and her album during her wedding.” Wins all around. Thanks so much, Aisha, Kristin and Scott. And happiest wishes to the bride and groom!

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Photos: Ama by Aisha Photography & Cinema ~ Bride’s Dress: Pronovias from Brickhouse Bridal ~ Makeup: Live Love Beauty by Lily ~ Flowers: DIY ~ Venue: Madera Estates

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