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Wedding Q&A With River Oaks Plant House

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Photo: Courtesy Of River Oaks Plant House

We’re SO excited to have snagged an exclusive interview with expert wedding coordinator Ken Catangay of Houston’s famed River Oaks Plant House, and we’re sharing it with y’all right here on the blog! Read on to find out why this four-decades-young boutique florist is in such high demand for Houston weddings. And get the inside scoop on what’s trending in floral and wedding design for 2018 and 2019 weddings!

Weddings In Houston: What sets River Oaks Plant House apart as a Houston wedding design and floral boutique?

Ken Catangay: For the past 40 years River Oaks Plant House has been a well-known, trusted and sought-after Houston wedding florist. We have very talented, honest, hardworking and creative wedding florists who, no matter what the theme of your wedding or your personal preference, provide you with the perfect wedding flowers for your bouquet, as well as floral arrangements for each table’s centerpiece. We also do flowers for rehearsal dinners, pre-wedding photo shoots, and, of course, all flowers for the wedding ceremony and reception. In fact, couples have loved our wedding floral arrangements so much that they’ve come back to us for their wedding anniversaries, and ordered flowers to relive their wedding day. We approach each and every wedding with custom floral designs and unique creativity.

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Flowers & Decor: River Oaks Plant House | Rentals: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design | Photo: Taylor Golden Photography
WIH: What trends are you tracking for fall/winter 2018 and spring 2019 weddings?

KC: We’re seeing many interesting trends for the next couple of seasons, in wedding themes, colors and flowers, from flower walls to flowers chandeliers, and the use of more custom lighting options, including candles and LED lighting. Roses, orchids and peonies are always the go-to flowers for our brides, and whites and blush tones continue to be the dominant colors for most weddings.  Topiaries such as giant hearts, kissing swans and wedding rings—even UT “longhorns” made of flowers—are becoming popular for Houston weddings, as well. The inclusion of cigars in the wedding design mix is trending as well. We have done this numerous times for weddings with our own brand of cigars, River Oaks Royal. Grooms now have a fun way to get involved and celebrate their weddings.

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Photo: Courtesy Of River Oaks Plant House
WIH: What is your approach to working with wedding couples?

KC: Our personal touch and untiring pursuit of excellence regardless of how small or big the wedding is set us apart from other florists. We make sure that from day one when we meet with our clients, even before they employ our services, we are transparent, honest and totally committed to making each wedding unforgettable. Every wedding has its own story to tell and that’s where we come in, making sure that each couple’s love story is shown through our stunning flower arrangements. We value our clients’ happiness above all.

Love what you’ve heard…and seen? Get in touch with River Oaks Plant House ASAP for your personal wedding design consultation, and start planning the season’s most important wedding in Houston–YOURS!

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Texas Destination Wedding Venue: 15 Acres

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Venue: 15 Acres | Photo: Dream Photo & Video
Ahhh, you guys, there’s just so much to love at Texas destination wedding venue 15 Acres, where you can create everything from Texas barn wedding fun to contemporary ballroom elegance.

For starters, there’s the venue’s rustic-elegant ambiance, which blends rough-hewn wood surfaces with tons of wedding sparkle. Then there’s the 15 Acres’ spacious covered patio, which can be cooled or heated for maximum comfort in any season. And the lovely 15 Acres ballroom, which takes full advantage of the venue’s picturesque Hockley, Texas, setting with tons of oversized windows and tall French doors.

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Venue: 15 Acres | Photo: Dream Photo & Video
15 Acres also believes that your wedding prep space should be as comfortable and beautiful as your wedding party space.

That’s why they custom designed a lavish bridal suite and awesome groom’s cabin (with–bonus!–a stocked fishing pond!) just for their wedding couples.

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Venue: 15 Acres | Photo: Chelsea Renee Photography
Schedule your appointment to visit this unique Houston area destination wedding venue, and experience in person all that 15 Acres has to offer.

Are you or your spouse-to-be an active military member or first responder? Make sure to ask the 15 Acres event staff about special discounts, available just for you. Happy Texas destination wedding planning, y’all!

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7 Styles For Personalized Wedding Invitations

Your invitations are your guests’ first glimpse of what they can expect for your pending nuptials. So when choosing your wedding invitations, you’ll want to make sure to convey your wedding theme and express your personal style as a couple. Scroll through these 7 individual invitation styles, then find a local stationer who can design a wedding suite that tells your story, here.

1. Traditional

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Photo & Stationery: Crane & Co. Weddings | Available at Bering’s

Keep things classic and timeless with a clean-cut wedding invitation suite. Decorative edges add a subtle modern update.

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6 Hot Travel Gifts For Your Wedding Registry

If you and your beau have a love for adventure or are planning the honeymoon of a lifetime, consider adding some essential travel gifts to your wedding gift registry. From handy instant cameras to airplane-friendly cocktail kits to luxe goodies for comfort and sleep, travel gifts are on trend! Here are 6 of our favorite wedding registry gifts for the well-equipped traveler.

FujiFilm Instax Mini 90

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Photo: Amazon

Capture your travels and relive your favorite moments with a camera that instantly prints your cherished images. This camera offers traditional analog functions, which can bring an intimate feel to your photos, plus new functions and features like macro mode. Click here to read the rest of this post »

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6 Stylish Bridal Hair And Makeup Looks

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Photo: Ama By Aisha | Hair & Makeup: Etoilly Artistry | Tiara: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique

Whether you choose a regal updo, a side-swept bun, long and loose waves, or a chic braid, pick a hairstyle that complements your gown’s neckline. Then complete your look with makeup that plays up your best features, both in photos and IRL! Be ready for your wedding close-up with one of these top bridal hair and makeup stylists. Click here to read the rest of this post »

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