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Hot Houston Wedding Music: Emerald City Band

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One of the absolute hottest acts on the Houston wedding music scene is also one of the hottest bands around, period.

If you’ve heard all the recent buzz about Emerald City Band, it’s with good reason: This incredible music outfit sizzles. No–it SCORCHES. With a client list that includes everyone from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, to the Super Bowl, to the White House (yes, THAT White House), this nationally renowned super group has rocked some of the highest-profile weddings in the country. And they wanna rock yours. Click here to read the rest of this post »

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Details From Winnie Couture Fall 2018

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Gowns: Winnie Couture
Winnie Couture Fall 2018 is all about effortless elegance.

For effortlessness, look for comfortable, wearable A-line dress silhouettes, feather-light layers of tulle, diaphanous overlays and soft, supple lace. This Fall 2018 wedding collection’s elegance is expressed with intricate moonstone and sterling beading, which add luminous sparkle and shimmer. What do we love about this Winnie Couture collection? Pretty much everything, y’all. But what we love most is that it lends itself to such an array of styling options, from super glamorous to relaxed boho chic. Click here to read the rest of this post »

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Fun Signature Cocktails From Capitol Beverage

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Make fun signature cocktails a part of your wedding celebration with these delish wedding cocktail recipes from Capitol Beverage Service! This awesome Houston bar and beverage company will work hand in hand with you to craft one of these fabulous options, or a signature cocktail of your own design. Choose your spirit, pick your favorite mixers, and come up with a personalized name for your drink. It’s all in the name of celebration…and there’s no celebration more important than your wedding day. Cheers, y’all! Click here to read the rest of this post »

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Unique Wedding Cakes From Cakes By Gina

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Photo: Ama by Aisha | Cake: Cakes by Gina
Our favorite unique wedding cakes are cakes that give a nod to tradition, but with a brilliant creative twist.

Houston wedding bakery Cakes By Gina is one of the city’s top experts in unique wedding cakes. That’s because they turn out cakes for style-minded couples who want the very best in both aesthetic appeal and decadent flavor. This top Houston wedding bakery’s cakes are in high demand for super-elegant, formal weddings. But they’re just as popular among edgier couples with a taste for…the unusual.

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Photo: Civic Photos | Cake: Cakes By Gina
A bit of Cakes By Gina history for y’all:

Launched in 2003, Cakes By Gina started as a small Houston bakery with a passionate cake-maker at its helm. In 2008, after winning over scores of Houston wedding couples with her extraordinary wedding cake designs, Gina Guttierez moved her operations to bigger digs. But she’s maintained her personalized relationships with the countless couples who seek out her expertise.

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Photo: Ama By Aisha | Cake: Cakes By Gina
Looking for a stunning wedding cake and/or a sculpted, themed groom’s cake that’ll have your guests saying, “WOW”?

Schedule your Cakes By Gina appointment to create your own “I can’t believe my eyes” cakes and elegant specialty wedding desserts. Gina and her crew are eager to hear from you, and help you turn your decadent cake dreams into dazzling cake reality!

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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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