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We Can’t Get Enough Sweet Stuff From Wink by Erica!

Wink By Erica Houston Wedding Cakes Photo: Wink by Erica

You guys, WHEW, what a week!! Follow ups and photo sharing with our incredible guests from last week’s I Do! Wedding Soiree, gathering gorgeous items and putting together some truly awesome photo shoots to show off in our uh-mazing new issue (hitting newsstands right after Xmas), running hither and thither to trunk shows and open houses…it’s been nuts…in a great way. So, as we slide on in to the weekend, and THREE WHOLE DAYS of World Series Astros baseball (!!!), we wanted to take a little time out to share something sweet with you. Namely: Wink by Erica.

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Photo: Davy Whitener

Who’s Erica, you ask, and why is she winking?? Well, this lovely native Houstonian and UT alum happens to be an absolute genius baker and dessert designer, and she’s probably winking because in less than a year on the local cakes & desserts scene (it’s a thing, look it up), she’s already a rising star and media darling. And with good reason. Her wedding cakes are gorgeous to behold and sublime to devour, her macarons are magnifique, and her custom donut towers, styled dessert tables and take-home treat favors are absolutely divine.

Wink by Erica Houston Baker Photo: Rocio Carlon Studios

Photo: Rocio Carlon Studios

Seriously, loves, when it comes to dessert artistry, this gal’s the real deal. Do yourself a favor, give her a call and find out exactly what she can do for the most important wedding in Houston…YOURS!

 

 

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Mediterranean Wedding Style + Houston Landmark Status at The Parador

Carolyn-Kipper-Photography Photo: Carolyn Kipper

It’s rare to find genuine historical landmark status and room for 500 of your nearest and dearest in one Houston wedding venue, but The Parador packs both…plus so much more. Just a few reasons why we love this Museum District icon:

Architectural Details Galore: With its Mediterranean-style arches and brickwork, Byzantine design details and 35-foot-high domed ceiling, The Parador offers a true “WOW” experience from the moment guests first arrive. And the photo ops at this circa-1928 gem? Unbeatable!

Location, Location, Location: Nestled in Houston’s chic Museum District, The Parador is steps away from swank boutique hotels, fine restaurants, and some of the country’s most esteemed cultural institutions, including the Menil Collection, Houston Museum of African-American Culture and the world-renowned Children’s Museum of Houston. Make sure to include a map and recommendations in your guests’ hotel-room welcome basket.

A Delicious Celebration: Not just a pretty face, The Parador is also a superb place for feasting in style. Preferred caterers at this top Houston wedding venue include Jackson and Company and Cordua Catering–two of the city’s most acclaimed culinary experts, guaranteeing you and your guests the wedding celebration of a lifetime.

With cache like this, The Parador books quickly, so schedule your visit today, and start planning your one-of-a-kind Houston wedding at one of the city’s most coveted landmark event venues!

 

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A Gorgeous Glimpse of the Oct. 19 I Do! Wedding Soiree

It was one for the record books, darlings. Seriously. If you were lucky enough to be with us last Thursday evening for the one-and-only I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Astorian, we want to a) THANK YOU for attending our signature wedding fantasyscape (aka the hottest bride-and-groom cocktail bash in town), and b) take you right back to the magic, with this amazing video and gorgeous gallery of photos from our outstanding show photographer Aisha Khan of Ama Photography & Cinema!! BIG THANKS to ALL of our amazing show exhibitors, and a special shout-out to our Soiree partners, without whom none of this would be possible: The Astorian, Cordua Catering, EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design, LG Entertainment and pianist Scott Graham. We invite you to join us at our Spring I Do! Wedding Soiree on 2.8.18 at Corinthian-Houston. Tickets and info are here.

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I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

I Do! Wedding Soiree - AMA Photography - Houston Wedding and Bridal Shows

All Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema

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3 Reasons To Let Any Occasion Tents & Events Transform Your Wedding

Party Rental Houston Texas Wedding

1.) They’ve got TONS of experience. Yup, while Any Occasion Tents & Events is a mere 15+ years young, this top Houston event rental firm is the offspring of Aztec Rental Center, a longtime and very successful family-owned Houston construction rental company. While Aztec Tents & Events may deal in gorgeous tents, sleek furniture and sparkly tabletop items for fancy to-do’s (rather than, say, jackhammers and air compressors), it does so with the expert customer care and professionalism honed by their parent company during a half century (whelp!) in business.

2.) They can turn the great outdoors into an elegant, climate-controlled celebration space. Poof! Just like that, Any Occasion can transform a lawn, field, patio or other al fresco area into the extension of an indoor event space, or into a party space all its own! Whether you need a little protection from the sun for your Houston wedding, or a full-scale structure, complete with doors, windows and hallways, Any Occasion can provide the party tent you need, and the expertise to put it up and take it down when and where you please.

3.) They have extra love for military members and first responders! Are you an active service member or one of the many Houstonians who have lent their efforts to Hurricane Harvey relief or other local emergencies? Let Any Occasion know, and present your military or first-responder ID/badge for a 10% discount on your wedding or event rental order!

Ready to prep for your party? Get more info on Any Occasion Tents & Events here, and make sure to tell ’em you found them on the Houston Wedding Blog!

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Find Out Who’s Showing What At Tomorrow Night’s I Do! Soiree

Ama Photo Astorian Soiree Fall 2017 Photo: Ama Photography & Cinema | Location: The Astorian

Let us lead you to a land of OMG…and an evening of “Yes, yes, YES!” Join us and our collection of super-talented exhibitors as we present the I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Astorian, tomorrow evening from 6-9 p.m.! This is our first ever time bringing our signature wedding fantasyscape and all-VIP bride-and-groom cocktail bash to The Astorian–one of Houston’s most dazzling event venues, located right in the heart of the city, just minutes from Downtown–and we could not be more excited. Scroll down here for our list of exhibitors by category, followed by tips & info for making the most of your Soiree experience! And if you haven’t yet bought your tickets…get them now…they WILL sell out!!

Beauty Services

Nyoka Gregory Beauty

2B Pure by Lauren Falls

Cakes & Desserts

Cakes by Gina

Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe

Susie’s Cakes & Confections

Catering

Cordua Catering

Dance Instruction

Love Dance Houston

Entertainment

Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production

LG Entertainment

Scott Graham, Piano

Flowers, Decor & Rentals

Blooms Design Studio

Darryl & Co.

EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design

Flora & Eventi

KC Events & Florals

TnT Events, Flowers & Decorations

Invitations, Gifts & Registry

Bering’s

Isabella Invitations

Jewelry

Nazarelle by Nazar’s Fine Jewelry

Gowns & Accessories

Bella Bridesmaids

Houston Bridal Gallery

Krystal Nicole Bridal Couture

Parvani Vida Bridal & Formal

Winnie Couture

Photo Booth

LG Entertainment

Photography

Adam Nyholt, Photographer

Civic Photos

Kelli Durham Photography

Taylor Golden Photography

Wedding Planning & Design

A Day To Remember

Events De Luxe

Kat Creech Events

Wedding Venue

The Astorian

How’s THAT for a list of fine Houston wedding vendors and experts? Oh–and they’re some of the nicest folks in the business, too, so be prepared to meet, chat, book…and maybe even make a few new friends in the process! Here are some additional tips to help you enjoy the I Do! Wedding Soiree to the fullest:

DO take Uber, Lyft or taxi to The Astorian if possible; if you do plan to drive, you may valet park at The Astorian for a reduced valet fee of $12; limited street parking also is available in the area–please carefully observe street and lot parking signs to avoid ticketing.

DO bring your besties, your spouse-to-be, your family members and valued opinion-givers—the I Do! Wedding Soiree is an evening of fun, food, drink and beautiful displays everywhere you look!

DO bring your mobile device, and be prepared to share favorite finds.

DO come dressed to impress—the I Do! Soiree is a luxury cocktail event, and business-stylish attire is part of the fun! Please, no shorts, tank tops or flip-flops.

DO stay for the full event—winners of our exclusive pre-show giveaways and on-site door prizes will be announced at the end of the show, and you must be present to claim your prize when it is announced.

Please DO NOT bring strollers, infants or anyone under the age of 16. The I Do! Wedding Soiree is an adult event, featuring delicate displays (and LOTS of them). We love little ones…but this is not an appropriate environment for them.

DO enjoy every moment of this very special event! We have curated it for YOU, and we look forward to meeting you and finding out how we can help you create the wedding of your dreams!

Get ready, get gorgeous, get happy…and we’ll see YOU at I Do!

 

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