UPDATE: A Day to Remember 10th Anniversary Party @ Villa Rinata-Correct RSVP Address

We don’t mean to interrupt your well-deserved Labor Day lounging around, but you may want to take a sec to mark your calendar. This Thursday, Sept. 9, wedding-planning firm extraordinaire A Day To Remember –you know them for their glorious cakes, gorgeous flowers and impeccable event planning–celebrates its 10th anniversary in high style…and you’re invited!

Festivities start at 6 p.m. at the truly spectacular Villa Rinata, and last until the last guest leaves (now that’s OUR kinda party!). Houston brides and their entourages fortunate enough to attend will find themselves surrounded by fine food and drink, awesome entertainment, great door prizes and swag, swag, swag.

As you can imagine, space is limited. So if you’re a bride-to-be who’s looking for amazing wedding ideas, while simultaneously taking a break from the hard work of wedding planning, make sure to RSVP, PDQ!

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To Do This Week: David Tutera by Faviana @ Maison de Mode

You’ve read his books, seen his awesome talent on display at events for J. Lo, Elton John and Tommy Hilfiger. You’ve fawned over him on Oprah and Tyra, and nodded empathetically at his sage advice on “My Fair Wedding.” And now you can slip into WOW gowns from his brand new bridal couture line, David Tutera by Faviana, when it makes its Houston debut at Maison de Mode this Friday through Sunday.

Bearing the tag line “Inspired by the red carpet, worn on the white carpet,” Tutera’s high-drama gowns are named for classic and current stars like Gwyneth, Audrey, Cameron and Marilyn. A few styles, like the fabulous, figure-hugging, floral-accented Eva, convert into shorter dresses for post-ceremony partying. So convenient!

Make sure to make your appointment now. This show is gonna be hotter than Houston in July. See you there!

Maison de Mode – David Tutera by Faviana

Friday, September 3 – Sunday, September 5, 2010

2431 Rice Blvd

Houston, TX 77005

For more information call 713.527.8285 or RSVP

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Heirloom Jewelry Wedding Bouquets by Noaki: Like Flowers, But Forever!

We recently buzzed about vintage jewelry, which we love for its one-of-a-kind glamour—so perfectly suited to the once-in-a-lifetime wedding. Well, here’s another great way to incorporate vintage jewels into your wedding: your bouquet. Yeah, it’s a little unconventional. But that’s the beauty of it. That, and the fact that unlike cut flowers, a custom bouquet made out of heirloom jewelry will last forever, and can become an heirloom in its own right, passing along from generation to generation, bride to bride, for years to come.

Vintage-jewelry genius Noaki combs antique shops, estate sales, flea markets and other sources to find unique and exquisite heirloom jewelry, than hand-selects pieces and hand-wraps them into unbelievably gorgeous bridal bouquets. She can also incorporate your own family heirlooms and wedding colors, or create a special arrangement to match the theme of your wedding.

Check out more of her stunning wedding work here and here. Wow!

Photos by Lindsey Joy and Claire D.

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To Do This Week: Bridal Open House at The Club at Falcon Point…TODAY!

Who needs happy hour when there’s a fabulous bridal open house at The Club at Falcon Point, today from 5-8 p.m.? Get your drinkie & nibbles, and get a chance to check out a great potential venue for your 2011 wedding, all in one shot! You’ll be delighted at the manicured lawns, all-inclusive services and elegant reception space at this Katy favorite, and your visiting-from-out-of-town, golf-loving guests will get a major kick out of the much-admired Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge course. Bonus!

The Club at Falcon Point Bridal Open House

Thursday, August 26, 2010

5 to 8 p.m.

24503 Falcon Point Dr.

Katy, TX 77494

For more information call 281.392.7888

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Congratulations to Lisa Hopkins of The Houstonian and Monique Studak of E&J Gallo Winery on Their Big Wins at the National Association of Catering Executives Awards!

We know that Houston has the best wedding and event experts in the entire country. And now lots of other people do, too. That’s because two of our finest hometown wedding talents just won big at the annual National Association of Catering Executives Awards, held in Austin this year. Just in case you were wondering, NACE awards are to catering professionals what Oscars are to film actors, and believe us, Lisa Hopkins and Monique Studak are stars!

Hopkins, director of catering at the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, was named NACE’s Caterer Member of the Year, while Studak, of E&J Gallo Winery, took home the award for Event Professional of the Year. Fortunately for us, another awesome hometown talent, David Jones of D. Jones Photography, was there to capture these exciting moments for us, and you, to enjoy.

If you’re planning your wedding, and your path happens to cross with either of these amazing women, please be sure to offer your congratulations. And let us offer ours: Great job, gals!!

Top left, right: Lisa Hopkins; Bottom: Monique Studak

Photos by D. Jones Photography

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