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Brand New For I Do: 15 Acres in Hockley, TX

Hockley Texas Wedding Venue 15 Acres  Photo: Dream Photo & Video

How’d you like to get married in a brand-spanking-new venue–one that has outdoor ceremony space overlooking a scenic pond, and indoor party space in a chic and contemporary ballroom with glittering chandeliers and massive windows, set on acres of verdant grounds? You can at 15 Acres–one of our fave new wedding venues, located a short hop northwest of Houston, in picturesque Hockley. What else we love about this versatile local-destination-wedding spot? We were just getting to that…

Rustic Elegant Houston Wedding Venue 15 Acres Photo: Courtesy of 15 Acres

1.) New space, experienced owners. Mother-and-daughter team Stephanie and Ari have a combined 25 years of event-planning experience, so while the venue may be brand new, the team running it have established vendor relationships and extensive venue management expertise.

2.) Full flexibility or full service: your choice. Another rare find is the ability to select a full-service package, including everything from flowers to food to photo booths, or total flexibility when it comes to bringing in outside vendors. 15 Acres offers both options, as well as “in-between” services, where they can take care of segments of your wedding, and let you handle the rest.

3.) Pre-wedding prep space for gals and guys alike. Since facility rental at 15 Acres includes a full 12 hours of access, it’s nice to know that both the bride and bridesmaids, and groom and groomsmen, will have use of private, well-appointed, beautifully decorated dressing rooms/lounge space for the duration of their special day, ensuring maximum relaxation…and maximum impact when they make their way down the aisle!

Grooms Room Pool Table 15 Acres Photo: Dream Photo & Video

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Sweet Deal: A $200 Tiff’s Treats GIVEAWAY!

Tiff's Treats Package Cookies
There are few pleasures more satisfying than devouring a warm, gooey, melt-in-your mouth home-baked cookie. And nobody does decadent cookies (and sinful brownies, and deliriously yummy cookie-ice-cream sandwiches) like Tiff’s Treats.

Not only is Tiff’s Treats one of our favorite spots for sweet some’n some’ns (and believe us, darlings, when you’re deep in deadline mode, a steady supply of comfort treats is a MUST), but it’s also a true Texas creation, started by former UT students Tiffany Taylor and Leon Chen–she stood him up for a date, and sent him hot-from-the-oven cookies to apologize, he convinced her to go into business with her “apology-accepted” cookies, and a legend was born! Fast forward almost 20 years (yeah, TWENTY), and Tiff’s Treats has become a hands-down favorite of homemade-treat-lovers across the state, including countless Houston wedding couples, who have indulged their guests with custom-packaged Tiff’s Treats wedding favors and dessert-table delights.

And this week we’re bringing a little much-needed Tiff’s Treats sweetness to y’all, with a fabulous $200 Tiff’s Treats gift card giveaway! Simply comment on Facebook with #CookieScore by 11:59 pm this Thursday, 11/9, and you’re automatically entered to win. We’ll announce our winner on Friday, so make sure to get in it…to win it!

And while you’re at it, pop on in to your local Tiff’s Treats bakeshop, or give them a call, and deliver some cookie love to someone you love who loves delicious, homemade cookies!

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Our December Cover Is On Newsstands Now…And OMG, WOW!

Weddings in Houston December 2017 Cover

Oh la la, darlings… THIS just hit newsstands, and already the love is pouring in! We welcome you to share, post, comment and enjoy our dazzler of a December cover, right along with us…and join us in thanking the amazing crew behind this gorgeous shot:

Photo: Larry Fagala Photography

Floral Headpiece: Dream Bouquet

Gown: Rivini

Jewelry: Donoho’s Jewellers

Hair: Dennis Clendennen

Makeup: Victoria Callaway

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4 Seasons of Wedding WOW: Tablescapes for Spring, Summer, Winter & Fall

When we gathered together a selection of super-talented Houston wedding florists, decorators and stylists at coveted Downtown venue the Corinthian-Houston and asked them to create wedding reception table designs that embody the spirit of each of the four seasons…well…we knew we were in for something special. Fortunately, fabulous photographer Taylor Golden was on hand to capture the seasonal magic, which we’re sharing with you right here in this bountiful blog post! Love what you see? Pin it, Instagram it, share it, love it, let us know!

1.) First up…SPRING!

Spring Wedding Table Design Haute Flowers

Spring Reception Table Detail Haute Flowers Flowers & Design: Haute Flowers & Events

Butterflies & bright bulbs pair up with beaded chargers and simple, refined stemware in Haute Flowers & Events‘ charming take on Spring’s wedding table. And the subtly patterned table linen? Divine!

Spring Wedding by Blooms Design Studio

HEB Blooms Design Flowers Flowers & Design: Blooms Design Studio

For Blooms Design Studio, Spring comes to life with an abundance of foliage, surrounding creamy roses, delicate frilled tulips and sweetly scented hyacinths, with accents of earthy brown and burnt orange.

2.) Next up…SUMMER!

River Oaks Plant House Summer Wedding Table Design

River Oaks Plant House EB Inc Summer Table Detail Flowers & Design: River Oaks Plant House | Linens & Rentals: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design

For a Summer wedding reception table that’s so fresh and cool you can practically feel it, River Oaks Plant House teams up with EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design, setting out roses, lilies, hydrangeas and orchids, atop exuberantly printed table linens. Gold-accented place settings bring a touch of elegance, while fresh whole pears prop up whimsical place cards.

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Brimming with bright orange, hot pink, vibrant yellow and green, set atop an intricately embroidered table linen, AJ’s Urban Petals’ take on the Summer wedding table is both refined…and a little bit wild.

3.) Time for…FALL!

Darryl Co Fall Wedding Table Design

Darryl Co Purple Pink Wedding Table Detail Flowers & Design: Darryl & Co.

As Fall approaches, Darryl & Co. welcomes the crisp change of season with deep purples, crimson, burgundy and blush, accompanied by glowing brass and sparkling crystal…plus a dash of magnificent peacock plumage, for a bit of wedding-worthy drama.

Dream Bouquet Fall Tabletop Design

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For Dream Bouquet, Fall is a time for rustic wood, fragrant eucalyptus and burnished sunflowers–the perfect palette for an elegant autumnal barn wedding, Hill Country destination wedding, or tented backyard bash, as temperatures begin to drop.

4.) Welcome…WINTER!

Plants N Petals Winter Table Wedding

Plants N Petals Winter Wedding Place Setting Flowers & Design: Plants N’ Petals

Frosted branches, snow-white petals and shimmering ivory napkins get warmed up with gold-sequin linens, gilded flatware and glowing candlelight, in this dazzling but understated Winter-wedding tabletop design from Plants N’ Petals.

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LBL Event Rentals - Linens and Rentals in Houston, TX

Linens, Rentals & Design: LBL Event Rentals

Nothing evokes the spirit of the Winter season like sparkle and shine, which is exactly what this wintry blue-and-white Winter wedding tablescape by LBL Event Rentals does–with help from sequins, crystals, bits of shimmering glass and metallic table linens.

Happy wedding planning, loves, in whatever season you choose to wed!

 

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E Johnston Designs Knows Southern Weddings Like Nobody’s Business

E Johnston Designs Houston Wedding Florist Flowers: E Johnston Designs | Styling: Tammy’s Table

In a town where lavish opulence rules and bling is king (ok, queen), we know that some of y’all are wondering just where a sweet Southern gal is supposed to turn for good old fashioned understated wedding elegance. We feel you, darlings. And it’s with you in mind that we’re singing the praises of E Johnston Designs today on the blog. Keep scrolling for more….

E Johnston Designs Tulips Roses Table Centerpiece Flowers: E Johnston Designs | Photo: C. Baron Photography

If fresh, sweet Southern pretty is what you’re after for your Houston-area wedding, you need to schedule an appointment with Elaine Johnston, and find out what this skilled and super intuitive Spring-based florist can come up with to flesh out your nascent floral fantasy.

E Johnston Designs Babys Breath Bridesmaid Bouquets Flowers: E Johnston Designs

We’re so delighted to have E Johnston Designs as a new member of the Weddings in Houston family, and we can’t wait to show off more of Elaine’s lovely work in the coming months! In the meantime, get your fill of soft, Southern floral-design favorites–from tulips and hyacinth to pastel cut crystal to baby’s breath bunches that look lighter than air–and then get yourself over to E Johnston Designs for your very own wedding floral consultation!

 

 

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