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Venues We Love + OPEN HOUSE: Ashton Gardens

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Photo: Allee J Photography | Venue: Ashton Gardens Chapel
Who says Houston couples can’t have the feel of an outdoor wedding venue but with the climate-controlled comfort of the great indoors?

If this is the wedding vibe you’re going for, we’d like to introduce you to Ashton Gardens, which seamlessly blends the beauty of nature’s bounty with classic ballroom wedding ambiance.

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Photo: Matthew Trevino Photography | Venue: Ashton Gardens Ballroom
Ashton Gardens is actually two nearly identical venues (one in North Houston, one in West Houston).

Both offer a blend of forested splendor and romantic ballroom chic that’s a perfect fit for couples who want the feel of an outdoor wedding venue, but without the unpredictability of Mother Nature. Say, “I do,” in front of a backdrop of soaring windows looking out on lush trees, in Ashton Gardens’ lovely on-site chapel, with its country-church feel, and state-of-the-art technology. Then venture into the venue’s party space, enclosed in windows for wonderful sense of serenity, and accented with crystal chandeliers for an even more wonderful sense of…celebration!

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Photo: Mustard Seed Photography | Venue: Ashton Gardens
Experience the magic in person at the Ashton Gardens North Bridal Open House on June 23.

Visit Ashton Gardens North on Saturday, June 23, from 1-3 p.m. for your chance to tour the lovely chapel, twinkling ballroom and beautiful grounds. Talk to in-house wedding experts, and learn more about the venue’s full-service wedding packages, which include ceremony and reception space, rentals, dance floor, lighting, and fine cuisine. We can’t stress enough how little stress you’ll experience if you put your wedding in the hands of the experts at Ashton Gardens. Can’t make it on 6/23? No problem! Take a moment to schedule a tour at your convenience…and make sure to tell them you found them on the Houston Wedding Blog! Happy planning, loves.

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Bering’s Father’s Day Gifts + GIVEAWAY!

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Father’s Day Gifts: Bering’s | Photo: Stagecraft Photography
Let’s face it, y’all: Choosing Father’s Day gifts can be HARD.

When it comes to mom gifts, there’s always perfume, jewelry, handbags, scarves, a spa day, and, of course, flowers as a fallback. But guys are, well… guys. Most of the ones we love have what they need. And as for what they might want…like, for fun? Half of ’em barely know. That’s where Bering’s comes in!! Click here to read the rest of this post »

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7 Unique Engagement Rings You’ll Love

Your engagement ring is unlike any other piece of jewelry you’ll own. It will be the single most treasured item in your jewelry collection, and should reflect your own personal style. If classic diamond shapes like oval, pear and emerald cuts are not something you can see yourself rocking (which is perfectly fine), these seven unique engagement rings may be just the chic you seek. Find one you love and visit a jeweler near you to make it yours.

KARL LAGERFELD DIAMOND HEXAGON HALO ENGAGEMENT RING

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Photo: London Jewelers

Reinterpret the classic oval center diamond mounting with a hexagon diamond halo featuring a diamond adorned collar under the head.

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Foundation Shades For Every Bride

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Photo: Milton Lawrence Photography

Makeup for a bride’s big day is a vital part of the prep, and nailing the look she wants comes down to a good base. A good foundation will give you a flawless finish and last through all the photos, stress and celebration. Yet despite the plethora of makeup brands available, it can be frustrating to find your match without mixing since many brands offer only 10-15 shades. What about those of us who fall outside this spectrum or in between these shades? No one wants to look back at wedding photos and realize your face doesn’t quite match the rest of you. With these brands’ wide foundation shade range, you can be sure to find your match, for a stunning bridal glow. Click here to read the rest of this post »

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Shoe Game: Comfort & Style

When dressing for your special day, your bridal look is not complete without the perfect pair of shoes. Sure, those sky-high Louboutins might be a stunning match with your gorgeous gown, but let’s face it, wearing towering heels for more than two hours straight can be tough on your toes, not to mention your heels, hips and back. Imagine spending more than six hours in them. For your wedding day, you likely will spend at least that much time on your feet, so it would be wise to choose shoes you can survive the day in. Don’t worry though, you do not, we repeat, DO NOT have to sacrifice style over comfort. You can have both, with these hot designs from top brands, and spend the day walking on air.

JIMMY CHOO

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Photo: Jimmy Choo

The soft wide band on this suede sandal will hold your foot in place without feeling constricting.

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