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Houston Wedding Venues We Love: Ashton Gardens

Not surprisingly, we get tons of inquiries from to-be-wed couples searching for a venue where they can celebrate their wedding from traditional ceremony to fabulous reception to after-party to sendoff. And we’re always excited to let these couples—and, honestly, anyone searching for a beautiful wedding venue—know about Ashton Gardens. This truly lovely gem of a celebration space, tucked into lush, forested grounds that are viewable from vast picture windows pretty much anywhere you look, is one of our absolute favorites.

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Photo: White Frames Photography

We checked in with Ashton Gardens’ Ashley Love (yes, really her name, and yes, it’s perfect) to ask what she thinks makes this unique venue such a coveted spot for Houston-area weddings, and her answer was simple: “It’s our signature chapel,” she told us. “It’s one of a kind. With floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning forest scenery as your ceremony backdrop, every single guest can enjoy an outside view from the comfort of indoors.”

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Photo: White Frames Photography

Ditto the venue’s ballroom, where you’ll also find—you guessed it—soaring windows looking out upon hundreds and hundreds of towering green trees.

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Photo: Allee J. Photography

Oh—and did we mention that Ashton Gardens has not one but TWO locations (both with the same glass-enclosed chapel, knockout landscape views and OMG-this-is-SO-GOOD reception cuisine), in West and North Houston, for the utmost in convenience?

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Photo: Allee J. Photography

Wanna start fantasizing your fairytale-forest wedding? We highly recommend that you check out Melissa and Hunter’s wintry-white January wedding at Ashton Gardens…and while you’re at it, have a swoon over Tera and Shawn’s Ashton Gardens vintage-inspired wedding festivities, done up in shades of pink, blush, cream and sparkling gold.

You’ll see why we’ve got such a huge crush on this romantic Houston wedding setting. And you’ll see way more of Ashton Gardens by scheduling your visit and venue tour here, or by calling 281.362.0011. And make sure to tell them you found them at Weddings in Houston!

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Our Top 6 Lip Products for the Kissable Bride

We can’t tell you how often we get asked by brides for lipstick recommendations for wedding day. Which is perfectly understandable, considering the demands of kissing, smiling, eating, drinking and being photographed all day and night long. It takes a special lip product to rise to the wedding-day challenge, so we’ve picked six of our absolute favorites for color that goes on, stays put and looks amazing. Pucker up, buttercup…and scroll down for details!

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1. Nyoka Gregory Beauty Lippie in Apple Pie: Nyoka Gregory Beauty 2. Clinique Pop Liquid Matte Lip Color & Primer in Cake Pop: Clinique 3. MAC Liptensity Lipstick in Driftwood: Saks Fifth Avenue Houston Galleria 4. Artonit Makeup Le Stylo Art Beaute Levres in Pop It: L’Atelier de ArtOnIt 5. Josie Maran Lipstick in Playful Pink: Josie Maran 6. Model Launcher Liquid Lipstick in Tamarama: Model Launcher

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What’s In The Bag?

It’s #TBT but we’re still stuck on Tuesday’s I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian. We couldn’t be more thankful to all of our lovely to-be-wed couples who wined, dined and danced with us. JICYMI: one of the most-talked about aspects of the show was our awesome I Do! Soiree swag bag!! A BIG shout out to the brands, vendors and artisans who contributed to our #IDoSoiree gift bag—make sure to check them out for more deets on beautiful bridal accessories, pre-wedding beauty and skincare, groom’s goods, special gifts and treats:

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Happy shopping!

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This Evening We Unveil…The I Do Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian!

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Top Left Photo: Civic Photos, Gowns: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique | Top Right Photo: Civic Photos, Tablescape: Flora & Eventi | Bottom Left Photo: Civic Photos, Tablescape: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design | Bottom Middle Photo: Taylor Golden Photography, Catering: Jackson and Company | Bottom Right Photo: Sylvie Gil, Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections

It’s here…it’s finally here! We, and our incredible team of Houston wedding vendors and experts, have been hard at work creating a spectacular wedding planning experience for you, and this evening, at 6 p.m., we get to pull back the curtain on the magic!

Gorgeous wedding tablescapes, fabulous floral designs, interactive vendor exhibits, live music, exceptional food and drink from Jackson and Company catering, a strolling fashion show featuring bridal couture’s newest gowns…and the chance to take home hundreds of dollars worth of hand-picked luxury beauty, skincare, fashion, home and bridal goods? OH, YES. That’s the I Do! Wedding Soiree, darlings, and we can’t wait to see you there!

$25 advance ticket sales close in just a few hours, so get yours now; or, you may purchase tickets at the door for $30 (very limited availability).

Oh—and a few things to know before you go:

DO take public transportation to The Corinthian if possible; if you plan to park, we have complimentary garage parking (second entrance on Congress after Fannin),  or valet for $15; opens at 6 p.m

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 InstagramFacebook, Snapchat your 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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Lively Plum & Burgundy Hindu Wedding at The Corinthian

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Photography: Bella Lumi Photography | Venue: The Corinthian |Sangeet: House of Blues Houston | Catering: Jackson & Company | Flowers, Decor & Rentals: Darryl & Co. | Accommodations: Hilton Americas Houston

Asmita and Rishab kicked off the New Year with a marriage celebration that perfectly captured the couple’s exuberant personalities and Hindu culture. Asmita says it was their “shared love of music and dancing” that initially attracted her to Rishab, and vice versa, which they certainly expressed on their wedding day!

The night began with a lively sangeet, which Asmita says was “a very cool way to kick off the celebration, with killer dance performances by both sides of the family, mehndi artists and a selfie station.”

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For their Hindu ceremony and reception celebration at The Corinthian, downtown Houston’s magnificent neoclassical event space, the couple selected a palette of bright plum and burgundy, brought to life with blooms by Darryl & Co. The couple’s 350 guests then enjoyed a wedding feast by renowned Jackson and Company  catering, and later joined the newlyweds for a lavish party filled with live music and dancing that lasted until 1:30 a.m.

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Love this wedding…and this gorgeous venue? Experience The Corinthian for yourself at Weddings in Houston’s signature I Do! Wedding Soiree, tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at this superb downtown Houston venue, where you’ll also have the chance to meet florist Darryl & Co., and caterer Jackson and Company, along with 40 of Houston’s most in-demand wedding experts and vendors. Be sure to reserve your spot at Houston’s ONLY luxury wedding event; advance-sale tickets are on sale now, only while they last! Get yours, get ready for WOW, and we’ll see YOU at I Do!

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