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WOW, What a Show!

If you were one of those fortunate (and savvy) enough to have attended last Thursday’s utterly magnificent I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian, you experienced first-hand the all-encompassing splendor of Houston’s ONLY true luxury wedding event and VIP bride/groom cocktail bash.

If you weren’t present for Thursday’s festivities, well…let us give you a little glimpse of what you missed.

WOW, What a Show!

Photo: Civic Photos | Decor: Darryl & Co.

We’re so thrilled to have benefited from the talents of the following show contributors, without whom we could not have put on this one-of-a-kind wedding fantasyscape and sumptuous fete: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design, LBL Event Rentals & Design, Johanna Terry Events, DJU Productions, LG Entertainment, Scott Graham Piano, and our awesome show photographer (and top Houston-area wedding photography studio!) Civic Photos, whose pix we’re featuring here.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Top Left: Plants N’ Petals | Top Right: Flora & Eventi | Bottom: Johanna Terry Events

From the moment our guests entered the majestic Corinthian in downtown Houston, they knew they were in for something special, as they encountered floral-and-finery flights of fantasy from the likes of Plants N’ Petals, Todd Events, Flora & Eventi, Darryl & Co., Johanna Terry Events, Nuage Designs, Inc., EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design, LBL Event Rentals and Flowers of Kingwood.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Top Left: Nuage Designs, Inc. | Top Right: Darryl & Co. | Middle: Todd Events | Bottom Left: EB Inc. Events | Bottom Right: LBL Event Rentals

Helping couples to refine their wedding-day vision, and coordinate the details of their big day, planners Kat Creech Events, A Day to Remember and Cocomar Ladies met one-on-one with attendees, and showed plenty of examples of the incredible Houston wedding celebrations they’ve brought to life for their grateful clients.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Top Left: A Day To Remember | Top Right: Kat Creech Events | Bottom: Cocomar Ladies

Brides who were searching for wedding-day style and fashion found plenty to love, from Parvani Vida Bridal & Formal, Winnie Couture, Now & Forever Bridal Boutique, Houston Bridal Gallery, Damsel White Label, Tess Harriss Designs and MW Couture.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Top Left: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique | Top Right: Houston Bridal Gallery | Middle Left: Winnie Couture | Middle Left: MW Couture | Middle Right: Tess Harriss Designs | Bottom Left: Parvani Vida Bridal & Formal | Bottom Right: Damsel White Label

And just in case they weren’t sure whether they’d prefer a head of flowing waves or a glam updo, a sun-kissed glow or shimmering bare shoulders, a full set of lush lashes or just a bit of enhancement, our guests could experiment with looks, get advice and try out products from Nyoka Gregory Beauty, WINX Lash Studio, KAX Tanning Souffle and Hotze Health & Wellness Center.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Top Left: Kax Tanning Souffle | Top Right: Nyoka Gregory Beauty | Bottom Right: Winx Lash & Makeup Studio | Bottom Right: Hotze Health & Wellness Center

Of course, no wedding-day look is complete with the right…sparkle. And guests found oodles of glimmer and shine (and a few VERY substantial rocks), at the dazzling displays put on by Peran & Scannell Jewelers, and Donoho’s Jewellers.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Left: Peran & Scannell Jewelers | Right: Donoho’s Jewellers

Couples seeking a talented photographer and/or filmmaker to capture the beauty and emotional resonance of their special day had an abundance of options, with exhibits from Adam Nyholt, D. Jones, M. Wang, Lindsay Elizabeth, MD Turner, Steve Lee, Serendipity, Danielson Cinema, mutli-Emmy-award-winner Sculpting With Time, and our very own show photographer Civic Photos.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Top Left: Serendipity Photography | Top Middle: Steve Lee Photography | Top Right: Sculpting With Time Productions | Middle Left: Danielson Cinema | Middle Left:  Adam Nyholt | Middle Center: Civic Photos | Middle Right: D. Jones Photography | Bottom Left: MD Turner Photography | Bottom Middle: Lindsay Elizabeth | Bottom Right: M. Wang

Cakes? Gifts? Invitations? The I Do! Soiree had something for each and every couple, from Houston icons Susie’s Cakes & Confections, Bering’s and Isabella Invitations.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Left: Susie’s Cakes & Confections | Top Right: Bering’s | Bottom Right: Isabella Invitations

While they wandered through the Soiree’s wonderland of wedding WOW, guests were entertained by top Houston MC, DJ, and live-music experts DJU Productions, LG Entertainment and pianist Scott Graham. And, of course, since this WAS a party, eager attendees indulged in fabulous food, sips and sweets from Jackson and Company.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Top Left, Middle Left & Bottom Right: Jackson and Company | Top Right: DJU Productions | Middle Right: LG Entertainment| Bottom Left: Scott Graham Piano

Along with the grandeur of The Corinthian all around them, venue-seeking to-be-weds could virtually tour The Parador and Chateau Cocomar—two beloved Houston sites for ceremony and reception.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Top: Chateau Cocomar | Bottom: The Parador

To round out their full wedding- and marriage-planning experience, guests had the chance to chat with Minister Lynn Turner of Weddings Performed, and expert realtor Michelle Ray, of Michelle Ray Properties.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Left: Michelle Ray Properties | Right: Weddings Performed

We are so thrilled to have had the honor to celebrate and serve so many Houston couples, and their friends and family, at this month’s extraordinary I Do! Wedding Soiree. From food and drink, to stunning tablescapes, to beautiful exhibitor displays, to luxury swag bags and superb door prizes (including our hold-your-breath giveaway of 5 nights’ luxury oceanfront accommodation at Bermuda’s fabulous Pompano Beach Club), the Feb. 4 I Do! Wedding Soiree was an absolute knockout.

We welcome you to post, pin, tag, share and comment on photos, and, if you attended Thursday’s show, let us know what you DISCOVERED, what you LOVED, and what you’d RECOMMEND to Houston brides and grooms starting on the journey to planning the perfect wedding.

Thank you…and HAPPY PLANNING!

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9 Honeymoon Must-Haves

We searched for the hottest beachwear, shoes and lingerie that every bride will need for those hot days and even hotter nights during her honeymoon vacay. Speaking of vacations…if you buy your tickets to the I Do! Soiree now, you can WIN a 5-night Bermuda getaway with your s.o.s! Plan your wedding bash with your entourage, indulge in decadent bites and sip bubbly at Houston’s only luxury wedding event. But hurry—tickets are goin’ fast! Happy shopping, lovelies, and see you all at the I Do! Soiree!

1. La Perla Neoprene Desire Triangle Bra Set: NET-A-PORTER 2. Eric Javits Maribel Cutout Hat: Neiman Marcus 3. Herve Leger Aimee Swim Cover Up: Herve Leger 4. Gucci Cat Eye Sunglasses: NET-A-PORTER 5. Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge Eau de Parfum: Sephora 6. Christian Louboutin Matte Lip Color: Saks Fifth Avenue Houston Galleria 7. La Perla Eclipse Ruched Triangle Bikini: NET-A-PORTER 8. Tory Burch Marion Smartphone Wristlet: Tory Burch 9. Gianvito Rossi Fresia Lace Up Booties: Barneys NY

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Get Your Selfie On, Girl

Let’s be honest—we all know the struggle of trying to get the right lighting for selfies. Do you ever wonder how celebs do it? Our editors dug deep and found out their secret: the LuMee phone case. If those filters just aren’t cutting it, this is the case for you. It has LED lighting all around the cover to give you that perfect amount of glow and an overall flawless look. Sounds pretty awesome, right? We tested it out and we have to admit—we’re obsessed.

Want to know how you can get your hands on a LuMee case? We’re giving away cases to four lucky brides who purchase their tickets from now until midnight tomorrow to Houston’s only luxury wedding planning party happening THIS Thursday at The Corinthian! You’re not gonna want to miss out this VIP cocktail party. See lovely pics from last year’s soiree here, then tell your friends, your mom, and YES, your groom, too (for him: an exclusive Grooms’ Lounge)!

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Purchase your I Do! Soiree tickets by 11:59pm Tues., Feb. 2.
  • Register with Weddings in Houston to receive exclusive vendor offers and bridal-related events

We’ll notify our winners of each giveaway prior to the I Do! Soiree, and announce winners live, at our FAB event. Better get your tickets NOW before they sell out. We can’t wait to see you and your entourage at the I Do! Good luck, lovelies!

Get Your Selfie On, Girl

Photos: LuMee

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Grooms’ Style Guide

A dapper gentleman is the best accessory, wouldn’t you agree? We’ve put together the essential items that every man needs to look dashing from head-to-toe. A groom should go above and beyond to look his best on the big day (he’ll be standing next to you, after all), but why stop there? This is his wedding too, and what could be better than planning the most important milestone in your relationship together? Bring him to the I Do! Soiree on Thursday, February 4 at The Corinthian for an evening of wedding planning that even he will LOVE. While you and your besties are swooning over lovely décor and gowns, tasting cakes and enjoying beauty treatments, your hubby-to-be could be hanging out in the grooms’ lounge. Sounds perfect, right? We thought so. Get your tickets NOW before they sell out! We can’t wait to see you and your boo at the I Do!

 

1. The Tie Bar Flamingo Plaid & Navy Bowtie: The Tie Bar 2. The Tie Bar Dasher Pocket Square: The Tie Bar 3. Bonobos Jetsetter Suit: Bonobos Guideshop Houston 4. F.P. Journe Chronometre Bleu Watch: Zadok Jewelers 5. Dot & Bo Whiskey Charm Flask: Dot & Bo 6. Christian Bauer Gold & Diamond Bands: Donoho’s Jewellers 7. Bonobos Grenson Ellery Shoes: Bonobos Guideshop Houston 8. Byredo Mister Marvelous Eau de Parfum: Neiman Marcus 9. Two Tier Navy & Ivory Cake: Beyond Buttercream 10. Bella Figura Poeme Invitation: Bella Figura

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$300 Make-Up Artist Project GIVEAWAY

$300 Make-Up Artist Project GIVEAWAY

Photo: The Make-Up Artist Project

What if you woke up tomorrow to discover $300 worth of the world’s most prized professional cosmetics waiting for you to dig in…and doll up?? That’s exactly what will happen for ONE lucky Houston bride-to-be, on the morning after next week’s incredible, ultra-luxe I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian.

How’s that? Well…one bride who purchases her tickets from now through midnight tomorrow to Houston’s signature wedding fantasyscape & VIP cocktail party—coming to The Corinthian on Thurs., Feb. 4 @ 6 p.m—will SCORE a hand-picked selection of the best professional makeup products of 2016, courtesy of The Make-Up Artist Project, Houston’s top resource for pro makeup artists!!

Contouring, highlighting, brows, lashes, drama, transformation—the MUA Project’s experts are the best in the business, and they’ve hand-selected a BUNCH of their absolute favorite cosmetics and tools, just for us…well, just for YOU, Houston bride.

TO ENTER:

  • Purchase your I Do! Wedding Soiree pre-sale tickets between NOW and 11:59 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29.
  • Register with Weddings in Houston to receive VIP event invitations, special vendor offers and entry for exclusive bridal, wedding and travel giveaways.

Speaking of which…when you purchase your tickets and enter to win our MUA Project Giveaway, you ALSO will automatically be entered to win our 5-Night Island Getaway at Bermuda’s most beautiful honeymoon resort, Pompano Beach Club.

We’ll notify our winners of each giveaway prior to the I Do! Wedding Soiree, and announce winners live, at our fabulous event.

Do NOT miss this opportunity, darlings. Get in it to win it…and get yourself, your boo, and your entourage to the I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian, next Thursday evening. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced!!

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