February 7th, 2015
Buy I Do! Tix and WIN: Hotel Galvez & Spa Luxury Getaway
 

Photos: Hotel Galvez

It’s been the crown jewel of Galveston for more than a century, and today, the magnificent Hotel Galvez & Spa sparkles more brightly than ever. Maybe that’s why Texas brides book early to make sure they secure the Galvez for the destination wedding of their dreams, and a chance to say their sacred vows on the hotel’s historic Centennial Green, overlooking the shimmering blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Perfection.

Whatever you envision for your perfect wedding, we have the inspiration, ideas and expertise to make your wedding dreams come true–and we’re gathering them in one place, for one evening only, Thursday, Feb. 12, in downtown Houston. That’s when we unveil The I Do! Bridal Soiree, Houston’s one-of-a-kind luxury bridal experience. Top vendors and experts, stunning floral and design displays, 2015 bridal couture, gourmet food and cocktails from renowned Jackson and Company, live entertainment and $$$ swag bags for each and every bride. It’s not just a bridal show, it’s a spectacular cocktail party, created to indulge you, your friends…and yes, your groom, too (did we mention the exclusive Groom’s Lounge, with fine whiskey, prime steak and more?).

Purchase your all-inclusive I Do! Bridal Soiree tickets THIS WEEKEND and you are automatically entered to win an incredible Hotel Galvez & Spa romance + spa “Spring Fling” getaway, giveaway, including one weekend night luxury accommodations for two at the magnificent “Queen of the Gulf” plus a $200 spa credit you can use however you’d like (bridal-prep facial treatment? couple’s massage? a little bit of both?). Our winner will be announced live at the I Do! Bridal Soiree. Get your tickets now. And get ready for WOW!

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February 6th, 2015
Classic, Sparkling Black & White Wedding at the Crystal Ballroom
 

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Anita & Johnny ~ March 22, 2014

Sometimes a pickup line is more than a pickup line—sometimes it’s the beginning of forever. At a sports bar where each of them happened to be celebrating with friends, Anita stole a glance at Johnny, who worked up the nerve to approach her. “The bartender told me you ordered a real man,” he grinned at her. “The fun and laughter hasn’t stopped since,” Anita says. Four years later, Johnny surprised Anita with a December Disneyland proposal, complete with fireworks and faux snow; 15 months after that, the pair wed in sensational style at the Crystal Ballroom at The Rice, surrounded by vibrant jewel tones, candlelight, brilliant crystal sparkle, and 150 of their most beloved friends and family members. Which we love. But what we love even more about this spectacular Houston wedding is that groom Johnny was the one who shared it with us—and in doing so, shared, with us, and all of you, his love story with the love of his life, Anita. Which we really, really, really love.

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Photos: The Silhouette Studio ~ Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Rice ~ Flowers & Decor: Flora & Eventi ~ Cake: Who Made The Cake! ~ Catering: Sambuca Catering ~ Entertainment: LG Entertainment ~ Honeymoon: Turks & Caicos

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February 5th, 2015
Our Favorite Makeup Picks for Wedding Day Glamour
 

Glamour and high drama are BACK for 2015 brides, and we couldn’t be more delighted. Deep reds, hot pinks, chic shimmer, full black lashes… Get your diva on with our top makeup picks for red carpet (and white aisle) wedding-day style!

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1. Tarte Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara ~ Beauty.com 2. Michael Kors Glam Lip Luster in Icon ~ Macy’s 3. Tom Ford Beauty Nail Lacquer in Carnal Red ~ Saks Fifth Avenue Houston Galleria 4. Lorac Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Superstar ~ Beauty.com 5. Make Up For Ever Rogue Artist Intense Lipstick in Satin Vermillion Red ~ Sephora 6. Becca Beach Tint in Shimmer Souffle ~ Sephora

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February 4th, 2015
BIG Sparkle from Tacori + BIG Tacori Giveaway
 

BIG Sparkle from Tacori + BIG Tacori Giveaway

Photos: Tacori

There’s something about a Tacori diamond ring that just gets your heart beating. Hard. Maybe it’s the ultra high quality of those sparkling, sparkling stones. Or perhaps it’s the extraordinary care that goes into creating such superb pieces of jewelry (each and every Tacori ring is hand-crafted in California by expert artisans). Whatever it is that gives Tacori diamond and fine-gemstone jewelry its unique fire and fabulousness, it is, in a word, extraordinary. You can find Tacori engagement rings and bridal jewelry here in Houston at Zadok Master Jewelers. And today, when you purchase tickets to the utterly spectacular I Do! Bridal Soiree, coming to The Corinthian next Thursday, Feb. 12, you can WIN this gorgeous $400 Tacori necklace–the perfect piece to pair with a chic, sleek cocktail dress, or your favorite white T-shirt and comfy jeans (good luck, loves!!):

BIG Sparkle from Tacori + BIG Tacori Giveaway

Photo: Tacori

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February 2nd, 2015
BEAUTIFUL Bell Tower on 34th Street Wedding by Steve Lee Photography
 

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Rachel & Kurt ~ July 11, 2014

For their once-in-a-lifetime celebration, UT alums Rachel and Kurt chose The Bell Tower on 34th St., and it’s easy to see why. With its gorgeous grounds, vine-covered walls, hidden archways and spectacular interior, the beloved Bell Tower was the perfect place to gather 240 guests for an evening of dining, dancing and pure, exuberant joy. The bride enchanted everyone in her gorgeous Watters gown from fabulous Mia Bridal Couture–which, we might add, photographer Steve Lee Weddings captured magnificently against a series of Bell Tower backgrounds. Notes Rachel: “Kurt and I truly feel that our perfect evening lasted forever as we got to soak up every moment of happiness and fun of the party.” As for us? We note that this wedding was one of our favorites of the year! Best of luck, and much love, to the newlyweds. And big thanks to The Bell Tower on 34th, and Steve Lee Weddings, for sharing this beautiful event with us…and YOU!

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Photos: Steve Lee Photography ~ Wedding Dress: Watters from Mia Bridal Couture ~ Groomswear: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Venue: The Bell Tower on 34th Street ~ Decor & Rentals: AJ’s Urban Petals ~ Entertainment: DJU Entertainment ~ Registry: Macy’s ~ Honeymoon: St. Lucia

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