Photos: Simon G.
The Christmas season means different things to different people, but for many of us, the holidays evoke thoughts of warm fireplaces, spiced eggnog and colorfully wrapped gifts placed beneath the tree. All of the season’s built-in festivities and feel-good vibes also make December the ideal time to get engaged. Whether one or both of you will be involved in the ring choosing, Shannon Fine Jewelry will make engagement ring shopping WAY easier—and a lot more fun—than you may think. In fact, all you need is a few short hours with one of their caring consultants to find and size your perfect ring before it’s all yours to take home. Prefer to surprise your sweetheart with a completely original, custom-designed ring? They can do that, too!
And it just so happens, Shannon Fine Jewelry has a few GREAT deals going on right NOW. Anyone who purchases an engagement ring between December 1 and Christmas Day will receive a whopping 30% off a future wedding band purchase for both to-be-weds (Yes. Really.). PLUS, one engagement-ring-purchaser will be eligible to win the full price of that engagement ring (up to $5,000 store credit)!
For all of you WIH readers, Shannon Fine Jewelry is sweetening the deal even more: receive an additional 10% off all engagement ring and wedding band purchases THIS WEEK through their annual Christmas party on December 12. Do yourself a favor, and head over to Shannon’s luxurious Lake Woodlands location this Saturday with your one and only for a fabulous date night. Browse their exquisite diamonds, colored stones and intricate designs together--all while sipping bubbly and sampling delish bites. Simple, no?
As for your epic proposal, well, that part’s up to you. But if the thought makes you nervous, just let your sparkly new engagement ring do the talking. 😉
Photo: Serendipity Photography
With a history dating back to 1839, The Tremont House is one of the Gulf region’s most storied wedding sites. It’s also one of its loveliest. Located in Galveston’s eclectic Strand District, a stone’s throw from manicured parks, magnificent mansions, and Galveston’s finest shops and restaurants, this landmark Wyndham Grand Hotel lets guests know they’re somewhere special, from the moment they arrive. A grand lobby and light-filled atrium lead the way to a collection of graciously appointed guest rooms, including 17 beautiful suites–the perfect accommodation for VIP visiting guests.
Picture this: Making your way to the hotel via horse-drawn carriage, saying “I do” on the breezy rooftop terrace, dancing the night away in the glamorous ballroom, and escaping to your honeymoon suite after your guests bid you farewell with a celebratory sparkler sendoff.
If that’s not enough to convince you, this special offer just might: Book your wedding by March 31 and The Tremont House will upgrade your package with regal chiavari chairs AND your very own signature cocktail—totally free! Stately elegance, historic charm and a couple of prime wedding goodies, gratis: There is no time like right now to book your glorious Galveston destination wedding. Contact The Tremont House here for available wedding dates and additional details.
From high school acquaintances to college sweethearts, Jessica and Lukas hit it off at a fateful New Year’s Eve party, where the pair spent the whole evening talking beside a crackling campfire. Four years later, the two lovebirds graduated together from Texas A&M–and not long after, Lukas surprised Jessica by popping the question: “He decided to take me to the restaurant we went on our first big date,” recalls the bride. “I somehow was completely clueless to what was really happening.” Once they finished eating, Lukas got down on one knee and asked Jessica to be his wife… “Obviously, I said yes!” Afterwards, the couple met up with family and friends at the fabulous Hotel ZaZa to celebrate their newly-engaged status. According to Jessica, “the whole night was absolutely perfect.” Fast-forward to the pair’s summer wedding at The Parador, complete with an emotional ceremony (“we were both bawling”) and a romantic reception with an “eclectic feel” that was achieved with lots of candles, mercury glass and blush flower arrangements. Check out their GORGEOUS photos from Christa Elyce Photography below!
Photos: Christa Elyce Photography ~ Ceremony & Reception: The Parador ~ Bridal & Groom Suites: The Magnolia Hotel ~ Mother of the Bride Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Wedding Night Accommodations: Hotel ZaZa
Photo: Sculpting With Time Productions
Here at Weddings in Houston, we take pride in the quality work that our vendors produce on a regular basis—not only for brides and grooms, but for the community of Houston as a whole. We have seen firsthand the hard work and dedication it takes to grow a successful business, and it is the highlight of our week when one of our clients is recognized for their time, talent and effort. Which is why we couldn’t WAIT to announce the newest accomplishment of the international award-winning cinematography studio Sculpting With Time Productions. The talented husband-and-wife duo took home THREE Lone Star EMMYs for their outstanding achievement in directing, editing and filming a remarkable 7-minute piece on the unique experience of the University of Houston football team. We are beyond impressed, but not at ALL surprised! Congratulations, Alex and Whitney! You earned it!
Weddings, sports, historical documentaries—Sculpting With Time excels at it all. Check out their breathtaking highlight film for the Weddings in Houston-featured nuptials of Cameron and Bryar here, or watch the intro to the UH Football Experience here. More of their inspiring work can be found on their website.
Are you a gal who dreams of walking down the aisle in ultra-feminine lace, a romantic silhouette, or delicate draping? If you swoon over wedding gowns with intricate embroidery and illusion necklines, you might just be a Watters bride. And by that, we obviously mean a bride who has FABULOUS taste. Take it from us: one look at a stunning Watters gown, and the rest is history. So get excited, Houston brides-to-be, because our very own Mia Bridal Couture is hosting a Watters Brides Spring 2016 Trunk Show on November 27-28*, a special Thanksgiving weekend of exclusive trunk show offers and incentives! Why not take a break from all of the stressful Black Friday shopping and drop by this dreamy River Oaks salon for an afternoon of luxury and relaxation—plus the most impeccable service and attention to your every need—instead? Chances are, you’ll find your perfect Watters gown within minutes of stepping inside. Now, that is what we call love at first sight.
Call 713.622.2022 or request your appointment online!
*UPDATE (as of 11/18): Mia Bridal Couture will NOT be open on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, as previously stated. The Watters Trunk Show will instead begin on Black Friday, November 27 and run through Saturday, November 28 from 9:30-5:00 PM. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, brides-to-be, and make sure to skip that third serving of pumpkin pie if you plan to be trying on wedding gowns the next day! 😉