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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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$500 D. Jones Photography Engagement Shoot GIVEAWAY

$500 D. Jones Photography Engagement Shoot GIVEAWAY

Photos: D. Jones Photography

One of Houston’s most in-demand wedding photographers is going to make one I Do! Wedding Soiree couple very, very happy. That’s because one bride, groom, or couple who purchases tickets to the incredible Feb. 4 I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian by midnight tomorrow (Wed. Jan. 27) will WIN a $500 D. Jones Photography On-Location Engagement Shoot.

If you’re not yet familiar with the ultra-talented David Jones, just know that he is a Houston wedding photography legend. One of the area’s most experienced and most skilled photo pros, Jones has photographed countless big, beautiful, high-profile Houston weddings—and plenty of intimate, sweet, cozily romantic ones, too.

His engagement photos capture the breathless anticipation and bliss of to-be-wed romance—something that our lucky winning couple is going to discover for themselves, firsthand. Shouldn’t that couple be…YOU?

TO ENTER:

  • Purchase your I Do! Wedding Soiree pre-sale tickets by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 (all engaged brides and/or grooms who have purchased tickets from the opening of pre-sale until contest closing will be eligible to win).
  • 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 D. Jones Engagement Shoot 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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“Turn The Paige” Fashion Show Featuring Hayley Paige

Hayley Paige is our new girl crush for a number of reasons. She’s super talented, has a great sense of style (not a surprise) and she’s an absolute doll! We had the pleasure of chatting with Hayley moments before her fashion show. We got into all of the sweet details about how her and Danny met, their cutesy wedding and her gorgeous, GORGEOUS gowns in our exclusive interview. Big thanks to Now & Forever Bridal Boutique and Two Be Wed for a fabulous event! P.S. You can see more gorgeous gowns at the I Do! Soiree on Thursday, February 4. Get your tickets now before they’re gone!

Weddings in Houston: Give us all the juicy deets about how you met Danny!

Hayley Paige: Oh my goodness! So many. Well, it was definitely a set-up. My father had a best friend who was a golfer and Danny golfed at Brown University. They got to know each other very well, and my dad totally approved. He said, “Whenever you’re ready for your husband, let me know because I have this great guy in mind.” Sure enough, after dating around in NYC for a couple of years, I was ready for a set-up. It was long distance for a bit and it really came in HOT!

WIH: How long after dating did he propose? When did you know he was the one?

HP: Oh, immediately. It was love at first text—so our generation. We got engaged after two months of dating and were married a year later.

WIH: We know designing wedding gowns AND planning your own wedding is tough. How did you do it?

HP: They actually went hand in hand. The only difference was my personal perspective. It was a little bit more daunting, but the celebratory platform was a great way to go over the top and have fun with it.

WIH: What vision did you have while creating your own wedding dress? What was your thought process and inspiration?

HP: The design process looked similar to how it does every season with a collection. For the wedding, I considered each setting (a daytime church ceremony, an outdoor reception in the evening and a BIG dance party afterward), the different environments that I was going to be in and a few thematic principles I could have fun with.

WIH: Tell us about your wedding theme and favorite moments.

HP: For a while, I was calling my wedding theme “Whiskey in a Teacup.” We ended up focusing more on our personalities to plan our wedding, so there were a lot of out-of-the-box moments. A blue unicorn made an appearance (for the record, we used a rescue horse and non-toxic chemicals, and we donated it to a children’s hospital after the wedding). We got married on 7/11 so we had 7/11 Margarita Slurpies for our signature cocktail, and we had a giant neon sign that said “Scaramouche, Scaramouche, Will You Do The Fandango” from Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ on the dance floor!

WIH: What’s your personal favorite wedding trend for 2016?

HP: Shades of champagne is an illusion that makes a dress look like it’s floating on your body. The look is both alluring yet traditional. Sleeves are coming back, but with the illusion under layer, the style is sexy, fun and fresh. I think of it as an ode to tradition.

WIH: Can you give us a hint of what to expect for your next collection?

HP: More beautiful dresses! I had a lot of fun, iridescent and floating embellishments last season, so I’d love to carry that on into the new collection. Definitely more color as well.

WIH: What’s the one piece of advice you would give to a bride choosing her wedding dress?

HP: My motto lately has been, “When in doubt, go all out!” Some brides come in wondering if they’ll still like their dress in 30 years. Who cares! Be of the moment and have the time of your life. It’s your red carpet moment. You do you!

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