Photos: Hotel ZaZa, D. Jones Photography (Top Right) & Adam Nyholt Photographer (Bottom Left)
As if the super-chic decor, ultra-hip artwork and high-glamour ambiance weren’t enough to seduce you, oh style-minded bride-to-be, Hotel ZaZa Houston is offering Weddings in Houston brides a selection of fabulous freebies for booking your Hotel ZaZa wedding, for a limited time only! Just choose your available 2015 wedding date at the Museum District’s icon of artful elegance, set your wedding size and tier, and take advantage of a slew of awesome perks, including ZaSpa treatments, complimentary suites and high-tech swag.
- Book at $10,000 catered event and receive ONE complimentary ZaSpa treatment of your choice and ONE complimentary night in the decadent Divino Suite.
- Book a $15,000 catered event and receive TWO complimentary ZaSpa treatments of your choice, ONE complimentary night in a coveted Hotel ZaZa Concept Suite AND an iPad mini.
- Book a $25,000 catered event and receive THREE complimentary ZaSpa treatments of your choice, ONE complimentary night in an ultra-exclusive Magnificent Seven Suite AND a state-of-the-art iPad.
The fine print:
- Event must be booked by June 30, 2015, and must occur before Jan. 1, 2016, in order to qualify for perks.
Call 713.526.1991 to schedule your tour and find out about available dates for your Hotel ZaZa wedding…and don’t forget to let them know you’re a Weddings in Houston Magazine/Houston Wedding Blog reader!
WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON FALL 2014 | REAL WEDDING FEATURE
Lisa and Donald ~ January 19, 2014
While their Match.com introduction might not be the essence of tradition, Don’s request to Lisa’s dad for permission to marry his daughter certainly was. “After getting my dad’s blessing, he dropped to one knee and I said, ‘Yes!’” recalls the bride—who also happens to be director of catering and conferences for one of Houston’s most revered wedding venues: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. Naturally, the couple wed at Lisa’s longtime place of employment, aided in planning by the hotel’s social catering manager, Jim Gray. Highlights of the joyful occasion included a ceremony filled with poignant readings by the couple’s many family members. Avid foodies both, Don and Lisa incorporated wine pairings into their lavish menu, and treated guests to exquisite desserts, almond-and-raspberry wedding cake, and postprandial cigars. “My favorite part of the night was singing and dancing with my niece and goddaughter Caroline to—yes—‘Sweet Caroline,’ by Neil Diamond,” Lisa recalls happily. “The entire room joined in!”
Photo: D. Jones Photography
D. Jones Photography and the I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian—two things that go together like true love and weddings! David Jones, the man behind award-winning Houston photo studio D. Jones Photography, is not just our go-to guy for shooting the GORGEOUS images you’ve seen of our signature I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian. He also happens to be one of Houston’s most in-demand wedding photographers. A bit about this fine Houston photographer, in his own words:
“I tend to be more of a purist, rather than a trendy photographer. Having a fine art background, and having been taught the classical approach through my work in the profession–these experiences have allowed me to fine-tune the balance between properly lit and posed images, along with fun candids.
After 22 years as a professional photographer, I still love the process and the excitement that revolves around the experience. I have a genuine love of getting to know what makes each couple work and making the process as efficient and comfortable as possible.”
And here’s the coolest part: This week, Jones will become one very lucky bride’s engagement-shoot photographer!
Oh yes, darlings, we’re at it again. As we get ready to unveil the magnificent I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian on Thursday, April 17, we’re in a very…generous mood. So we’ve teamed up with D. Jones Photography to announce an AWESOME giveaway: One bride who purchases her $25 presale tickets by 9 p.m. this Sunday, April 6, will win a $1,000 D. JONES PHOTOGRAPHY ON-LOCATION ENGAGEMENT SHOOT!
Tickets to our exclusive spring cocktail party and bridal fantasyscape are strictly limited and will sell out. Snag yours today, and you may just win our prize! Winner will be announced on Monday, April 7. Good luck, loves!
Photo: D. Jones Photography
Whether you attended our incredible I Do! Bridal Soiree at Hotel ZaZa last month, waited too long to snag tix and got left out (yeah, you know who you are), or are recently engaged and looking forward to attending the next I Do! bash (it’s on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Royal Sonesta Houston, btw—tix are on sale NOW), D. Jones Photography’s insanely gorgeous show photos are gonna blow your mind. Check out a sampling right here…and for more, visit D. Jones Photography’s blog. Oh—and just so you know—the extraordinarily talented David Jones is available to make your wedding look as beautiful in images as he does with our shows. Whoa.
Photos: D. Jones Photography
You came, you saw, you sipped, you swooned. And we could not have been more delighted to watch your happy faces as you indulged in the beauty of the April 26 I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian: The Manzanita-tree entrance by Plants ’n Petals? The ga-ga-gorgeous displays by Events in Bloom,Darryl & Co. and Village Flowery? The mingling models showing off gowns from Houston’s top salons? The splendid culinary stations by Jackson and Company (with nary a chafing dish in sight!)? Very special thanks to Boyd Bryan, director of The Corinthian, along with Jackson Hicks and the entire staff of Jackson and Company. Big thanks, too, to David Jones and Laura Burlton of D. Jones Photography, and to Farhan, Chris and Ty of A&A Video Productions, for capturing this spectacular show in all its magic. Additional thanks go to The Perfect Touch Linens, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Charming Charlie, and to Jonny Black Productions for providing music and serving as emcee of this unforgettable evening.
Look to our upcoming July print issue for more highlights from our first-ever I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian. And in the meanwhile, have a look at just-released D. Jones Photography images of our April cocktails-and-couture event—complete gallery on Facebook. We welcome you to pin, tweet, post and share!
Photos: D. Jones Photography
As you know, we don’t usually advocate DIY when it comes to PYW (that’d be planning your wedding, ladies). But in recent Houston bride Cassandra’s case, we’re making an exception. Cassandra was savvy enough to use some of the best wedding pros in town—including the brilliant David Jones of D. Jones Photography, whose amazing photos are featured here (and who Cassandra praises for his amiability and the very genuine interest he took in “who Jeff and I were as a couple”). For a full vendor list, scroll down below the gallery. And yes, the self-confessed perfectionist admits, “It was hard for me to just relax and trust that everything was in good hands and that the wedding day would be perfect.” But she did. And it WAS. We especially love that Cassandra, who’s had a lifelong love of animals, opted to have her reception at the Houston Zoo. And yes, critters did make an appearance at the festivities—just check out the photos below! Plus all that lively color and energy and low-key elegance…no wonder our bride looks so incredibly happy in every single shot. Congrats, Cassandra & Jeff!
Photography: D. Jones Photography~Bride’s Dress/Bridesmaids/MOB: Priscilla of Boston~Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman~Hair & Makeup: Flawless~Groom’s Wear: Al’s Formal Wear~Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections~Decor & Flowers: Tara Quigley~Linens: The Perfect Touch~Venue: The Houston Zoo