Newly renovated (think modern industrial touches and touchable textures) Four Seasons Hotel Houston is the city chic backdrop for this sophisticated, modern downtown wedding shoot. Event planner and designer Malleret Designs showcases the most desirable wedding trends of 2021 while also incorporating timeless and polished details which won’t fade with time. Malleret Designs says, “Four Seasons is known for its excellent five-star services worldwide, and we wanted to exemplify all of that.”
Planning the I Do! Soiree is one of our favorite things to do at Weddings in Houston—especially the swag bags. We had the pleasure of handpicking the finest bridal-related products for our lovely brides that attended the I Do! Soiree at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston. If you have a blemish you want to get rid of, aching heels, oily skin, need an impromptu mani-pedi or even if you have a sweet tooth—we’ve got you covered.
BIG thanks to all of our awesome swag bag sponsors:
- Bering’s: Goodie Bag Assortment & Coffee Beans with Mug
- A Day To Remember: Chapstick
- Cocomar Ladies: Yogurt-Covered Pretzels
- Greenleaf: Scented Candles
- Clarins: Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector
- OPI: Nail Polish
- Incoco: Nail Applique
- Grand Central Beauty: Skin Perfecting Polisher & Serum
- Red Flower: Renewal Serum
- Tops Malibu: Sparklers
- The Balm: Blush
- Daydream Prints: Team Bride Flash Tattoos
- Still Standing: Heels Spray
- Foot Petals: Shoe Pads
- Kate Somerville: Exfolikate
- Well-Kept: Screen Cleansing Towelettes
- Kate Aspen: Wine Opener
- Murphy Minix: Bath Bombs
- Downy: Wrinkle Releaser
- Skindinavia: Makeup Finishing Spray
- Boscia: Blotting Linens
- Rich Hair Care: Argon Oil
- Bloom + Grace: Bracelets
- Carrie Klein: Paper Flowers
Casey and Bill’s love story started while they were both in high school living as expats in Trinidad. They decided to part ways after being accepted to different colleges but later re-kindled their relationship during their last semester of college. A few years later, back in the U.S., Bill planned a sweet trip to Galveston with Casey for her birthday. “Bill planned to propose in Galveston, but after holding on to the ring for a two hours waiting for me to arrive at his house, he decided he couldn’t wait much longer,” Casey recounts. “We were sitting at his kitchen table where I was finishing up a work call. As soon as I hung up I jumped up and apologized for our delay and told him I was ready to go. He stood up to deliver the proposal speech he had prepared, but couldn’t get a word out. He dropped down on one knee and went straight to the question. I have never been more surprised in my life!” Casey says. The lovebirds planned their picture-perfect summer wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston where Casey wed Bill in a gorgeous Anne Barge gown from Ivory Bridal Atelier. The couple’s favorite moment? “We danced to Soca music with several guests who were expats in Trinidad with us. We got to relive the culture we grew up in and show our American friends and family,” says Casey. We’ll let the beautiful photos by Steve Lee do the rest of the talking for us. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!
Photos: Steve Lee Photography ~ Reception: Four Seasons Hotel Houston ~ Wedding Dress: Anne Barge from Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Baker: Who Made The Cake! ~ Decor & Rentals: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design ~ Invitations: Katie & Co. ~ Videographer: Sculpting with Time Productions ~ Registry: Bering’s ~ Consultant: Two Be Wed
Photo Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Speaking as someone who dreamed of her wedding day long before she was old enough to date, I know the joy and excitement that comes with getting engaged. You’ve found the love of your life and he’s asked you to be his forever. Now the only thing standing between you and your happily ever after is the wedding planning— which, let’s be honest, you can’t wait to dive into. What could be more fun than choosing flowers for your bouquet, tasting multi-layered cakes and trying on gorgeous gowns, right?
Right! That is, until it hits you that you have absolutely no idea where to start. The truth is, planning a party of such large proportions can seem a bit daunting at every stage, especially if you don’t have a team of supportive (or crafty) people available to lend a helping hand. Less than a year ago, this is where I stood. While I couldn’t wait to get married, I felt overwhelmed by the giant to-do list staring me in the face and was in desperate need of some inspiration.
Enter the I Do! Wedding Soiree, a luxury bash hosted by Weddings in Houston Magazine. This awesome event is not just a one-stop shop for everything wedding, it’s also the total opposite of those overwhelming convention-center bridal shows that seem to pop up all over the place. It’s relaxed, super elegant, fun…and you get to go home with major swag. Like, more than $100 worth.
If you’ve recently gotten engaged and are even the least bit confused about planning your big day—or are just looking to treat yourself…because the Soiree is a party, after all, with tons of bubbly, yummy bites, entertainment, beautiful things to look at everywhere—don’t miss the I Do! Soiree at the Four Seasons next Sunday, Oct. 18.
The best wedding experts in Houston will be there to answer your questions and give you the ideas and support that you’re looking for. Being a bride or groom is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and it should be fun—NOT stressful. Take it from me. Oh—and by the way, my wedding was amazing. Yours will be, too.
Photos: Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Fabulous floral displays, A-list vendors, 2016 bridal couture, cocktails, fine hors d’oeuvre and fantastic swag bags filled with hundreds of dollars worth of luxury skincare, beauty, bridal accessory, wedding favor and newlywed lifestyle products hand-picked for YOU by US (the staff of Weddings in Houston…who loves ya, bridey?). THAT is the I Do! Wedding Soiree, darlings. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced. And it’s coming to the Four Seasons Hotel on Sunday, Oct. 18.
And here’s something even more sensational: Buy your tickets NOW and you’ll automatically be entered to WIN an incredible Four Seasons Hotel “Suite Staycation” featuring:
- Champagne and fresh strawberries upon your arrival
- A lavish afternoon picnic basket for two
- Four Seasons’ legendary Sunday brunch for two at Quattro restaurant
- One weekend-night accommodation in a sumptuous Four Seasons suite
This giveaway is a limited time contest and will end THIS WEEK. When, exactly? Don’t find out too late. Purchase your I Do! Wedding Soiree tickets today, and you’ll be in it to win it. Winner will be notified next week and announced on Facebook. Will it be YOU?