Posts Tagged ‘I Do! Bridal Soiree’

I Do! Bridal Soiree Photos on Facebook

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Plants n Petals Mia Bridal Couture Edible Designs By Jessie

Photos by Nhan Nguyen Photography

We’ve just posted a great selection of Nhan Nguyen’s fabulous I Do! Bridal Soiree photos on Facebook. If you attended Houston’s only luxury bridal show, this is your chance to relive the magic. If you didn’t attend–well, this is your chance to check out what you missed. And what you’re in for when you do attend the next I Do! showcase.

View, oooh, ahhh, and let us know which pix you love most. Drop your comment on FB. And if you haven’t yet, become a fan!

The Best I Do! We’ve Ever Done, Thanks to You

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

I Do! Bridal Soiree 2011 I Do! Bridal Soiree Tablescapes

Susie’s Cakes & Confections (left); iCatching Events (right)

More than 1,000 attendees. Over 80 vendors. Five full hours of FAB-U-LOUS. We’ll be doing complete show coverage a little further down the road, with photos, video, the whole shebang. But for now, we wanted to take a sec to shine the spotlight on some of your (and our) favorite highlights of this past Sunday’s absolutely spectacular I Do! Bridal Soiree @ The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa.

First off, how about those tablescapes? Sparkle, shimmer & bling are the thing for 2011 wedding reception tables, as radiantly evidenced by our vendors’ magnificent wedding table displays, which featured tons of crystals, blow-glass orbs and jewel accents. And how about that high overhead? We’re talking beautiful suspended floral displays and centerpieces (which, incidentally, are great for letting guests talk to each other across the table without sight obstructions). We saw you practically swooning at the masses of roses (the one bloom that never goes out style), and the brilliant palettes of red, pink and oh-so-popular purple.

Kenneth Pool gown I Do! Bridal Soiree 2011

Mia Bridal Couture (left); Kuhl-Linscomb (right)

When you weren’t chatting with vendors, we spotted you sipping refreshing Pimms cocktails and nibbling sinfully delicious (and simply adorable) French macaroons. And how about those awesome sliders and savory-sweet chicken biscuits? So yummy! It’s no wonder The Houstonian’s fabulously talented catering department recommends serving diminutive comfort snacks like these as a late-night treat at your reception.

As for that fashion show…gorgeous, right? We’ll soon have a rundown of the runway’s most coveted looks, but for now, two words: convertible gown. As in, one amazing dress that goes from ceremony-elegant to celebration-sexy. As in, pretty much perfect.

Whether these highlights remind you of Sunday’s splendor…or make you wish you’d attended, we hope they’ll make you smile. Be sure to subscribe to the Houston Wedding Blog and the Weddings in Houston Wedding Buzz for complete I Do! coverage along with advice on how to incorporate the divine design ideas featured at the soiree into your own very, very special day.

I Do! Bridal Soiree @ The Houstonian Today @ 1 p.m.

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Weddings in Houston Winter Bride Houston Wedding Cake

It’s finally here! The annual January I Do! Bridal Soiree takes over The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa today @ 1 p.m. CST, for five full, fabulous, unforgettable hours of wedding artistry, style & substance. We’re so excited to meet you, and so excited for you to meet the 70+ extraordinary Houston wedding vendors we’ve gathered exclusively for this incredible show. These remarkable coordinators, designers, decorators, floral artists, jewelers, cake creators, photographers, videographers, retailers, bridal salons and bridal experts represent the crème de la crème of Houston wedding talent, and we hope you’ll take full advantage of their expertise.

A few reminders:

Do! make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter throughout the show for live updates, up-to-the-minute schedule information and buzz via the #IDoHoustonian hashtag.

Do! join the buzz. See something wonderful at the show? Update FB & Tweet your news. Include #IDoHoustonian so your friends & sister brides can easily find you.

Do! enter our awesome Real Wedding Giveaway contest, launching @ 1 p.m. CST. Details on how to enter (it’s SO easy) are available via Facebook & Twitter @ 1 p.m., and on signage @ show registration on site. One lucky bride will win the opportunity to have her own wedding featured in the pages of Weddings in Houston. Could it be you?

Do! relax and indulge. We want you to eat, drink and take your time. We want you to savor the pleasure of being a bride planning her wedding day. Today is your day, and we want you to enjoy every minute of it.

See you there!

Order I Do! Bridal Soiree Tickets By Midnight, Enter to Win Luxury Getaway for 2!

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Brickhouse Bridal Gown Wedding Tabletop Designs By Jessie

Photos By Nhan Nguyen Photography

We know how busy you get, being a bride-to-be. The meetings, the tastings, the fittings, the hours of research and contemplation and tough decision-making.

So we know you’re gonna love this. Not only have we got the absolute crème de la crème of Houston wedding vendors and experts all gathered in one convenient location, where you can meet with them, one on one, while sipping fine wine and nibbling gourmet treats.

Not only do we have Houston’s ONLY couture bridal runway show (Amsale, Kenneth Pool, Christos, Badgley Mischka, etc., etc…I mean, come ON).

But we’re also giving away an amazing weekend-night getaway for two at the legendary Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa—which just happens to also be the home of this Sunday’s I Do! Bridal Soiree.

Convenient, top-of-the-line, one-stop shopping AND a chance to escape from it all with your hubby-to-be and just be in love, luxuriously, for a full 24 hours, on the weekend of your choice? Oh, yeah.

Just pre-order your I Do! tickets NO LATER THAN END OF DAY TODAY and you’re automatically entered in our giveaway contest. That’s a win (you’ve locked in your ticket so you won’t be left out when they inevitably sell out by Sunday), win (you’re attending Houston’s finest, most inspiring, and ONLY luxury bridal show), and quite possible WIN (our Houstonian getaway giveaway…we’ll announce the winner tomorrow!). #IDoHoustonian

GIVEAWAY: Dinner for 2 @ Ouisie’s Table—Enter By Midnight To Win!

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Elouise Adams Jones’s Southern-heritage-with-a-twist cuisine wins raves across Texas…and the nation. Around here, she’s just known as Ouisie, and her famed Houston dining establishment, Ouisie’s Table, is about as perfect a spot as any to have an elegant, gracious, sophisticated wedding where extraordinary food and fine wine are the focus.

Ouisie’s Table also happens to be an awesome place for a romantic dinner with your one-and-only. And today, we just happen to be giving one away. Lucky you!

To be eligible to win, you need to order your tickets for this Sunday’s I Do! Bridal Soiree by end of day today…which you were going to do anyway, weren’t you, Houston bride-to-be? ‘Course you were! You also need to answer one teensy weensy question for us.

Let’s make this real simple, shall we?

Step 1: Reserve your I Do! tickets and enter code word OUISIES in the comments section of the ticket order page. You MUST do this to be eligible to win.

Step. 2: Visit Weddings in Houston on Facebook and tell us what it is about Sunday’s I Do! Soiree (Tabletop design? Runway show? Finding a photographer? SWAG??) that you’re most excited about, by entering your comment on the Ouisie’s Table Giveaway post.

This is a one-day giveaway, which means your odds of winning are likely to be one in 20 or fewer. You can’t beat that. And we can’t wait to meet you at Sunday’s I Do! Bridal Soiree. Good luck!!