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Reserve I Do Bridal Soiree Tix and You Could Win a $1,000 D. Jones Photography Engagement Shoot!

Reserve I Do Bridal Soiree Tix and You Could Win a $1,000 D. Jones Photography Engagement Shoot!

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!

Reserve I Do Bridal Soiree Tix and You Could Win a $1,000 D. Jones Photography Engagement Shoot!

Photo: D. Jones Photography

Magnolia Hotel Houston Luxury Romance Package GIVEAWAY

No matter what the weather, downtown Houston is HOT right now. And the Magnolia Hotel is one of downtown’s hottest properties. Chic and elegant, but also gracious and full of hip, urban touches, the Magnolia is fast becoming a favorite locale for swank pre-wedding parties and bachelorette weekends. It’s also the ideal spot for visiting wedding guests to stay and play when they roll into town for your wedding revelries.

Located right in the heart of downtown’s lively scene—think top-notch restaurants, swank watering holes, great strolling spots—the Magnolia offers a great jumping-off spot for enjoying Houston, and a perfect place to luxuriate and lounge after a fabulous day of wedding-related fun.

And speaking of fun… This week, one very lucky bride who purchases tickets to the April 17 I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian will WIN a Magnolia Hotel luxury weekend-overnight getaway for two, including bar credit and gourmet breakfast in bed. A few words about the I Do! Bridal Soiree: “Breathtaking.” “Gorgeous.” “Amazing.” (That’s coming straight from brides who’ve attended our legendary spring cocktail soiree and wedding showcase at downtown Houston’s iconic Corinthian.)

To enter, simply purchase limited-availability $25 I Do! @ The Corinthian presale tickets by 9 p.m. this Friday, March 21. One bride who snags her super hot I Do! tickets will win. Will it be YOU?

Good luck, lovelies. And we’ll see you at I Do!

Buy I Do Tickets by Thursday and WIN Dinner for 2 at The Grove!

Buy I Do Tickets by Thursday and WIN Dinner for 2 at The Grove!

“Gorgeous.” “Breathtaking.” “So much fun!!” These are just a handful of comments by real, live brides who have attended the I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian. And this year’s event is going to be our most spectacular ever. Last year, tickets for our one-of-a-kind spring cocktail party and bridal showcase sold out in record time—they’re certain to do the same for our Thursday, April 17 event. Make sure you reserve yours before they’re gone!! If you are planning your Houston wedding, this is the ONE bridal event you do NOT want to miss.

Need a little extra incentive? Purchase your $25 pre-sale I Do! @ The Corinthian tickets by NOON, THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 13, and you will be automatically entered to win a $100 dinner for 2 at The Grove, one of Houston’s hottest eateries (not to mention an absolutely beautiful spot for a chic, intimate, downtown wedding). Baby arugula with winter squash and white truffle vinaigrette? Wood-grilled fillet of salmon with shaved fennel and watercress? Grilled Berkshire pork chop with white-bean-and-tasso cassoulet? Yes, please! Oh—and how about a raspberry margarita, or a luscious glass of 2009 Napa Valley cabernet? All washed down with a stunning view of lovely Discovery Green? That’s The Grove. That’s the giveaway. Get your I Do! tickets by Thursday, and get in on it!

Good luck, brides…and we’ll see YOU at I Do!

Swag Bag Sweetness!

Bridal Gifts Favors Skincare

We at Weddings in Houston firmly believe that take-home treats shouldn’t be just for wedding guests. That’s why we put so much love—and LOTS of good stuff—into our exclusive I Do! Bridal Soiree swag bags! We want to thank the exceptional brands and vendors who contributed gifts and goodies to the swag bags our brides took home from the fabulous I Do! Bridal Soiree at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston on Sunday, Jan. 26.

Greenleaf Gifts
Not only did Greenleaf’s First Blush and Gardenia Fragrance Votives have us totally swooning with delight over their soft, romantic scents, but their packaging was pretty much perfection. Love the idea of these for visiting guests’ hotel rooms, amenity baskets, and reception powder rooms and dressing rooms. Don’t you? #weddingfavor #guestroomamenity #homefragrance #bridesmaidgift

Infused with jasmine, rose, hyacinth, lily of the valley and other divine floral fragrances, Thymes’ Goldleaf Foaming Bath Powder is our new favorite soak-time ritual. Did we mention it leaves our skin feeling like silk and smelling like Heaven après-bath? #bridesmaidgift #spabasket #bathandbody #fragrance

Kate Somerville
When the amazing Kate Somerville offers to treat you to a skincare treatment, you’d best take her up on it. I Do! Brides: Make sure to schedule your complimentary Kate Somerville DermaQuench Treatment at Neiman Marcus…TODAY! #bridalbeauty #bridesmaidbeauty #skincare #ideserveit

Nothing Bundt Cakes
So. Freakin.’ Delicious. Once you take one bite of a Nothing Bundt Cakes Red Velvet, White-Chocolate Raspberry, Chocolate or Lemon cake, drizzled and basically filled with decadent frosting, you’re a fan for life. And they make wedding cakes, too! #bundtcake #weddingcake #desserttable #ideserveit

Tiff’s Treats
Cookies make us happy. So we kinda figured they’d make y’all happy, too. And Tiff’s Treats knows how to make a cookie that’d make anyone happy. ‘Nuff said. ENJOY!
#weddingfavors #cookies #desserttable #coupon

Last but most definitely not least, we’d like to give a big ol’ Weddings in Houston shout out to Save-On Crafts for the gorgeous romance-red Sola Flowers adorning our I Do! Bridal Soiree “Bride” name tags. These natural-tapioca-fiber flowers aren’t just beautiful, they’re versatile, eco-friendly and absolutely awesome for DIY wedding decor, favor packages and other fun stuff. Check ’em out!

Christian Louboutin GIVEAWAY: Buy I Do! Tix and WIN $845 No Prive Glittered Pumps


Christian Louboutin Giveaway Bride

When we go out, we like to go out with a bang. A dazzling, shimmering, signature-red-soled BANG. This is it, darlings, your last chance to purchase pre-sale I Do! Bridal Soiree tickets and win…and oh my goodness, what a prize our winner shall score. Yes, lovelies, one VERY lucky Houston bride who reserves her $20 pre-sale tickets to this Sunday’s extraordinary, ultra-indulgent, absolutely-everything-you-need-for-your-unforgettable-Houston-wedding I Do! Bridal Soiree, will WIN a pair of coveted $845 Christian Louboutin No Prive Glittered Peep-Toe Pumps.

These stunning 4-inch heels with their signature Louboutin silhouette and sexy red soles are perfect for your wedding day or any time you want to make a sparkling style statement. Louboutins + luxury wedding inspiration = LOVE. Don’t miss your chance to get in on this awesome giveaway. Every bride who purchases her pre-sale I Do! Bridal Soiree tickets by NOON this Saturday, Jan. 25, is eligible to win. Our winner will be announced at the I Do! Bridal Soiree runway presentation at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston this Sunday. Will it be YOU?

Good luck, lovelies…and we can’t wait to meet YOU at I Do!!!


1 Day Only Buy I Do Tickets and WIN Smith & Wollensky Dinner for 2


Photos: Smith & Wollensky

The I Do! Bridal Soiree is just around the corner, and we just made buying presale tickets to Houston’s hottest bridal event a little bit more…mouthwatering. Today ONLY, reserve your exceptionally affordable $20 tickets for the Jan. 26 I Do! Bridal Soiree, and you could WIN a $100 dinner for two at fine Houston steakhouse Smith & Wollensky. Your ticket to the I Do! Bridal Soiree at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston on Sunday, Jan. 26 will get you four full hours of pure luxury wedding inspiration, one-on-one consultations with Houston’s finest wedding vendors and experts, divine food and fine wine, and our signature bridal-couture runway presentation–it ALSO might get you dinner for 2 at Highland Village’s haven of prime aged steaks and succulent seafood, where chilled lobster cocktail, filet mignon with lump crabmeat and asparagus, and Bailey’s-brushed chocolate layer cake are just par for the course(s).

To AUTOMATICALLY ENTER, simply 1.) “Like” us on Facebook, 2.) Purchase your I Do! Bridal Soiree tickets by 9 pm CST TODAY, Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Our winner will be announced this week on Facebook, and darling, we’d sure like it to be YOU. Good luck…and we’ll see you–and indulge you, and inspire you, and make your wedding dreams come true–at I Do!

HOT New Year’s GIVEAWAY: Snag Houston Bridal Soiree Tix & Win a Royal Sonesta Romance Package for 2!

Houston Bridal Show 2014 Giveaway

Photo: Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

What better way to kick off the New Year than with a big, fat, fabulous GETAWAY GIVEAWAY? If you’re getting married in Houston in 2014 or 2015, you’re likely already familiar with–and planning to attend–the incomparable I Do! Bridal Soiree at the Royal Sonesta Houston on Sunday, Jan. 26. After all, I Do! is Houston’s ONLY luxury bridal show and the only place to find everything you need for your big day, all in one VIP bridal event experience featuring fine food, fine wine and cocktails, entertainment, and the most incredible bridal couture runway show the city has ever seen.

If you haven’t yet snagged your certain-to-sell-out tickets to the I Do! Bridal Soiree @ the Royal Sonesta, now is the perfect time. That’s because one lucky bride who purchases her I Do! tickets between now and Sunday will WIN a fantastic Royal Sonesta Houston luxury romance package including:

  • One weekend night Club-Level accommodations
  • Complimentary evening appetizers and cocktails AND all-day beverages and snacks
  • Enhanced luxury bath amenities

To enter, simply 1) Purchase your I Do! Bridal Soiree tickets by 8:59 pm CST Sunday, Jan. 5 AND 2) *Like* us on Facebook…if you haven’t yet, that is. One randomly selected winner will be notified next week, and announced on Facebook immediately after. Will it be you??

Good luck, darlings…and we’ll see YOU at I Do!

Tix On Sale NOW for I Do! Bridal Soiree at the Royal Sonesta Jan. 26, 2014

Houston Bridal Show 2014

Because we can never sit still too long when there’s wedding gorgeousness to share, can never laze about eating bonbons and talking “Real Housewives” when there are brides to inspire and educate…we’re already heavy into prep for the Jan. 26 I Do! Bridal Soiree at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston! That’s right, lovelies, we’re getting gussied up for our biggest and most bountiful I Do! bridal event of the year (which also happens to be Houston’s only luxury bridal show), and we’ll be dropping hints and pulling back the shimmering curtain just a lil’ bit as we near show day. In the meanwhile, do yourself a favor and secure your all-inclusive $20 pre-sale tickets NOW, while they’re still available. As you may have heard through the bridal grapevine, our October I Do! Bridal Soiree at Hotel ZaZa Houston SOLD OUT in record time, way before the big day. Don’t miss this chance to find every single thing you need to make your fantasy Houston wedding a reality. Oh–and did we mention the legendary I Do! bridal couture runway show? Um, now we did.

Yeah, it’s THAT amazing. Snag your pre-sale tix now, and give yourself something to be extra thankful for this turkey-day season.

And in the meantime…check out footage from our sold-out October show at Hotel ZaZa. WOW, right? Click here.


LAST CHANCE TO WIN: Reserve I Do Tix and WIN an April Dinner at Churrascos, Americas or Artista

LAST CHANCE TO WIN: Reserve I Do Tix and WIN an April Dinner at Churrascos, Americas or Artista LAST CHANCE TO WIN: Reserve I Do Tix and WIN an April Dinner at Churrascos, Americas or Artista

Photos: Artista/Cordúa Catering

Celebrate spring with tomorrow evening’s ridiculously lavish I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian and you could end up with a second springtime celebration on your hands (and your palate): a $100 dinner for two at Churrascos, Americas or Artista restaurant.

Here’s the scoop: One bride who scoops up her last-minute pre-sale tickets to tomorrow evening’s super-luxe bridal fantasy Happy Hour at downtown Houston’s stunning Corinthian will WIN a $100 gift certificate for dinner for two at the Cordúa restaurant of her choice any time during the month of April. Options include deliciously traditional Churrascos, sophisticated pan-Latin Americas and ultra-romantic Artista—all overseen by renowned executive chef David Cordúa.

As for tomorrow evening’s post-work fête, well—we can’t reveal the gorgie-gorge details, but we can tell you it will be an evening of incredible food, drink, entertainment, bridal couture and design inspiration you shan’t forget. So don’t forget to get your tix!!

TO ENTER TODAY’S GIVEAWAY: 1.) Purchase pre-sale tickets BY 11:59 p.m. TODAY, WED., APRIL 10, to the I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian  2.) If you haven’t yet, *Like* us on Facebook.

That’s it! We’ll notify our randomly selected winner at tomorrow evening’s bash!!