Posts Tagged ‘I Do! Soiree’

Dessert Gallery Makes a Sweet Impression on Weddings

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

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Photo: Courtesy of Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe

More than five decades of love go into every Dessert Gallery Bakery & Café wedding cake, brownie pop, macaron, mousse and parfait. That’s a LOT of love. Which makes Dessert Gallery treats a wonderful way to infuse your wedding celebration with all the affection you have for your beloved family, friends and fresh, new spouse!

If you attended our I Do! Soiree at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, you had a chance to experience Dessert Gallery’s treats in person—their glittering chocolate “bombes” were a particular delight, capturing the sparkle of the occasion in mini mouthfuls that were as gorgeous to look at as they were delicious to devour. And they’ll be bringing their delicious treats, once again, to our spring I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian on Tuesday Feb. 28, so make sure to purchase your advance tickets to Houston’s ONLY luxury wedding event now, while they last…and arrive with an appetite for sweet deliciousness!

Though Dessert Gallery owner Sara Brook didn’t start out as the dessert queen she is today—in fact, she graduated at the top of her class at UT as a computer science and sociology major!—she always had a passion for baking. “There’s a reason I have an Easy Bake Oven in my office!” Brook says. “My fondest childhood memory is as a four-year-old in preschool, taking turns mixing cake batter in class. After more than 30 years in business, I still love looking at pictures in cookbooks and coming up with new recipes.”

We can’t think of a lovelier way to tap into a local Houston dessert treasure than by presenting your wedding reception guests with a spectacular Dessert Gallery sweets display, butler-passing Dessert Gallery mini desserts during your high-energy after party, or sending guests home with a beautifully packaged Dessert Gallery favor to enjoy after the festivities have ended.

Schedule your appointment to visit Dessert Gallery’s bakery on the corner of Richmond and Kirby, to see what Sara Brook and her staff can whip up just for you!

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Photo: Courtesy of Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe

Buy Tickets and WIN a $700 Adam Nyholt Engagement Shoot!

Monday, February 13th, 2017

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Photo: Adam Nyholt | Venue: The Corinthian

It’s hard to explain just how it feels to experience the I Do! Wedding Soiree…so we’ll let recent attendees do the explaining: “Fabulous.” “We were spoiled—it was so elegant…and delicious!” “The perfect place to meet chic vendors.” These are real words from real brides and grooms who have joined us for our signature custom-curated cocktails + couture + wedding-planning bash.

Sound like your cup of tea…or glass of bubbly, as it were? Purchase your tickets THIS WEEK to the Feb. 28 I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian, and you won’t just reserve your spot at Houston’s hottest wedding event and bridal show—you may also score yourself a fantastic $700 engagement photo shoot with one of the most acclaimed photographers in the business.

Adam Nyholt is known for his extraordinary ability to capture the drama and beauty of the entire wedding experience—from the moments leading up the big day, to the sweeping emotional landscape of the wedding itself. One lucky I Do! attendee who purchases tickets by 11:59 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 17, will WIN an on-location engagement photo session with this acclaimed photographer valued at $700—a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture the romance of engagement, in images to last a lifetime.

Find out more about Adam Nyholt here, and snag your I Do! Wedding Soiree tickets here. Our winner will be notified next week and announced live at The Corinthian on Feb. 28. We can’t wait to see YOU at I Do!

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Photos: Adam Nyholt

Guest Post: Taylor Golden on Creating Heirlooms with Wedding Photos

Friday, February 10th, 2017

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Photo: Taylor Golden Photography

Once again, we’re thrilled to feature award-winning Houston wedding photographer Taylor Golden on the blog, this time with a very personal story about her favorite family photo—and a question for you that may lead to an heirloom photo of your very own. Want to let Taylor know your answer? Tell her in person, at the I Do! Wedding Soiree, Tuesday, Feb. 28 at The Corinthian. Tickets for our incredible signature bridal show and VIP cocktail party WILL sell out—get yours now…and read on!

How do you impress upon a couple the importance of pictures? As a photographer it may seem like a self-serving statement to say that your photography is the only thing you have after the wedding, but it IS true. With the photos that document your story, and your history, you are in fact creating your first family heirloom as a married couple — one that will be passed down for generations to follow.

Case in point: my grandparents.

Mimi was 18, born and raised in Germany, visiting a private lounge in her local town when she met my grandpa. He was in the military and was the first American to enter the French zone of Germany in 1951. Papa said that Mimi sat down on the stool next to him and as she turned to look at him he nearly fell off his stool! Later on in life, he would say, “As soon as I saw her walk in the door, I knew was going to marry her.”

The catch? Mimi was actually engaged to someone else. Also, neither of them could speak the other’s language. But, still, they were smitten with one another. When her parents told her she was never to see him again, due to him being an American, she made up her mind that she in fact would.

Four weeks later they got Mimi’s father a bit intoxicated so he would sign his permission for her to get married as 18 was under the age to do so without parental consent. Shortly after, they were wed.

Papa says that on their wedding day someone who could speak a little English told him, “At the wedding, when the mayor looks at you, just say, ‘Yah!’” He says he has been saying ‘yah’ for the last 66 years ever since!

This photo is the only photo they have to celebrate their day since they didn’t have a traditional wedding. How it came to be taken, according to Mimi, is that they were walking along the street and Papa looked into a photographer’s shop window — she assumed because he admired the photographer’s work (remember, he couldn’t speak German and she couldn’t speak English!). They went inside so that Papa could possibly buy a landscape photo. The photographer assumed they wanted pictures of the two of them, so he began a photo shoot, and I’m so glad he did.

I’m proud to say this photo is hanging in my home and every home of my family’s. First, it was a beautifully produced photograph. Even to this day, the technique and style are sound. Second, they are a gorgeous couple! And third, this is my family’s history. I have pictures of all my grandparents in my house, because it is my family’s legacy and the pictures are a family heirloom passed down from my parents.

THIS is why photography is so important on your wedding day, because this is what your children will look at, hang in their home and pass down to their children to hang in their homes. It is your family story.

What do you want your story to say?

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Photos: Taylor Golden Photography

Buy I Do! Wedding Soiree Tickets and Win an Amazon Echo Dot!

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the doors of The Corinthian will open to reveal the I Do! Wedding Soiree—Houston’s legendary luxury wedding experience and VIP cocktail bash! Tired of convention-style bridal shows and big-box extravaganzas? Yeah, we feel you. And on Feb. 28, you’re going to feel like the VIP you were meant to be, when we indulge you with fine food and artisan cocktails from Jackson and Company, stunning floral displays from esteemed Houston designers, high-energy entertainment and lavish gift bags for each and every to-be-wed couple.

Oh—and one more thing: Buy your advance-sale I Do! Wedding Soiree tickets by 11:59 pm this Friday, and you are automatically entered to win a super-cute, super-handy Amazon Echo Dot, the hottest little home-control device on the planet. Get the Echo Dot’s “Alexa” to play your music, read you the day’s top news stories, set your thermostat and sprinklers, and more.

Our winner will be notified next week, and announced live at the I Do! Wedding Soiree. Shouldn’t it be you? Get your tickets today, and we’ll see YOU at I DO!

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Photos: Courtesy of Amazon

Must-Have Items for Every Engaged Couple!

Friday, October 14th, 2016

We’re still reliving last week’s I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. We couldn’t be more thankful to the lovely wedding couples, guests and vendors who attended THE wedding event of the season! And we couldn’t be more thankful to the wonderful luxury brands and artisans who contributed their goods…and goodies!… to our coveted I Do! Wedding Soiree Swag Bags! Each couple went home from our show with a gift bag FULL of hand-selected beauty items, adorable favors, skincare products, and accessories for self and home! Check out our swag sponsors below, and click on the links to find out more about their fabulous products, and pick up a little something for your bestie, your mom, your boo…or YOU!

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Happy shopping, xo!