It’s #TBT but we’re still stuck on Tuesday’s I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian. We couldn’t be more thankful to all of our lovely to-be-wed couples who wined, dined and danced with us. JICYMI: one of the most-talked about aspects of the show was our awesome I Do! Soiree swag bag!! A BIG shout out to the brands, vendors and artisans who contributed to our #IDoSoiree gift bag—make sure to check them out for more deets on beautiful bridal accessories, pre-wedding beauty and skincare, groom’s goods, special gifts and treats:
“We call our wedding our ‘fairytale wedding,’ because it truly was,” says bride Gina. “From the flowers, to the photographer, to the makeup, to our attire, to the music, to our guests…everything was just perfect.” Taking a DIY approach to their low-key, vintage-country celebration, Gina and Ryan planned their wedding together, treating friends and family to an intimate gathering where Texan touches abounded, and fun was the focus. As Gina explains, “We tried not to spend on things that we didn’t find special to us, and we invested in things that we found truly important. I got the dress I always dreamed of [a beautiful drop-waist, tiered Tara Keely from Weddings by Debbie], and Ryan loved his Vera Wang suit. We had our ceremony at a very small, intimate Methodist church with stained-glass windows and wooden pews. We used baby’s breath on the pews and for the bouquets and boutonnieres to create our vintage look. We took our pictures with our AMAZING photographer, Lindsay Elizabeth Strode of Lindsay Elizabeth Photography, outside of the church in a field that gave us such a fun, vintage country look…just what we were hoping to find. We then had our reception at local BBQ restaurant and dance hall, with hanging white lights from the celling, wood floors and bar, Texas country decor across the walls, and a big stage for the DJ to set up. We decorated with burlap and lace tablecloths, handmade mason jar centerpieces, and a green-theme candy bar, and we gave out personalized koozies. We danced the night away in our cowboy boots to our favorite music and favorite friends and family. We wouldn’t trade our wedding day for the world!”
Love what you see? Meet “amazing” photographer Lindsay Strode at Tuesday’s I Do! Wedding Soiree, and find out more about her beautiful photographic style…and available 2017 and 2018 dates. Tickets are selling out fast; get yours now and get ready to experience Houston’s ONLY luxury wedding event at all-VIP cocktail party, Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 6-9 p.m at The Corinthian in downtown Houston!
Photos: Lindsay Elizabeth Photography | Wedding Dress: Weddings by Debbie
Like your wedding flowers, wedding cake and wedding photography, your wedding day hair and makeup are best left to the professionals. After all, this is the biggest occasion of your life, and you will be in the spotlight, from start to finish! Our I Do! Wedding Soiree beauty experts have the talent and skills to make sure your wedding day look is polished, beautiful, and will last you throughout the night…and maybe even into the honeymoon!
Two top Houston beauty salons—Azur Salon at West Ave. and KAX Salon—will showcase the hottest bridal beauty trends, while KAX Tanning Souffle will offer tips for keeping a glowing, natural-looking tan for your big day and beyond. See below for hairstyles, makeup and faux-glow inspiration, and be sure to purchase your advance-sale tickets to Houston’s ONLY luxury wedding event, coming to The Corinthian on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets will sell out, they always do! Bonus: Purchase your tickets by 11:59 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 17, and you could WIN an awesome $700 on-location engagement shoot from acclaimed Houston wedding photographer Adam Nyholt!! Our winner will be notified next week, and announced live at the I Do! Wedding Soiree. Don’t miss out!
Top Left Photo: Azur Salon at West Ave | Bottom Left Photo: Kax Salon | Right Photo: Kax Tanning Souffle
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!
Photo: Courtesy of Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe
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!
Photos: Adam Nyholt