Posts Tagged ‘I Do! Soiree’

Guest Post: Recent Houston Bride Emily on Why Do I Do!

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Guest Post: Recent Houston Bride Emily on Why Do I Do!

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.

Love,

Emily

Spring 2016 Bridal Gown Trend: Color Me Beautiful

Monday, October 5th, 2015

The traditional white wedding gown will always be beautiful and classic but there’s something to be said about how refreshing it is to see a colored gown coming down the runway. Designers like Zuhair Murad and Jenny Packham introduced soft hues of blush, pink and beige ombré for the Spring 2016 season…and we are obsessed. Would you say “yes” to a colored dress for your big day? If you’re up for it, try on this new fabulous trend at Houston’s top bridal salons. Better yet, you could see gowns like this from our favorite salons at the I Do! Wedding Soiree on 10/18!

P.S. If you buy your tickets TODAY you could win a “Suite Staycation” at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston! Find out more here. Good luck, y’all!

Spring 2016 Bridal Gown Trend: Color Me Beautiful

1. Zuhair Murad 2. Angel Sanchez 3. Elie Saab 4. Watters Brides 5. Jenny Packham

Four Seasons Houston To-Be-Wed GETAWAY GIVEAWAY

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Four Seasons Houston To-Be-Wed GETAWAY GIVEAWAY

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?

$100 Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse GIVEAWAY

Monday, September 21st, 2015

$100 Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse GIVEAWAY

Photos: Civic Photos ~ Top Left Decor: Flora & Eventi ~ Top Right Decor: Todd Events ~ Bottom Decor: A Memorable Event

Hey lovely, have you heard about this week’s mouthwatering giveaway? The one-of-a-kind, all-VIP I Do! Wedding Soiree—Houston’s legendary wedding fantasyscape and cocktail bash—is coming to the regal Four Seasons Hotel…and when you purchase your I Do! tix by 9 p.m. TOMORROW, you won’t just be attending the season’s swankest wedding-planning party, you’ll also be automatically entered to WIN a $100 dinner for 2 at Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse. Mmmm…..

We’ve got not one but TWO of these awesome gift certificates to give away. Yours will score you dinner at Chama Gaucha, the uptown hotspot where the prime meats are succulent, the gourmet salad bar is endless and the cocktails are divine. And the food doesn’t stop until you say, “Bastante!”

Chama Gaucha is a fabulous destination for a romantic dinner for 2, but more than that, it’s a superb setting for milestone celebrations including engagement parties, rehearsal dinners and intimate wedding receptions. When you want to impress guests, trust us, this amazing restaurant has it ALL.

The I Do! Wedding Soiree + Chama Gaucha Giveaway. This week ONLY. Buy your I Do! tickets by 9 p.m. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23, and you could WIN. Winner will be notified by email and announced on Facebook on Friday, Sept. 25. Good luck, to-be-weds!

$100 Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse GIVEAWAY

Photos: Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

Buy I Do! Tix & Win $350 Adara Medical Spa Splurge

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Buy I Do! Tix & Win $350 Adara Medical Spa Splurge

Photo: Adara Medical Spa

Hey there, lovely: Wanna get a little lovelier? Purchase your tickets for the Oct. 18 I Do! Wedding Soiree at the Four Seasons Hotel by 9 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 18, and you could win a super-luxe Hydro Wand treatment for face, neck and hands from acclaimed Adara Medical Spa—a $350 value!

The Event: On Sunday, Oct. 18, from 2-5 p.m., the regal Four Seasons Hotel transforms into a wedding fantasyscape unlike anything you’ve experienced. The antidote to a season of hectic bridal shows, I Do! is Houston’s legendary cocktail soiree, designed to indulge to-be-weds in an atmosphere of elegance and relaxation.

Tour gorgeous table designs, meet one-on-one with A-list wedding experts, enjoy gourmet nibbles and divine Four Seasons cocktails, and take home an exclusive swag bag filled with $100+ worth of hand-selected beauty, skincare, accessory, home and favor products. Lounge, laugh, love. Tickets WILL SELL OUT, they always do. Get yours while you still can!

The Giveaway: When you buy your tickets by 9 p.m. Friday, you’ll automatically be entered to win a $350 Hydro Wand treatment for face, neck and hands, from Museum District hotspot Adara Medical Spa. This incredible resurfacing procedure provides exfoliation, extraction and gentle hydration, while infusing your skin with antioxidants and nurturing peptides. No downtime, just gorgeous, glowing skin—the perfect preparation for pre-wedding parties, special occasions, or any day you want to feel utterly fabulous.

And don’t forget to check out Weddings in Houston partner Adara Medical Spa to find out more about wedding-prep procedures for skin, body and soul, including state-of-the art injectables, body contouring, massage, facials, and group spa visits to celebrate with your besties before the big day!

Winner announced Monday, Sept. 21 on Facebook. Click here for I Do! tickets and more info!

Buy I Do! Tix & Win $350 Adara Medical Spa Splurge

Photo: Adara Medical Spa