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$500 D. Jones Photography Engagement Shoot GIVEAWAY

$500 D. Jones Photography Engagement Shoot GIVEAWAY

Photos: D. Jones Photography

One of Houston’s most in-demand wedding photographers is going to make one I Do! Wedding Soiree couple very, very happy. That’s because one bride, groom, or couple who purchases tickets to the incredible Feb. 4 I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian by midnight tomorrow (Wed. Jan. 27) will WIN a $500 D. Jones Photography On-Location Engagement Shoot.

If you’re not yet familiar with the ultra-talented David Jones, just know that he is a Houston wedding photography legend. One of the area’s most experienced and most skilled photo pros, Jones has photographed countless big, beautiful, high-profile Houston weddings—and plenty of intimate, sweet, cozily romantic ones, too.

His engagement photos capture the breathless anticipation and bliss of to-be-wed romance—something that our lucky winning couple is going to discover for themselves, firsthand. Shouldn’t that couple be…YOU?


  • Purchase your I Do! Wedding Soiree pre-sale tickets by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 (all engaged brides and/or grooms who have purchased tickets from the opening of pre-sale until contest closing will be eligible to win).
  • Register with Weddings in Houston to receive VIP event invitations, special vendor offers and entry for exclusive bridal, wedding and travel giveaways.

Speaking of which…when you purchase your tickets and enter to win our D. Jones Engagement Shoot Giveaway, you ALSO will automatically be entered to win our 5-Night Island Getaway at Bermuda’s most beautiful honeymoon resort, Pompano Beach Club.

We’ll notify our winners of each giveaway prior to the I Do! Wedding Soiree, and announce winners live, at our fabulous event.

Do NOT miss this opportunity, darlings. Get in it to win it…and get yourself, your boo, and your entourage to the I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian, next Thursday evening. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced!!

Purchase Your I Do! Tix and Enter to WIN a Romantic Bermuda Getaway!

Purchase Your I Do! Wedding Soiree Tickets and Win a Dream Beach Vacay!

Weddings in Houston’s signature I Do! Wedding Soiree is about one thing: indulgence. Our one-of-a-kind wedding fantasyscape and luxury cocktail bash is designed to indulge YOU, while surrounding you with everything you need and desire to plan your perfect celebration. No hustle, no bustle (well, maybe a few bustles), just stunning couture, superb cocktails, sumptuous food, $$$ take-home swag…and spectacular wedding design as far as the eye can see. And then there’s THIS: One bride or groom who purchases tickets to the Feb. 4 I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian, will WIN* an incredible five-night stay at the gorgeous Pompano Beach Club, Bermuda’s ultimate honeymoon resort, situated overlooking the island’s southwest coast, featuring acres of pristine beachfront. Sun, sand, sparkling turquoise water, deluxe oceanfront accommodations and the absolute ultimate in romance and relaxation. Sound like your jam? Yeah, we thought so.
To Enter:
  • Purchase your I Do! Wedding Soiree tickets by Wednesday, Feb. 3.
  • Sign up @ weddingsinhouston.com (you’ll receive special vendor offers, VIP event invitations…and your complimentary copy of the brand-new issue of Weddings in Houston, delivered to your doorstep!).
  • Um…that’s it.

To be eligible, you must be a Texas resident, and must be engaged to be married in 2016 or 2017. Winner must be present at the I Do! Wedding Soiree to claim prize. *Click here for full contest details.

The I Do! Wedding Soiree is Houston’s ONLY luxury wedding event. Tickets WILL sell out, they always do. Get yours now, grab your entourage, and join us for an evening of wedding magnificence, fine food and drink, and luxurious FUN, Thursday, Feb. 4, 6-9p.m. at The Corinthian—Houston’s historic icon of elegance.

See. You. There!

Must-Have Items for Every Bride

24 Must-Haves for Every Bride

Planning the I Do! Soiree is one of our favorite things to do at Weddings in Houston—especially the swag bags. We had the pleasure of handpicking the finest bridal-related products for our lovely brides that attended the I Do! Soiree at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston. If you have a blemish you want to get rid of, aching heels, oily skin, need an impromptu mani-pedi or even if you have a sweet tooth—we’ve got you covered.

BIG thanks to all of our awesome swag bag sponsors:

We hope all of you enjoyed all the goodies, because we sure did! Sad you missed out? Don’t worry; we’ll catch you at the next I Do! Soiree at The Corinthian on Thursday, February 4, 2016!

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

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.



Spring 2016 Bridal Gown Trend: Color Me Beautiful

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

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

$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