Our Partners Take Top Event Design Award!

We’re not trying to be biased—but we think our Weddings in Houston partners put on the most incredible weddings. And we’re not the only ones who think so. In fact, the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), the nation’s leading organization for event professionals, just honored a group of top Weddings in Houston partners with “Best Team Event of The Year” honors at this year’s NACE Experience Conference! Big congrats to Claudia de Velasco of A Day To Remember, Lisa Anahaiser of LBL Event Rentals and photographer David Jones, whose Crystal Ballroom at The Rice wedding wowed the judges with its classic elegance and…utter gorgeousness (including floral design from Flora & Eventi)! Meet Claudia, David and Lisa, and find out how they can bring award-winning style to your special day, at the one-and-only I Do! Wedding Soiree, coming to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Tickets are selling quickly, and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Get yours now, and get ready for…WOW!

NACE ‘Best Team Event of The Year’ Award Crystal-Ballroom-Wedding

Photos: D. Jones Photography | Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Rice | Planner: A Day to Remember | Linens: LBL Event Rentals & Design | Flowers: Flora & Eventi

Weddings in Houston Publisher Radhika Day Wins Big Award

Today we’re taking a tiny little break from beautiful wedding and bridal inspiration to recognize the achievements of someone who inspires US: our very own Radhika Day, publisher of Weddings in Houston magazine. Now, y’all may not be familiar with NACE, aka the National Association of Catering Executives, but for those of us who work in the world of weddings and events, NACE is a very big deal. And last month, the Houston chapter of NACE honored Radhika with a very big award—Networker of the Year—announced at the NACE Houston annual awards. We’re thrilled for Radhika—but, we’ve gotta say, not a bit surprised. As publisher of Weddings in Houston, Radhika works tirelessly on behalf of our magazine and our clients, a number of whom, we’re delighted to say, ALSO received NACE awards in December. We’re so grateful to have her steering our ship, and so proud of her NACE award. Please join us in wishing her a big ol’ CONGRATULATIONS!

Oh—and by the way, we should mention that for its glitzy annual awards ceremony honoring the best in the event biz, NACE chose the Royal Sonesta Houston Hotel…which just happens to be the very same gorgeous hotel where we will be hosting the I Do! Bridal Soiree on Sunday, Jan. 27. Haven’t reserved your pre-sale tix yet? There’s still time!

Check out photos of a few proud NACE Houston award winners, courtesy of the very talented David Jones of D. Jones Photography (who just happens to be one of the best wedding photographers in the biz, wouldn’t ya know?).

NACE Awards - Radhika

Left to Right: Krystall Peay, Radhika Day, Mehak Adamjee

NACE Awards

Left to Right: Krystall Peay, Gary Bauman, Erin Oeser, Jill Vidal, Steve Lee, Jason Fajkus

NACE Awards 2

Left to Right: David Jones, Jill Vidal

NACE Awards

Left to Right: Gary Bauman, Margery Reinheardt, Adam Rineer, Clara Castellano, Jill Vidal, Jeremie Millwee, Krystall Peay

Photos: D. Jones Photography

Coming Up: NACE Houston Wedding Trends 2011

Willow Branches Wedding Centerpiece Purple Signature Wedding Drink

Photos: D Jones Photography

You may remember when we blogged about the amazing National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) “Indian Weddings”-theme wedding trends luncheon awhile back. Well this year’s annual wedding trends event promises to be even more spectacular, if that’s possible. First of all, the Thurs., April 21 “Sky’s the Limit”-theme bash is not going to be a luncheon at all, but a seriously delish dinner, starting with cocktails and hors d’oeuvre at the wonderful 1940 Air Terminal Museum. Next, guests will jet over to the museum hangar, which will be totally transformed for the occasion by members of NACE Houston—the nation’s largest NACE chapter, which counts Houston’s top wedding experts among its members. It also counts our very own Radhika Day, publisher of Weddings in Houston as one of its longest-serving members. And proudly so.

Naturally, we’ll be there, checking out the latest, greatest trends in wedding design, décor, catering and production from Houston’s finest wedding pros. And we’d love for you to join us. While the NACE wedding trends event is typically geared toward wedding professionals, this year’s dinner is open to brides, too. Buy your tickets, register for this year’s giveaway and you may just win yourself a luxurious Dominican Republic honeymoon package (there’s a reason they call it Paradisus Resort).

For more details or to register for the April 21 “Sky’s the Limit” even, visit WT2011 or NACE Houston. We’re ready for takeoff. How ’bout you?