Intimate Houston Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Artisans Restaurant

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Photo Courtesy of Artisans Restaurant
Located in midtown Houston, Artisans Restaurant is a rehearsal dinner venue that delivers an authentic French dining experience in a fine setting. 

Artisans Restaurant’s menu is classic yet innovative, focusing on creative dishes using fresh gastronomic products. Your guests will enjoy Chef Jacques Fox’s delectable French cuisines such as Le Filet de Boeuf au Poivre, a black pepper crusted beef tenderloin in green peppercorn sauce, and La Volaille et son Homard, a roasted frenched chicken breast in Americaine sauce. From the intimate 28-seat Table du Chef in the main dining room, which offers a front-row dining view of the kitchen, to the unique private dining rooms, Artisans Restaurant is an ideal spot to host your rehearsal dinner!

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18 Fun, Flirty & Special Rehearsal Dinner Dresses & Jumpsuits

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Temperley London, Off-the-shoulder metallic fil coupé organza gown | Available At: Net-A-Porter
It’s time to say yes to one more dress…your rehearsal dinner dress! Your rehearsal dinner attire is the time to give your guests a glimpse into your bridal style and your night to shine before the BIG day.

We handpicked a variety of rehearsal dinner outfits that are a perfect fit whether you’re having your rehearsal dinner at a top Houston restaurant or an intimate dinner at home! From modern and chic to sophisticated and elegant, we love these 18 fun and flirty rehearsal dinner dresses and jumpsuits.

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Do’s & Don’ts for the Rehearsal Dinner Speech or Wedding Toast

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Photo: J Cogliandro Photography

As the maid of honor or best man, one of your tasks is to give a toast or speech to the bride and groom at the rehearsal dinner, and/or at the wedding reception. If you’re not used to speaking in front of crowds, it may be a bit nerve-wracking, especially given the formality of the setting…and the emotionally charged expectations of the crowd of loved ones (no biggie, right?). But don’t worry, darling. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Athena Gun Club Bridal Open House Tues. 9/8

Photos: Athena Gun Club & Social Sell

Athena, the Greek goddess of courage, wisdom, and law and justice, seems an apt namesake for Houston’s most sophisticated and woman-friendly shooting range. But Athena Gun Club is so much more than a place to practice one’s marksmanship skills or learn the finer points of handgun safety. Athena Gun Club, is in fact, one of THE coolest spots in town to gather your gals for an exhilarating, inspiring and totally one-of-a-kind bachelorette bash or bridesmaids’ night-out.

Kick off your pre-wedding celebration with a turn in Athena’s dynamic virtual simulator, sprinting through the faux battleground of your choice (Wild West? Sure! Zombies more your cup of tea? They’ve got those, too!). Progress to Athena’s state-of-the-art live fire range, for a high-tech shooting experience that will keep you all fired up, and keep your BFFs smiling BIG. Then relax and relive your tales of target glory over fresh, handcrafted cocktails and delicious bites.

Did we mention that Athena hosts bachelor bashes, rehearsal dinners and engagement parties, too? Now we did.

Grab your spouse-to-be and/or a couple of gun-loving besties (or interested novices), and check out Houston’s hottest gun club for yourself next Tuesday, Sept. 8th, from 6-8 p.m., when Athena hosts a Bridal Open House, including a private tour, 50% off range fees and awesome simulator demonstrations! RSVP here. See you THERE.

 

Fashion and a Fellow’s Rebekah Gullo Dresses You in Style for Pre-Wedding Parties!

We are positively giddy with delight to have the superbly stylish Rebekah Gullo of fave Houston style blog Fashion And A Fellow guest posting on HWB today. You may remember Rebekah from our recent post on her absolutely splendid wedding to the handsome “fellow” of FAAF fame. If you’re not already following her great blog, you really should start. Like NOW. Meanwhile, enjoy her tips and fashion/accessory picks for dressing to impress on the pre-wedding party circuit! And make sure to jump over to FAAF (and follow her on Twitter) for plenty more awesome style advice and general loveliness.

Take it away, Rebekah!

“Three of the biggest parties you’ll likely attend during your wedding preparation are engagement parties, wedding showers, and your rehearsal dinner. With the fall and winter wedding season quickly approaching, I created a couple of outfit choices to fit each of your wedding occasion needs, and made each outfit wearable whether it is a warmer or cooler day…because you never know in Houston!”

[Engagement Party]

Fashion and a Fellow Engagement Party

“This party can be a ‘girls-only’ event, or can include your soon-to-be-husband, and other guys. Either way, I like to keep it classy and sophisticated with a peplum dress, or a blouse and shorts with a tweed jacket.”

 

[Wedding Shower]

Fashion and a Fellow Wedding Shower

“To me, this party is filled with flowers, delicate desserts and maybe a mimosa…or two! I chose a bright printed dress and added a studded belt for a little edge. I love a delicate dress with a surprisingly stronger piece, like a belt or a statement necklace.”

 

[Rehearsal Dinner]

Fashion and a Fellow Rehearsal Dinner

“This event is a time to reflect over the past months and look forward to the days ahead. You are almost a BRIDE. Choose a piece with shades close to white, like pink or yellow, or mix in a white piece with another color. I chose one with metallic flecks that glittered in the light.”

“Remember: You’re the bride, you can do whatever you want. There are no rules. This is your time to shine and make the most of it!”

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Photos: Courtesy of  Rebekah Gullo