Thrilling in the moment, and a joy to relive in photos and video long after the big day: That’s great reception entertainment. And that’s what you’ll get when you follow these five tips for keeping guests smiling, dancing, lounging, laughing and living it up, all night long, at your once-in-a-lifetime party!
It was one for the record books, darlings. Seriously. If you were lucky enough to be with us last Thursday evening for the one-and-only I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Astorian, we want to a) THANK YOU for attending our signature wedding fantasyscape (aka the hottest bride-and-groom cocktail bash in town), and b) take you right back to the magic, with this amazing video and gorgeous gallery of photos from our outstanding show photographer Aisha Khan of Ama Photography & Cinema!! BIG THANKS to ALL of our amazing show exhibitors, and a special shout-out to our Soiree partners, without whom none of this would be possible: The Astorian, Cordua Catering, EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design, LG Entertainment and pianist Scott Graham. We invite you to join us at our Spring I Do! Wedding Soiree on 2.8.18 at Corinthian-Houston. Tickets and info are here.
All Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema
Our I Do! Wedding Soiree always impresses, but this year it was on another level, y’all! We sold out every last ticket to the luxurious show, with wedding couples, bridesmaids and MOB’s lining up along our host The Corinthian’s grand staircases, eager to get a chance to meet, greet and mingle with the best of the best in Houston’s wedding business!
We can’t thank our guests enough for helping us celebrate Houston’s only luxury wedding event of the season! It warms our hearts to see you adorable wedding couples engaging with our stellar photographers, wedding planners, bridal salons, beauty experts, jewelers, entertainers and more. If you missed the Soiree, or want to relive the extraordinary event, check out these gorgeous images from our official show photographers, Civic Photos and Dream Photo & Video.
Guests at the I Do! Soiree were welcomed by gorgeous models in gowns from some of Houston’s finest bridal boutiques. Throughout the entire event, brides could see and touch gowns from Houston Bridal Gallery, Ivory Bridal Atelier, Parvani Vida Bridal and Formal, MW Couture and Now & Forever Bridal Boutique.
Elaborate florals and decor were orchestrated throughout the entire venue. Designs on display came from Blooms Design Studio, Darryl & Co., Flora & Eventi, Haute Flowers & Events, Keisha’s Kreations, LBL Event Rentals Inc. and TnT Events.
The gorgeous sights were complemented by sounds from all types of musical entertainers and DJ’s. LG Entertainment served as the MC for the night, while Danny Ray & The Acoustic Production, DJU Entertainment, Scott Graham Piano and Signature EvenTx kept the party going all around.
Left & Top Right Photos: Civic Photos | Top Left: Signature EvenTx | Bottom Left: LG Entertainment | Right Middle & Bottom Photos: Dream Photos & Video | Right Middle: Danny Ray & The Acoustic Production | Bottom Right: DJU Entertainment
Patrons got a taste of some of Houston’s top caterers and bakers too at the I Do! Wedding Soiree. The Corinthian’s Jackson and Company served as the exclusive caterer of the event, spoiling guests with delectable food and drink pairings. Those with a sweet tooth also were able to satisfy their cravings with treats from Dessert Gallery Bakery + Cafe and Susie’s Cakes & Confections.
man women with the plan were also in attendance. A Day To Remember, Bourbon & Lace Event Services, and Kat Creech Events learned more about our lovely wedding couples and offered guidance for all of wedding planning’s ups and downs. A Day To Remember also designed our awesome Groom’s Lounge, complete with Texas Mules, fresh guacamole and Jackson and Company’s Beef Poptarts.
Left Photos: Civic Photos | Top Left: Bourbon & Lace Event Services | Bottom Left: A Day To Remember | Right Photos: Dream Photos & Video | Top Right: Jackson and Company | Bottom Right: Kat Creech Events
Nine of Houston’s top wedding photographers and videographers — Adam Nyholt, Addison J. Wedding Photography & Videography, Civic Photos, C. Wright Photography, D. Jones Photography, Dream Photos & Video, Lindsay Elizabeth Photography, Sage Films and Taylor Golden Photography — also met with couples to help them learn how to capture their special days.
Top Left Photo: Civic Photos, Booth: Taylor Golden Photography | All other photos:Dream Photo & Video | Top Middle Booth: Civic Photos | Top Right Booth: Lindsay Elizabeth Photography |Bottom Left Booth: Adam Nyholt | Middle Booth: D. Jones Photography | Bottom Middle Booth: Dream Photo & Video | Bottom Right Booth: Sage Films
Wedding couples still looking to nail down their venue were also presented with a number of options in addition to our amazing host venue, The Corinthian. Couples wanting to escape the city or be right in the heart of Houston on your wedding day met with Big Easy Ranch and The Ballroom at Bayou Place.
And of course we can’t forget about the bling! Everyone at the event (including us) were stuck by the dazzling beauties on display from Donoho’s Jewellers, Eklektic Jewelry, Lewis Jewelers and Nazar’s Fine Jewelry.
Top Left, Right & Bottom Right Photos: Dream Photo & Video | Bottom Left Photo: Civic Photos | Top Left: Nazar’s Fine Jewelry | Top Right: Donoho’s Jewellers | Bottom Left: Lewis Jewelers | Bottom Right: Eklektic Jewelry
We can’t thank our amazing wedding experts (find a full list here), all of our guests and the amazing team at The Corinthian for making this I Do! Wedding Soiree the best one yet. Want to see more pics? Check us out on Facebook and Instagram. And stay tuned for details on our next I Do! Wedding Soiree, coming in Fall, 2017!
First comes love, then comes marriage…then comes the party of a lifetime to celebrate your blessed union! While every couple, family and culture celebrates differently, one common thread among wedding day festivities is music. Whether it be through an intimate jazz show, a lively Top-40 DJ and MC, or even a classical piano and strings performance, the music on your wedding day is what will keep the celebration going and keep your guests entertained, from ceremony to reception to after-party hijinks!
Top Left Photo: Reclaimed Moments, Entertainment: Scott Graham Piano | Top Right Photo: Steve Lee Photography, Entertainment: Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production |Bottom Photo: Le Zu Photography, Entertainment: LG Entertainment
We’ve selected five of Houston’s top wedding entertainers — Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production, DJU Entertainment, LG Entertainment, Scott Graham Piano and Signature EvenTx DJ & Event Productions — to showcase their musical and audiovisual expertise at our I Do! Wedding Soiree on Feb. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Corinthian. Longtime Soiree partner LG Entertainment also will demonstrate how to capture the fun when your guests need a break from the dance floor, with one of our favorite wedding trends—photobooths! Be sure to purchase your tickets to Houston’s ONLY luxury wedding event, and learn more about these vendors’ custom playlists, performance styles, lighting techniques, staging setups and more! Bonus: Purchase your tickets by 11:59 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 24, and you could WIN an incredible $1,000 Hotel Galvez & Spa Weekend Romance Escape!! Our winner will be notified next week, and announced live at the I Do! Wedding Soiree. Get your dance on, darlings…it’s Soiree time!
This is IT, darlings…the I Do! Wedding Soiree is just TWO days away, and we are putting the final touches on all the finery and fabulousness you can expect to encounter at our signature luxury wedding event, this Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 6-9 p.m!
Join us for an evening of couture, cocktails and wedding-planning magic, unlike anything you’ve experienced, when we open the doors to I Do! at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. From your first signature Blushing Bride cocktail, to the moment you depart with your $$$ gift bag of hand-picked products (and possibly one of our incredible door prizes!), you’ll be wined & dined, inspired and treated like the VIP you were always meant to be!
While you’re at I Do!, make sure to pose for a pic in front of our amazing backdrop from Balushka Paper Floral Artistry, enjoy gourmet eats from Jackson and Company Catering and Café Natalie Catering, and indulge in mini treatments and demos from our fantastic beauty pros. And, of course, you’re invited to dance to the music of Scott Graham Piano and DJ LG Entertainment, and chat one-on-one with Houston’s top wedding vendors, in jewelry, cakes, flowers, attire, planning, invitations, photography, videography, honeymoon and destination travel…and more!
Here’s what to know before you GO to I Do!:
DO bring your besties, your spouse-to-be, your family members and valued opinion-givers—the I Do! Wedding Soiree is no mere wedding show, it’s an evening of fun, food, drink and beautiful displays everywhere you look!
DO come dressed to impress—the I Do! Soiree is a luxury cocktail event, and business-stylish attire is part of the fun! Please, no shorts, tank tops or flip-flops.
DO stay for the full event—winners of our exclusive pre-show giveaways and on-site door prizes will be announced at the end of the show, and you must be present to claim your prize when it is announced.
Please DO NOT bring strollers, infants, or anyone under the age of 16. The I Do! Wedding Soiree is an adult event, featuring delicate displays (and LOTS of them). We love little ones…but this is not an appropriate environment for them.
DO enjoy every moment of this very special event! We have curated it for YOU, and we look forward to meeting you and finding out how we can help you create the wedding of your dreams!
Limited advance tickets on sale while they last. Get yours NOW…and get ready for WOW!