If you were at the Corinthian-Houston for our Feb. 8 I Do! Wedding Soiree, well, then…this here blog post will be a little trip down memory lane and a chance to relive the fun & fabulousness. If you missed our uh-mazing Spring Soiree, you can enjoy a glimpse of our gorgeous event in this eye-candy blog post. And you can attend our Fall Soiree in person (details TBA, keep an eye on Facebook for the full scoop) to experience the Soiree in all its magic! HUGE THANKS to all our Soiree exhibitors and contributors, who made our February bridal show such an incredible evening for all who attended. Scroll down to check them out, and be sure to click through links to find out more about them, and what they can do for YOU and your once-in-a-lifetime wedding!! Click here to read the rest of this post »
Tomorrow evening we unveil our Spring Soiree, and we couldn’t be more excited! Join us from 6-9 p.m. at the Corinthian-Houston for an evening of cocktails, couture, fantasy wedding tablescapes, floral displays, decadent cakes, fine food and entertainment. It’s wedding planning the way you always dreamed it could be…not to mention the perfect after-work happy hour and/or date night destination for to-be-weds! Special-offer $20 advance tickets are still available with promo code SoireeSale at purchase checkout, but only while they last. At-door tickets are $35. So come, indulge, enjoy, be inspired, find vendors you love, lounge, listen, and maybe, just maybe, win a $$$ door prize while you’re at it! It’s the I Do! Wedding Soiree, and there’s nothing else like it. Anywhere. Get your tickets now, and get ready for WOW, with these helpful Soiree “know before you go” tips:
DO take public transportation, Uber or Lyft to the Corinthian-Houston if possible; if you plan to park, the venue will offer $10 garage parking, or valet for $15 from 5:45 until 9:45 p.m.
DO bring your besties, your spouse-to-be, your family members and valued opinion-givers—the I Do! Wedding Soiree is an evening of fun, food, drink and beautiful displays everywhere you look!
DO bring your mobile device, and be prepared to post pix & video of your favorite finds.
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 adore 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!
Get ready, get happy…and we’ll see YOU at I Do!
If you’re thinking about attending the Feb. 8 I Do! Wedding Soiree (which, we gotta say, is probably the best decision you can make as a vendor-seeking, fashion-forward, cocktail-loving, inspiration-hungry to-be-wed), but if you haven’t yet bought your tickets, NOW is the time, gurrrl. Not only will you get 30% off the at-door ticket price–before you pull up your calculator app, that’s $25 instead of $35–but you’ll also be automatically entered to win a $150 gift card for Armandos, Houston’s destination for elevated Tex-Mex dining in a gorgeous setting inspired by 1920’s Mexico.
We’re thrilled to partner with Armando and Cinda Palacios’ award-winning restaurant for this very special limited-time “Buy & Win” giveaway. Not only is Armandos a fantastic spot for rehearsal dinners and engagement parties (there’s an audible “wow” when guests enter the space, with its antique mirrors, gleaming wood surfaces and lush red draperies…and another when they dig in to a decadent lobster enchilada or a divine mouthful of savory carne guisada), but the Armandos team also offers impeccable full-service wedding catering off-site, and bright-red taco trucks for low-key celebrations with high-quality Tex-Mex food and service! So, how do you enter to win our $150 Armandos restaurant gift card?? It’s EASY!!
Simply purchase your $25 advance-sale tickets to the one-and-only I Do! Wedding Soiree–Houston’s ONLY luxury wedding-planning event and all-VIP cocktail bash–by 5 p.m. THIS FRIDAY, FEB. 2, and you are automatically entered to WIN. We’ll announce our lucky ticket-buyer LIVE at the Corinthian-Houston on Thurs. Feb. 8, where Armandos will be on hand to congratulate the winner…and will be serving up samples of their mouthwatering Tex-Mex fare along with their signature margaritas. Get in it to win it, loves…and we’ll see YOU at I Do!
30 years of brides. 30 years of grooms. 30 years of “I said, ‘Yes!'” and “It was the best night of my life!” 30 years of first looks, first dances, first newlywed kisses. 30 years of fairytale gowns and joyful tears and dreams come true. The thing about being Houston’s longest published wedding magazine is that while weddings may be once-in-a-lifetime, we get to live and breathe weddings, and the joy they bring, day in and day out, year after year. And on Sept. 21, we celebrated that gift, and the incredible vendors and wedding experts who make it possible, with a magnificent gala at Corinthian – Houston.
Here, we share a glimpse at the fun and fabulousness of our 30th Anniversary Gala and Client Appreciation Party. Like many Houston events, our gala was affected by Hurricane Harvey’s wrath. With a sudden city power outage affecting our original host venue, The Ballroom at Bayou Place, our team of professionals had 24 hours to move this 300-person formal event to the Corinthian-Houston. We were so impressed with the level of ingenuity and unflappable professionalism each partner exhibited. Without missing a beat, they provided gorgeous decor, delicious food, a full bar and incredible music, creating a night to remember.
Our heartfelt thanks goes out to our partners, without whom we could not have celebrated in such extraordinary style: Boyd Bryan of Corinthian – Houston for hosting us at such short notice, Craig Howard and Kirksey Gregg of The Ballroom at Bayou Place (which, in spite of a city power outage, is very much in business and continues to host amazing events) for providing our bar and waitstaff; Darryl & Co. and Bright Star Productions for the exquisite decor and lighting; Danny Ray And The Acoustic Production and LG Entertainment for getting everyone on the dance floor; GTX Productions for outstanding video and sound; Jackson and Company, Lola Catering, The Hometown Chef, A La Carte Catering and Bailey Connor Catering for providing an array of delicious food; Susie’s Cakes & Confections and Cakes by Gina for the delectable desserts; Wink by Erica for the macaron favors; and our fantastic gala photographer Civic Photos.
Guests indulged in sweet treats and desserts by Houston bakers, including gold-dusted macaron favors by Wink by Erica.
30th Anniversary Cake & Ambrosia Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections
Chocolate Cake and Desserts: Cakes by Gina
After indulging their discerning palates, Weddings in Houston partners and friends danced the night away to the sounds of LG Entertainment Production and the high-energy interactive performance of Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production.
Guests were treated to a surprise onstage appearance by Weddings in Houston president Vik Day… our resident business man by day, rock star by night.
As always, it was a wonderful experience getting to spend quality time with our friends, partners and associates. Thank you to all of our guests for making it a truly memorable evening. We appreciate you and could not be where we are without YOU!
Weddings in Houston Thanks Our Event Partners:
Photos: Civic Photos | Venue: Corinthian – Houston | Bar: The Ballroom at Bayou Place | Catering: Jackson and Company | LOLA Catering & Events | The Hometown Chef | Bailey Connor Catering | A La Carte Catering & Events | Flowers, Decor & Rentals: Darryl & Co. | Lighting: Bright Star Productions | DJ and Photo Booth: LG Entertainment Production | Live Music: Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production | Sound: GTX Productions |Favors: Wink by Erica
We know they rock. And some of you, who’ve had the pleasure of working with these super-talented folks on your weddings, know they rock. And now, the event industry’s premier professional organization, NACE (National Association of Catering & Events), has confirmed it.
A Day To Remember took home two major honors at this past week’s NACE Experience conference:
- Best Team Event under $50,00, for the wedding of Jerry and Alex, featured in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Weddings in Houston, and right HERE.
- Best Table Presentation under $200, for “Waterfront Romance,” this gorgeous styled shoot featured in our Fall/Winter 2016 issue!
Photo: D. Jones Photography | Design, Styling, & Stationery: A Day To Remember | Venue: Waters Edge | Flowers, Decor & Rentals: Flora & Eventi | Hair & Makeup: Nyoka Gregory Beauty | Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections | Lighting & Dance Floor: DJU Entertainment
Kat Creech Events, meanwhile, received the following prestigious awards:
Best Wedding of the Year over $100,000 and Best Team Event over $100,000, both for the spectacular wedding of Allie and Kyle, featured in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Weddings in Houston (see a trend here??).
Photo: Ama Photography & Cinema | Planning & Coordination: Kat Creech Events | Venue: The Corinthian | Linens & Chairs: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design | Lighting: GTX Productions | Catering: Jackson and Company | Rehearsal Dinner Location: Sambuca Catering
Make sure to check out our full coverage of these awesome events and styled shoot for more gorgeous pix, and a full list of superb Weddings in Houston clients involved in each!
And join us in wishing congrats to the Houston chapter of NACE, which also won big at this year’s conference, with honors for Chapter of the Year (over 100 members), and Program of the Year, for the NACE Houston Chapter’s awesome “Wedding Trends 2016” industry event!!