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Jackson and Company Food & Wine Pairings at the I Do! Wedding Soiree

There’s no doubt about it: With stunning floral and tablescape displays from Houston’s top wedding designers, the one-of-a-kind I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian is going to be a spectacular feast for the eyes. But our Feb. 28 Soiree is also going to be a feast for the palate!

When you arrive at The Corinthian at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, for Houston’s top bridal show, arrive with an appetite for exquisite flavors, darlings. Renowned Houston caterer Jackson and Company will be serving a superb small-plates menu of gourmet global food and wine pairings, inspired by our mouthwatering “Party Pairings” spread, featured in the very special 30th Anniversary Issue of Weddings in Houston…on newsstands now!


Photos: Taylor Golden Photography | Catering: Jackson and Company

Get ready to savor such divine Jackson and Company signature menu offerings as dry-pot Sichuan-style red snapper paired with the refreshing tang of a classic Gin Rickey cocktail; blue cheese popovers with buffalo shrimp, accompanied by the crisp fizz of Piper Heidsieck Brut; prosciutto-wrapped basil-artichoke mousse with olive tapenade, joined by the vibrant acidity and fragrant fruit of White Haven Sauvignon Blanc; and truffle-butter-stuffed beef filet, paired with luscious Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon.

Yum. Just…YUM.


Photos: Taylor Golden Photography | Catering: Jackson and Company

These are only a handful of the fabulous culinary delights you’ll enjoy at Houston’s ONLY luxury wedding event…which we’ve designed to indulge and inspire you, as you plan your perfect wedding in an atmosphere of beauty and relaxation.

Advance-sale tickets are available now, but only while they last. Get yours while you still can, and get ready to dig in to a wedding-planning experience unlike any other! We’ll see YOU at I Do!

Buy Tickets and WIN a $1,000 Hotel Galvez & Spa Romance Getaway

The I Do! Wedding Soiree is coming…are you GOING? Houston’s one-of-a-kind luxury wedding event and VIP cocktail party will treat brides, grooms, their family members and friends, to a magnificent evening of wedding design inspiration, one-on-one chats with top Houston wedding vendors, a strolling fashion show featuring gorgeous new designer bridal gowns, and superb food and cocktails from Jackson and Company, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, amidst the luxury of The Corinthian in downtown Houston.

But wait—there’s more. MUCH more…for one very lucky Houston wedding couple. One couple who purchases their I Do! Wedding Soiree tickets by 11:59 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 24, will win an absolutely awesome 2-night weekend getaway at Galveston’s historic Hotel Galvez & Spa! Known as the “Queen of the Gulf,” Hotel Galvez has been treating guests to stunning water views, sumptuous service and luxurious amenities for more than a century. This iconic Galveston resort hotel is one of the Gulf Coast’s most desired locations for milestone celebrations, including elegant rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, bridal showers, and yes, unforgettable destination weddings, at a destination very close to Houston. Buy your tickets to the I Do! Wedding Soiree by Friday’s deadline and you could win a Hotel Galvez prize package including the following:


Photos: Courtesy of Hotel Galvez & Spa

  • A two-night weekend stay in a luxurious ocean-view room
  • A 50 minute couple’s massage at the renowned Hotel Galvez Spa
  • Hotel Galvez’s legendary Sunday Champagne brunch for two
  • Complimentary valet parking

Tickets to Houston’s ultimate wedding fantasyscape and a $1,000 weekend of relaxation and indulgence at Galveston’s most famous resort hotel? Both could be yours, if you get your advance-sale tickets by this Friday!

Our winner will be notified next week, and announced live at the I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian on Feb. 28. Good luck, lovelies…and we’ll see YOU at I Do!


Left Photo: Select Studios | Right Photo: Mia Bella Photography

Houston Wedding Cake Designers at the I Do! Wedding Soiree

There are few things in life quite as sweet as saying “I do” to your partner on your wedding day! Your wedding cake is the one element of your wedding that might give that moment a run for its money. Whether you opt for an ornate fondant design, buttercream with fresh flower accents, hand-painted sweets, bedazzled layers or a creative dessert table filled with your favorite candies and sweets in the colors of your wedding palette, your wedding cake and wedding desserts should be as beautiful to look at as they are delicious to eat. And you’ll find plenty of sweetness to delight you at the upcoming I Do! Wedding Soiree, where two of Houston’s most beloved special-occasion bakeries will be serving up their wedding dessert specialties.

Both Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe and Susie’s Cakes & Confections are in the process of creating beautiful, personalized wedding cakes and desserts exclusively for our signature I Do! Wedding Soiree coming to The Corinthian on Tuesday, Feb. 28th. You’ll also have a chance to sample sweet treats from Jackson and Company, our exclusive I Do! Soiree caterer (be sure to check back here next week when we offer a sneak peek at Jackson and Company’s full Soiree menu of decadent food and wine pairings!).

Advance-sale tickets to Houston’s ONLY luxury wedding event are on sale now. 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. Good luck, lovelies…and we’ll see YOU at I Do!


Top Left Photo: Civic Photos, Cake: Jackson and Company | Top Right Photo: Civic Photos, Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections | Bottom Photo: Dessert Design & Photo Courtesy of: Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe

Wedding Venues at the I Do! Wedding Soiree

Houston Wedding The Corinthian

Photo: Ama Photography & Cinema, Venue: The Corinthian | Consultant & Styling: Kat Creech Events 

Are you looking to escape the city or be right in the heart of Houston on your wedding day? Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 28, for our legendary I Do! Wedding Soiree, and discover three distinctive wedding venues, each with its own unique ceremony and reception spaces. Upon entering the Soiree, prepare to be dazzled by The Corinthian, our downtown Houston host venue, featuring soaring neoclassical columns, magnificent windows and oodles of ornate details. If you’ve got your sights set on a charming, rustic-elegant wedding location, where you and your guests can relax and revel in true Texas style, you’ll want to seek out Big Easy Ranch, also exhibiting at our spring Soiree. And those looking for a chic, modern venue can talk with the team from The Ballroom at Bayou Place, where contemporary architecture meets sweeping city views.

Be sure to purchase your advance-sale tickets to Houston’s ONLY luxury wedding event, coming to The Corinthian on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m., and featuring these gorgeous Houston area wedding venues, plus 40 of Houston’s top wedding vendors and experts. Tickets will sell out, they always do! Bonus: Purchase your tickets by 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT, Friday, Feb. 17, and you could WIN an awesome $700 on-location engagement shoot from acclaimed Houston wedding photographer Adam Nyholt!! Our winner will be notified next week, and announced live at the I Do! Wedding Soiree. Don’t miss out!

2017-02-16_0004 Photo: Big Easy Ranch

Houston Wedding Bayou Place Ballroom

Photo: The Ballroom at Bayou Place

Buy Tickets and WIN a $700 Adam Nyholt Engagement Shoot!


Photo: Adam Nyholt | Venue: The Corinthian

It’s hard to explain just how it feels to experience the I Do! Wedding Soiree…so we’ll let recent attendees do the explaining: “Fabulous.” “We were spoiled—it was so elegant…and delicious!” “The perfect place to meet chic vendors.” These are real words from real brides and grooms who have joined us for our signature custom-curated cocktails + couture + wedding-planning bash.

Sound like your cup of tea…or glass of bubbly, as it were? Purchase your tickets THIS WEEK to the Feb. 28 I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian, and you won’t just reserve your spot at Houston’s hottest wedding event and bridal show—you may also score yourself a fantastic $700 engagement photo shoot with one of the most acclaimed photographers in the business.

Adam Nyholt is known for his extraordinary ability to capture the drama and beauty of the entire wedding experience—from the moments leading up the big day, to the sweeping emotional landscape of the wedding itself. One lucky I Do! attendee who purchases tickets by 11:59 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 17, will WIN an on-location engagement photo session with this acclaimed photographer valued at $700—a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture the romance of engagement, in images to last a lifetime.

Find out more about Adam Nyholt here, and snag your I Do! Wedding Soiree tickets here. Our winner will be notified next week and announced live at The Corinthian on Feb. 28. We can’t wait to see YOU at I Do!


Photos: Adam Nyholt

2016 NACE Houston Wedding Award Winners

We at Weddings in Houston take pride in supporting our partners within the wedding industry, and a huge part of this is our support of NACE (National Association for Catering and Events)! Over the years, we have enjoyed many events and experiences with the Houston chapter of NACE, which we feel is one of the best in the nation. We don’t mean to toot our own horn, but we are so proud of our CEO, publisher and resident “Queen Bee,” Radhika Day, who accepted the prestigious 2016 Spirit of NACE Houston award at this week’s annual NACE Houston awards ceremony.


Photo: Solaris Studios

We would also like to congratulate our talented Weddings in Houston partners on their awards for 2016 weddings and styled shoots! Find Alex and Jerry’s wedding, and Allie and Kyle’s wedding in our NEW Special Anniversary issue, hitting newsstands on Jan. 1, 2017, and find our gorgeous “Painter’s Palette” styled shoot at link below.

NACE Houston 2016 Table Presentation of the Year:

Painter’s Palette, Weddings in Houston Styled Shoot

Kat Creech, CMP, Kat Creech Events

Gary Archer, Bright Star Productions

Jill Raines, CPCE, EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design

Rebekah Cunningham, Dream Bouquet


NACE Houston 2016 Wedding of the year, under $50K:

Alex and Jerry, A Celebration of Love

Claudia G. de Velasco, A Day To Remember

Johanna Terry, Johanna Terry Events

Jill Raines, CPCE, EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design


NACE Houston 2016 Wedding of the Year, Budget over $100,000:

Allie and Kyle’s Wedding at The Corinthian

Kat Creech, CMP, Kat Creech Events

Jill Raines, CPCE, EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design

Boyd Bryan, Jackson and Company

Aisha Khan, Ama Photography & Cinema

The coolest part? These award-winning wedding pros can be part of YOUR Houston wedding plans. Just click the links above, email or call the ones that make your heart go pitter-pat, and get started on planning your dream wedding! Who knows? Your own Houston wedding celebration just may wind up in Weddings in Houston!

Q&A With Award-Winning Wedding Stylist Kat Creech


Photo: Ama Photography & Cinema

“I think that, subconsciously, I knew the event industry was for me when I was young and prepared dinners for my parents,” says Kat Creech, owner of renowned Houston wedding-design and planning firm Kat Creech Events. “While the menu only consisted of hot dogs, peanut-butter sandwiches and hamburgers, with cookies for dessert, the table was set, the napkin was folded with a menu card placed on top, the candles were lit, and the lights were dimmed.” Now all grown up, and the recipient of multiple industry awards—plus countless accolades from the wedding couples whose spectacular celebrations she has styled—Creech is still setting those tables, placing those menu cards and lighting those candles…only now, on a MUCH grander scale.

Houston Wedding Blog: What was the official start of your journey to becoming a wedding stylist?

Kat Creech: I began the hospitality journey in 1989, at the young age of 16, and climbed the career ladder. In college, I received my first management position as the bar manager of a fine-dining establishment. Upon graduating with honors from the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College in 1999, I entered the catering and events industry full time, moving from an operations manager role to a special events role in 2005, and there was no looking back.

I found my place, and I have loved it ever since. I have never lost my thirst for this industry! I have a passion to do great things, to think differently, to execute events differently, leave a legacy, and ensure that lasting memories are made.

HWB: What is the difference between a wedding planner and a wedding stylist?

KC: A wedding stylist and a wedding planner could have similar roles, but there are differences. A wedding stylist handles all the aesthetic items, such as theme, color, story, interests, vision and vibe. A wedding planner is much like a project manager, overseeing the event’s logistics.


Photo: Ama Photography & Cinema | Venue: The Corinthian | Consultant & Planning: Kat Creech Events | Linens & Chairs: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design

At Kat Creech Events, we do both. As wedding stylist, we are about about creating a personal brand for your wedding day. Our firm focuses on the design storyboard…and that something special that you can’t quite put your finger on. We obsess about the little details. We look past the daunting checklists, the digital boards, the wedding color, and really get to know our clients—the foundation of what makes them who they are. We ask deeper question and get deeper answers, and then we bring in our creative partners to come play in the wedding playground.

The wedding planner side of the business provides us with a bird’s-eye view of the event as a whole. In the end, it is an intangible journey that results in an epic reality.


Photo: Ama Photography & Cinema | Design & Styling: Kat Creech Events | Rentals & Linens: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design | Dinnerware, Stemware & Stationery: Bering’s | Flowers: Dream Bouquet | Lighting & Special Effects: Bright Star Productions

HWB: What’s your best advice to a couple who may be feeling slightly overwhelmed by all of the advice, inspiration and ideas they are encountering?

KC: 1. Hire a designer and planner. They are your true investment to create a day you will never forget. Many have different packages to fit into your needs, wants and budget. Our firm acts as the general contractor for your event and ensures that the perfect creative partners are brought in to accomplish all the various elements that are so important in your event: design, decor, venue, entertainment, food, lighting. Trust in the professionals to help you execute your vision.

2. Create a hierarchy of the items that are most important to you, and build your budget around those items.

3. Don’t always go for the discount. Be conscious of the investment you are making. I always break down the investment into man-hours and billable rates, to provide a better understanding of how a professional is getting paid to do their job for you. As they say, you get what you pay for.

4. Budget. My very best advice is to break the overall budget into a price per person. A true professional can guide you to determine if your budget is in line with your expectations.

5. Be kind. This is the most important day of your life and probably the biggest party you have ever thrown. Don’t let your stressful emotions get the best of you. There is life after your wedding. Be kind to your family, your wedding party, and your vendors. It costs nothing and it will get you a lot.

Like what you hear? Love what you see? Schedule your consultation with Kat Creech Events, and find out how this exceptional event stylist can bring your event vision to life! And don’t forget to mention that you found her on the Houston Wedding Blog!

Vanderbilt Styled Shoot

Photo: Ama Photography & Cinema | Coordination: Kat Creech Events | Venue: The Astorian | Flowers: Dream Bouquet | Gown: Ivory Bridal Atelier | Lighting: DJU Entertainment

Must-Have Items for Every Engaged Couple

Must-Have Items for Every Engaged Couple

Our signature event, the I Do! Soiree, took place last week at The Corinthian and let’s just say—it was one hell of a party! From the fabulous flowers and tablescapes, to the haute couture bridal fashion…it truly was a dream come true. Guests were greeted with fine wine, and a swag bag full of luxury goodies for all of our engaged couples. Our production and editorial team went on a serious beauty and skincare haul to hand-pick the must-have items to get you through your big day. BIG thanks to all of our amazing swag bag sponsors:

We hope everyone enjoyed their swag bags filled with tons of goodies made with love, from us. You can view the lovely pics by Civic Photos here. Sad you missed out? Don’t worry, we’ll keep you updated for the next I Do! Soiree!

WOW, What a Show!

If you were one of those fortunate (and savvy) enough to have attended last Thursday’s utterly magnificent I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Corinthian, you experienced first-hand the all-encompassing splendor of Houston’s ONLY true luxury wedding event and VIP bride/groom cocktail bash.

If you weren’t present for Thursday’s festivities, well…let us give you a little glimpse of what you missed.

WOW, What a Show!

Photo: Civic Photos | Decor: Darryl & Co.

We’re so thrilled to have benefited from the talents of the following show contributors, without whom we could not have put on this one-of-a-kind wedding fantasyscape and sumptuous fete: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design, LBL Event Rentals & Design, Johanna Terry Events, DJU Productions, LG Entertainment, Scott Graham Piano, and our awesome show photographer (and top Houston-area wedding photography studio!) Civic Photos, whose pix we’re featuring here.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Top Left: Plants N’ Petals | Top Right: Flora & Eventi | Bottom: Johanna Terry Events

From the moment our guests entered the majestic Corinthian in downtown Houston, they knew they were in for something special, as they encountered floral-and-finery flights of fantasy from the likes of Plants N’ Petals, Todd Events, Flora & Eventi, Darryl & Co., Johanna Terry Events, Nuage Designs, Inc., EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design, LBL Event Rentals and Flowers of Kingwood.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Top Left: Nuage Designs, Inc. | Top Right: Darryl & Co. | Middle: Todd Events | Bottom Left: EB Inc. Events | Bottom Right: LBL Event Rentals

Helping couples to refine their wedding-day vision, and coordinate the details of their big day, planners Kat Creech Events, A Day to Remember and Cocomar Ladies met one-on-one with attendees, and showed plenty of examples of the incredible Houston wedding celebrations they’ve brought to life for their grateful clients.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Top Left: A Day To Remember | Top Right: Kat Creech Events | Bottom: Cocomar Ladies

Brides who were searching for wedding-day style and fashion found plenty to love, from Parvani Vida Bridal & Formal, Winnie Couture, Now & Forever Bridal Boutique, Houston Bridal Gallery, Damsel White Label, Tess Harriss Designs and MW Couture.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Top Left: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique | Top Right: Houston Bridal Gallery | Middle Left: Winnie Couture | Middle Left: MW Couture | Middle Right: Tess Harriss Designs | Bottom Left: Parvani Vida Bridal & Formal | Bottom Right: Damsel White Label

And just in case they weren’t sure whether they’d prefer a head of flowing waves or a glam updo, a sun-kissed glow or shimmering bare shoulders, a full set of lush lashes or just a bit of enhancement, our guests could experiment with looks, get advice and try out products from Nyoka Gregory Beauty, WINX Lash Studio, KAX Tanning Souffle and Hotze Health & Wellness Center.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Top Left: Kax Tanning Souffle | Top Right: Nyoka Gregory Beauty | Bottom Right: Winx Lash & Makeup Studio | Bottom Right: Hotze Health & Wellness Center

Of course, no wedding-day look is complete with the right…sparkle. And guests found oodles of glimmer and shine (and a few VERY substantial rocks), at the dazzling displays put on by Peran & Scannell Jewelers, and Donoho’s Jewellers.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Left: Peran & Scannell Jewelers | Right: Donoho’s Jewellers

Couples seeking a talented photographer and/or filmmaker to capture the beauty and emotional resonance of their special day had an abundance of options, with exhibits from Adam Nyholt, D. Jones, M. Wang, Lindsay Elizabeth, MD Turner, Steve Lee, Serendipity, Danielson Cinema, mutli-Emmy-award-winner Sculpting With Time, and our very own show photographer Civic Photos.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Top Left: Serendipity Photography | Top Middle: Steve Lee Photography | Top Right: Sculpting With Time Productions | Middle Left: Danielson Cinema | Middle Left:  Adam Nyholt | Middle Center: Civic Photos | Middle Right: D. Jones Photography | Bottom Left: MD Turner Photography | Bottom Middle: Lindsay Elizabeth | Bottom Right: M. Wang

Cakes? Gifts? Invitations? The I Do! Soiree had something for each and every couple, from Houston icons Susie’s Cakes & Confections, Bering’s and Isabella Invitations.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Left: Susie’s Cakes & Confections | Top Right: Bering’s | Bottom Right: Isabella Invitations

While they wandered through the Soiree’s wonderland of wedding WOW, guests were entertained by top Houston MC, DJ, and live-music experts DJU Productions, LG Entertainment and pianist Scott Graham. And, of course, since this WAS a party, eager attendees indulged in fabulous food, sips and sweets from Jackson and Company.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Top Left, Middle Left & Bottom Right: Jackson and Company | Top Right: DJU Productions | Middle Right: LG Entertainment| Bottom Left: Scott Graham Piano

Along with the grandeur of The Corinthian all around them, venue-seeking to-be-weds could virtually tour The Parador and Chateau Cocomar—two beloved Houston sites for ceremony and reception.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Top: Chateau Cocomar | Bottom: The Parador

To round out their full wedding- and marriage-planning experience, guests had the chance to chat with Minister Lynn Turner of Weddings Performed, and expert realtor Michelle Ray, of Michelle Ray Properties.

WOW, What a Show!

Photos: Civic Photos | Left: Michelle Ray Properties | Right: Weddings Performed

We are so thrilled to have had the honor to celebrate and serve so many Houston couples, and their friends and family, at this month’s extraordinary I Do! Wedding Soiree. From food and drink, to stunning tablescapes, to beautiful exhibitor displays, to luxury swag bags and superb door prizes (including our hold-your-breath giveaway of 5 nights’ luxury oceanfront accommodation at Bermuda’s fabulous Pompano Beach Club), the Feb. 4 I Do! Wedding Soiree was an absolute knockout.

We welcome you to post, pin, tag, share and comment on photos, and, if you attended Thursday’s show, let us know what you DISCOVERED, what you LOVED, and what you’d RECOMMEND to Houston brides and grooms starting on the journey to planning the perfect wedding.

Thank you…and HAPPY PLANNING!

Get Your Selfie On, Girl

Let’s be honest—we all know the struggle of trying to get the right lighting for selfies. Do you ever wonder how celebs do it? Our editors dug deep and found out their secret: the LuMee phone case. If those filters just aren’t cutting it, this is the case for you. It has LED lighting all around the cover to give you that perfect amount of glow and an overall flawless look. Sounds pretty awesome, right? We tested it out and we have to admit—we’re obsessed.

Want to know how you can get your hands on a LuMee case? We’re giving away cases to four lucky brides who purchase their tickets from now until midnight tomorrow to Houston’s only luxury wedding planning party happening THIS Thursday at The Corinthian! You’re not gonna want to miss out this VIP cocktail party. See lovely pics from last year’s soiree here, then tell your friends, your mom, and YES, your groom, too (for him: an exclusive Grooms’ Lounge)!


  • Purchase your I Do! Soiree tickets by 11:59pm Tues., Feb. 2.
  • Register with Weddings in Houston to receive exclusive vendor offers and bridal-related events

We’ll notify our winners of each giveaway prior to the I Do! Soiree, and announce winners live, at our FAB event. Better get your tickets NOW before they sell out. We can’t wait to see you and your entourage at the I Do! Good luck, lovelies!

Get Your Selfie On, Girl

Photos: LuMee