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What’s In Our I Do! Soiree Gift Bag?

I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Astorian - Swag Bag

Photo: Ama by Aisha

The I Do! Wedding Soiree, coming to the Corinthian-Houston on Thursday, Feb. 8, is Houston’s first-class wedding planning event! Part of what makes the Soiree so special is that every engaged couple receives VIP treatment, including a custom-curated gift bag filled with premium swag. So what’s in the bag?  Click here to read the rest of this post »

Texas Flavor Wedding Favors, Y’all!

You don’t have to wear boots to get all “Texas cute” (though we’re crazy for a fine bridal boot, ladies). These Texas-based and Southwest-inspired sweets, sips, treats & take-homes make great wedding favors and hotel guest room amenities, and add the perfect bit of local flavor to your wedding, whether you’re tying the knot here in Houston, or bringing your Texas friends and family to a far-flung destination-wedding locale!

1. Nature Favors Bluebonnet Kit ~ Nature Favors 2. Republic Plata Tequila ~ Republic Tequila 3. Tiny Pies Pie Pops ~ Tiny Pies 4. Blue Bell Creameries Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream ~ Blue Bell 5. TLC Soaps Tiny Texas Red Currant Soap ~ TLC Soaps 6. DGZ Chocolates English Toffees ~ DGZ Chocolates 7. Potter Country Store Texas Pecans Gift Tin ~ Potter Country Store 8. Kate Aspen Just Hitched Bottle Opener ~ Kate Aspen

A Taste of Old Mexico, Dressed Up Like Texas: Republic Tequila

Photos: Republic Tequila

Mexican tradition meets Texan ingenuity in the sweetest lil’ ol’ tequila bottle we’ve ever seen–or sipped from (c’mon now, y’all didn’t think we were just looking at it, did ya?). Republic Tequila pairs time-honored cultivation practices with innovative technology to coax the complex flavors of the magnificent blue agave plant into award-winning tequilas. AND it comes in the perfect size Texas-shaped bottle, making it a great item for grownup wedding favors, or as a part of an in-room guest gift for visiting friends and family, or for your bachelor or bachelorette getaway. Sample Republic Tequila yourself, with this Classic Diablo cocktail recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of Republic Plata Tequila
  • 4 ounces ginger ale
  • 1/2 ounce Chambord
  • Half of a fresh lime

Directions:

Pour tequila and ginger ale in a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with Chambord and squeeze in fresh lime. Mix and garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

Tiny Pies Make Perfect Wedding Desserts

Photos: Tiny Pies

Amanda and her mom Kit have been baking together forever. And together they are the talents behind Tiny Pies, based in Austin. Their tiny pies are made from treasured family recipes with the highest quality natural ingredients, sourced from local farms whenever possible. They come in sweet (flavors like bourbon-buttermilk, cherry, pear-ginger, coconut cream and more) and savory (spinach-ricotta, potato-leek, etc.), they are made to be eaten without utensils, and they taste amazing hot or cold. We served ’em up in our I Do! Bridal Soiree swag bags. You can serve ’em up on your dessert display table, as take-home favors, at your bridal shower, as part of your hotel-room amenity basket for visiting guests, or whenever you want a satisfying, wholesome, tastebud-tickling mouthful o’ yumminess, handcrafted right here in the great state of Texas. Order online or pop into Revival Market in the Heights, or Central Market on Westheimer, for a (tiny) taste of heaven.

 

Glamour, Glimmer and Shades at Charcoal Gray & Pale Pink Wedding at Dukessa

Phillip and Krisella first met in Austin at a mutual friend’s baby shower. “He was late and the first thing out of my mouth after we were properly introduced was, ‘Hi. You’re late (with my big signature smile).’ It worked because we never stopped seeing each other from that day forward!” After a year of being inseparable, Phillip and Krisella decided to tie the knot. Krisella wore a gorgeous Maggie Sottero gown from Weddings by Debbie with stunning stacked diamond bracelets and teardrop diamond earrings to complete her Old Hollywood glam look. The room was filled with romantic low lights, and rose, anemone and hydrangea flower arrangements. We could go on and on about how beautiful this Houston wedding was at Dukessa, but we want YOU to fall in love with the photos as much as we did. Congrats and best wishes to the lovely couple!

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Photos: K. Norwood Portraiture ~ Rehearsal Dinner: Maggiano’s Little Italy ~ Reception Venue: Dukessa ~ Flowers: Blush & Vine; Margot Blair Floral ~ Wedding Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero ~ Wedding Gown Salon & Alterations: Weddings by Debbie ~ Decor & Rentals: Jackson and Company