September 27th, 2016
{Gatsby-Inspired Anniversary Shoot at La Colombe d’Or by Civic Photos}
 

Houston couple Kristy and Desmond have us falling in love all over again, and again, and again… Just in case you missed it, here’s their contemporary engagement session and gorgeous wedding at Chateau Polonez. And now…we present to you this exceptionally photogenic couple’s exceptionally photographed Gatsby-inspired anniversary shoot at La Colombe d’Or, shot by Barett Henry of Civic Photos. Major #couplegoals, am I right? P.S. You can meet the Civic Photos team at the upcoming I Do! Soiree on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston! Better buy your tickets now before they sell out, ‘cuz once they’re gone… they’re gone. We can’t wait to see you and your boo at I Do!

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Photos: Civic Photos | Venue: La Colombe d’Or

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September 23rd, 2016
{Our Partners Take Top Event Design Award!}
 

We’re not trying to be biased—but we think our Weddings in Houston partners put on the most incredible weddings. And we’re not the only ones who think so. In fact, the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), the nation’s leading organization for event professionals, just honored a group of top Weddings in Houston partners with “Best Team Event of The Year” honors at this year’s NACE Experience Conference! Big congrats to Claudia de Velasco of A Day To Remember, Lisa Anahaiser of LBL Event Rentals and photographer David Jones, whose Crystal Ballroom at The Rice wedding wowed the judges with its classic elegance and…utter gorgeousness (including floral design from Flora & Eventi)! Meet Claudia, David and Lisa, and find out how they can bring award-winning style to your special day, at the one-and-only I Do! Wedding Soiree, coming to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Tickets are selling quickly, and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Get yours now, and get ready for…WOW!

NACE ‘Best Team Event of The Year’ Award Crystal-Ballroom-Wedding

Photos: D. Jones Photography | Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Rice | Planner: A Day to Remember | Linens: LBL Event Rentals & Design | Flowers: Flora & Eventi

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September 20th, 2016
{White, Green & Peach Wedding at Moffitt Oaks by Steve Lee Photography}
 

It’s a pretty big deal for a Texan to trade in big, bright stars for concrete jungle of New York City. However, Sae decided to take on the challenge, and made the move to NYC to pursue a career practicing law…and to the greatest future he never saw coming. One fateful day, Tony, Sae’s friend, made lunch plans in the city. Tony decided to bring along his friend, Jody. Throughout lunch, Sae noticed “Jody’s hand gestures, her speech patterns, her aura—all intriguing.” He was absolutely mesmerized by how confident she was. However, the moment was fleeting…Jody needed to be at the airport for a flight. She was heading back to Texas and Sae was convinced he would never see her again. But a year down the road (or pavement, if you will), Sae felt Texas calling his name and he made the decision to give up his New York lifestyle. He ended up moving into Tony’s place—a great move on his part because Tony’s girlfriend was an active alum for the same sorority as Jody! It wasn’t long before an alumni dinner party brought him face to face with…the girl he never thought he would see again. Preparing himself to make a move, Sae recalls, “I was hyping myself up for an immeasurable feat.” While at the table, everyone began talking about smartphones and comparing features of each.  Sae saw his opportunity and seized it. “I slyly went around the table asking to examine each phone in faux-awe. When Jody’s phone landed in my hands, I surreptitiously, like an undercover agent, input my number and called myself. BINGO, got her number.” Smooth move—guys, take notes. The two began texting, getting to know each other more and over the next four years, they fell madly in love. However, Sae wanted the proposal to be mysterious and a total surprise. In a journal, he began to make a list of all the unique things he loved about Jody. Each page became a special part of her character. Sae presented Jody with the journal, and as she turned the pages, her smile grew bigger and bigger… until she arrived at the final page, which read, “Will you marry me?” On bended knee, Sae repeated his written question out loud and Jody said, “Yes!” Their wedding vision came to life with a rustic-chic lakeside ceremony at Moffitt Oaks, followed by an elegant yet easygoing barn reception. The couple insisted upon a unique celebration—one they had talked about for so long—complete with DIY touches everywhere. Jody was the picture of relaxed glamour as she walked down the aisle to her forever love in a Blue by Enzoani fit-and-flare gown from Weddings by Debbie. We couldn’t be happier that Jody and Sae’s wedding dreams came true. Thank you for these wonderful photos, Steve Lee Photography!

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Photos: Steve Lee Photography | Venue: Moffitt Oaks | Catering: Café Natalie | Bridal Gown: Blue by Enzoani from Weddings by Debbie

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September 19th, 2016
{Buy I Do! Tickets and WIN a Two-Night Luxury Staycation at the JW Marriott!}
 

Buy I Do! Tickets and WIN a Two-Night Luxury Staycation at the JW Marriott!

Photos: JW Marriott Houston Downtown

The one-and-only I Do! Wedding Soiree is just around the corner. If you only attend ONE wedding-planning event in the lead up to your perfect day, THIS is the one, darling. And if you haven’t purchased your I Do! Wedding Soiree tickets yet, NOW is the time.

Why?

Well… One very lucky couple who buys their Soiree tickets by 11:59 pm this Friday, Sept. 23 will SCORE an incredible city staycation at the acclaimed JW Marriott Houston Downtown. The intersection of art, innovation and comfort, the JW Marriott is the perfect destination for the ultimate romantic getaway. It’s also one of the city’s most coveted locations for celebrations of all kinds—be they intimate…or ultra-spectacular!

About the show: The I Do! Wedding Soiree is the ultimate antidote to big-box bridal conventions. Sip fine bubbly, savor delicious food and let yourself and your entourage be pampered, educated and inspired as you tour a dazzling world of magnificent tablescapes and chat one-on-one with Houston’s A-list wedding experts, at Houston’s premier cultural institution, The Museum of Fine Arts. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced…and like everything you’ve always dreamed.

About the prize: Our JW Marriott Spa + Dining + Romance Luxury Staycation is the pre-wedding getaway you’ve been craving, at the hotel that’s at the top of more “Best Of” lists than we can count! One couple who purchases their I Do! Wedding Soiree tickets by 11:59 pm Saturday, Sept. 24, will WIN a sumptuous two-night stay at this superb cosmopolitan haven of fine art, fine food and…fabulousness. Our awesome prize ALSO includes a gift card good toward $200 worth of bliss-inducing services at the Spa by JW, and $100 toward European-inspired American cuisine with a sustainable, market-fresh slant, at the JW’s famed Main Kitchen restaurant.

Only ONE couple will win. Shouldn’t it be…YOU?

Buy your I Do! Wedding Soiree tickets now, and it just may be. Good luck, lovelies! And we’ll see YOU at I Do!

Buy I Do! Tickets and WIN a Two-Night Luxury Staycation at the JW Marriott!

Photos: JW Marriott Houston Downtown

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September 13th, 2016
{Buy I Do! Tickets and Win a $580 Tech Package from Picture Keeper}
 

Picture-Keeper-Giveaway

Top Right & Left Photos: Civic Photos | Middle, Bottom Right & Left Photos: Adam Nyholt Photographer

Love means never having to say… “Dang, my storage is full, again??” That’s right, darlings, this week we are showing y’all some love, with a BIG GIVEAWAY that will find one lucky couple flush with media storage for all of the photos, videos and music files they’ll be amassing during the months leading up to the big day—and beyond!

Here’s the scoop: Houston’s legendary luxury wedding event is coming to The Museum of Fine Arts on Oct. 5. Buy your tickets to the I Do! Wedding Soiree by 11:59 this Friday, Sept. 16, and in addition to attending Houston’s one-of-a-kind cocktail bash and wedding-planning fantasyscape, you may also score a technology package from Picture Keeper—the world’s most innovative and user-friendly media storage system.

About the show: The I Do! Wedding Soiree is the ultimate antidote to big-box bridal conventions. Sip fine bubbly, savor delicious food and let yourself and your entourage be pampered and inspired as you tour a dazzling world of magnificent tablescapes and chat one-on-one with Houston’s A-list wedding experts, at Houston’s premier cultural institution, The Museum of Fine Arts. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced…and like everything you’ve always dreamed. Tickets will completely sell out, they always do. If you haven’t snagged yours yet, now’s the time! Here’s why…

About the prize: Buy your tickets by midnight this Friday, and you could win the awesome Picture Keeper Pro, Video Keeper, Tune Keeper AND Picture Keeper Connect—a fantastic $580 media storage package that will allow you to save, find and manage all of your wedding and pre-wedding photos, films and songs, anywhere, anytime!

One ticket-purchaser will win. And we gotta say, we really think it should be…YOU.

Get your tickets now, and get ready for WOW!

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