Archive for the ‘Giveaways’ Category
Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Imagine this: 32 acres of picture-perfect beach views, award-winning cuisine, and luxury service at its best… what more could you want for your big day? Located on Galveston Island along Seawall Boulevard, the lush San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center has everything you could dream of and more for your beachside wedding. Guests have the choice of indulging in 10 different restaurants, a luxury spa, a tropical heated pool with swim-up bar, and thirst-quenching martinis (as if the drop-dead GORG views weren’t enough). The San Luis Resort is your one-stop shop for event space, divine food and drinks, decor, favors, overnight accommodations, floral and linen rental, and more! With over 200,000 square feet of space, the resort is easily transformed into your fantasy beachfront ceremony and/or reception site.
AND HERE’S THE BEST NEWS OF ALL, BEACH BRIDES: When you book and have your wedding before March 31, 2014, you will receive a complimentary 30 minutes of passed hors d’oeuvre OR a complimentary wedding rental of the San Luis Resort beachfront gazebo AND you’ll be entered to win a weekend stay, spa services for two, dinner at Grotto, and a poolside lounge bed! Check out their website here or call 409.744.1500 for more information on how to plan your perfect waterfront wedding!
Photos: The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
‘Tis the season for giving thanks and we are so thankful for our awesome brides,who make what we do such a joy. Now it’s your turn: Tell us what you’re thankful for and you could WIN a luxurious weekend-night getaway for two at the downtown Houston’s chic boutique Magnolia Hotel Houston. You’ll have a chance to relax and get romantic in one of the hotel’s luxurious king bedrooms AND enjoy a lovely breakfast for two. Sound like a perfect weekend to you? It’s simple: Email us us a few words about what you are most grateful for and why. Email entries must be received NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, DEC. 3, and we’ll announce our winner on Facebook on Monday, Dec. 9. Good luck, y’all—and, once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Photos: Magnolia Hotel Houston
Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Photo: Smith & Wollensky
Picture this: mouthwatering dry-aged steak, prime seafood and award-winning wine. Sounds like a perfect date night, right? This week only we are offering you a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Houston’s premier steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky,when you purchase tickets to Houston’s most exclusive bridal event. We’re talking fine dining at its best, from the moment you are welcomed by your hostess, to that first sip of Napa Valley Cabernet, to the last decadent morsel of chocolate ganache cake.
Here’s what else is superbly decadent: Weddings in Houston’s signature I Do! Bridal Soiree, coming to Hotel ZaZa on Sunday, Oct. 6. Not only is I Do! @ ZaZa the most beautiful bridal showcase on Earth, it’s also the best place to plan your perfect Houston wedding, all in one place, in a true luxury setting, with no hustle, no bustle (well, maybe a few bustles), just exceptional wedding expertise and inspiration everywhere you look. Buy your tickets by 9 a.m. this Monday, Sept. 30, and you’ll automatically be entered for your chance to win our Smith & Wollensky giveaway.
Remember, tickets will sell out, THEY ALWAYS DO. Get yours now, and get ready for WOW!
Good luck and see you at I Do!
Monday, September 16th, 2013
On Sunday, Oct. 6, the doors to Hotel ZaZa will open to reveal the most extraordinary bridal event of the year. If you’re planning your 2014 or 2015 Houston-area wedding you won’t want to miss this breathtaking moment…or any of the three amazing hours that follow. You see, the I Do! Bridal Soiree at Hotel ZaZa isn’t your average wedding extravaganza. It’s an intimate, all-VIP experience, where brides and their guests indulge in fine cuisine, delicious drink, great entertainment—and the most divine floral, decor and bridal-couture inspiration a to-be-wed Houston gal could possibly imagine.
Tickets WILL SELL OUT. They always do.
Purchase yours by 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23 and you could win yourself the icing on the planning cake for the wedding of your dreams: a priceless “Love Story” film that tells the tale of your courtship and engagement, directed, shot and edited by one of the very best in the business—Aisha Khan of Houston’s Ama Photography & Cinema. This very special prize package includes up to four hours of on-location cinematography, resulting in a short film depicting the story of your love, in your words, and his (provided to you in both DVD and Blu-Ray format). We can’t tell you how excited we are to be offering this exclusive Weddings in Houston giveaway—almost as excited as we are to meet YOU at I Do! @ ZaZa.
Once again, all brides who buy their tickets to Houston’s hottest bridal event by 9 a.m. Monday are entered to win; winner notified Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Good luck, darlings!
Video [NOTE that video is for cinematography-sample purposes only; "Love Story" video will feature speaking]: Ama Photography & Cinema
Monday, September 9th, 2013
Photo: Hotel ZaZa
If you only attend one bridal show while planning your perfect wedding, this is the one: The I Do! Bridal Soiree at Hotel ZaZa is not just Houston’s only true all-VIP wedding showcase, it’s also a destination, a flight of fantasy…and one heck of a party.
And if you’ve been waiting to buy your very reasonably priced $25 all-inclusive ticket (fine food, cocktails, entertainment, tablescapes, cakes, one-on-one convos with top vendors, door prizes, giveaways and a killer swag bag for each and every bride), now is the time. Not only are tickets destined to run out very soon, but one lucky Houston bride-to-be who purchases her I Do! @ ZaZa tickets by 11:59 p.m. this Sunday will win herself a totally freakin’ fabulous Hotel ZaZa Weekend Romance + Spa + Dining package that includes:
- One weekend night in a legendary Hotel ZaZa “Magnificent Seven” Suite (based on availability)
- Dinner for 2 at Hotel ZaZa’s acclaimed Monarch restaurant
- $300 ZaSpa credit good for use during prize stay
- Breakfast for 2 in bed
Remember, tickets are strictly limited for our most intimate and cutting-edge bridal showcase of the year, and are selling very fast. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. If you’re planning a 2014 or 2015 wedding and could use a little R&R—by which we mean romance and rejuvenation, natch—we strongly suggest you snag your I Do! @ ZaZa tickets NOW.
Winner will be notified on Tuesday, Sept. 17.
Good luck…and see you at I Do!
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
Photo: Brennan’s of Houston
It’s the jewel in Houston’s considerable crown of fine-dining establishments. And next week, we’re fixin’ to send one of you fabulous Houston brides (and the date of your choice) to Brennan’s of Houston for a delicious dinner neither of you is soon to forget. To be automatically entered in our Brennan’s of Houston Dinner for 2 giveaway, simply buy those I Do! Bridal Soiree @ Hotel ZaZa tix—you know, the ones you were planning to snag anyway—by midnight this Sunday, Sept. 8, and you are entered in our contest. That’s it. No catch. Well, except for the catch of the day, which at Brennan’s might be anything from jumbo lump blue crab to whole roasted Gulf snapper. Mmm… You’ll also find plenty to tantalize your taste buds, as well as you hunger for wedding inspiration and gorgeousness, at the I Do! Bridal Soiree—Houston’s only luxury wedding event, and our most intimate and cutting-edge show of the entire year.
Once again, all brides who buy their tickets to Houston’s hottest bridal event by midnight Sunday are entered to win; winner announced Tuesday, Sept. 10 on Facebook. And remember, the I Do! Bridal Soiree at Hotel ZaZa WILL SELL OUT. It always does. Don’t miss it—or your chance to dine, on us, at legendary Houston eatery Brennan’s of Houston!
Monday, August 26th, 2013
You KNOW you want to attend the sure-to-be-mind-blowing I Do! Bridal Soiree at Hotel ZaZa (for which tix, darlin’, are going like hotcakes). But perhaps you’re a wee bit on the fence about baring a little bridal skin for a boudoir photography shoot. Here’s the deal: When you snag your I Do! @ ZaZa tickets by midnight Sunday, Sept. 1, you will be automatically entered to win a $500 editorial boudoir shoot with one of the best in the business: the outrageously talented and exceptionally professional Steve Lee. Lee’s reputation for making brides of all shapes, sizes and comfort levels feel secure, sexy and confident at their boudoir shoots is well earned. And his photos? Ahhh-mazing.
So what are you waiting for, honey? Purchase your tickets to the Oct. 6 I Do! Bridal Soiree at Hotel ZaZa, our most sophisticated and stylish show of the year—and you could win what will ultimately amount to the best freakin’ gift your groom will ever get: you, at your most bridal beautiful, for his eyes only. Forever.
All brides who buy their tickets to Houston’s hottest bridal event by midnight Sunday are entered to win; winner announced Tuesday, Sept. 3 on Facebook. And remember, the I Do! Bridal Soiree at Hotel ZaZa WILL SELL OUT. It always does.
Good luck…hot stuff.
Photos: Steve Lee Weddings
Monday, August 19th, 2013
The sophisticated, super-chic, swag-filled I Do! Bridal Soiree at Hotel ZaZa is coming up in a little over six weeks—which is the perfect amount of time to get a jump on your bridal fitness and health regimen. And we want to help!! Buy your limited-availability I Do! @ ZaZa pre-sale tickets by midnight Sunday, Aug. 25 and you could win a Fitbit One Wireless Activity Tracker and Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale—a fantastic bridal fitness technology package worth $230!
How much do we love Fitbit? A ton. Because that’s how much weight (and more) Fitbit’s activity-tracking devices have collectively helped brides, grooms and regular folks lose since their much-lauded launch. Clip your Fitbit One to your sports bra, tank, belt or pocket during the day, and track your steps, distance traveled, calories burned and stairs climbed. Wear your Fitbit on your wrist at night to measure your sleep quality and learn how to sleep better and wake healthier. Then use your Aria smart scale to track your weight, body fat and BMI, and sync your stats with a custom online graph, to help you stay motivated and on track toward “I do!”
All brides who buy their tickets to Houston’s hottest bridal event by midnight Sunday are entered to win; winner announced Tuesday, Aug. 27 on Facebook. And remember, the I Do! Bridal Soiree at Hotel ZaZa WILL SELL OUT. It always does. Snag your tickets now while you can—and score a super-cool pre-wedding fitness package too.
Good luck…and get moving!
Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
For a hotel that gets its name from an oil rig, Houston’s Hotel Derek—Derek = derrick…cute, right?—is about as far from gritty as you can get. In fact, the gorgeous Galleria-area boutique property is the very picture of urban sophistication. From its gleaming black granite lobby floors to its ultra-hip terrace and splash pool to its decadent down bedding, Hotel Derek beckons guests to relax and indulge in a true cosmopolitan experience.
And today, we’re beckoning you to ENTER TO WIN a totally indulgent $1,000+ Hotel Derek “Life is Suite” overnight romance package for 2!! One very lucky Houston bride-to-be will score herself and her sweetheart a sweet Hotel Derek getaway that includes Friday- or Saturday-night suite-level accommodations for 2 (including parking), Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries upon arrival, and breakfast in bed. Um…awesome, right?
Entering our giveaway is super easy; HERE’S HOW:
1.) Like Weddings in Houston on Facebook—if you haven’t yet, that is.
2.) Email us your name, fiancé’s name, Houston wedding date, reception venue (booked or hoped-for).
3.) Entry emails MUST be received NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, AUG. 16.
4.) Winner will be notified by WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20 and announced on Facebook.
Oh, and Hotel Derek isn’t just an amazing place to escape it all in citified style—it’s also an amazing place to have your WEDDING. Just ask style blogger Rebekah Gullo, who tied the knot there last year! So we’re doubly delighted to offer this sweet deal to ALL Houston brides to be: Book your Hotel Derek wedding ($15,000 minimum food & beverage) by Dec.31, 2013, and mention Weddings in Houston, the Houston Wedding Blog or the Weekly Wedding Buzz e-newsletter at booking, and your complimentary wedding-night guest room will be upgraded to the lavish Presidential Suite (based upon availability at time of booking). Congratulations!
Photos: Hotel Derek
Monday, June 17th, 2013
Here’s the thing about a romantic getaway—you really don’t have to get all that far away for it to be all kinds of romantic. As long as you’ve got a fabulous room, a luxurious bed, a deep tub, and, of course, the man of your dreams dreaming right alongside you.
We can’t think of a better spot than downtown Houston’s very own, very chic, newly remodeled and totally hip Sam Houston Hotel (formerly the Alden Houston) as the perfect local getaway locale. This exceptionally stylish hotel—whose Veranda by *17 canopied rooftop terrace is among Houston’s most in-demand wedding venues—is located walking-distance from hot downtown Houston attractions, including Minute Maid Park and Discovery Green (where you’ll find The Grove restaurant and bar), and just a short, sweet Light Rail hop from some of the world’s most prestigious art and culture museums. Within the walls of this historic Houston bank building turned boutique hotel, you’ll find yummy cocktails at the great Sam Bar (a fave after-work hangout for young downtown business folks), and even yummier modern American eats at “Best in Texas”-ranked *17 restaurant.
Of course, with your Sam Houston Hotel Romance Package—which includes deluxe king bed accommodations, Champagne, room-service breakfast and late check-out—you may opt to not venture out of your room at all.
The choice is yours. The contest is ON. Here’s how to enter:
1.) Like Weddings in Houston on Facebook—if you haven’t yet, that is.
2.) Email us your name, fiancé’s name, Houston wedding date, reception venue (actual or hoped-for) and a few sentences describing your perfect romantic Houston weekend—where you’d go, what you’d do, where you’d eat, where you’d smooch. Keep it clean. Ish.
3.) Entry emails MUST be received NO LATER THAN MONDAY, JULY 8.
4.) Winner will be notified by WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 and announced on Facebook.
Want to find out more about “The Sam” as it’s known to folks in the know? Check out the hotel’s Weddings in Houston page for wedding pix and deets, and visit the hotel’s own site for history, happenings and hotel photos.
Photos: Sam Houston Hotel