Archive for the ‘Giveaways’ Category
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
Monday, April 15th, 2013
A family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full-blown fiasco? Fortunately it’s Lionsgate’s newest hit flick…and not the story of your life!
Because we love ya, and we know how a couple of hours guffawing with your BFF can help blow off some of that wedding-planning stress, we’ve got a special Weddings in Houston code for you to snag tickets to the Wed., April 24, advance screening of Lionsgate’s verrrry funny “The Big Wedding,” starring Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace and Diane Keaton.
Just click here and enter code WIHSBYL to download your tix.
Seats for this special 7 p.m. screening, taking place at CityCentre’s Studio Movie Grill are first-come, first-served, so make sure to show up early. Oh—and if you don’t manage to make it to this exclusive event, you can still have your “Wedding” and laugh at it, too, when “The Big Wedding” hits theaters everywhere April 26.
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
Photos: Artista/Cordúa Catering
Celebrate spring with tomorrow evening’s ridiculously lavish I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian and you could end up with a second springtime celebration on your hands (and your palate): a $100 dinner for two at Churrascos, Americas or Artista restaurant.
Here’s the scoop: One bride who scoops up her last-minute pre-sale tickets to tomorrow evening’s super-luxe bridal fantasy Happy Hour at downtown Houston’s stunning Corinthian will WIN a $100 gift certificate for dinner for two at the Cordúa restaurant of her choice any time during the month of April. Options include deliciously traditional Churrascos, sophisticated pan-Latin Americas and ultra-romantic Artista—all overseen by renowned executive chef David Cordúa.
As for tomorrow evening’s post-work fête, well—we can’t reveal the gorgie-gorge details, but we can tell you it will be an evening of incredible food, drink, entertainment, bridal couture and design inspiration you shan’t forget. So don’t forget to get your tix!!
TO ENTER TODAY’S GIVEAWAY: 1.) Purchase pre-sale tickets BY 11:59 p.m. TODAY, WED., APRIL 10, to the I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian 2.) If you haven’t yet, *Like* us on Facebook.
That’s it! We’ll notify our randomly selected winner at tomorrow evening’s bash!!
Monday, April 8th, 2013
Photo: Stefanie Somers
There’s a reason why renowned designer Stefanie Somers is the reigning queen of pageant, prom and performance jewelry: SPARKLE. Nothing catches the light like a dazzling pair of Stefanie Somers earrings—as style-minded, bling-loving brides everywhere are discovering for themselves.
Find out what all the Stefanie Somers fuss is about by WINNING a pair of “Artemis” earrings, retail value $225, from the gorgeous Stefanie Somers Collection just by purchasing your tickets to this Thursday’s intimate and luxuriously relaxing I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian. These spectacular earrings, made by hand with Swarovski elements, feature pavé crystals on the front and back for maximum shine, along with hypoallergenic titanium posts for maximum comfort. They’re the perfect complement to just about any gown style, hairstyle and “I do” moment.
As for the I Do! Bridal Soiree—this Thursday’s after-work cocktail party is a perfect combination of relaxation, VIP treatment, fine food and wine, and absolutely stunning wedding-design inspiration. Mingle with a hand-picked selection of Houston’s most-sought-after wedding experts and vendors on The Corinthian’s mezzanine level, then indulge in incredible food, cocktails, decadent desserts, live entertainment and an interactive fashion show on The Corinthian’s main level. Bring a friend or two and enjoy the pampering you deserve at the most delicious bridal Happy Hour you’ll ever attend.
TO ENTER: 1.) Purchase pre-sale tickets BY 11:59 p.m. TOMORROW, TUES., APRIL 9, to the I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian 2.) *Like* us on Facebook
That’s it! We’ll notify our winner live at Thursday’s event!
Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Mmmm…Masraff’s! This landmark Houston dining establishment is consistently ranked as one of the city’s finest restaurants—but, honestly, you’ve gotta taste it for yourself. Even better: Taste it for yourself for FREE, by winning today’s one-day-only giveaway.
Yup, one lucky bride who buys her tickets to next Thursday evening’s I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian—the perfect antidote to a whirlwind season of big bridal shows, and just about the most lavish Happy Hour you’ll ever hope to attend—will score a $100 Masraff’s gift certificate, good for a decadent dinner for two. Garlic-seared calamari, caramelized diver scallops, pan-roasted escolar and a perfect filet mignon are just a selection of the impeccably prepared dishes you’ll encounter at this classic Houston seafood-and-steak spot, along with irresistible desserts, fine wines and an ideal environment for dressing up pretty and making goo-goo eyes across the table at your groom-to-be. Aww, you’ve gotta love THAT.
And don’t forget—Masraff’s is also an amazing place to wine and dine special guests for your rehearsal dinner or engagement party. Looking for that incomparable Masraff’s flavor for your wedding? Consider tying the knot at The Wynden, Masraff’s exclusive Tuscan-style venue, where the focus on food is second only to the focus on…YOU!
TO ENTER TODAY’S GIVEAWAY: 1.) Purchase pre-sale tickets BY 11:59 p.m. TODAY, THURS., APRIL 4, to the I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian 2.) *Like* us on Facebook.
That’s it! We’ll notify our randomly selected winner next week!!
Monday, April 1st, 2013
You don’t need to be a model (or have the body of one) to photograph like one. Not when Joe Cogliandro is behind the camera. The multi-award-winning Houston-based wedding and portrait photographer is creating something of a stir with his sultry, artful boudoir photography, which rivals the finest editorial layouts in the world’s top fashion magazines. The subjects of his gorgeous boudoir shoots? Regular gals—many of them brides-to-be—just like, well…YOU.
Find out just what it feels like to live out your photographic fantasy by WINNING a $600 J. Cogliandro Photography Boudoir Shoot, just by purchasing your I Do! @ The Corinthian tickets by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 7! One lucky bride who snaps up her pre-sale tickets to our most exclusive event of the year will find herself the focus of this very special giveaway prize, which includes styling (with help from J. Cogliandro’s warm and friendly female crew), one full hour of photography, and high-resolution files—which you can transform into the most treasured gift your groom-to-be is ever gonna get. For real.
TO ENTER: 1.) Purchase pre-sale tickets by 11:59 p.m. SUN., APRIL 7, to the I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian, where J. Cogliandro Photography will be among the exclusive handful of hand-picked Houston vendors showcased at this stunning evening of cocktails, cuisine and couture event design 2.) *Like* us on Facebook
That’s it! We’ll notify our randomly selected winner next week!!
In the meanwhile, check out these gorgeous J. Cogliandro Photography boudoir images, featuring real, in-the-flesh, regular Houston gals…like you!
Photos: J. Cogliandro Photography
Monday, March 18th, 2013
Iconic local retailer and wedding-registry fave Kuhl-Linscomb calls Nespresso’s coffee-maker designs “modern and minimal” and the coffee these chic machines produce “absolutely wonderful.” Reviewers @ beloved wedding-registry landmark Williams-Sonoma call Nespresso’s Pixie Espresso Maker “the best,” “the ultimate espresso machine” and “worth every penny.” Naturally, we could not agree more. That’s why we are so thrilled about this week’s delicious Nespresso giveaway!!
Purchase your tickets to the April 11 I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian and you could WIN a fabulous Nespresso Pixie Steel Lines espresso maker AND ultra-handy Nespresso Aeroccino Plus milk frother—almost as perfect a pairing as, well, you and your Mr. Right.
That Nespresso Pixie Steel Lines machine? It’ll sit on your kitchen counter turning out rich, delicious Nespresso coffee in 25 seconds flat, and looking sleek and gorgeous while doing it. Got milk? Pop it into your Nespresso Aeroccino and heat it up or turn it into creamy, yummy foam almost instantaneously. This $329 combo is so compact, you can even take it with you on a weekend getaway!
To enter our Nespresso Pixie Steel Lines & Aeroccino Plus giveaway, simply reserve your tickets to the April 11 I Do! Bridal Soiree—our most sumptuous showcase of the entire year and a MUST ATTEND for luxury-seeking Houston brides—by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 24. All brides who purchase tickets by entry deadline are automatically entered to win; winner will be notified next week and announced at I Do! @ The Corinthian on April 11.
Good luck, brides—and don’t forget to visit Kuhl-Linscomb and Williams-Sonoma at the I Do! Bridal Soiree. For a full list of exhibitors at our April 11 showcase, click here!
Monday, March 11th, 2013
What’s better than knowing you’ll be going to the April 11 I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian? Scoring a $325 bridal shoot from one of Houston’s leading wedding photographers to boot!
Here’s the scoop: Reserve your $25 all-inclusive tickets by 11:59 pm Friday for I Do! @ The Corinthian—our most intimate bridal showcase of the year, featuring an exclusive, hand-picked collection of Houston’s absolute finest wedding experts, in an environment of luxury lounge seating, couture, cocktails and fine cuisine courtesy of Houston’s legendary Jackson and Company—and you are automatically entered to win a $325 bridal shoot by DC Stanley Photography, a Weddings in Houston fave AND an in-demand I Do! @ The Corinthian exhibitor!
All brides who purchase I Do! @ The Corinthian tickets AND “Like” us on Facebook by this Friday, March 15 are entered to win this exclusive prize from DC Stanley Photography (whose ga-ga-gorgeous bridal photography work is featured below); winner announced on Facebook next week.
Good luck, brides…and get ready for a bridal showcase unlike anything you’ve ever experienced!
Photos: DC Stanley Photography