Posts Tagged ‘Houston Wedding Venue’

A Southern Fête

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

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A classically elegant Southern fête at a gracious Houston home makes for a perfect spring reception.

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flowers & decor: todd events | ring: zadok jewelers

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champagne & navy metallic gowns: sorella vita | ermenegildo zegna suit, carrot & gibbs bow tie: m penner  | la petite robe di chiara: neiman marcus  flowers & decor: todd events

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jewelry: zadok jewelers | flowers & decor: todd events 

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romonoa keveza gown: neiman marcus 

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bouquet & hand painted parasol: todd events 

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ines di santo “bloom” gown: neiman marcus |  jewelry: zadok jewelers | ermenegildo zegna suit, carrot & gibbs bow tie: m penner | dove release: white wing dove connection

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tablescape: todd events

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decor: todd events | cake: susie’s cakes & confections 

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oscar de la renta gown: joan pillow bridal salon  | suit &  loafers: festari | bouquet & hand painted parasol: todd events | jewelry: nazar’s fine jewelers

THE TALENTED TEAM: photography: sylvie gil | wardrobe stylist: summar salah | set concept, styling, decor & flowers: todd events  | cake: susie’s cakes & confections | hair: ceron for ceron salon | makeup: vci artist victoria callaway

5 Reasons to Wed at the Historic Magnolia Ballroom

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Magnolia Ballroom Open House 2015  Photo: Ama Photography & Cinema

Built in the late 1800s, and the site of countless elaborate weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal luncheons and more, for the past 30 years, The Historic Magnolia Ballroom is one of the oldest properties in Houston and is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. With its Victorian elegance and true Texan charm, it’s one of the city’s hidden gems, perfect for wedding events with a vintage vibe. We talked with venue manager Renee Pool about why modern wedding couples might want to begin their lifetime of happiness at a Houston wedding venue that has stood as a landmark for many lifetimes. Here are a few reasons: 

The Story — Every historic venue in Houston comes with its own story, and couples who wed there become a part of that story! The Historic Magnolia Ballroom, for instance, once served as the executive offices for Houston’s Magnolia Brewery, where downtown workers would gather for 5-cent beers and sandwiches, while the elite would gather at the brewery to enjoy exclusive beer tastings. “There are so many wonderful venues opening up everywhere all the time, but you can’t give a place history,” says Renee Pool.

Decor in Place — Many historic buildings in Houston are full of ornate details and interior accents that you just don’t see in modern event spaces. “The space is not a blank canvas. It has its own flair and its own style,” Pool says. “The original tiles on the walls, the oak flooring, beautiful chandeliers and the wood-lined walls provide decoration themselves. It’s perfect for those brides not looking to be overly lavish with their decorations. The space speaks for itself.”

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Event Flow — What other venues might have in wide-open space, The Historic Magnolia Ballroom makes up for with distinctive, turn-of-the-century-style rooms that allow guests to move seamlessly through the wedding celebration. Start with a cocktail at the polished bar, next mosey on to enjoy an elaborate seated or buffet-style meal, then head to the dance floor amid the cypress-and-leaded-glass windows and vaulted ceilings.

Theme Scheme — Though this historic venue can lend itself to any wedding style, “Many of our most elaborate weddings tie into the prohibition, speakeasy feel,” Pool says. “They are not costume-required, but the couples definitely try to work in the overall feel of the place.” Going for Gatsby glam, or vying for Victorian va-va-voom? A historic venue will put you a step above the rest.

Prime Location —  Set on the edge of Buffalo Bayou and walking distance to the heart of downtown, The Historic Magnolia Ballroom provides couples and guests with a central location and access to all of the hotels, bars and restaurants they could want, along with an intimate, tucked-away setting for celebration.

Have your heart set on a historic venue or want to learn more? Schedule your tour of The Historic Magnolia Ballroom today, and snag your preferred date…before another lucky couple does!

Houston Wedding Venues We Love: Ashton Gardens

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Not surprisingly, we get tons of inquiries from to-be-wed couples searching for a venue where they can celebrate their wedding from traditional ceremony to fabulous reception to after-party to sendoff. And we’re always excited to let these couples—and, honestly, anyone searching for a beautiful wedding venue—know about Ashton Gardens. This truly lovely gem of a celebration space, tucked into lush, forested grounds that are viewable from vast picture windows pretty much anywhere you look, is one of our absolute favorites.

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Photo: White Frames Photography

We checked in with Ashton Gardens’ Ashley Love (yes, really her name, and yes, it’s perfect) to ask what she thinks makes this unique venue such a coveted spot for Houston-area weddings, and her answer was simple: “It’s our signature chapel,” she told us. “It’s one of a kind. With floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning forest scenery as your ceremony backdrop, every single guest can enjoy an outside view from the comfort of indoors.”

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Photo: White Frames Photography

Ditto the venue’s ballroom, where you’ll also find—you guessed it—soaring windows looking out upon hundreds and hundreds of towering green trees.

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Photo: Allee J. Photography

Oh—and did we mention that Ashton Gardens has not one but TWO locations (both with the same glass-enclosed chapel, knockout landscape views and OMG-this-is-SO-GOOD reception cuisine), in West and North Houston, for the utmost in convenience?

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Photo: Allee J. Photography

Wanna start fantasizing your fairytale-forest wedding? We highly recommend that you check out Melissa and Hunter’s wintry-white January wedding at Ashton Gardens…and while you’re at it, have a swoon over Tera and Shawn’s Ashton Gardens vintage-inspired wedding festivities, done up in shades of pink, blush, cream and sparkling gold.

You’ll see why we’ve got such a huge crush on this romantic Houston wedding setting. And you’ll see way more of Ashton Gardens by scheduling your visit and venue tour here, or by calling 281.362.0011. And make sure to tell them you found them at Weddings in Houston!

Wedding Venues at the I Do! Wedding Soiree

Friday, February 17th, 2017

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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!

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Photo: The Ballroom at Bayou Place

To Do This Week: The Woodlands Resort Open House, Saturday 10/29

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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Photos: Jonathan Ivy Photography

A romantic forest wedding…with all the elegance and finery of a lavish resort and expert catering team? That’s what you’ll find at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, nestled on acres of gorgeous green landscape just north of Houston.

And this weekend, you’ll find the expert Woodlands Resort wedding staff waiting to welcome you, at Saturday afternoon’s Wedding Open House. Grab your spouse-to-be and a bestie or two, and head toward The Woodlands Resort between noon and 3 p.m. for tours, complimentary hors d’oeuvre and delicious cocktails. Valet parking is free…and the views? They’re fabulous.

RSVP now, and get ready for a Saturday afternoon of pure wedding bliss!