Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’

Valentine’s Day Spa, Sparkle and Sweetness

Monday, February 11th, 2013


Credits (left to right, top to bottom): Brennan’s Houston ~ Hotel ZaZa Houston ~ Zadok Jewelers ~ Nothing Bundt Cakes

You’re head over heels, you’re blissfully betrothed, you’re getting all ready to get hitched—let’s face it: You, love, are pretty much exactly the kind of girl Valentine’s Day was made for.

And here, love, are just a handful of our favorite Valentine’s Day gifts, goodies and indulgences, courtesy a few great Weddings in Houston partners—for you, for him, for the two of you together. Enjoy!

Here’s an idea: Knock off work early and meet your man for a romantic spa escape, courtesy Hotel ZaZa Houston’s decadent ZaSpa. Try a 50- or 80-minute Swedish-style his-n-hers massage with warm scented oils in the luxury of the spa’s exclusive couple’s room. Top things off with a private 45-minute soak in a deep tub for two. Reservations are required!

Next, slip into something sexy…like a stunning piece from one of Zadok Jewelers’ spectacular collections. Not sure what kind of jewelry you might fancy? Check out Zadok’s Valentine’s Day gift recommendations, courtesy CultureMap.

Dressed to the nines, and sporting your new bit of Valentine’s Day sparkle, make your way to Brennan’s Houston, for a sumptuous prix-fixe dinner of Louisiana-blue-crab-and-caviar crepes, Creole-mustard-crusted lamb chops and—what else?—your favorite French bubbly. Again, rezzies are a must…so make ‘em!

But you may want to skip dessert—that will come a little later, when you head home to snuggle up and hunker down with a to-die-for red velvet or white-chocolate-raspberry Nothing Bundt Cakes Valentine’s Day cake. Let him feed it to you (great practice for your upcoming wedding reception!), and let that ridiculously delicious butter-cream-cheese frosting make your toes curl with pleasure.

The rest of the evening, love, is up to you…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Houston Valentine’s Day Gifts, Goodies and Getaways

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Houston Valentine’s Day Gifts, Goodies and Getaways

We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: Wedding in Houston vendors are the best in the business. But besides weddings, know what else they’re really good at? VALENTINE’S DAY. Gorgeous flowers, couture confections, decadent spa treatments―our partners have got you covered. Here’s just a handful of the goodies they’ve got going to help make this Valentine’s Day the most deliciously romantic you’ve ever enjoyed.

Michael’s Cookie Jar, creator of the delightful cookie tower that had so many of you oohing and aahing at the I Do! show, has too many adorable cookie gifts to count. But our fave has got to be the Valentine Gift box, with 18 bite-sized cookies to say “I love you” in six yummy flavors including espresso shortbread, gingerbread and sugar cookie, plus a personal love note at no extra charge. Order 24 hours ahead for pickup, or have your sweets shipped to your sweetie.

Also a big hit at our January show, Nothing Bundt Cakes bundtelets and bundtinis (you may remember these babies from your I Do! swag bag) are cute as anything, and insanely delicious to boot. Flavors include red velvet, chocolate chocolate-chip and white-chocolate raspberry. Pick up a Nothing Bundt Cakes decorating kit and customize a Valentine’s Day cake your honey won’t be able to resist.

Get primped for your perfect Valentine’s venture with a little beauty boost from Evia Spa. Perhaps the Spa Manicure/Spa Pedicure/60-Minute Massage trio ($165), or the fabulous Shampoo/Blow Dry/Makeup Application/Shellac Manicure combo ($110)? Want to luxuriate right alongside the LOYL? All couples services booked for Friday, Feb. 10, Saturday, Feb. 11, or Tuesday, Feb. 14 come with complimentary cocktails, bubbly, beer or wine AND gourmet chocolate-covered strawberries.

Aw, heck, why not make a weekend of it? Lakeway Resort & Spa―you may recall it as the site of Lauren and Zach’s lovely nuptials―is offering the “Sleepless in Austin” Valentine’s package, which includes resort accommodations on Saturday, Feb. 11, chilled bubbly, a five-course dinner and, of course, every gal’s favorite Meg Ryan-Tom Hanks rom-com flick. Space is limited, book now!

’Course, if you want to drop a hint for your honey, you could always let him know that a gift of red roses is still your favorite token of love. For the perfect “bouquet” send him straight to Floriography, which offers gorgeous fresh long-stemmed roses nestled in a sleek white box, “Mad Men”-style, for a modern woman with vintage flair―namely, you. Oh―and you may want to remind him that if he orders by TOMORROW, Feb. 9, he’ll get 20% off, because while you love him, and he loves you, EVERYONE loves a deal. Thanks, Floriography! And happy Valentine’s Day, Houston brides.

Houston Valentine’s Day Gifts, Goodies and Getaways
Houston Valentine’s Day Gifts, Goodies and Getaways

Photos (clockwise, left to right): Photo by Morris Malakoff courtesy of Michael’s Cookie Jar, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Lakeway Resort & Spa, Floriography, Evia Spa

Valentine’s Day Sparkle from Whiteflash and Thomas Markle Jewelers

Friday, February 5th, 2010

We here at the Houston Wedding Blog love diamonds. Know what we love even more? FREE diamonds! That’s why we’re so excited about’s Valentine’s Day giveaway contest, which you can enter to win at celebrity style site

Here’s the scoop: Whiteflash is giving away two gorgeous diamond pendants, both created with “A Cut Above” conflict-free diamonds. These brilliant diamonds are cut so precisely that their facet reflections overlap, creating distinct heart-and-arrow patterns when seen through a special viewer. One lucky entrant will win the stunning “One Heart for Two” platinum-diamond pendant (worth $1,100!), and another will score the dazzling “Essence II” diamond pendant (worth $395!).

Check out this video for more details…and don’t forget to email a link to your fiancé!

Thomas Markle Jewelers may not be giving away bling, but your groom-to-be sure can pick up a little some’n some’n sparkly from TMJ—if you point the way. So drop a subtle hint that you wouldn’t mind, say, a Diamond Key Pendant from TMJ’s Thomas Markle Couture collection. Or casually mention that you’re a fan of the lovely Lagos Key Pendant (both come with a complimentary box of Godiva chocolates to sweeten an already yummy deal). He gets help figuring out what to give you on this all-important Valentine’s-Day-before-the-wedding, you get, you know, GORGEOUS JEWELRY, and we get to say we told you so! Smiles all around…