Posts Tagged ‘Wedding Planning’

Venues We Love: Hotel Galvez & Spa, Plus EXCLUSIVE Booking Offer

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Hotel Galvez

Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Galvez & Spa

You guys… We are SO excited to set our sights on Galveston this week: specifically, the gorgeous Hotel Galvez & Spa, aka the “Queen of the Gulf,” aka the most storied resort on the Texas coast, aka one of our favorite spots for destination weddings (at a destination VERY close to Houston proper)!!

OK, so here’s the scoop: A couple of weeks ago we were thrilled to randomly select bride-to-be and I Do! Wedding Soiree attendee Paige as the winner of our awesome Hotel Galvez Romance + Spa + Brunch Weekend Getaway GIVEAWAY. She was pretty thrilled, too (“OMG, I’ve never won ANYTHING before, I’m so EXCITED!!” were her exact words).

This week Hotel Galvez is back in our spotlight again, and we’re showcasing just how fabulous your event — whether it’s your dream destination wedding, engagement party, bridesmaids’ weekend or bachelorette escape — can be at this one-of-a-kind historic property.

Hotel-Galvez

Photo: Lindsay Elizabeth Photography

Our most beloved Hotel Galvez celebration spaces? Let’s start with Centennial Green. If you read our magazine, follow our blog and/or get with us on social, there’s no doubt you’ve seen pix of beautiful wedding ceremonies on this spectacular expanse of lawn stretching out toward the Gulf of Mexico just off in the distance.

Hotel-Galvez

Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Galvez & Spa

For indoor wedding ceremonies and regal receptions, the historic Music Hall is an enduring Hotel Galvez favorite—maybe it’s the ornate arches…or the soaring ceilings…or the dazzling chandeliers? Maybe all three??

Hotel-Galvez

Photo: Adam Nyholt

And for tropical pool views AND indoor elegance, we swoon for weddings that take advantage of both the Terrace Ballroom and Veranda. Seriously, can you imagine anything more awesome than “I do’s” on the lawn, followed by cocktails overlooking a beautifully landscaped terrace, segueing into a feast focused on Gulf seafood and Southern favorites, accompanied by your nearest and dearest?

Akil Bennett | Houston Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Photo: Akil Bennett Photography

Oh — and one last bit of good news as you fall into your Hotel Galvez wedding fantasy: Get your Hotel Galvez wedding contract signed by April 30, and you’ll score your choice of ONE of the following fabulous upgrades, just for being a Weddings in Houston reader (not available on previously signed contracts)!

  • Dark Mahogany Chiavari Chairs
  • Gold Chargers
  • Champagne Toast
  • Sunday Brunch for 6 Guests
  • Large Poolside Cabana for 6 Guests

Haven’t visited Hotel Galvez in person yet? Now’s the time! Click here for contact information, and schedule your Hotel Galvez & Spa tour. And make sure to tell them you found them on the Houston Wedding Blog!!

Galvez-Select Studios

Photo: Select Studios

Houston Wedding Planners and Wedding Stylists at the I Do! Wedding Soiree

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Kat Creech Events-Ama Photography&Cinema Photo: Ama Photography & Cinema  | Design: Kat Creech Events

You’ve likely been dreaming of your wedding day for years! But turning those dreams into reality can be tougher than it looks. Whether you crave a small and intimate affair, or a lavish celebration, complete with Champagne fountain and late-night fireworks, a professional wedding planner will be your greatest asset as you create the wedding celebration of your dreams. You want to enjoy your wedding day and planning process, after all, not be bogged down by contracts and minutia!

Three super-talented wedding consulting and styling firms will be demonstrating their wedding planning expertise and styling know-how at tomorrow evening’s I Do! Wedding Soiree. Meet A Day to Remember, Kat Creech Events and Bourbon & Lace, and find out how these planning pros can find your ideal vendors, and help you stay relaxed AND get the most for your wedding budget, as they help you transform your inspiration board into reality! Take a look at the photos to see some of their impressive work.

A Day To Remember-Serendipity Photography Photo: Serendipity Photography | Design: A Day to Remember

Advance-sale tickets are available now for the I Do! Wedding Soiree, TOMORROW, Feb. 28th from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Corinthian. Be sure to get them before they sell out, and we’ll see YOU at I Do!

Bourbon & Lace Photo: Courtesy of Bourbon & Lace

Rainbow Wedding Inspiration

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Mix a little sprinkle and a little sun…and you’ve got yourself a rainbow! Mix a little ingenuity, a little DIY, and lot of bright rainbow-inspired color, and you’ve got yourself a brilliant wedding palette. Talk to your wedding planner about ideas on how to include pops of rainbow color to your decor, cake, or flowers, whether fresh or paper, like the gorgeous creations in pic #2 below by Balushka Paper Floral Artistry! If you’re feelin’ this trend too, go ahead and pin some of your faves.

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1. Photo by Tin Sparrow Studio 2. Balushka Paper Floral Artistry  3. Suze Shoppe: Etsy  4. Urban Outfitters Push Pop Confetti 5. Izze Sparkling Juice 6. Caity Ash Badashery: Etsy 7. Divas Can Cook Rainbow Cake

Meet The Cocomar Ladies: Your Master Wedding Planners and New BFFs

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Meet the Cocomar Ladies: Your Master Wedding Planners and New Best Friends

Top Photo: J. Cogliandro Photography; Bottom Left: Jonathan Ivy; Bottom Right: Holly Hoyt Photography

It’s your BIG day. Which means BIG plans. Which should NOT mean BIG stress. Fortunately, the lovely Cocomar Ladies are here to ensure that designing and planning your wedding are as much fun as having your wedding. This talented team of women know the top vendors in the industry and will take care of all of your wedding needs and desires–from venue to florist to entertainment, and everything in between–while closely working with YOU and your spouse-to-be to make sure the wedding you’re both envisioning becomes a seamless, sensational reality…not to mention exquisite, memorable and completely personal–all within your budget!

By the time your wedding planning process is in full swing, The Cocomar Ladies will not only be your go-to gals for all things wedding, but they’ll also be some of your closest confidantes during this deeply special time in your life. Take it from WIH bride Jessica, whose experience with the Cocomar Ladies was nothing short of wonderful: “Each woman I met truly made me feel like I was the only bride in the world. They each showed me genuine kindness, compassion and thoughtfulness. I grew to not only respect each of them, but to sincerely feel a friendship grow throughout our journey. These girls truly made my wedding planning more enjoyable than I could have ever imagined.”

Planning your 2016 or 2017 nuptial celebration? Book a planning package with the Cocomar Ladies before the end of January, and you’ll receive a 10% discount! Don’t let the wedding timelines and to-do lists weigh you down, make it FUN instead. Call NOW for more information.

LAST CHANCE to Buy I Do! Bridal Soiree Tickets & WIN

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

LAST CHANCE to Buy I Do! Bridal Soiree Tickets & WIN

Photos: Genovese Ashford Studios

This is it, our very last giveaway before the big day—which means your very last chance to WIN! One bride who purchases her tickets for the Thursday, Oct. 9, I Do! Bridal Soiree at the brand-new JW Marriott Houston Downtown by 11:59 pm this SUNDAY, OCT. 5, will WIN a coveted engagement-shoot package from Genovese Ashford Studios, including 1.5 hours of engagement photography AND a big, beautiful 16-by-20-inch print of the image of your choice!

Originally based in Baton Rouge, La., where they’ve earned a stellar reputation for their gorgeous, photojournalistic style, Genovese Ashford Studios is making a splash on the Houston photography scene. And we’re delighted to welcome them to the I Do! Bridal Soiree!

Tickets to the I Do! Bridal Soiree WILL SELL OUT, they always do. Buy yours by 11:59 THIS SUNDAY, and you are automatically entered to win this fantastic giveaway. Winner announced Monday on Facebook. Whatcha waiting for, gorgeous? Get #InItToWinIt!