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Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Photographer

By Nancy Mattia After you've whittled down the list of potential wedding photographers, it's time to meet each of the finalists. The "winner" should be skilled and personable-maybe not your new bestie but definitely someone you'd feel comfortable being with for your entire wedding day. Ask a lot of questions, including these essentials: Is my wedding date available? Obviously, if the photographer's already booked and you don't want to change the date, move on. Keep in mind that if your I dos…

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How to Shop for the Dress Of Your Dreams

By Melissa Henderson There's a saying about everything being bigger in Texas, but whether that applies to your bridal attire is a matter of personal style. Throw away the idea that wedding dresses have to be big, puffy and white with a sparkly veil and embrace the freedom of the modern bride. Anything goes, with high fashion couture and ready-to-wear clothing joining forces to create dresses that can be worn anywhere a girl's heart desires. But with so many options, how can you be sure to find…

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Houston Hospitality Bags Make for a Warm Welcome

By Brooke Showell Whether friends and family are coming from around the world or across town, a locally-themed welcome bag will have your guests excited to kick off a wedding weekend, Houston-style. "Not only does it allow the guests a chance to sample some of Texas's finest specialties, but it also displays the Texas welcoming hospitality that we're known for," says Samantha Darr of Soiréebliss! Events. A well-appointed welcome bag should include an itinerary of your weekend events; local…

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Bridal Beauty Countdown: Getting Ready for Gorgeous

By Brooke Showell Let the beauty countdown begin! Whether you've got 30 days, a week or just 24 hours before the wedding, get glowing hair, skin and makeup with these secrets from Houston's top beauty pros. A Month Ahead Skin care Yes, your to-do list is growing by the minute, but try to relax - it'll show on your face. "Don't fall victim to stress for it does not create pretty skin!" says Karena Zolner, spa director of Fiori Spa in Houston. Take a break from seating charts, and make time for…

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From Seasonal to Sports: 7 Types Of Flower Arrangement Themes

By Melissa Henderson As more couples become inspired to incorporate their interests and hobbies into their weddings, they are also embracing themed floral arrangements as well. Thanks to social communities such as Pinterest, there are thousands of wedding pictures with the most extravagant flowers and unique arrangements. The sun doesn't set with ideas, so create the ultimate experience for you and your guests. From Great Gatsby-inspired roses to minimalist and sporty hydrangea arrangements…

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6 Outstanding Outdoor Wedding Venues in Houston

by John Egan Vowing to find a spectacular outdoor venue in Houston for your wedding or reception? Selecting the right setting can be just as hard as choosing the right gown. Here, we're doing some of the legwork for you by unveiling six options for outdoor weddings and receptions in Houston. Discovery Green Discovery Green, a 12-acre park in the heart of downtown Houston, offers a bouquet of possibilities for weddings and receptions. Situated on the northeast side of the park, Lindsey…

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12 Unique Houston Wedding Venues

Traditional not really your scene? Maybe you’re looking for something a little different for your wedding day. Many of Houston’s iconic attractions and locations have diverse wedding options available. Check out our list of 12 unique venues around town to host your dream wedding! 1. 1891 St. John Church Torn between having a beautiful country wedding or a hip urban celebration downtown? Combine the best of both worlds at the historic St. John Church at Sam Houston Park in downtown…

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Planning the Ultimate LGBT Wedding

In light of last week’s SCOTUS’ ruling on gay marriage, we can’t help but be giddy about all the amazing LGBT weddings that are about to take off in H-Town. Wondering where to start, when it comes to the Big Day? Here are the vendors we would tackle first for an all out epic celebration. Photography Native Houstonian Laura Burlton’s love of photography started around the age of eight, when her parents first gifted her a camera. Today, her passion for imagery continues in her profession where…

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IDoHou.com Celebrates Site with Launch Event

If a trip down the aisle is in your future (or even if it’s not), join IDoHou.com to celebrate the launch of Houston’s newest wedding website. On Thursday, September 18, from 1 to 4 p.m., more than 44 area vendors will showcase their offerings at Station 3—a brand new event venue located on the edge of Downtown. The two-story building, built in 1905, was one of Houston’s original fire stations. While you’re there, enjoy light bites while meeting with some of Houston’s top event vendors. Guests…

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Clark Cooper Concepts Set to Open New Event Venue

Clark Cooper Concepts—the brains behind Houston’s Ibiza Food & Wine, Brasserie 19, Coppa Ristorante and Punk’s Simple Southern Food—is set to add another venture to its award-winning portfolio. Slated to open in Summer 2015, The Dunlavy will bring couples a private event and dining space that showcases the brand’s culinary talent, while also delivering eye-catching views of Buffalo Bayou and Lost Lake. The 3,800-square-foot event space, designed by Page, will boast a clean and modern aesthetic…

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