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Embracing the Elegance of Winter Weddings in Houston

By Kieran Kern The sparkle of snow, glowing candles and a crackling fire are hallmarks of an enchanting winter’s evening. While Houston’s weather may not warrant a one-horse open sleigh, brides and grooms-to-be can still harness all the enchantment of winter without the plunging temperatures. Keely Thorne of Keely Thorne Events parlayed her background in events planning into a near-decade of making couples feel like guests at their own fabulous one-of-a-kind weddings. Winter Wear Thorne…

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Planning an Outdoor Wedding

By Nancy Mattia What could be better than saying “I do” in the sunshine, with warm breezes and blue skies creating the perfect setting? It’s idyllic, all right, but it also needs to be curated beforehand, with permits, bug spray and microphones. Find out how to make an outdoor ceremony or reception go off without a hitch. Get a Permit If you love the idea of getting married amid nature in one of Houston’s city properties, such as Hermann Park’s Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, you’ll need a…

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Creating a No-Stress Seating Chart

By Nancy Mattia Many things in life are hard — putting together a seating chart for your wedding reception doesn’t have to be one of them. Before you start building a chart, make sure you really need one. Less than 50 guests? You can skip it — with such an intimate group, no one will have a hard time finding a place to sit. But if you’re inviting more than 50 guests, do organize the seating; without direction, guests may look like they’re playing an adult version of musical chairs with some…

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