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  • Adam Nyholt Credit: Adam Nyholt
    January 5, 2017
    Happy New Year! The holiday festivities have passed and if you’re soon-to-be wed your mind is probably gravitating back to wedding planning. What will the new year bring for weddings? What trends will we see? We asked a few local wedding professionals for their predictions. From bold colors to big statement pieces in decor, here are some of the things you’ll see more of in 2017 weddings. Less Pinterest, more you Pinterest is a useful tool for wedding planning and an endless source...
  • Wedding Dress close up Credit: Wedding Dress close up
    December 6, 2016
    Eight years ago, wedding planner Natalie Dawley, had a wedding at The Corinthian. Everything was going smoothly until her bride put on her dress. It was way too big. “She knew she hadn’t lost weight and the dress fit the same as her last alterations appointment,” said Dawley, who owns wedding planning boutique Two Be Wed . “It was apparent that the dress store, which was no longer in business, had failed to do her final alterations.” Still, there was no time...
  • Uptown Diamond
    October 20, 2016
    Popping the question? You’re probably already thinking about the engagement ring, but don’t rush to the jewelry store yet. We get it: it’s an exciting time and you’re eager to get that perfect ring for your loved one, but a little preparation can go a long way in getting you a better diamond. Rick Antona, owner of Uptown Diamond in Houston, says consumers often don’t get what they pay for when it comes to diamonds because they simply don’t know much...
  • Invitation Solutions Credit: Invitation Solutions
    September 30, 2016
    Photo Credit: Invitation Solutions Save the dates and invites give guests their first impression of your wedding day and set the tone for other wedding day essentials like programs, menus and place cards. The look you choose for your paper goods and signage doesn’t only create a nice aesthetic for your event, it’s also a reflection of you. Nowadays, graphic designers help couples “brand” their event. “We can create a monogram or some sort of icon that...
  • Traveling Photo Booth Credit: Traveling Photo Booth
    August 29, 2016
    Photo booths are a good way to add whimsy and fun to your wedding reception. They give guests something fun to do and they capture silly faces and poses in photos that become treasured keepsakes for guests and the couple alike. For couples who want to get a little creative and not use the traditional black or pipe-and-drape photo booths, we found four fun and unique photo booth options that we’re sure you’ll love. Gingersnap PhotoCamper Named after her two ginger-haired daughters,...
  • White Oaks on the Bayou Credit: White Oaks on the Bayou
    July 26, 2016
    Houston has plenty of wedding venue options to suit every taste, from beautiful outdoor wedding venues to unique sites that can serve as the perfect backdrop to your big day. But in a city so big, there are always new venues to uncover. We’ve rounded up five cool venues, some of them relatively new, that will make a statement on your wedding day. Gremillion & Co. Want your wedding to reflect your love for art? Look no further than Gremillion & Co. art gallery in West University....
  • Bridal Extravaganza Credit: Erin Weise
    July 19, 2016
    Photo by Erin Weise Planning a wedding can be overwhelming but at the Bridal Extravaganza Show this weekend brides can get their planning done all in one place. Now in its 33rd year, the two-day show on July 23 and 24 features more than 400 vendors covering everything you may need for your big day. “People tell me it’s like Pinterest brought to life, and it is,” said Laurette Veres, the show’s producer. The wide array of vendors offer brides the chance to see floral...
  • wedding bartender
    June 27, 2016
    You may be asking yourself why you would need to hire a bartender for your wedding. Don’t venues or caterers provide bar staff? Not all of them do, leaving you the task of buying your own alcohol and hiring bar staff. But there are advantages to hiring your own bartender. It goes beyond having someone just opening bottles and pouring drinks. “We actually focus on providing the guests an intimate experience,” said Lauren Dick of Bourbon and Lace Events . A professional...
  • Wedding DJ
    June 17, 2016
    Wedding DJs bring life to your wedding day. After all, they’re not there just to play music. A wedding DJ helps ensure the events of your big day flow smoothly, introduces the couple and the wedding party, interacts with your guests, and observes what’s happening to make sure your event doesn’t lose momentum. You may love the DJ at that nightclub but that doesn’t mean he or she can work a wedding like a professional wedding DJ can. So what do you need to know before...
  • Good Dog Credit: Good Dog
    June 1, 2016
    The food you serve at your wedding reflects your taste and personality as much as the other details of your big day. If you’re looking for something a little different from your traditional caterers, consider hiring a food truck to cater your reception or cocktail hour. Not only will these restaurants on wheels bring a cool and fun twist to your big day, they’ll also leave your guests feeling satisfied. Here are four Houston food trucks that are sure to make an impression on your...
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