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TOP 5 THINGS YOU

SHOULDN’ T FORGET TO DO ON YOUR WEDDING DAY

By Susan Southerland

So much time and effort goes into planning a wedding. Sometimes couples get so caught up in their plans that they forget some important things on the big day. We’re here to share with you the top five things you absolutely shouldn’t forget to do on your wedding day. 43


1. STAY HYDRATED

Whether or not you’re planning on drinking alcohol at your wedding, it’s so important to drink water throughout the day. Dehydration (especially when combined with stress) can lead to heart palpitations, headaches, shaking, and lightheadedness. The last thing you want to do is faint on your wedding day because you didn’t remember to drink some water!

2. EAT THE FOOD YOU’RE PAYING FOR

Many times, couples miss their cocktail hours due to picture taking. They then enter the reception, have their first dance, and begin mingling with guests. It’s important to remember to eat some of the food you’re paying for. Ask your wedding planner (or a relative) to bring you a few food selections during photos, and make sure you partake of the meal at your reception.

3. TOUCH UP YOUR MAKEUP

Brides, you’ll be photographed the entire day. Make sure you have touchup makeup (at least lipstick) handy any time you need it. You’ll be thankful when you get those photos back…especially the un-retouched family pics!

4. BRING A CHANGE OF SHOES

Unless you’re wearing flip-flops or sneakers down the aisle, the odds are your shoes h will ill bbe causing i your ffeet to ache by the time you reach the reception. Bring a pair of comfortable shoes to change into so you can dance the night away in comfort.

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5. TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO SOAK IT ALL IN

The single-most common thing we hear from newlyweds is that their wedding day went by in a flash. Don’t forget to take a few minutes to take a deep breath, relax, and take it all in. That way, the memories will really stick with you for years to come.

These may not seem like critical things to remember on your wedding day, but trust us‌ they are!

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MEANINGS BEHIND POPULAR

Flowers BY SAMANTHA CROTTY

It’s easy to select a wedding flower based off of what it looks like. But have you ever wondered what your selected flower means? 46


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When I think of flower meanings, I immediately think back to a scene in The Wedding Planner with Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey. As the two characters are walking through a flower market, Mary (Lopez) explains that she and the bride have already selected the base for the arrangements and suggests that Steve (McConaghay) point out anything else that may jump out to him. As they walk he points out a pale pink flower with multiple hanging buds. Mary responds with one of my favorite quotes from that movie: “Interesting. This is called the Bleeding Heart, the official funeral flower of Tibet.” Immediately Steve begins to sarcastically say how he is so good at this and the scene continues. To avoid being in the same boat as Steve, I have done the leg work for you. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular wedding flowers and see their real meanings.

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The ancient Greeks and Romans associated roses with the goddesses of love, Aphrodite and Venus. Roses have been the longtime symbolism of love. Not to mention, each color has a distinct meaning.

• RED: Signifies enduring passion, the lovers rose. • WHITE: Represents humility and innocence. • YELLOW: Expresses friendship and joy. • PINK: Embodies gratitude, appreciation and admiration. • ORANGE: Means enthusiasm and desire. • WHITE LILAC AND PURPLE: Represent enchantment and love at first sight. 50


Discovered in the 16th Century by Spanish botanists in the sandy hillside of Central America. The dahlia is known to represent inner strength and creativity. When given as a gift, the flower expresses sentiments of dignity and elegance. It is also the symbol of a commitment and bond that is to last forever.

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Story has it that Paeon, the physician to the Gods, received this flower from Apollo’s Mother on Mount Olympus though there are several variations to this tale. The Peony is known as the flower of riches and honor, and an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage.

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Originally discovered in Japan, Hydrangeas were later named by the Greeks. Debates still remain on the symbolism of the flower. Some suggest that the flower represents vanity and boastfulness, whereas others suggest they represent anything that’s sincerely heartfelt. 53


PERUVIAN: Represents friendship and devotion. WHITE STARGAZER: Expresses sympathy. PINK STARGAZER: Signifies wealth and prosperity. First discovered in a villa in Crete around 1580 B.C., the lily has long played a role in ancient mythology. Beloved by the Greeks, they believed the lily sprouted from the milk of Hera, the queen of the gods. As a whole, the lily symbolizes humility and devotion. While white lilies symbolize chastity and virtue, other varieties became popular and brought with them additional meanings.

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Known in ancient Greece as the flower of virility, Greek women believed that by feeding either a large or small orchid tuber to their unborn child’s father, it would produce a certain outcome of gender. The symbolism for the orchid shifted to luxury during the Victorian era, and today this same sense of magnificence and artful splendor continues, with orchids representing rare and delicate beauty. 55


Here are some tips on what you can do before, during and after the wedding and what to avoid completely.

BEFORE I DO

Host or Co-Host the Bridal Shower

Keep a Record of Gifts

Schedule time for the Bridesmaids to get to know each other

Do some Dress Shopping

Spread the Word (registries, etc.)

Coordinate the Bridesmaid Duties


Be the Bride’s Right-Hand-Woman

Prepare the Wedding Emergency Kit

Attend Vendor Meetings

Plan the Bachelorette Party

Attend All Pre-Wedding Events (Engagement Party, Rehearsal & Rehearsal Dinner)

Say a Few Words (Rehearsal Dinner Toast)

THE BIG DAY

Know the Wedding Timeline (in the event there is not a coordinator present) 57


Fluff the Bride’s dress for pictures during Ceremony

Be Point of Contact for Family, Friends and Vendors

Hold the Groom’s ring and Bride’s bouquet

Sign/Witness the Marriage License (if required)

Toast to the Happy Couple

POST WEDDING

Get the Bride’s Suitcase to the car for the Honeymoon

Make Arrangements for all gifts after the Wedding


WHAT NOT TO DO

Don’t Get Too Drunk

Don’t Complain…about Anything

Don’t Make Any Part of the Wedding about You (pre, during or post)

Don’t Embarrass the Bride in your Toast/Speech

Don’t Look Better than the Bride (or at least don’t try to)

Find more wedding planning, inspiration and tips at Perfect Wedding Guide and the Head Over Heels wedding blog. 59


CHANGING

NAME If you plan to change your name, be sure to contact:

Driver’s license

Contact your local DMV. Inform them you have changed your name and need the records to reflect the change.

Social Security

Call 800-772-1213, or visit www.ssa.gov for information.

Federal income taxes

Fill out your tax return with your new name. Social Security should forward the information you filed with them regarding your name change to the IRS, so confirm the IRS received the information.

Passport

Go to http://travel.state.gov/passport

State taxes (if applicable)

Contact your local tax offices. Inform them of your old name, new name and Social Security number.

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• bank accounts • investments • credit cards • insurance • legal documents • other bills • other places your name is listed


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THINGS TO CONSIDER

When Hiring Your Wedding Officiant

The person who presides over your wedding ceremony holds a particularly important place in your big day. If you’re not getting married by a long-time clergyman in your family’s place of worship you’ll need to hire an officiant you likely won’t know. Here are some key things to consider when making the decision about which officiant to hire:

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1. Your level of comfort with them. This is probably the most important thing to consider. You want to make sure the potential officiant’s personality fits well with yours and that you feel he or she is taking your wishes into account. 2. How flexible they are. Some officiants have a standard ceremony and they don’t want to deviate Photo by Asia Pimentel Photo graphy from it. If you like their standard ceremony, that’s not a problem. If you want something more customized, you’ll want an officiant who’s more flexible. 3. The number of weddings they’re officiating on your wedding day. Officiants often preside over more than one wedding a day. If your officiant is one of them, find out how close to your ceremony time any other ceremonies might be performed so you’re aware of possible time constraints. 4. Their fees and what those include. You’ll want to make sure you can afford the officiant of your choice. Find out what their fees include, such as pre-marital counseling and conducting the rehearsal. 5. What other couples have to say about them. The best way to find an officiant (like any vendor) is by word of mouth. Review testimonials and go into any interviews prepared. 6. Whether or not you’re inviting them to the reception or rehearsal dinner. It’s a nice gesture to invite your officiant to either the rehearsal dinner or the reception. If you do, you’ll need to account for an extra place setting (or two, if the officiant is allowed to bring a guest). 67


Real Weddings

Edgar & Macio

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Edgar and Macio married in San Jose, California at the beautiful Dolce Hayes Mansion, where their love story first began. Two years prior, at Dolce Hayes Mansion, Macio attended Edgar’s 40th Birthday party as a friends plus one. After meeting, the pair immediately hit it off. That night their relationship blossomed after they shared their first kiss. Four months later they departed for a tropical vacation in the Caribbean. After an 8-course tasting menu, Macio arranged for a ring box to be placed on a plate of crushed ice and orchids. With the ocean, the sunset and the cliffs surrounding them, Macio asked Edgar to marry him. It was one perfect night! Fast forwarding to their wedding, it is no surprise that the love they have for one another manifests through their wedding photographs. If their love story wasn’t enough, the two hosted a Veuve Clicquot Lounge before the ceremony, the couples favorite brand of champagne. 69


Venue: Dolce Hayes Mansion Photographer: Clane Gessel Photography Cinema + Video: AVR Films Linens: Fine Linen Creation Floral/Decor: Designs by Edgar Wedding Cake: Jen’s Cakes 70

DJ/Lighting: Gatsby Entertainment Group Tuxedos: Tom Ford Shoes: Gucci Rentals: Allure Events Lounge: Veuve Clicquot


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TO ASK YOUR GIRLS TO BE BRIDESMAIDS By Samantha Crotty

Asking your girls to stand beside you on your wedding day is a big deal. Especially with so many different ways to do it. We’ve seen crafted boxes filled with sweet goodies, ring pops, fortune cookies, I mean the list goes on and on. In fact we’ve covered this topic in the past multiple times. So why do it again you ask? Because asking your besties to be your bridesmaids is an ever-revolving door. A door that needs fun and innovated ideas constantly. In this Facebook group that I’m a part of, I asked brides what ideas they had used to ask their bridesmaids the big question. The one that stood out most, because I haven’t seen it overly done, were longsleeve jersey shirts with custom Lily Pulitzer print names on the back. Liz Moll ordered the jersey from Pink Anchor Shop on Etsy. She requested that Stacy (the shop owner) add “EST. 2016” to commemorate the year each girl acquired their new title. So personal and perfect! 72


Now I’m sure you’ve seen proposal boxes all over Pinterest and the internet. You may even consider these ideas to be a bit overused. However this is a great way of giving your girls g super p p something personalized. Which they will love.

Labels with Love Now I am completely obsessed with these bottle labels! Whether you want to include them in your proposal box or have them at a bridesmaid luncheon, they add the perfect touch. They work on regular wine and champagne bottles, plus mini champ bottles.

Han’made Designs Nothing beats something personalized. Especially when you’re popping the question to girls. Just take a look at this adorable ivory tote made by Han’made Designs from Etsy.

To grab more inspiration, I recommend checking our Instagram and Pinterest to find completed bridesmaid proposal boxes. Perhaps whatever you find will provide you the inspiration you are looking for. 73


THE TRUTH BEHIND COMMON WEDDING TRADITIONS + RULES There are some rules that are meant to be broken. Even if you’re a traditional bride you might not always want to go by the book. Who even wrote that book? This is your wedding; be the author of your own fairytale. Here are just a few wedding traditions that are okay to break.

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It’s bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the ceremony. Truth: Traditions are constantly changing and it’s not bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the ceremony. The bride has to have someone escort her down the aisle. Truth: You don’t HAVE to have someone walk you down the aisle. Everything has to be perfect. Truth: Is anything ever perfect? You need assigned seating. Truth: It’s okay to allow your guests to sit wherever they please. You have to have an even number of bridesmaids and groomsmen. Truth: No, not true at all. You have to wear all white. Truth: Don’t feel obligated to wear bright white.

You have to have a garter and bouquet toss. Truth: This is a tradition that reveals who is getting married next. Rain is a bad thing. Truth: If you’ve learned anything from Luke Bryan it’s probably “Rain is a Good Thing.” Hiring your life-long friends as vendors is a good idea. Truth: You might think this is a good idea because it could save you a few bucks, but I don’t recommend it. Save the top tier of your wedding cake for your one-year anniversary or celebration of your first born. Truth: This is a common tradition among many newlyweds; however, storing your cake in the freezer for a year or more might not exactly make your taste buds water. To find out more about the truths behind traditions, be sure to visit Head Over Heels to continue reading. Trust us, you will want to read the rest!

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PWG PERFECT PROPOSAL SPOTLIGHT:

Katie + Dustin • July 18, 2015 We here at Perfect Wedding Guide were thrilled to have so many fabulous entries for our Show Us Your Ring Contest! Four winners were selected for the spotlight, with one lucky winner getting a spotlight in our print publication. The big winners were Katie and Dustin, who got engaged in a rather unique and adventurous way. “Dustin and I are true adventure-seekers. When he offered to take me sky-diving for my birthday, I didn’t think anything of it. I was so excited to try something new and experience such a thrill. Well, little did I know, Dustin had planned the thrill of a lifetime! That morning, he surprised me with our cute, matching KC shirts; he claimed it would look great in pictures during the jump. He was so nervous in the car, driving to the small airport, but he played it off as being nervous to jump! After taking our training class and waiting for what seemed like an eternity, we boarded the small aircraft. I never thought that I’d be cramped in a plane with ten other men when my boyfriend would pop the question, but it was so perfect. He held out the gorgeous ring half-way up our ascent, we sealed my answer with a kiss, and minutes later, we were jumping out of a plane at 14,000 feet! What a rush! After landing, we retrieved the ring from the pilot, and I could not stop smiling! I am forever on cloud nine! “ - Katie Congratulations, Katie and Dustin! Thank you so much for submitting your engagement story to us. We hope to see many stunning photographs from your upcoming wedding! 76


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by Samantha Crotty Julie Anne Photography

Whether you want to admit it or not, you’ve definitely envisioned yourself as a princess on your wedding day. The idea that most likely stemmed from watching Disney movies. The great news is you don’t have to be cliche when it comes to adding that princess touch to your big day. What do I mean by that? I simply mean you can add simple touches without picking out that yellow ballgown that is an exact replica to Belle’s. Let me show you more in-depth of what I mean. 85


Rebecca Marie Photography

My personal favorite, and the favorite of many, is Cinderella. When it comes to planning your Cinderella inspired wedding, think about utilizing the color blue in your decor items, picking a venue that resembles a castle, select glittery shoes or select an old English style font for your wedding invitations. A great example of this can be seen in this image captured by RebeccaMarie Photography.

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Julie Anne Photography

Another great Disney princess to draw inspiration from is Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Think of using Belle’s love of reading by using books as your table numbers, having your bridal party wear pale yellow dresses, using red roses in your centerpieces or on your wedding cake, or beautiful glassware to signify Mrs. Potts and Chip.

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Tonya Malay Photography

Who doesn’t love the little mermaid? Similar to all Disney movies, a young girl meets her dream man but faces a large obstacle that keeps them at a distance (she lives in the ocean and he’s a human). But through love and a little help from her Father, they end up getting married and living happily ever after. But how can you add this idea into your wedding without wearing a shell bra and dying your hair red? Easy! Ariel and the Little Mermaid are all about pastels, the ocean and seashells. 88

Tonya Malay Photography


Julie Anne Photography

Using Tiana as your wedding inspiration is fantastic! Solely because of the New Orleans touch you can incorporate. The most obvious thing to include is a Louisiana location, think one of those stunning column lined Plantation homes. Then add in industrial lighting that hangs or simple bulb lights, lots of green and cajun food will add to the theme as well. All of these elements will keep the Princess and the Frog in your mind without going overboard.

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Beautiful Songs Photo by Carly Michelle Photography

FOR YOUR FIRST DANCE AS A MARRIED COUPLE

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By Shannon Grogan


If you and your future spouse already have a “song,” choosing your first song to dance to as a married couple will be a breeze. If you don’t have a song or your song isn’t really meant for dancing, you might be able to use one of these romantic song options: 1. “Amazed” by Lonestar 2. “Love Song” by Sara Bareilles 3. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong 4. “All I Want is You” by U2 5. “It Had to be You” by Frank Sinatra 6. “Love Story” by Taylor Swift 7. “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat 8. “Never Tear Us Apart” by INXS 9. “You are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker 10. “Lucky Man” by The Verve 11. “The Power of Love” by Celine Dion 12. “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé 13. “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie 14. “At Last” by Etta James 15. “Everything” by Michael Bublé 16. “I’ll Make Love to You” by Boys II Men 17. “Wild Horses” by The Sundays 18. “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds 19. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley 20. “I Knew I Loved You” by Savage Garden Be sure to visit Head Over Heels for even more song options. Whether you’re looking for first dance songs or Father/Daughter songs, we’ve got quite a few to choose from. 91


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HOW TO DRINK AT A WEDDING & AVOID BEING “THAT GIRL” George Hausler Photography

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We are currently entering wedding season and if you’re like me you have 4 save the dates on your refrigerator. With weddings, come receptions. With receptions, comes alcohol. We’ve all seen the girl that should’ve been cut oƤ three drinks ago. You don’t want to be her of the one that is falling all over the place and puking in the background of pictures or the reason the bride thinks her reception was ruined. Make it to the rest of your friend’s weddings without being embarrassed of the amount of alcohol you had at the last one. Prepare yourself. Food is the best way to soak up all the alcohol you’re going to be drinking later. Start your day eating a high-protein breakfast and drink plenty of Ʀuids (water, not bellini’s, mimosas, or Bloody Mary’s).

Stay true to you. Know what you drink and stick to it. If there is liquor and you don’t normally drink liquor, don’t let a wedding be the place you try it out. If you like wine, drink wine. If you like beer, drink beer.

Drinking is not a competition. Your tolerance might not be as high as your best friends. Know your pace and stick to it! If your bestie is going to a bar for her next drink, don’t feel obligated to keep up. Also realize that wine has a higher alcohol content than most beers.

Equal parts. For every glass of alcohol drink a glass of water. This will keep you hydrated allowing you to take a few more trips to the bar.

Take care of the bartenders and they will take care of you. Yes the bartender will get paid a nice percentage of the bar tab but you’re an adult and they are dealing with a lot of drunk people. Consider dropping a nice chuck of change at the beginning of the reception and the bartender will make sure to take care of you the rest of the night.

Go for the gold. But BE. CAREFUL. This isn’t the Olympics, this is a wedding. When popping the bubbly, remember it will get you when you least expect it. So don’t over do it! So hot it hurts. No, really. If you know you will be sitting outside for the wedding ceremony in the dead heat of summer, you are going to need to hydrate. If you don’t, you will be hurting. If you plan to beat the heat, be sure to drink a lot of water.

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Engagement announcements. Average cost: $150 plus postage. Not every couple opts to send out formal engagement announcements, but it’s generally expected if you’re having a larger wedding with a lot of guests who will likely be attending.

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Save the Dates. Average cost: $125 plus postage. You’ll want to choose a theme that reflects the overall feel of your wedding. Some couples opt to get engagement photos to use on their Save the Dates, which will add to the cost by at least a couple hundred dollars.

Invitations and Reply Cards. Average cost: $255 plus (extra) postage. This is the stationery item with the highest swing between costs. Some couples go the ultra-simple DIY print-it-yourself route while others go to custom stationers and design one-of-a-kind invitations brushed with gold leaf. Price these out carefully, accounting for more postage due to heavier weight.

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Ceremony Programs. Average cost: $110. Today’s couples are getting creative with their programs, sometimes making them into custom games or keepsakes. These types of programs can as much as double the average cost.

Place Cards. Average cost: $84. If you’re doing anything beyond a typical folded card with the guests’ names printed on them, such as placing the cards in special stands or having a calligrapher write the names, the cost of your place cards will definitely increase. It should be noted that Statistic Brain combined this expense with that of table names.

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Thank You Notes. Average cost: $94 plus postage. Next to the wedding invitations, these are among the most important stationery items you’ll buy. Keep them within your wedding theme and send them within a few weeks of when you receive a gift. Don’t forget that you’ll need thank you notes for any engagement or shower gifts as well as wedding gifts.

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You will also notice dramatic cowl back gowns, micro sequins and mix and match toppers. Each gown offers a soft color palette of neutrals, pastels and metallics, which evokes a romantic ethereal vibe with a hint of boho chic. Prices for this collection are to range from $260-$290, and will be available in sizes 0-28. Standard production lead time will be eight weeks. However six week rush options will be available for bridal parties who wish to receive the gowns sooner.

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BAVARIAN CAKERY/CHOCOLATE ENCORE

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MEL’S COUNTRY CAFE Since 1994, Mel’s Country Café and Catering has been providing top quality catering services for Houston area weddings. From simple family affairs to upscale venues, we understand that a bride’s special day only comes once. Trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York, Chef Jeff’s 33 years of experience give him the knowledge to bring you the wedding you always dreamed of. 281-255-6357 24814 Stanolind Rd. • Tomball 77375 MelsCountryCafe.com MegaMel94@hotmail.com

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The fun, nonstop casino action born in Las Vegas, uniquely paired with the Texas-sized hospitality and great taste that Landry’s, Inc. is renowned for makes Golden Nugget Lake Charles the perfect place for your bachelor or bachelorette party. Whether playing our award winning golf course, relaxing at the spa or lounging at our H20 Pool & Bar outdoor oasis, all of our amenities redefine luxury. Wind down from a perfect day or launch a night of adventure at our bars and lounges including: Blue Martini, Rush Lounge, Bar 46 and Ice Bar. 337-508-7848 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd. • Lake Charles, LA 70601 www.goldennuggetlc.com jromano@gnlcm.com 122


JOHNNY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE

At Johnny’s, our steaks take center stage and are complemented by a gourmet assortment of Italian cuisine and seafood, alongside an expertly curated wine list. Whether you choose our famous Steak DeBurgo or the classic Chanel No. 5, you are sure to satisfy your cravings. With new fashioned luxuries and old fashioned service and hospitality, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse brings the Rat Pack era to the 21st Century. Hot Steaks, Hot Music, Hot Italian Cool Place. The perfect place for your rehearsal dinner, bachelor party, bridal shower or even the brunch the next day after the wedding. 281-298-2900 19333 David Memorial Drive • Shenandoah, Texas 77385 johhnysitaliansteakhouse.com mbreedlove@amliberty.com 123


SUGARLAND SKEETERS CONSTELLATION FIELD

Constellation Field is a year-round, full-service event venue. The ballpark’s multipurpose design features a variety of dynamic settings accommodating everything from intimate catered events to large festivals. For more information, please contact Jessica Anderson at Jessica.anderson@legends.net.

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FAUX FLORA - PAPER FLOWERS

Faux Flora is your one stop paper florist, creating your custom forever arrangements from bouquets to backdrops. You’re never limited to what flowers or colors are in season. Add embellishments like crystals, pearls, glitter, and feathers... your arrangement is only as limited as your imagination. Giant Flowers, Backdrops, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Centerpieces, Kissing Balls, Cake Flowers, Favors, and Napkin Rings.

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HAUTE FLOWERS AND FINDS

The floral designers at Haute Flowers & Finds are committed to creating special flower arrangements to suit your specific wedding needs. Each of our arrangements are professionally arranged freshest flowers both domestic and imported. To add a special touch, we also carefully hand-deliver and set up each arrangement directly to the location of your choice.

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INNOVATIVE LINENS

Fine table linen and quality chair covers can transform an ordinary room into an impressive and unforgettable atmosphere. We specialize in creating customized event decor and provide a stress free experience. From dynamic chair covers, table cloths, stunning overlays and elegant center pieces, to ceiling and wall drapes, we will transform your ceremony and reception into an unforgettable evening to remember forever. 281-424-4690 509 West Texas Avenue • Baytown, Texas 77520 innovativelinens.com info@innovativelinens.com 132


REGINA GUST

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Jill’s Fashions and Bridals has introduced timeless style to the greater Galveston and Houston area for over 40 years! We hand-select every gown in store and would love to help find the dress to compliment your poignant life moments. We specialize in: Bridal, Mother of the Wedding, Bridesmaids, Pageant, Quince, and Tuxedo. Seamstress available. Jill’s Fashions and Bridals will dress you from the toes to the tiara and add that extra bit of comfort along the way for your nuptial dress strut! 281-332-1700 155 Gulf Freeway South • League City, TX 77573 www.jillsfashions.com JillsFashionAndBridal@yahoo.com 135


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BRIDAL REGISTRY EVENTS

Since 1984 Bridal Registry has delivered the finest line of fine china, crystal, and tableware, Cutlery and Cookware all with lifetime warranties. Our fine china, crystal, and tableware feature a lifetime open stock, half-price replacements and a five year exchange policy. Our nutritional gourmet Cookware is made of the finest grade T304S surgical stainless steel and each unit has special heat transmitting properties for fast, even heat distribution. 800-831-0693 501 Rte. 208 • Monroe, NY 10950 bridalregistry.events contact@bridalregistryevents.com 137


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SAM HOUSTON HOTEL

Curio rooms are wonderfully diverse as each hotel in the collection is independent and unique. Whether you are interested in a relaxed modern style or prefer something rich and historical, our rooms offer comfort and character. Explore the various options and choose the space that’s perfect for you or simply piques your curiosity. Your wedding party along with your guests will be ecstatic to stay here.

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BELLA DIA STATIONERY

At Bella Dia, we specialize in making your dream wedding a reality! From the Save The Dates, that set the stage, to the Invitations, and all the day of accessories that expresses your wedding flare...we provide it all. It is our promise to ensure the personal service and attention to detail that our clients deserve. We are extremely passionate about what we do and will bring your vision to life! We can’t wait to meet you!

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COMPLETE MUSIC

Photography. Videography. Lighting. DJ Services. Photo Booth Rental. Complete Music of Houston has gathered only the most talented team to provide you with only the best! Whatever you need to set the stage for a phenomenal reception, we have you covered. Expert photos, high-quality video, timeless music and unforgettable events at an affordable price. Call or click us today for more information.

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DJ DAVE PRODUCTIONS

Discover how Houston’s #1 Hottest DJ Company can make your Wedding Reception Unforgettable, Eventful, and Fun! We understand how important your Special Day is to you and we strive to make it a night you and all of your guests will never forget! Personalized to truly reflect your style and personality, it’s guaranteed to be a night unique to you. With our new Mobile App and other Great Features we promise to make the entire process stress-free and exciting. Your Day-Your Way! 713-806-1085 32626 Decker Prairie Rd. Ste. 2 • Magnolia, TX 77355 www.DJDaveProductions.com info@djdaveproductions.com 145


J&A ENTERTAINMENT

J&A Entertainment offers professional exclusive DJ services. We bring high energy, excitement, and a high level of experience to our weddings. Every couple has an opportunity to meet with the owner and their exclusive DJ to discuss every detail about their wedding. We believe each couple is very unique so we personalize every wedding. Let us make your wedding a night that your guest will never forget. We’re not just DJ’s, we’re entertainers!

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LG ENTERTAINMENT

LG Entertainment understands your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. Our approach to connecting with our clients through music begins during the initial meeting. We will plan your awless entertainment for your wedding with the best audio, visual & video performance you can nd. 281-407-7714 2855 Mangum Rd Suite #445 • Houston, TX LGenterainers.com info@lgentertainers.com 147


SIGNATURE EVENTX

Signature Eventx is a ground breaking entertainment company that takes traditional Dj & Emcee services to another level. We have an extensive music database with interactive tools for you to create your own personal wedding playlist. Included is a dedicated Master of Ceremony to take responsibility for ensuring your wedding runs smoothly and on a timely basis. Politely, we encourage your guests to participate by teaching and leading dances, making announcements, and engaging everyone. Signature EvenTX also provides special event lighting. 713-487-8811 8717 Stella Link Dr. • Houston TX, 77025 signatureeventx.com michael@signatureeventx.com 148


TEXAS T PRODUCTIONS

Combining energetic, enthusiastic and supremely likeable talent on the microphone with a taste of music across all genres; Texas T Productions is truly one of a kind. From crowd control and great music to setting the pace for the evening then running it all smoothly we ensure that you don’t have to stress about a single thing on your special day. We offer several packages and extras from Officiating to Photo Booths and Uplighting, so what are you waiting for? Contact us today to begin discussing your event! 281-845-9450 www.TexasTProductions.com thomas@texastproductions.com 149


CHAMBER MUSIC UNLIMITED Whether you are looking for a romantic string trio or quartet, trumpet player, harp player, or a unique combination of different instruments, we can help make your wedding and reception even more memorable.

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DARKER SIDE DJ Quality Entertainment for All Occasions. Experience the Authentic, and Unforgettable memories you and your guests will RAVE about for a lifetime to come!!! From the beginning of the planning stages until you ride off to an enchanting honeymoon, allow DarKer Side DJ’s to guide you through the journey of creating a tailor-made wedding and reception you will never forget! Call now to reserve your date! 281-542-DJKJ (3555) Houston www.darkersidedjs.com darkersidedjs@darkersidedjs.com 150


DEDE & THE DAYDREAMS BAND Enhance your wedding with THE latest trend: LIVE music! World renowned singer & songwriter DeDe and her DayDreams Band or World Class Pianist, will give you the perfect entertainment for your wedding ceremony, reception, or any events surrounding your wedding! Let’s schedule your complimentary music consultation. Booking Info: 281-844-6494 (voicemail or texts) dedewmusic@gmail.com www.DeDe-Music.com

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COLOR TYME PHOTO

Here at Color Tyme Photo, we value creating life-long relationships with our clients. You’re here because you know deep in your heart that photography is more than just pushing a button on a camera, it is an art form and Color Tyme has it. Color Tyme Photo uses the camera lens as a paint brush and the world as your canvas to paint the experience of your wedding day, to show the emotion just like an artist painting a masterpiece of artwork! Your masterpiece will last the test of time.

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ANGELIC DESIGNS Angelic Designs provides you with photographs and DVD’s, to enjoy and share with loved ones. We approach your unique wedding with experience and creativity. We unite candid photographs with traditional and photojournalistic styles. Your selections include a variety of color, black and white, and several different styles of wedding albums.

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RED CARPET STEP AND REPEAT Your guests will love this Holly wood style Step N Repeat with an automatic upload to facebook. Guests can tag download and share their images while at the event. In fact each gallery averages over 1200 interactions in the ďŹ rst week. Call today for more information.

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BOURBON & LACE EVENTS

Planning, Coordination, Decor and Staffing Taking care of the details from full planning, coordination and styling, bar services and staffing. We want you to be a guest at your wedding, enjoy the day you have dreamed of. Contact us TODAY!

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Love Birds Vintage Rentals & Styling, located in Montgomery Texas is an event rental & styling firm specializing in all things unique. From one of a kind vintage furniture and props to distinctive dĂŠcor & event styling, we offer a curated collection of items for every occasion, style and budget. Custom searches, delivery & set up available upon request.

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Rexberry Luxury Weddings and Events is a full service company featuring design services, coordinating, wedding and event décor, custom floral design, lounge furniture, accessories, draping and lighting. We create a one of kind “Bespoke Wedding” for every client. Our goal is to make you feel like a guest at your own party.

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FERVENT DESIGNS We are the one-stop shop for weddings and events. Every aspect is tailored to fit your theme, style, and colors. You don’t have to choose between your vision and budget. We personify personalization, convenience, and affordability! With planning, invitations, décor, flowers, and more, “We’re passionate about personalizing your party!”

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ASHELYNN MANOR

Set amidst 25 acres of lush grounds, moss draped live oaks and roses, Ashelynn Manor provides a relaxed country setting with all the modern amenities and several options for your wedding: large or intimate. Exhange your vows amidst 275 guests in the new “Vintage” chapel with mahogany pews and light filled windows, or in the romantic garden gazebo with horses in the distant pastures. Host up to 275 guests in the Carriage House, decorated in true Texas style. Our on-site planners will customize your event to perfection.

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BROWNSTONE RESERVE

Brownstone Reserve offers the most peaceful and romantic experiences imaginable in the Bryan-College Station area for your wedding. You can have an outdoor ceremony site between two natural spring ponds on 17.5 acres followed by a fantasitc reception in our 9000 square foot venue. We will give you the perfect setting for a day you’ll remember for a lifetime. Brownstone Reserve retains a peaceful and welcoming feel, and can accommodate your impressive event up to 325 guests. Our attention to detail and passion for excellence are sure to exceed your every expectation. 979-446-2315 7961 FM 2038 • Bryan, TX 77808 www.brownstonereserve.com brownstone@thestonereserves.com 165


BUTLERS COURTYARD

The Warmth of Butler’s Courtyard links past to present and present to future. We can accommodate up to 300 guests and are totally dedicated to weddings. You will have a professional team planning with you from the moment you set your date till your special day. We have packages for you to choose from or we can customize a package to suit your specific needs.

281-557-5551 122 Michigan Avenue • League City www.butlerscourtyard.com info@butlerscourtyard.com 166


COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT KATY/KINGWOOD

Courtyard by Marriott has two great locations in Katy, TX and Kingwood, TX for brides on a budget to create a memorable wedding day. We specialize in exquisite wedding décor and floral designs. We are a one-stop-shop for the bride to plan her day, including setting up a room block for out of town guest. Contact our Sales team to schedule your appointment today: www.marriott.com/houky (Katy) or www.marriott.com/houkw (Kingwood) 281-394-0326 25402 Katy Mills Parkway • Katy, TX 77494 www.marriott.com/houky or www.marriott.com/houkw vannessa.hawkins2@marriott.com 167


EMERY’S BUFFALO CREEK

Diane Mueller Photography

Make your day magical and memorable when you say your “I do’s” at Emery’s Buffalo Creek. Located west of Katy in a peaceful picturesque setting on 24 acres with a 5 acre lake. Breathtaking romantic sunsets create a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding. Inside the partial open venue are 2 large bars areas and 3 gorgeous Austin stone fireplaces. While getting ready for your big day in our beautiful Bridal Suite the guys can hang out in their Grooms quarters. Our experienced dedicated staff offers decor, Floral, and Coordinating services as well. 979-865-0702 10827 HWY 36 77418 www.emerysbuffalocreek.com emerysbuffalocreek@gmail.com 168


THE ENSEMBLE THEATRE

Close to the heart of downtown, enjoy the splendor of the glass enclosed Lee P. Brown Foyer, the dramatic Audrey Lawson Arena, or the spacious Performance Centre with a dance floor and baby grand piano. With an Event Coordinator on site and a Set Designer available, The Ensemble Theatre can make your dreams come true. Whether your guest list is 40 or 400, we will create a lasting memorable occasion.

713-807-4307 3535 Main Street • Houston www.ensemblehouston.com wjackson@ensemblehouston.com 169


GOLDEN NUGGET LAKE CHARLES

The Golden Nugget offers an array of picture-perfect indoor and outdoor venues with beautiful views of Lake Charles including: the beach-front wedding gazebo, soft sand beach, the stunning clubhouse overlooking our championship golf course, or the Grand Event Center ballroom. From flower arrangements and menus to entertainment and room reservations, our event team can coordinate every aspect of your special day so you can enjoy a stress-free event knowing each moment will be flawless. At the Golden Nugget, no celebration is less than spectacular! 337-508-7848 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd. • Lake Charles, LA 70601 www.goldennuggetlc.com jromano@gnlcm.com 170


GOLF CLUB AT CINCO RANCH

It is ALL ABOUT YOU and your fabulous wedding at The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch where we believe you do not have to spend a fortune to have the wedding of your dreams! Beautiful surroundings are just the beginning. Specially developed custom menus, personalized attention by an on-site coordinator, superb service and a creative range of budget sensitive options are some of the ways we cater to your satisfaction and taste. 832-771-3464 23030 Cinco Ranch Blvd. • Katy, TX 77450 GolfClubAtCincoRanch.com mcrain@eaglegolf.com 171


HAAK WINERY

Haak Winery specializes in vineyard weddings and/or receptions. All couples have the opportunity to create their own unique vision for their wedding in a beautiful award winning winery setting. The Premier Wedding Package has been meticulously designed as a result of our culinary and event staff’s many years of experience in perfecting weddings. The outdoor chapel and air conditioned pavilion are nestled among three acres of grapevines and our wine cellar is a perfect background for bridal photos. 409-925-1401 6310 Ave T • Santa Fe, TX 77510 www.haakwine.com weddings@haakwine.com 172


HEATHERS GLEN

A full-service Houston wedding facility, Heather’s Glen has the experience and the expertise to bring your wedding dreams to life. Our goal is to graciously and elegantly coordinate the rehearsal, the wedding, and the reception while you smile and enjoy the most memorable day of your life. Our facility offers packages to accommodate weddings and receptions of all sizes and styles, from the small and intimate to the large and magnificent. 936-441-6611 200 East Phillips St. • Conroe www.HeathersGlen.com heathersbb@aol.com 173


HILTON GARDEN INN PEARLAND

Hilton Garden Inn Pearland knows how important your big day is and we can help. From bridal showers to on-site catering, space to hold your wedding, and room blocks for your guests, we are here to help ensure the journey to your biggest day is a successful one. • On-site wedding coordinator and bridal suite • Complementary wifi and business center • Full service restaurant and bar • Cook to order breakfast • Salt water pool and spa 713-340-0110 12101 Shadow Creek Pkwy • Pearland 77584 HoustonPearland.HGI.com andrea.lynn@hilton.com 174


HILTON GARDEN INN SUGAR LAND

Tasteful elegance and attention to detail is what makes Hilton Garden Inn Sugar Land ideal for your Wedding. With an elegant ballroom for up to 215 guests, a meticulous staff, an award-winning executive chef, and a highly trained wedding planner, we are ready to make your dream wedding a reality! With easy access from all major highways, complimentary parking and an expert team overlooking every aspect of your event, we have you covered! 281-491-7777 722 Bonaventure Way • Sugar Land 77479 HoustonSugarLand.hgi.com housl-salesadm@hilton.com 175


HILTON HOUSTON NORTH

It’s all about your special day at the Hilton Houston North, where you can express your individuality. Honor your cultural heritage. Observe the rituals of your faith. After all, it’s your wedding, and only you know what it will take to make this exciting day everything you imagined it would be. Our wedding services provide for the trendy to the traditional, the extravagant to the tastefully modest. So whether you walk down an aisle of rose petals or toast your new beginning and take in the ambiance created just for you, we’ll be there to ensure that everything goes well along the way. 281-875-2222 12400 Greenspoint Dr. • Houston, 77060 www.HiltonHoustonNorth.com 176


HOLIDAY INN & SUITES THE WOODLANDS

To captivate the most exciting day of your life, our professional staff will make certain every detail fulďŹ lls your every expectation. Our Staff is dedicated to creating beautiful, lasting memories for your special day. Our special Wedding Receptions include: complimentary suite for bride and groom, special rate for your out-of-town guests, wedding reception packages, ceremony location plus rehearsal dinners packages. Let us be with you from I do until the last rose petal has been thrown. 281-298-2800 19333 David Memorial Drive • Shenandoah, Texas 77385 www.holidayinn.com ssalinas@amliberty.com 177


HOUSE PLANTATION

Imagine a breathtaking lake, huge porches, an 1800’s vintage plantation home and an outdoor patio for your ceremony and reception. Take the first step toward planning your dream wedding and experience House Plantation! Located in NW Houston and Serving the Greater Houston Area.

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281-758-0706 15743 House Road • Hockley • TX www.houseplantation.com houseplantation@gmail.com


I M EVENT CENTER

I M Event Center is one of Houston’s newest premier reception venues. Trendy Midtown location, affordable and elegant. Delicious catering from Melange catering. Call today to request your tour!

713-869-0066 3303 Main St • Houston, TX 77002 www.melangeevents.com/IMEventVenue info@melangeevents.com 179


LAKEWOOD YACHT CLUB

At Lakewood Yacht Club we take special pride in creating celebrations that become your most treasured memories. We offer complete wedding ceremony and reception services. The layout of our club house, with panoramic harbor and sunset views, makes Lakewood Yacht Club the perfect setting for your perfect day. We specialize in outdoor weddings overlooking our beautiful inner harbor.

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281-474-2511 2425 NASA Parkway • Seabrook, Texas 77586 www.lakewoodyachtclub.com jhowell@lakewoodyachtclub.com


MARRIOTT HOUSTON NORTH

Because your big day is all about the small details. At the Houston Marriott North, you can be confident your wedding will be just the way you imagined it. Picture perfect. Award-winning service is first and foremost. Our attention to detail is second to none. Only here can you take full advantage of our newly renovated banquet space and guestrooms, premium amenities and whatever else you desire to make your wedding, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower or brunch everything you imagined! 281-875-4000 255 N. Sam Houston Pkwy • Houston, TX 77060 Marriott.com/hougp 181


THE MERRILL HOUSE

We are excited to offer Houstonians access to a unique venue in a convenient location, perfectly suited for weddings, banquets, receptions, parties, meetings and life cycle events. The open space can host events with seating for up to 300 guests as well as a ceremony. The Merrill House features rustic elegance and an impressive bar, perfect for a cocktail gathering or pre-event reception.

713-360-2002 2502 Algerian Way • Houston, TX 77098 www.themerrillhouse.com info@themerrillhouse.com 182


OAKWIND WEDDINGS

Oakwind Bed & Breakfast is a beautiful 6,000 square foot colonial home surrounded by 20 peaceful acres and majestic oak trees. Ideally situated between Houston and Galveston, we invite you to come by to enjoy our privacy and tranquility. Wedding | Receptions | Dinners | Meetings | Accommodations

281-585-0060 4601 County Rd 156 • Alvin www.oakwindweddings.com info@oakwindweddings.com 183


PALMS EVENT CENTER

We offer you and your guests what other event venues cannot - a creative and synergistic team with access to a diversity of high-quality wedding resources and a versatile space that offers a cost-effective alternative for an upscale setting within the Houston Metro Area. With our dedicated event specialists and our talented Chef at your side, planning an unforgettable wedding couldn’t be easier. Contact us today and explore the experience possible at the Palms. 281-481-1234 15301 Gulf Freeway • Houston 77034 PalmsEventCenter.com info@palmseventcenter.com 184


SALLYBROOKE EVENT VENUE

Conveniently located just South of Kemah, SallyBrooke is a new and unique event venue. Nestled on four lush acres, SallyBrooke offers indoor and outdoor wedding event spaces for up to 100 guests, and boutique lodging for up to twelve adults. SallyBrooke is the perfect choice for your engagement party, bridal shower, bachelor/ bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception, family lodging, or honeymoon. Contact us to start planning your perfect rustic wedding! 832-274-3410 215 Middleton Street • Bayview, TX 77518 www.SallyBrooke.com contact@sallybrooke.com 185


SAM HOUSTON HOTEL

A superb venue for YOUR dream wedding in the downtown Houston area,. The Sam Houston provides stunning one-of-a-kind spaces for up to 175 people. The view is panoramic through the impressive window of Veranda, a beautiful ballroom that seems to bring the outdoors inside. Expect inspired catering and a detail-driven, dedicated staff.

832-200-8800 1117 Prarie St • Houston, TX 77002 www.thesamhoustonhotel.com 186


SHERATON SUITES HOUSTON

The Sheraton Suites Houston near the Galleria is committed to taking care of you and your guests so you can enjoy your most celebrated day! We pay special attention to every detail and demonstrate genuine care for the comfort of your guests. Our catering team and chef have designed special wedding packages and are always happy to customize your wedding, guaranteeing that your magical day is unforgettable.

713-586-2444 2400 West Loop South • Houston, TX 77027 www.sheratonsuiteshouston.com rachal.murray@sheraton.com 187


THE BALLROOM AT BAYOU PLACE

Nestled in the heart of downtown, The Ballroom at Bayou Place offers an elegant space in the city’s most impressive setting for an unforgettable wedding. The Ballroom features more than 15,000 square feet of contiguous space, sweeping balconies against the striking backdrop of downtown Houston, a selection of the city’s finest caterers, two optional valet locations, and venue management with extensive event production experience. 713-400-1299 500 Texas Avenue • Houston, TX 77002 www.theballroomatbayouplace.com events@theballroomhouston.com 188


THE OMNI HOUSTON HOTEL AT WESTSIDE

A day unlike any other should happen at a place unlike any other. As a couple you value experiences. You respect a sense of contemporary style. You’ve talked about a world class wedding – without cliché. Beautifully surrounded by indoor and outdoor lakes, the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside offers distinctive service, beautiful reception space and accommodations for your out-of-town guests. Turn your “YOUinspired” day into a sensational event to be remembered at the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside. 281-558-8338 13210 Katy Freeway • Houston, TX 77079 www.omnihotels.com/hotels/houston-westside 189


THE POWER CENTER

Discover the elegance of The Power Center. Recently renovated, The Power Center boasts of sophisticated accommodations for an intimate dinner of four or a ballroom of 1,200 guests. We are a full-service banquet venue offering flexibility in cuisine and service, along with our executive chef who prepares exquisite culinary delights to meet your specific needs for your special day. If you can imagine it; we can create it.

713-723-6837 12041 S Post Oak Rd • Houston ThePowerCenterHouston.com SalesandCatering@ThePowerCenterHouston.com 190


TWIN LAKES

Our large banquet hall is great for any event. It is the perfect place for company parties, retreats and conferences. Make your reservations now. • Reunions • Weddings • Receptions • Conferences • Overnight Accommodations 281-659-9161 13821 FM 787 W • Cleveland www.twin-lake.com nickie@twin-lake.com 191


WATERFRONT EVENT CENTER

C. Baron Photography

C. Baron Photography

Sunset Weddings…Spectacular Views…The Waterfront Event Center is Galveston’s only wedding venue that is literally over the water! Enjoy gorgeous sunset views overlooking Offatts Bayou and Galveston Bay from two oversize decks for your memorable ceremony, cocktail reception and dancing. In addition to the breathtaking outdoor space, there is a beautiful indoor ballroom with Italian marble tile where your guests can comfortably dance and dine the night away! There is also a nicely decorated bride’s room and groom’s room! 409-497-9685 1723 61st Street • Galveston WaterfrontEventCenter.com info@waterfronteventcenter.com 192


WATER’S EDGE

Waters Edge is one of the newest wedding venues in Houston. With a beautiful waterfront view, lush landscaping, and all inclusive packaging, there is nothing more you could want. The venue is decorated with a modern touch and art deco are, which makes a unique canvas for any event. Contact us today to book your one of a kind wedding experience!

281-291-9900 2511 NASA PWKY • Seabrook 77586 WatersEdge.Events WatersEdgeVenue@gmail.com 193


SYCAMORE ROOM AT BATTLEGROUND GOLF COURSE The Sycamore Room at the Battleground Golf Course is a one-of-a-kind wedding venue offering both indoor and outdoor options along with impeccable first-look spots. Couples will love the special attention to detail and the flexibility that the team offers.

281-478-4653 x105 1600 Georgia Ave • Deer Park, TX 77536 www.balltegroundgulfcourse.com lsistek@battlegroundgolfcourse.com

MY SPECIAL OCCASSION The elegance and intimacy of My Special Occasion will make your Wedding & Reception a truly Special Occasion! We have it all in one place. Whatever your Dream Wedding is, we can accommodate, from set up to clean up!

832-931-7813 15001 Delany Rd • LaMarque, TX 77568 www.myspecaloccassion.net melody@myspecialoccasion.net 194


OLDE DOBBIN STATION The Historic Olde Dobbin Station is an old structure built in the early 1900’s and restored to it’s present day glory. It boasts both a country look and feel with breathtaking views of rolling hills, gorgeous chandeliers, lush landscaping, a storybook bridge and bridal suite. Two large rooms host 500 guests with original archways, authentic iron accents, hand-crafted mesquite doors and beams. Jackie Ray Photography

936-828-0790 2849 Old Dobbin Road • Dobbin 77316 www.OldeDobbinStation.com carrie@oldedobbinstation.com

WINDVEIL MANOR Events with country elegance. Windveil Manor where guests will feel at home. From weddings to small events. Outside vendors welcome or we can provide you with vendors. 2500 sqft ballroom, bridal suite, grooms room, inside and outdoor events.

713-899-1275 28622 FM 2920 • Waller TX 77484 www.windveilmanor.com 195


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JORDAN LIMOUSINES

Emily Lockard Photography

SGI Photography

We specialize in wedding transportation and have the most unique fleet in Texas, from our White Rolls Royce Hardtop and Convertible, Silver Bentley, Red Trolley Bus and our newest additions the Rolls Royce Golf Cart, and 1953 Chevy Pickup. Visit our website to see pricing packages & photos from other weddings to give you ideas. From Simple to Spectacular, our cars are fun and popular and will give you a lifetime of memories. Custom license plates available. SE HABLA ESPANOL.

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BACHELOR/ BACHELORETTE PARTIES Golden Nugget Lake Charles 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd Lake Charles, LA 70601 337-508-7848 goldennuggetLC.com see ad on page 112, 122, 170 Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse 19333 David Memorial Drive The Woodlands, TX 77385 281-298-2800 johnnysitailansteakhouse.com see ad on page 123 Sugarland Skeeters Legends Constellation Field 1 Stadium Dr Sugar Land, TX 77498 281-207-9146 sugarlandskeeters.com see ad on page 22, 124

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BARTENDING Speakeasy by Bourbon and Lace Event Services 281-299-8311 speakeasymixology.com see ad on page 118 BRIDAL ATTIRE BHLDN 4056 Westheimer Houston 713-599-1917 BHLDN.com Brickhouse Bridal 200 Valleywood Dr Suite A300 The Woodlands 281-681-3430 BrickhouseBridal.com Camille la Vie Memorial City Mall Houston 713-468-3350 CamilleLaVie.com

Dream Day Bridal 19189 I-45 S Ste M The Woodlands 936-321-2300 DreamDayBridal.com Fiance'e Bridal 318 Main St, Suite D Spring 832-823-4280 fianceebridalboutique.com Houston Bridal Gallery 7951 Katy Freeway Ste E Houston 713-526-9401 HoustonBridalGallery.com Impression Bridal 18980 Gulf Freeway Suite #A Friendswood 281-486-4696 ImpressionBridalStore.com Impression Bridal 7329 West Sam Houston Parkway South Houston 713-774-4696 ImpressionBridalStore.com


Impression Bridal The Galleria 3005 West Loop S #100 Houston 713-623-4696 ImpressionBridalStore.com Ivory Bridal Atelier 2800 Kirby Dr Ste 218 Houston 713-550-1622 IvoryBridalHouston.com Jill’s Fashions and Bridals 155 Gulf Freeway League City 281-332-1700 JillsFashionsAndBridals.com see ad on page 135 M2 Bridal 12938 Willow Chase Dr. Houston 281-890-0101 M2Bridal.com

Marry Go Round 807 West Gray Houston 713-874-0688 MerryGoRoundBridal.com

Something Blue Bridal 211 N Velasco St Angleton 979-849-2583 SomethingBlueTexas.com

Mia Bridal Couture 713-622-2022 2509 River Oaks Blvd

The Princess Bridal 119 Main Street Spring 281-651-9393 ThePrincessBridal.com

Montage Bridal 2715 Bissonnet Houston 713-522-4508 montage-bridal.com Nolen’s Formal Apparel 3505 E 29th St Bryan 979-846-3414 nolensformalapparel.com Once Upon a Time Bridal & Formal 23850 Hwy. 59 North Kingwod 281-358-0010 YourOnceUponATime.com

Ventura Bridal 102 North Loop Houston 713-880-2364 venturasbridalfashions.com VIP Bridal 1859 Briarcrest Dr Bryan 979-589-4208 vipbridalbcs.com Whittington Bridal 2665 Royal Forest Dr Kingwood 832-644-5655 WhittingtonBridal.com

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Winnie Couture 5152 Buffalo Speedway Houston 713-782-9316 WinnieCouture.com BRIDAL BEAUTY DeGracé 25230 Borough Park Dr The Woodlands 281-419-9300 Med Spa @ A Beautiful Smile 1447 Hwy 6 #100 Sugar Land 281-277-9200 SugarLandDentalSpa.com BRIDAL CONSULTANTS Bourbon & Lace Events 281-299-8311 BourbonLaceEvents.com see ad on page 158 Fervent Designs 713-446-2335 ferventdesigns.com see ad on page 161 202

BRIDAL SHOWS Dream Weddings Bridal Show in League City South Shore Harbour Resort 2500 South Shore Blvd League City 713-747-WEDD 9333 DreamWeddingsBridalShow.com see ad on page 8, 32 Dream Weddings Bridal Show The Woodlands The Woodlands Waterway Marriott 1601 Lake Robbins Dr The Woodlands 713-747-WEDD 9333 DreamWeddingsBridalShow.com see ad on page 8, 32 Dream Weddings Bridal Show Westside The Omni Houston Westside 13210 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77079 713-747-9333 dreamweddingsbridalshow.com see ad on page 8, 32

CAKES Bavarian Cakery 8815 Solon Rd Ste. F2 Houston, TX 77064 281-469-3116 bavariancakery.com see ad on page 114 Cake Place 1209 N Meyer Rd Seabrook 281-733-6080 CakePlace.com see ad on page 116 CATERING Mel’s Country Cafe 24814 Stanolind Road Tomball 281-255-6357 MelsCountryCafe.com see ad on page 119 MiChef Caters 2629 Aldine Westfield Humble 281-851-5500 MiCaters.com see ad on page 117


Robinette & Company Caterers 216 Kirby Seabrook 281-326-3663 RobinetteandCompany.com see ad on page 119 The Merrill House 2502 Algerian Way Houston, TX 77098 713-360-2002 gr8plate.com see ad on page 14, 182 CEREMONY LOCATIONS Ashelynn Manor 25276 Nichols Sawmill Rd Magnolia 281-252-3355 AshelynnManor.com see ad on page 10, 164 Brownstone Reserve 7961 FM 2038 Bryan, TX 77808 979-446-2315 brownsonereserve.com see ad on page 165

Butler’s Courtyard 122 Michigan Avenue League City 281-557-5551 ButlersCourtyard.com see ad on page Inside Front Cover, 166 Heather’s Glen 200 E Phillips Street Conroe 936-441-6611 HeathersGlen.com see ad on page 12, 173 Noah’s Event Venue 16555 Creek Bend Dr Sugarland 281-806-1511 noahseventvenue.com Oakwind Weddings 4601 County Rd 156 Alvin 281-585-0060 OakwindWeddings.com see ad on page 16, 183

CEREMONY MUSIC Chamber Music Unlimited 281-469-2496 ChamberMusicUnlimited.com see ad on page 150 CHAIR COVERS Innovative Linens 509 W Texas Ave Baytown, TX 77520 innovativelinens.com see ad on page 132 CHOCOLATE / CANDY BUFFET ChocoPops Candy & More 5011 Spring Stuebner Rd Spring 713-376-6601 chocopopscandy.com see ad on page 115

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CHOCOLATE FOUNTAINS Chocolate Encore by Bavarian Cakery 8815 Solon Rd Ste. F2 Houston, TX 77064 281-469-3116 chocolateencore.com see ad on page 114

DarKer Side DJ 281-542-3555 darkersidedjs.com see ad on page 150

Texas T Productions 281-845-9540 TexasTProductions.com see ad on page 149

DJ Dave Productions 281-966-1708 DJDaveProductions.com see ad on page 145

EVENT DÉCOR Innovative Linens 509 W Texas Ave Baytown, TX 77520 innovativelinens.com see ad on page 132

CREATIVE TOUCHES Event Sparklers 5330 Spring Cyress Spring 832-435-2283 EventSparklers.com see ad on page 125

J&A Entertainment 713-826-0018 JAEntertainment.net see ad on page 146

DESTINATION WEDDINGS Network 2 Travel 832-738-1994 network2travel.com

LG Entertainment 2855 Mangum Rd Suite #445 Houston 281-407-7741 lgentertainers.com see ad on page 147

DISC JOCKEYS Complete Music 281-350-1844 HoustonDJVideo.com see ad on page 144

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Signature Eventx 713-377-0226 sigantureeventx.xom see ad on page 148

Love Birds Rentals &Styling 15514 Summit Park Dr Ste 503 Montgomery, TX 77356 409-673-0589 lovebirdsvintage.com see ad on page 159 Rexberry Luxury Weddings and Events 931B Katy Freeway Houston 832-799-1449 rexberryevents.com see ad on page 18, 160


FLORAL DESIGN & DECORATIONS Faux Flora- Paper Flowers 832-375-5854 faux-flora.com see ad on page 130 Haute Flowers and Finds 826 W. Main League City 281-335-1518 HauteFlowersAndFinds.com see ad on page 131 Regina Gust Floral & Events 5005 Larkin Street Houston, TX 77007 713-426-1166 reginagust.com see ad on page 7, 133 Rexberry Luxury Weddings and Events 931B Katy Freeway Houston 832-799-1449 rexberryevents.com see ad on page 18, 160

FORMALWEAR Alvin Tuxedos 2500 S Loop Hwy 35 Alvin 832-248-9944 AlvinTuxedos.com Bella Bridesmaids 2611 Greenbriar Dr Houston, TX 77006 713-525-2778 bellabridesmaids.com GIFT REGISTRY Celebrity China 800-729-6346 celebritychina.com see ad on page 24,138 GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS Courtyard By MarriottKingwood 130 Northpark Plaza Dr. Kingwood, Texas 77339 281-358-9200 marriott.com/houkw see ad on page 167

Courtyard By Marriott Katy Mills 25402 Katy Mills Parkway Katy, TX 77494 281-665-3198 see ad on page 167 Hilton Garden Inn Pearland 12101 Shadow Creek Pkwy Pearland 713-340-0110 HoustonPearland.HGI.com see ad on page 26, 174 Hilton Garden Inn Sugar Land 722 Bonaventure Way Sugar Land, TX 77479 281-491-7777 hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/ en/index.html see ad on page 175 Hilton Garden Inn The Woodlands 9301 Six Pines The Woodlands 281-364-9300 TheWoodlandsHilton.com 205


Hilton Houston North 12400 Greenspoint Drive Houston 281-875-2222 HiltonHoustonHotel.com see ad on page 29, 176 Holiday Inn & Suites The Woodlands 19333 David Memorial Drive The Woodlands, TX 77385 281-298-2800 holidayinn.com see ad on page 177 Houston Marriott South Hobby Airport 9100 Gulf Freeway Houston 713-943-7979 Marriott.com/houhh see ad on page 27 Marriott Houston North 255 North Sam Houston Parkway East Houston 281-875-4000 Marriott.com/hougp see ad on page 31, 181 206

Sam Houston Hotel 1117 Prarie St Houston 832-200-8800 thesamhoustonhotel.com see ad on page 140, 186 Sheraton Suites Houston 2400 West Loop South Houston, TX 77027 713-586-2444 sheraonsuiteshouston.com see ad on page 187 HONEYMOON & TRAVEL Network 2 Travel 832-738-1994 network2travel.com INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIES Bella Dia Stationery 1254 FM 143 Katy, TX 77494 belladiastationery.com see ad on page Back Cover, 142

My Urban Invites 2855A Mangum Rd #315 Houston, TX 77092 832-732-9848 myurbaninvites.com see ad on page Inside Back Cover JEWELRY Acori Diamonds 636 S Friendswood Dr Friendswood, TX 77546 281-482-4755 acori.com C&I by Luxe Line 818-964-7877 chloeandisabelbyluxeline.com Camillo’s Fine Jewelry 2107 W. Davis #H Conroe 936-539-4367 CamillosFineJewelry.com


Lewis Jewelers 1141 Uptown Park Blvd Houston 281-332-8433 LewisUSA.com

Select Jewelers 2221 S Voss Rd Houston, TX 77057 713-781-3359 selectjewelers.com

Thomas Markle Jewelers 4417 Kingwood Dr Kingwood 281-360-4367 ThomasMarkleJewelers.com

Lewis Jewelers 19335 Gulf Fwy #4 Webster 281-332-8433 LewisUSA.com

Shannon Fine Jewelry 1440 Lake Woodlands Dr Ste I The Woodlands 281-364-7172 ShannonFJ.com

Thomas Markle Jewelers 9595 Six Pines Dr #950 The Woodlands 281-363-2400 ThomasMarkleJewelers.com

Shannon Fine Jewelry 6944 Cypress Creek Pkwy Houston 281-893-1175 ShannonFJ.com

Thomas Markle Jewelers Near Memorial City Mall Houston ThomasMarkleJewelers.com

Park Lane Jewelry Crystal Sanchez 832-984-5244 parklanebycrystal.com Robbins Brothers Engagement Rings 1251 Bay Area Blvd Webster 281-557-3160 RobbinsBrothers.com Robbins Brothers Engagement Rings 2101 W Loop S Houston 713-961-0011 RobbinsBrothers.com

Silverlust Jewelry 1338-C Westheimer Houston 713-520-5440 SilverlustOnline.com

Uptown Diamond 5151 San Felipe Ste 150 Houston 713-360-7922 UptownDiamond.com Zadok Jewelers 1749 Post Oak Blvd @ San Felipe Houston 713-960-8950 Zadok.com 207


LIGHTING LG Entertainment 2855 Mangum Rd Suite #445 Houston 281-407-7741 lgentertainers.com see ad on page 147 LIMOUSINES & TRANSPORTATION Jordan Limousines 713-680-3181 JordanLimos.com see ad on page 198 The Original Trolley Co. 281-491-4911 OriginalTrolley.com LINENS Innovative Linens 509 W Texas Ave Baytown, TX 77520 innovativelinens.com see ad on page 132

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LIQUOR, BEER & WINE ICIT Entertainment 281-851-1236 ICITEntertainment.com LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Chamber Music Unlimited 281-469-2496 ChamberMusicUnlimited.com see ad on page 150 DeDe and the Daydreams 281-844-6494 dede-music.com see ad on page 151 MOTHERS AT THE WEDDING T. Carolyn Vintage Park Houston 281-257-2000 TCarolyn.com see ad on page 30

OFFICIANTS Texas T Productions 281-845-9540 TexasTProductions.com see ad on page 149 Weddings Performed Anytime, Anywhere! 281-478-6126 WeddingsPerformed.com see ad on page 128 PHOTOBOOTH DarKer Side DJ 281-542-3555 darkersidedjs.com see ad on page 150 PHOTOGRAPHY Angelic Designs Photography 832-253-6282 Angelic-Designs.com see ad on page 155 Color Tyme Photo & Video 713-907-4809 colortymephoto.com see ad on page 28, 154


RECEPTIONS Ashelynn Manor 25276 Nichols Sawmill Rd Magnolia 281-252-3355 AshelynnManor.com see ad on page 10, 164

Courtyard By MarriottKingwood 130 Northpark Plaza Dr. Kingwood, Texas 77339 281-358-9200 marriott.com/houkw see ad on page 167

Golden Nugget Lake Charles 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd Lake Charles, LA 70601 337-508-7848 goldennuggetLC.com see ad on page 112, 122, 170

Brownstone Reserve 7961 FM 2038 Bryan, TX 77808 979-446-2315 brownsonereserve.com see ad on page 165

Courtyard By Marriott Katy Mills 25402 Katy Mills Parkway Katy, TX 77494 281-665-3198 see ad on page 167

Golf Club at Cinco Ranch 23030 Cinco Ranch Blvd Katy 832-771-3464 GolfClubAtCincoRanch.com see ad on page 171

Butler’s Courtyard 122 Michigan Avenue League City 281-557-5551 ButlersCourtyard.com see ad on page Inside Front Cover, 166

Emery’s Buffalo Creek 10827 Hwy 36 Bellville 77418 emerysbuffalocreek.com see ad on page 25, 128

Haak Winery 6310 Avenue T Sante Fe 409-925-1401 haakwine.com see ad on page 172

Ensemble Theatre 3535 Main Street Houston 713-807-4307 EnsembleHouston.com see ad on page 169

Heather’s Glen 200 E Phillips Street Conroe 936-441-6611 HeathersGlen.com see ad on page 12, 173

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Hilton Garden Inn Pearland 12101 Shadow Creek Pkwy Pearland 713-340-0110 HoustonPearland.HGI.com see ad on page 26, 174 Hilton Garden Inn Sugar Land 722 Bonaventure Way Sugar Land, TX 77479 281-491-7777 hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/ en/index.html see ad on page 175 Hilton Houston North 12400 Greenspoint Drive Houston 281-875-2222 HiltonHoustonHotel.com see ad on page 29, 176

Holiday Inn & Suites The Woodlands 19333 David Memorial Drive The Woodlands TX 77385 281-298-2800 holidayinn.com see ad on page 177 House Plantation 15743 House Rd Hockley 281-758-0706 HousePlantation.com see ad on page 178 Houston Marriott South Hobby Airport 9100 Gulf Freeway Houston 713-943-7979 Marriott.com/houhh see ad on page 27 I M Event Center 3303 Main St Houston, TX 77002 713-869-0066 imgh.org see ad on page 179

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Lakewood Yacht Club 2425 NASA Pkwy Seabrook 281-474-2511 LakewoodYachtClub.com see ad on page 180 Marriott Houston North 255 North Sam Houston Parkway East Houston 281-875-4000 Marriott.com/hougp see ad on page 31, 181 My Special Occasion 15001 Delany Rd LaMarque 832-931-7813 myspecialoccasion.net see ad on page 193 Noah’s 21402 Merchant’s Way Katy 832-451-7201 MyNoahs.com


Noah’s Event Venue 16555 Creek Bend Dr Sugarland 281-806-1511 noahseventvenue.com Oakwind Weddings 4601 County Rd 156 Alvin 281-585-0060 OakwindWeddings.com see ad on page 16, 183 Olde Dobbin Station 2849 Old Dobbin Rd. Dobbin 936-828-0790 OldeDobbinStation.com see ad on page 195 Palms Banquet and Event Center 15301 Gulf Freeway Houston 281-481-1234 PalmsEventCenter.com see ad on page 184

SallyBrooke Event Venue 215 Middleton Street Bayview 832-274-3410 sallybrooke.com see ad on page 185 Sam Houston Hotel 1117 Prarie St Houston 832-200-8800 thesamhoustonhotel.com see ad on page 140, 186 Sheraton Suites Houston 2400 West Loop South Houston, TX 77027 713-586-2444 sheraonsuiteshouston.com see ad on page 187 The Admiral at Endeavour Marina 3101 NASA Pkwy Seabrook 832-864-4002 TheAdmiralRoom.com

The Ballroom @ Bayou Place 500 Texas Ave Houston 713-400-1299 theballroomhouston.com see ad on page 188 The Merrill House 2502 Algerian Way Houston, TX 77098 713-360-2002 gr8plate.com see ad on page 14, 182 The Power Center 12401 S Post Oak Houston 713-723-6837 Pyramidcdc.com see ad on page 190 The Sycamore Room at Battleground Golf Club 1600 Georgia Ave Deer Park 281-478-4653 battlegroundgolfclub.com see ad on page 194

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Water’s Edge Venue 2511 NASA PKWY Seabrook 281-291-9900 WatersEdge.Events see ad on page 193 Waterfront Event Center 1723 61st St Galveston, TX 77551 409-497-9685 waterfronteventcener.com see ad on page 192 Windveil Manor 28622 FM 2920 Road Waller, TX 77484 713-899-1275 windveilmanor.com see ad on page 195 REHEARSAL DINNERS Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse 19333 David Memorial Drive The Woodlands, TX 77385 281-298-2800 johnnysitailansteakhouse.com see ad on page 123 212

Lakewood Yacht Club 2425 NASA Pkwy Seabrook 281-474-2511 LakewoodYachtClub.com see ad on page 180 Sheraton Suites Houston 2400 West Loop South Houston, TX 77027 713-586-2444 sheraonsuiteshouston.com see ad on page 187 Sugarland Skeeters- Legends Constellation Field 1 Stadium Dr Sugar Land, TX 77498 281-207-9146 sugarlandskeeters.com see ad on page 22, 124 The Merrill House 2502 Algerian Way Houston, TX 77098 713-360-2002 gr8plate.com see ad on page 14, 182

SPAS Golden Nugget Lake Charles 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd Lake Charles, LA 70601 337-508-7848 goldennuggetLC.com see ad on page 112, 122, 170 VIDEOGRAPHY Color Tyme Photo & Video 713-907-4809 colortymephoto.com see ad on page 28, 154 WEDDING WEBSITES
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