Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Love Lee Photography for a Lovely Bride!

There are a ton of Houston Wedding Photographers...a dime a dozen, but Margaret Lee of Love Lee Photography stands a part as one of the best! She has the full package and by that, I don't mean engagement sessions, bridal sessions, and album choices (although, she gets two thumbs up in that department too)!

She is a pleasure to work with and I can always count on her getting the shots that my clients melt over. Her photography style is playful and thoughtful and her images vibrant, colorful, and alive! Margaret is dedicated to the client's wishes and desires, but also in tuned to their needs and provides photography packages that are suitable to every bride's budget.

Love Lee Photography will follow you to the ends of the world for destination weddings and also specializes in boudoir sessions.

Visit http://www.loveleephotography.com/ to view online galleries and to make an appointment to meet with Margaret!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Michael's Cookie Jar: Cookie Favors Done Right!

I am so excited to welcome Michael's Cookie Jar to the Two Be Wed family! Michael Savino is a trained pastry chef from the Culinary Institute of America. He is on a mission to create and introduce the yummiest and finest cookies in Houston and doing a fabulous job I might add!

Michael is best known for his elaborate cookie displays he calls "The Cookie Buffet" and "The Cookie Cake." They are perfect for your wedding reception and a nice change from the usual groom's cake.

Michael's Cookie Jar has three collections of cookies

1) Americana collection- the kind of cookies you prayed were waiting for you when you got home fro
m school! Delicious "chunky chocolate chip, fresh oatmeal raisin, and old fashioned peanut butter!

2)Fancy collection- European inspired cookies, petite, bite-size, and just beautiful. From raspberry buttertwists, cocoanut macaroons, and chocolate biscotti to Mexican wedding cake and Almond Florentine. The perfect gift for the hostess of the party!

3) Seasonal Collection- Michael's seasonal cookies are adorable and just too pretty to eat until you take a bite and then, well, you know how it goes! His wedding collection includes the couple's monogram, a wedding cake, and a cookie decorated with the bride and groom's picture.

Check out Michael's Cookie Jar at http://www.michaelscookiejar.com/. To schedule a cookie tasting contact Michael at michael@michaelscookiejar.com or 713.771.8603.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Your Houston Wedding Planners

Ok, Future Bride-to-Be....tell the truth! Is your wedding planning driving you nuts? Do you wish you had someone (knowledgeable, trustworthy, honest, and capable) to help you with all the tasks and decisions that have to be made before you walk down the aisle?

Fret no more! The creative minds at Two Be Wed are Houston wedding planners that you can trust to make your planning process exciting and the day-of, unforgettable! Call or email for a complimentary consultation. If you book a planning service we will offer you a $250 credit towards your package.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Houston's Newest Event Venue: The Patio On Mercer

The Patio On Mercer is Houston's Newest Event Venue located in the West End District near Greenway Plaza. This is the perfect venue for engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, intimate weddings, and post wedding brunches!

It boasts a 4,000 square foot covered and climate controlled patio with ammenties that are sure to impress your guests!

The Grand Opening event is on Thursday, May 28th from 6:30-8:30pm. Enjoy cocktails, lite bites, and good music. Floral delights by Events in Bloom! http://www.eventsinbloom.com

Visit http://www.patioonmercer.com/ for more information and to view the online gallery! To schedule a tour email Natalie Dawley at info@patioonmercer.com.

Grand Ideas for Your Grand Entrance

Grand Entrances should capture your guests. This is the first introduction as husband and wife at the reception...make it memorable!

1) Play a song that builds excitement! My clients Jason and Amanda played the Rocky theme song as they were raised up from the lift at Hotel ZaZa...their guests were going crazy! Dunna, duh, Dunna, duh, Dunna, duh, Dunna, duh!! (me trying to hum the song)

2) Do a little jig or a signature dance move! Have fun with the entrance...it sets the tone for the reception.

3) If you're a little more conservative then take your time. Don't rush to your seat. Let the entire song play and reach out to some of your guests to give them hugs or shake their hands. Seriously, this is your presidential moment!!

4) Please go straight to the dance floor!!!! There is nothing worse than building up the momentum and then coming to a screeching hault by sitting down. You already have everyone's attention so milk it for what it's worth and give them the dance of your life!

5)Smile, Kiss, and make it a photo worthy moment!! Guys, twirl your girl or dip her and when you lift her up meet her with a kiss! Seriously, you'll get the "Most Romantic" guy award and points with your honey!!

We would love to hear your unique ideas for Entrances....stay connected for ideas on the Grand Exit!!