Who are your Vendors in the Houston and surrounding areas

posted 9 years ago in Houston
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Venue – Briscoe Manor. Very complete package for the price.  Lesli was great to work with and she acts as DOC as part of your price.  Very organized and the property and buidlings look just like their pictures online.

Caterer – Behind the Bash.  Rachel was willing to accomodate any request and had great suggestions.  People are still mentioning the food quality and taste.

DJ – Rock N Robin.  We had a slight hiccup in the beginning booking the person we wanted but it all worked out great.  He listened to what we wanted and did exactly that.  They are also great at making sure the bride and groom always have the drink they want, not what I expected in a DJ, but a pleasant surprise.

Florist – Last Petal.  Melanie was my favorite vendor to work with.  She is very laid back and has such great taste.  She isn’t local (LaGrange) but she services both the Houston and Austin areas.

Cake – Who Made the Cake.  Nadine knows her stuff.  Great samples too.  We shopped around for cakes before going to Nadine and her level of service far outweighed others we had spoken with.  They looked and tasted great too.

Dress/BM Dresses – Louise Blum.  If you can afford it, do it.  Leslie was a blast to work with and knows the design stories of a lot of the gowns, which is fun the hear.  She makes you very comfortable and the customer service is great.  They worked with my out of town bridesmaids as well, which took the stress off of me.

Shoes – Allens Boot Company (Austin).  I wanted a certain pair of Old Gringo boots and one of the few places close was in Austin.  They ordered them for me on the spot and I had them within 3 days.  I still get compliments on the boots.

Hair Stylist and Make Up Artist – Tree Vaello.  The trial was great and the day of was so-so.  Don’t get me wrong, I looked and felt great but on the day of, we chose to go to her studio and she booked a fashion shoot for later that day so not only were we (myself and my bridal party) there but also several photographers, stylists, and models.  Not what I’d call a relaxing environment.

Invitations/Programs – Invitation Solutions.  Kristen was great and open to requests.  When something showed up a little less in count that what was ordered, it was fixed right away, no questions.  She even helped me custom design note cards for one of my bridesmaids.

Let me know if any of you want a more personal description or to see pictures.

Post # 4
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Newbee

I would love to come to Houston and shoot your beach wedding. We have beach weddings all the time in Charleston.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Venue/Catering:  The Houstonian Hotel  (great service, great venue!)

DJ:  Ultimate Sound Source

Florist: Simply Charming Flowers (LOVE LOVE LOVE her!)

Cake:  Susie’s Cakes (beautiful work and delicous!  The cake is part of my package with the Houstonian)

Everything else I am doing from the DC area which is where I currently live but I’m getting married at home in Houston.

Good luck to you!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Venue – Agave Road in Katy – Love at first site with this place, can’t wait to get married there!  Steve is super nice to work with.

Caterer – Ciro’s is doing fajitas for us (included in my Agave Road package)

Coordinator – ended up firing her.  PM me if you want her name.  Tip: Check BBB before hiring ANYONE.  I would recommend talking to the girls at TwoBeWed – they are very nice, and have helped me in other ways.

Photographer – Chip at Studio 563

DJ – Will Everett (he used to work for DJs Unlimited), (included with Agave Road Package)

Florist – Striking Stems – love them!  They are sooo nice!

Cake – Edible Designs by Jessie (included with Agave Road Package)

Officiant – Geoff Bynum at Access Wedding Pastors (included with Agave Road Package)

Dress – Brickhouse Bridal in the Woodlands.  I went EVERYWHERE though – my faves were Brickhouse, Houston Bridal & Formal Gallery, & Ventura’s.  They had the best customer service (Weddings by Debbie was the worst)

Shoes – DSW (on the clearance rack!) with added ribbon roses bought on etsy.com

BM Dress – Ann Taylor at the Galleria (check the clearance rack – got gorgeous 100% silk dresses for $19.99 each!)

Hair & Make-up – Blush & Glow (Artee) – Super nice!  Went out of her way to make sure I was happy with my trials.

Invitations – Spice Paper Designs – I love Becca!!!

Others:

Alterations – Beautiful U (Arlene) – haven’t gotten my dress back yet, but MANY people recommended her to me

Limo – A-Classic Limousines

Rehearsal Dinner – Grappino di Nino’s

Sunday morning-after Brunch – Chatter’s

Hope that helps! 🙂

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My wedding is technically in Crosby, but I went to Houston for the cake and my dress. 

Cake – Cakes by Gina…only place we went.  Loved the cake, loved the price.

Both my dress and MOH’s dress – Houston Bridal & Formal Gallery.  I haven’t had any issues for my dress so far.  However, my MOH ordered the size they recommended for her, and it is going to require MAJOR alterations.  It doesn’t fit her at all…it is like she is wearing a large bag instead of a fitted dress.  She hasn’t lost any weight or anything, so I’m not sure why the size doesn’t match her measurments like they said it would.  We haven’t taken it in for the alterations, but we are hoping that they will be willing to work with us on the alteration costs.

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2009
  • Venue – Briscoe Manor. Pretty comprehensive package, but can be kind of pricey. I love working with them so far though.
  • Caterer – Behind the Bash. They cater all of Briscoe Manor’s events. Good experience so far.
  • Photographer – Morgan Lynn Photography. I think she’s new to the area, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE her work. It’s just incredible.
  • DJ – JM Productions. They seem to have very good reviews on other sites, and they’re been very responsive to all of my questions thus far.
  • Florist – Lori Holley with Special Arrangements. She’s in League City, but was by far the most creative florist I met with. I’m very excited to see how my flowers turn out.
  • Cake – Bobbie’s Cake Creations. Very good cake. Very good price.
  • Officiant – Ron Ramey with Access Wedding Pastors. I cannot express how happy I am about having him as our officiant.
  • Dress – The Princess Bridal in Spring. It’s a smaller shop, but her prices can not be beat. My dress came in exactly when she said it would, too.
  • Shoes – NinaShoes.com
  • BM Dress – David’s Bridal
  • Hair Stylist – Not decided yet, but leaning toward Your Beautiful Face
  • Make-Up Artist – Same as hair stylist
  • Invitations – WeddingPaperDivas.com
  • Post # 9
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    Wannabee

    Pelikila I would love to see some of your pictures from Briscoe Manor.  I’m looking into them and am curious what you thought about the venue and how it turned out.  Did you get married inside the chapel or outside at the gazebo?  You can just PM me with your thoughts.  

    I’m also curious as to whether anyone in the Houston area has any videographer suggestions.

    Post # 11
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Here are my vendors. I haven’t chosen allof the vendors I’ll need, but I’m really happy with these so far.

    Ceremony: St. Mary’s Catholic Church (League City)
    Reception Venue and Catering: Hotel Galvez (Galveston)
    Florist: Flowers & Gifts Unlimited (League City)
    Photographer: Doug Carter
    Cake Bakery: Cakes by Jula (League City)
    Bridal Gown: Weddings by Debbie

    Links to their websites are on the right-hand column on my blog:http://bellsandbouquets.blogspot.com/

    Post # 12
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    Newbee
  • Venue- The Tuscany Villa out in Katy. Duke is my coordinator and he is amazing. I have an all inclusive package which has helped alot using great vendors.
  • Caterer
  • Coordinator
  • Photographer- Julie Wilhite
  • DJ- Ryan Mann
  • Florist- Designs by Michelle. She does work out of her home. And her prices are the BEST out there. Seriously my quote was less than 50% of what I was quoted elsewhere.
  • Cake
  • Officiant- Rabbi Belford at Temple Siani
  • Dress- Preownedweddingdresses.com    I was even able to buy my dress from someone in Houston. So I got to go over to her home and try it on. I bought my dress for $600 and it retails for over $1200
  • Shoes
  • BM Dress- Ann Taylor
  • Hair Stylist
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Invitations- Michaels. I’m doing the DIY route.
  • Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2018
  • Ceremony- Belin Chapel at Houston Baptist University
  • Reception/Caterer- Trevisio Restaurant
  • Photographer- Studio Capture
  • DJ- JM Productions
  • Florist- Petals by Design (Lisa Cushing)
  • Cake- Cakes by Gina
  • Dress- Priscilla of Boston (during a sample sale)
  • Shoes- BCBG outlet in Cypress (they were the last pair, my size, and just right!)
  • Invitations- Wedding Paper Divas
  • Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
  • Venue:  Ceremony – West Houston Chinese Church; Reception – The Downtown Club at Plaza
  • Caterer:  The Downtown Club at Plaza
  • Coordinator:  TBD, interviewing Apriel Westmoreland of Aubrey Lane tomorrow
  • Photographer:  Christine Tremoulet
  • DJ:  None – we’ve opted not to have a dance and will likely use one of our many iPods or Mac to provide the music during the reception
  • Florist:  Help me with this one!  (but it may be someone affiliated with Flower & Petals or Petals & Flowers, what ever it’s called)
  • Cake:  Help me with this one!  Thinking about checking out Central Market.  I love Treebeard’s Italian Cream Cake, but they probably can’t do it.
  • Officiant:  Rev. David Yeung (my uncle – Katy Christian Community Church/West Houston Chinese Church)
  • Dress:  no idea who the designer is, but picked it up at Brides Against Breast Cancer and really only needs a slight hem adjustment(but Jean @ Weddings by Debbie was great)
  • Shoes:  probably J Crew
  • BM Dress:  Talbots
  • Hair Stylist:  Help me with this one!
  • Make-Up Artist:  Help me with this one!
  • Invitations:  TBD–I have lots of time (and vaction hours) so I could figure out how to DIY letterpress using my cricut & cuttlebug, but it may end up being via Costco. 
  • Others:

  • Rehersal Dinner:  probably Goode Co. BBQ (to introduce my OOT guests to Texas BBQ)
  • Veil:  probably Victoria’s Wedding Veils
  • Hotel Block:  probably Hilton Garden Inn (Energy Corridor)
  • Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
  • Venue  – Agave Road, Katy TX  Place is beautiful, but we haven’t really done anything but booked them.  These are included with the package:  Caterer, Coordinator,  DJ,  Cake
  • Photographer  – friendor
  • Florist  – DIY
  • Officiant – family friend 
  • Dress  – ????
  • Shoes  – DSW (the brand escapes me now)
  • BM Dress  – undecided
  • Hair Stylist  – undecided
  • Make-Up Artist  – undecided
  • Invitations  – DIY
  • Post # 16
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    • Venue: Second Baptist Church (ceremony), Historical Heights Fire Station (reception)
    • Caterer: Cleopatra Catering (great food and price)
    • Coordinator: Family & Me
    • Photographer: Montage Photographers (he is amazing)
    • DJ: LG Entertainment
    • Florist: Always Floral
    • Cake: Timatations
    • Officiant: Second Baptist Church
    • Dress: Brickhouse Bridal
    • Shoes: Nina Shoes (website)
    • BM Dress: J.Crew
    • Hair & Makeup: The Perfect Face (Sandra)
    • Invitations: Me

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