Archive for the ‘Contest/Giveaway’ Category
The International Special Events Society (ISES) held its inaugural Holiday Tablescape Contest recently. Contestants were asked to create a tablescape to show off their best creativity and talents. All sorts of professional companies from an antiques rental company to venues developed a concept and executed it within size and time constraints to come up with the best design.
The contestants that participated that evening were:
Gary Jones Presents…
Revive Vintage Rentals
Panache Event Group
Illusions Rentals and Designs
The winners received a coveted trophy, champagne and a portion of the proceeds going to their favorite charity. As an added gesture of holiday spirit, guests brought unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots.
Sponsors of the magical evening included:
Le Snooty Fox
San Antonio Garden Center
Photographs by Joseph Rodriguez
Table by Gary Jones Presents…
Table by Panache Event Group
Table by Wilkinson Rhodes
Table by Aztec Events and Tents
Table by Illusions Rentals and Designs
Table by Granberry Hills
Table by The Wedding Guide
Table by Revive Vintage Rentals
Table by Lambermont Events
And the winners of the evening were:
Under $250 Best Design: Panache Event Group for
“Roger Whitaker’s Country Christmas”
Over $250 Best Design: The Wedding Guide for
“The ‘Presents’ of Santa”
The other notable winners of the evening were the two charities who benefited from the generous designers were:
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and
St. Peter and St. Joseph’s Children’s Home
Student scholarship winners of the evening were Kryzta Celeste Rodriguez and Aline Gonzales.
We look forward to see how this event gains momentum next year and brings more creativity and awesomeness for all to enjoy. If you liked any of the tables you see here and would like for these professionals to recreate them for you and your special event, make sure to contact them. For a list of more designers, consultants and wedding professionals that can help you achieve your vision, make sure to visit our website: www.austinweddings.com.
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We love a good wedding story around here, and when we heard of another group of individuals that love one as much as we do, we wanted to hear more. It looks like two forces are heading up an endeavor to see one fantastic couple through all the stages of their dream wedding.
Kendall Plantation and Haute Weddings have been on the lookout for other wedding professionals to see if they would like to join in on their quest to make this good idea into reality. An outpouring of businesses have answered the call and the excitement is building fast. Almost 20 hosts and sponsors have already committed time and services to this worthwhile undertaking, and we’re so proud that a large majority involved are our dedicated Wedding Guide clients. To see a list of all these very generous vendors involved, take a look at this link: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.303483553005324.71237.303365833017096&type=1 or type in MISSION Wedding to locate their dedicated Facebook page on the event.
Here are the current details we have on this amazing opportunity.
To honor and thank our military service men and woman, Kendall Plantation and Haute Weddings have joined forces to host a wedding for a military service man or woman. Valued at $40,000 MISSION Wedding will include all the wedding details for 150 guests donated by some of the most respected wedding vendors in San Antonio. Our goal is to reach active duty military and honor him or her with the wedding of their dreams. We are looking for military candidates who can submit their love story in 500 words or less and information as to why they should be chosen for a hosted dream wedding! One or both of the candidates must be in the military. Stories must be submitted no later than February 20, 2012. The chosen couple will be determined and announced by March 1, 2012. Entry submissions will be available on our MISSION Wedding website. Website link coming soon!
So submit your or some deserving persons entry to Kendall Plantation or Haute Weddings’ website. We know with such a large military community that San Antonio and Austin has, we can flood submissions and find the most deserving couple to win this contest. Use this as your chance to share someone’s amazing story with us and have everyone else know how this couple’s love story is a story for the ages.
Tags: contest, dream wedding, honor, military, venue
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Congratulations to the winners of our Facebook contest, Andrea Lahm & Gloria Bautista are the winners of our engagement ring picture contest! Thank you to all the brides that participated. Enjoy these pictures of the beautiful rings. Visit our Austin Wedding Guide Facebook and San Antonio Wedding Guide Facebook daily for more contests, giveaways, tips and announcements for our brides!
Tags: Austin, Austin Wedding Guide, Austin Wedding Guide Facebook, contest, Engagement Rings, Facebook, San Antonio, San Antonio Wedding guide, San Antonio Wedding Guide Facebook, wedding, Wedding Guide Facebook, weddings
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- Elizabeth Browning
The Wedding Guide would like to congratulate Wedding Guide bride Jaime Gele on her engagement!
Jaime Gele met Russell Zwiener during a night on the town in Houston. She was celebrating a friend’s baby shower, and Russell was in town on the same exact weekend. Russell was living in Chicago working on his medical school rotations and was on vacation in Houston. They only talked for a brief time that night, but when Russell got home he found Jaime on Facebook and the rest was history.
After seeing each other in Houston about a month after they first met, Jaime and Russell realized how much they had in common. Jaime remembers thinking to herself that this was the first guy she went out with in a while that could potentially work out. On their first official date, Russell told Jaime that he would be moving around to finish his medical school rotations in the next year. Chicago, New York, New Orleans, and Ft. Lauderdale were going to be his home for the next year.
Jaime had some reservations about pursuing a relationship, not knowing how the long distance would affect them. Despite her reservations, Jaime took and chance and the long-distance couple made it work with lots of visits, hours on the phone and emails.
Last year Russell finally moved back to Houston, and on December 1, 2010 Russell proposed to Jaime. Jaime tells us, “I always look back and wonder how I got to this point. Fate is a crazy thing. I couldn’t be happier.” The couple plan to marry December 28, 2011, at Kindred Oaks in Georgetown.Tags: Austin, Bride of the Week, Kindred oaks, Reception
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Got a sappy love story?
FACES by jessica wants to hear it!
You saw each other across a crowded room…
Or how he proposed in a field of bluebonnets…
Are you high-school sweethearts who lost touch and overcame insurmountable obstacles and found each other again in Paris…?
The cheesier, the better!
FACES by jessica wants to find the best love story out there. If you feel that you have the sappiest love story submit your entry and win big!
The sweetest, bring-a-tear-to-your-eye, Nicholas Sparks movie kind of story will be chosen on February 14th, and the winner will get a FREE wedding photography package!
Entries accepted in person and through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
*All entries must be in writing!
Good luck, and Happy Wedding Planning!Tags: contest, FACES by jessica, love story, Photography, phptography, San Antonio, wedding contest
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Congratulations to Sarah & Adam and their Magic 105.3 Dream Wedding at Granberry Hills!Tags: ceremony, contest, Reception, wedding
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Congratulations to Maria Bernal Photography for award-winning portraits in the Austin Professional Photographers Association’s annual competition!
Maria won a first place trophy for Best Portrait, a second place trophy for Best Portrait, a third place trophy for Best Illustrative image, a first place trophy for Best Wedding Image and the Best in Show Trophy along with a Judge’s Choice award. Maria Bernal Photography associate photographer Nathan Johns also won a second place trophy in the Illustrative Category. Congratulations from the Wedding Guide!award, Photography, wedding
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