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With all of the events I've had the pleasure of being a part of for over a decade...I have so many experiences to share with you! While here, you may find inspiration for your wedding day, corporate function or the things I like to get into when I'm not planning like a BOSS!

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Today I’m here to set the record straight. It’s time to understand how much do weddings cost before you start creating a wedding budget. All weddings are not created equal…and neither are the budgets that fund said weddings. You can also check out this calculator from The Knot to get you started. Let’s breakdown the […]

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And here are 3 reasons why. You need a wedding planner. And not in a shameless plug for my event planning business kind of way. Weddings are expensive, they bring about a lot of emotion and it’s really important to understand the logistics and associated fees with pulling it off right. A wedding planner can […]

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I’ve been a Houston Wedding Planner for over 7yrs and time sure is flying by. I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately. And also a lot of home remodeling, artwork, cooking from scratch, playing outside with kids and working out with my new bestie, the Peloton. And I realized as I help one of […]

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Exterior view of the Safari Texas Ranch ballroom venue

Safari Texas Ranch : Unique Spacious Venue Home to Ten Ballrooms and Outdoor Spaces Safari Texas Ranch is the ultimate wedding and event venue with ballrooms and outdoor spaces to accommodate large and small guest lists and design your wedding to look exactly how you want it. In the SwaLaRue Venue Tours, we’ve been to […]

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Grand Central inspired wedding venue with floor to ceiling windows

The Astorian: An Industrial Historical Landmark Venue Today we’re exploring The Astorian, a Grand Central Station-inspired loft space nestled in a Houston Historical Society landmark building. Host your wedding, gala, or other event in this metropolitan space with 1920s Art Deco vibes. As the SwaLaRue Events Venue Tour travels Downtown Houston, we’ve seen the Crystal […]

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Floor to ceiling windows wrap around The Dunlavy set up for a wedding reception

The Dunlavy : Restaurant Turned Private Event Space with Gorgeous Scenery For this SwaLaRue Events venue tour, we are stepping away from the city venues of Downtown Houston and taking in the nature that surrounds The Dunlavy, located at 3422 Allen Parkway in Houston, Texas. The Dunlavy is a breakfast and lunch spot by day […]

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How to get creative during breaks at your next Virtual Conference Virtual conferences are becoming more of the norm. Due to restrictions for health reasons, companies are deciding not to postpone an entire year to meet again….in order to maintain momentum, the time to meet is NOW. But all day meetings…can kind of be a […]

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Ya’ll has 2020 been a wash or what?? Like I’ve been sitting on the STRUGGLE bus for not weeks, MONTHS just waiting for my stop to get off! First, I waited pretty impatiently. Like everyone else, I said, hey…weddings will still happen – this will be over in two weeks, should be no big deal […]

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The Revaire : Original Charm with Luxurious Flaire Sandlwood Manor is the ultimate wedding and event venue located on a 27-Acre private estate. It has everything from sleeping rooms and entertainment inside a mansion as well as a luxe ballroom just oudside the mansions’ back door. In the SwaLaRue Venue Tours, we’ve been North twice, […]

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A wedding is not a task to deal with all alone; it is a giant team venture of creative professionals to transform a dream into reality using multiple vendors. After deciding about the wedding budget and style next, the ultimate thing in the list is: ‘’Searching for your wedding vendors’’. Finding a reputable and trustworthy […]

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Audrey Jones Building

The Houston Museum of Fine Arts: A Different Way to Entertain Today we’re taking a trip to the museum district to take a look at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH) where corporate functions of various sizes and weddings seeking a non-traditional path come to host events. There are of course options that include a […]

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Let me guess, you asked Google, “How to make a Wedding Website” and landed here? Well it must mean you’re ready to put your wedding up on the World Wide Web! First off, MAJOR congratulations are due for even deciding to build a wedding website. Whther you realize it or not – these little message […]

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The Springs Cypress

The Springs- Cypress : A Lavish Chateau The Springs Cypress is a unique castle tucked away in the forest trees of Northwest Houston. It offers a fairytale setting for events large and small with options both indoors and out. In the SwaLaRue Venue Tours, we’ve been North twice before and now we are headed to […]

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