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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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ideson library outdoors

The Julia Ideson Library: More than just a place to read The Julia Ideson Library is a historic venue, named for the first head librarian for Houston Public Libraries, and served in that position for 40 years. So far in the SwaLaRue Events venue tours, we’ve been here, here and here. But what if I […]

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dukessa venue entrance

The Dukessa Houston: Galleria Area Gem The Dukessa Houston is an exquisite event venue located in the Houston Galleria Area. If you recall we’ve highlighted another venue near the Galleria previously. This event space is extremely versatile in that you can reimagine your room set up for a guest count ranging from 50-300 guests! They […]

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wedding flowers

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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wedding venue courtyard

The Gallery Houston: Galleria Area Old-World Charm The Gallery Houston brings the French Mediterranean to the Houston Galleria Area. We’ve been to North Houston, Katy, The Museum District, and now it’s time for Uptown to take the stage. This venue provides options for large guest capacities both indoors and outdoors…with the parking spaces to match. […]

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bride and groom

Hey Boss Bride! If you’re on a journey to plan your own wedding, you’re in for a treat today. I’m bringing you the Top 20 Wedding Planning Websites and Apps to help you save time, energy and money as on your journey down the aisle. There are a lot of blogs, websites and Apps out […]

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palm royal villa katy, tx

Palm Royal Villa: Katy, Tx Tuscan Event Space Today we’re taking a trip out west to Katy, Tx for a look at The Palm Royal. This venue sits on 8-acres of land. If you recall we’ve visited other venues in Katy as well, but this one has it’s own exclusive appeal. This is an ideal […]

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blue and cream wedding invite

So you’re about to start ordering wedding invites and you’re thinking to go digital? While I am a fan that is head over heels in love with paper products, I DO get that it may not be for everyone to order elaborate wedding invitations. And with the increased drive for online RSVP requests, one can […]

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sandlewood manor tomball tx

Sandlewood Manor : A Luxury Event Space in Tomball, TX 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 […]

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coffee and flowers

With the encouragement to stay home and stay safe- initially it may have discouraged you from continuing to work on your wedding. Not being able to see vendors in person, not being able to experience cake tastings, not being able to actually view venues…COVID-19 has brought on a whole new layer of concern for busy […]

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reception at the crystal ballroom houston

Learn more about the Crystal Ballroom to help you find the best event space for your next celebration in Houston.

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