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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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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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sandlewood manor tomball tx

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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fall season notebook

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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pink pencil box, scissors, ipad

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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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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