When you start to plan your wedding you go through all the vendors you think you want / need. Venue, photographer, florist, catering, rentals, cake, videographer, officiant, etc! One vendor typically get’s left out and is super under rated. A Top Houston wedding planner. Weather that be full planning, month of, week of, or even just day of services. There is a level of planning to fit all needs.
Ive decided to start a new Blog series where I feature some of my favorite wedding vendors to work with. Who they are, how they started, and support other small business’ in the Houston wedding industry. So If you want a planner to jump in and work until the couple are happily leaving in their exit cars. Learn more abut Bluepoppy events.
Carrie and Rebekah are lucky to share a bond beyond sisterhood. Despite an eight-year gap in age, they have pretty much always been best friends and they are truly balancing points for one another. While at first it may seem as if Carrie is a classic ‘first born’ child: all about details, organization, and structure and Rebekah fills the ‘youngest child’ role: fun, laughter, and a good-time gal, they actually BOTH bring ALL of these traits to Blue Poppy Events.
For years, they discussed what kind of business they could create together. Something that would utilize their skills, push them to learn and grow, and also be family-oriented. Wedding and event planning sort of fell into their laps at the right time and the right place in life. Just as they were trying to find ‘the perfect business idea’, they kept getting asked by friends and family to assist with their weddings and events. “You know how to run a wedding rehearsal, right?” “Can you set up a reception?” “Do you know anything about wedding day timelines?”. As neither sister is one to shy away from a challenge, they took on these requests for help with all seriousness and refused to let someone’s special day fall to pieces.
Well, after hours and hours of searching for what captured who they are and what they wanted their business to be. Carrie and Rebekah realized how fortunate they are to have one another as a sister and began to think about their own families. While they each only have one daughter, their hope is that their children will grow up to be more like sisters. In searching for a way to symbolize this in their busines they ultimately decided. They selected blue for the color of 1 daughter’s birthstone and the poppy is the other daughter’s birth month flower.
Fast forward to today and Blue Poppy Events is now growing into everything this sister team hoped for – and more. They love to meet with couples and hear what they have envisioned for their wedding day. Then helping bring that dream to fruition. Rarely a wedding passes that Rebekah isn’t getting choked up when the bride walks down the aisle. Carrie has to leave the room as the first notes of the Father and Bride’s song starts to find a tissue. They adore each and every celebration that they get to be a part of… and they have A LOT of fun doing it!! They’ve even been caught once or twice in a dark corner of the reception dancing to the party music! 😉
Now that you’ve fallen in love with the two best planners out there make sure to check out one of my favorite blog posts of theirs HERE!. Enjoy the rest of the images from one of my favorite weddings of all time. I had the pleasure of working alongside with The best Houston Wedding planners Bluepoppy events.
Venue: The Bryan Museum
Florals/Design: Rexberry Luxury
Band: Flight of the Keys
HMUA: Blush Artistry
Cake: Cakes By Jula
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Space Center Houston offers an array of exhibits and experiences for those fascinated by the universe! The center focuses on education and fun. It’s perfect for families!
Be inspired by nature’s beauty at the Cockrell Butterfly Center in Houston. Walk through the Rainforest Conservatory, a live butterfly habitat that will make you feel like you’ve been transported across oceans! The center also doubles as a museum for butterflies and entomology for those who love the science of nature.
The Houston Zoo is full of animal encounters that will leave you in awe! This is a fun attraction for all ages. It’s also a favorite amongst locals!
If you love shopping, The Galleria is Houston’s top shopping destination. It’s also the largest shopping center in Texas and the fourth largest in the country! With luxury shopping, fine dining and an indoor ice skating rink, there’s something for everyone at this shopping destination.
Want to find the perfect spot to document your Houston trip to share with your online community? Visit Houston’s beautiful street art and murals that are Instagram worthy! You can book a private tour by cart with Joyride to visit some of Houston’s lesser known murals as well as some of the most popular. Or you can discover them on your own with friends!
Whether you’re a Texas local looking to experience Austin like a tourist, or a tourist looking to see Austin like a Texan. Here is my list of the Top five things to do in Austin, Texas! Maybe you’re looking for a family-friendly environment or a local hangout with a chill vibe. Maybe you’re in search of a historical experience or something FUN to do while you’re in Austin, Texas. Either way, Austin, Texas has something for everyone!
1. Get Inspired at Wonderspaces
This 28,000 sq. foot immersive experience will leave you dazzled and inspired. Wonderspaces is full of art installations made up of lights, technology and more that will blow your mind!
2. Tour Austin’s Famous Distilleries and Breweries
Take a tour of some of Austin’s local breweries and distilleries. Head over to Dripping Springs Distilling, Treaty Oaks Distillery, and the Desert Door Distillery. If brews are your thing, try out some of the local IPA’s and ales through Texas Twisted Tours that will leave you wanting more.
3. Visit South Congress Avenue and “Keep Austin Weird”
Head on over to South Congress Avenue to find unique restaurants, live music and local shops with that signature Austin, Texas flair!
4. Make A Splash at Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures
Looking for some summer family fun? Try out Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures which is a blend of American Ninja Warrior meets your favorite bounce house on the water! The whole family is sure to love this adventure.
5. Snap an Instagram-Worthy Photo
No trip is complete without a good photo! Visit some of Austin’s best selfie spots like the Austin Mural at Roadhouse Relics. You can find a complete list of Austin’s top instagram worthy locations here.
I hope you found this list of five things to do in Austin, Texas helpful! May you find Austin as fun and exciting as the locals do. There is so much more to explore and see and this is only the very tip of the iceberg. Come see what the fuss is all about and keep Austin weird!
First off let me start by saying there are so many pros and cons to every wedding option. I wanted to add some pros to a smaller backyard wedding in the Houston, texas area because well they are incredible!
Pro 2. Secondly Your space allows for a comfortable getting ready location. What do i mean by that… well, my job as a storyteller is to capture you in your element. You’re home creates a sense of peace, enjoyment, comfortability. The more comfortable the more you trust me and give me your true raw self.
Pro #3 NO ONE WILL HAVE THE SAME IMAGES AS YOU. I feel like this is self explanatory :] Your space = your images. We live for originality!
Enjoy the Full gallery of this Outdoor Houston Texas wedding HERE!