Engagements to Celebrate: Greg + Maria

I can not wait for Greg & Maria's garden brunch wedding in San Antonio. I have had the privilege to know Greg & Maria for many years before they became clients. It's truly an honor to help friends plan their big day!

Enjoy a sneak peek of their engagement photos captured by Beloved Photography in the beautiful King William District. 

-Jacklyn

Love this last photo! It's a recreation of their first date, a B-Cycle ride for two :) 

Weddings to Celebrate: Robyn & Zac

There is no higher honor than a referral, and I'm so grateful that Robyn & Marcy (Robyn's mother) were referred to me.  They are two of the most thoughtful people one could ever meet, and I had a blast helping them pull everything together for Robyn & Zac's big day.  Enjoy some eye candy from the lovely Nancy Aidee...

Happy planning!!

Resha

...Exceptional Cast of Vendors Partners...

Coordination:  Something to Celebrate, Resha Zazueta

Photographer:  Nancy Aidee Photography

Videographer:  Mason Jar Films

Venue & Catering: Hotel ZaZa

Flowers & Decor: Blooming Gallery, Scott Konitzer

Music: Divisi Strings (Ceremony) & Simply Irresistible (Reception Band)

Cakes:  Susie's Cakes

Hair/Makeup: Blush & Co

Photo Booth: My Event is the Bomb

 

Weddings to Celebrate: Paige & David

Paige & David fell in love in Denmark, and Hygge played a huge roll in their special day.  The ceremony was intimate and beautiful, and the reception was all about family, warmth, friendship and fun.  I was honored to help them plan everything, and I'm excited to share these images with you.  Sam Hugh took so many amazing images, it was hard to narrow it down. 

Enjoy!!
Resha

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The exceptional Cast of Vendor Partners, without whom this wedding would not have been nearly as amazing:

Planner:  Resha Zazueta, Something to Celebrate

Photographer:  Sam Hugh Photography

Church:  St. John the Devine Episcopal Church

Reception Venue & Catering:  The Dunlavy

Florist:  Last Petal Floral Studio

Runner Rentals: EB Inc Events

Lighting:  On Screen Audio Visual

DJ:  Jacob Stogner, LG Entertainers

Cake & Cupcakes:  Cakes by Gina

The Knot's Best of Weddings 2017

We are honored to once again receive The Knot's Best of Weddings award for 2017! This award means so much to us because it's 100% based on our clients' reviews, not advertising dollars.

We have a long history with this award. The first year it existed, winners were actually given a score on a scale of 0-100 and the best scores were published in a special issue of The Knot magazine in 2007. We were thrilled to be the only wedding planning firm in the entire nation to earn a perfect 100! And here we are now, 10 years later, working hard for our amazing clients who trust us with the important details of their celebrations.

To our extraordinary clients - thank you!

Sneak Peak!! Ashley & Neal

I have one word for Ashley & Neal's November wedding:  DREAMY.  I had so much fun helping Ashley and her sweet mother, Wendy, plan all the details of this incredible event.  Scott Konitzer of Blooming Gallery transformed the Houstonian Grande Ballroom with lush white carpet and draping and a clean palette of white, ivory and green.  Here are a few sneak peak pictures captured by the oh-so-talented Morgan Lynn of Morgan Lynn Photography.  Enjoy, and get inspired!!

xoxo,
{Resha}









And here is the Dream Team Cast of Vendor Partners.  This event would not have been successful without each and every one.  :) 

Wedding Planner:  Resha Zazueta, Something to Celebrate
Venue & Catering:  The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
Design & Florals:  Scott Konitzer, Blooming Gallery
Photography:  Morgan Lynn Photography
Videography:  31 Films
Dance Floor:  Mike's Dance Floors
Ceremony Music:  Avalon Music, string quartet
Cocktail Music:  Diana Warner
Reception Music:  Professor D (Band) & Chris, Bradley David Entertainment (DJ)
Ice Sculptures:  Ice Designs
Cake:  Susie's Cakes
Made-to-Order Donuts:  Sugar Bunch Creations
Get-Away Vehicle:  Monarch British Limos
Hair & Makeup:  Donna Abate, Jentry & Loris


Weddings to Celebrate: Elaine & Jeff

This was such a fun wedding to plan!  I loved the lively and Kate Spade-inspired color palette of hot pink, turquoise, purple, yellow, and orange and black & white stripe accents.  And I loved planning with this family even more than I loved the bright color palette.  Feast your eyes on the pretty pictures captured by the oh-so-talented Tina Lau of Agape House Studio.  She did an incredible job capturing the feel and emotion of the day, along with all the pretty details.  Enjoy!!

xoxo,
{Resha}













































The Exceptional Cast of Vendors

Coordination/Decor Design:  Resha Zazueta, Something to Celebrate
Photographer:  Tina Lau, Agape House Studio
Videographer:  Luxe Films
Floral/Decor:  Blooming Gallery
Decor Rentals:  Elegant Beginnings, Inc
Cake & Desserts:  Susie's Cakes & Petite Sweets
Ceremony Musicians & Band:  Avalon Music & In10City Band
Marquee Letter Rental: Marquee House of Letters
Hair/Makeup:  Blush & Co
Transportation:  Transportation Consultants


Weddings to Celebrate: Lindsey & Matthew

If I had to describe Lindsey & Matthew in one word, it would be FUN.  I loved every minute of helping them plan their wedding, and every minute of their wedding day.  They had an intimate event with fifty of their nearest and dearest ... and every single person had a ball!  A picture is worth a thousand words.  I'll let these incredible images (captured by Agape House Studio) speak for themselves.

xoxo,
{Resha}













































The Exceptional Cast of Vendors

Coordinator:  Something to Celebrate, Resha Zazueta
Venue & Catering:  Hotel ZaZa
Photographer:  Agape House Studio
Cake:  Susie's Cakes
Harpist: Avalon Music
Gamelan Group & Band:  Show Business Entertainment (Space City Gamelan & The Royal Dukes)
Hair / Makeup: Fringe Salon

Weddings to Celebrate: Maria & Victor

I feel like a broken record - but referrals are always my favorite way to meet new clients.  Especially when those clients are siblings!  I had the pleasure of coordinating Minju & Victor G's wedding a couple of years ago...and was THRILLED when Maria & Victor L (Minju's brother) contacted me to coordinate theirs.  I would challenge anyone to find a more loving and kind family...I would coordinate a wedding for them any time!!! The oh-so-talented Sam Le (Sam Hugh Photography) did an incredible job capturing the feel of the day.  A picture is worth a thousand words; I'll let these speak for themselves.



















































The Incredible Cast of Vendors

Coordinator - Resha Zazueta, Something to Celebrate
Venue & Catering - La Colombe D'Or
Photography - Sam Hugh Photography
Videography - Kinsmen Productions
DJ & Lighting - LG Entertainment
Ceremony Pianist - Scott Graham
Hair / Makeup - Hey Lovely


Weddings to Celebrate: Lindsey & Randy

Lindsey and Randy's wedding was one for the books!  After a long and sweet courtship, they had a short three month engagement.  They came to me for help just two months out, and I was thrilled to assist.  However, the length of their engagement isn't what made their wedding so unique.  It was the number of receptions.  They were married in an intimate ceremony in Park City, Utah.  They had a small reception in Park City, and then two days later...we had reception #2 in Houston for their Texas friends and family.  But wait, there's more! (ha) The week after the Texas reception, they had  reception #3 in Los Angeles for their California friends and family.  What a whirlwind!  

They hired three planners (one in each city), and Lindsey gave me one of the best compliments of my career.  She said I was the best of the three, and she wished I had planned all of the events.  I can not properly express how much her words meant to me.  

Lindsey and Randy possess two of my favorite qualities:  They are both humble and kind.  They have great spirits, they are a join to be around, and I am forever grateful to have worked with them.  

Here are some of the gorgeous shots Chip Gillespie captured for their Texas Reception.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!  

xoxo,
{Resha}






















And, a HUGE thank you to the incredible cast of vendors who helped pull this event together.  Each one was a dream to work with :)  

Coordinator:  Resha Zazueta, Something to Celebrate
Videographer:  MIA Video Productions
Venue & Catering:  Carlton Woods
Floral / Decor Rentals:  Scott Konitzer, Blooming Gallery
DJ & Lighting:  Bradley David Entertainment
Desserts:  Sweet
Late Night Snack:  Whataburger

Weddings to Celebrate :: Annette & Jeff

I had the honor to work with Annette and Jeff as they planned their July wedding at The Brodie Homestead. Working along side these two was so much fun! It all paid off with a gorgeous evening. Check out the memories captured by Caroline's Collective on this perfect evening.

{Kristin}
















{Cast of Vendors}

Coordinator: Something to Celebrate, Kristin Shrimplin
Caterer: Royal Fig
Florist: Last Petal
Photographer: Caroline's Collective, Eric
Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings
Furniture: Bee Lavish
Makeup: Molly Makeup




Weddings to Celebrate: Leven and Jim at Le San Michele

The phenomenal photographer, Heather Curiel, referred Leven and her mom, Karen, to us because she felt our team would be the perfect fit. It is always such an honor when someone who's seen the best and the worst of wedding planners chooses to recommend YOU to their clients! Leven and Jim are in the tv/movie industry (True Blood, Hunger Games, etc) so they're on the road a lot, leaving the bulk of planning to Karen. Karen lives in Houston so she worked with Resha at our Houston office, while Jessica handled the execution for the Austin wedding. Our team had a blast working on this wedding, and are thrilled to relive every moment through the pictures. Enjoy!

Jessica


From the bride:

I knew exactly what I wanted down to every detail and my planners and florists nailed it. When I arrived, my breath was taken away at how accurately they were able to make my vision come to life! It was small and intimate and absolutely perfect.


I always love the moment when dad walks his daughter down the aisle.

I always love the moment when dad walks his daughter down the aisle.

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As a surprise for the bride and groom, Karen asked us to help the guests each get a felt heart for their palm. At the end of the ceremony, the guests held their palms up toward the bride and grooms, revealing their hearts (and a subtle nod to the Hunger Games).

As a surprise for the bride and groom, Karen asked us to help the guests each get a felt heart for their palm. At the end of the ceremony, the guests held their palms up toward the bride and grooms, revealing their hearts (and a subtle nod to the Hunger Games).

Gorgeous bouquet by the amazing Gretchen O'Neil of Petals, Ink. Floral Design

Gorgeous bouquet by the amazing Gretchen O'Neil of Petals, Ink. Floral Design

The media reported that Shia LaBeouf was in Austin for a music festival, as we keep the celebrity wedding under-wraps.

The media reported that Shia LaBeouf was in Austin for a music festival, as we keep the celebrity wedding under-wraps.

Thank you to the amazing cast of vendors who helped us with this wedding:

 


Weddings to Celebrate: Amanda & Trent


I had the absolute privilege of helping Amanda & Trent plan their beautiful May wedding at Second Baptist Church and the Crystal Ballroom. Working with this sweet couple and with Amanda's parents truly was a wonderful experience. Serendipity Photography captured all of the love and excitement of this day so perfectly.

{Lauren}


































{Cast of Vendors} 

Coordinator: Something to Celebrate, Lauren Carrillo 
Photographer: Serendipity Photography 
Videographer: Cinema Candy 
Florist/Linens: Blooming Gallery 
DJ/Lighting/Photo Booth: Jonny Black Productions 
Transportation: AFC 


Weddings to Celebrate: Megan & Stephen

There are no words to properly describe how much I adore this family.  I planned Jackelyn & Zachary's wedding back in 2012 and was THRILLED when Megan (Zachary's sister) asked me to help with the planning for her wedding.  You couldn't meet a nicer group of people, and I am honored to call them friends.  They are welcoming, wonderful, open, loving and full of fun.  And Megan's wedding was all of those things times a million.  Though it was easily one of the most beautiful events I've ever planned, it was incredible because of the "vibe" in the room.  From the guests to the food to the music playing, it was a fairytale event.  I'll let the pictures tell you the rest of the story.  (If you don't know it already, Chip Gillespie is the bee's knees.)

Happy planning!!
{Resha}









































The incredible cast of vendors.  Hands down, some of the best in the business.  Without them, this night would not have been as magical.  

Coordinator:  Resha Zazueta, Something to Celebrate
Videographer:  Evoke Photo & Video
Caterer:  Rice Epicurean
Cakes:  Alphorn Bakery
Floral & Decor Rentals:  Scott Konitzer, Blooming Gallery
Ceremony Music: Divisi Strings
Reception Music:  Professor D (booked through Show Business Entertainment)
Catering Rentals:  Swift Events
Dancefloor:  Mike's Dance Floors
Macaroon Ice Cream Sandwiches:  Ricca
Transportation:  TMI & Monarch British Limos

Alison & Pierce's Wedding featured on The Knot!

I am so excited to share the news that Alison & Pierce's wedding was featured on The Knot Real Weddings and will also be featured in the upcoming magazine edition of The Knot Texas! :) Check out the link below!

The Knot- Alison & Pierce

{Lauren}


Weddings to Celebrate :: Rachel & Michael

Rachel & Michael were so fun to work with while planning their dream wedding. What a fun night everyone had! Q Weddings did and amazing job a capturing this gorgeous celebration. 

{Kristin}











{Cast of Vendors}

Coordinator: Something to Celebrate, Kristin Shrimplin                 
Venue/Caterer/Cake: Driskill Hotel                 
Florist: Last Petal                 
Photographer: QWeddings                 
Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Arundel Ensemble                 
Reception Music: Blind Date                                   
Lighting: Ilios                  
Hair: Simply Mandy                 
MakeUp: Avery Allen                
Rentals: Marquee Rentals                 

Engagement to Celebrate :: Kaitlyn & Jacob

Kaitlyn and Jacob met on their first day training for a mission trip that they had both signed up for. They were headed to teach an english summer camp for Chinese children in Beijing. During this training course and five-week trip overseas, their friendship blossomed. They supported each other in one of the hardest experiences they had ever encountered in their young lives. Upon returning to the states, their friendship grew into something more. Jacob confessed his feelings for Kaitlyn and even though she admits she was scared to take the next step, they finally agreed to go on a date. 

Kaitlyn is going to school to become a secondary english teacher and Jacob will graduate with a Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies in May. They are both students at Dallas Baptist University and passionate about helping people; especially through overseas missions. 

They are extremely excited to finish school, travel more, and serve others locally and overseas. Their hearts are so big for the people and places that God puts on this earth. They hope that their relationship is a testimony to God's faithfulness, and they are so thankful for the opportunity to love one another and build a life and family together. 

Just like the rest of us, they know the wind could blow them anywhere... and that is the beauty of it all!

Engagement Photos by Ian Harber

-Aaryn

A Wedding Gift that #NailedIt

My husband and I recently moved, and we all know that the entire process can be a challenge! As newlyweds, we had boxed up a lot of our wedding gifts and waited to open and use them until we were in our new home. 

A few days ago while I was unpacking a box in the kitchen, I pulled out one of the most heart-felt and exciting gifts we received! It came from a friend whom I had met in grade school. We were part of a club cheerleading team called "The Super-squad" in San Angelo, Texas.

Fast forward near 20 years later, I had no idea what I was in for when I began opening her gift to us.
On the outside it is an insulated & monogrammed tote, and on the inside the real fun began! There were 6 bottles of perfectly selected wine, each with a note tied around it's neck. 

#1: "First Date Night" - Little Black Dress Wine - "Roses are red, violets are blue, throw on your little black dress and toast to a date night for two!"
#2: "First Fight" - Relax Wine - "When fights occur and tempers get hot, pour a glass and be thankful for what you've got. If you always agreed it certainly would be a bore. The marrying of a man & woman, surely there'l be more!"
#3: "First Home" - Cul De Sac wine - "The day you've dreamed of is finally here! The future that surrounds you with hope and fear. You've waited so long to finally plant roots, so toast with some wine and kick off your boots!"
#4: "First New Year" - Champagne - "On January first while sharing some kisses, drink this bottle to toast the new year as Mr and Mrs!"
#5: "First Anniversary" - Monogamy Wine - "You've been married a year, where did the time go? No longer newlyweds, now you're pros! Hope this day finds you in good health and spirit, keep saying I love you, one always needs to hear it. Now toast to this date, it's certainly not the last, and as you build your future don't forget about the past! Happy Anniversary!"
#6: "First Baby" - Barefoot Wine - "The news that a baby will soon share your life will make you a mother, not only a wife. You'll see them through good times and sometimes through bad, you're the loving mother and Nick the dearest Dad. Sadly he must drink this alone. As you sit with an empty glass, sit back and relax, nine months will quickly pass."

Now, if that isn't a great wedding gift I don't know what is! Pass the tissues please!


-Aaryn

New Venues to Celebrate: Lawless Kitchen & Spirits

Looking to host an non-traditional rehearsal dinner, welcome party or any cocktail-style event?  Check out the new Lawless Kitchen & Spirits, located above Sambuca!  Jaime & the fabulous Crystal Ballroom / Sambuca team oversee Lawless as well.  She hosted an event last night, and I enjoyed every minute of it (the food and spirits were exceptional & the atmosphere is spot-on).

Happy planning!!
{Resha}