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My family lives outside of Houston, and today’s post has me wishing I was a little closer to home! For those of you who do have the pleasure of being within driving distance of my hometown, I am excited (and a little jealous!) to let y’all in on an amazing event coming up soon: Handmade Weddings!
Pop Shop Houston and Anne Marie D’Arcy Photography have teamed up to bring Houston brides this unique wedding event at Spring Street Studios. Part pop-up shop, part intimate bridal show, and part crafting workshop, Handmade Weddings is going to be a great resource for DIY-loving brides! One of our favorite tips for craft-savvy brides is to choose your projects realistically, based on the time/funds/skills you have available, and leave others to the pros. The concept of Handmade Weddings reminds me so much of this advice, because it’s bringing together a network of local artists that you can shop from right at the event–everything from invitations to decorations and gowns to menswear will be available to purchase. There will also be a number of wedding professionals on hand to chat with, and with so much of wedding planning being done online nowadays, this is a unique opportunity to meet potential vendors and talk to them in a relaxed, face-to-face setting.
Along with the opportunity to shop and talk to vendors, you’ll also be able to attend workshops to learn to craft special things for your big day. Over the course of the weekend, there will be six free workshops (fresh herb centerpieces, paper poms, and cocktail stirrers, to name a few–so fun!), as well as a few workshops that require a small supply fee. Almost all of the fees are under $25–so worth it considering what you can learn and apply to your pre-wedding craft nights. I would love to work on my calligraphy skills (or lack thereof) if I was in Houston!
We are delighted to be giving away two tickets to Handmade Weddings! It will be held on September 20 and 21 from 10 A.M. till 6 P.M. at Spring Street Studios (1824 Spring Street). Enter via the Rafflecopter below by Wednesday, September 17 for a chance to win. You can also purchase tickets here–the $20 ticket includes small bites, beverages, and supplies for the six free workshops.