Houston West Articles

April 8, 2016

Ashton Gardens Spotlight Profile: Carly Gaffney

                Name: Carly Gaffney Title: Wedding & Event Coordinator 1. What is your favorite food to eat at Ashton Gardens? I can’t just pick one! Broiled Chili-Ginger Garlic Shrimp, Mac and Cheese Bar, and Bruschetta Rustica. 2. What is your favorite first dance song? Anything but Top 10 (most played

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Ashton Gardens Spotlight Profile: Carly Gaffney

March 25, 2016

Ashton Gardens Coordinators Weigh in on 2016 Wedding Trends

Have no fear, the experts are here! With Ashton Gardens locations located throughout the United Stated, we are so lucky to have the most elite insight from some of the best in the business. Stuck in a creative rut? Not sure how to make your details pop? Well we checked in with our Wedding &

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Ashton Gardens Coordinators Weigh in on 2016 Wedding Trends

March 18, 2016

Everything You Need for Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

When your months of planning come together and every guest is seated in the pews for the ceremony, it never fails that a hem needs to be pinned at the last minute or the flower girl somehow manages to spill grape juice on the front of her very white dress. You could always hope and

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Everything You Need for Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

February 26, 2016

Ask the Experts: Have your Cake and A Pretty Table TOO! Tips for Choosing the Right Linen for your Cake Table

Guest Blog from EB Inc Event Rentals Specialty Linen and Décor Rental Company Your Wedding Cake is an important part of the traditional wedding day and months of planning go into designing the perfect details for your wedding. You’ve made sure that your cake is delicious, beautiful and an unforgettable part of your big day.

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Ask the Experts: Have your Cake and A Pretty Table TOO! Tips for Choosing the Right Linen for your Cake Table

February 18, 2016

Ask the Expert: The Raw Truth Behind Live Wedding Painting

Although a relatively new addition to the modern wedding scene, “live paintings” are an ancient concept dating as far back as the Renaissance to express and capture a moment in time without using words. In my few short years as a full-time artist, I have yet to tire of painting live at events. On the

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Ask the Expert: The Raw Truth Behind Live Wedding Painting

February 5, 2016

Engagement Ring Shopping 101: The Four C’s

Who ever said “size doesn’t matter” was truly on to something. Details. Precision. Consideration. These are the things to think about when looking for the perfect ring for that someone special in your life. As you get down on one knee and gently open that small, square shaped box, you want to make a statement.

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Engagement Ring Shopping 101: The Four C’s

January 29, 2016

Quality vs. Cost Effective Wedding Vendors: Which is more important?

While so many couples ask “How much does this cost?” not enough couples planning a wedding ask “Why should we hire you?” Finding quality vendors can definitely present a challenge when you have no idea where to start and what to look for. Pile on the fact that some wedding budgets spare no expense, whereas

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Quality vs. Cost Effective Wedding Vendors: Which is more important?

January 22, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Food Made with Feeling

Seared Ginger root and Elephant garlic tenderloin of beef with red wine ginger sauce. Herb Boursin mousse with toasted walnuts and caramelized figs on Belgium endive. Food, just like all special events, is unique and special. The more care, preparation and time that is invested into each creation can not only be seen, but it

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Behind the Scenes: Food Made with Feeling

January 8, 2016

Behind the Scenes: What to Expect From your Day of Coordinator

What makes a great wedding and event coordinator? Is it their ability to stay organized with clearly labeled binder tabs or is more about their knack for calming down even the most hysterical bride? No matter what you think the most significant attribute for a respectable coordinator is, Ashton Gardens planners hold those qualities in

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Behind the Scenes: What to Expect From your Day of Coordinator

December 31, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Touring and Why First Impressions are Everything

There is something inherently calming about selecting a wedding venue that takes care of so many details. From fine in house linens to a wedding coordinator that will keep you on point, so many ideas and details organically come together so you don’t have to agonize over everything little thing. Or do they? It’s easy

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Behind the Scenes: Touring and Why First Impressions are Everything
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