Wedding Season 2016 with Weddings In Houston Magazine

 

IMG_2008Last night’s Weddings in Houston Magazine’s I Do Soiree was a sight to behold, offering brides-to-be more inspiration in a single view than 20 minutes spent on Pinterest or Instagram. Not only was the evening full of beautiful wedding options, but the vendors themselves were all extremely pleasant and enthusiastic about answering questions from patrons of the evening’s show.

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The Corinthian Hotel

Here were some of our favorite exhibits and booths from last night’s event at Houston’s Corinthian Hotel:

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A Day To Remember Events

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Darryl & Co.

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Lovely as always, Michelle Naik, Assistant Editor of Weddings In Houston Magazine

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Plants N’ Petals

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Plants N’ Petals

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Flora & Eventi

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A groom’s cake must!!

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Jackson & Company Catering & Event Production

Now that you’ve seen the other vendors from the evening, the fact that we get the question of, “Now what does Bering’s do??” more often than not might make a bit more sense to you! While we have been in business for over 75 years, with our wedding registry having served generations of couples, we continue to exhibit at these wedding shows because it is important for us to remain current as a wedding registry as well as wedding stationery option for Houston couples – and beyond. Once we explain that we are not a rental venue, but an actual store offering wedding registry from fine china, to Big Green Egg grills, and more, and the bride-to-be begins to smile noting the beautiful tabletop possibilities – then we know our goal has been met in displaying at the show!

It is also fun to get out from the store and meet the newly engaged couples, and often time their mothers and family too! Here is a closer look at our tablescape and display from last night’s Weddings In Houston Magazine’s I Do Soiree!

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Tabletop from Bering’s Gift Shop featuring Gien place settings, Deborah Rhodes placemats, Waterford Crystal, Le Creuset, Vietri cake stand, Big Green Egg, Crane & Co. stationery, Embossed Graphics stationery, Beatriz Ball serveware and Herend figurines!

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Wedding Fun,

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*Thanks to the following Weddings In Houston, Johanna Terry Events, Petals N’ Pearls, Kat Creech Events, A Day To Remember Events, Darryl & Co., Floral & Eventi, Jackson & Company Catering & Event Production, and Michelle Naik for allowing us to share these gorgeous images!!

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Valentine’s Day Big Green Egg Food Pairing Class

Berings Grilling Experts1Below are the Big Green Egg Cooking Clinic, February 6, 9:00AM outline and topics to be covered in the Valentine’s Food Pairing Class.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/berings-big-green-egg-february-6-cooking-clinic-morning-tickets-21037134636

  1. Smoked Fried Chicken with Lemon Rosemary gravy: Comfort food meets BBQ as we take a classic and apply it to some advanced cooking concepts. Your probably scratching your head on this one, don’t, we will show you how to make it.
  2. Egg Accessories for Smoked Fried Chicken: plate setter, cast iron skillet, remote & instant read thermometers
  3. Roasted Cabbage Slaw with Buttermilk Dressing: What could be better than adding a little touch of heat and smoke to our cabbage slaw?
  4. Egg Accessories used for Roasted Cabbage Slaw: plate setter, v-rack
  5. Q&A on class topics

GrillingBelow are the Big Green Egg Cooking Clinic, February 6, 12:00PM outline and topics to be covered in the Valentine’s Food Pairing Class.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/berings-big-green-egg-february-6-cooking-clinic-afternoon-tickets-21037355296

  1. Main Entrees: filet mignon, spaghetti and meatballs, and bacon wrapped scallops
  2. Egg Accessories for Entrees: plate setter, cast iron skillet, remote & instant read thermometers
  3. Sides: grilled caprese, asparagus, baked avocado halves with pico de gallo
  4. Egg Accessories used for Sides: cast iron skillets, skewers
  5. Q&A on class topics.

 – Bering’s Grilling Experts

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Bering’s Wedding Feature, Katherine & Chris

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Chris Wadley and Katherine Whaley

Live from Bering’s, we have a hometown feature you don’t want to miss! Houston’s very own, Katherine Whaley and Chris Wadley will be married this Spring and while you might be familiar with Katherine due her wonderful reporting on-air for ABC’s KTRK Houston, you should know that we think Chris is every bit as wonderful as she is, resulting in one incredible couple! It is with great joy that we share that the couple decided to do their wedding registry with us, as well as their thank you cards!

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*Katherine and her KTRK ABC colleagues! (Go Texans!)

This little cheerleader picked the right initial for her costume, as she is marrying Chris and continues to wear the same beautiful grin. Fun to note is that the two actually met at a Halloween party a couple of years ago. The two connected over Facebook and the rest is history!

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Katherine Whaley

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Memorial High School Memories

According to Chris, Katherine is a fairly traditional woman, and very close with her family. Her parents were celebrating their 40th anniversary on The Big Island, Hawaii, and made perfect sense for him propose to Katherine with only her immediate family around. They had a private dinner planned on the beach to celebrate the special day for her parents, and right before the meal and sunset, he proposed. Her parents were ‘in’ on it and had given Chris their blessing. It was a day that none of them will forget!

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Chris and Katherine’s Save the Date card from their engagement.

…Speaking of Katherine being close with her family, we loved getting to visit with Katherine’s mother, Mrs. Whaley when the two came in to register. We now know who Katherine gets her glowing personality from! Katherine’s mother pointed out that while she has two daughters, Katherine is the first to get married and it has been so much fun being part of the planning process.

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Bering’s Wedding Registry Consultant, Erika assisting Chris, Mrs. Whaley and Katherine with their registry.

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Katherine and her mother!!

The couple’s thank you cards from Bering’s Stationery!

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The stationery selection process with Bering’s Stationer, Mary.

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Since previously mentioned (as well as photographed above), Katherine grew up in Houston and was familiar with our wedding registry. However, we loved hearing about their added commentary as to why they decided to register at Bering’s. According to Chris, “We knew that we wanted to register at Bering’s, but when we found out about the rewards and incentives we were even more excited. The 20% discount on any unfulfilled items on the registry is a great benefit. Plus, we love the flexible returns and exchange policy. Katherine was thrilled with the selection of beautiful fine china and stoneware, and I am excited to register for a brand new fire pit and BBQ tools.” Thanks for the nice note, Chris! …And did we mention that they started their wedding registry (or as we like to refer to as their ‘Couple’s Registry’) off right with a new Big Green Egg mini max?! We think it is so fun that while Chris likes grilling, Katherine is an even bigger fan of having a Big Green Egg! After all, she is also a food editor and reporter!! All of us at Bering’s are looking forward to hearing about the delicious meals the two prepare on their Big Green Egg Mini Max!

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A little pre-wedding registry shopping in our grilling department!

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A few complimenting registry items selected by Katherine and Chris to go with their Big Green Egg.

Since Katherine and Chris enjoy casual entertaining, they selected plates and bakeware from Casafina, as well as wine glasses from Le Cadeaux to use on their outdoor patio.

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To view more of the Katherine and Chris’ Bering’s wedding registry, please click here: http://www.berings.com/GiftRegistry/4899-1987591-wedding.aspx

Thanks so much for registering at Bering’s, Katherine and Chris! We loved assisting you two and wish both of you blessings on all of life’s many milestones to come!

Wedding Fun,

Bering’s

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A Tiny Baby Shower

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Sunday Beach Blog and Boxwood Breakfast Club Founder, Lauren Mills.

Who doesn’t love a baby shower??! …So much care and joy goes into planning one, ensuring sweet details are captured just right. When Candace Thomas, founder of Luxe With Kids blog emailed us along with our fellow Boxwood Breakfast Club blogger group to assist with throwing a little baby shower for the group organizer, Lauren Mills, we didn’t think twice.

Lauren is pretty amazing and just happens to be a talented blogger herself. Sunday Beach Blog is the one she founded and we are big fans. Lauren and her husband Scott did their wedding registry at Bering’s some years back, and are expecting their first baby in just a few weeks! The two have decided to name their son, Ford!

Here are a few more images from Ford’s Tiny Boxwood baby shower!

IMG_172822*Paper Floral Artistry flowers from Bering’s.

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lauren mills1*Bering’s Stationer, Kristin Young designed the sweet note of blessings featured above for each guest to write a note on for Lauren to save for Baby Ford.

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Baby Blessings!

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A Market Full of Pretty Paper

Just in from our Buyer’s Club…

Stationery Market Finds

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Two Editorial Wedding Photo-Shoots from Weddings in Houston Magazine

blog day to rememberWedding Season in Houston, Texas is as celebrated as our Houston Texans, Rockets and Astros. The wonderful world of weddings and all of the planning that goes on behind the scenes is nothing short of all of the biggest parties of couple’s lives, mixed with family support and the best industry professionals around. Attend one Houston wedding show, big or small, and you will quickly gain an appreciation for the many moving parts of the ceremony of love, a wedding.

annieglass111The sphere of wedding professionals in Houston, Texas is probably a bit overwhelming at first blush. However, it is actually full of insanely talented planners, photographers, caterers, florists and more – all adding up to a fun group to get to work with from an industry perspective… And a refreshing air of ease and confidence from a client perspective. Yes, you can certainly do it all yourself as a bride or groom, but we are certain you would be more than pleased with getting to know some of our favorite wedding planners. Most all are full of ways to save, without compromising your vision and truly keep all of the timelines lined up down to the very last detail.

unspecifiedThe planners wear many hats, from assisting with wedding stationery, to wedding registry, to caterers and so much more. One of the many reasons we love working in the wedding market with our wedding registry (also known here at Bering’s as Couple’s Registry), is primarily to share in the milestone with our customers. That is definitely the most rewarding part, but it is also so much fun getting to team up with the talent of Houston’s top wedding planners like Natalie Dawley, of Two Be Wed, Kat Creech, of Kat Creech Events, and Claudia G. De Velasco, of A Day To Remember! Our apologies for not expanding on this list, as these are just a few of the talented group of planners.

dancedancedanceKnowing how much we enjoy partnering with wedding planners on executing their vision in our stationery department, gift shop and more, it should come as no surprise that we were ecstatic about partnering with both Claudia as well as Kat on two currently published editorial spreads in the 2016 spring / summer issue of Weddings in Houston Magazine! And if we lost you somewhere prior to this point, the big fun in working with our favorite wedding planners is when they ask us to partner on photo-shoots like these, by featuring Bering’s tabletop pieces from our gift shop as well as menus, place cards, invitations and more from our stationery department! In no certain order, we hope you enjoy some of the beautiful images the two talented women so beautifully curated.

Claudia G. De Velasco, A Day To Remember – Skyline Sophistication:

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Charger: Annieglass, Stemware: Waterford, Dinnerware: Deshoulieres Arcades Grey, Robert Haviland Colette Platinum, Bernardaud Athena Platinum, Wedgwood Conrad Blue Pinstripe.

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Kat Creech, Kat Creech Events – Romance on The Bayou:

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Salad plate: Pickard, Palace, Dinner plate: Wedgwood/Bentley, Asbury Black Dinner, Charger: L’Objet, Agean Gold

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Thanks to Claudia and Kat for the valued partnership on asking us to help, and to Weddings in Houston for making it happen!

Last, but by no means least, thanks to the aforementioned army of wedding professionals we are honored to be part of in making the two shoots turn out so amazingly:

Weddings in Houston Magazine Spring/Summer 2016 Editorials –

A Day To Remember Shoot:

Le Zu Photography, A Day To Remember, Johanna Terry Events, The Grove, The Houston Club, LBL Event Rentals, Bright Star Productions, Supreme Kakes & More, Bering’s, Mia Bridal Couture, Seventh Ray Films

Kat Creech Events Shoot:

Kat Creech Events, EB Inc Events, DJU Productions (Texas Productions), Who Made The Cake!, Damsel White Label, Plants N’ Petals, Dream Bouquet, Bering’s, Steve Lee Photography

A little more about Bering’s Couple’s Registry:

Bering's Couple's RegistryBering’s provides an unparalleled wedding registry experience. We are renowned for our wedding registry services, offering an incredible array of upscale gifts including china, crystal, extensive line of grills, Big Green Eggs, Yeti Coolers, stationery and more. Wedding registry at Bering’s is often referred to as more of a Couple’s Registry destination, due to the true to form nature of both parties finding items equally exciting and functional in preparing for the life they will be sharing.

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Founded in 1940, Bering’s is truly a Houston tradition. However, the progressive appeal of adapting to and working with generations of customers continues to make it a leading option for engaged couple’s to register with. In fact, couple’s from across the U.S. have set-up their wedding registry at berings.com. With two Houston locations, you can also meet with a Bering’s Wedding Specialist who will walk you through your many tabletop, grilling, kitchen, and more registry options. Or come in and work with a Bering’s Stationer, to help select the perfect wedding save-the-dates and invitations.

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A Modern Mix of Wonderful

Our beloved buyer, Lesley Sullivan recently bumped into Eddie Ross at America’s Mart in Atlanta where he was busy working his magic on a tabletop. Since we love few things more than a beautifully dressed table, and we already happen to sell his new book, Lesley graciously snapped some pictures for us!

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Eddie is the author Modern Mix, an energetic page turning, awe inspiring punch of old meets new – done right. If you aren’t familiar with Eddie, then odds are you are familiar with Better Homes & Gardens where he serves as their East Coast Editor. …Style like his gets noticed!

While we admit this blog post is far from a front row seat, check out the image we found on Eddie’s Instagram feed offering an even sharper look at the table he set at America’s Mart.

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If you are loving some of the pieces from Eddie’s featured tabletop then be sure to not only consider purchasing his book, but take notes and then shop the look at either Bering’s store location or by clicking here.

Mixing the old with the new can be as modern or classic as you prefer, and we are always up for style makers to illustrate their take on infusing the two. Look at the pieces you already have and change up your tabletop by incorporating something unexpected. Often times a little tweak translates into a beautiful and refreshing new look! Here are two additional examples we pulled from Eddie’s Instagram feed, to serve as a bit more inspiration on his Modern Mix.

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We would be remised not to include that while Modern Mix is full of image inspiration, it is cleverly divided into sections to break down and explain the make of various tableware. Some of our favorite sections include his narrative on porcelain, crystal, linens, silver and his favorite cleaning products to help care for and restore pieces. …Eddie just happened to mention some of our customer favorites such as Wright’s Silver Cream, Brasso Metal Polish, Bar Keepers Friend, Weiman Wax Away and more!

Inspired yet, because we are!? (*Note that Modern Mix makes any coffee table look even better, as seen on the cover image below.)

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Take time to enjoy your coffee table books and don’t be afraid to mix-it-up!

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Valentine’s Gifts From Bering’s

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Le Creuset YETI Coolers Herend Chinese Bouquet Jon Hart Big Green Egg Hearts

XOXO,

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The Little Couple’s Zoey Approved Party Favors from Bering’s!

Happy Birthday ZoeyTake two on starting the New Year off with birthday blog posts… Better yet, take four since this post is to celebrate and share in the fun of Zoey’s fourth birthday!

Birthday Girl ZoeA couple of years ago we were thrilled to share in the joy of Dr. Jen and her mother Judy’s shopping trip to our Children’s Department for Zoey’s coming home outfit. It is hard to believe that was two years ago already! Here are a couple of images from their shopping trip and TLC feature from Bering’s 6102 Westheimer store location:

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When TLC called us to film a second segment featuring Dr. Jen, her mother Judy, and precious Zoey at our 3900 Bissonnet store location we were even more excited than the first time  – because this time Zoey would be part of the fun! And according to last night’s season premiere, Dr. Jen stated that the goal was to find favors and a present for Zoey and both were accomplished! (At Bering’s!)

We especially love Dr. Jen’s summary of Bering’s! (…Even though we promise you’ll also find grills and repair tools in our grilling and hardware departments.)

Here is a look behind the scenes with some images from the filming:

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IMAG7728…Birthday shopping success!!

“What were the favors,” you ask? Dr. Jen was very creative taking her cues directly from Zoey’s love of both animals and tea parties. Since the birthday party was a tea party with her close friends, Zoey’s party favors were Jelly Cat stuffed animals snugly placed into tea cups the children ended up decorating at the party. Here is a close-up of the favors!

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And here is a (fuzzy) picture of the tablescape displaying the favors! So cute!

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Thanks to Dr. Jen, Bill, Will, Zoey and the production team of TLC’s The Little Couple for coming back for a second filming at Bering’s. It is very rewarding sharing in two of Zoey’s milestones and we are honored that we were able to help!

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(…Bill and Dr. Jen, Maybe next time we can assist with an outdoor cookout birthday party for Bill or Will with a Big Green Egg??!!)

Thanks again, TLC! and cheers to the new season of The Little Couple and Zoey’s Fourth Birthday!!

Sincerely,

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