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8 Bridal Headpieces For 2018

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Photo: Jorge Embid | Tiara: Maria Elena | Designer Available At: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon

The most recent royal wedding has had a sweeping effect on bridal fashion. One of the biggest royal-inspired bridal trends is the resurgence of bridal headpieces including tiaras, crowns and halos. If you’re looking to mix in this trend with your bridal look, we’ve got you covered…and then some. Once you’ve found your fav piece, check out these local salons to pick up your own heavenly headpiece for your big day.

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5 Affordable Elegant Wedding Venues

Affordable elegant wedding venues in Houston abound. You just have to know where to look! These 5 super-versatile Houston wedding venues offer all the convenience and opulence you want, without breaking the bank.

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Venue: Las Velas | Photo: Tomas Ramos

LAS VELAS

Set amidst courtyards full of blooming bougainvillea, hibiscus and lush greenery, Las Velas evokes a stately Tuscan villa, where you can live out your most elaborate wedding fantasy. Here, ornate architecture encloses a grand interior accented with wrought-iron fixtures and hand-carved stonework. And because Las Velas provides in-house catering (with no food and beverage minimums) and allows couples to bring in the vendors of their choice for everything else, it’s not just a beautiful place to get married—it’s a very accommodating one! Click here to read the rest of this post »

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The Breakdown: The No Makeup Look

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Photo: Kelli Durham Photography

Since Meghan Markle debuted her wedding look, brides have fallen in love with her “no makeup” look. With the help of professional makeup artist Daniel Martin (brand ambassador for Dior, and Honest Beauty Creative Color Consultant), the Duchess of Sussex was able to look radiant and let her natural beauty shine through. For your big day, and for the many events leading up to it, you can accomplish the same look! After all, you still want to look like your beautiful self and not as if you’re wearing a mask. Booking a professional makeup artist for your main event? Ask him or her to create a natural bridal makeup look that brings out the absolute best in your features! Read on for our product recs…

Foundation

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Photo: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation | URBAN DECAY Naked Skin One & Done

The key to a flawless “no makeup” look is your skin. You want to keep it light and dewy, so opt for a tinted moisturizer or BB cream. If you absolutely need to have a foundation, use a light formula like NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. The objective is for the makeup to look like your natural skin.

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8 Special Spots For Houston Hotel Weddings

Versatile ceremony space? Check! Expansive ballroom? Check! Gourmet catering, gracious service and ultra-comfortable on-site guest accommodations? Check, check and …check! Hotels offer maximum wedding convenience and refined luxury all in one package. And these eight Houston-area hotels are up to the task.

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Venue: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa | Photo: Christian Oth Studio

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3 Brides Share Their Wedding Re Do Stories

When you’re planning your big day, the last thing you’d ever think about is a wedding re do. And that’s as it should be! This is it, your once-in-a-lifetime wedding, your most special of special occasions, and you are planning for perfection. But after the wedding is over, well… There are always one or two or more things–usually little things, but sometimes big ones–that brides might do differently if they had a wedding re do to do. Here, three Houston brides share their “what I might have done differently if I had it to do over again” wedding stories. We, and they, hope these gentle cautionary tales just might help a few current brides-to-be have the wedding they’ve always dreamed of…one that is long on revelry and romance, and super short on regrets.

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Photo: Ama By Aisha | Venue: The Dunlavy
Jackie + Aaron 9.6.17
The Dunlavy, Houston

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