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6 Engagement Rings With Major Bling

Art Deco Diamond Engagement RIng
Photo: Doyle & Doyle

Picking out an engagement ring can be overwhelming with such a wide range of styles, cuts and stones to choose from. Check out these trending bridal jewelry designs for inspiration before you stop by one of these expert Houston jewelers.

Art Deco Engagement Ring

Art Deco Diamond Engagement RIng
Photo: Doyle & Doyle

Love all things vintage? Explore designs like this one that harkens back to the intricate lines of the Art Deco era. Click here to read the rest of this post »

What’s In Our I Do! Soiree Gift Bag?

I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Astorian - Swag Bag

Photo: Ama by Aisha

The I Do! Wedding Soiree, coming to the Corinthian-Houston on Thursday, Feb. 8, is Houston’s first-class wedding planning event! Part of what makes the Soiree so special is that every engaged couple receives VIP treatment, including a custom-curated gift bag filled with premium swag. So what’s in the bag?  Click here to read the rest of this post »

2018 Bridal Accessory Trend Alert: Crowns, Crowns, Crowns!

Hey there, princess, check this out: If you’re down with the crown thing (pretty much the hottest trend going in bridal hair accessories for 2018 weddings), we’ve got a handful of seriously regal headpieces we think you’re gonna like. Enjoy…and visit these fine Houston salons for even more bridal crown and bridal tiara styles!

ICE PRINCESS

  Maria Elena Headpieces Crown MT 9947

Designer: Maria Elena

GRECIAN GODDESS

Jennifer Behr Golden Flower Crown

Designer: Jennifer Behr

ETHEREAL FAIRY

Twigs & Honey Otavia Vine Gold at BHLDN

Designer: Twigs & Honey

GOLDEN ROYALTY

Maria Elena Headpieces Crown MT 9945

Designer: Maria Elena

CLASSIC GLAMOUR

Eden Luxe Bridal Crown

Designer: Eden Luxe Bridal at Etsy

6 Cool Bridesmaids Bags Your Gals Will Use Over and Over Again

Your b’maids do so much sweet stuff for you. Here’s something sweet you can do for them: Gift them with bridesmaids bags they’ll clutch with joy on your wedding day, and use, with fond memories, and a ton of style, long after. Here are a handful of our faves!

Bridesmaids Bag Totally Crushin Pink Velvet Clutch: Lulu’s

So soft. So pink. So…FREAKIN ADORABLE. Lulu’s pink crushed velvet clutch tops our list of bags we’d like to have and to hold. The magnetic front closure and zip top mean this hip-and-girly b’maid bag will keep your gals’ wedding-day essentials safe. Carry as a clutch or attach the 48-inch gold chain strap that accompanies this totally versatile bridesmaids bag.

Bridesmaids Bag Femme Pouch Case: Anthropologie 

San Francisco-based designer Mary Frances created this beaded bag in homage to the vibrancy and diversity of the city where she grew up. And what a pretty city bag it is! Your bridesmaids can use the Femme Pouch as a makeup bag or mini-clutch, both on your big day, and on any date night, girls’ night or night on the town!

Bridesmaids Bag Pink Small Linen Pouch: Neiman Marcus

Neiman’s demure pouch is such a perfect combo of preppy crispness and cosmoplitan chic, with its natural fiber construction and funky metallic tassel. Personalize your bridesmaids’ pouches with their initials for an extra-special touch.

Bridesmaids bag Floral Medium Flat-Zip Pouch: Banana Republic

Add a pop of glorious color and a fun floral motif to your wedding-party style, with Banana Republic’s vibrant flat-zip pouch. Your gals can carry it as a clutch on your big day, and use it to keep things organized inside a larger bag, at work or at play!

Bridesmaids Bag Pouch in Metallic Italian Leather: J. Crew

J. Crew is our go-to for simple sophistication–and their metallic leather pouch is no exception. This luscious Italian leather mini-bag is pretty enough to use as a wedding-day clutch, and practical enough to use as an understated evening bag or inside-the-tote cosmetics pouch any and every day. Bonus: It can be monogrammed with your bridesmaids’ initials or something fun, like LOL, BRB, ETC and more.

1cipressi-Aldo Cipressi Clutch: Aldo

3 Hot Bridal Hairstyles + Our Earring Picks for Each!

Hairstyle + earrings = the frame for your beautiful bridal face! Inspired by these looks? Make sure to ask your jeweler to show you a selection of similar earring designs to pair with your perfect ‘do

Bohemia Braid- NAti Hortig Image: Nati Horti | Top: Anthropologie- Freshwater Fringe Drop Earrings | Middle: BHLDN- Rihanne Earrings | Bottom: Baublebar- Fergie Ear Crawler

1.) Boho Braid. French, Dutch, fishtail or a combo of techniques…whichever you choose for your wedding-day look, braided bridal hairstyles are so on trend. Natural hair not quite long enough to rock braided locks for your big day? Azur Salon at West Ave has the solution for that! Natural or…helped out a bit…wear your long bridal braid swept to the side, and pair it with a textured drop or modern ear-crawler for maximum cool.

1bridal-updo-Jessica Sim Image: Jessica Sim | Top: Blue Nile- Topaz Drop Earrings | Bottom: Neiman Marcus- Small Pearl Earrings

2. Messy Updo. Part classic chignon, part sexy tousle, the slightly undone updo is a lovely bridal hairstyle choice for medium to long locks. Because this style already has a lot of texture and movement, you don’t want to add more with super-elaborate chandelier earrings or oversize stones. Instead, opt for an elegant piece of hair jewelry, and dress your lobes with delicate pearl-and-diamond drops or studs.

1Halfuphalfdown-HairstyleCamp Image: Hairstyle Camp | Top: Kendra Scott- Katrina | Bottom: Baublebar- Bud Drops

3. Half Up, Half Down. It’s a style compromise…in the most beautiful way! The half-updo takes your hair out of your face, but also allows for flow and movement. It’s both demure and dramatic, and it’s the perfect bridal hairstyle to frame your pretty face, and showcase a larger, sophisticated bridal earring style.