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2016 Bridal Gown Trend: Mixed Metallics

Long gone are the days when traditional white gowns were the only options for brides. Designers like Jenny Packham have introduced gorrrgeous metallic-accented gowns and have instantly become a hit on the runway. It’s true—subtle shine and sophisticated sheen goes a long way. We’ve picked out this season’s hottest metallic-inspired gowns, accessories and cakes, too. So what are you waiting for? Go for the gold, girl.

2016 Bridal Gown Trend: Mixed Metallics

1. ‘Hermia’ Gown Spring 2016: Jenny Packham 2. My Burberry: Nordstrom 3. Fernando Jorge Earrings: Grange Hall 4. ‘Venice’ Headband: Justine M. Couture 5. Gold & Sugar Flower Cake: Cake Ink 6. ‘Paules’ Gold Sandal: Aldo 7. Bottega Veneta Clutch: Saks Fifth Avenue Houston Galleria

Must-Have Items for Every Bride

24 Must-Haves for Every Bride

Planning the I Do! Soiree is one of our favorite things to do at Weddings in Houston—especially the swag bags. We had the pleasure of handpicking the finest bridal-related products for our lovely brides that attended the I Do! Soiree at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston. If you have a blemish you want to get rid of, aching heels, oily skin, need an impromptu mani-pedi or even if you have a sweet tooth—we’ve got you covered.

BIG thanks to all of our awesome swag bag sponsors:

We hope all of you enjoyed all the goodies, because we sure did! Sad you missed out? Don’t worry; we’ll catch you at the next I Do! Soiree at The Corinthian on Thursday, February 4, 2016!

New Tacori Engagement Rings at Zadok Jewelers THIS WEEK!

A Dazzling Ring-Shopping Experience with Zadok Jewelers

Photos: Tacori

As a new bride- or groom-to-be, the engagement ring you choose will be the first tangible symbol of love you share with your beloved. And it will be the one piece of jewelry that you value above all others, forever. Whether you’re looking for a dazzling multi-carat diamond or a simple rose gold band, the team at Zadok Jewelers will make sure that you not only adore your precious heirloom, but that–just like your marriage–it will last forever. With more than 35 years of experience in the jewelry industry, this family-owned business knows an exceptional-quality gem when they see one, and they want you to have the very best your money can buy.

This week is the perfect time to plan your Zadok visit. On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7, Zadok hosts its All Tacori Trunk Show, featuring a stunning selection of handcrafted bridal pieces, including 500 additional rings flown in from Tacori’s Los Angeles studio just for the occasion! Plus, during this two-day event, Zadok is offering special financing terms, and up to $500 in gift cards with qualified purchases (some restrictions apply). Drop in to Zadok, delve into engagement diamonds, and be DAZZLED. Call 713.960.8950 for more info!

Styled Bridal Couture Shoot: Smoke, Mirrors and Magic at The Astorian

Luxe meets industrial chic in this fabulous shoot featuring gorgeous designer wedding dresses by Rivini, Oscar de la Renta, Hayley Paige and more. The shoot was held at The Astorian and showcased a variety of breathtaking bridal gowns, jewelry and accessories. See credits below on where to find these stunning pieces right here in Houston!

All Over Lace Bridal Gown with Middle Slit High Lace Neck Line Gown with Flowing Skirt Wedding Ceremony Flower Wall and Metallic Gold Detailed Bridal Gown Beaded Bodice and Flowing Skirt Bridal Separates Beaded Bodice and Flowing Skirt Bridal Separates Metallic Gold Detailed Multi-Layer Wedding Cake and Tropical Flower Bouquet All-Over Lace Bridal Gown with Deep V Neckline Brown Embroidered Cocktail Dress and Black Feathered Cocktail Dress Off-White Silk Pantsuit and Black Capris with High Neckline White Blouse Romantic Candlelit Tablescapes with Rose Centerpieces and Rose Flower Balls Beaded Cap Sleeved Bridal Gown

Location: The Astorian ~ Photography: Larry Fagala ~ Stylist: Summer Salah ~ Flowers & Decor: AJ’s Urban Petals ~ Makeup: Aubrie Layne ~ Hair: Tonya Riner ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Gowns Designed by: Alon Livne, Hayley Paige, Rivini and Naeem Khan ~ Gowns Sold At: Now & Forever Bridal and Mia Bridal Couture ~ Accessories: Baccarat, Trumpet & Horn, Sloan/Hall, Kendra Scott, Oscar de la Renta, Tom Ford, Dior and LuLu Frost, Jimmy Choo, Giuseppe Zanotti, all from Neiman Marcus.

Gown Trends: Couture in Contrast

You can never go wrong with a chic black and white ensemble, wouldn’t you agree? This Fall is all about embracing the monochrome trend, and we’re lovin’ it. We’ve picked out our fave black, white and oh-so-right pieces for this season. Whether you fancy a dramatic ball gown or a sleek, modern suit, we’ve got you covered. Happy shopping!

Gown Trends: Couture in Contrast

1. Fall 2015 RTW Gown: Zuhair Murad 2. Galya Embellished Strap Shoe: Badgley Mischka 3. Fall 2015 RTW Gown: Sareh Nouri 4. Black & White Orchid Cake: Cake by Nicole 5. Cordwork & Bead Embroidered Clutch: Oscar de la Renta 6. Resort 2015 Suit: Giorgio Armani 7. Belperron Invitation by Kelle Anne McCarter: Bella Figura 8. Tahitian Pearl Necklace and Earring Set: Peran & Scannell Jewelers