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Our Soiree Gift Bags Are Gonna Rock Your World

I Do Soiree 2018 Gift Bag Brands

Sure, the exhibitors are the absolute crème de la crème. And the food and cocktails, from Houston’s hottest caterers, are uh-mazing. And the floral fantasyscapes literally elicit gasps from attendees as they ascend the steps of the Corinthian-Houston and get their first glimpse of the space. But TBH, it’s the swag that brings the biggest smile to our brides’ faces when we hand them their custom-curated I Do! Wedding Soiree gift bags. And for this Thursday’s Soiree—advance-sale tickets here, ONLY while they last—we’re expecting our biggest smiles yet!

We’re beyond thrilled to feature these hand-picked brands in our Feb. 8 I Do! Soiree gift bags, 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 »

5 Fresh And Fun Bridal Manicure Styles

It’s all about the details ladies, and when it comes to your nails, a professional manicure is a must for your big day. Not sure which bridal nail style you should try? Here are five of our favorites, ranging from clean and classic to bold and spotlight-stealing. Once you’ve found a style you like, pull up this here post at your salon, and get them done right, gurl!

1. Classic French

White French Manicure

Photo: SPBJuliaNails

Keep it simple and elegant with a classic French manicure, or add a tiny touch of bling to complement your ring!

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5 Nail & Lip Colors for Fall Brides…and Brides-to-Be

Myth: Bridal makeup must be demure, girly, and, for lips and nails especially, preferably some shade of neutral or pink. FACT: Your wedding day is your time to make a statement, darling. And if you happen to be an autumn bride, well…here’s some good news: Straight from the runway, the season’s hottest nail and lip shades are bold, dramatic, even, dare we say…gothic. Take a cue from pro makeup artists, and set off your wedding day look with intense lip and nail shades that make themselves known, rather than fading into the background. They also happen to look UH-mazing set against white, ivory and champagne gowns, and are totally on point for fall-season engagement parties, bridal showers and other swank to-do’s!

Fall 2017 Lip Color

1. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Damned” – NARS

Pair this ultra-vampy lip color with any transitional spring-to-fall piece in your wardrobe to complete your autumn look. Or bring an elegantly wicked edge to your heavenly wedding by making this your go-to bridal lip shade!

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2. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb – Sephora

It’s here! It’s HERE!! That’s right, lovelies…Rihanna’s long-awaited Fenty Beauty line has finally graced us with its arrival, just in time for fall, y’all! We’re loving on the ultra-nourishing Gloss Bomb–a shea-butter-infused, stay-put gloss in a gorgeous, shimmery shade of nude. Want to shine big time on your big day? The Gloss Bomb is your jam, sugar. SaintLaurent-Rouge Pur Couture Vinly Cream Lip Stain-Burgandy Vibes- NeimanMarcus1

3. Saint Laurent Pur Couture Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in “Burgundy Vibes” – Neiman Marcus 

Saint Laurent’s Vinyl Cream is both as durable and as luscious as its name suggests. Our favorite shade for fall is “Burgundy Vibes,” a magnificent burgundy-red hue that goes on like a liquid lipstick, but stays on like a stain (kisses, anyone?). The diamond-shaped applicator keeps things precise, while the rich formula provides 10-hour wear, with no drying or cracking. We are in LOVE.


4. Marc Jacobs Beauty Fashion Collection Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in “Trax” – Sephora

Got a little vixen in ya? Let her out, at least through your fingertips, with Marc Jacobs Beauty’s limited-edition Fashion Collection Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in “Trax”–a black-burgundy creme shade that looks stunning against a backdrop of wedding white…and will enhance your ring-finger dazzler, rather than steal its shine.

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5. Deborah Lipppman Gel Lab Pro Color in “Waking Up In Vegas” – Deborah Lippman

Dull gray? NO WAY! With its warm greige tone and dual-patented nail-loving formula, this professional salon nail color is the ultimate in cosmopolitan sophistication. Rock it on date night, party nights…or the big night. It’s all good, gorgeous. Happy beautifying, loves!

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.

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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.