Designer Wedding Dresses We’re Saying Yes To

A bride runs towards Lake Como in Italy in a flowy wedding dress with embellished flowers.
Como Collection via Berta

Make a fashion statement with your wedding dress and opt for a style that speaks to you and involves some fun, trendy touches that give the gown that overall fashion-forward feel. New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week presented dozens of artfully designed dresses with unique details that we are loving, so we’re sharing some of our favorites.

Choose a dress with a major WOW factor, like dazzling sequins atop sheer fabric, flirty and feminine statement bows and intricately embellished flowers. We chose eight beautiful gowns from some of the fashion industry’s top designers. It’s time to say “YES!” to the dress!

Get inspired, and don’t miss these designer wedding dresses featured in the latest issue of Weddings in Houston magazine!

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Fresh New Wedding Gowns For the Spring and Summer Seasons

via Monique Lhuillier

“These gowns revel in the possibilities of life that exist to embrace ourselves and our loved ones. Each piece allows the bride to present her most beautiful self — a reflection of her essence.” – Peter Langner

New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week has returned, and the 2023 bridal fashion collections are nothing short of extravagant works of art. While upscale micro weddings or intimate celebrations are still trending, brides are ready to bring back the big and extravagant celebrations. So, they are once again searching for unique and timeless attire for the wedding day. Silky billowing gowns, garden-inspired designs and voluminous ruffles take center stage of designer wedding gowns for the spring and summer 2023 season.

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Say “Yes” To These 4 Gorgeous Gowns

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Photo: Ama By Aisha | Designer: Ines Di Santo | Venue: Iron Manor | Ring + Bracelet: Tootsies | Earrings: Indulge Maison Decor | Styling: Summar Salah | Makeup + Hair: VCI Artists Victoria Callaway, Amber Livingston & Dennis Clendennen

Saying “I Will” changed your status from girlfriend to bride-to-be. And saying “Yes” to your dress will make the trip down the aisle to say “I Do,” when all eyes will be on you, both memorable and special.

Saying yes to the dress is a joyful feeling, but before you get to that point, you will encounter a whole journey of exploring the age-old question: “What do I wear?” on one of the most special days of your life. Look no further, as we have carefully gathered four different styles of trendy gorgeous wedding gowns of the 2021 bridal season that range from sexy and sleek silhouettes to sculptural classics and shimmering ball gowns. 

Keep scrolling and get inspired by these 4 gorgeous gowns!

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Garden Party Wedding & Luxury Catering with Southern Cadence Cuisine

Southern Cadence Cuisine Catering for Houston events.
Photo: Anne Schmidt Photography | Catering: Southern Cadence Cuisine | Wedding Gown: Modern Affinity | TBW Creatives  | Two Be Wed Event Planning  | The Luminaire Venue  | HMUA: Misty Rockwell Artistry | 

As the temperatures rise from spring to summer, what better way to let loose than with a refreshing glass of rosé, good food and great company. No matter the event you are hosting, whether it is a shower, dinner, or intimate wedding, Southern Cadence Cuisine delivers a luxurious catering experience every time. Always focused on experience, they were even honored by NACE Houston with Best Wedding under $50k in 2020. For those memorable events of your life, you can rest easy knowing Southern Cadence Cuisine has you covered. By tailoring a customized menu for each occasion, they take great pride in ensuring your event is like no other. No detail is too small to ensure your event is one of a kind. Southern Cadence Cuisine will be the perfect addition to your overall vision, much like this styled garden party wedding.

 The vibrant color pallet of the cuisine blends perfectly with the blush tones of the florals. Thus, creating an airy aesthetic for this garden party wedding. The floral lace bridal gown by Modern Affinity is truly timeless perfection. This gown also has a subtle sheer bodice detail, giving it the perfect balance of trendy and classic. Misty Rockwell complemented the gown with a natural glam look. This included a light smokey eye, a glossy nude lip and a relaxed curly up-do, highlighting the plunging back on the wedding gown.

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Stunning Style Shoot At Hotel Granduca

DC Stanley Photography, Hotel Granduca, Black wedding dress, white wedding dress
Photo: DC Stanley Photography | Video: J. Ernest Media | Venue: Hotel Granduca | Flowers and Decor: Mod Effects Events | Hair and Makeup: Polished Makeup & Hair | Cake: Common Bond Cafe & Bakery | Jewelry: Shaftel Diamonds | Gowns: Modern Affinity

Join us as we travel today to the Palace of the Duke– Hotel Granduca. Reminiscent of an Italian villa, Hotel Granduca, in Houston is an inspiration from the life of Adalberto Malatesta, Granduca of Monfallito. Our style shoot showcases the exquisite jewel box feel of this boutique Houston Hotel, a hidden gem for intimate weddings, that exudes the warmth of a grand home, with exquisite old-world style and service but with all the modern amenities.

Our first look consists of fresh spring details with our model in a white lace ballgown. Dropdown pear-shaped peach morganites were the earrings of choice from Shaftel Diamonds. Mod Effects Events beautifully displayed arrangements of fanciful roses and peonies in shades of violet and magenta that fit the airy setting created by Hotel Granduca‘s window wall. This evergreen theme made for an ethereal look that conveyed the feeling of spring and was magnificently captured by DC Stanley Photography, with video (to come) by J. Ernest Media.

Next, for a change of scenery and style, we dove deep into the mystery of dark accents, glowing candle lights, and enchanting roses. Modern Affinity provided the stunning black lace gown that exuded sophisticated elegance, while Polished Makeup & Hair complemented it with a smokey eye, softly curled pony and a bold red lip. Common Bond Bistro & Bakery added to the theme by designing a cake with cascading red roses. Dramatic and romantic would best describe this alluring candlelit look that suits the bold but warm ambiance of Hotel Granduca.

Hotel Granduca is a must-visit as you search for locations to host your wedding events. Whether you are looking for an intimate ceremony by the pool, a beautiful ballroom reception, a rehearsal dinner in the exquisite restaurant or a bridal tea in the library to the music of a harpist, and central accommodations for your out-of-town guests, Hotel Granduca offers it all.

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