Heavy beading, metallic embroidery and intricate corset construction are big trends for 2015 bridal-gown bodices…and we are wild for the elaborate elegance they create. Check out some of our favorite wedding-dress bodices here!
1. Alvina Valenta: Ivory Bridal Atelier & Weddings by Debbie ~ 2. Winnie Couture: Winnie Couture Houston Flagship Salon ~ 3. Lusan Mandongus: Brickhouse Bridal ~ 4. Anne Barge: Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ 5. Ines Di Santo: Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ 6. Alvina Valenta: Ivory Bridal Atelier & Weddings by Debbie ~ 7. Rivni: Ivory Bridal Atelier & Mia Bridal Couture ~ 8. Christos Now & Forever Bridal Boutique ~ 9. Lazaro Brickhouse Bridal, Ivory Bridal Atelier, Mia Bridal Couture & Weddings by Debbie
Jane met Andrew during his first week of training in her department at Four Seasons Dallas. Little did she know that after being transferred to Four Seasons Whistler they would still keep in touch. A year later after traveling back and forth to visit their mutual friends, they had their first date and the rest was history. Jane and Andrew decided that it was only appropriate, as former Four Seasons employees, to celebrate their wedding at Four Seasons Hotel Houston. “We wanted a simple yet polished design. We decorated the ballroom with soft pink, silver, gold and pops of orange to blend in with the chandeliers,” says Jane. After the reception, guests met at the pool to continue celebrating with drinks, late-night snacks, adult snow cones and a DJ from LG Entertainment that kept everyone dancing until 2 a.m. Sounds like quite the party, huh? Just wait ‘til you see the photos by DC Stanley Photography. Congratulations and best wishes to the newlyweds!
Photos: DC Stanley Photography ~ Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Houston ~ Wedding Consultant: Kat Creech Events ~ Wedding Gown: Rivini from Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Flowers & Decor: Darryl & Co. ~ Baker: Who Made The Cake! ~ Lighting: Bright Star Productions ~ Music & Entertainment: LG Entertainment ~ Registry: Bering’s ; Kuhl-Linscomb
When Brittney first met Taylor through a mutual friend while they were both attending Texas A&M, she wasn’t so sure about dating the “old” guy. Six months later, that changed. Brittney decided to text Taylor to see how he was doing and the rest was history. Taylor planned the perfect proposal in Paris that completely swept Brittney off of her feet. “We stayed in a quaint little hotel near the Eiffel Tower and he told me that we were doing an 8 AM Eiffel Tower tour but he wanted me to look nice so we could take some pictures beforehand. At 7 AM, we stood in Trocadero Square where the Eiffel tower sits beautifully in the background attempting to take selfies. A photographer walked by offering to take pictures of us and it turns out, Taylor had been talking to this photographer and coordinated this whole plan. I had no idea. The photographer’s line was “the lighting is perfect now” and that is when Taylor got on his knee and asked me to marry him.” Looks like dating an “older” guy isn’t so bad after all, huh. It was only appropriate for the pair to plan their Houston wedding around the Texas A&M color palette of maroon, gray and white, which complemented their gorgeous wedding venue, The Corinthian, perfectly. Just wait until you see the beautiful photos from their wedding, thanks to J. Cogliandro Photography. You’ll be swooning for sure. Congrats Brittney and Taylor, we wish you a lifetime of happiness!
Photos: J. Cogliandro Photography ~ Venue: The Corinthian ~ Caterer: Jackson and Company ~ Bridal Gown: Alvina Valenta from Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Wedding Shoes: Rene Caovilla ~ Bridesmaids Dresses: Brickhouse Bridal ~ Rings & Jewelry: Donoho’s Jewellers
Spring 2016 Bridal Market was by far one of our favorites. Designers had us on our toes with an array of sexy, sheer silhouettes, flirty florals and dramatic, glamorous gowns. Our editors narrowed it down to their top ten favorite looks straight from the runway. Which look is your favorite?
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1. Jenny Packham 2. Jenny Packham 3. Hayley Paige 4. Blush by Hayley Paige 5. Maggie Sottero 6. Romona Keveza 7. Reem Acra 8. Monique Lhuillier 9. Alon Livne 10. Berta Bridal
WEDDINGS IN HOUSTON Spring 2015 | Real Wedding Feature
Julie & Justin ~ April 25, 2014
While European-themed Chateau Polonez was the site of their spring wedding, it was the allure of the islands that served as inspiration for Julie and Justin’s memorable celebration. The couple, who became engaged in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, and would eventually honeymoon in French Polynesia, infused their special day with “beachy” elements, from a blue-and-coral palette to sand-rock-and-starfish candle displays, to guest tables named for famed island destinations. Did the newlyweds sail off into the sunset? Not exactly. But after hours of dancing and dining with those they loved most, they did drive off in a 1965 Rolls-Royce the groom had always coveted. “We had such a wonderful time,” the bride says, “and were so thankful to have our family and loved ones there.”
Photos: Akil Bennett Photography ~ Wedding Dress: Brickhouse Bridal ~ M.O.B. Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Venue: Chateau Polonez ~ Officiant: Minister Lynn Turner from Weddings Performed ~ Honeymoon: Tahiti & Moorea