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8 Reception Ready Dresses We Love

We live for outfit changes—especially at weddings. A second look for the all-night dancing gives you a chance to wear something less fussy, but just as breathtaking as your first look. Whether you’re looking for a chic pant suit, crop top and high-low skirt, or fun fringe, we’ve got you covered. Browse our editor’s faves below, and see a list of local Houston fashion boutiques that carry some of these fabulous dresses here. Happy shopping, xo!

1. Peter Langner

PETER LANGNER

2. Krikor Jabotian

 

 

Krikor Jabotian

3. Johanna Ortiz

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4. Hayley Paige

JLM, Bridal Spring 2018, New York, April 2017

5. Galia Lahav

Galia Lahav

6. Enzoani

Enzoani

7. BHLDN

BHLDN

8. Berta Bridal

Berta

Find Your Wedding Style With Your Zodiac Sign

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with so many wedding dresses and wedding styles to choose from, which is why homing in on your zodiac sign can be a great place to start narrowing down options. Each Zodiac sign has its own unique profile, just like each bride, and each wedding. Scroll down here to find your sign, and shop the looks that express it!

Earth: Driven and engaging all senses, your vision for a blissful wedding is emotional and sensual. You love earthy tones mixed with hints of gold, and adore the idea of mixing classic and modern touches. Earth
1. Marchesa Embellished Cape Gown: Saks Fifth Avenue 2. Jennifer Behr Earrings: NET-A-PORTER 3. Kevyn Aucoin The Matte Lip Color in Bloodroses: NET-A-PORTER 4. Gumuchian Rose Gold Diamond Ring: Lewis Jewelers 5. Charlotte Olympia Orchid Pandora Clutch: NET-A-PORTER 6. Bouquet: Keisha’s Kreations 7. Eternal Romance Invitation: Wedding Paper Divas 8. Gianvito Rossi Satin Sandals: NET-A-PORTER 9. Four-Tier Cake: Sweet Regards by Daniela

Air: Creative, quick-thinking and full of fancy, you’re a heady romantic with a flair for fun. Light-as-air fabrics and blush tones are the wedding textures and colors you have your eyes on.

Air 1. Marchesa Pre-Fall Couture 2017: Marchesa 2. Lele Sadoughi Straw Tassel Earrings: Lele Sadoughi 3. Tom Ford Skin Illuminator: Neiman Marcus 4. Ted Baker Oriental Blossom Clutch: Bloomingdale’s 5. Gilded Shore Coral Invitation: Minted 6. Bouquet: Darryl & Co. 7. Anna Sheffield Hazeline Suite: Anna Sheffield 8. Badgley Mischka ‘Blakely’ Mesh Evening Shoe: Badgley Mischka 9. Four-Tier Cake: Bobbette & Belle

Fire: Passionate, positive and powerful, you’re the life of the party—at the party of a lifetime! You want to stay true to yourself and show off your boldness with bright colors!

Fire 1. Sabyasachi Red Floral Lehenga: Sabyasachi 2. Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Bawse: Smashbox 3. Floral Arrangement: Dream Bouquet 4. Minza Khan Yasmin Clutch: Minza Khan 5. Centifolia Rose Invitation: Minted 6. Ruby & Diamond Ring: Nazar’s Fine Jewelry 7. Sergio Rossi Tresor Swarovski Crystal & Suede Sandal: Saks Fifth Avenue 8. Two-Tier Cake: Cake Ink

Water: Sensitive, thoughtful and imaginative, your wedding-day inspiration never stops flowing! You absolutely adore the idea of watercolor invitations, floral cakes and wedding dresses that make you feel like you’re floating as you walk down the aisle.

Water 1. Lazaro Gown: Ivory Bridal Atelier, Weddings by Debbie 2. Sutra Sapphire & Diamond Tassel Earrings: Zadok Jewelers 3. Rafe Sofia Straw Minaudiere: Neiman Marcus 4. Goshwara Gossip London Blue Topaz Bracelet: Zadok Jewelers 5. Indigo Sea Invitation: Minted 6. Bouquet: TnT Events, Flowers & Decorations  7. Imagine Vince Camuto Phoebe Embellished T-Strap Sandals: Bloomingdale’s 8. Three-Tier Floral & Metallic Cake: Cake Ink

Haute Off The Runway: 13 Wedding Dresses You’ll Love

From the catwalk to real life, the season’s most gorgeous gowns are as romantic as your love story. Scroll through and browse some of our fave wedding dresses straight from Spring 2018 Bridal Fashion Week. If you’ve fallen in love with these looks, we’ve got news for you—you can them on here in Houston! Check out our list of the city’s finest bridal salons here.

1. Elie Saab

Elie Saab

2. Pronovias

Pronovias 2018-Dria

3. Reem Acra

Reem Acra

4. Sottero & Midgley

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5.  Marchesa

Marchesa-Spring 2018

6. Hayley Paige

JLM, Bridal Spring 2018

7. Johanna Ortiz

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8. Enzoani

Enzoani-Leann

9. Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta-Spring 2018

10. Sottero & Midgley

Sottero & Midgley-Finn

11. Lazaro

JLM, Bridal Spring 2018

12. Galia Lahav

Alma Front-Galia Lahav Victorian Affinity

13. Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Bridal Fashion Trend: Refined & Regal

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The Spring 2018 collections revealed at New York’s recent Bridal Fashion Week taught us a valuable lesson—refined and regal is always in. Big ballgowns, detachable skirts, romantic veils and dramatic crowns have made a comeback, and we’re all for it. We are loving this trend so much, we put together a complete bridal look to give you some inspo before you shop for your wedding dress at local Houston bridal salons. Love the trend? Check out the deets below on where to buy these looks. Happy shopping, xo!

1. Sigh. Elie Saab’s Spring 2018 collection reminds us why we’ve always loved ballgowns. Who doesn’t want to feel like a princess, especially on her wedding day? For maximum versatility, try a ballgown with a detachable skirt—an awesome option for brides who want to let loose and dance the night away without having their gown get in the way.

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2. We had a chance to get our hands on this Maria Elena crown at Joan Pillow Bridal Salon’s trunk show last week…and OMG, it’s a stunner. We recommend pairing it with a romantic, braided up-do or sleek, pulled-back look (life hack: remember to always channel your inner #queen).

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3. The Hazeline Suite is dear to ring designer Anna Sheffield, who created it in homage to her own grandmother’s ring, and we’re pretty sure that any bride who chooses it will end up turning it into a cherished heirloom of her own. The champagne-colored diamond with white diamond accents makes for a timeless, vintage look we absolutely love.

Anna Sheffield Hazeline Suit No 10 copy

4. Alexander McQueen is the king of the clutch game. We particularly love the combination of soft lace with edgy gold and silver accents. Oh, and the knuckle clasp? It’s like a crown for your hand!

Alexander McQueen Heart Knuckle Short Box Clutch-4x5-HI-RES

5. Imagine these Aquazurra Crystal-Embellished Sandals peeking out from beneath your beautiful ballgown. They’re just the perfect shade of blush, with  just the right amount of crystal bling to complete your bridal look, as they catch the light everywhere you turn. Sparkle on, sister…sparkle on.

Aquazurra-Eden Crystal-Embellished Sandal

 

 

Gowns From Spring 2018 Bridal Market That You’ll Love

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Designers kept us on our toes during New York’s Spring 2018 Bridal Market—for all the right reasons. We are swooning over the airy silhouettes, floral appliqué details, modern separates, romantic veils and fairytale ballgowns that we saw on the runway. We know (from experience) how hard it is to narrow your wedding dress choices down, so we did the hard work for you. Check out our favorites bridal gown styles below, and feel free to lust, pin and share your faves with your gals. P.S. Houston’s finest bridal boutiques will be carrying these gowns soon!

Fairytale Ballgowns

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Photo: Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

JLM, Bridal Spring 2018, New York, April 2017

Photos: Courtesy of Hayley Paige

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Photo: Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Plunging Necklines

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Photo: Courtesy of Anne Barge

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Photo: Courtesy of Marchesa

JLM, Bridal Spring 2018, New York, April 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Hayley Paige

Off-the-shoulder Gowns

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Photo: Courtesy of Marchesa

Sachin-and-Babi

Photo: Courtesy of Sachin & Babi

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Photo: Courtesy of Anne Barge

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Photo: Courtesy of Reem Acra

Modern Separates & Chic Black Accents

Sachin-and-Babi

Photo: Courtesy of Sachin & Babi

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Photo: Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

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Photo: Courtesy of Marchesa

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Photo: Courtesy of Reem Acra

Romantic Veils

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Photo: Courtesy of Elie Saab

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Photo: Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta