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Gown Trend Alert: Embellished Bodices and Corsets

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!

Detailed Bodice with a Sweetheart Neckline Detailed Corset with Sweetheart Neckline and High Lace Neckline High Lace Neckline Bridal Gowns and Boned Corset Gowns

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

A Memorable Event Opens Its Doors to Brides This Thursday!

wedding decor flowers Woodlands Houston

Photos: Michael Carr (top); Civic Photos (bottom)

Your wedding may be the biggest celebration of your life, but it’s something more than that–it’s an expression of love that is as personal as it is profound. The Woodlands’ A Memorable Event understands the unique importance of weddings, and creates customized celebratory experiences that are not just memorable–they are utterly unforgettable. If you are one of the lucky (and savvy) brides who had the opportunity to attend the Feb. 12 I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian, you had the chance to see A Memorable Event’s artistry on display. The full-service wedding design and planning firm’s lavishly bedecked royal table (pictured here, bottom), had brides and their entourages swooning with delight. If a table ever captured the essence of elegance and romance that a wedding reception embodies, it was this spectacular table. For a better look at A Memorable Event’s design expertise and huge inventory of wedding linens, tabletop items, decor and more, drop in on their beautiful new Woodlands warehouse and showroom this Thursday, Feb. 26, any time between 11:30 am and 8 pm. This full-day open house will showcase A Memorable Event’s new spring collection, featuring thousands of items you can choose from to create the wedding of your dreams. Light bites, fine wine and consultations with the incredibly talented and super-friendly A Memorable Event staff, too!

Feast Your Eyes on Houston’s Haute-est Bridal Show!

I Do! Bridal Soiree Houston

Photo: Civic Photos

What a NIGHT. Right?? If you were among the fortunate 300 Houston brides, bridesmaids, grooms and their guests who made the oh-so-savvy decision to snap up I Do! Bridal Soiree tickets while they lasted, last Thursday evening was a night to remember, indeed. On Thursday, Feb. 12, Weddings in Houston magazine presented the truly magnificent I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian. For three magical hours, attendees met with A-list Houston vendors [see full exhibitor list here!]; dined on sumptuous Mediterranean, Asian and Texas-inspired specialties courtesy of world-renowned Jackson and Company catering; sipped French Champagne and fine wine; enjoyed live entertainment and decadent treats; chatted with mingling models showing off the season’s most gorgeous couture wedding gowns; and, perhaps most thrillingly, wandered through a wonderland of weddingscapes featuring the artistry of Houston’s finest design experts. Whether you were one of our honored guests, or you plan to attend our Fall I Do! Bridal Soiree, coming Oct. 18 to the Four Seasons Hotel Houston–or BOTH–we welcome you to tour Civic Photos’ images of the I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian. And please join us in thanking Jackson and Company, The Corinthian, Civic Photos, A&A Video, LBL Event Rentals/Linens by Lisa, EB Inc Events, Southern Hospitality Coffee Company, Jonny Black Productions and Scott Graham Piano, for their fabulous contributions to the I Do! Bridal Soiree.

Buy I Do! Tix and WIN: Hotel Galvez & Spa Luxury Getaway

Photos: Hotel Galvez

It’s been the crown jewel of Galveston for more than a century, and today, the magnificent Hotel Galvez & Spa sparkles more brightly than ever. Maybe that’s why Texas brides book early to make sure they secure the Galvez for the destination wedding of their dreams, and a chance to say their sacred vows on the hotel’s historic Centennial Green, overlooking the shimmering blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Perfection.

Whatever you envision for your perfect wedding, we have the inspiration, ideas and expertise to make your wedding dreams come true–and we’re gathering them in one place, for one evening only, Thursday, Feb. 12, in downtown Houston. That’s when we unveil The I Do! Bridal Soiree, Houston’s one-of-a-kind luxury bridal experience. Top vendors and experts, stunning floral and design displays, 2015 bridal couture, gourmet food and cocktails from renowned Jackson and Company, live entertainment and $$$ swag bags for each and every bride. It’s not just a bridal show, it’s a spectacular cocktail party, created to indulge you, your friends…and yes, your groom, too (did we mention the exclusive Groom’s Lounge, with fine whiskey, prime steak and more?).

Purchase your all-inclusive I Do! Bridal Soiree tickets THIS WEEKEND and you are automatically entered to win an incredible Hotel Galvez & Spa romance + spa “Spring Fling” getaway, giveaway, including one weekend night luxury accommodations for two at the magnificent “Queen of the Gulf” plus a $200 spa credit you can use however you’d like (bridal-prep facial treatment? couple’s massage? a little bit of both?). Our winner will be announced live at the I Do! Bridal Soiree. Get your tickets now. And get ready for WOW!

BIG Sparkle from Tacori + BIG Tacori Giveaway

BIG Sparkle from Tacori + BIG Tacori Giveaway

Photos: Tacori

There’s something about a Tacori diamond ring that just gets your heart beating. Hard. Maybe it’s the ultra high quality of those sparkling, sparkling stones. Or perhaps it’s the extraordinary care that goes into creating such superb pieces of jewelry (each and every Tacori ring is hand-crafted in California by expert artisans). Whatever it is that gives Tacori diamond and fine-gemstone jewelry its unique fire and fabulousness, it is, in a word, extraordinary. You can find Tacori engagement rings and bridal jewelry here in Houston at Zadok Master Jewelers. And today, when you purchase tickets to the utterly spectacular I Do! Bridal Soiree, coming to The Corinthian next Thursday, Feb. 12, you can WIN this gorgeous $400 Tacori necklace–the perfect piece to pair with a chic, sleek cocktail dress, or your favorite white T-shirt and comfy jeans (good luck, loves!!):

BIG Sparkle from Tacori + BIG Tacori Giveaway

Photo: Tacori