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Bridal Beauty With Blush Hair & Makeup Artistry

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Hair & Makeup: Blush Hair & Makeup Artistry | Photo: Civic Photos | Gown & Accessories: Parvani Vida | Jewelry: Alku Modern Jewelers | Location: Hotel Icon | Coordination & Set Styling: Breathtaking Events
What elevates bridal hair styling and bridal makeup application to bridal hair and makeup artistry?

Attention to detail, for one. Also: creativity, skill and a deep understanding of both the bride (her personality, her sense of herself, her preferences and passions) and of the occasion. Blush Hair & Makeup Artistry doesn’t take the “art” part of its job lightly. This esteemed Houston hair and makeup team specializes in “naturally gorgeous” bridal hair styling and makeup for bridal showers, photo shoots and the big day itself.

Hair & Makeup: Blush Hair & Makeup Artistry | Photo: Brandy Palacios Photography

The Blush signature look is effortlessly beautiful, and includes boho chic updos, deconstructed buns, braided updos and tousled, and clip-in hair extensions for long, naturally pretty wedding hairstyles, along with traditional and airbrush makeup, and lush faux lashes. Your Blush artists will style you and your bridesmaids in their studio, or at the bridal-prep location of your choice. No matter where you get your Blush on, you can expect total VIP service and bridal hair styling and makeup that withstands whatever the big day throws its way–whether heat, humidity or high-energy dancing long into the wee hours. That’s why we call on Blush Hair & Makeup Artistry for some of our biggest styled shoots. And why you should call Blush ASAP, to schedule your Houston bridal beauty consultation. And don’t forget to tell them you found them on Weddings in Houston. Happy beautifying, bride-to-be!

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Hair & Makeup: Blush Hair & Makeup Artistry | Photo: Mychelle Levan Photography

How to Choose Mix-And-Match Dresses with Bella Bridesmaids

SylvieGil-0039 Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Photo: Sylvie Gil

We all have those free-spirited friends, reserved beauties or fiery fashionistas in our bridal party that we just can’t imagine saying “I do” without. One of our favorite ways that brides balance each of their bridesmaids’ different styles (and opinions) with their cohesive wedding look is through mix-and-match dresses. But experts and brides agree that pulling it off is a lot more challenging than it seems.

“Mix-and-match is really a look that takes a lot of effort to make it look effortless,” says Stephanie Wilkinson, co-owner of beloved Houston bridesmaids dress boutique, Bella Bridesmaids. We talked with Wilkinson, co-owner Natalie Taylor, and their team, about how to make the mix-and-match look more manageable. Here’s what they had to say:

Give Them Something to Work With — Though the team at Bella Bridesmaids are experts in selecting the best fit and style for each of your gals, Natalie Taylor, co-owner of Bella Bridesmaids’ Houston location, urges brides to have at least one solid idea of how she wants her girls to look before embarking on this mix-and-match journey. “It’s really helpful if they have at least a color or fabric nailed down and set in stone,” she says. “That’s what we can start with, and work from there.”

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Think Texture — When considering mix-and-match dresses, don’t limit yourself to just differing colors or style. Taylor advises brides not to be afraid of bringing in different textures! “Texture is what really makes a mix-and-match look successful,” she says. “When there is lace, and maybe some metallic or tulle, it looks purposeful and intentional.” 

Keep it Short… or Long — Color, texture and designs can differ from bridesmaid to bridesmaid, but Taylor warns that mixing floor-length dresses with cocktail dresses is a big no-no. “A high-low dress and a floor-length dress would probably be okay, but we would stay away from a short and a long,” she says.

Stick with a Designer — Bridesmaid dress designers typically use similar color tones and textures across their styles, which helps brides keep things cohesive. “A lot of the time we will stick with one designer,” Taylor says.  “Bridesmaids can still get that mix-and-match look with different necklines in the same shades of color.” One designer that Provost highly recommends for achieving a flawless mix-and-match look is the simple and refined Amsale.

View More: http://jessicagoldphotography.pass.us/diane--chris Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Photo: Jessica Gold Photography 

Trust the Process — Patience is key when selecting your mix-and-match dresses. The team at Bella Bridesmaids will guide you as you carefully select your options, but it does take time. “I start with one thing first, either a fabric or a color,” Taylor says. “I will pull one color and then move on to what our next shade would be. It’s a step-by-step process.”

Ready to start mixing up some mauve-toned pinks or gray-blue hues? Grab your gals and schedule an appointment with Bella Bridesmaids today. Hurry — their appointments book up fast! And make sure to let them know you found them on the Houston Wedding Blog. Happy shopping, loves!

Houston Fashion Designer David Peck On Custom Gown Design

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Designer David Peck At Work | Photo: Travis Forrester Evans

He’s a bona-fide celebrity design icon and a true Houston treasure, and now David Peck can add Weddings in Houston vendor partner to his list of accolades! We chatted with the Houston fashion designer about his custom wedding gown design process, his recent collab with us on our Fall/Winter 2019 issue…oh, and that time he dressed T. Swift for a mag cover and it went viral. Yup. Read on, to-be-weds, and discover more about having your custom wedding gown designed by David Peck (and why it costs less than you might think!). Click here to read the rest of this post »

8 Beautiful 2019 Bridesmaids Dress Styles

Our favorite 2019 bridesmaids dress styles are a mixed bunch, but they all share one feature: versatility. From garden-inspired floral prints to fun and feminine sleeves to elegant flowing skirts, these 2019 bridesmaids dress styles will have your ladies looking (and feeling) beautiful as they stand by your side on your big day. And they’ll be able to wear these bridesmaid dresses long after your big day. Find a look you love and visit one our top Houston bridal salons to hook up your girls!

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Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Designer Available At: Bella Bridesmaids

There’s nothing more feminine than a floral print bridesmaid dress. A long floral dress is a perfect style for a Hill Country destination wedding, a rustic-chic wedding or a Texas barn wedding. Available in four colors.

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Dress: Hayley Paige Occasions | Designer Available At: Houston Bridal Gallery

For a more formal Houston wedding or a wedding at a downtown Houston wedding venue, a long bridesmaid dress with a satin bodice and flowing skirt is a great fit. This elegant Hayley Paige Occasions style is available in five colors.

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Dress: Watters Bridesmaids | Designer Available At: Bella Bridesmaids

A short bridesmaid dress with a keyhole neckline, lace detail and open back is a fun look for a relaxed Houston wedding. Plus, this bridesmaid dress style from Watters Bridesmaids includes pockets! This popular 2019 bridesmaid dress comes in five colors.

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Dress: After Six | Designer Available At: Houston Bridal Gallery

Want a boho vibe for your bridesmaids? This luxurious full-length chiffon bridesmaid dress with split bell sleeves is a comfortable bridesmaid dress that is also ultra-elegant. We love that this After Six bridesmaid dress is available in 106 colors!

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Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Designer Available At: Bella Bridesmaids

With the “Julia” bridesmaid dress from Jenny Yoo, you can get 10 different bridesmaid looks in one. This versatile bridesmaid dress style features back tie panels and detachable straps that can be used to create different necklines. The gathered detailing in the bodice creates a slimming look your bridesmaids will appreciate. This versatile design is available in 29 colors.

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Design: After Six available at Houston Bridal Gallery

With a two-piece bridesmaid outfit, your gals will be able to wear these bridesmaids separates long after your big day. The top and skirt are available in 25 colors.

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Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Designer Available At: Bella Bridesmaids

The bow-accent halter neck on this Monique Lhuillier floral bridesmaid dress gives it a touch of chic sophistication. This dark blue and blush floral print style is casual enough for bridesmaids to wear long after the wedding.

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Dress: Hayley Paige Occasions | Designer Available At: Houston Bridal Gallery

The V-draped neckline on this sexy and comfortable bridesmaid dress from Hayley Paige includes a convertible choker strap for multiple fun bridesmaid looks. It’s available in 20 gorgeous colors.