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Get The Look: Meghan Markle’s Wedding Dress

Royal Wedding, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Givenchy, Long Sleeve Gown, White Wedding Dress
Photo: Andrew Matthews

When Meghan Markle pulled up to St. George’s Chapel last weekend, all eyes were on her, waiting to see the design chosen for her wedding look. Markle stepped out exuding grace and elegance in her Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy gown. If Markle’s timeless chic style is what you aspire for your own special day, we’ve got you covered. Below are similar looks — some available at our favorite salons in Houston — that echo Markle’s royal elegance. Click here to read the rest of this post »

15 Most Stunning Royal Wedding Gowns

Photo: BridalMusings

Actres Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be married Sat., May 19 at Winsdor Castle and anticipation for the royal wedding is at an all-time high with just over a week until the big day. However, very little is known about the details of the wedding leading to specualtion on everything ranging from guest performances to the design of Markle’s gown. The royal family and the bride-to-be have remained tight-lipped when it comes to the gown, but we can be sure it will be stunning. In honor of the pending nuptials, we’ve complied a list of the most stunning royal wedding gowns.

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Celeb Wedding + Open House at Majestic Metro

Majestic Metro Houston Wedding Venue
Venue: The Majestic Metro | Photo: Larry Fagala

With their strong Houston roots—she attended Memorial High School and the University of Houston Law Center, he’s an Aggie—“The Bachelor’s” Erica Rose and now-hubby Charles Sanders made a fitting choice when they selected the Majestic Metro to hold their winter nuptials. After all, the magnificently restored movie house is a true slice of Houston history. And its Downtown location, just off of Market Square, makes it one of the city’s most central celebration spaces.

Majestic Metro Wedding Bachelor Erica Rose
Photo: Debbie Porter

You can experience this unique and remarkable Houston wedding venue in person, at the Majestic Metro’s Wedding Open House, this Sunday, Feb. 11, from 1-5 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to tour this grand circa-1926 cinema, meet with vendors and sample bites and drinks, as you envision your names and wedding date on the Majestic Metro’s illuminated marquee. RSVP’s are appreciated, so please don’t forget to give yours!

Meanwhile, join us in wishing Erica and Charles congratulations, and, oodles and oodles of love, forever and ever. Mazel tov, y’all!

Majestic Metro Downtown Houston Event Venue
Venue: The Majestic Metro | Photo: Larry Fagala

Our Absolute Hands-Down Favorite Celebrity Engagement Rings

It’s engagement season, hence, the perfect time to reflect on our favorite celebrity engagement rings from the past year (while they reflect right back at us–there are some serious dazzlers in the batch, darling…shades are recommended). Feeling inspired by these celeb ring styles? These Houston jewelers can bring the ring look you love to life!

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton Engagement Ring
Photos: Timothy White/Paris Hilton via Twitter

A bit tardy to the celeb-engagement-ring “best of the year” bunch (she said, “Yes” to boyfriend Chris Zylka this past weekend), Paris Hilton more than makes up for her late arrival with sheer carat weight. Her ring, featuring a (gulp) 20-carat pear-shaped center stone is reportedly worth $2 million! Click here to read the rest of this post »

4 Celebrity Weddings to Borrow Your Style From

Celebrities…they’re just like us! Or rather, we can be just like them, by snagging a bit of paparazzi-ready style from their front-page weddings. The key is not to steal any one star’s entire wedding look, but to take inspiration from the themes and details that give their made-for-the-spotlight weddings that certain…magic. These 4 fabulous celebrity weddings are just a handful of our recent faves!

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Lauren Conrad & William Tell |Photographer: Elizabeth Messina |Source: Lauren Conrad

lauren Conrad and William Tell Lauren  Conrad & William Tell | Image: Elizabeth Messina |Source: Lauren Conrad | Table Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen

1. Rustic Elegance: For her California wedding to William Tell, fashion and lifestyle guru Lauren Conrad rocked long, loose locks and a flowing custom dress from Mark Badgley and James Mischka, while her bridesmaids wore sweet and comfy styles from her very own dress line, Paper Crown . The couple wed in a nondenominational ceremony where they shared vows they’d written themselves, natch. At their California-cool reception, bare wood tables got a bit of classic elegance from hemstitched runners, accented with tousled, low centerpieces and long white taper candles.

Sofia Vergara Joe Manganiello-Popsugar Sofia Vergara & Joe Manganiello |Source: POPSUGAR

2. Lush & Lavish: “Modern Family” bombshell Sofia Vergara and “Magic Mike” hottie Joe Manganiello exchanged vows at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla. The reception was held in the hotel’s ornate Venetian ballroom, where a canopy of creamy-hued floral garlands set a glamorous, ultra-romantic tone. At their reception, yellow linens and lush white roses topped dining tables, and the couple shared a first dance to Frank Sinatra’s 1964 classic, “The Way You Look Tonight.”

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Pippa Middelton & James Matthews | Source: Telegraph

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Pippa Middelton & James Matthews | Source: Telegraph

3. Timeless & Classic: Duchess Kate’s sis Pippa Middleton didn’t try to outdo the pomp and circumstance of her sibling’s royal affair, when she married beau James Matthews. Instead, she opted for a classic close-to-home wedding, donning a high-neck lace Giles Deacon dress (designed to create the impression of being seamless), and ivory satin Manolos, to say her vows in a historic parish. Post-ceremony festivities took place in a Belgian glass palace set up on the grounds of the Middleton family home, and centered on a timeless menu featuring caviar, Champagne and lobster, along with a projection show highlighting milestones of the couple’s love story. Awww…

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Italia Ricci & Robbie Amell | Source: US | Image: Dimitry Loiseau Photography

Italia Ricci and Robbie Amell

Italia Ricci & Robbie Amell | Source: US | Image:Dimitry Loiseau Photography

4.) Culturally Traditional: She’s been a “Supergirl.” She’s a “Designated Survivor.” And on Oct. 15 of last year, Italia Ricci took on one more starring role: bride. For her traditional Italian wedding to fellow actor Robbie Amell, Ricci wore a princess-worthy James Clifford ballgown, and the couple spoke traditional vows in a cathedral ceremony. For their lively reception, the couple, threw in plenty of current faves, such as a super-fun signature cocktail (made with vodka, basil and lemon), a decadent doughnut wall, and beloved wedding dance tunes including “YMCA,” the “Macarena,” and, yes, the “Chicken Dance.”