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Designer Sameera Faridi Celebrates 100 Years of Bollywood with a Fabulous Fashion Bash

It’s not often that Houston gets to launch a famed Indian design house—especially in such grand style. But grand style is par for the course for Sameera Faridi of Sameera Faridi Design Studio at Poshak Fashion & Style, which turned out top New-Delhi-based designers Parvesh Jai, who have been outfitting Bollywood gorgeously for the better part of nearly 10 years. Faridi, whose eponymous atelier has enabled Houston brides of South Asian backgrounds to find spectacular custom wedding and special-occasion wear sans overseas travel, feted Parvesh Jai with “The Royal Saga”—a riveting fashion show celebrating 100 years of Bollywood style, held at the Houston Motor Club, followed by a VIP reception attended by local trend-setters and fashion media. Check out a sampling of pix from Faridi’s fantastic event…and check out Faridi herself—and her amazing designs—at Sameera Faridi Design Studio!

Designer Sameera Faridi Celebrates 100 Years of Bollywood with a Fabulous Fashion Bash Designer Sameera Faridi Celebrates 100 Years of Bollywood with a Fabulous Fashion Bash Designer Sameera Faridi Celebrates 100 Years of Bollywood with a Fabulous Fashion Bash Designer Sameera Faridi Celebrates 100 Years of Bollywood with a Fabulous Fashion Bash Designer Sameera Faridi Celebrates 100 Years of Bollywood with a Fabulous Fashion Bash Designer Sameera Faridi Celebrates 100 Years of Bollywood with a Fabulous Fashion Bash

Photos: Photos by Rovo

Cocktails, Nibbles and Wedding WOW at Darryl & Co. Next Week!

Cocktails, Nibbles and Wedding WOW at Darryl & Co. Next Week!

Photo: Morgan Lynn Photography

If you’ve ever laid eyes on a Darryl & Co.-designed wedding, chances are your heart went from a pitter-pat to a thump, thump, THUMP. Design guru Darryl Murchison just has a way with flowers and finery that makes a bride go all swoony inside. And next Thursday, Aug. 22, he and his expert design team will be unveiling what kind of magic they’ve got in store for winter 2013 and spring 2014 weddings at their Holiday Showcase & Wedding Inspiration open house. Join them, and us—you think we’d miss this scorching hot event??—for cocktails, hors d’oeuvre and delicious tabletop, reception decor and ceremony-design displays, plus tons of tips, ideas and opps to chat one-on-one with Darryl and his crew. It’s free, but you must RSVP. See you there!

Gorgeous Great Gatsby Bridal Luncheon at Chateau Cocomar

When Chateau Cocomar throws a party to thank its brides, you know that party is going to be something special. And the April bridal luncheon the Houston venue hosted to show its gratitude and love for its 2012 brides was very special indeed. Designed by the exceptionally talented Tamara Menges, in homage to the 1920s decadence of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” the lovely luncheon featured shades of cream, white, ivory, gold, blush and champagne, with de rigeur touches of feathers, pearls and lace. We’re so delighted to feature photographer Holly Hoyt’s dreamy photos of this gorgeous event at the beautiful Chateau Cocomar. Seriously, how beautiful is this event? Let us know what you think! And check out the credits below for a full list of vendors.

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Photos: Holly Hoyt Photography ~ Catering: Café Natalie ~ Desserts: Party Architects ~ Flowers: Tamara Menges Designs ~ Linens: Elegant Beginnings ~ Rentals: Aztec Party Rentals ~ Stationery: Atelier du Papier ~ Venue: Chateau Cocomar

LAST CHANCE TO WIN: Reserve I Do Tix and WIN an April Dinner at Churrascos, Americas or Artista

LAST CHANCE TO WIN: Reserve I Do Tix and WIN an April Dinner at Churrascos, Americas or Artista LAST CHANCE TO WIN: Reserve I Do Tix and WIN an April Dinner at Churrascos, Americas or Artista

Photos: Artista/Cordúa Catering

Celebrate spring with tomorrow evening’s ridiculously lavish I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian and you could end up with a second springtime celebration on your hands (and your palate): a $100 dinner for two at Churrascos, Americas or Artista restaurant.

Here’s the scoop: One bride who scoops up her last-minute pre-sale tickets to tomorrow evening’s super-luxe bridal fantasy Happy Hour at downtown Houston’s stunning Corinthian will WIN a $100 gift certificate for dinner for two at the Cordúa restaurant of her choice any time during the month of April. Options include deliciously traditional Churrascos, sophisticated pan-Latin Americas and ultra-romantic Artista—all overseen by renowned executive chef David Cordúa.

As for tomorrow evening’s post-work fête, well—we can’t reveal the gorgie-gorge details, but we can tell you it will be an evening of incredible food, drink, entertainment, bridal couture and design inspiration you shan’t forget. So don’t forget to get your tix!!

TO ENTER TODAY’S GIVEAWAY: 1.) Purchase pre-sale tickets BY 11:59 p.m. TODAY, WED., APRIL 10, to the I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian  2.) If you haven’t yet, *Like* us on Facebook.

That’s it! We’ll notify our randomly selected winner at tomorrow evening’s bash!!

A Dazzling GIVEAWAY: Get Tix for Thursday’s I Do! Bridal Soiree and WIN a Gorgeous $225 Pair of Stefanie Somers Earrings!

I Do at The Corinthian Giveaway - Stefanie Somers Earrings

Photo: Stefanie Somers

There’s a reason why renowned designer Stefanie Somers is the reigning queen of pageant, prom and performance jewelry: SPARKLE. Nothing catches the light like a dazzling pair of Stefanie Somers earrings—as style-minded, bling-loving brides everywhere are discovering for themselves.

Find out what all the Stefanie Somers fuss is about by WINNING a pair of “Artemis” earrings, retail value $225, from the gorgeous Stefanie Somers Collection just by purchasing your tickets to this Thursday’s intimate and luxuriously relaxing I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian. These spectacular earrings, made by hand with Swarovski elements, feature pavé crystals on the front and back for maximum shine, along with hypoallergenic titanium posts for maximum comfort. They’re the perfect complement to just about any gown style, hairstyle and “I do” moment.

As for the I Do! Bridal Soiree—this Thursday’s after-work cocktail party is a perfect combination of relaxation, VIP treatment, fine food and wine, and absolutely stunning wedding-design inspiration. Mingle with a hand-picked selection of Houston’s most-sought-after wedding experts and vendors on The Corinthian’s mezzanine level, then indulge in incredible food, cocktails, decadent desserts, live entertainment and an interactive fashion show on The Corinthian’s main level. Bring a friend or two and enjoy the pampering you deserve at the most delicious bridal Happy Hour you’ll ever attend.

TO ENTER: 1.) Purchase pre-sale tickets BY 11:59 p.m. TOMORROW, TUES., APRIL 9, to the I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian  2.) *Like* us on Facebook

That’s it! We’ll notify our winner live at Thursday’s event!