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The Big To-Do: Winnie Couture Grand Re-Opening Sale Through Aug. 12

Gleaming new flooring, gorgeous new window displays, fabulously flattering new lighting, a prettied-up powder room and the addition of a third fitting room—the Winnie Couture Houston flagship salon has a fresh new look. What hasn’t changed at Winnie Couture is the doting attention brides have come to expect from this haven of heavenly gowns by Hong-Kong-born, Houston-educated and now Beverly-Hills-based designer Winnie Chlomin. Of course, there are the gowns themselves…form-fitting, feminine and lavished with Chlomin’s signature Swarovski sparkle. Now through Saturday, Aug. 12, Winnie Couture is celebrating its makeover with a splendid re-opening sale, complete with a 20% discount on all gowns. Call today for your appointment!

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Photos: Winnie Couture

Mia Bridal Couture Watters Trunk Show + Bonus Stella & Dot GIVEAWAY!

Mia Bridal Couture Watters Trunk Show + Bonus Stella & Dot GIVEAWAY!

This here post has a twofold job: To let you know about Mia Bridal Couture’s WOW Watters spring 2013 trunk show today through Saturday AND to remind you that today is your last chance to enter to win Mia’s Stella & Dot necklace giveaway!

The show: Gorgeous, whisper-soft, diaphanous new styles from Watters’ breathlessly romantic spring 2013 collection (plus a few chic minis for you two-frock brides), which you’ll get a chance to discuss with Watters VP Maria Prince, live and in person. Appointments are a must, so make yours right about NOW!

The giveaway: Two lucky ladies each will receive a stunning Stella & Dot necklace, and two runners-up will score sparkling stud earrings, just for posting a picture of their favorite Watters gown on Mia’s Facebook page, along with a comment about why you’re madly in the love with that particular Watters gown, by end of day TODAY. For eligibility details and fine print, click here.

And GOOD LUCK, lovelies!

 

Mia Bridal Couture Watters Trunk Show + Bonus Stella & Dot GIVEAWAY!

 

Photos: Mia Bridal Couture ~ Watters, Spring 2013 Collection, Trumpet Gown ~ Stella & Dot Jewelry (items listed left to right): Hematite Studs, La Folie Necklace, Gitane Tassel Necklace, Vintage Studs

The Big To-Do: Houston Home-Buying Workshop w/Bonus Tiffany Giveaway!

If a new newlywed nest tops your post-wedding priority list, realtor Michelle Ray has some expert buying tips you do not want to miss. She’s also got a $500 Tiffany gift card for one lucky Houston bride! Avail yourself of Ray’s excellent new-home-buyer guidance—and possibly get your hands on some superb bling—when Michelle Ray Properties hosts a free home-buying workshop tomorrow evening, Tuesday, July 24, at 7 p.m., at the firm’s Galleria-adjacent offices. Make a date night of it…and get just a little closer to making your Houston home ownership dream come true!

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Photos Courtesy of Michelle Ray Properties

The Big To Do: Sundown @ The Grove, Wed. 7-18

Sundown at The Grove

Photo: Julie Soefer/Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

Live music, cocktails and tasty nibbles in a blissfully air-conditioned, exceptionally cool aerie with downtown views for miles? Oh, we are so THERE. Get in on the happy hour hipness—and while you’re at it check out one of Houston’s hottest wedding, rehearsal-dinner and pre-wed party spots—when The Grove, Discovery Green and Mix 96.5 join forces with Land Rover Houston Central to present Sundown at The Grove, from 6-8 p.m. this Wednesday. This chic weekly wind-down takes place at the upstairs Treehouse restaurant and features guest artists from the worlds of fashion, arts and entertainment. Ambiance is awesome. Admission is free. See you there!

St. Regis Houston Bridal Showcase July 19-CANCELLED

**SORRY TO INFORM YOU, BRIDES, BUT THE ST. REGIS HOUSTON BRIDAL SHOWCASE PLANNED FOR JULY 19 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. HOWEVER, THE ST. REGIS’ ASTOR BALLROOM IS AS GORGEOUS AS EVER, AND AVAILABLE FOR 2012-2013 WEDDINGS, SO DO CONTACT THE HOTEL FOR A TOUR & TASTING!

A celebration space that celebrates Houston’s signature cowboy-meets-cosmopolitan style of Lone Star chic? Sounds like a perfect wedding setting to us. We can’t wait to feast our eyes on the St. Regis Houston’s gorgeously renovated Astor Ballroom AND indulge the rest of our senses with fabulous food, drink and wedding-design inspiration, when the St. Regis hosts “A Bespoke Wedding Affair” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 19.

For this special summer bridal showcase, the St. Regis will welcome a very exclusive handful of top Houston wedding vendors, and invite brides to chat, sip, nibble and enjoy live entertainment. If you’re on the hunt for a standout Houston wedding venue, this special summer showcase is a great chance for you to experience the unique splendors of the Astor Ballroom, which takes its design inspiration from hand-stitched cowboy boots, finely wrought metal spurs and brilliant diamonds. If you’ve already settled on a wedding site, this event is a fine opportunity to meet experts and gather ideas. And for all brides who attend, A Bespoke Wedding Affair is a wonderful way to spend a summer evening—tasting, touching, planning, perfecting.

Space is limited; tickets are $15 and include complimentary valet parking. To reserve yours, call Lauren Evans at 713.403.2627 or email.

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