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Hot Designers + Big Savings = Mia’s Sample Sale!

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If you’re on the hunt for THE ONE, this is THE WEEK. We’re talking about Mia Bridal Couture’s sensational sample sale, today through Friday. That’s where you’ll find Houston’s most delicious selection of deeply discounted designer bridal gowns…and hopefully, in there somewhere, the perfect one for your perfect day.

Mia’s got more than 100 gorgeous gowns to choose from, and no appointment is necessary. Buy your gown TODAY (Wednesday, Dec. 1) and get an extra 10% off the already low sample-sale price. Yum!

Here are the deets…tell a friend! Or not. This is a first-come, first-served sale, after all–maybe best to maximize your odds. Happy shopping, Houston bride!

Mia Bridal Couture – Sample Sale
Wednesday, Dec. 1 – Friday, Dec. 3
Mia Bridal Couture
1958 West Gray
Houston, TX 77019
For more information call 713.622.2022 or e-mail info@miabridalcouture.com

Brickhouse Bridal Honors Veterans Day With Gown Giveaway

2010 Military Gown Giveaway

You probably know that Houston is home to many military brides-to-be—future brides who either are serving on active duty themselves, or whose fiancés are. Well, this Thursday, Veteran’s Day, Brickhouse Bridal will once again help some of those brides get just a little bit closer to having the wedding of their dreams.

Starting at 10 a.m., Thurs. Nov. 11, Brickhouse will open its doors to military brides as part of the Brides Across America Nationwide Military Gown Giveaway. Salon staff will hand out numbers on a first-come first-served basis, and will bring qualifying brides (you must be engaged and on active duty, or have a fiancé on active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan, and provide verifying documentation) into the store for individual consultations, and assistance selecting the perfect gown from among nearly 250 options.

Military Gown Giveaway

One bit of advice: Brickhouse urges qualifying brides to wait until Thursday to come into the salon to search for their gown, since some gowns that will be featured in the giveaway may differ from those in the store’s regular stock.

We can’t tell you how proud we are of our military brides—proud, too, of Houston’s very own Brickhouse Bridal, for its generous contribution to this worthy cause.

And just to give you a little context, national nonprofit Brides Across America and its partners in cities across the nation have donated more than 5,000 gowns from top designers including Vera Wang, Amsale and Pronovias, over the past five years alone.

Are you a military bride, or do you know someone who is? Call Brickhouse Bridal at 381.681.3430 or e-mail.

And thank you, for all you do.

I Do! Bridal Soiree Is Coming To The Houstonian On Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011

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We know that as a planning-mode bride with an overstuffed schedule, you appreciate a little advance notice. Especially about upcoming events with high sell-out potential. That’s why we’re letting you know NOW about the I Do! Bridal Soiree, coming to The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa on Sunday, Jan. 23.

If you only attend one bridal show before your wedding, make it I Do! @ The Houstonian. Seriously. This extraordinary showcase is our biggest, most bountiful wedding event, with nearly 100 of Houston’s absolute most in-demand wedding vendors—we’re talking invitations, cakes, floral, lighting, linens, jewelry, entertainment, the works—on hand to show off goods and share their expertise. With YOU.

I Do! @ The Houstonian also treats attendees to the season’s most spectacular designer runway show (so if you haven’t yet picked your gown, grab a front-row seat, honey). Plus we’re serving fine food and drinks, showing off gorgeous tablescapes and handing out a fabulous door prize or two.

This show WILL SELL OUT (it does every single year), so don’t miss your chance to experience Weddings in Houston’s one-of-a-kind resource for planning your once-in-a-lifetime wedding. Get your tickets now, and rest easy through the holiday season, knowing the year’s most luxurious, sophisticated, spectacular bridal showcase awaits you just around the corner.

Coming Up This Weekend: Hot Houston Trunk Shows

Still on the prowl for the perfect gown? This weekend, perfection comes to Houston in the form of Australian bridal design house Martina Liana and Atlanta-based designer Anne Barge. Make your appointments NOW. Here are the deets:

On Friday and Saturday, Brickhouse Bridal welcomes Martina Liana. Created by Martine Harris and Leanne Collova of Essense of Australia (Collova HERSELF will be at this show), the Martina Liana line is pure couture all the way, with a thrilling touch of contemporary edge. We love Martina Liana for its ample choices in customization, too. Choose the wedding gown style that suits you, and make it truly your own with your unique combination of shades and fabrics. Fabulous.

Martina Liana Trunk Show @ Brickhouse Bridal

Friday, October 1 – Saturday, October 2

Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

200 Valleywood Drive

Suite A300

The Woodlands, TX 77380

For more information call 281.681.3430 or visit Brickhouse Bridal

Also on Friday and Saturday, Belle Mariée Bridal presents couture designer Anne Barge. View the Fall 2010 collection, with its sumptuous fabrics, museum-quality detailing and embrace of tradition and elegance. If you’re looking for the kind of classic gown that instantly becomes a treasured family heirloom, you don’t want to miss this exclusive show.

Anne Barge Trunk Show @ Belle Mariée Bridal

Friday, October 1 – Saturday, October 2

Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2509 River Oaks Blvd.

Houston, TX 77019

For more information call 713.523.0068 or visit  Belle Mariée Bridal

To Do This Week: The Bell Tower on 34th Open House (Today!), The Villa Rinata Open House (Tomorrow!)

There’s still time to RSVP for two totally fabulous Open Houses at two top Houston wedding venues. So do it. Now.

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This evening from 5-9 p.m., The Bell Tower on 34th welcomes to-be-weds and friends to sip, snack and mingle with vendors in an atmosphere of Old World elegance and grandeur. Which includes a 30-foot-high water wall. Wow!

The Bell Tower on 34th Bridal Open House

Wednesday, September 15

5 to 9 p.m.

901 West 34th St.

Houston, TX 77018

For more information and to RSVP call 713.868.2355 or e-mail

Tomorrow the Mediterranean-style Villa Rinata (Lordy, do we love those carved-stone arches and bubbling fountains—TOO romantic) invites brides and grooms to an oh-so-intriguing Masquerade Ball Open House. Be there for the magnificent décor, great music and unveiling of the venue’s brand-new Jewel Collection menus.

The Villa Rinata Bridal Open House

Thursday, September 16

5 to 8:30 p.m.

2840 Chimney Rock

Houston, TX 77056

For more information and to RSVP call 713.334.7765 or e-mail