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Bridal Gowns: Watters Fall 2013

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Got a regal streak? Want to feel like a queen, princess, or very well dressed duchess on your big day? Behold the Watters Fall 2013 bridal collection, inspired by notions of royalty and aristocracy. With all manner of silhouettes of this sumptuous collection, there’s a gown for every blue-blooded (or throne-aspiring) gal. We’ve selected a handful of our faves for this here HWB post. To see this gorgeous Watters wedding gowns in person, be sure to make your appointment for Mia Bridal Couture’s upcoming Watters Fall 2013 trunk show, today through Saturday. Happy shopping, brides!

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Photos: Watters

Which one is your favorite? Leave your reply and let us–and your sister brides–know!

Fairytale Wedding Gowns by Claire Pettibone

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Fairytale fans, behold the Spring 2014 collection from the inimitable Claire Pettibone. The one-of-a-kind designer’s newest gowns are just as ethereal and garden-nymph-dreamy as ever, but the newly launched collection is just a wee bit more grown up—a little less boho and a little more chi-chi. You will, of course, find all the yummy details—lace straps, whimsical appliqué, sheer illusion netting, diaphanous layers, oodles of floral touches—that make a Claire Pettibone a Claire Pettibone. It’s no surprise that Pettibone’s mother and father were both professional artists who exposed her to galleries and museums at a young age—each and every one of her gowns is a unique work of art. Her designs haven’t quite made their way to Houston but word on the street is she’ll be available locally soon. Until then, you’ll have to head to ATX to get your own Pettibone. In the meantime, enjoy some of our top picks from the new collection!

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Photos: Claire Pettibone

Timeless Elegance: Anne Barge Spring 2014 Collection

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Talk about romance on the runway! Filled with luxurious lace appliqué and airy fabrics, designer Anne Barge’s new collection brings together the couture and architectural romance of the past to create this ever-so-dreamy collection. You’ll also see hints of sophisticated silhouettes inspired by Pierre Balmain’s Parisian design aesthetic. These gowns are perfect for the classic bride who longs for timeless elegance with a modern twist. Keep an eye out for their debut at Belle Mariée Bridal later this year.

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Photos: Anne Barge

The Grace of Lace: Lazaro Fall 2013 Bridal

Monday, May 20th, 2013

One thing about Lazaro Perez, he knows how to do lace with flawless grace. The designer’s Fall 2013 collection—which will be showcased locally at Ivory Bridal Atelier in September—has so many lace-graced gowns, from an all-lace figure-hugging fit-n-flare style with a dramatic keyhole back to gorgeous tiers of tulle touched by the softest lace accents imaginable. Behold some of our favorite Lazaro Fall 2013 styles, and let us know which make your heart go pitter-pat!

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Photos: JLM Couture

 

Regal, Refined, Reimagined: Carolina Herrera Spring 2014 Bridal

Monday, May 13th, 2013

As exquisitely made as ever, Carolina Herrera’s recently runway-revealed Spring 2014 collection introduces a few exciting twists to the renowned designer’s classic silhouettes and sumptuous fabrics. A delicate lace overlay lends sweetness to a sleek mermaid silhouette; long lace sleeves are perfect for a grand cathedral ceremony; perfectly scalloped edges create intrigue in an otherwise traditional ball gown; and metallic-accent appliqués seem to bloom larger as they travel from bodice to hem. There’s plenty more magic in Herrera’s newest gown group—enjoy some of our favorites right here, and, for an in-person experience, schedule your appointment for this week’s Carolina Herrera Spring 2014 trunk show at Joan Pillow Bridal Salon.

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Photos: John Aquino