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Two things that just go together: Houston’s only luxury bridal event AND glamorous, gorgeous SWAG! So here’s some splendid news: One bride who buys her I Do! Bridal Soiree tickets by Tuesday, Sept. 30, will score a supple, super-chic Tano leather handbag filled with beauty, skincare, jewelry and home accessory goodies from the likes of Kate Spade, John Masters, REN and more, all courtesy of fabulous West U boutique Lily Rain—the city’s hottest new spot for bridesmaid and hostess gifts, bridal beauty products, designer stationery and stylish accessories.
If you plan to wed in 2015 or 2016, you do NOT want to miss the I Do! Bridal Soiree, coming to the brand-new JW Marriott Houston Downtown on Thursday, Oct. 9. Our signature bridal cocktail party is unlike any other bridal event you’ve ever experienced. Chat with an exclusive selection of Houston’s finest wedding experts, indulge in gourmet cuisine, fine wine and divine cocktails, and feast your eyes on the most gorgeous displays of wedding decor, floral design and tabletop artistry you’ve ever encountered.
Reserve your pre-sale tickets now, and you’re automatically entered to win! Our winner will be announced at the show, and on Facebook, on Thursday, Oct. 9
Good luck, lovelies. And we’ll see YOU at I Do!
When it comes to figuring out your head-to-toe bridal look, it’s essential to focus on all of the details, not just your beautiful gown. If you’re keeping your gown and hairstyle simple, kick it up a notch with your accessories. We know our lovely Houston brides aren’t shy when it comes to adding more bling! Embellished clutches are SO in and are a great way to add sparkle and intrigue to your wedding-day ensemble. We’ve narrowed it down to our top five fave bridal clutches of the season. Happy shopping!
1. Marchesa ~ 2. Oscar de la Renta ~ 3. Dolce & Gabbana ~ 4. Aldo ~ 5. Miss Selfridge
Oooo, honey, you KNOW how much we love a good “proposal deception” story…and Ryan popping the question to Melissa is one of the best we’ve heard! “My sister, who is an aspiring actress, will often go on auditions and invite me (the bride) along with her. I always go along for support, so when she invited me to come along to an audition for an independent film, I did not hesitate. The audition was at Hotel Derek, there were signs welcoming those auditioning, sign-up sheets, and she was even assigned a number. I prayed with her in the lobby and all of the staff were rooting for her! She was super nervous so she asked if I could come back and actually watch her audition. When we were given the OK, I entered the room, and saw Ryan standing there all dressed up while I stood there confused. My sister was gone, it was only us and he got on one knee. There were candles and rose petals all around. It was perfect!” Ah, the old sibling’s-fake-film-audition ruse…gets ’em every time. Even cuter? “Our families were in another room watching it all happen on Skype.” Aww. The pair, who met four years ago while both working as nurses on the same Houston Medical Center unit and quickly became inseparable, tied the knot this past spring, with a breathtakingly beautiful 1920s-inspired wedding, decorated in fine vintage fashion by Houston fave Darryl & Co. We’re so grateful to this adorable pair for sharing their love with all of us, and all y’all…congratulations, Melissa and Ryan!
Photos: Agape House Studio ~ Bridal Gown Designer: Pronovias ~ Bridal Gown Salon, Alterations & Accessories: Houston Bridal Gallery ~ Shoes: Badgley Mischka ~ Decor: Darryl & Co. ~ Invitations: Isabella Invitations ~ Transportation: Hotel ZaZa
There’s nothing more exciting than the debut of a new bridal designer—especially when that debut takes place at Mia Bridal Couture. In just two weeks, Mia will welcome ultra-talented designer Sareh Nouri, with an exclusive designer-attended trunk show you will NOT want to miss. This very special event kicks off with a meet-and-greet reception Thursday, Aug. 14 from 6-8 p.m., followed by two full days of trunk-show excitement showcasing Nouri’s exquisite bridal gowns amidst the grandeur of Mia Bridal Couture’s new and utterly gorgeous River Oaks salon space. Make your appointment NOW to view these magnificent wedding dresses, and don’t forget to RSVP for your chance to meet the TLC-featured designer in person!
Winnie Couture knows exactly how the Houston bride wants to look on her wedding day: elegant and glamorous. When we say Houston glam, we’re talking about gowns with dramatic backs, crystal embellishments and delicate appliques. Winnie Couture’s Blush and Diamond Label lines have a range of silhouettes including figure-hugging mermaid gowns to full ballgowns that flatter any body type. Want to see these beautiful gowns in person? Take a trip to Winnie Couture’s Flagship Bridal Salon in Houston to search for your perfect gown!
Photos: Winnie Couture