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
Gardens of Glamour by Ines Di Santo is a collection of exquisite, whimsical gowns that were inspired by the world’s most breathtaking gardens. The dreamy essence and mystical settings of nature can be felt throughout the spring/summer collection. The crystal-encrusted tulle, lace applique, and feminine pearls have us swooning over every single gown. Obsessed with these gowns? You can find Ines Di Santo’s collection in Houston at Ivory Bridal Atelier. Happy shopping!
Photos: Ines Di Santo