We are positively giddy with delight to have the superbly stylish Rebekah Gullo of fave Houston style blog Fashion And A Fellow guest posting on HWB today. You may remember Rebekah from our recent post on her absolutely splendid wedding to the handsome “fellow” of FAAF fame. If you’re not already following her great blog, you really should start. Like NOW. Meanwhile, enjoy her tips and fashion/accessory picks for dressing to impress on the pre-wedding party circuit! And make sure to jump over to FAAF (and follow her on Twitter) for plenty more awesome style advice and general loveliness.
Take it away, Rebekah!
“Three of the biggest parties you’ll likely attend during your wedding preparation are engagement parties, wedding showers, and your rehearsal dinner. With the fall and winter wedding season quickly approaching, I created a couple of outfit choices to fit each of your wedding occasion needs, and made each outfit wearable whether it is a warmer or cooler day…because you never know in Houston!”
“This party can be a ‘girls-only’ event, or can include your soon-to-be-husband, and other guys. Either way, I like to keep it classy and sophisticated with a peplum dress, or a blouse and shorts with a tweed jacket.”
“To me, this party is filled with flowers, delicate desserts and maybe a mimosa…or two! I chose a bright printed dress and added a studded belt for a little edge. I love a delicate dress with a surprisingly stronger piece, like a belt or a statement necklace.”
“This event is a time to reflect over the past months and look forward to the days ahead. You are almost a BRIDE. Choose a piece with shades close to white, like pink or yellow, or mix in a white piece with another color. I chose one with metallic flecks that glittered in the light.”
“Remember: You’re the bride, you can do whatever you want. There are no rules. This is your time to shine and make the most of it!”
Photos: Courtesy of Rebekah Gullo
Are they ALL the fall 2013 wedding gowns we fell in love with, following this past weekend’s unveilings at New York Bridal Market? ’Course not! That would take way more than one lil’ ol’ blog post. But, from Lazaro’s lacy overlay to Badgley Mischka’s vintage for the modern age, to Amsale’s classic elegance to Claire Pettibone’s exquisite back detail (and more!), these are just some of the fall 2013 bridal styles that simply knocked us out. Please post your comments here…and subscribe to the Houston Wedding Blog for more fall 2013 bridal fashion updates. For a list of Houston’s finest bridal salons, click here, and don’t forget to check out weekly-updated Events page for upcoming fall 2013 trunk shows, so you can check out these gorgeous gowns as soon as they hit Houston!
Designers (top to bottom, left to right): Vera Wang, Amsale, Claire Pettibone, Marchesa, Badgley Mischka, Hayley Paige, Reem Acra, Lazaro, Christos
Here’s the thing: We know that the French manicure—tailored, versatile, classic—is the hands-down favorite for the majority of our beloved Houston brides. But here’s the other thing: With gels, crackle, wraps, gems and hand-painted designs, there are SO many gorgie-gorge mani styles, it seems a shame not to go for something a little extra special on your most special of special days. A bit of metallic shimmer, perhaps? A few well-placed Swarovskis for sparkle? And for our ultra-glam to-be-weds, the ultimate: The high-gloss-black-on-top, vixen-red-underneath, super-swank “Louboutin” mani. Pull up this post on your mobile at your favorite salon, point out your favorite look, and let your manicurist get you STYLED!
Credits (top to bottom, left to right): 25.Media via Tumblr ~ Jeea Lee via Tumblr ~ Fun.Fit.Foodie. ~ Pshiiit ~ Geez Leweez via Tumblr ~ All Lacquered Up ~ Integral Chic ~ Madeline Poole Nails via Tumblr ~ Pshiiit ~ Glitter and Nails ~ We Heart It
Three days of Rivini. Three days of pure, perfect silhouettes majestically embellished with exquisite hand-beading and a sprinkle of sparkle. Three days of Rita Vinieris’ incredible talent for blending crisp lines with breathless femininity. At Mia Bridal Couture. Starting Thursday. Appointments are a must, make one you shall. This is the Houston unveiling of Rivini spring 2013, after all. ’Nuff said.
Rivini, Liancarlo, Anne Barge, Badgley Mischka, Lazaro…Ivory Bridal Atelier’s gown inventory reads like a Who’s Who of the most revered (and, let’s face it, some of the priciest) bridal designers on the planet. If you think this kind of couture is a little, ahem, out of your league—and even if you don’t—you may want to set your alarm on the early side this Sunday. That’s when Houston’s West Ave gem unloads gorgeous, pristine-condition sample dresses at prices 30-70% off retail. Bride-plus-one-guest-only, gowns sizes 6-10, no appointments necessary, first-come, first-served, four hours only, starting 11 a.m. We don’t need to tell you to be nice, now, do we? Happy shopping, Houston brides-to-be!
Credits (Photos top to bottom, left to right): Morgan Lynn Photography for Ivory Bridal Atelier, Rivini, Liancarlo, Morgan Lynn Photography for Ivory Bridal Atelier, Lazaro
(Gowns shown do not necessarily reflect available sample-sale inventory.)