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Peep-Toe Bridal Shoes

Peep-Toe Bridal Shoes ~ Houston Wedding Blog

Lots of you got all swoony about our recent Buzz item on peep-toe bridal pumps. So get the smelling salts ready, gals. We had so many peep-toe picks for 2012 brides, we couldn’t fit them all into one lil’ ol’ Buzz bit. Here are a few more of our absolute favorites, including Kate Spade’s delicious Clarice, Badgley Mischka’s bling-o-rific gold Humbie II’s, and Jimmy Choo’s peep-toe entry—the sumptuous Faith, with a name just destined for wedding wear, and an elegant silhouette that combines black and lace (two of the season’s hottest styles) to alluring effect. Picture these paired with a black ribbon belt. Stunning, right?

Peep-Toe Bridal Shoes~ Houston Wedding Blog

Houston MOBs and MOGs Wanted for New Reality TV Show

Casting call! Houston brides, is your mom or your fiancé’s mom searching for her perfect wedding outfit? Might she appreciate the advice of a MOB/MOG fashion specialist? Think she’d like to share her experience on camera for a TV audience?

Toronto-based RTR Media Inc. and L.A.-based Citizen Skull Productions are casting for “Mother of the Bride,” a new lifestyle TV series that follows the adventures of women who are shopping at T. Carolyn Fashions , Houston’s nationally renowned special-occasion boutique, for the perfect dress or outfit to wear on their child’s wedding day. Think “Say Yes to the Dress,” but for moms instead of brides. And in Houston instead of New York. Awesome.

Sound like something your mom would like? Tell her to apply. Now. HERE

Houston MOBs and MOGs Wanted for New Reality TV Show ~ Houston Wedding Blog

Photos by Richard Tibbetts Courtesy T. Carolyn Fashions

January 2012 I Do! Bridal Soiree Runway Show: Parvani Vida

We’re so excited to unveil the first of our I Do! @ InterContinental bridal runway videos, from super-talented A&A Video! Today we are showcasing Houston bridal salon Parvani Vida Bridal & Formal, which dazzled all assembled in the gorgeous Legends Ballroom on Jan. 15, with bridal gowns from Enzoani, La Sposa, Sincerity, Casablanca and Allure Couture. Love the ruffled tiers, tea-length styles and fine-feathered fascinators. How ‘bout you?

More gorgeous runway video coming soon…stay tuned!

Are You Ready for the I Do! Bridal Soiree Runway?

There’s nothing that gets a bride’s heart pounding like designer bridal gowns in all their sumptuous, silken, Swarovski-sparkling glory. Well, we suggest you do a little cardio prep before Sunday’s I Do! Bridal Soiree, because our 2012 bridal fashion show promises to be our most incredible runway production yet. Renowned runway producer Lenny Matuszewski promises a totally “fresh and new” look to this year’s show—our first ever in our gorgeous new digs at the InterContinental Houston Hotel (whose ballroom Matuszewski calls “one of the most glamorous rooms for a fashion show in the city”).

We know how much you love surprises—especially designer surprises—so we’ll leave the unveiling of this year’s wedding dresses ’til show day. But we will tell you that you’ll see some of the hottest emerging trends in designer bridal style, including, notes Matuszewski, “intricate ‘origami’ pleats and folds,” “fun and daring minis,” “soft, layered ruffles” and “voluminous layers upon layers of tulle, chiffon and net, that create a ‘lighter than a feather’ feeling.”

Are you feeling it? ’Cause—thump, thump, thump, thump—we sure are. See you on Sunday!

I Do! Bridal Runway Show ~ Houston Wedding Blog
I Do! Bridal Runway Show ~ Houston Wedding Blog
Photos: Nhan Nguyen Photography

We’ve Got Etsy Envy!

You love Etsy. We love Etsy. So what’s not to love about a new HWB Etsy feature? Periodically, we’ll be putting together some of our favorite finds from everyone’s favorite “everything handmade” site. This week, our picks feature vintage-contemporary delights, including jewelry, accessories, perfume…and the sweetest lil’ silver cake forks EVER. Dig in and enjoy! And if you see something you really love, drop a comment—and tell a friend. There’s plenty for everyone.
Our Favorite Finds ~ Houston Wedding Blog
1. Olive Yew Jewels ~ 2. Bag Noir ~ 3. Saras Boutique ~ 4. Trinkets 818
5. The Lonely Heart ~ 6. SIGNS2LOVE ~ 7. Olive Yew Jewels ~ 8. Simple Traditions