This week’s Henry Roth trunk show–the scorching hot bridal designer’s first-ever foray into the Southern U.S.–is creating quite a stir. Saturday’s appointments at Brickhouse Bridal are already fully booked! But you can still get in on the “affordable couture” wedding dress gorgeousness (and take advantage of Brickhouse’s very attractive designer incentives) if you call 281.681.3430 to book your appointment for TODAY or TOMORROW. If you haven’t yet found the wedding gown of your dreams, wake up and get thee to Brickhouse, girl!
Well, it’s a sad day on the bridal-design scene. We just received news that the venerable Priscilla of Boston design house will cease operations at the end of the year. Salons, including Houston’s Uptown Park Priscilla of Boston store, will remain open through December 31, 2011, to serve existing clients and complete remaining orders. No new dress orders are being taken at this time. Click here for more details on the closure and what it means for brides.
If you’ve ordered a Priscilla of Boston gown for your upcoming wedding, please don’t panic. We suggest you phone the Houston store at 713.526.1886 to confirm your order, discuss details…and get some much-needed reassurance.
Those of you who were looking forward to shopping for a Priscilla of Boston gown–you’ll simply have to turn your attention to the MANY other amazing designers featured in our favorite Houston salons. A good place to start: This weekend’s Labor Day sales at Parvani Vida and Winnie Couture!
We all know how ya’ll love your bling. And we’re right there with you, Houston brides. But here’s the thing: Sometimes just a touch of sparkle, in the exact right spot, delivers more dazzle than a truckload of diamonds.
Though we’d let that truck park in our driveway any ol’ day. Just sayin’.
Today’s object of our affection: jewel-heeled shoes. Because they’re so darn pretty. Because they were made for celebrating. Because they’re exactly what the well-heeled bride needs to complete her perfect wedding-day ensemble.
Photos: (clockwise, left to right) Brian Atwood~Paris Hilton~Miu Miu~TheCrystalSlipper~Giuseppe Zanotti~EvaCouture~Grace
Think pink and you’re likely to think demure femininity, youthful girlishness. Think pink and green, and you imagine madras plaids and preppy propriety. But add a chic slash of black and a bit of grown-up edge–a vintage choker, a sexy heel, an ombre range from palest blush to deep rose–and you have one seriously sophisticated wedding palette.
Photos: Lanvin for H&M dress, Bisou Online~Choker, Aranwen~Boutonniere, Amie Otto Photography~Cupcakes, Dotty About Cake~Cocktail, Cointreau~Handbag, SueJack~Peep-toe, Vera Wang~Wedding Dress, Vera Wang~Peonies, Fos Decor.
Photos: (Top) Jim Hjelm Bridal Fall 2011~(Bottom) Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2012
If you’re searching for a seriously standout wedding gown in Houston, this Friday and Saturday’s WOW trunk shows may just be your best bet to strike gold.
At Joan Pillow A Bridal Salon, the spotlight shines on hot-off-the-runway gowns from fashion legend Carolina Herrera’s spring 2012 bridal collection. Look for crisp silks, antique silver and crystal embellishments and origami-inspired accents. With gowns this dreamy, it’s no surprise Herrera was tapped to design the wedding gown for the “Twilight” series’ Bella Swan—to be featured in the much-anticipated (by us and zillions of other hopeless romantics) “Breaking Dawn” installment, out this fall!
From designer Francesca Pitera, it’s the Jim Hjelm fall 2011 collection at Ivory Bridal Atelier. Pitera applies bridal-worthy materials and exquisite embroidery to prêt-a-porter silhouettes; the result is a luxury line of wedding dresses with runway-chic presence—the choice of many a fashion-forward bride. Look for plenty of silk organza and Alençon lace, elegant dropped-waist bodices and petal-pretty skirts.
Make your appointments now…and happy shopping!