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Our March-April 2011 Cover (And How To Steal That Look!)

Cover Shot

 

You’ve been asking about the cover of the latest Weddings in Houston (“Who’s she wearing?” “Where did that stunning headpiece come from?” “That necklace–OMG, I gotta make it mine,” and so on). So we’re answering. Here’s the who, what, where and how much on the items worn by our gorgeous model, styled by the ridiculously talented Summer Salah, and shot by the superb Larry Fagala.

Gown: Rivini, $5,900, at Ivory Bridal Atelier

Headband: $149, at Parvani Vida

Jewelry: Earrings, $49,650; ring, $59,665; necklace, $99,230; all at Zadok Jewelers

Set Design: Darryl & Co.

So there ya go, now ya know. We are so thrilled to work with such outstanding Houston wedding vendors and professionals, and delighted when you take notice, get excited and let us know. Please keep it up!

 

 

To Do Today: LulaKate @ Bella Bridesmaid

Bella Bridesmaid TrunkShow

A combination trunk show AND open house? We think we’re in heaven! Bella Bridesmaid is inviting Houston brides-to-be, and their best gals, to sip champagne, nibble hors d’oeuvre and marvel at the loveliness of the LulaKate bridal collection this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. The Charleston, S.C.-based design house, well known for its ready-to-wear and vibrant bridesmaid dresses, launched an “alternative bridal” line earlier this year–think clean lines, crisp shantung, not to mention very nice prices–and we are loving it. Loving Bella Bridesmaid, too, who showed such sweet, fun frocks at our January I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Houstonian. Don’t you think?

Call 713.528.2778 to let them know you’re coming, would you? And bring a friend…or two!

Bold, Beautiful Bridal Headpieces

Bridal Headpieces

Somewhere between veil and headband (with a little bit of tiara tossed in for good measure) lies the wedding headpiece. If you can get over that word, which, to our thinking, makes it sound kind of Vegas showgirl-y, which these are so NOT, a headpiece can be the answer to one of your biggest bridal accessory dilemmas. If you’re not the traditional veil type, but, at the same time, can’t imagine a complete bridal ensemble without some kind of statement-making hair accessory, a wedding headpiece is a great way to go. We’re showing some of our favorite headpieces here, including gorgeous new feather-and-jewel creations (above) from the ever fashionable Jannie Baltzer. For a sense of how a headpiece can transform a bridal look, have a look at our “Glamorous Gowns” features, on pages 326–339 of the new print issue of Weddings in Houston.

Bridal Headpieces

Happy Anniversary, Winnie Couture!

Winnie Couture 2011 Collection

She loves outfitting women for the most important milestone celebration of their lives. And now she’s celebrating a milestone of her own. We’re so happy to wish Winnie Chlomin, and her beloved bridal design house Winnie Couture, a very happy 10th anniversary. That’s ten years of stunning gowns, ten years of beautiful brides, ten years of success that all started right here in Houston, with Winnie Couture’s flagship salon.

She may have branched out to Beverly Hills—with, incidentally, one of the loveliest stores around in a town full of high-glam bridal salons and high-profile clients. And, of course, there’s Winnie Couture’s many star turns on wedding TV, including “My Fair Wedding,” “Bridalplasty” and, coming up later this month, the CW’s “Shedding for the Wedding.” But through it all, Winnie has stayed true to her Houston brides, whom she calls “chic, confident and fun,” not to mention fashion savvy and very discerning when it comes to wedding attire (but then, you knew that, didn’t ya?).

What else is new for Winnie Couture in 2011? “This season is all about romantic and whimsical styles,” the designer says. Look for “light, flowing fabrics with layers of ruffles and tulle,” plus “delicate dreamy rosettes with glints of sparkle” that evoke “glamour in a fresh, organic way.”

…and, cue the collective swoon.

Here’s to another 10 years of Winnie Couture. Congratulations, Winnie!

Winnie Couture 2011 Collection

To Do This Week: Ines di Santo @ Ivory Bridal Atelier + More

Ivory Atelier Ines di Santo Trunk Show

Have you been in to Ivory Bridal Atelier yet? If not, here’s a little incentive: This Friday and Saturday, Houston’s newest bridal salon is hosting an Ines di Santo trunk show. Gowns from the Italian-born, Toronto-based designer’s spring 2011 collection will be the highlight, and you can expect the warm, attentive, expert service for which Ivory Bridal Atelier is fast developing a rep among in-the-know Houston brides. Plus, there’s the salon itself, which is so darn lovely, it’s ridiculous. We absolutely adore the big, beautiful dressing suites and sophisticated, intimate furnishings. And, of course, the Champagne.

Appointments for this exclusive two-day show will fill fast, so make yours now

Ivory Atelier Ines di Santo Trunk Show

And while you’re at it, you might want to schedule a consultation at Brickhouse Bridal, which will be showing Simone Carvalli, also on Friday and Saturday, or at Weddings by Debbie which has Eve of Milady/Amalia Carrara, same days.

Each trunk show offers a different discount—check with each salon for details. Happy shopping!