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To Do This Week: Judd Waddell Trunk Show @ Mia Bridal Couture

We’re big fans of bridal designer Judd Waddell’s “Notice the woman first, the dress second” philosophy of wedding gown design. After all, what bride wants to be upstaged by her own dress??

If you like the idea of crisp, chic, refined elegance and impeccable, understated detailing, designed by one of the best in the biz (not to mention the former head of bridal for Carolina Herrera), you might want to make an appointment to visit Mia Bridal Couture this Friday or Saturday, when Judd Waddell gowns are in town for an exclusive trunk show.

And lest we need remind you: Get 15% off when you purchase your Judd Waddell gown during this special event. Cha-ching!

Judd Waddell Trunk Show

Mia Bridal Couture

Friday, August 13 – Saturday, August 14, 2010

1958 West Gray

Houston, TX 77019

For more information call 713.622.2022 or e-mail

Judd Waddell

Romantic, Nature-Inspired Accessories from Twigs & Honey

Like its name, Myra Callan’s Oregon-based Twigs & Honey takes its inspiration from nature. Hair accessories come in categories like flora (silk blooms) and fauna (goose, pheasant, ostrich feathers), while belts and jewelry blend flowers and feathers with crystals, pearls and faux berries.

If you’re planning to wear a simple, sophisticated, unadorned bridal gown, or one of those currently coveted ethereal, diaphanous styles we all know and love, Twigs & Honey’s enchanting bridal accessories will add a little something extra special to your bridal look.

PS: Twigs & Honey just debuted its brand-new collection, available on its brand-new online store, so be sure to check it out!

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To Do This Week: Mia Bridal Couture Sample Sale

Christos, Kitty Chen, Watters, Kenneth Pool…Houston has been trunk show CENTRAL this past month or so, and we are loving it. Not only do our dear Houston brides get to hobnob with expert reps from some of the most desirable bridal design houses in the world, but those of you who buy your wedding gowns during these limited-time gigs get the benefit of that beloved trunk show treasure, the 15% discount.

What’s that you say? Schedule been so stuffed with to-do’s you haven’t had a chance to take advantage of any recent designer trunk shows? Fear not! This Thursday through Saturday, July 1-3, River Oaks Shopping Center’s deliciously chic Mia Bridal Couture is holding its sensational sample sale. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for fashionista brides on a strict bridal gown budget, and basically any bride who wants to look her designer best without paying premium designer-gown prices.

On Thursday, Mia is open extended hours, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and is offering an additional 10% off already deeply discounted prices (for THURSDAY purchases only).

If you can’t make it Thursday, you can still have your pick of designer sample gowns at unheard-of prices on Friday (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or Saturday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), so don’t miss out! No appointments necessary, just grab a couple of stylish, discerning pals and GO. Need more info? Call 713.622.2022 or e-mail info@miabridalcouture.com.

To Do This Week: Kenneth Pool Trunk Show @ Mia Bridal Couture

PHOTOS COURTESY KENNETH POOL

Dramatic, glamorous, showstopping. These are the kinds of words you’ll find associated with Kenneth Pool bridal gowns. Kenneth Pool creative director Amsale Aberra says she loves being able to express “the more elaborate side” of her personality with the high-profile line, and it shows. The vintage-crystal embroidery? The sparkling jewel-appliqué details? The oceans of tulle and billows of gleaming duchess satin? These are no wallflower wedding gowns, baby. These wedding dresses command ATTENTION.

PHOTOS COURTESY KENNETH POOL

Like Bethenny Frankel’s for instance. The star of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York City recently got hitched in the strapless satin “Romantic” from Kenneth Pool’s fall 2010 collection. And if you think your bridal gown’s gonna need alterations, Frankel was almost eight months pregnant when she slipped into that snug, trumpet-style stunner!

OK, enough about reality-TV stars. Make Kenneth Pool part of your own wedding-day reality this weekend, when Mia Bridal Couture hosts a very special Kenneth Pool trunk show Friday and Saturday, June 25-26. Call  713.622.2022 or e-mail info@miabridalcouture.com now to schedule an appointment to meet with a Kenneth Pool consultant and try on a couple of these knockout gowns yourself (like maybe the “Knockout,” for instance, with hand-beaded tulle, silk organza and a dreamy chapel train). And enjoy 15% off your gown purchase when you buy during this event (and we do mean ENJOY—a 15% discount is nothing to sneeze at for gowns that tend to be somewhere in $4,000 to many-more-thousands-than-that range).

To Do This Week: Watters Brides @ Mia Bridal Couture … Plus Bridesmaids & Bubbly with Watters Bridesmaids!

Watters - Kalahari Watters - Yuma

What’s not to love about Watters bridal gowns? The classic lines, the couture embellishments, the sophisticated simplicity and elegance—no wonder to-be-wed gals across the nation (and in countless chats, tweets, fb posts) take pride in referring to themselves as “Watters brides,” as in “SO happy…I’m a Watters Harmony!” and “Can’t believe I’m actually a Watters Antoinette. TDF!!!!” Etc.

If you’re not a Watters bride yet, this weekend’s Watters Brides trunk show at Brickhouse Bridal may just change that. All day Friday and Saturday, June 25-26, Watters will be on hand showcasing stunning styles from its fall 2010 collection, like the gorgeous Kalahari, featuring a pleated bodice and lush full skirt with princess-perfect pick-ups, and the yummy Yuma with asymmetrical draping and flower details at the shoulder and hip.

Cool trivia: Betcha didn’t know Watters has a style called the Houston What other bridal design house can lay claim to a hometown namesake gown?

Watters - Bridesmaid Watters - Bridesmaid

And because Watters knows there’s nothing like beautifully dressed bridesmaids to enhance a bride’s wedding-day glamour, Brickhouse kicks off its Watters weekend with an exclusive Bridesmaids & Bubbly bash on Friday from 4-7 p.m. Grab your maids and make for The Woodlands, where Brickhouse will welcome you with floral displays, boudoir photography, decadent Araya chocolates and, of course, Champagne. All that and 15% off for bridal parties who buy their Watters dresses at the event? Sugar, that’s our kind of shopping!