It may be for your new spouse’s eyes only, but that doesn’t mean your bridal lingerie should be an afterthought, darlings! The perfect intimates can help with the fit of your wedding dress…not to mention adding an extra layer of romance to your wedding night. And these lingerie picks?? Our absolute favorites of the season!
It was one for the record books, darlings. Seriously. If you were lucky enough to be with us last Thursday evening for the one-and-only I Do! Wedding Soiree at The Astorian, we want to a) THANK YOU for attending our signature wedding fantasyscape (aka the hottest bride-and-groom cocktail bash in town), and b) take you right back to the magic, with this amazing video and gorgeous gallery of photos from our outstanding show photographer Aisha Khan of Ama Photography & Cinema!! BIG THANKS to ALL of our amazing show exhibitors, and a special shout-out to our Soiree partners, without whom none of this would be possible: The Astorian, Cordua Catering, EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design, LG Entertainment and pianist Scott Graham. We invite you to join us at our Spring I Do! Wedding Soiree on 2.8.18 at Corinthian-Houston. Tickets and info are here.
All Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema
30 years of brides. 30 years of grooms. 30 years of “I said, ‘Yes!'” and “It was the best night of my life!” 30 years of first looks, first dances, first newlywed kisses. 30 years of fairytale gowns and joyful tears and dreams come true. The thing about being Houston’s longest published wedding magazine is that while weddings may be once-in-a-lifetime, we get to live and breathe weddings, and the joy they bring, day in and day out, year after year. And on Sept. 21, we celebrated that gift, and the incredible vendors and wedding experts who make it possible, with a magnificent gala at Corinthian – Houston.
Here, we share a glimpse at the fun and fabulousness of our 30th Anniversary Gala and Client Appreciation Party. Like many Houston events, our gala was affected by Hurricane Harvey’s wrath. With a sudden city power outage affecting our original host venue, The Ballroom at Bayou Place, our team of professionals had 24 hours to move this 300-person formal event to the Corinthian-Houston. We were so impressed with the level of ingenuity and unflappable professionalism each partner exhibited. Without missing a beat, they provided gorgeous decor, delicious food, a full bar and incredible music, creating a night to remember.
Our heartfelt thanks goes out to our partners, without whom we could not have celebrated in such extraordinary style: Boyd Bryan of Corinthian – Houston for hosting us at such short notice, Craig Howard and Kirksey Gregg of The Ballroom at Bayou Place (which, in spite of a city power outage, is very much in business and continues to host amazing events) for providing our bar and waitstaff; Darryl & Co. and Bright Star Productions for the exquisite decor and lighting; Danny Ray And The Acoustic Production and LG Entertainment for getting everyone on the dance floor; GTX Productions for outstanding video and sound; Jackson and Company, Lola Catering, The Hometown Chef, A La Carte Catering and Bailey Connor Catering for providing an array of delicious food; Susie’s Cakes & Confections and Cakes by Gina for the delectable desserts; Wink by Erica for the macaron favors; and our fantastic gala photographer Civic Photos.
Guests indulged in sweet treats and desserts by Houston bakers, including gold-dusted macaron favors by Wink by Erica.
30th Anniversary Cake & Ambrosia Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections
Chocolate Cake and Desserts: Cakes by Gina
After indulging their discerning palates, Weddings in Houston partners and friends danced the night away to the sounds of LG Entertainment Production and the high-energy interactive performance of Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production.
Guests were treated to a surprise onstage appearance by Weddings in Houston president Vik Day… our resident business man by day, rock star by night.
As always, it was a wonderful experience getting to spend quality time with our friends, partners and associates. Thank you to all of our guests for making it a truly memorable evening. We appreciate you and could not be where we are without YOU!
Weddings in Houston Thanks Our Event Partners:
Photos: Civic Photos | Venue: Corinthian – Houston | Bar: The Ballroom at Bayou Place | Catering: Jackson and Company | LOLA Catering & Events | The Hometown Chef | Bailey Connor Catering | A La Carte Catering & Events | Flowers, Decor & Rentals: Darryl & Co. | Lighting: Bright Star Productions | DJ and Photo Booth: LG Entertainment Production | Live Music: Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production | Sound: GTX Productions |Favors: Wink by Erica
Your b’maids do so much sweet stuff for you. Here’s something sweet you can do for them: Gift them with bridesmaids bags they’ll clutch with joy on your wedding day, and use, with fond memories, and a ton of style, long after. Here are a handful of our faves!
Totally Crushin Pink Velvet Clutch: Lulu’s
So soft. So pink. So…FREAKIN ADORABLE. Lulu’s pink crushed velvet clutch tops our list of bags we’d like to have and to hold. The magnetic front closure and zip top mean this hip-and-girly b’maid bag will keep your gals’ wedding-day essentials safe. Carry as a clutch or attach the 48-inch gold chain strap that accompanies this totally versatile bridesmaids bag.
Femme Pouch Case: Anthropologie
San Francisco-based designer Mary Frances created this beaded bag in homage to the vibrancy and diversity of the city where she grew up. And what a pretty city bag it is! Your bridesmaids can use the Femme Pouch as a makeup bag or mini-clutch, both on your big day, and on any date night, girls’ night or night on the town!
Pink Small Linen Pouch: Neiman Marcus
Neiman’s demure pouch is such a perfect combo of preppy crispness and cosmoplitan chic, with its natural fiber construction and funky metallic tassel. Personalize your bridesmaids’ pouches with their initials for an extra-special touch.
Floral Medium Flat-Zip Pouch: Banana Republic
Add a pop of glorious color and a fun floral motif to your wedding-party style, with Banana Republic’s vibrant flat-zip pouch. Your gals can carry it as a clutch on your big day, and use it to keep things organized inside a larger bag, at work or at play!
Pouch in Metallic Italian Leather: J. Crew
J. Crew is our go-to for simple sophistication–and their metallic leather pouch is no exception. This luscious Italian leather mini-bag is pretty enough to use as a wedding-day clutch, and practical enough to use as an understated evening bag or inside-the-tote cosmetics pouch any and every day. Bonus: It can be monogrammed with your bridesmaids’ initials or something fun, like LOL, BRB, ETC and more.
Cipressi Clutch: Aldo
As the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey recede, as pavement dries and lawns firm up once again, we’ve been thinking about shoes. In particular, high heels. And most especially, sleek, chic, super-sophisticated, high-heeled bridal pumps, peep-toes and sandals that bring the bling…and a whole lot more. Craving a little footwear drama for your big day? Behold our current faves on the ultra-luxe bridal footwear scene. And be seen.
Hangisi Jewel Pump: Manolo Blahnik
Enduring bridal footwear fave Manolo Blahnik hits all the right notes with the Hangisi, featuring a classic silhouette, pretty pointed toe and sparkling buckle detail, which peeps out perfectly from beneath just about any wedding dress style.
Viola: Jimmy Choo
Not for shrinking violets or demure debs, Jimmy Choo’s glamorous Viola has it all–ostrich feathers, zippers and oodles of dazzling crystals…yet manages to look completely elegant rather than over-the top.
Madame Menule: Christian Louboutin
The ultimate in femininity, Christian L’s bow-accented Madame Menule, in off-white crepe satin, manages to balance “princess bride” with “fashion icon” flawlessly.
Brodiriza: Christian Louboutin
For a wedding-day Louboutin with maximum opulence, you may want to opt for the spectacular Brodiriza, an exquisite half d’Orsay pump in ivory crepe satin, embellished in an ethereal handmade embroidery of sparkling clear and opaque crystals.
Karolina Embellished Evening Shoe: Badgley Mischka
Soaring at 4-3/4 inches high, Badgley-Mischka’s Karolina is our hands-down favorite platform peep-toe right now. Why? Because it looks as good approaching as it does sashaying away (thanks to that gorgeous jeweled heel detail!), and because the sturdy covered platform lends support where we need it most. Happy shoe shopping, loves!
Selina: Sophia Webster
Yes this knockout ivory sandal from Sophia Webster features a stunning embroidered swirl detail. And yes, it also boasts beaded embellishment and a stacked-bead heel we love. But our favorite thing about the whimsical Selina? Oh…that’d be the and “Wifey for Lifey” message embedded on the soles of each perfect pair. Now that, love, is a bridal shoe!