Today marks one week since the unthinkable massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We cannot express the depth of grief we feel for the families and friends of the victims and for the community of Newtown.
Today, we remember the names of those whose lives were taken on Friday, Dec. 14.
Anne Marie, 52
May they rest in peace.
Are they ALL the fall 2013 wedding gowns we fell in love with, following this past weekend’s unveilings at New York Bridal Market? ’Course not! That would take way more than one lil’ ol’ blog post. But, from Lazaro’s lacy overlay to Badgley Mischka’s vintage for the modern age, to Amsale’s classic elegance to Claire Pettibone’s exquisite back detail (and more!), these are just some of the fall 2013 bridal styles that simply knocked us out. Please post your comments here…and subscribe to the Houston Wedding Blog for more fall 2013 bridal fashion updates. For a list of Houston’s finest bridal salons, click here, and don’t forget to check out weekly-updated Events page for upcoming fall 2013 trunk shows, so you can check out these gorgeous gowns as soon as they hit Houston!
Designers (top to bottom, left to right): Vera Wang, Amsale, Claire Pettibone, Marchesa, Badgley Mischka, Hayley Paige, Reem Acra, Lazaro, Christos
We’re over the moon at having the chance to share with you the awesome engagement session of Houston bridal expert Lisa Toenjes of Brickhouse Bridal!! Archetype Studio shot the delightful Lisa and her great groom-to-be Kevin at the truly remarkable Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, and we are in LOVE with the results. Colorful, playful, and just plain full of life and love, these are the kind of engagement photos a gal can treasure FOREVER. Big, huge congrats, Lisa and Kevin, who’ll make it official on Oct. 13!
Photos: Archetype Studio
Who says bridal shows have to be…demure? Not Chateau Polonez, that’s for sure! This Friday’s “Unzipped” cocktail party and fashion show invites brides and their besties (grooms, too, if they promise to behave), to sip, nibble and enjoy, as hip wedding wear shares the stage with hot cocktail frocks, lingerie and swimwear. Plenty of vendors on hand, too. Oh, and did we mention the pole dancing demo? Yes, it’s that kind of party. Admission is 21 and older. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Go!
Photos: Chateau Polonez
It’s no secret how much we here at HWB love Hill Country weddings—like Jana & Buddy’s, Lauren & Zach’s, Juli & Kyle’s…and on and on. But did you know what a great resource Hill Country is for other wonderful wedding stuff, besides scenic venues?
Along with the allure of Austin, the area’s international influences and the recent boom in winemaking have made it a mecca for gourmands, gastronomes and folks who just plain crave true Texas flavor. Fortunately for us, this renowned region is right in our backyard. We highly recommend scouting Hill Country for welcome-basket goodies, dessert-table treats and take-home favors that will give your wedding guests a taste of Texas that is as sweet to look upon as it is delicious to devour. Our faves include Austin’s ridiculously adorablicious (yeah, we made it up) Tiny Pies and favor-sensation Gracious Bridal (they do edibles as well as non–with packaging to die for). ‘Course for down-home delish, nothing beats Fredericksburg’s Rustlin’ Robs–who, after all, can resist zippy Black-Eyed Pea Relish or perfect Pecan Pie Filling-in-a-Jar? Take to the hills, Houston bride!
Photos: Gracious Bridal (top 5 images), Tiny Pies (next 4 images), Rustlin’ Robs (last 2 images)