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Jennifer & Mitchell’s Let-Your-Hair-Down Majestic Metro Wedding

The day after he met Jennifer at an Armadillo Palace show in 2005, Mitchell told his mom, “I met my future wife last night.” And dang if he wasn’t RIGHT. Six years to the day they started dating, the pair tied the knot, with a ceremony at Christ Church Cathedral followed by a high-energy, high-style reception at the ultra-cool Majestic Metro—the groom’s venue choice, incidentally, which he picked immediately upon spotting it in the pages of Weddings in Houston (if you heard the “toot-toot,” that was our own horn, btw).

There are so many things we love about this wedding, but let’s just start with bride Jennifer, who left those long, flowing locks down for her big day…so pretty! Especially with her Kenneth Pool gown from Mia Bridal Couture and delectable blue Manolo Blahnik shoes, dontcha think? We’ve also saved a swoon or two for those gorgeous purple-pink-and-peacock-feather florals by Darryl & Co., and that to-die-for dessert table—a perfect accompaniment to the couple’s Who Made the Cake cake. “I purchased the cake stands from a company called Tiers of Joy,” Jennifer told us. “I wanted that romantic look, but with lots of bling, so when I saw these I HAD to buy them!!” Yes, you did, Jennifer.

And if you’re thinking that adorable flower girl’s orchid purse looks familiar, you’re right.

Big thanks to photographer Chris Wineinger for his great pics of this fabulous, fun-filled wedding. As for Mitchell, who apparently still has Jennifer’s number in his phone under “future wife,” you may want to edit that contact, mister. Or not. It is pretty darn cute. Congrats, you two, and happiest wishes to you!

Let-Your-Hair-Down Majestic Metro Wedding by Chris Wineinger
Let-Your-Hair-Down Majestic Metro Wedding by Chris Wineinger
Let-Your-Hair-Down Majestic Metro Wedding by Chris Wineinger
Let-Your-Hair-Down Majestic Metro Wedding by Chris Wineinger
Let-Your-Hair-Down Majestic Metro Wedding by Chris Wineinger
Let-Your-Hair-Down Majestic Metro Wedding by Chris Wineinger
Let-Your-Hair-Down Majestic Metro Wedding by Chris Wineinger
Let-Your-Hair-Down Majestic Metro Wedding by Chris Wineinger
Let-Your-Hair-Down Majestic Metro Wedding by Chris Wineinger

Photography: Chris Wineinger ~ Bride’s Dress: Kenneth Pool from Mia Bridal Couture ~ Flowers, Decor & Rentals: Darryl & Co.~ Catering: Sambuca Catering ~ Cake: Who Made the Cake ~ Desserts: Ooh La La Dessert Boutique ~ Cake Plates: Tiers of Joy ~ Invitations: Event House ~ Venue: The Majestic Metro

To Do This Week: Kenneth Pool @ Mia Bridal Couture

Mia Bridal Couture Trunk Show Mia Bridal Couture Trunk Show
Mia Bridal Couture Trunk Show Mia Bridal Couture Trunk Show

At the New York bridal market a scant couple of weeks ago, Amsale Aberra showed off her extravagant side once again with the fall 2011 Kenneth Pool collection. We’re talking miles of tulle, acres of exquisite crystal embroidery, and those head-turning, show-stopping, figure-hugging silhouettes that are the hallmarks of a Kenneth Pool creation.

Everything that’s amazing about Kenneth Pool gowns will be on display this Friday and Saturday at Mia Bridal Couture, along with expert consulting advice direct from the design house, at an ultra-exclusive trunk show. If you’re on the hunt for a truly unforgettable gown, don’t miss this limited opportunity—and the awesome 15% discount that comes with it!

Mia Bridal Couture – Kenneth Pool Trunk Show

Friday, Oct. 29 – Saturday, Oct. 30

Mia Bridal Couture

1958 West Gray

Houston, TX 77019

All brides will enjoy a special 15% discount on all Kenneth Pool gowns during the event.

For more information call 713.622.2022 or RSVP

Sold-Out I Do! Bridal Soiree Is About to Be Unveiled!!


We’ve been putting on the pretty and cueing the lights, polishing the wow and breaking out the OMG…and it’s all about to happen. In just a couple of hours, we are throwing open the doors to the totally sold out I Do! Bridal Soiree @ Hotel ZaZa, and we can’t wait. Thank you so much to the amazing vendors who have been working their tails off all morning to make those ZaZa rooms look utterly breathtaking. And thank you to all the brides who snapped up tickets at  breakneck speed–we are so excited to meet you! And just in case you didn’t manage to snag tickets to tonight’s show, we’ll be doing I Do! again in January @ The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa (that’s plenty of advance notice–so this time no excuses for not getting tix in time).

The rest of y’all–we’ll see you (and show you the absolute BEST in Houston wedding everything) in just a few minutes!

Coming Up This Weekend: Hot Houston Trunk Shows

Still on the prowl for the perfect gown? This weekend, perfection comes to Houston in the form of Australian bridal design house Martina Liana and Atlanta-based designer Anne Barge. Make your appointments NOW. Here are the deets:

On Friday and Saturday, Brickhouse Bridal welcomes Martina Liana. Created by Martine Harris and Leanne Collova of Essense of Australia (Collova HERSELF will be at this show), the Martina Liana line is pure couture all the way, with a thrilling touch of contemporary edge. We love Martina Liana for its ample choices in customization, too. Choose the wedding gown style that suits you, and make it truly your own with your unique combination of shades and fabrics. Fabulous.

Martina Liana Trunk Show @ Brickhouse Bridal

Friday, October 1 – Saturday, October 2

Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

200 Valleywood Drive

Suite A300

The Woodlands, TX 77380

For more information call 281.681.3430 or visit Brickhouse Bridal

Also on Friday and Saturday, Belle Mariée Bridal presents couture designer Anne Barge. View the Fall 2010 collection, with its sumptuous fabrics, museum-quality detailing and embrace of tradition and elegance. If you’re looking for the kind of classic gown that instantly becomes a treasured family heirloom, you don’t want to miss this exclusive show.

Anne Barge Trunk Show @ Belle Mariée Bridal

Friday, October 1 – Saturday, October 2

Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2509 River Oaks Blvd.

Houston, TX 77019

For more information call 713.523.0068 or visit  Belle Mariée Bridal

I Do Soiree @ Hotel ZaZa: This Ain’t Your Mother’s Bridal Show

…though you’re welcome to bring her–she’ll love it!

Here’s the scoop: On Thursday, Oct. 14, Weddings in Houston is going to turn the concept of the traditional bridal show on its head, with the I Do Soiree @ Hotel ZaZa.

The deets are top secret until soiree doors open at 6 p.m. on Oct. 14—but believe us, they are JUICY. What we can tell you is that this show is going to be unlike any bridal event you’ve experienced. You’ll get to meet the city’s most innovative and fashion-forward designers, vendors and experts, and sip Z cocktails while you enjoy thrilling entertainment (along with cutting-edge bridal fashion, natch). It’s going to be a sensory environment that is as exhilarating as it is inspiring. And, of course, there’s ZaZa itself—one of the city’s hippest, most luxurious places to see and be.

If you’re looking for something beyond pleasing pastels and soothing violins, something truly unique for your once-in-a-lifetime occasion, this is the show you’ve been waiting for.

Tweet it, post it, show your friends who’s in the know. And more than anything,snag your tickets now (this one’s going to sell out fast), and GO.