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Drybar’s Texas Tea Makes Full Hair Flawless

Photos: Dry Bar

They weren’t lying when they said everything is bigger in Texas. We love everything BIG–especially our hair! Located right around the corner from Hotel Granduca, Drybar is a hot spot in Houston for getting the perfect Texas blowout for only $40! Sounds like such a steal, right?? If you want to achieve big hair at home, try Drybar’s signature Texas Tea Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner (featured in our recent I Do! Bridal Soiree swag bags), for hair that is soft, shiny and FULL of glamorous, glorious volume.

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A Rosy Flush That Lasts and Lasts, from The Balm by Instain

Instain by the Balm made it to our beauty must-haves list because it’s uhh-mazing! This superb staining powder blush is the perfect way to give your cheeks a long-lasting flush of color with a beautiful matte finish. With six shades, suited for all seasons and skin tones, it infuses your cheeks radiant, rosy color that lasts through all-day celebrations, photo shoots, romantic getaways…even action-packed days at the office. Instain comes in the cutest freaking packaging and is the perfect size to throw in your clutch or ideal for traveling (which is why WE threw it in our I Do! Bridal Soiree swag bags)!

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Hydrate Dry, Dull Winter Skin with Kate Somerville’s Coveted Scrub

Winter skin = dry, chapped, dull…icky skin. Even here in notoriously humid Houston. Which is why we are soooo in love with Kate Somerville’s super-effective ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment. If you attended a recent Weddings in Houston I Do! Bridal Soiree, you may have found a tube of this much-coveted scrub in your take-home swag bag. And if you’re smart, you’ve probably used it up…and seen beautiful results. Do yourself a New Year favor and pick up a full-size version of ExfoliKate, packed with scrubbing microbeads, salicylic acid, honey, aloe vera and vitamin E. It’s a must-have for bridal beauty regimens, and a godsend during this season of brisk winds, sharp chills and, yeah, a sweet relief from the heat. Love you, lovelies!
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Sage, Peach & Coral Garden Wedding by J. Cogliandro Photography

Robin first met Andrew back in 2003 when he hired her as his paralegal. “I had no idea my future husband was right down the hall all those years,” says Robin, who would one day marry that charming attorney in the garden of the home she would share with him in the heart of Houston’s Museum District. On that wonderful day, the couple’s home provided the perfect backdrop to complement their nature-inspired wedding theme, where shades of coral and peach provided pops of color among the soft beige and ivory decor. Following the enchanted-garden ceremony, a cocktail hour on the pool terrace treated guests to fine wine, cocktails and hors d’oeuvre. The reception took place in the backyard underneath a tent covered with quince branches and hung with a chandelier draped with flowers in shades of peach, apricot and coral. Swooning already? Yeah, we thought so. Check out the decadent details for yourself in our amazing photos by J. Cogliandro Photography. Congrats and well wishes to the newlyweds!

Photos: J. Cogliandro Photography ~ Consultant: Keely Thorne Events ~ Wedding Gown & Accessories: Winnie Couture ~ Wedding Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. ~ Caterer & Baker: Jackson and Company

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Blush, Ivory & Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston

“I’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to propose, but then realized that just being with you is perfect enough, will you marry me?” are the exact words that Julio said to sweep Houston bride Alejandra off her feet. The pair celebrated with 280 of their nearest and dearest at The Petroleum Club of Houston. The breathtaking views of the city from the 43rd floor provided the perfect backdrop to complement their sophisticated color palette of blush, ivory and gold. We fell in love with the gorrrgeous rose, hydrangea, phalo and orchid flower arrangements that filled the room with elegance. Sounds amazing, right? Just wait until you see the pics! Congrats and best wishes, Alejandra & Julio!

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Photos: Anahi Weddings ~ Reception Venue: The Petroleum Club of Houston ~ Florist: Flora & Eventi ~ Invitations & Linens: A Day to Remember ~ Charger Plates: EB Inc. Events ~ Music & Entertainment: Scott Graham Piano & Pichis Sound

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