7 Fall 2020 Bridal Gown Trends We Love

Gown: Morilee by Madeline Gardner | Designer Available At: Parvani Vida Bridal and Formal
After an exciting display of Fall 2020 bridal gown presentations at New York Bridal Fashion Week, the verdict is in: The newest bridal collections for Fall 2020 are full of bold styles, plus gloriously reimagined classics. Our favorite designers played with texture and delicate shimmer, mastered “dare-to-be-bare” illusions, and flirted with infusions of color. Check out the 7 style trends that captivated us, then find your dream gown at one of these Houston bridal salons!

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Houston’s Luxe Wedding Soiree Returns in Feb!

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Dress: Belle Ame Bridal | Flowers & Decor: Plants N’ Petals and Swift + Co. | Photo: Civic Photos
The I Do! Wedding Soiree is BACK, and it’s going to be more amazing than ever! If you only attend ONE wedding-planning event during your engagement, this is the one…and it’s coming to the Corinthian Houston on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 6-9 p.m.

The antidote to big-box wedding “conventions,” the I Do! Wedding Soiree is all about indulgence, inspiration, relaxation and FUN. From the moment you walk through the doors of Downtown’s stunning neoclassical event venue, the Corinthian Houston, you’ll find yourself immersed in a luxury cocktail-party environment, filled with fabulous visual displays, gorgeous floral installations and spectacular wedding reception tablescapes.

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Flowers & Decor: Plants N’ Petals | Photo: Civic Photos
Wander through this wedding-design fantasy space as you sip fine bubbly or a signature craft cocktail, and sample gourmet menu items from Houston’s best caterers.

Live entertainment, and strolling models showing off the season’s most coveted wedding gowns and bridal accessories, enhance the luxurious ambiance. Meet top Houston wedding vendors as you explore interactive booths showcasing Houston’s best wedding photography, videography, planning services, floral design and event rentals, cakes and desserts, hair and makeup artists, and more.

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Cake: Susie’s Cakes | Photo: Civic Photos
Designed for brides, bridesmaids, grooms, LGBTQ couples, family, friends and trusted opinion-givers, the I Do! Wedding Soiree is anything but your typical “bridal show.”

While we have much to delight our awesome Houston brides, the Soiree offers plenty for the guys, too! So bring your spouse-to-be, your dad, your brother and/or your best guy friend, along with the girls, and make it an after-work happy hour that’ll make you all very happy, indeed. Each and every bride and groom goes home with a coveted Soiree Swag Bag, filled with hundreds of dollars worth of luxury and artisanal beauty, skincare, home and lifestyle goodies, hand-picked by our editorial staff just for our Soiree guests. And make sure you stay for the whole show…you don’t want to miss our end-of-evening door prizes, which include huge special offers, giveaways and gifts from Houston’s top wedding vendors and retailers.

Photo: Civic Photos
Tickets are on sale now and WILL SELL OUT. They always do.

So get yours now, and get ready for…WOW. The I Do! Wedding Soiree: It’s like nothing you’ve ever imagined…and everything you’ve always dreamed. We can’t wait to meet you there, and treat you and your entourage in true VIP style!

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4 Creative Ways to Serve Alcohol at Your Wedding

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Liquor and beer and wine, oh my! Adult beverages are a big part of almost all wedding celebrations. With so many wedding drink options, you’ll want to think outside the bottle, and check out these creative ways to serve alcohol that will have your guests saying, “Sip, sip hooray!”

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Blush And Gold Wedding At Ashton Gardens

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Venue: Ashton Gardens West | Photo: The Silhouette Studio

Former Texas A&M schoolmates Lauren and Rex met at a College Station bar, both there to watch Houston rapper Kirko Bangz perform. “Yes, it’s true,” the bride recounts, “nothing sets the mood more for falling in love than the sweet, romantic melodies, ‘Drank In My Cup’ and ‘Keep It Trill.'” Yet, fall in love they did, and in love they have stayed, Lauren praising Rex for “his ability to make everything in life fun,” and Rex noting “how easy everything is with her.” Rex proposed to Lauren in front of both of their families, so it’s only natural that family would play a central role in their fall 2019 blush and gold wedding at fairytale wedding setting Ashton Gardens West. From her processional down the aisle to the same music that had accompanied her mother’s own wedding processional, to the sleeve of her mother’s wedding dress that master florist Dream Bouquet used to wrap the bouquet, to the classic songs played at the reception, “The entire day was a constant reminder to us of the examples set before us by our parents, and the promises we were making to each other,” bride Lauren says. Please join us in wishing this gorgeous couple a lifetime of love! And please scroll down to see which Spotlight Houston Vendors made this classic blush and gold wedding the very picture of perfection. Click here to read the rest of this post »

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5 Tips For Wedding Reception Entertainment That Rocks!

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Lighting & Sound: LG Event Entertainment & Production | Photo: Joseph West Photography

Thrilling in the moment, and a joy to relive in photos and video long after the big day: That’s great reception entertainment. And that’s what you’ll get when you follow these five tips for keeping guests smiling, dancing, lounging, laughing and living it up, all night long, at your once-in-a-lifetime party!

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