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4 Designer Perfumes Perfect For Brides

You’re wearing a dress you’ve never worn before, your hair and makeup are professionally done, and your bridal bouquet is a custom creation, made just for you. Why not carry the “special occasion” theme through to your wedding day fragrance? Try one of these 4 fabulous designer perfumes, each with its own distinct scent profile, and each bottled so beautifully, you’ll want your wedding photographer to capture your bridal fragrance in a photo…or 2…or 3!

1. Valentina by Valentino

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Photo: Bloomingdales

Evocative of the brand itself, this fresh fragrance of Amalfi orange blossom, tuberose, jasmine and wild strawberry embodies the woman driven to experience the “good life.” And if that’s not your goal as a bride, well…it sure should be! Click here to read the rest of this post »

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Wedding Dress Alterations By Kristin Johnston

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Photo: Bri Costello Photography

With her BFA in dance and her extensive background in costume creation, Kristin Johnston understands not just wedding dress alterations, but the bodies she’s customizing gowns for. That’s just one of the reasons we love this Katy-based wedding dress alterations expert. Another: Kristin Johnston Bridal Tailoring’s dedication to service, which, in the case of tailoring bridal gowns, means making sure every bride Kristin works with feels beautiful, comfortable and confident in her finished gown. In her own words, “I know is exactly what is possible: a beautifully tailored wedding gown that will provide support, look stunning, and ‘stay in place,’ all evening long, regardless of body type or activity level.” Click here to read the rest of this post »

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5 Houston Hotspots For Your Bridesmaids’ Lunch

Sup on a lobster bisque. Savor a mimosa. It’s time for a pre-wedding bridesmaids’ lunch with your fave ladies! These five Houston hotspots will take care of you, and your crew, with fine food and drink, and flawless service.

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Photo: Courtesy of Cordua Restaurants

1. CORDÚA RESTAURANTS: AMÉRICAS & CHURRASCOS

The Cordúa name is synonymous with bold Latin American flavors and warm hospitality—both of which are on delicious display at Américas and Churrascos, father-and-son team Michael and David Cordúa’s esteemed Houston eateries. Click here to read the rest of this post »

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At Home Spa Registry Gifts

There’s nothing like taking time out for relaxation and decompression, especially after the stress of a wedding and the planning that goes into it. A few items you’ll want to be sure to include in your bridal gift registry are essentials for at-home spa treatments and a luxurious spa environment in your newlywed nest…every single day. And don’t forget: spa registry gifts aren’t just for brides! Spa items make great bridesmaids’ gifts and groom’s gifts, too. After all, everyone loves to be indulged! Check out our editor’s picks for 5 spa registry gifts that’ll make you say…ahhhh.

1.Essentials Coconut Milk Mango Diffuser

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Photo: Macy’s

Aromatherapy can help ease your stress, almost immediately. Add a luxury scent diffuser or designer scented candle collection to your wedding gift registry, and enjoy the therapeutic effect daily, in your newlywed home. Click here to read the rest of this post »

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Pink And Gold Wedding At The Woodlands Resort

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As a Baylor University student, Shannon met Chandler through All University Sing. He was the chair for Kappa Sigma and she was the chair for Kappa Kappa Gamma. The pair quickly bonded and became inseparable. “We had monthly meetings and always ended up sitting together and laughing throughout the whole thing,” recalls Shannon. Wishing to take their relationship to the next level, Chandler, with a bit of assistance from his dad, took Shannon out for a romantic evening flight over downtown Houston and the Trinity River. Upon landing, “Chan started to give me ‘the speech,'” Shannon recounts. “I was SO confused as to why he was getting so emotional after this plane ride.” Click here to read the rest of this post »

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