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5 Natural Beauty Products for Glowing Wedding-Day Skin

As pure as your love, and packed with powerful antioxidants, hydrators and ultra-pampering fruit and flower compounds, these super natural products are our picks for pre-wedding beauty prep without harsh, unhealthy chemicals. Scroll down for retail deets, and get your glow on, girl!

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1. Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist: Herbivore Botanicals 2. 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Satin Eyeshadow in Tahiti: 100% Pure 3. Patyka Rosewood Velvet Cleansing Milk: Patyka 4. Herbivore Botanicals Brighten Pineapple + Gemstone Mask: Herbivore Botanicals 5. SpaRitual Nail Lacquer in Water Lily: SpaRitual

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Marilyn Monroe Spas’ 2017 Bridal Beauty Resolutions

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Photos: Courtesy of Marilyn Monroe Spas – The Woodlands

Prepping for your big day starts early, by treating your skin, hair and nails with the TLC they need, to be in prime condition for your once-in-a-lifetime wedding. We’re thrilled to welcome Gina Berry of Marilyn Monroe Spas The Woodlands to the blog, with her top 2017 bridal beauty resolutions! Make these habits part of your New Year’s plan, and make sure to visit Marilyn Monroe Spas for regular facial, nail, hair and massage treatments, as you make your way down the aisle to bridal well-being and beauty!

Skin: As we enter 2017, remember that moisturizing is one of the key ingredients in anti-aging skincare. Your skin can never get enough moisture, especially during the colder, drier months (don’t let the rain fool you, winter air is rough on skin!). We recommend that you use a natural, customized SPF moisturizer every single day, and our Rose Seed Oil Capsules at night. Don’t forget to pay special attention to delicate areas including your lips, under your eyes, and your hands. We also recommend a monthly Marilyn Monroe Spas “Fassage” and Signature Facial to help with hydration, lymphatic draining and firming.

Nails: Keeping nails healthy is a must in the New Year. We recommend moisturizing with our jojoba-based Citrus Lime Hand Cream, and adding cuticle oil to your nightly routine to give nails extra added strength. We also recommend biweekly manicures and monthly pedicures to keep nails properly trimmed, moisturized and healthy. Add a monthly paraffin treatment  to seal in extra moisture, and treat yourself to some relaxing down-time as you plan your big day!

Hair: Out with the old and in with the new! One of the major problems we see here at Marilyn Monroe Spas is clients  using the wrong product for their particular hair type. We recommend a consultation with one of our hair experts to assess your hair type and determine the best at-home products for your particular hair. A high-quality hair mask is recommended once a month to help clear buildup, moisturize and protect hair from environmental stressors.

Get more details and tips, and schedule your bridal hair and makeup consultation here!

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Food Is Art at The Hometown Chef Catering Co.

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Photos: Courtesy of The Hometown Chef Catering Co.

When the wedding reception food is as visually stunning as the wedding reception flowers and decor, well…you know you’re in the hands of an expert caterer. The Hometown Chef Catering Co. creates food that is as beautiful to look at as it is divine to devour. That’s because owner and executive chef Julio Avila is an artist by nature, and by background: He set out to earn a bachelor’s degree in painting before turning his attention to the culinary arts, graduating from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, in 1997. You can see Chef Julio’s inherent understanding of color, texture and composition in the magnificent morsels he creates, including glossy, translucent smoked salmon and cream cheese canapés, vibrant ceviche shooters, and gorgeous little quesadillas that pop with bright, fresh pico de gallo, to name just a few. To wash the delicious down, The Hometown Chef also crafts colorful, beautifully garnished custom cocktails including the spicy Cilantro Mango-Rita, the almond-infused Forget-Me-Not, and the bright and bubbly Berry Splash. And they’ll work with you to create your very own signature wedding cocktail—just ask!

This top Houston caterer is equally adept at the interactive food arts, with chef-attended stations serving up gourmet pasta, mouthwatering tacos and crisp custom panini, with creative flair.

Plus, you seriously will not meet a nicer group of people than Chef Julio, company CEO Tiffany Avila, and their team. We’ve been so fortunate to partner with these wonderful Houston catering talents over the years, and can’t wait to see what they’ll be serving up in 2017! Visit The Hometown Chef here, and get a taste for just how special your wedding hors d’oeuvre, reception meal, beverages and late-night treats can be—then schedule your consultation and start planning your perfect wedding menu. This is the good stuff, darlings. You and your guests deserve it! Bon appétit, xo.

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13 Style Essentials For Every Dapper Groom

Beyond the tux, these practical and stylish grooms’ accessories and grooming products will have you looking sleek and polished on your wedding day…and every day. Details and links below. Use ’em, honey.

 

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1. Texas Bifold Wallet: Paris Texas Apparel Co. 2. Bonobos Navy & Burgundy Floral Silk Necktie: Bonobos 3. Suit Supply Navy Three-Piece Tuxedo: Suit Supply 4. Mr. Burberry Eau de Toilette: Burberry 5. Suit Supply Navy Pocket Square: Suit Supply 6. Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch: Lewis Jewelers 7. Jason Markk Stain Repellent: Jason Markk 8. Barneys New York Sterling Silver Intertwined Circles Cufflinks: Barneys 9. Cuban Seed Hand-Rolled Cigars: Lucho Houston 10. Texas States Bow Tie: Paris Texas Apparel Co. 11. Texas Barware Set Rocks Glasses: Paris Texas Apparel Co. 12. Clinique for Men Post-Shave Soother: Clinique 13. Suit Supply Black Derby Shoes: Suit Supply

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8 Fun & Flirty Wedding Reception Dresses for 2017

Change it up, let your hair down, get comfortable and stay gorgeous, all night long, in a wedding reception dress that shows off your party side. Scroll down for additional details and links to these eight Weddings in Houston favorites for 2017!

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1. Bliss by Monique Lhuillier 2. Ines Di Santo 3. Tara Keely Bridal 4. Pronovias 5. Hayley Paige 6. Monique Lhuillier 7. Naeem Khan Bridal 8. Dress: Simone Rocha, Jewelry: Loggins Jewelers, Headpiece: Dream Bouquet

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