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Bridal Beauty: Golden Goddess

Too hot out for tanning? Um, YEAH. Also: You want to protect your bridal skin from harmful UV rays, ESPECIALLY now, in the days leading up to your wedding. Our solution? These fantastic, sun-free, heat-free products for cheek, eye and lip, whether you’re after deep, dark color or just a hint of golden shimmer. You glow, girl.

Bridal Beauty: Golden Goddess

1. Rouge Bunny Rouge Lip Potion in Devilish Nectar: Rouge Bunny Rouge 2. Lorac Tantalizer Body Bronzing Luminizer: Lorac Cosmetics 3. Jane Iredale Eye Shadow in Daytime: Jane Iredale 4. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer: Too Faced 5. Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster Pressed Shimmer Bronzer: Physician’s Formula 6. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Copper Diamond: Barneys

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Moffitt Oaks Summer Open House, Sunday, Aug. 2

Moffitt Oaks Summer Open House, Sunday, Aug. 2

Photo: Leah Brewer Photography

Listen up to-be-weds: There’s a little slice of Heaven in Tomball, and it goes by the name of Moffitt Oaks. Private, serene, relaxed, refined—this Hill Country jewel truly is where rustic meets elegant. It’s no surprise this full-service wedding venue, located just 40 minutes outside of downtown Houston, is a 2014 AND 2015 Weddings in Houston Couples’ Favorite winner!

Come out and see for yourself why so many couples are so smitten, when Moffitt Oaks hosts its sensational Summer Open House this Sunday, Aug. 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. Check out ceremony sites like the romantic Lakeside, where sparkling waters offer a delightful backdrop to deeply felt “I do’s.” Visit the 250-capacity Ballroom, featuring wrought-iron doors, Swarovski chandeliers and a saloon-style bar with incomparable Texas charm. Meet with local vendors, chat with Moffitt Oaks staff, and basically have a lovely ol’ time while you plan the wedding of your dreams. RSVP today!

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Claire Pettibone Romantique at Brickhouse Bridal 7/31-8/1

Claire Pettibone Romantique at Brickhouse Bridal 7/31-8/1

Photos: Claire Pettibone

You’re going to want to let your hair down for this one, honey: Brickhouse Bridal is bringing the gorgeous Claire Pettibone Romantique collection to the Houston area, with an exclusive debut trunk show next weekend! Flowing silhouettes, feminine off-the-shoulder sleeves, delicate lace and intricate back details—these are the style hallmarks of this bohemian-elegant bridal collection, designed, Pettibone says, for “the type of bride who prefers turquoise to diamonds, wildflowers to roses.”

That’s not to say you can’t rock a few sparkling rocks with your diaphanous Romantique wedding dress (this is Houston, after all!). Come, experience, see for yourself how you can personalize your ethereal and lovely, made-in-California Claire Pettibone Romantique gown with your own signature style—whether it’s a flower crown and ballet flats, or a shimmering sash and vintage pumps. Did we mention that these beauties are under $3,000, and feature fine crepe and chiffon, Chantilly lace, delicate embroidery and other exceptionally high-quality fabrics and embellishments?

Appointments for this trunk show are a must; call 281.681.3430 to make yours today. Brickhouse Bridal’s wonderfully gracious and knowledgeable consultants are waiting to welcome you…and guide you to the Romantique dress of your dreams!

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Texas Renaissance Festival Wedding Tour 8/1

Texas Renaissance Festival Wedding Tour 8/1

Photos courtesy of Texas Renaissance Festival

Dreaming of a unique, unforgettable fairytale wedding? The Texas Renaissance Festival gives new meaning to storybook romance. Heralding trumpets, flower garlands, a bridal sword arch and carriage processional, feasting and dancing in 16th-century style, and actual fairies—all of these can be part of your nuptial festivities when you say your “I do’s” at the nation’s largest and most celebrated Renaissance Festival.

Want to find out more (and we strongly suggest that you do—seriously, gals, Ren Fest has to be seen to be properly appreciated)? RSVP here or call 800.458.3435 to visit the Texas Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 1, for an exclusive tour of the festival’s five fabulous garden wedding venues and private reception areas. Learn from Texas Renaissance Festival wedding pros about how you can wed like royalty, in a faraway time and place (located, conveniently, a mere 50 miles northwest of Houston).

Huzzah!

 

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Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos

It’s true, everything is bigger in Texas- especially weddings. Just ask Houston bride Bella and her hubby about their 1,400-guest reception. The couple had a true Texas spring wedding with blooming orchids, an outdoor reception, and a 16-layer cake! Guests enjoyed the perfect weather and some good ‘ol Southern food: roasted beef, pico, beans and freshly squeezed Lemonade (mmm). Oh and did we mention how stunning Bella looked in her full-sleeve, chic lace bridal gown from Parvani Vida? Thanks Civic Photos for capturing all of the sweet deets from Bella and Irvin’s wedding, we’re in love! Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Civic Photos ~ Bridal Gown: Parvani Vida Bridal & Formal ~ Makeup & Hair: Thalio Beckham

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