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Photo: Larry Fagala ~ Gown: Ines Di Santo gown from Belle Mariee Bridal ~ Couture Mask: Cathy Rascoe ~ Earrings: Neiman Marcus ~ Ring: Tootises ~ Bouquet: Arteflora ~ Location: The Corinthian ~ Styling: Summar Salah ~ Hair & Makeup: The Perfect Face ~ Model: Neal Hamil Agency
If there’s one word we can associate with Kenneth Pool’s Spring 2014 bridal collection, it’s…glamour. These are no fun-and-flirty frocks or garden-nymph gowns. These wedding dresses are straight-up spotlight-stealers. Look for lots of lustrous satin, hip-hugging drop-waist and fit-and-flare silhouettes, plus a few queenly ballgowns for good measure. While, unlike in collections past, bling is at a minimum in this new Kenneth Pool showing, when beadwork does make an appearance in the collection, it is magnificently delicate and detailed, as in a gorgeous, shimmering cap-sleeve gown—the showstopper of the collection. See designer Amsale Aberra’s newest Kenneth Pool gowns when Belle Mariée Bridal hosts a September trunk show. Check the salon’s site for more details. Meanwhile, check out our favorite Kenneth Pool Spring 2014 gowns!
Photos: Kenneth Pool
Back in 2011, a casual father-daughter lunch—a tradition Emily Catherine has enjoyed with her dad since she was very young—turned out to be a very important occasion, when a “tall handsome guy stopped me out of nowhere and said, ‘Hi, I’m Ben Riggs. Weren’t you in my brother’s grade at Kinkaid?’” recounts the bride. “We chatted for a little bit and then he went back to his friends and I went back to my dad. As I walked away, I had butterflies in my stomach. I had never met a guy who was so outgoing, confident and charismatic. I knew there was just something special about him.” The two became Facebook friends, started messaging each other, eventually shared phone numbers, and, as Emily Catherine says, “The rest is history!” This summer, the pair shared vows in a traditional church ceremony, followed by a Houston Country Club bash attended by 500 of their nearest and dearest. Southern elegance ruled the day, in the form of oodles of white, cream and blush roses, along with Southern specialties including fried oysters and grits, and a six-foot-tall, monogrammed, flower-wrapped cake. “We wanted people from all generations on the dance floor all night long,” says Emily Catherine of the high-energy dancing to the live band. “One of my favorite moments of our wedding was when they opened the doors to the church before my dad and I walked down the aisle. Ben and I had not seen each other before the wedding, and I couldn’t get to the end fast enough to be with him! Plus, I could see he was trying to hold back from getting choked up, it was so sweet! My other favorite moment was during our first dance. I looked around the room and saw all of our friends and family. I mean, when in your life do you have all the people who are important to you all together?” At your once-in-a-lifetime wedding, that’s when. Congratulations, Emily Catherine and Ben, and big thanks to Michael Carr Photography for the beautiful photos of this beautiful Houston wedding.
Photos: Michael Carr Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Ines di Santo from Belle Mariée Bridal ~ Tuxedos: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Cake: Cakes by Gina ~ Flowers: Houston Country Club ~ Coordinator: Keely Thorne of Keely Thorne Events ~ Venue: Houston Country Club ~ Invitations: Bering’s
Breathtaking. Simply breathtaking. These are the only words we can use to describe Ines Di Santo’s latest collection, with its hints of Italian Baroque, its lush silk flowers, its subtly metallic layers and brilliant crystal embellishments. These are dramatic gowns for the statement-making bride, and they are exquisite. See them this Friday and Saturday when lovely Houston salon Belle Mariée Bridal hosts a two-day trunk show featuring light nibbles, bubbly and—of course—a bevy of gorgeous Ines Di Santo bridal gowns. *Swoon*
Ines Di Santo Trunk Show
Fri., April 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat., April 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Belle Mariée Bridal
2509 River Oaks Blvd.
Houston, TX 770019
Call 713.523.0068 to schedule your appointment!
Photos ~ Ines Di Santo