Posts Tagged ‘Bridal Fashion’

“Turn The Paige” Fashion Show Featuring Hayley Paige

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Hayley Paige is our new girl crush for a number of reasons. She’s super talented, has a great sense of style (not a surprise) and she’s an absolute doll! We had the pleasure of chatting with Hayley moments before her fashion show. We got into all of the sweet details about how her and Danny met, their cutesy wedding and her gorgeous, GORGEOUS gowns in our exclusive interview. Big thanks to Now & Forever Bridal Boutique and Two Be Wed for a fabulous event! P.S. You can see more gorgeous gowns at the I Do! Soiree on Thursday, February 4. Get your tickets now before they’re gone!

Weddings in Houston: Give us all the juicy deets about how you met Danny!

Hayley Paige: Oh my goodness! So many. Well, it was definitely a set-up. My father had a best friend who was a golfer and Danny golfed at Brown University. They got to know each other very well, and my dad totally approved. He said, “Whenever you’re ready for your husband, let me know because I have this great guy in mind.” Sure enough, after dating around in NYC for a couple of years, I was ready for a set-up. It was long distance for a bit and it really came in HOT!

WIH: How long after dating did he propose? When did you know he was the one?

HP: Oh, immediately. It was love at first text—so our generation. We got engaged after two months of dating and were married a year later.

WIH: We know designing wedding gowns AND planning your own wedding is tough. How did you do it?

HP: They actually went hand in hand. The only difference was my personal perspective. It was a little bit more daunting, but the celebratory platform was a great way to go over the top and have fun with it.

WIH: What vision did you have while creating your own wedding dress? What was your thought process and inspiration?

HP: The design process looked similar to how it does every season with a collection. For the wedding, I considered each setting (a daytime church ceremony, an outdoor reception in the evening and a BIG dance party afterward), the different environments that I was going to be in and a few thematic principles I could have fun with.

WIH: Tell us about your wedding theme and favorite moments.

HP: For a while, I was calling my wedding theme “Whiskey in a Teacup.” We ended up focusing more on our personalities to plan our wedding, so there were a lot of out-of-the-box moments. A blue unicorn made an appearance (for the record, we used a rescue horse and non-toxic chemicals, and we donated it to a children’s hospital after the wedding). We got married on 7/11 so we had 7/11 Margarita Slurpies for our signature cocktail, and we had a giant neon sign that said “Scaramouche, Scaramouche, Will You Do The Fandango” from Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ on the dance floor!

WIH: What’s your personal favorite wedding trend for 2016?

HP: Shades of champagne is an illusion that makes a dress look like it’s floating on your body. The look is both alluring yet traditional. Sleeves are coming back, but with the illusion under layer, the style is sexy, fun and fresh. I think of it as an ode to tradition.

WIH: Can you give us a hint of what to expect for your next collection?

HP: More beautiful dresses! I had a lot of fun, iridescent and floating embellishments last season, so I’d love to carry that on into the new collection. Definitely more color as well.

WIH: What’s the one piece of advice you would give to a bride choosing her wedding dress?

HP: My motto lately has been, “When in doubt, go all out!” Some brides come in wondering if they’ll still like their dress in 30 years. Who cares! Be of the moment and have the time of your life. It’s your red carpet moment. You do you!

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Watters Spring 2016 Trunk Show at Mia Bridal Couture

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Watters Spring 2016 Trunk Show at Mia Bridal Couture

Photos: Watters

Are you a gal who dreams of walking down the aisle in ultra-feminine lace, a romantic silhouette, or delicate draping? If you swoon over wedding gowns with intricate embroidery and illusion necklines, you might just be a Watters bride. And by that, we obviously mean a bride who has FABULOUS taste. Take it from us: one look at a stunning Watters gown, and the rest is history. So get excited, Houston brides-to-be, because our very own Mia Bridal Couture is hosting a Watters Brides Spring 2016 Trunk Show on November 27-28*, a special Thanksgiving weekend of exclusive trunk show offers and incentives! Why not take a break from all of the stressful Black Friday shopping and drop by this dreamy River Oaks salon for an afternoon of luxury and relaxation—plus the most impeccable service and attention to your every need—instead? Chances are, you’ll find your perfect Watters gown within minutes of stepping inside. Now, that is what we call love at first sight.

Call 713.622.2022 or request your appointment online!

*UPDATE (as of 11/18): Mia Bridal Couture will NOT be open on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, as previously stated. The Watters Trunk Show will instead begin on Black Friday, November 27 and run through Saturday, November 28 from 9:30-5:00 PM. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, brides-to-be, and make sure to skip that third serving of pumpkin pie if you plan to be trying on wedding gowns the next day! 😉

Spring 2016 Bridal Gown Trend: Color Me Beautiful

Monday, October 5th, 2015

The traditional white wedding gown will always be beautiful and classic but there’s something to be said about how refreshing it is to see a colored gown coming down the runway. Designers like Zuhair Murad and Jenny Packham introduced soft hues of blush, pink and beige ombré for the Spring 2016 season…and we are obsessed. Would you say “yes” to a colored dress for your big day? If you’re up for it, try on this new fabulous trend at Houston’s top bridal salons. Better yet, you could see gowns like this from our favorite salons at the I Do! Wedding Soiree on 10/18!

P.S. If you buy your tickets TODAY you could win a “Suite Staycation” at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston! Find out more here. Good luck, y’all!

Spring 2016 Bridal Gown Trend: Color Me Beautiful

1. Zuhair Murad 2. Angel Sanchez 3. Elie Saab 4. Watters Brides 5. Jenny Packham

Spring 2016 Gown Trend: Plunging Necklines

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Spring 2016: Plunging Necklines

1. Monique Lhuillier 2. Badgley Mishcka 3. Zuhair Murad 4. Romona Keveza 5. Jenny Packham

The Spring 2016 bridal runway season was all about daring and dramatic silhouettes. Out with the conservative necklines and in with the sheer, va-va-voom plunging necklines! Not sure how to pull off this trend? Take note from designers like Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mishcka and Zuhair Murad, just to name a few. Styling tip: loose curls and flowy locks will create the ultimate sultry look. Feel daring enough yet? Try on gowns just like these at Houston’s top bridal salons. Happy shopping, lovelies!

Rivini Spring 2016 at Mia Bridal Couture Aug. 27-29

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Rivini Spring 2016 at Mia Bridal Couture Aug. 27-29

Photos: Rivini

With her passion for classic elegance and her focus on traditional silhouettes and simple sophistication, Rivini designer Rita Vinieris is not one for wedding dresses that bare it all, or bring to mind Vegas showgirls. Instead, Rivini’s new Spring 2016 collection takes its inspiration from the English landscape artist J. M. W. Turner, whose paintings are filled with natural light, radiant clouds and dreamy reflections. For Vinieris, that means bridal gowns with transparent layers that suggest a glimpse of the bride’s figure beneath, rather than how-low-can-you-go backs and ultra-plunge bodices.

See these stunning gowns next week, when famed Houston salon Mia Bridal Couture hosts an exclusive Rivini Spring 2016 trunk show. Mia’s expert consultants will be on hand to help you select your perfect Rivini gown, and assist you in styling it with beautiful accessories. Plus, Mia Bridal Couture will be offering special purchase incentives (meaning $ off retail!) for brides who purchase a Rivini gown during this special three-day event.

Appointments for this highly anticipated Rivini trunk show WILL fill. Make yours now, and make plans to be utterly and completely wowed.