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2020 Bridal Gowns: The Long Sleeves Edit

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“Nala” Gown: Ines Di Santo | Designer Available At: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon

One thing is evident across designers’ newest 2020 bridal collections: Sleeves have fully evolved from arm-warming garment extensions into intricate, high-drama accents that demand the spotlight. New designer gowns that made their way down the New York Bridal Week runway recently featured all kinds of amazing sleeves. We’re introducing you to some of our favorite 2020 bridal gowns with sleeves…though these represent just a glimpse at the gorgeousness set to hit Houston bridal salons in the coming months. Keep an eye on our Shows & Events page for the latest in local bridal designer trunk show news, and be among the first to experience these incredible long-sleeve wedding gowns! Click here to read the rest of this post »

Houston Bridal Salons at the I Do! Wedding Soiree

Every detail of your wedding—from your save-the-dates to your reception departure—will be planned with extreme care and attention to detail. But as a bride, your wedding dress is arguably the biggest bridal decision you’ll make. Your bridal gown is a true representation of you, your style and your day. Whether you are seeking a classic wedding gown, a bohemian wedding dress or a mix of traditional and modern styles, you’ll find style inspiration, and, just maybe, the bridal dress of your dreams, at the upcoming I Do! Wedding Soiree.

Five of Houston’s top bridal salons—Ivory Bridal Atelier, Now & Forever Bridal BoutiqueHouston Bridal GalleryParvani Vida Bridal and Formal and MW Couture—will showcase top-of-the-line bridal couture trends and hot-off-the-runway designer bridal gowns, in a dynamic strolling fashion show, live at The Corinthian on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Alterations expert MW Couture also will provide insights to ensure that your wedding dress is the perfect fit. Be sure to purchase your advance-sale tickets to Houston’s ONLY luxury wedding event while they are still available! Bonus: Purchase your tickets by 11:59 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 17, and you could WIN an awesome $700 on-location engagement shoot from acclaimed Houston wedding photographer Adam Nyholt!! Our winner will be notified next week, and announced live at the I Do! Wedding Soiree. Good luck, lovelies…and we’ll see YOU at I Do!

Houston Bridal Gowns Ivory, Parvani Vida, Now Forever I Do!

Top Left Photo: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique | Botton Left Photo: Parvani Vida Bridal and Formal | Top Right Photo: Ivory Bridal Atelier |  Middle Right Photo: MW Couture | Bottom Right Photo: Houston Bridal Gallery

Whittington Bridal’s Got Olympic Fever

Think you’ve got Olympic fever? Nobody’s burning hotter for those summer games than Whittington Bridal, whose “Bridal Olympics” video will have you cheering for this beloved Houston bridal salon’s staffers as they go for the gold in such grueling events as “gown hoisting,” “bridalwear strutting”…even balancing Weddings in Houston magazines while standing in super high heels! Who will achieve the ulitmate Bridal Olympics glory: Kendell Walker or Morgan Muckleroy?? Follow Whittington’s Instagram to see who takes home the Gold! And check out this sneak peek of one of the outtakes below from Whittington’s Bridals Olympics adventures. Oh–and while you’re at it, make your appointment to drop in and browse Whittington’s beautiful gowns, in search of the one!

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Photo: Courtesy of Whittington Bridal

Watters Spring 2016 Trunk Show at Mia Bridal Couture

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! 😉

Styled Bridal Couture Shoot: Smoke, Mirrors and Magic at The Astorian

Luxe meets industrial chic in this fabulous shoot featuring gorgeous designer wedding dresses by Rivini, Oscar de la Renta, Hayley Paige and more. The shoot was held at The Astorian and showcased a variety of breathtaking bridal gowns, jewelry and accessories. See credits below on where to find these stunning pieces right here in Houston!

All Over Lace Bridal Gown with Middle Slit High Lace Neck Line Gown with Flowing Skirt Wedding Ceremony Flower Wall and Metallic Gold Detailed Bridal Gown Beaded Bodice and Flowing Skirt Bridal Separates Beaded Bodice and Flowing Skirt Bridal Separates Metallic Gold Detailed Multi-Layer Wedding Cake and Tropical Flower Bouquet All-Over Lace Bridal Gown with Deep V Neckline Brown Embroidered Cocktail Dress and Black Feathered Cocktail Dress Off-White Silk Pantsuit and Black Capris with High Neckline White Blouse Romantic Candlelit Tablescapes with Rose Centerpieces and Rose Flower Balls Beaded Cap Sleeved Bridal Gown

Location: The Astorian ~ Photography: Larry Fagala ~ Stylist: Summer Salah ~ Flowers & Decor: AJ’s Urban Petals ~ Makeup: Aubrie Layne ~ Hair: Tonya Riner ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Gowns Designed by: Alon Livne, Hayley Paige, Rivini and Naeem Khan ~ Gowns Sold At: Now & Forever Bridal and Mia Bridal Couture ~ Accessories: Baccarat, Trumpet & Horn, Sloan/Hall, Kendra Scott, Oscar de la Renta, Tom Ford, Dior and LuLu Frost, Jimmy Choo, Giuseppe Zanotti, all from Neiman Marcus.