He’s a bona-fide celebrity design icon and a true Houston treasure, and now David Peck can add Weddings in Houston vendor partner to his list of accolades! We chatted with the Houston fashion designer about his custom wedding gown design process, his recent collab with us on our Fall/Winter 2019 issue…oh, and that time he dressed T. Swift for a mag cover and it went viral. Yup. Read on, to-be-weds, and discover more about having your custom wedding gown designed by David Peck (and why it costs less than you might think!). Click here to read the rest of this post »
Our favorite 2019 bridesmaids dress styles are a mixed bunch, but they all share one feature: versatility. From garden-inspired floral prints to fun and feminine sleeves to elegant flowing skirts, these 2019 bridesmaids dress styles will have your ladies looking (and feeling) beautiful as they stand by your side on your big day. And they’ll be able to wear these bridesmaid dresses long after your big day. Find a look you love and visit one our top Houston bridal salons to hook up your girls!
There’s nothing more feminine than a floral print bridesmaid dress. A long floral dress is a perfect style for a Hill Country destination wedding, a rustic-chic wedding or a Texas barn wedding. Available in four colors.
For a more formal Houston wedding or a wedding at a downtown Houston wedding venue, a long bridesmaid dress with a satin bodice and flowing skirt is a great fit. This elegant Hayley Paige Occasions style is available in five colors.
A short bridesmaid dress with a keyhole neckline, lace detail and open back is a fun look for a relaxed Houston wedding. Plus, this bridesmaid dress style from Watters Bridesmaids includes pockets! This popular 2019 bridesmaid dress comes in five colors.
Want a boho vibe for your bridesmaids? This luxurious full-length chiffon bridesmaid dress with split bell sleeves is a comfortable bridesmaid dress that is also ultra-elegant. We love that this After Six bridesmaid dress is available in 106 colors!
With the “Julia” bridesmaid dress from Jenny Yoo, you can get 10 different bridesmaid looks in one. This versatile bridesmaid dress style features back tie panels and detachable straps that can be used to create different necklines. The gathered detailing in the bodice creates a slimming look your bridesmaids will appreciate. This versatile design is available in 29 colors.
With a two-piece bridesmaid outfit, your gals will be able to wear these bridesmaids separates long after your big day. The top and skirt are available in 25 colors.
The bow-accent halter neck on this Monique Lhuillier floral bridesmaid dress gives it a touch of chic sophistication. This dark blue and blush floral print style is casual enough for bridesmaids to wear long after the wedding.
The V-draped neckline on this sexy and comfortable bridesmaid dress from Hayley Paige includes a convertible choker strap for multiple fun bridesmaid looks. It’s available in 20 gorgeous colors.
We all have those free-spirited friends, reserved beauties or fiery fashionistas in our bridal party that we just can’t imagine saying “I do” without. One of our favorite ways that brides balance each of their bridesmaids’ different styles (and opinions) with their cohesive wedding look is through the mix-and-match bridesmaid dress trend. But experts and brides agree that pulling it off is a lot more challenging than it seems.
“Mix-and-match is really a look that takes a lot of effort to make it look effortless,” says Stephanie Wilkinson, co-owner of beloved Houston bridesmaids dress boutique, Bella Bridesmaids. We talked with Wilkinson, co-owner Natalie Taylor, and their team, about how to make the mix-and-match look more manageable. Here’s what they had to say:
Give Them Something to Work With — Though the team at Bella Bridesmaids are experts in selecting the best fit and style for each of your gals, Lindsay Provost, manager of Bella Bridesmaids’ Houston location, urges brides to have at least one solid idea of how she wants her girls to look before embarking on this mix-and-match journey. “It’s really helpful if they have at least a color or fabric nailed down and set in stone,” she says. “That’s what we can start with, and work from there.”
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Photo: Minerva House
Think Texture — When planning a mix-and-match look, don’t limit yourself to just differing colors or style. Bella Bridesmaids co-owner Natalie Taylor advises brides not to be afraid of bringing in different textures! “Texture is what really makes a mix-and-match look successful,” she says. “When there is lace, and maybe some metallic or tulle, it looks purposeful and intentional.”
Keep it Short… or Long — Color, texture and designs can differ from bridesmaid to bridesmaid, but Taylor warns that mixing floor-length dresses with cocktail dresses is a big no-no. “A high-low dress and a floor-length dress would probably be okay, but we would stay away from a short and a long,” she says.
Stick with a Designer — Bridesmaid dress designers typically use similar color tones and textures across their styles, which helps brides keep things cohesive. “A lot of the time we will stick with one designer,” Provost says. “Bridesmaids can still get that mix-and-match look with different necklines in the same shades of color.” One designer that Provost highly recommends for achieving a flawless mix-and-match look is the simple and refined Amsale.
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Photo: Jessica Gold Photography
Trust the Process — Patience is key when selecting your mix-and-match bridesmaids pieces. The team at Bella Bridesmaids will guide you as you carefully select your options, but it does take time. “I start with one thing first, either a fabric or a color,” Provost says. “I will pull one color and then move on to what our next shade would be. It’s a step-by-step process.”
Ready to start mixing up some mauve-toned pinks or gray-blue hues? Grab your gals and schedule an appointment with Bella Bridesmaids today. Hurry — their appointments book up fast! And make sure to let them know you found them on the Houston Wedding Blog. Happy shopping, loves!
Houston bride Kristi went to town on planning the details for her candlelit, garden-inspired, beautiful wedding at The Gallery. Kristi carefully thought out every single detail, from the wax-sealed vintage programs, to rose-folded vanilla napkins, to spending months collecting wine bottles to hand make soy wax candles for the guests! Kristi and her groom, Ross chose a soft color palette of blush, ivory, gold, and hints of mint that filled the room for a romantic setting. There were not one, but FIVE different white-on-white cakes, custom macaroni and cheese bar, AND a late night doughnut station for the guests to indulge in. If you think all of this sounds amazing, just wait ‘til you see how gorgeous the photos are! Congrats & well wishes to Kristi & Ross!
Photos: Katie Lamb Photography ~ Bridal Gown: Allure Bridal ~ Wedding Jewelery: Zadok Jewelers ~ Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Ouisie’s Table ~ Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Gallery ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Doughnut Station: Sugar Bunch Creations ~ Registry: Macy’s Wedding & Gift Registry ~ Honeymoon Suite: Hotel Granduca