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Get Inspired: Classic Wedding Style

Coco Chanel said it best, “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” This is so true—especially when it comes to our lovely Houston brides, who always look elegant. Inspired by our local brides, we picked out a collection of key pieces you’ll need to achieve a timeless, elegant look, including a chic ivory Monique Lhuillier gown, a bow clutch and a pair of sparkly Louboutins. Sounds lovely, right? You can get your hands on these fab items at fine local Houston fashion retailers. Happy shopping, xo!

Classic Wedding Style

1. Monique Lhuillier Aubrey Gown: Monique Lhuillier 2. Alexis Bittar Encrusted Pearl Drop Earring: Alexis Bittar 3. Simon G. Passion Collection White Gold Engagement Ring: Shannon Fine Jewelry 4. Christian Louboutin Patinana Open Toe Pump: Nordstrom 5. Kate Spade Wedding Belles Lucinda Clutch: Kate Spade 6. Golden Floral Cake: The Pastry Studio

 

The 8 Best Shades of Pink for Everyone

Spring is right around the corner, ladies, and you know what that means… shades of pink everywhere! We’ve rounded up the color’s prettiest shades for your cheeks, lips and nails. Rose, blush, coral… Whatever hue you prefer, embrace the new season by adding pink to your beauty palette.

Bridal Beauty: Think Pink

1. Dior Nail Lacquer in Tra-La-La: Sephora 2. Model Launcher ML Lip Crayon in Cordial: Model Launcher 3. Christian Louboutin Sheer Voile Lip Color in Loubiminette: Saks Fifth Avenue Houston Galleria 5. Too Faced Love Flushed Blush in How Deep Is Your Love: Too Faced 6. Essie Nail Polish in Brides No Grooms: Essie 7. Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Emily: Sephora 8. NARS The Multiple in Riviera: Sephora

9 Honeymoon Must-Haves

We searched for the hottest beachwear, shoes and lingerie that every bride will need for those hot days and even hotter nights during her honeymoon vacay. Speaking of vacations…if you buy your tickets to the I Do! Soiree now, you can WIN a 5-night Bermuda getaway with your s.o.s! Plan your wedding bash with your entourage, indulge in decadent bites and sip bubbly at Houston’s only luxury wedding event. But hurry—tickets are goin’ fast! Happy shopping, lovelies, and see you all at the I Do! Soiree!

1. La Perla Neoprene Desire Triangle Bra Set: NET-A-PORTER 2. Eric Javits Maribel Cutout Hat: Neiman Marcus 3. Herve Leger Aimee Swim Cover Up: Herve Leger 4. Gucci Cat Eye Sunglasses: NET-A-PORTER 5. Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge Eau de Parfum: Sephora 6. Christian Louboutin Matte Lip Color: Saks Fifth Avenue Houston Galleria 7. La Perla Eclipse Ruched Triangle Bikini: NET-A-PORTER 8. Tory Burch Marion Smartphone Wristlet: Tory Burch 9. Gianvito Rossi Fresia Lace Up Booties: Barneys NY

Romantic White and Red Wedding at Chateau Polonez by Civic Photos

If you fell helplessly in love with this ridiculously gorgeous couple’s retro-chic engagement shoot by Civic Photos, just wait until you see their wedding! Houston bride Kristy and her groom Desmond wanted to give their guests a glimpse of what it would be like to attend a romantic wedding in a French chateau and, “Chateau Polonez provided the perfect ambiance,” she says. Kristy looked like a dream in a stunning fit-and-flare lace gown with a Swarovski beaded belt from Winnie Couture and show-stopping Christian Louboutin sheer, sparkling pumps. And dashing Desmond more than held his own. Looking for winter wedding inspiration?  Take a cue from Kristy and Desmond’s creamy ivory, white and deep red palette–a perfect color combo for cold-season festivities. Big thanks to fine photographers Saul Munoz and Barett Henry of Civic Photos, and our most sincere congrats to Kristy and Desmond, we wish you two the best!

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Photos: Civic Photos ~ Wedding Venue: Chateau Polonez ~ Wedding Gown: Winnie Couture ~ Bridal Accessories: David’s Bridal ~ Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin ~ MOB & Bridesmaid Dresses Designer: Jim Hjelm ~ Photo Booth: Civic Photos

Black and Red Hotel ZaZa Houston Wedding by Motley Melange

“He truly is my hero,” says Jamie of her firefighter hubby James, whom she wed in a fabulous fall affair at Hotel ZaZa, in front of 130 of the couple’s nearest and dearest. Looking stunning in her sparkling Winnie Couture gown, glamorous updo and fire-engine-red Louboutins (love!!), Jamie said her vows to handsome James—no slouch himself in his sleek Vera Wang tux—before throwing her arms around him for a first dance to Etta James’ classic, “At Last.” Big thanks to Motley Melange for photos that perfectly capture the “Old Hollywood” glamour of this gorgeous Houston wedding—and BIG congratulations to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Motley Melange ~ Bride’s Dress: Winnie Couture from Winnie Couture Houston Flagship Salon ~ Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin ~ Groom’s Tuxedo: Vera Wang ~ Venue: Hotel ZaZa