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Winnie Couture 2014 Bridal Collection and Black Friday Sample Sale

We are loving Winnie Couture’s Fall 2014 collection, and we know you will too once you see these GORG gowns. Known for their impeccable fit and curve-hugging silhouettes, Winnie’s gowns are, naturally, a Houston favorite. In the new collection, look for lots of lace, tulle and delicate (but dazzling) embellishments, along with some very demure and feminine draping–a rather new look for Winnie, and one that we utterly adore. To see Winnie’s magnificent gowns in person, make your appointment today to visit the Winnie Couture Houston Flagship Salon. And don’t miss out on the Winnie Couture Black Friday Sample Sale on Friday, Nov. 29-Sunday, Dec. 1, featuring previous collection sample gowns at 40% to 80% off–AND 25% off brand-new gowns!!

Photos: Winnie Couture

Classic, Traditional, Blush, Green and Gold Houston Wedding at Chateau Cocomar

Looking absolutely gorgeous in her Lazaro gown, bride Corina wed handsome groom Eric in front of 130 of the couple’s nearest and dearest. And despite the heat of the summer day, Chateau Cocomar looked fresh and cool for the occasion, filled as it was with crisp linens, gorgeous blush and ivory flowers courtesy of Arteflora, and plenty of light-catching crystals. For all its elegant formality, this Houston couple’s wedding was also FUN, featuring dancing, sparklers, teddy bears…and a performance by none other than the bride herself! Our thanks to Lulu Lopez for the great photos, and our heartfelt congratulations to the lovebirds, Corina and Eric.

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Photos: Lulu Lopez Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Lazaro from Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo ~ Cake: World Catering ~ Flowers: Arteflora ~ Officiant: Weddings Performed ~ Venue: Chateau Cocomar

Navy and Ivory Briscoe Manor Wedding by Lindsay Elizabeth Photography

What is it about dimpled beauties and fitness-related meet-cutes?? Even though Scott admits he “hated the challenges of a spin class” (um, yeah, been there), he figured strained muscles and spent lung capacity was worth it if it meant winning a “million-dollar smile” from the girl of his dreams—spin/cycling instructor Sarah. After forming a friendship and—our favorite part—falling in love, the two got engaged, in the spin studio where they first met (natch). “Briscoe Manor offered a distinctive, chic and truly Texas wedding venue with its limestone architecture and country setting among the pecan and oak trees,” Sarah tells us—the perfect spot to introduce Canadian-born Scott’s family to her native state. Her most memorable moments? “Getting to see Scott for the first time before the ceremony and spending special moments with my soon-to-be husband, and looking around at a room full of friends and family that we love so dearly. I especially enjoyed getting to introduce all of the Canadian guests to a true Texas-themed wedding!” And WE especially enjoy getting to introduce Sarah and Scott to YOU—with help from Lindsay Elizabeth’s ever lovely photos, of course!

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Photos: Lindsay Elizabeth Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Enzoani from Weddings by Debbie ~ Bride’s Shoes: Cole Haan ~ Tuxedos: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Flowers: Flora Bella Designs ~ Coordinator: Behind the Bash ~ Venue: Briscoe Manor

Downtown Brenham Engagement Shoot by Sarah Ainsworth Photography

Recognized as a National Register District, downtown Brenham is pretty much picture-perfect for classic photos with a charming small-town feel. Which is exactly why photographer Sarah Ainsworth and her clients Hayley and Jeffrey chose the location as the backdrop for the couple’s engagement shoot. As Ainsworth tells us, “It had that great mix of the cute downtown square, with old buildings and unique architecture, but also offered the country landscape that provided perfect open fields.” We can’t help falling in love with Hayley and Jeffrey, who’ll wed in Houston in October. Good luck and congrats to the almost-weds, and big thanks to Weddings in Houston fave Sarah Ainsworth for sharing her lovely photos!

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Classic Wedding with a Charitable Heart by Lindsay Elizabeth Photography

“When Michael proposed, we started wondering where to find the right venue for us,” recounts Houston bride Carolyn. “Fortunately we thought about the Brookwood Community, a wonderful residential organization right outside of Katy, where adults with disabilities can thrive and learn to contribute meaningfully. My mother and I had often eaten in the café there and we loved to volunteer with the organization.” Carolyn explains that the Brookwood Community had only recently started hosting weddings—and she was thrilled to be among the first to take advantage of the community’s “beautiful worship center” and lovely, sunlight-filled café space. In her diaphanous Watters gown from Mia Bridal Couture, Carolyn made her wedding dreams come true, with a timeless summer celebration filled with personal photos, handmade signs and touches of blue, purple and green. The best part? “The profits from the wedding went to a scholarship fund to help residents live at the Brookwood Community. We were so grateful to have a wedding that benefitted a cause—and we enjoyed that we didn’t compromise on anything to host it there!” Congratulations, and happiest wishes to Carolyn and Michael. And big thanks to Lindsay Elizabeth Photography for the lovely, lovely photos!

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Bride’s Dress: Watters from Mia Bridal Couture ~ Rings: Tiffany & Co. ~ Venue: Brookwood Community