Photo: Courtesy of Joan Pillow Bridal Salon
Though she opened her first namesake bridal salon in Atlanta, Joan Pillow’s passion for bridal fashion started deep in the heart of Texas. The child of a meticulous craftswoman who would talk about fabrics and design with her daughter for hours on end, Pillow knew that beautiful garments would be part of her future.
Fast-forward to Dallas, a couple of decades later, when Pillow entered the executive program at Neiman Marcus, where she worked side by side with the department store founder’s son, Lawrence Marcus. That’s where she really learned about couture, and really began to discover her love of fine dress construction and luxury embellishment.
Left Photo & Gown: Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta | Right Photo & Gown: Courtesy of Sachin & Babi
Lucky for us, in 2009, Pillow decided to make Houston the home of her second salon, making many brides’ design gown dreams come true in the process. Looking for a superbly crafted Oscar de la Renta? Yearning for the ethereal femininity of Sachin & Babi? Mad for the spotlight-grabbing flourishes of Marchesa? You’ll find them at Joan Pillow Bridal Salon, whose racks bear only the finest designer wedding dresses—and whose salon consultants are experts at helping you find, and style, your once-in-a-lifetime look. You may also just happen to find Mrs. Pillow, herself, who divides time between her two salons, and, after all these years, still says, “Assisting brides and debutantes in finding the perfect gown for their occasion is a remarkable moment that I feel honored to be a part of.”
We’re honored to have Joan Pillow Bridal Salon as a Weddings in Houston partner—and so excited to invite you to schedule your appointment to visit the salon for its Feb. 25 – 26 Naeem Khan trunk show…or any time you want to view some of the most gorgeous gowns on the entire planet!
Left Photo & Gown: Courtesy of Naeem Khan | Right Photo & Gown: Courtesy of Marchesa
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!
Photo: Courtesy of Whittington Bridal
Photos Courtesy of Mia Bridal Couture
Bridal gown shopping can be overwhelming and exhausting. But it doesn’t have to be. Fortunately, we found a sparkling gem of a bridal salon in River Oaks that gives every bride the most relaxing shopping experience ever. Mia Bridal Couture’s team of experienced stylists treat you like royalty from the moment you walk in the door. Within moments of meeting you, your consultant will ask all the right questions, to get you started with a selection of gowns to fit your style and budget. We’re talking plenty of the finest gowns in town, including styles from Alon Livne White, Sareh Nouri, Rivini, Martina Liana, Watters and more! But the service doesn’t stop there. Your Mia consultant will also style you superbly, recommending accessories (they carry oodles of gorgeous ones), footwear, even hairstyles to complement and complete your wedding-day look. Schedule your appointment now for a wedding dress shopping experience you’ll never forget. P.S. You can see the haute-est Fall 2016 Rivini gowns straight off of the runway from New York Bridal Market THIS weekend! Happy shopping, lovelies!
Gowns: Alon Livne, Sareh Nouri, Martina Liana & Watters
Photos: Claire Pettibone
You’re going to want to let your hair down for this one, honey: Brickhouse Bridal is bringing the gorgeous Claire Pettibone Romantique collection to the Houston area, with an exclusive debut trunk show next weekend! Flowing silhouettes, feminine off-the-shoulder sleeves, delicate lace and intricate back details—these are the style hallmarks of this bohemian-elegant bridal collection, designed, Pettibone says, for “the type of bride who prefers turquoise to diamonds, wildflowers to roses.”
That’s not to say you can’t rock a few sparkling rocks with your diaphanous Romantique wedding dress (this is Houston, after all!). Come, experience, see for yourself how you can personalize your ethereal and lovely, made-in-California Claire Pettibone Romantique gown with your own signature style—whether it’s a flower crown and ballet flats, or a shimmering sash and vintage pumps. Did we mention that these beauties are under $3,000, and feature fine crepe and chiffon, Chantilly lace, delicate embroidery and other exceptionally high-quality fabrics and embellishments?
Appointments for this trunk show are a must; call 281.681.3430 to make yours today. Brickhouse Bridal’s wonderfully gracious and knowledgeable consultants are waiting to welcome you…and guide you to the Romantique dress of your dreams!