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10 Alternative Looks For The White Dress

When you make your way down the aisle, your attire doesn’t have to be limited to the traditional white dress. In fact, white wedding gowns did not become the norm for brides until Queen Victoria chose to wear white for her marriage to Prince Albert. If you want to add some color to your bridal look, check out these hot looks from top designers and visit a local salon to get the look!

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Photo: Berta

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Wedding Dress Designer Q&A: Allison Webb

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“Penelope” by Allison Webb | Available at Now & Forever Bridal Boutique

If you haven’t yet checked out the new wedding dress collection from JLM Couture designer Allison Webb at Houston’s Now & Forever Bridal Boutique, now is the time!  And while you’re at it, check out this EXCLUSIVE Houston Wedding Blog Q&A with the bridal gown designer herself. You’ll find out what inspires her, which of her new designs are her personal favorites, and how her experience working for a fashion-design legend has influenced her style. Click here to read the rest of this post »

New Salon Opening: Stephen Grace Atelier Fri 6/8

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Gown: Julie Vino | Designer Available At: Stephen Grace Atelier
There’s just something so…THRILLING…about the debut of a new Houston bridal salon.

And we are THRILLED to be part of the grand opening of Stephen Grace Atelier in The Woodlands, which officially kicks off a new era in bridal couture this Friday, June 8, at 5 p.m.! That’s when this sparkling new gem of a bridal boutique hosts its Grand Opening Party, featuring delish bites, bubbly, great music, and a glorious, twinkling, flowing, flouncing, fabulous array of fresh-off-the-runway bridal gowns.

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Gown: Lian Rokman | Designer Available At: Stephen Grace Atelier
This very special Houston salon grand opening will feature not one, but FOUR, trunk shows.

Designers on special display are Atelier Pronovias, Lian Rokman, Julie Vino and Fiore Couture, so prepare yourselves, ladies! The salon also carries DemetriosKaren Willis Holmes, and, coming soon, Alessandra Rinaudo by Nicole Spose, and Muse by BertaAlong with gorgeous bridal gowns, Stephen Grace Atelier will be showcasing carefully curated bridal accessories, jewelry and shoes for the style-minded Houston bride. All this, in a luxurious atmosphere staffed by experts who are “determined to make every bride who walks in our doors feel as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside.” Amen to that, y’all!

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Gown: Demetrios | Designer Available At: Stephen Grace Atelier
Planning to attend?

Make sure to RSVP so they know you’re coming, and can welcome you in style! Can’t attend the grand opening? Schedule your salon consultation for a more convenient time…and get ready to find the dress of your dreams! Happy bridal gown shopping, loves!

 

Joan Pillow: A Legacy in Bridal Couture…Plus Feb. 25-26 Trunk Show!

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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.

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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!

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Left Photo & Gown: Courtesy of Naeem Khan | Right Photo & Gown: Courtesy of Marchesa

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