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The I Do! Soiree This Wed. 10/5 at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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Photos: Civic Photos | Top Left: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design | Top Right: Plants N’ Petals | Bottom Left: Todd Events | Bottom Right: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique & Darryl & Co.

This is IT, darlings…the I Do! Wedding Soiree is just TWO days away, and we are putting the final touches on all the finery and fabulousness you can expect to encounter at our signature luxury wedding event, this Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 6-9 p.m!

Join us for an evening of couture, cocktails and wedding-planning magic, unlike anything you’ve experienced, when we open the doors to I Do! at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. From your first signature Blushing Bride cocktail, to the moment you depart with your $$$ gift bag of hand-picked products (and possibly one of our incredible door prizes!), you’ll be wined & dined, inspired and treated like the VIP you were always meant to be!

While you’re at I Do!, make sure to pose for a pic in front of our amazing backdrop from Balushka Paper Floral Artistry, enjoy gourmet eats from Jackson and Company Catering and Café Natalie Catering, and indulge in mini treatments and demos from our fantastic beauty pros. And, of course, you’re invited to dance to the music of Scott Graham Piano and DJ LG Entertainment, and chat one-on-one with Houston’s top wedding vendors, in jewelry, cakes, flowers, attire, planning, invitations, photography, videography, honeymoon and destination travel…and more!

Here’s what to know before you GO to I Do!:

DO bring your besties, your spouse-to-be, your family members and valued opinion-givers—the I Do! Wedding Soiree is no mere wedding show, it’s an evening of fun, food, drink and beautiful displays everywhere you look!

DO bring your mobile device, and be prepared to Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat…and take part in our special on-site social media contests!

DO come dressed to impress—the I Do! Soiree is a luxury cocktail event, and business-stylish attire is part of the fun! Please, no shorts, tank tops or flip-flops.

DO stay for the full event—winners of our exclusive pre-show giveaways and on-site door prizes will be announced at the end of the show, and you must be present to claim your prize when it is announced.

Please DO NOT bring strollers, infants, or anyone under the age of 16. The I Do! Wedding Soiree is an adult event, featuring delicate displays (and LOTS of them). We love little ones…but this is not an appropriate environment for them.

DO enjoy every moment of this very special event! We have curated it for YOU, and we look forward to meeting you and finding out how we can help you create the wedding of your dreams!

Limited advance tickets on sale while they last. Get yours NOW…and get ready for WOW!

To Do Next Week: Hughes Manor Wedding Open House 9/15

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Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema | Venue: Hughes Manor

Sophisticated…with a vintage twist. Luxurious…with touch of lounge-chic. Ideal for an al-fresco celebration OR a glamorous indoor fete. These are the elements of Hughes Manor—Houston’s hot new urban-oasis event venue!

Be there from 7 to 9 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 15, as we join Hughes Manor in welcoming brides, grooms, and their friends and family, to experience Houston’s secret garden and swank ballroom, tucked away on Washington Avenue.

Enjoy cocktails, light bites, chats with select Houston event vendors, and a dreamy fashion show presented by Now & Forever Bridal Boutique. Don’t forget to RSVP…we can’t wait to meet you at Hughes Manor this Thursday!

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Photos: Ama Photography & Cinema | Venue: Hughes Manor

Currently Crushing On: Blush and Gold Weddings

One day, pale, demure Blush met flirty, sparkling Gold, and the two fell in love and lived happily ever after. Help us celebrate everyone’s favorite wedding color-palette couple, with a handful of goodies that show off this knockout pair in all their shimmering elegance. Happy shopping!

Blush & Gold

1. Hayley Paige “Lorelei” Gown: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique 2. Dolce & Gabbana Embellished Velvet Box Clutch: Saks Fifth Avenue Houston Galleria 3. Christopher Designs L’Amour Collection Ring: Donoho’s Jewellers 4. Jude Frances “Sonoma” Open Leaf Cuff: Loggins Jewelers 5. Salvatore Ferragamo “Emozione” Eau de Parfum: Bloomingdales 6. Nina “Karen” Champagne Satin Pump: Zappos 7. Watercolor Invitation: Nib & Pixel 8. Three Tier Cake: Who Made The Cake!

“Turn The Paige” Fashion Show Featuring Hayley Paige

Hayley Paige is our new girl crush for a number of reasons. She’s super talented, has a great sense of style (not a surprise) and she’s an absolute doll! We had the pleasure of chatting with Hayley moments before her fashion show. We got into all of the sweet details about how her and Danny met, their cutesy wedding and her gorgeous, GORGEOUS gowns in our exclusive interview. Big thanks to Now & Forever Bridal Boutique and Two Be Wed for a fabulous event! P.S. You can see more gorgeous gowns at the I Do! Soiree on Thursday, February 4. Get your tickets now before they’re gone!

Weddings in Houston: Give us all the juicy deets about how you met Danny!

Hayley Paige: Oh my goodness! So many. Well, it was definitely a set-up. My father had a best friend who was a golfer and Danny golfed at Brown University. They got to know each other very well, and my dad totally approved. He said, “Whenever you’re ready for your husband, let me know because I have this great guy in mind.” Sure enough, after dating around in NYC for a couple of years, I was ready for a set-up. It was long distance for a bit and it really came in HOT!

WIH: How long after dating did he propose? When did you know he was the one?

HP: Oh, immediately. It was love at first text—so our generation. We got engaged after two months of dating and were married a year later.

WIH: We know designing wedding gowns AND planning your own wedding is tough. How did you do it?

HP: They actually went hand in hand. The only difference was my personal perspective. It was a little bit more daunting, but the celebratory platform was a great way to go over the top and have fun with it.

WIH: What vision did you have while creating your own wedding dress? What was your thought process and inspiration?

HP: The design process looked similar to how it does every season with a collection. For the wedding, I considered each setting (a daytime church ceremony, an outdoor reception in the evening and a BIG dance party afterward), the different environments that I was going to be in and a few thematic principles I could have fun with.

WIH: Tell us about your wedding theme and favorite moments.

HP: For a while, I was calling my wedding theme “Whiskey in a Teacup.” We ended up focusing more on our personalities to plan our wedding, so there were a lot of out-of-the-box moments. A blue unicorn made an appearance (for the record, we used a rescue horse and non-toxic chemicals, and we donated it to a children’s hospital after the wedding). We got married on 7/11 so we had 7/11 Margarita Slurpies for our signature cocktail, and we had a giant neon sign that said “Scaramouche, Scaramouche, Will You Do The Fandango” from Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ on the dance floor!

WIH: What’s your personal favorite wedding trend for 2016?

HP: Shades of champagne is an illusion that makes a dress look like it’s floating on your body. The look is both alluring yet traditional. Sleeves are coming back, but with the illusion under layer, the style is sexy, fun and fresh. I think of it as an ode to tradition.

WIH: Can you give us a hint of what to expect for your next collection?

HP: More beautiful dresses! I had a lot of fun, iridescent and floating embellishments last season, so I’d love to carry that on into the new collection. Definitely more color as well.

WIH: What’s the one piece of advice you would give to a bride choosing her wedding dress?

HP: My motto lately has been, “When in doubt, go all out!” Some brides come in wondering if they’ll still like their dress in 30 years. Who cares! Be of the moment and have the time of your life. It’s your red carpet moment. You do you!

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12 Wedding-Day Looks

Whether you’re a boho bride that loves romantic waves, or a bold bride that’s not shy to make a statement—we’ve got you covered. We picked our top twelve fave hair and makeup looks paired with accessories from this season’s hottest trends. You can see more bridal fashion and meet Houston’s beauty experts at the I Do! Soiree on Thursday, February 4 at The Corinthian. Trust us, you’re not gonna want to miss out on this VIP party! Get your tickets NOW before they sell out!

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Bohemian Elegance 1. Makeup & Hair: Aubrie Layne, Lucky Cat Beauty | Gown: Houston Bridal Gallery | Hair Pins: The Princess Bridal | Earrings: Sloan/Hall 2. Makeup & Hair: Tonya Riner | Headpiece: Weddings by Debbie | Earrings: Neiman Marcus 3. Makeup & Hair: Aubrie Layne, Lucky Cat Beauty | Gown: Galia Lahav | Headpiece: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique | Earrings: Neiman Marcus Romantic Waves 4. Makeup: Victoria Callaway | Hair: Dennis Clendennen | Gown: Now & Forever Bridal Boutique | Jewelry: Peran & Scannell 5. Makeup & Hair: Aubrie Layne, Lucky Cat Beauty | Gown: Parvani Vida Bridal & Formal | Headpiece & Earrings: Mia Bridal Couture 6. Makeup & Hair: Aubrie Layne, Lucky Cat Beauty | Gown: Brickhouse Bridal | Headpiece Mia Bridal Couture | Earrings: Sloan/Hall | Necklace: Neiman Marcus Fresh & Dewy Makeup: Victoria Callaway | Hair: Dennis Clendennen 7. Hat Giovanni | Jewelry: Nazar’s Fine Jewelry 8. Gown: The Princess Bridal | Earrings: Nazar’s Fine Jewelry 9. Hat: Giovanni | Earrings: Zadok Jewelers Bold & Dramatic 10.  Makeup: Victoria Callaway | Hair: Dennis Clendennen | Gown: Mia Bridal Couture | Jewelry: Zadok Jewelers 11. Makeup: Victoria Callaway | Hair: Dennis Clendennen | Earrings: Shannon Fine Jewelry 12. Makeup: Tonya Riner | Hair: Aubrie Layne, Lucky Cat Beauty | Earrings: Neiman Marcus