Let’s be honest—we all know the struggle of trying to get the right lighting for selfies. Do you ever wonder how celebs do it? Our editors dug deep and found out their secret: the LuMee phone case. If those filters just aren’t cutting it, this is the case for you. It has LED lighting all around the cover to give you that perfect amount of glow and an overall flawless look. Sounds pretty awesome, right? We tested it out and we have to admit—we’re obsessed.
Want to know how you can get your hands on a LuMee case? We’re giving away cases to four lucky brides who purchase their tickets from now until midnight tomorrow to Houston’s only luxury wedding planning party happening THIS Thursday at The Corinthian! You’re not gonna want to miss out this VIP cocktail party. See lovely pics from last year’s soiree here, then tell your friends, your mom, and YES, your groom, too (for him: an exclusive Grooms’ Lounge)!
HOW TO ENTER:
- Purchase your I Do! Soiree tickets by 11:59pm Tues., Feb. 2.
- Register with Weddings in Houston to receive exclusive vendor offers and bridal-related events
We’ll notify our winners of each giveaway prior to the I Do! Soiree, and announce winners live, at our FAB event. Better get your tickets NOW before they sell out. We can’t wait to see you and your entourage at the I Do! Good luck, lovelies!
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!
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
When Brittney first met Taylor through a mutual friend while they were both attending Texas A&M, she wasn’t so sure about dating the “old” guy. Six months later, that changed. Brittney decided to text Taylor to see how he was doing and the rest was history. Taylor planned the perfect proposal in Paris that completely swept Brittney off of her feet. “We stayed in a quaint little hotel near the Eiffel Tower and he told me that we were doing an 8 AM Eiffel Tower tour but he wanted me to look nice so we could take some pictures beforehand. At 7 AM, we stood in Trocadero Square where the Eiffel tower sits beautifully in the background attempting to take selfies. A photographer walked by offering to take pictures of us and it turns out, Taylor had been talking to this photographer and coordinated this whole plan. I had no idea. The photographer’s line was “the lighting is perfect now” and that is when Taylor got on his knee and asked me to marry him.” Looks like dating an “older” guy isn’t so bad after all, huh. It was only appropriate for the pair to plan their Houston wedding around the Texas A&M color palette of maroon, gray and white, which complemented their gorgeous wedding venue, The Corinthian, perfectly. Just wait until you see the beautiful photos from their wedding, thanks to J. Cogliandro Photography. You’ll be swooning for sure. Congrats Brittney and Taylor, we wish you a lifetime of happiness!
Photos: J. Cogliandro Photography ~ Venue: The Corinthian ~ Caterer: Jackson and Company ~ Bridal Gown: Alvina Valenta from Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Wedding Shoes: Rene Caovilla ~ Bridesmaids Dresses: Brickhouse Bridal ~ Rings & Jewelry: Donoho’s Jewellers
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Michelle & Renzo ~ November 9, 2013
“Who wants to go on a blind date, right? No one! What are the odds that a blind date will lead to a happy ending? Never!” says Michelle—who proved herself wrong, in the best way, by marrying Renzo, with whom she was set up by a mutual friend. The bride, who happens to be the owner of beloved West University gift-and-housewares boutique Blue Leaf, has a natural flair for gracious design, which her 300-guest wedding showed off beautifully. As celebratory as it was spectacular, Michelle and Renzo’s wedding also featured swings hung from the ceiling, confetti cannons, a cigar roller and an after-party, complete with disco-ball drop. WOW!! Congratulations to the happy couple, wishing you a lifetime of happiness!
Photos: Davina + Daniel ~ Wedding Dress: Badgley Mishcka ~ Venue: The Corinthian ~ Catering: Jackson & Company ~ Flowers: Events in Bloom ~ Cake: Who Made The Cake! ~ Jewelry: Zadok Jewelers ~ Registry: Blue Leaf Houston ~ Honeymoon: Paris
Photo: Civic Photos
What a NIGHT. Right?? If you were among the fortunate 300 Houston brides, bridesmaids, grooms and their guests who made the oh-so-savvy decision to snap up I Do! Bridal Soiree tickets while they lasted, last Thursday evening was a night to remember, indeed. On Thursday, Feb. 12, Weddings in Houston magazine presented the truly magnificent I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian. For three magical hours, attendees met with A-list Houston vendors [see full exhibitor list here!]; dined on sumptuous Mediterranean, Asian and Texas-inspired specialties courtesy of world-renowned Jackson and Company catering; sipped French Champagne and fine wine; enjoyed live entertainment and decadent treats; chatted with mingling models showing off the season’s most gorgeous couture wedding gowns; and, perhaps most thrillingly, wandered through a wonderland of weddingscapes featuring the artistry of Houston’s finest design experts. Whether you were one of our honored guests, or you plan to attend our Fall I Do! Bridal Soiree, coming Oct. 18 to the Four Seasons Hotel Houston–or BOTH–we welcome you to tour Civic Photos’ images of the I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian. And please join us in thanking Jackson and Company, The Corinthian, Civic Photos, A&A Video, LBL Event Rentals/Linens by Lisa, EB Inc Events, Southern Hospitality Coffee Company, Jonny Black Productions and Scott Graham Piano, for their fabulous contributions to the I Do! Bridal Soiree.