Fresh New Wedding Gowns For the Spring and Summer Seasons

via Monique Lhuillier

“These gowns revel in the possibilities of life that exist to embrace ourselves and our loved ones. Each piece allows the bride to present her most beautiful self — a reflection of her essence.” – Peter Langner

New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week has returned, and the 2023 bridal fashion collections are nothing short of extravagant works of art. While upscale micro weddings or intimate celebrations are still trending, brides are ready to bring back the big and extravagant celebrations. So, they are once again searching for unique and timeless attire for the wedding day. Silky billowing gowns, garden-inspired designs and voluminous ruffles take center stage of designer wedding gowns for the spring and summer 2023 season.

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Tropical Havana Wedding Inspiration by Kristen Giles Photography

Photo: Kristen Giles Photography | Rentals: Decor by Dulce

It’s heartwarming to see authentic emotion and connections between people within a photo. So for Kristen of Kristen Giles Photography, capturing that feeling is her main focus. As a native Texan, she started her business in 2016 and believes that photography is a form of visual storytelling, and she prides herself in making sure all the emotions you feel on your big day will happily come back to the surface every time you look back at the photos.

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City Chic Wedding Shoot at Hyatt Regency by Naheeda Spencer Photography

Bride holding groom's face with gold background, lush hot pink and blush florals and lit LED sign which reads, "Happily Ever After".
Photo: Naheeda Spencer Photography | Venue: Hyatt Regency Houston | Event Designer + Florals: Mod Effect Events | Gown: Kary King Boutique | Jewelry: Shaftel Diamonds | Cake: Marblelous Cakes | Makeup + Hair: Janelle Alexis Salon | Videography: EP Films | Invitations: Bering’s

Imagine celebrating your big day surrounded by loved ones under the twinkling lights of downtown Houston’s dazzling skyline. If a city chic wedding close to home sounds like #weddinggoals, let this breathtaking styled shoot at the Hyatt Regency Houston by Naheeda Spencer Photography inspire you!

The Wedding Décor

The wedding theme begins with adorable yet classy floral-inspired wedding invitations by Bering’s. Then, the vibrant color pallet of fuchsia, purple, blush pink, and gold beautifully crafted by the team at Mod Effect Events stuns at the recently renovated Hyatt in the heart of the city. This luxurious hotel is the ultimate setting for your modern wedding! Our styled shoot is set in the hotel’s garden and makes for a classy cocktail hour or small reception. Plus, the breathtaking city views provide a picture-perfect backdrop for guests and newlyweds alike.

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Designed to Perfection: Mod Effect Events

White wedding reception dinner with glass candle holders and pillar candles.
Photo: Mac Anthony Photography

“If you can dream it, we can get it created,” says Francisca Ezeadum, owner and in-house designer of Mod Effect Events.

Started in 2009 as an event-planning service, Mod Effect has blossomed into more since adding décor rentals in 2016. They carry everything from luxury décor, furniture, and tableware to fresh and silk florals to make a bride or groom’s dreams into reality.

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Sweet Plum, Magenta, and Apricot Styled Wedding Shoot at The Peach Orchard by Rachel Driskell Photography

Photography: Rachel Driskell Photography | Venue: The Peach Orchard | Hair + Makeup: Misty Rockwell Artistry | Bridal Studio: Modern Affinity Bridal | Cake: Marblelous Cakes

Join us just north of Houston in The Woodlands at The Peach Orchard for this sweet styled wedding shoot! Rachel Driskell Photography brings this shoot to life with her signature light and airy style.

The Peach Orchard is a breathtaking wedding venue where old meets new. The bright whites of the venue make the perfect backdrop for this styled shoot’s plum, magenta, and apricot theme. Inside the chapel, natural light pours in from the huge windows, illuminating the original wood beams and whitewashed brick. The light, airy whites of the architecture are complemented by the rich wedding color palate. Then, the fruit-inspired colors come to life at the altar as rich, lush florals cascade from the trendy round arch. Finally, flowers make an eye-catching focal point to showcase the star of this shoot: our blushing bride. Click here to read the rest of this post »