May 3rd, 2016
{Blush, Ivory, Gold & Sage Wedding by D. Jones Photography}
 

“Although I didn’t start off liking Jimmy (due to the fact that he was a minor league baseball player and I didn’t like athletes), I apparently was won over by his great dart skills,” says Houston bride Alex. The pair may have two different stories about how their love story began while they were interning for the Houston Texans, but they can both agree that, ultimately, they were inseparable. “Our wedding was a dream come true. We’ve never felt more loved or special,” recounts Alex. “Our officiant was Jimmy’s best friend, so that made the ceremony more personal. It was an incredible feeling.” We can’t begin to tell you how breathtaking Alex looked in her lace gown from Weddings by Debbie. We could go on and on, but we’ll let the couple’s beautiful photos from D. Jones Photography do the talking. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: D. Jones Photography ~ Rehearsal Dinner: Cadillac Bar ~ Bridal Luncheon: Brennan’s Houston ~ Wedding Dress Salon & Alterations: Allure Bridals from Weddings by Debbie ~ Bridesmaid Dresses: Houston Bridal Gallery ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections ~ Invitations & Registry: Bering’s ~ Lighting: LG Entertainment

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April 26th, 2016
{Get Inspired: Western Wedding Elegance}
 

If you’re a vintage-lovin’ bride-to-be who can’t live without rustic-inspired decor and would rather wear a pair of cowboy boots than heels—you’re gonna love our picks for picture-perfect, elegant-yet-easygoing wedding style with a distinctive Western vibe. Happy planning, lovelies!

Western Chic

1. Oscar de la Renta Swarovski Crystal Branch Necklace: Saks Fifth Avenue Houston Galleria 2. Julie Song Ink Coral Charm Suite: Julie Song Ink 3. Claire Pettibone Maybelle Gown: Claire Pettibone 4. Suzanne Kalan Rose Gold Aqua Ring: Suzzane Kalan 5. Bouquet: Plants N’ Petals 6. Lucchese Averill Boots: Lucchese 7. Castleberry Hill Studio Garden Greenery Stickers: Castleberry Hill Studio 8. Four Tier Vanilla-Rasberry and Chocolate Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections

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April 19th, 2016
{Navy, Pink & Silver Wedding by MD Turner Photography}
 

Malorie and Wade’s sweet proposal story gives us major feels—for all the right reasons. Wade knew he wanted to propose to the love of his life surrounded by family and close friends in the house he grew up in, and where he first told Malorie he wanted to date her. “Upon my arrival with the ring, my mom and dad encouraged us to get a photo (which was actually a video) in front of the fireplace for memory’s sake. As Malorie and I were posing for the photo, I asked if she remembered that this was the first place that I told her I loved her. She kind of brushed it off and said, ‘Okay, go ahead and smile for the picture.’ It was then that I pulled her close to me and said, ‘I loved you then, I love you now, and I will love your forever,’” Wade recounts. You can guess what happened next. Little did Malorie know that the proposal wasn’t the only surprise Wade had up his sleeve. After she said, “Yes,” followed by a Champagne toast, he surprised her with a special dinner where her friends and family celebrated with more bubbly (of course). A year later Malorie walked down the aisle in style wearing a Hayley Paige tulle ballgown from Now & Forever Boutique. The pair celebrated their grand affair with 400 guests who dined and danced the night away. We could go on, but we’ll let the lovely photos by MD Turner Photography do the talking. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: MD Turner Photography ~ Reception Venue: Lakeside Country Club ~ Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige from Now & Forever Bridal Boutique ~ Baker: Who Made The Cake! ~ Wedding Gown Preservation: Twin Oaks Cleaners ~ Registry: Bering’s

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April 15th, 2016
{2016 Gown Trend: Illusion Fabric}
 

Illusion gowns are HUGE this year in fashion, thanks to celebs like Beyoncé, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez who have been strutting down the red carpet. If you’re in love with low backs or daring necklines but are scared of showing too much skin, sheer fabric is the way to go. Illusion fabric allows you to be demure and sexy at the same time. Check out our favorites from the 2016 bridal runways here—and if you’re feeling this trend as much as we are, go ahead and try them on in person at local Houston bridal salons today!

2016 Gown Trend: Illusion Fabric

1. Monique Lhuillier 2. Marchesa 3. Watters 4. Alon Livne White

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April 12th, 2016
{South Asian Style}
 

South Asian brides are saying goodbye to the more traditional reds, hot pinks and oranges, and are instead embracing neutral hues of ivory, champagne and gold mixed with pops of color. We are in love with the combination of a soft and bold colored bridal lehenga! Pair it with an embellished clutch and top with a traditional maang tikka to create a regal ensemble fit for a queen. Here is the hottest head-to-toe South Asian bridal style for this wedding season that we’re all obsessing over, and so will you.

South Asian Style

1. Elan Couture Bridal Lehenga: Elan 2. Larkspur & Hawk Bella Gold, Quartz & Pearl Earrings: NET-A-PORTER 3. Preeti Mohan Maang Tikka: Exclusively 4. Oscar de la Renta Clutch: Zappos 5. Tamir 18k Yellow Gold Spodumene Ring: Peran & Scannell 6. Five Tier Cake: Cakes by Kristhanthi 7. Sergio Rossi Puzzle Heel: Bloomingdale’s 8. Laser Cut Invitation Suite: Isabella Invitations

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