May 25th, 2016
{Get Inspired: Classic Wedding Style}
 

Coco Chanel said it best, “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” This is so true—especially when it comes to our lovely Houston brides, who always look elegant. Inspired by our local brides, we picked out a collection of key pieces you’ll need to achieve a timeless, elegant look, including a chic ivory Monique Lhuillier gown, a bow clutch and a pair of sparkly Louboutins. Sounds lovely, right? You can get your hands on these fab items at fine local Houston fashion retailers. Happy shopping, xo!

Classic Wedding Style

1. Monique Lhuillier Aubrey Gown: Monique Lhuillier 2. Alexis Bittar Encrusted Pearl Drop Earring: Alexis Bittar 3. Simon G. Passion Collection White Gold Engagement Ring: Shannon Fine Jewelry 4. Christian Louboutin Patinana Open Toe Pump: Nordstrom 5. Kate Spade Wedding Belles Lucinda Clutch: Kate Spade 6. Golden Floral Cake: The Pastry Studio

 

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May 17th, 2016
{Blush, Champagne & Gray Wedding by J. Cogliandro Photography}
 

It was fate when Maggie and Cory met by chance at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck back in 2012. They saw each other from across the room and instantly connected. A few days later Cory took Maggie out on a date and just knew this was it. After going on many picnic dates at Hermann Park, she had no idea that one day he was going to propose there as well. “I was not surprised when he picked me up with a bottle of wine and asked if I wanted to go to the park. After sitting by the reflecting pool, we visited the tree that we had our first picnic under. Cory told me this was the very spot that he fell in love with me,” recounts Maggie. He got down on one knee and you can guess what happened next. The pair was so inspired after their trip to Paris during Christmas, that they decided to have a French-themed celebration with heavy influence from their family history. Maggie incorporated her grandmother’s rosary in her bouquet and wore her godmother’s diamond bracelet, which beautifully accessorized her fit-and-flare Rivini gown from Mia Bridal Couture. “The church pews were lined with fresh flowers in handmade cones that were made from my grandmother’s sheet music collection when she was a piano teacher,” adds Maggie. We couldn’t be happier for these lovebirds and can’t wait for you to swoon over the photos from J. Cogliandro Photography. Feeling inspired? Go ahead and pin some photos and start planning your fabulous Houston wedding!

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Photos: J. Cogliandro Photography | Bridal Luncheon: The Grove | Bridal Gown: Rivini from Mia Bridal Couture | Mother of the Bride Attire: T. Carolyn Fashions | Baker: Who Made The Cake! | Invitations & Registry: Bering’s | Florist: Flora & Eventi

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May 10th, 2016
{2016 Gown Trend: Lovely Layers}
 

2016 Gown Trend: Lovely Layers

1. Winnie Couture 2. Hayley Paige 3. Watters 4. Rivini

Dying over these looks? You can try on these high fashion gowns straight from the runway at Houston’s finest bridal salons.

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May 9th, 2016
{Gorgeous Fall Wedding at La Colombe d’Or}
 

Stephanie and Josh met in what the bride says “was the most cliche way”: at work, near the water cooler. (You say cliche, we say CUTE.) The colleagues remained friends for a year and a half before they began dating, and only six months later, they were engaged to be married. “The proposal was private and personal, which suited us perfectly,” recounts Stephanie. “He beat me home from work and was waiting with our favorite bottle of wine, our song playing on the stereo and a speech that I honestly don’t remember!” Their November wedding began with a traditional Presbyterian ceremony, attended by 175 family members and friends, followed by a stunning reception at La Colombe d’Or. Blush and gold accents combined with soft white lighting set a romantic mood, while LG Entertainment kept the party going strong all evening long. Way to throw a beautiful wedding, Stephanie and Josh. We wish you all the best!

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Photos: Al Torres Photography ~ Reception Venue: La Colombe d’Or ~ Music & Entertainment: LG Entertainment

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May 6th, 2016
{10 Unique Engagement Rings You’ll Love}
 

You’ve found the one. Now, it’s time to send subtle (or not-so-subtle) hints and seal the deal with a unique ring that speaks true to your style. We handpicked stunning one-of-a-kind engagement rings that’ll have everyone swooning, for sure. P.S. We’ve got news for you—you can try on some of these rings at local Houston jewelers! You can thank us later. Happy shopping, y’all.

10 Unique Engagement Rings You'll Love

1. Rose Gold & White Diamond Band: Peran & Scannell 2. Simon G. Ring: Shannon Fine Jewelry 3. JB Star Marquise Round Cut Diamond Band: Zadok Jewelers 4. Cathy Waterman Wheat-Frame Ring: Barneys NY 5. Nazarelle Ring: Nazar’s Fine Jewelry 6. A. Jaffe Pink & Gold Double Halo Diamond Setting: Donoho’s Jewellers 7. Precision Set Diamond Bands: Donoho’s Jewellers 8. Pink Oval Cut Diamond Ring: Zadok Jewelers 9. Simon G. Fabled Collection White Gold Ring: Shannon Fine Jewelry 10. Claire Pettibone Versailles Ring: Trumpet & Horn

 

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