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Pop the Bubbly! Recapping our FW21 Mag Release Brunch

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Pop the bubbly – our Fall/Winter 2021 issue of the Brides of Houston is here, and we couldn’t be more in love with all the amazing content found inside from Houston’s best vendors! Stunning issues are only possible with the help of our incredible vendors, and they deserved the best brunch celebration at the gorgeous venue The Woodlands Country Club to ring in the new issue. We always look forward to celebrations like this as it’s a time to gather together, celebrate all the hard work and just have fun – and this brunch did not disappoint!

Full of all of the best colorful, delicious and summery things, Two Brunettes‘ grand balloon installation welcomed guests and vendors to the day and set the tone for all the fun vibes that were to come! Luscious blooms in summery eclectic shades of orange, green, blush and yellow from Urban Rubbish adorned the reception space to bring in soft summery feels and add a fresh element to the scene. Crisp linens in coordinating shades of the florals made a solid foundation for stylishly curated place settings from Party Time Rentals to adorn each table, accented with clear chiavari chairs from EB Inc. Event Rentals that made chic spaces for everyone to enjoy the tasty bites of the day. The Woodlands Country Club served up the most scrumptious eats and treats for everyone to snack on, featuring the charcuterie spread of our dreams and personal mini donuts and milk – ALL the best brunch snacks! Conversations and laughs were shared while Double Oak Events kept the good vibes going with their perfectly curated tunes while guests just enjoyed the morning, all planned and designed by the wonderful team at EPOCH CO+. As the best party favor, Pastries by Paige‘s adorable cookies made for scrumptious on-the-go favors and a “sweet” memory for guests to have once they left. Scroll to see all the details of our Fall/Winter 2021 magazine release event captured by the amazing Boulevard Photography! Cheers to a new magazine and the vendors that made it happen!

Photo // Boulevard Photography


Grab your copy of the NEW Fall/Winter 2021 issue of the Brides of Houston here – happy planning!

Bespoke Botanical Details in a Modern Fall Palette

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In this season’s style guide, we are showing off how to put a twist on traditional and seasonal wedding inspiration like the bespoke botanical details that update this nuptial scene! Its refined, Bridgerton inspirations make this modern take on Regencycore all the more appealing with some of our favorite boho textures combining with a captivating and elevated color palette. Held at The Vine, shaded green property, wide-open field clearings and an indoor chapel setting are all options as to where you can be wed on-site. The talented Patti Darby Photography captured romantic, timeless shots around every scene, paying extra close attention to those must-see details like this bride model’s frilly, modern gown from Belle Âme Bridal or her stunning hair and makeup styled by Butter Artistry. Stealing inspo from her high-fashion, editorial look, step up your accessory game with statement earrings that make all the difference. A simple, two-tiered design was on the menu from Marblelous Cakes and we love this one’s contrast with a solid white layer next to a monochrome damask print. Load your cake with florals galore from Urban Rubbish for a bespoke botanical garden party vibe that is impossible to ignore, utilizing a modern fall palette in hues of plum, mauve, almond and ivory. It creates an artful and uplifting vibe that carried over into an invitation suite from Joyful Soul Calligraphy in cheery kelly green and pale pink, hand-lettered for good measure. See all the bespoke botanical details down below in this gorgeous gallery or captured in highlights by Sweeney Films – plus, read on for a note from just a few of the talented creatives that brought this upscale wedding editorial to life. Cheers!

Photo // Patti Darby Photography

Video // Sweeney Films

From the hair and makeup artist, Britt at Butter Artistry: “With hints of taupe and unexpected olive in her shadows to match the sprays of floral and a bright warmth on her cheeks, this bride walked straight out of a Bridgerton garden party. Her strawberry blonde hair blended perfectly to her wild and free hairstyle, catching the natural light and creating dimension. This, alongside her soft hair height mixed with full and unpolished ends, made for a perfectly unperfect style that we just can’t get enough of.”

From the calligrapher, Adrienne with Joyful Soul Calligraphy: “This suite is for the bride that’s going for a romantic, botanical feel. With a soft color palette of pink, mauve, and greens, it screams romance in an understated way, but doesn’t spare on the chicness and quality. I love the vintage feel of this suite.”


Browse through more of our breathtaking editorial content here or get lost in some styled wedding inspiration here. Cheers!

Comfy-Cozy + Romantic-Chic Valentine’s Day Outfit Inspiration

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we can already smell all the chocolate and roses that are to come! There’s a couple of things we’re obsessed with here at The Brides of Houston – anything and everything pink, love (we love love!) and a good outfit, making Valentine’s Day a holiday that seems like it was just made for us. Whether Valentine’s Day this year is a first date, your first year engaged or your first year married, they’re all extremely special in their own way, so why not have a comfy-cozy or romantic-chic outfit to go with the occasion? We have the perfect outfit inspiration for any plans you may have this Valentine’s Day, from a romantic night out to a cozy night in (or both!), plus all the cute accessories to go with each, all available through our LiketoKnow.it!

valentine's day outfit

1. Leopard Print Gathered Bust Minidress | 2. Charlie Holiday Bradley Dress | 3. Floral Print Ruched Blouson Long Sleeve Dress | 4. Jimena Midi Dress in Sapphire | 5. Ghost Abby Dress in Red | 6. Gala Ready Blush Pink Off-the-Shoulder Ruffle Midi Dress

Feeling fancy for a romantic night out?

After almost a year of being quarantined in the house, you deserve a sweet and romantic night out on the town with your love! Floral, cheetah and velvet have been all the latest trending pieces, and there’s no better time than now to break them all out. Nothing says a romantic dinner date more than a moody, romantic red or maroon maxi dress, paired with chic statement earrings (scroll below to see) to complete the outfit. For drinks out at the bar, cheetah and floral minidresses will make you look extremely festive and definitely the life of the party!

 

1. Roller Rabbit Hearts Sleep Set | 2. Style Supply Washed Blush Oversized T-Shirt Dress | 3. Honeydew Star Seeker Printed Pajama Set in Star Dust Lips | 4. And Chill Set in Dusty Rose | 5. Contessa Lounge Set  | 6. C.O.M.F.Y. Pullover in Wine

Lounge looks for a cozy night in

Just because you’re not leaving the house doesn’t mean you don’t need a cute outfit to lounge around in, and these outfits bring in all the festive feels to your Valentine’s Day at home! There’s honestly no other outfits we’d want to wear while making a home cooked meal with our love, followed by a night cuddling and watching movies in the comfiest pillow fort. Don’t mind us as we’re casually adding all of these outfits into our online shopping cart, definitely doubling up for Valentine’s Day and comfy work from home attire!

 

1. You’re A Firework Earrings in Black | 2. Sacred Heart Earrings | 3. Cashmere Cloud Socks in Hot Pink | 4. Heart Loop Earrings | 5. Farylrobin Marty Sherpa Slipper in Pink | 6. Love Drop 2.0 Earrings | 7. Gold Heart Necklace

And… the finishing touch, whether you’re in or out!

You can’t forget about accessories! While diamonds are a girl’s best friend, have you ever had a pair of slippers that you wanted to wear everywhere? Fuzzy blush slippers are of course the perfect accessory for staying at home, but also double as comfy accessories to change into to give your feet a break on your night out. Remember those statement earrings we mentioned? Red heart-drop earrings, minimalist gold hoops, and heart shaped sparkling earrings all add the perfect finishing touch to your Valentine’s Day outfit, whether on the town or for glamming up for a night at home!


Find more shoppable content here, or jump straight to our LiketoKnow.it!

Looking Back at the Best Wedding Trends of 2020

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Through all of the highs and lows of 2020, we can confidently say one thing – this year brought some of the BEST wedding trends we’ve ever seen, and we’re overjoyed to get to share them with you! Each year, we love looking back and remembering the trends that stood out to us, and 2020 is no different. There’s no better way to ring in the new year than looking back through all the remarkable trends we saw this year – from statement florals and decor to minimalist gowns to the prettiest pastel palettes and everything in between. Our expert team of Houston wedding vendors more than delivered on the trends this year, bringing them to life in ways we couldn’t help fall in love with. Take a look back with us as we recap our top 10 weddings trends of 2020, and get all the inspiration you’ll need for 2021. Cheers to the new year!

Baby’s Breath

Dainty and delicate, baby’s breath is the loveliest newest floral trend to set the stage in 2020. As the sweetest addition to any floral installation, baby’s breath is the perfect addition to any floral display – any season, any style and any theme. In bright white or soft pastels, bunches of baby’s breath are a unique trend we know we’ll see in the new year!

Hey Lovely | Bering’s | Mibellarosa | McGovern Centennial Gardens | Josh and Dana Fernandez

Cakes by Gina | The Tallest Tulip | Mustard Seed Photography | The Creative Chateau

LBL Event RentalsCakes by Gina | Whimsical Events | KairaThe Tallest Tulip | BP Artistry | The Meekermark | Catherine Smeader Photography

Cakes by Gina | Flora + Fauna | Adorne Artistry | Sunset Coffee Building | Chancey Charm Weddings | The Brothers Martens

 

Minimalist Wedding Gowns

Sometimes less is more, and if these minimalist bridal gowns are any evidence, going minimal can really make a huge statement! We can’t get over how simple yet extremely elegant these brides were in 2020 with their minimalist gowns. So simple yet so lovely – and we couldn’t love it more!

Butter Artistry | Etoilly Artistry | Courtney Leigh Photography | Arrowhead Hill

Whittington Bridal | Lavish LinensAdorne Artistry | The Clubs of Kingwood |  Fulleylove Photography

The Woodlands Country Club | Kati Hewitt Photography | Reverent Wedding Films

Mia Bridal | Hey Lovely | Josh and Dana Fernandez

 

Textured Wedding Cakes

If it’s true that a cake is only as good as it looks, than these textured wedding cakes must taste incredible! From textured fondant to layered buttercream, the stunning features of these unique textured wedding cakes instantly caught our eye. 2021, this trend is coming for you!

Lavish Linens | Magnoila Rose CompanyCakes by Gina | Kaira | BP Artistry | Elm BeautyThe Creative Chateau | Ashlen Sydney Photography

Brickhouse Bridal | Etoilly Artistry | Emily Figurelli Photography

Leslie Margarita Fine Art VideographyBrickhouse Bridal | Cakes by Gina | Jo’s Paper Kitchen

Edges Wild Studio | Adorne Artistry | AMA by Aisha

 

Pastel Palettes

Pastel palettes are a timeless wedding trend that made big statements in 2020. Light and bright wedding scenes stole the show this last year, as light pinks, blues and purples infuse these palettes to create a pastel dream. We can’t help but absolutely love all of the soft and subtle hues from these 2020 wedding scenes!

Belle Âme Bridal | Oliver and Penelope Vintage Rentals | Kate Elizabeth Photography

The Senterpiece | LBL Event Rentals | Wild Garden Photography | The Creative Chateau

Flower Power Productions | Sara Abdulaziz Photography

Unique Seating Charts

Unique seating charts came to life in 2020, and we adore how bold and fun these ones are! Seating charts are a great way to incorporate a little fun into wedding decor and reflect unique elements about each couple. What an adorable way to bring your guests a little bit of extra joy as they find their seats for the celebration!

Modern AffinityCakes by Gina | Kaira | Tease HTXWhimsical Events | Kristen Giles Photography

A Fare ExtraordinaireCakes by Gina | Hey Lovely | Bering’s | Reverent Wedding Films | Two Be Wed | Nib and Pixel | Josh and Dana Fernandez

Mia BridalHey Lovely | Reverent Wedding Films | Two Be Wed | Anticipate Invitations | Josh and Dana Fernandez

Mia Bridal | Jo’s Paper Kitchen | Mustard Seed Photography

 

Pampas Grass

Pampas grass is a classic boho wedding element that definitely made its appearance known in 2020! Used in almost every floral installation imaginable, pampas grass is a trend we know we’ll see make even more appearances in the new year. Gorgeous in themselves or paired with complementing dried florals, pampas grass is a trend we’re LIVING for, and these scenes are the epitome of pampas grass in the most stunning ways!

Cakes by Gina | The Senterpiece | RaeTay Photography

Love Birds & Co. | Evoke: The Bridal ExperienceCakes by Gina | Intrigue Designs | Sunkissed and Madeup | The Space HTX | Ink & Willow Photography

Edges Wild Studio | The Silhouette Studio

BP Artistry | Brandy Palacios Photography

 

Wedding Gown Capes

There’s the wedding veil, but have you ever seen the wedding gown cape? Wedding gown capes are a bridal gown trend that is oh-so chic while elevating any bridal look. Elegant and sophisticated, wedding gown capes made a HUGE statement in 2020 that we are absolutely here for. How absolutely lovely are these brides with their wedding gown capes?

BLVD Photography | The Princess Bridal

Stephania Campos Photography | Venturas Bridal Fashions

 

Craft Cocktails

Nothing is better than a craft cocktail, and 2020 definitely brought these tasty sips into style! Perfectly customizable, craft cocktails are the ultimate personalized wedding trend of 2020. Cheersing with a drink at the end of the day is the only way we want to be ending all of our celebrations. Cheers!

Jo’s Paper Kitchen | Plan Our Day Events | Tin Cup Flower Co.Brandy Palacios Photography

Brickhouse Bridal | Hey Lovely | Tiny Mum PhotographyChancey Charm Weddings

The Barn at Willowynn | The Bledsoes Photography

The Orchard at Caney CreekTin Cup Flower Co. | Our Little Ranch Photography

 

Neon Signs

Neon signs are an edgy and moody decor piece that can brighten up any wedding scene – literally! One thing we love about neon signs is their customization and the sweetest personal touch they add to traditional wedding decor, while being perfectly non-traditional in the most stunning way. While being completely versatile, neon signs fit just about any and every wedding theme and style. We can’t wait to see this trend continue into 2021!

Etoilly Artistry | Two Be Wed | Jeff Brummett Visuals

Oliver and Penelope Vintage Rentals | Edges Wild Studio | BP Artistry | AMA by Aisha

Whittington Bridal | Love Birds & Co. | Hey Lovely | BLVD Photography

 

Balloon Installations

Whimsy at it’s finest, balloon installations popped into our favorite wedding trends of 2020, and it’s easy to see why! Balloons add just the right amount of visual interest to any wedding reception, and we adore how unique and non-traditional they are. These displays took creativity to a whole new level, whether being multi-functional or just being an eye-catching focal point of these wedding scenes. With a balloon display, these celebrations were definitely poppin’!

A Fare ExtraordinaireCakes by Gina | Hey Lovely | Bering’s | Reverent Wedding Films | Two Be Wed | Revelry Goods | Mibellarosa | Josh and Dana Fernandez

Brickhouse Bridal | AH Specialties | Meeker PicturesThe Meekermark | Cinematic Saviors

Looking Back at the Best Wedding Trends of 2020

Modern Affinity | Cakes by Gina | Avalon Event RentalsThe Tallest Tulip | Tiny Mum Photography


While we love these trends from 2020, we’re way too excited to see all that 2021 has in store! Follow our blog to make sure you’re always on top of the latest trends in the new year!

Here’s What Each Enneagram Type Is Like As a Bride

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One of the trends we’ve loved most throughout 2020 – all the hype surrounding the Enneagram! More than a personality test, the Enneagram gives insight into not just who you are, but why you are the way that you are, and how you can improve your relationships with yourself, loved ones and your significant other. Haven’t explored the Enneagram yet? There are tons of free tests and resources available online worth checking out.

As a bride, knowing your Enneagram type can be helpful for you to recognize and anticipate stressors during the planning process and problem-solve in a way that suits you best. We had fun putting together these Enneagram Bride descriptors – enjoy!

3 brides showing off gowns - each enneagram type as a bride

Photo // Stephania Campos Photography

Type 9 as a Bride: The Peacekeeper

May struggle with: Letting others’ opinions carry more weight than your own. Not voicing your preferences or concerns to your vendors.

Try this: Be nice to yourself! It’s your day and you have the right to say no. Be willing to stand up for the aspects that mean the most to you.

Type 8 as a Bride: The Activist

May struggle with: Letting little things become big things. Allowing your passionate spirit to become stressful to yourself and others.

Try this: Simmer down, friend! Give someone close to you permission to keep you in check.

Type 7 as a Bride: The Life of the Party

May struggle with: Wanting to focus on the fun aspects of planning while avoiding making tough decisions. Expecting everyone to share your same level of excitement.

Try this: Meditate. Take some time to relish in the solitude. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the party later on!

Type 6 as a Bride: The Realist

May struggle with: Being confident in your own decisions. Devoting too much time thinking about other options after a choice has already been made.

Try this: Be confident in your choices and try to take compliments at face value! Once a decision has been made, move along and don’t dwell on the what-ifs.

Type 5 as a Bride: The Analyst

May struggle with: Feeling anxious during the inevitable periods of waiting. Holding unrealistic communication expectations with vendors. Stressing about the budget.

Try this: Be okay with uncertainty. ‘I don’t know’ is an acceptable answer. Don’t fret about not having everything nailed down.

Type 4 as a Bride: The Daydreamer

May struggle with: Imagining and wishing for elements beyond your budget. Fretting over aspects of the day not coming together exactly as you envisioned.

Try this: Be realistic. Don’t fantasize about your wedding day. It likely won’t be perfect, and that’s okay!

Type 3 as a Bride: The Multitasker

May struggle with: Taking on too many tasks at once. Dealing with subsequent planning burnout and apathy. Wanting to get it all done yourself, and quickly.

Try this: Take a timeout. Take time to breathe, be quiet and restore balance. Ask for help and delegate.

Type 2 as a Bride: The Helper

May struggle with: Not holding friends and vendors accountable. Dismissing mistakes that need to be addressed.

Try this: Prioritize self care. Ask for help and don’t put your own needs in last place.

Type 1 as a Bride: The Inner Critic

May struggle with: Putting pressure on yourself and your wedding day to look a certain way. Critiquing and stressing over things that are small in the scheme of things.

Try this: Be nice to yourself. Ignore your inner critic and try not to fixate too much on the little things.


No matter your type, remember to take advantages of the resources Brides of Houston has to help you! From local wedding vendors in every category a bride could need to inspiration and advice galore on our blog, we’ve got you covered!