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We are back from New York Bridal Fashion Week, and boy, do we have some things to share with you! As expected, we gawked over almost every gown shown on the runway, but this season, we were surprised with a few unique trends we can't wait to get into our stores. For Fall 2017, our designers really exhibited a forward-thinking side of bridal with tons of color, capes and even extensions into jewelry. It's a social world, so here are a few looks from our favorite social media outlet, Instagram: 






We are so excited to get Fall 2017 gowns in our store. Visit for our upcoming trunk shows with these designers. For additional questions or to book an appointment with one of our expert consultants, please call us at (713) 622-2022 or click below:

Tina Le, Social Media Manager

Mia Celebrates the Anniversary of Jessica and Doug!

Just to warn you...we are almost certain you'll be reaching for the nearest cookie jar after reading this blog. When we reached out to Jessica for details on her love story, we didn't know she was also a baking/cooking blogger (, and this talent would end up playing a part on her big day.

On a surprise Christmas trip to St. Thomas and the British Virgin Islands, the couple started talking about marriage and how lucky they were to have found each other. Jokingly, Jessica suggested that they should elope right then and get the boat captain to marry them. And at that moment, Doug said, "Well, in that case..." and got down on one knee, pulled out the ring, and proposed.

Jessica said, "I Do!" in a blush-colored, two-piece Watters gown. The bodice featured a beautiful, delicate lace while the skirt draped layers upon layers of airy Spanish net.

"My wedding dress was the very first dress I tried on. I saw it in the window and immediately turned to my sisters and said "that's it." It was so beautiful and completely unique all at the same time. 
It was perfect."  

The festivities were held at Barr Mansion, a beautiful, Victorian home right outside of Austin. The couple got married under an old Pecan tree while the party continued in the ground's crown jewel, a historic Dutch barn.

Since Doug and Jessica aren't huge fans of cake, the couple opted out of the tradition all together. Instead, at the request of the groom, Doug's favorite cookies were served: Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies. A recipe created by Jessica, herself.

Fun Fact From The Bride: "After my dad walked me down the aisle and everyone sat down, our minister asked for everyone to turn off their phones. Instead of turning off his phone, my dad accidentally turned on his ITunes. Bob Seger began blaring from his phone. It took my dad almost an entire song to turn it off. Our minister began our vows with, "As we are gathered here today to unite these two people in the presence of God and Bob Seger..."

Jessica and Doug now live in Houston with their dog, Frankie, who likes to eat all of their socks and Doug still loves eating all of the cookies.

Gown: Watters Brides | Venue: Barr Mansion Austin | Photographer: Brad Lemon - Hyde Park Photography | Hair: Laura Needham | Band: The Matchmaker Band | Flowers: Stem Flowers 

Enaura Trunk Show Preview, September 23-24

From dramatic mermaid styles to regal ball gowns, this collection offers a stunning range of figure-flattering silhouettes. The detailed construction is a combination of light layers of silk fabric draped with soft tulle and netting that has been meticulously beaded by hand. Each gown makes a grand statement that can be worn effortlessly due to the delicate construction and despite all the rich detail. The gowns are light and airy making for a versatile gown that is carried so gracefully. 

To schedule an appointment to try on these gorgeous gowns, please call (713) 622-2022 or click on the link below:

Mia Celebrates the Anniversary of Amanda and Ryan!

Bridal gown designer, Sareh Nouri, sought to design gowns that were sophisticated, traditional, ethereal and elegant. Which is so fitting since Amanda and Ryan's Houston wedding was just that. It was only natural for Amanda to walk down the aisle in a beautiful lace, modified a-line gown by the designer.

From the moment the couple met at a Christmas party in 2011, they knew there was something special between them. Unfortunately, inadequate timing kept Ryan in Midland for work and Amanda in graduate school.

But by Spring of 2013, Ryan was back in Houston, and the couple officially started dating. By the end of 2014, on Amanda's birthday, Ryan was down on one knee asking Amanda to be his bride. The private proposal was followed by a surprise party that included family and close friends.

Amanda and Ryan was married at the historic St. Martin's Episcopal Church and had their reception at the beautiful River Oaks Country Club.

Now, a year later, Amanda and Ryan live happily in Garden Oaks with their black lab, Gill. 

There is nothing more rewarding than knowing we played a tiny role in our brides' big days! If you are a Mia Bride and would like to have your love story featured, please email We'd love to hear from you! 

Rivini Spring 2017 Trunk Show, August 26-27

"Romance meets sexy meets California dreamer.
The soul of each dress is explored through the chaos of textures in layered transparencies mixed with floral laces, glistening beading and hints of subtle color."
-Rita Vinieris

This is just a taste of what is to come of the Rivini Trunk Show. To see the rest of the collection or try on the gowns here, please call (713) 622-2022 to schedule an appointment. 

Mia Celebrates the Anniversary of Michelle and Stephen

Okay Mia Musers, I hope you have prepared yourselves for a picture overload because this anniversary post is a GOOD one, and we couldn't bear to leave a single thing out!

As you probably know, we hold every Mia bride near and dear to our hearts. We never hesitate to show them off. However, today's feature is a bit different. Because not only have we known Neil Hamil agent Michelle before she became a Mia bride but also because she took one of our favorite Amsale gowns and vamped it to a whole other level! 

As a lover of things avant-garde and well-tailored, it wasn't a surprise that Michelle would quickly be drawn to Amsale. But what's a girl to do to add her own flare and make a gown her own? Well...deconstruct the gown and create 3 different looks, of course. For her July 20, 2013 nuptials, Michelle walked down the aisle in a gorgeous Amsale silk magnolia, keyhole back fit-to-flare. During the reception at the ultra chic Hotel Zaza, the keyhole back came off and the Dannijo jewels were stacked on. Towards the end of the night, the happy couple was showered with confetti and Michelle threw on a laced-back moto jacket to leave the reception. One word: GENIUS.

Michelle and Stephen's love story is solid proof that timing is everything! It wasn't until a random run-in at the Post Office six months after meeting did the story of Michelle and Stephen really start. 

Gown: Amsale | Venue: Hotel Zaza | Photographer: Ana Lavalle 

For more information on Michelle's gown and/or other Amsale gowns, 
please call (713) 622-2022 or visit

[Update: The original photos have been altered by a third party. View the original photos here.]

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