Last Season's Bridal Market Favorites

It's here again...New York Bridal Week! Twice a year, you can catch all of us at Mia Bridal Couture stalking every social media site possible to get a glimpse of the newest bridal gowns. It's basically the Olympics of the bridal world. So with the current Bridal Week in full swing, here's a wrap-up of some gowns we drooled over last season, all of which are available for you to try on now! 










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Bridal Consultant Tips: Alterations

A wedding gown should be one of the best fitting garments a woman will ever wear in their lifetime. Although bridal salons measure you and help you pick the size closest to your body, alterations play a huge role in how the gown will fit on the big day. We, women, are all shaped so differently that we rarely see a bride not need alterations even if it's a small hem, a bustle, or sewing in bust cups. So factoring in alterations is a crucial step in achieving the perfect look on your way to say "I Do." After you get that highly-anticipated call that the gown has arrived, here are a few things to keep in mind before you take the gown to alterations:

1. Bring the garments you will be wearing to all of your fittings.
I'm sure you want your wedding ensemble to be as close to perfect as possible. An impeccable fit is the ultimate goal, and sometimes, it may not be the gown itself that is affecting that goal but what is underneath it. Bring any undergarments you plan to wear on the big day to your fittings. Try them on with the gown to make sure they will work on the day of the wedding.

2. Bring your wedding shoes to your fittings.
The same goes for your shoes. Believe it or not, even 1/2 inch can matter when it comes to length. On the way down the aisle, the last thing you want to worry about is tripping on your gown or if your toes are showing.

3. Ask the person you trust to do your bustle to come to your last fitting. 
Bustling a wedding gown is an important task and can be a little intimidating. To avoid any confusion on the big day, ask the person who will be crowned to do the job to the appointment. Have the seamstress demonstrate the process to them or even have them record it.

4. After the seamstress gives you "the okay" to move around, move around in the gown. 
It is important that you "test out" the gown. As you walk around, make sure you are comfortable, make sure you can sit and move around, make sure your gown isn't slipping, and make sure you are not tripping on your gown. If you are not fully comfortable, it will show on your wedding, and it is much more beneficial to fix the problem than to wing it when the time comes.

5. Give yourself enough time for alterations. 
We always get a wide-eyed look when we tell brides we recommend they purchase a gown 10-12 months before the wedding. After waiting 4-6 months for a gown to arrive, a bride should allow for 3-4 fittings over a period of 4-8 weeks. The last few months before the wedding can be hectic, and the last thing a bride should be doing is picking up her gown from alterations right before her nuptials. This time frame will allow the gown to be there and ready just in case any surprises come up. Whether it is a last minute shoe change or last minute weight lost, you want to leave enough time to make the necessary changes.

6. Buy the size you are now and not the size you plan to be.
We've heard the saying a million times: "I plan to lose weight before my wedding." Although we have no doubt this is the truth, no one can truly predict how much a body will shrink. Seam allowances vary between designers, but 9 times out of 10, it is easier to take in a gown then let it out.

7. Take your gown to a reputable seamstress you trust. 
It is important that anyone performing any surgery on your gown is specialized in bridal gown alterations. A bridal garment's construction is complex and requires special techniques. These techniques take time to master so although I'm sure your local tailor is wonderful at altering your dresses they may not be equipped to alter a bridal gown. Also, the unfortunate cliche applies to alterations, "You get what you pay for." Comparing prices are never hurts, but make sure their reviews are up to par. Going cheap may end up being costly in the end.

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Mia Celebrates the Anniversary of Margaret and Dolph!

Margaret and Dolph's connection dates back to when Dolph's mom was Margaret's Sunday School teacher in Carrizo Springs. Destiny reconnected the two at Baylor University where they frequently ran into each other, but it wasn't until Margaret's sophomore year; a coffee date at the Common Grounds would start their love story. With so much history at Baylor, it was only appropriate that Dolph proposed to her on the same grounds where they shared so many great memories. 

The couple said "I Do!" at the Central Christian Church in Austin followed by a reception at the historic Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin. They danced the night away to The Drywater Band. After the reception, the bride and groom waved their guests "good bye!" on a vintage horse-drawn carriage. 

Margaret radiated in a silk radzimir gown was by Tulle New York which featured architectural seaming at the waist. To top off her look, she added a satin belt by Watters Brides and a cathedral length veil with a detachable blusher.  

Reception Venue: The Driskill | Wedding Gown: Tulle New York | Photography: Forever Photography | Hair & Makeup: Adore Makeup Boutique & Salon 

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Enaura 2016 Spring Trunk Show, March 17-19

Designed and manufactured in New York City, the Enaura Bridal collection is created for the discerning bride with an admiration for a feminine silhouette, rich embroidery, luxury silk fabrics, and intricate beadwork. Constantly building off the inspirations of high fashion and European design, each gown is hand-crafted and can be customized using the highest quality silks and embellishments which combine floral appliques, Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, and mother of pearl. The superior design focuses on couture techniques and highly developed details to provide a flawless fit and unique construction. Brides who select an Enaura gown are adorning themselves with a work of art. 

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Brides Magazine Enaura Bridal 2016 Collection Feature

We recently came across this Enaura feature in Brides Magazine, and we wanted to share it with you, Mia Musers. And it is just in time for our Enaura trunk show next weekend! Continue reading for a sneak peek at a few dresses from the latest collection as well as an interview with Enaura and Blossoms Veils designer, Sohil. 

This gown features a deep sweetheart top with an illusion bateau neckline, long sheer sleeves, and a natural waist. The A-line silhouette stuns with vine-like beading throughout. 

Featuring a plunging v-neck, this classic trumpet silhouette gown boasts a natural waist, low v-cut back, and eye-catching beadwork for a noteworthy touch. 

This sweetheart ball gown features beaded straps and bodice, a low illusion back, natural waist, and a ruffled organza skirt for a standout look perfect for the glamorous bride. 


Q: What makes this collection stand out?

A: In the past collections, the silhouettes were formfitting and beaded throughout. This season we decided to go with a softer, dreamier, romantic look. Although, you will still see a few of our classic Enaura styles!

Q: What type of bride would wear a veil from this collection? 

A: A bride who is looking for both a glamorous and ancestral piece. Whether it's a dramatic veil or a timeless bridal sash, the hope is that it will be handed down and appreciated for generations.

Q: Who is your style icon? Does this icon continue to inspire you for each new collection?

A: The first ladies! From Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama, these women are known for being confident and daring. They make a statement in the public eye.

Q: How do you stay inspired with each new season?

A: Living in New York is inspiring. We love to attend art exhibitions at MoMA, The Met, or other local galleries. Enaura gowns are also so customizable that we're constantly inspired by our retail stores and brides.

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Alon Livne 2016 Collection Trunk Show, March 3-5, 2016

Every year, acclaimed designer, Alon Livne, puts out a show-stopping collection that sends Pinterest into frenzy. This year is no different. As expected from Alon Livne, 2016 combines sexy, elegance and romance in a way only Alon Livne can dream up. Soon Mia Bridal Couture is lucky enough to have the entire 2016 collection in our store for a trunk show on March 3-5, 2016.

For more information about this highly anticipated trunk show, please call (713) 622-2022 today.

Mia Celebrates the Anniversary of Callie and Ryan!

When the two met as freshman at Vanderbilt University, Ryan was automatically drawn to Callie's easygoing personality and contagious smile while she was drawn to his quirky sense of humor and solid character. After 3 years of overcoming major life changes together like graduation, first jobs and a long distant relationship, Ryan popped the question during a trip to visit Callie's parents in Telluride, Colorado. Ryan took Callie on a hike up to an overlook from which they could see all of Telluride and there, Callie said yes to the question that would start the journey to Mr. and Mrs. Lohse.

"He is so supportive and thoughtful," she said. "I know I am his priority, and he is mine. He loves me so well, and I truly am the luckiest girl to be his bride."

Ryan's requirements for the wedding were simple: good food, good music and good people. For Callie, it was a fun, fancy and formal night.

The couple chose the Austin Country Club to hold their reception where the band, Blind Date, created the perfect atmosphere. Callie incorporated many classic, elegant touches for the wedding, including a neutral black-and-white color scheme with touches of champagne and gold.

Down the aisle, Callie wore a beautiful, alencon lace Paloma Blanca gown with a gorgeous detachable tulle train. During her reception, she was able to remove that train for freedom to dance the night away.

Mia Bridal Couture wishes Callie and Ryan a wonderful 2 year anniversary and many more amazing years to come!

Reception Venue: Austin Country Club | Photography: The Nichols | Videographer: Candlelight Films | Florist: Stems Floral Design | Wedding Cake: Simon Lee Bakery | Gown: Paloma Blanca

Reference: Austin Wedding Day 

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