Mia Celebrates the Anniversary of Courtney and Chase!

A couple that has fun together, stays together! After going through these photos from Jonathan Ivy Photography, we can see that this is definitely the case for Courtney and Chase. Every picture just exudes happiness, and the smiles are contagious.

Courtney walked down the aisle in an Alyne by Rita Vinieris mikado, modified a-line gown. Bridal buttons trickled down the back of the gown, starting at the top of the bodice to the end of the train. Her simple, cathedral length veil was the ideal compliment to let the gown shine. Courtney added a Blossoms Swarovski belt for the perfect hint of sparkle.

The couple said "I Do!" at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rockport, TX, and The Matchmaker Band kept everyone dancing all night at the Rockport Country Club for their reception.

During the night, Courtney changed into a custom reception gown that she created herself. The strapless, crystal and tulle short dress was simply perfection!

Happy Anniversary to Courtney and Chase! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. May your many years ahead be filled with everlasting joy.

Wedding Gown: Alyne by Rita Vinieris | Photography: Jonathan Ivy Photography | Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Rockport Country Club | Florist: Aransas Flower Company | Hair: Tommy Yaniz | Makeup: Shaunna Rios | Cake: Gary Homan & Co | Band: Matchmaker Band 

Credit: www.jonathonivyphoto.com

Martina Liana Trunk Show, June 3-4

Hello Summer! We are kicking off our summer season with one of the most coveted wedding gown designers, Martina Liana. Most likely, you've seen her designs on social media and now you'll be able to try on gowns from her latest collection and even some that NO ONE has seen before. Some of these gowns will be only available during this weekend so don't forget to bring everyone needed to say "yes!" to your dream Martina Liana gown.

We don't have any images of the new gowns (some are even hush-hush) but here are some gowns I know you'd love!

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Designer Spotlight: Atelier Pronovias

We don't like to pick favorites at Mia Bridal Couture, but it's hard not to give Pronovias the credit it deserves this season. Every gown that walked down the runway was absolutely jaw-dropping. From the mixtures of laces, to the sparkle, to the extravagant trains... I'm not sure any of us took a breath during the entire show. With over 50 years of experience behind the company, it's not surprising that Pronovias's craftsmanship sets itself apart.  Here, we want to give our faithful readers a little background behind the Spanish company. Also, scroll to the end to see their recent fashion show!


The Pronovias company presented its first prêt-à-porter bridal collection in 1964, thus taking an important step that would propel the company into the 21st century by combining the bridal and prêt-à-porter concepts in a single, innovative project. Years later, in 1968, Pronovias opened its first specialist bridal store in Spain, a single location where brides could find the dresses and all the accessories they needed. The following decade saw Pronovias open 80 more shops in Spain and the start of its international expansion in Europe. It entered the American and Asian markets in the 1990s. It now has more than 3.800 sales points in 75 countries all around the world.

The company's in-depth experience filters through to all its decisions, a tradition that has from its origins in "El Suizo", an establishment that opened in 1922 in Barcelona specializing in lace, silk and embroidery for brides. This savoir faire is the result of the almost 100 years during which the family has been specializing in satisfying brides and making their dreams come true. A spirit that has lasted through the years, surviving changes and fashions in the manner of a real house style.

See their latest collection here: 

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Reference: www.pronovias.com

Mia Celebrates the Anniversary of Katie and Phil!

Can you imagine something as simple as wishing a former love "Merry Christmas" would bring you two back together? Well, that's the beautiful story of Katie and Phil. The two met at Vanderbilt University and although they moved on to successful careers and different lives, destiny wouldn't keep them apart. After that not-so-simple "Merry Christmas," the couple had been inseparable. On May 5, 2013, Phil proposed to Katie in Prague.

Katie and Phil said "I do" at St. Paul's Methodist Church and guests were able to show off their dance moves to a live band at the Crystal Ballroom at The Rice Hotel.

At Mia Bridal Couture, we feel so honored to be apart of such a special day in our brides' lives. Happy Anniversary to Katie and Phil!

Gown: Amsale | Photography: Jonathan Ivy Photography | Church: St. Paul's Methodist Church | Reception: Crystal Ballroom | Event Planner: Event Solutions | Florist: Flora Bella Designs | Hair & MUA: Makeup Texas | Cake: Who Made the Cake | Band: Eclipse | Catering: Sambuca | Bridesmaid's Gowns: Bella Bridesmaid

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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