Atelier Pronovias Premiere, December 19 - 21

Tina Le, Marketing Coordinator / Bridal Consultant


Be one of the first to try on Atelier Pronovias in Houston! Call (713) 622-2022 to schedule an appointment.

Venues: The Place that Fits You


Sajanee Chopra, Intern Extraordinaire


Every bride wants the best venue for her wedding, but it is really about finding the perfect venue for her, just like her dress! Whether it is an intimate wedding or outdoor ceremony, Houston has a place that fits your dream wedding.  Here are just a few extraordinary places to celebrate that beautiful moment when you say, “I do!"




 Briscoe Manor offers indoor and outdoor weddings with a true Texas, vintage feel.




Ouisie’s Table gives a beautiful, intimate setting for a wedding ceremony on their outdoor patio.

Hotel Zaza is known for their wondrous atmosphere and modern venue.



At Rice Hotel, the Crystal Ballroom radiates extravagance for a more formal affair.



The Corinthian has that classic scenery for larger weddings with a dramatic theme.

Whether you have chosen wedding venue or are still looking for the right place, come visit Mia Bridal Couture to find the centerpiece of your wedding, call us at 713.622.2022. 

Watters Brides Trunk Show: November 29-30

Tina Le, Marketing Coordinator / Bridal Consultant



To schedule an appointment for this highly anticipated trunk show, call (713) 622-2022.

Wedding Dress: Gowns Through the Ages

Sajanee, Intern Extraordinaire

Over the past century, popular gown styles have transformed over the years. 1920s brought the flapper style, which are unshaped gowns occasionally shorter in length.  1950s brides wore gowns with an emphasized waist.  1980s style consisted of the fuller skirt and sleeves. Whichever decade you look into, elements of gowns have inspired the wedding dresses of today.




1920s: A popular accessory from this era is the “cap” style veil.  This veil covers the top of your head and then falls into its train. 



1930s – 1940s: Because of the Great Depression, wedding gowns from these decades didn’t change much. However, a feature that is brought into today’s wedding gowns is the long, sheer sleeves.



1950s:  Grace Kelley’s wedding gown is a stunning ball gown that emphasizes her waist with a simple sash.  Highlighting a women’s waist with a belt or ribbon is a current trend.


1960s: In this period, a short dress was more common then a floor length-wedding gown.  Even now shorter dresses are used for rehearsal dinners or smaller weddings.


1970s:  Throughout these years, gowns began to have a more romantic and whimsical feel.  Christos has created gowns including tulle that creates this aura and movement. 



1980s:  Many women in this era went for a larger look: ball gowns, puffed sleeves, and cathedral length veils.  Even today, full skirts and cathedral veils are a favorite among brides. 


  
1990s:  Close to the end of the century, wedding dresses became simpler.  Shorter sleeves and off the shoulder gowns became popular. 






Past styles always have a way of coming back with a modern touch and at Mia Bridal Couture you can find all types of dresses for your look! 


Book your appointment today with one of our fabulous consultants.  Call us at 713.622.2022!

Christos Trunk Show: October 31 - November 2


To schedule an appointment to try on these exclusive gowns straight off the Fall 2014 runway, call (713) 622-2022. 

Christos Bride: Jordan Currie Bredthauer

Cathleen, Customer Experience Consultant, Marketing

I'm a little more giddy than usual today to write for Mia Musings. I get to feature a longtime friend and Mia Bride. Today's Christos bride is Jordan Currie Bredthaeur.

This gal and I were middle school besties, and secret Martha Stewart Wedding experts of the 7th grade. I remember listening to John Mayer in Jordan's room flipping through endless Martha Wedding's chatting about our future weddings. I'm so thrilled she is a Mia Bride, and a fellow wedding industry pal as a wedding planner at Belle of the Ball in Houston.

Jordan is stunning on the Lakeside Country Club bridge in Christos Annabelle.

The lace cap sleeve is exquisite. Timeless elegance. 


I'm in love with this photo! How precious are the bride and her father looking looking at Ben as they arrive at the alter! 

Jordan and Ben's first dance as husband and wife... 

Ends with a romantic smooch to seal the deal. 

Making their great escape after an evening of dancing the night away at the Houstonian

Congratulations Jordan and Ben, we wish you the best of luck in your marriage!!

Love Jordan's look? Call us today at 713-622-2022 to book an appointment for our upcoming Christos Trunk Show or schedule online here.

Photography Credit: John Ly Photography




Wedding Cakes: Sweet Dreams Into Delectable Reality

Sajanee Chopra, Intern Extraordinaire

At any wedding, everyone wants to get a peek of the wedding cake.  Possibilities for this enchanting desert are endless - lemon, chocolate, almond, or banana cake with vanilla, lime, or mocha buttercream, to name a few.  The classic tiered cake is still the most chosen desert option; however, couples like to put their own twists on the idea of a wedding cake. Recently, making cakes more personal to the bride and groom have become popular. 


Couples will take a swatch of the bride’s gown and incorporate it into the cake, such as the flowery details, the lace, or the beading. Here Mia Bride, Meredith, customized her cake to match her Christos gown.



Unique toppers have been included to create an intimate touch.


Tiers of cake pops, bite size balls of cake on a stick, are placed under the top layer of wedding cake, christening cake.  



Even cupcakes can be apart of the celebration.



Colorful macaroons, French Pastries, are also used to create towers of deliciousness. 

All of these tasty treats have been added to the wedding desert table.  Share your creative cake concepts with us!

Also, don't forget about our Enaura Trunk Show on October 24 through October 26. To schedule an appointment with an experienced consultant, call (713) 622-2022.



Enaura Bridal Couture Trunk Show featuring Blossoms Veils

Tina Le, Marketing Coordinator / Bridal Consultant 

About Enaura
           
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 appliqués, Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, glass beads, sequins, and mother of pearl. The superior design focuses on couture techniques and highly developed details to provide a flawless fit and unique construction. 


See the debut collection of Enaura available exclusively at Mia Bridal Couture during the trunk show on October 24-26, 2013. Receive a special 10% Trunk Show incentive on your Enaura gown as well as 50% off Blossoms Veils Accessories with your Enaura purchase during this event. Appointments are highly recommended. To schedule your one-on-one appointment with an experienced Mia consultant, call (713) 622-2022.


Introducing A New Line: Enaura

Cathleen, Customer Experience Consultant, Marketing

We could not be more excited to present our new line at Mia, Enaura. The exquisite line is designed and manufactured in New York, otherwise known as Fashion Mecca. We're swooning over the detail, sparkle, and fit of these gowns. They are truly a work of art.






Can you believe the amazing beadwork? Enaura's Fall 2013 collection is filled with Swarovski crystal details, floral appliqués, freshwater pearls, and timeless silhouettes.

Are you an Enaura bride? Call us at 713-622-2022 or book online your appointment today to become and Enaura bride! 

Mia Bridal Couture & Holiday Shopping Card!


At Mia Bridal Couture we are dedicated to fashion, beauty, and beating cancer! We are teaming with VICTORY, a branch of the American Cancer Society, to help end "the C word" forever. Help us defeat the horrific disease and save on all your holiday shopping with a 20% discount on hundreds of stores including Mia accessories, from October 24 - November 3!


Come into the store today to purchase your card and gear up for the two week madness! 

Have y'all seen our bride, Abbie Rowell's, wedding featured on Houston Wedding Blog today? She's absolutely breathtaking in Amsale's Bijou.  




Mia Bridal Couture at NYC Bridal Market: Weekend Recap

Tina Le, Marketing Coordinator / Bridal Consultant 



This weekend's bridal market was nothing short of amazing. From formal trousers to loads of sparkle to the return of the ball gown, 2015 brides can look forward to a new variety of gowns that will tailor to some old traditions but all with a bit of a glamorous flare. Who doesn't love a little glamour, right?  Mia intern extraordinaire, Shelby Eastman, was lucky enough to be front row in the midst of all the glitz and glamour of biggest bridal market in the US: New York International Bridal Week.


Austin Scarlett Presentation 



Front Row at Rivini 




Judd Waddell Presentation 



Some of the ladies behind Mia, Shelby, Starla and Melonie with the fabulous Austin Scarlett. 


BRIDAL MARKET UPDATE:

To close out NYC Bridal Week, The Knot is known for throwing the most lavish soiree. Here are pictures posted to our Mia Instagram (@miabridalcouture): 

We at Mia are lovers of all things pretty! Visit our Mia Instagram to get behind-the-scenes looks, the latest trends, and see all the things we love.

The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame


Mia Bridal Couture is proud to announce we've been inducted into The Knot's Best of Weddings Hall of Fame! A huge thank you to all of the brides who thought of Mia when choosing their gowns and also, everyone in the industry that supports us. It is truly an honor.


Fabrication: The Story Behind a Gown

Sajanee Chopra, Intern

The wedding gown is one of the toughest choices a woman has to make for her big day. Each dress has plenty of details that bring it together - zippers, buttons, silhouettes, interlinings - to say the least.  Yet, every gown has to start somewhere - the fabric.  Fabric is the "Once upon a time..." in the fairy tale, and it's where it all begins!

Some of the most common types of fabrics for wedding dresses are silk, satin, organza, tulle, taffeta, and of course lace.  The way each material is used, cut, and combined with other fabrics creates a story - it could be your story!


Alençon lace, which originated in Alençon, France, is a needlepoint lace with a feminine floral design on a sheer net background. This combination of an alençon lace peplum bodice and  a silk duchess fit-to-flare skirt makes up this beautiful Paloma Blanca gown to create a modern and elegant look. 


A perfect balance between chiffon and tulle, silk organza is popular in giving a bridal gown movement. Watters Dakota's structured and edgy feel is composed from a silk organza dropped waist bodice accompanied by a distressed ruffled skirt for a little fun. 


Tulle, a light weight, very fine netting, is no longer used just to create full skirts anymore. Delancy by Amsale's tulle v-neckline gown was designed for the bride that wants a whimsical dress, with movement and a touch of childlike sweetness. 

Mia Bridal Couture be the start of your own story. To schedule an appointment with an experience consultant, call 713.622.2022.
 
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