Modern Luxury Photoshoot: Rivini Marielle

Cathleen, Marketing, Customer Experience Consultant

With the upcoming Rivini Trunk Show this weekend, we wanted to share our lovely photo shoot we had at Houston's Backstreet Cafe. Featured in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Modern Luxury Brides Houston. Here is a lovely little snippet of the gorgeousness that is Rivini.

Marielle is such a timeless classic. We're so in love. The cathedral lace veil couldn't be more perfect paired with this gown. Are you as obsessed with Marielle as we are? Make your appointment for the upcoming trunk show this weekend, February 27-March 1. Call us today at (713) 622-2022.
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Rivini Trunk Show Teaser

Tina Le, Marketing Coordinator

Just for you Mia insiders...get a first look at what to expect at this weekend's Rivini Trunk show. Delicate beadwork, low backs, cascading layers of organza, and....jumpsuits! You can find it all here at Mia Bridal Couture from February 27 to March 1. Call (713) 622-2022 to schedule your appointment today.  

"My inspiration is the tranquil mystery of Venice. The beautiful harmony of the gentle gothic architecture reflecting on the shimmering waters."
-Rita Vinieris

Elanette Jumpsuit

Don't miss the opportunity to try on this beautiful, Venice inspired collection this weekend. To schedule an appointment, please call (713) 622-2022 or visit Mia Bridal Couture.

Friday Feature: Rivini Bride Leah Robbins Fowler

Cathleen, Marketing, Customer Experience Consultant

We're so excited for our Rivini Trunk Show next weekend, and in perfect fashion we thought we'd share, Leah, one of our gorgeous Rivini brides. Leah is not only beautiful, but she's smart too. Why you ask? She married herself a man in uniform. The Mia girls enthusiastically support our military... especially when they are in dress whites.  Here is a look at fabulous Leah on her wedding day!

Leah wore Rivini Carissa. Doesn't she look absolutely stunning? 

Leah and her sister! So precious and we're loving the orange and cobalt combination. 

Our favorite picture of all time. 

Love Leah's gown? Then you're a Rivini bride without a doubt. Don't miss our on our Rivini Trunk Show February 27-March 1. Call us today to make your appointment at 713-622-2022. 
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5 Shopping Tips From A Bridal Consultant

Cathleen, Marketing, Client Experience Consultant

The second biggest "yes" of the wedding process is finding your dream gown, and with that comes definite pressure. As Bridal Consultants, we've seen it all and thought it would be helpful to give our lovely brides a few tips and tricks for your upcoming appointments.

1. Be open.
Had your heart set on a fit-To-flare, but tried on a ballgown and loved it? Don't stress! It's not everyday you try on wedding gowns, and it's a definite possibility for something might surprise you. That's the fun of the experience!

2. Give yourself time.
 Bridal Gowns are not like a "ready-to-wear" gown. Designers make the gown specifically for your measurements which makes it that much more amazing, but it also means they must be constructed from scratch. Gowns in production take 4-6 months to come in, and a month for any alterations. We say 10 months is the perfect amount of time. Any closer and it tends to get a bit dodgey.

3. Choose your audience wisely.
This is your wedding experience, not your best friend's, sister's, or your new mother-in-law. Each woman has her own style and each style should be celebrated - at the appropriate time. This is your time! Celebrate! It's okay to not like a dress your audience wants you to choose. They ultimately want you to be happy!

4. Crying. Not a requirement. 
These days reality shows give us unrealistic expectations of what our emotions are "supposed to be" when trying on wedding gowns. Let us be the first to say, the sobbing "A-Ha" moment is NOT a requirement when finding your gown. Sometimes it's a calm sigh of relief and a check off the to-do list, and "Hey, It's Okay!" as our friends say at Glamour Magazine.

5. Don't over try.
What does "over try" even mean! Exactly what it sounds like, do not try on hundreds of gowns. It actually is more confusing than helpful. 10-25 dresses is really all it takes to know  your own style. When you know, you know. Go with your gut.

Call to make your appointment to find your dream gown at 713-622-2022.
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Weekly Round Up

Cathleen, Marketing, Client Experience Consultant

Happy Valentine's Day, Mia brides! Do y'all have big plans tonight with your loved ones? We've got a Mia Gals dinner with Watters Designer, Xay Vongphachanh! We couldn't be more excited to celebrate love... it's kind of our thing. No matter what your plans are this evening here is what we're loving on the web this week!

7 Valentine's Day Cocktails -  Yummy Valentine's Day cocktails from Elizabeth Anne Designs

Pretty. Plum. Sugar. - World's best robes. So gorgeous and so comfy.

Planning a modern wedding? We love these ideas from Style Me Pretty.

Give us some Sugar... Paper that is. We can't get enough of Sugar Paper.

Get the goods from the adorable Every Girl Brunch here.

Kate Spade has your "something blue" covered with these adorable heels. 

Have you made your appointment to find your dream dress yet? Call 713-622-2022 to make your appointment to try on your gown!

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Wedding Gowns Done Differently

Abigail Reyes, Intern Extraordinaire

We all know the question of the night will be, "What did the bride wear?" and we're positive you have been asked that same question a million times. You may be really fashion forward and you want to show off your style because YOUR wedding is the perfect night to express yourself! You may also want your dress to reflect your color scheme just because you know it will tie it all together. Whatever the reason, it's okay to want to have something different! To make this amazing journey a tad more easier, we have come up with five different ideas that will answer that question with jaws a good way!

Belts, headbands, and boots! Oh my! Your accessories will be the finishing touch to your dress, even if it's just a simple pearl necklace that you love or a beautiful, blinged out belt that screams you. Always remember to feel comfortable in what you choose because it's your day.

A new alternative that has surprised us in the runway this year and it's just as beautiful as a traditional wedding gown, is the jumpsuit. If you're having a destination wedding, Rivini's jumpsuit design is perfect for it because it's elegant, classy, and versatile. It's okay to want to wear something that you're comfortable in, as long as you feel awesome in it.

Are you already in love with high-low dresses? Well, now you can have it as your wedding dress! Rivini did a wonderful job with this design with the lace and cap sleeves. It's an amazing way to show off your style by adding a pair of wonderful heels, it's definitely eye-catching and classy.

If you want to defy tradition and take a risk by wearing a different color; try a blush wedding dress like Watters' Davia! It's beautiful, elegant, and feminine.

Corset tops are perfect for structure and drawing eyes to your waistline! Amsale's Cameron is sexy and sweet but still traditional with the ball gown.

A comfortable and elegant look with a twist because the skirt is separate! Watters does an amazing job pairing the skirt with a corset and it looks great. You have the option of a full skirt with the comfort of a separate top. Also, don't forget how beautiful the blush color is!

If these are your type of dresses, don't be afraid to come and try them on; you just might fall in love with one of these different styles.

Don't miss out on The Watters Trunk Show this weekend, February 13-15!
Please call to schedule your appointment today at (713) 622-2022.

Trunk Show Preview: Watters

Cathleen, Marketing, Client Experience Consultant

We're so excited about our upcoming Watters Trunk Show this Valentine's weekend, and wanted to share a few of our favorite Spring 2014 gowns with y'all in preparation. Did y'all know the designer herself will be here! We're over the moon and can't think of a better way to spend Valentine's Day weekend than with Watters. Here's a sneak peek at our 2014 favorites:

 Blush is the new Ivory, and I'm loving the Carina corset with the Ashan skirt. Is it not to die for! 

 The brocade fabric on this gown is simply stunning. We're in complete awe.

Our new favorite lace gown. The V-neck illusion bodice is unlike anything we've ever seen. 

Do you have your appointment for the Watters Trunk Show yet? Call to make your appointment today at 713-622-2022.
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Paloma Blanca's Dream Dress Contest!

Cathleen, Marketing, Customer Experience Consultant

Y'all this is HUGE! Paloma Blanca is hosting a contest to win your dream dress! It's a two part contest and is amazingly simple.

Facebook Sweepstakes: "Like" Paloma Blanca's Facebook page and enter your email address with a chance to win the 1st Prize of 50% off on the Paloma Blanca gown of your choice! 2nd Prize - 3 lucky brides will receive a Paloma Blanca veil.

Win A Dream Dress Contest: Visit Paloma's site here, and explain why you deserve a dream gown by Paloma! Grand Prize Winner receives - A Paloma Blanca Dream Dress, A sketch of your gown by Paloma Blanca's head designer, and a $1000 gift certificate to be used at Tiffany & Co.

Oh my! It seems too good to be true! Hurry and enter the sweepstakes only last until February 23rd!

Head on over to Paloma Blanca's Facebook Page, and let them know why you deserve your amazing Paloma gown! 

Call today to make your appointment to pick out your dream dress by Paloma Blanca at 713-622-2022. 
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Weekly Round Up: On Our Radar

Cathleen, Marketing, Customer Experience Consultant

Happy Weekend, beautiful brides! How was your week?  We're busy gearing up for the Watters Trunk Show next weekend, February 13-15th. We're loving what's around the web these days

The GMA Wedding Showdown. Are y'all watching? Who's your favorite couple?

This Love Never Fails print from the Southern Weddings Shop. We couldn't agree more!

Looking for a photographer? Kimberly Chau's work is absolutely amazing.

Having a Texas Country wedding and looking for an up and coming band?  Scott Dean is one of my absolute favorites.

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" is the epitome of a Texas Wedding, and showcases a Watters gown. A Texas based designer and the next designer Trunk Show, February 13-15th.

We're filling up fast! Don't miss out! Call to schedule your appointment today for The Watters Trunk Show at 713-622-2022.

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Watters Brides Trunk Show: February 13 - 14

Tina Le, Marketing Coordinator

The highly-anticipated Watters Trunk Show is almost here! Whether you've been waiting to try on a Watters gown or you've tried on before and can't get that Watters gown out of your head, don't miss this opportunity to get trunk show incentives, meet design director Xay Vongphachanh, and make choosing a Watters gown your second most thrilling "Yes!"

To schedule a one-on-one appointment with a expert consultant, please call (713) 622-2022. 

5 Benefits of Buying "Off The Rack"

Cathleen, Marketing, Customer Experience Consultant 

A wedding is one of the most exciting events of your life, but with that excitement also comes with the madness that is wedding planning. We've come up with our top five reasons to buy your gown off the rack before walking down the isle!

1. Price
According to an article from CNN, the average cost of a wedding in 2012, was $28, 427! That's a lot of cash for one evening, but it's also an evening that will last a lifetime. Budgeting is crucial in planning a wedding, and finding ways to cut costs is key. Designer gowns often are discontinued after just a few seasons for many reasons allowing stores to sell the sample gown off the floor at a discounted rate. The price is typically cut significantly for you, and it helps the store make room for other gowns. It's a win-win. 

2. Time
Got engaged yesterday, but don't want to wait 4-6 months for your couture gown to be ready? Off the Rack is for you! Unlike "ready to wear” bridal gowns are not pre-cut. Meaning a gown typically takes 4-6 months to construct after being ordered. When time is not on your side, OTR is your friend.

3. Designer Label For Less
Dreamed of wearing a Designer Label, but did not realize the price tag attached? Have no fear, OTR is here. Designer labels can come with a high price, but sample sale gowns are a great way to get a deal on that Rivini gown you’ve had your eye on before you and your beau met!

4. Instant Gratification
I definitely relate to this benefit! I’m such an instant gratification gal. Having to wait 6 months for a gown is absolutely the pits, but with an off the rack gown it’s your take with you instantly. Imagine walking into beautiful Mia Bridal Couture and snagging your gown in the same day. What a dream!

5. Alterations Adjustments
Alterations can make magic happen in no time. Highly talented seamstresses can move a neckline, add beading, a sleeve, and create a bustle that will stop your guests dead in their tracks. Buying an off the rack gown allows for more time to make such changes. Giving the seamstresses more time on your gown allows for more details and avoids rush fees. Lucky you!
Have a wedding coming up soon? Call Mia today at 713-622-2022 to make an appointment to browse our OTR section!
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