Mia Celebrates the Anniversary of Jill and Michael!

This Anniversary Blog Series was started to not only celebrate anniversaries but to also pay homage to all of the amazing brides that Mia Bridal Couture was lucky enough to help since we've opened 10 years ago. It's been so much fun looking back, and what a ride it's been! Along the way, we've seen bridal dreams come true with everything from black gowns to red rhinestone encrusted gowns...all included lots of smiles and quite a bit of happy tears. Each bride now has an imprint on our hearts forever.

So, I can't think of a better way to close out this series than to celebrate the special anniversary of our very own co-founder and the bridal master herself, Jill Ivers Nelson.

When it came to choosing a gown, it only made sense that an owner of a bridal salon would chose her gown straight off the runway at New York Bridal Market. Jill knew the a-line, lace Christos gown with illusion neckline was her gown the moment she saw it. Paired with a floral, pearl applique belt and a cathedral lace veil with blusher, her look was perfection.

Jill and Michael said their "I Do's" at the Chapel Christ the Redeemer where Michael went to church as a boy. The party proceeded to the historic Parador, known for its architectural artistry and beautiful courtyard.

Having planned most of the wedding herself, Jill included a few twists on tradition (that I think every bride should take note of). In honor of the couple's first date at the Cheesecake Factory, guests indulged in cheesecake instead of wedding cake, and as an alternative to a wedding guestbook, guests signed small stones which Jill and Michael now have as a keepsake. However, the one tradition the couple did keep was a festive mariachi band, a salute to Michael's mexican background.

See her wedding here and join us in celebrating their 4 year wedding anniversary!

Gown: Christos from Mia Bridal Couture | Shoes: Cole Haan | Ceremony Venue: Chapel Christ the Redeemer | Reception Venue: The Parador | Cheesecakes: Bella Cibo | Day Of Planner: Behind the Bash | Ring: Jared's | Flowers: Dream Bouquet 

Martina Liana Trunk Show: Looks to Love

Our Martina Liana trunk show is this weekend, and we are over-the-moon excited to introduce the latest collection to our brides. From detailed beadwork to not-so-simple, simple crepe gowns, there is definitely something for everyone. We definitely don't want to give it all away, but here is a teaser of a few of our favorites.

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

Mia Celebrates the Anniversary of Melissa and Jacob!

When 2 artists decide to have a wedding, one can only dream of what the outcome would be. Think whimsical florals, vibrant colors, handmade signs, and a blush gown you that would make any creative mind swoon. If these came to mind, you just conjured up Melissa and Jacobs San Francisco wedding.

Melissa and Jacob's vision was to have a wedding that felt like a party at their home. So, naturally, the designers' wedding wouldn't be complete without the their special artistic touches. The hand drawn chalkboard sign and beautiful, wooden serving platter etched with the couple's wedding logo was crafted by Jacob while Melissa incorporated her artwork in the stationary and hand-cut paper details. Their guests feasted barbecue served family style on bare wooden tables. Like gracious hosts would, Melissa and Jacob included a line for musical requests on their RSVP cards so their guests danced the night away to their favorite songs.

When it came to attire, it only made sense for Melissa to say yes to a gown that had character. The blush/rose gold Watters two piece she chose was nothing less than exceptional...whimsical and effortlessly gorgeous.

See details of their wedding here:

Gown: Watters Brides | Venue: San Francisco Film Center | Photography: Emily Merrill | Event Planning: Coquette Events, Liz Duran | Floral Design: Studio Choo | Stationary: In Haus Press | Ceremony Venue: Swedenborgian Church | Makeup: Cindy Chan | Hair: Brian Jensen | Suit: Ben Sherman | Bow Tie: Edward Armah | Cake: Gluten Free Gourmet | Macarons: Miette | Catering: Smoke Berkeley 

Top 10 Amsale Hollywood Moments

One thing we know is true...Hollywood LOVES Amsale! With the Amsale Trunk Show fast approaching, we thought we would do something a little fun and pay homage to all of the great moments one of our favorite designers has had in Tinseltown. So here it is...our top 10:

Remember that '90s song "Stay"? The singer married music supervisor, Roey Hershkevitz, in a silk taffeta ballgown in front of 275 guests in New York City.

We, at Mia, thrive off weddings and a great love story. That's why romantic comedies are just right up our alley. Malin Akerman, who plays Tess Nichols, in 27 Dresses dons a beautiful silk taffeta ball gown with straps for her wedding with the love of her sister's life, George. Yes, you read that correctly.

Country star, Jake Owen, popped the question to model Lacey Buchanan on stage during a concert and a month later the two were married! The bride wore a beautiful detailed-bodice ballgown for their barefooted beach wedding.

No matter what can possibly go wrong, you know an Amsale gown will make any situation look good. In the Hangover Part One, Sasha Barresse looks elegantly stressed in a strapless Amsale while waiting for her fiance to show up for their wedding. 

Only cool-girl Malin Akerman can make our list twice! Staying true to Roberto's roots, actress Malin Akerman, and Petalstones drummer, Roberto Zincone, said their I do's in Sorrento, Italy where Akerman's father read a love poem in English and Zincone's father read the same poem in Italian. Although the couple are no longer together, Akerman looked gorgeous in her strapless Amsale. 

In The Romantics, Anna Paquin wears a lace bodice, a-line Amsale for her outdoor wedding with Tom, played by Josh Duhamel. We don't want to ruin the film for you if you haven't seen it, but we can say Paquin still looks gorgeous in her love triangle with her M.O.H (maid of honor), played by Katie Holmes and her fiance. 

For their small, tropical wedding in Hawaii, Lisa Stelly wore a beautiful bateau neckline, tulle-skirted ballgown. It was a star-studded affair with the the most important guest being their adorable daughter, Pearl. 

Can you imagine have your own musical composition to walk down the aisle? How about having it composed by your future husband? That's exactly how the fairy tale was for Marla Sokoloff. "Marla's Wedding Theme" was what music composer, Alec Puro, named the musical piece for their 113 guest, Italian wedding.

When a bride knows, she knows. Even without a vision of what her "dream" gown would be, the future Mrs. Baldwin tried on only 3 gowns before choosing the one. 

I don't think there's much explanation needed for why this is our #1 pick. Sara Rue is absolutely stunning in Dahlia. A perfect pick for their outdoor, hummingbird and butterfly-themed wedding!

To schedule an appointment for the Amsale Trunk Show this weekend, 
please call (713) 622-2022.

Mia Celebrates the Anniversary of Stephanie and Theresa!

It's the last day of October, and we couldn't end it without celebrating our October Mia bride. This month we are featuring Stephanie's "I do!" to Theresa at the ultra-fabulous, industrial Astorian. On the 4-year anniversary of their first date, Stephanie walked down the aisle in a satin Rivini gown with gorgeous, beaded embellishments on her shoulders. The couple celebrated with 85 of their closest family and friends and included a Beyonce-impersonated performance and a gourmet coffee bar.

Gown: Rivini | Photography: Joseph West Photography | Venue: The Astorian | Wedding Consultant & Invitations: A Day To Remember | Flowers, Decor & Rentals: Johanna Terry Events
Credit: Weddings In Houston Magazine, www.adaytoremember.net, Houston Chronicle 

Post Market Report: New York Bridal Market October 2016

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 www.miabridalcouture.com 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 (www.cookiesandsalt.com), 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 
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