Mia Bridal Couture Celebrates 10 Years

Mia Bridal Couture is celebrating our 10 year anniversary this December! While we can't believe how fast time has flown, we have been having an amazing time going back remembering our many lovely brides. In honor of our anniversary, every month this year, we will be highlighting many of our wonderful Mia Brides right here on our blog, Mia Musings! Stay tuned as we travel back and reminisce on some of our favorite brides that make our jobs so worthwhile. 

Judd Waddell Trunk Show, January 28-30

We have a pretty long list of things we love about designer, Judd Waddell. Not only is he a joy to be around, he never fails to deliver a beautiful collection season after season. His designs are perfect for the classic bride looking for a modern twist on a traditional look. During this trunk show, the designer will be in store introducing his latest collection and trust us...you're not going to want to miss it. There is simply no better way to say "Yes!" to the gown of your dreams than alongside the designer himself. Not to mention, he is known for drawing a sketch for you in your gown. What a great keepsake!

To schedule an appointment for the Judd Waddell Trunk Show, please call (713) 622-2022 or 

Skyline Sophisticate Photoshoot with Weddings in Houston

Tina Le, Social Media Manager

Recently, I had the luxury of styling a photoshoot with some of Houston's best for a spread in Weddings In Houston Magazine. The location choices couldn't be more perfect for the urban chic theme with a ceremony on the dreamy patio of The Grove and a reception at the ultra-sophisticated Houston Club that sits on top of One Shell Plaza. Both venues featured a different take on the Houston skyline. 

After looking at a few different looks, Claudia with A Day to Remember and I both agreed that Amsale Aileen, a strapless ballgown with gorgeous metallic lace, would be the perfect fit for an urban outdoor ceremony while the high-neck, embroidered and beaded Ysa Makino sheath would really shine while the sun went down at the Houston Club. 

And here it is...straight from the pages of Weddings in Houston. We hope you love it as much as we do! Also, don't forget to pick up the magazine...it's a good one!

Gowns: Amsale and Ysa Makino | Accessories: Ysa Makino & Paris Accessories | Coordination: A Day To Remember | Design Concept, Flowers, Decor & Rentals: Johanna Terry Events | Ceremony Location: The Grove | Reception Location: The Houston Club | Table Linens: LBL Event Rentals | Lighting: Bright Star Productions | Cake: Supreme Kakes & More | Design Tableware: Bering's | Photography: Le Zu Photography | Videography: Seventh Ray Films

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Fashion Field Trip

Jill, Co-Owner

Fashion Field Trip 
At Mia Bridal Couture, we take great pride in knowing where our gowns are created and the teams that stand behind them. So when I was granted a behind the scenes tour of designer Amsale Aberra’s production office, I leapt at the opportunity.  And, I took fabulous pictures to share with you all!
On the second floor of a very unassuming building, nestled in the heart of NYC’s Fashion District sits a jewel box of bridal fashions…

The Journey Begins 
The circa 1970’s-looking printer below may not look glamorous, but what it produces definitely is. From this bulky beast, a pattern (fashion blueprint) for each and every Amsale order is printed.
A waste of paper you say? Some designers may see it that way, but Amsale’s dedication to printing individual patterns, for every customer, guarantees superior accuracy.

From the pattern printer to the cutting tables every gown begins the same way: by hand and under watchful eyes.

But before you can cut, there must be fabric. One person stands at the machine pictured below and inspects each and every inch of fabric for any flaws. Whether it’s French Alencon lace or Italian silk, it all must pass rigorous inspection.  Amsale is known in the industry to have extremely high expectations for the fabrics she accepts!

One of my favorite parts of the tour was seeing the team that works so diligently on the gowns. Here you can see Amsale’s team hand-placing lace detail over tulle in preparation to hand sew the details. The second image is an example of Amsale’s intense quality control. This person inspects seams, beading, measurements and proportions of finished gowns.

Once said in an interview, Amsale said that when creating gowns she ,“let’s the fabric speak to me.” Amsale chooses to drape with the actual material instead of muslin so she knows exactly how the gown will lay and how the fabric can be manipulated to achieve the ultimate design.
I was clued in that Amsale’s desk isn’t always so neat. This is definitely the design office during the quiet moments that happen post NYC Bridal Week.

As much as Amsale likes to sketch her ideas, she is a “draper” at heart.  Her passion is draping designs as she adores working with the amazing fabrics in her studio.

To schedule an appointment to try on the Fall 2016 collection, please call (713) 622-2022.

Rivini Fall 2016 Trunk Show

What better way to start off the new year than to welcome the Fall 2016 collection from one of our favorite designers, Rivini. And believe us when we tell you, it's a good one. For this season's collection, Rita Vinieris drew inspiration from dreamy winter details. From what she describes as first frost exhales and icy breath, you'll see layers and layers of soft, fluffy tulle and transparent sparkles. Delicate laces don the sleeves of light, airy silhouettes while Rivini stays true to its feminine side with low plunging necklines and high skirt slits. Rita also introduces a to-die-for body veil this season that brides will have to see to believe. To see the rest of the collection, schedule an appointment with one of our expert consultants at (713) 622-2022. 

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