Alon Livne 2016 Collection Trunk Show, March 3-5, 2016
























Every year, acclaimed designer, Alon Livne, puts out a show-stopping collection that sends Pinterest into frenzy. This year is no different. As expected from Alon Livne, 2016 combines sexy, elegance and romance in a way only Alon Livne can dream up. Soon Mia Bridal Couture is lucky enough to have the entire 2016 collection in our store for a trunk show on March 3-5, 2016.



For more information about this highly anticipated trunk show, please call (713) 622-2022 today.


Mia Celebrates the Anniversary of Callie and Ryan!
















When the two met as freshman at Vanderbilt University, Ryan was automatically drawn to Callie's easygoing personality and contagious smile while she was drawn to his quirky sense of humor and solid character. After 3 years of overcoming major life changes together like graduation, first jobs and a long distant relationship, Ryan popped the question during a trip to visit Callie's parents in Telluride, Colorado. Ryan took Callie on a hike up to an overlook from which they could see all of Telluride and there, Callie said yes to the question that would start the journey to Mr. and Mrs. Lohse.

"He is so supportive and thoughtful," she said. "I know I am his priority, and he is mine. He loves me so well, and I truly am the luckiest girl to be his bride."

Ryan's requirements for the wedding were simple: good food, good music and good people. For Callie, it was a fun, fancy and formal night.

The couple chose the Austin Country Club to hold their reception where the band, Blind Date, created the perfect atmosphere. Callie incorporated many classic, elegant touches for the wedding, including a neutral black-and-white color scheme with touches of champagne and gold.

Down the aisle, Callie wore a beautiful, alencon lace Paloma Blanca gown with a gorgeous detachable tulle train. During her reception, she was able to remove that train for freedom to dance the night away.

Mia Bridal Couture wishes Callie and Ryan a wonderful 2 year anniversary and many more amazing years to come!


Reception Venue: Austin Country Club | Photography: The Nichols | Videographer: Candlelight Films | Florist: Stems Floral Design | Wedding Cake: Simon Lee Bakery | Gown: Paloma Blanca

Reference: Austin Wedding Day 

Sareh Nouri Trunk Show, February 18-20



"I believe finding a wedding dress is like finding a true friend; you should be able to trust it, you should never regret it, and whenever you see it...it should always make you smile." 
- Sareh Nouri

For Sareh Nouri Fall 2016, it's all about gorgeous laces and feminine silhouettes. For 3 days only, we will be showcasing these gorgeous gowns along with some past Sareh Nouri favorites. Schedule your appointment for this fabulous trunk show between February 18-20, 2016 by calling (713) 622-2022 today. 

 

How Gowns Are Priced


For most brides-to-be's, their wedding gown will be the most expensive garment purchase they will ever make. Although most brides come into appointments already knowing the prices of gowns, we often get the question, "Why are wedding dresses so expensive?" We consultants can go on and on about the quality of our gowns, but to save you an earful, here is a breakdown of how wedding gowns are priced.

CONSTRUCTION

Construction is key when it comes to how comfortable a gown is. From type of boning used to where the bodice hits at the waist is taken into account when it comes to comfort. When every component, from the draping to the beading, needs to be done by hand it takes hours of labor. Amsale is known for hand pleating their skirts and laying every lace applique by hand. While every bride that puts on an Amsale gown raves about how comfortable the gown is, we can't help but rave about how perfectly the gown is constructed. You'll find that the gown is top notch by how perfectly the seams lay flat, how beautifully the fabric drapes, and how comfortable the gown is.



FABRICATION

Supersoft gowns are usually made from the highest quality French lace and are lined with silk. On top of the time and effort it takes to construct a gown, many hours are involved in making the fabrics. With lace, it takes hand-cutting and piecing together every single component. Lace can run up to $100 to $500 a yard.  Also, synthetic fabrics are much less expensive than those made of real silk. Although synthetic fabrics mimic silks, you can see the difference in the way the gown flows as well as the weight of the gown. Silks will weigh much less than polyesters.


EMBELLISHMENTS

There's an assumption that more embellishments means a higher price tag. This is not always the case. The cost of an embellished gown really depends on the type of crystals as well as how the details were applied. A gown with Swarovski crystals will cost much more than a gown with rhinestones or glass beadwork. And if you are looking to sparkle on your big day, Swarovski crystals will definitely do the job. On top of the cost of the crystals, the time it takes to carefully apply each one also has to be taken into consideration.  Intricate beading or embroidery done by hand will cost much more than sewn by machine. It could take up to 50 hours to hand bead hundreds of crystals on a fully beaded gown.



CUSTOMIZATIONS

One of the main perks of getting a designer gown is option to make changes according to your vision. A button-lover can easily request buttons to the end of her train. A bride can love everything from the fit to the fabrication, but maybe she doesn't love the straps on the gown and would rather it be strapless. Or maybe a petite body type may need a length adjustment to make sure all of the proportions on the gown matches hers. Typically, designers can accommodate to these changes; however, it comes at a price since the designer may have to create new patterns according to the requests.


-Tina Le, Social Media Manager

Watters Brides Trunk Show


This year Watters celebrates 30 years of creating dream gowns for brides all across the world by debuting The Muse Collection, a special collection of gowns that pay homage to the many women who have inspired their designs over the past three decades. We are so happy to say that Mia Bridal Couture has its mark on the collection. The "Starla" gown, a ruched fit-and-flare with rosettes, is named after one of our wonderful owners, Starla Flake, while the beautiful embroidered lace corset is named after Ann Ivers, mother to our other amazing owner, Jill Nelson. Come celebrate with us and Watters Brides at this weekend's trunk show! 




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