3 DESIGNER WEDDING DRESSES TO TRY ON IN HOUSTON
Houston Lovely Bride
A couple of weekends ago my talented friend Elizabeth, Houston florist at The Petaler, and I got to hang out at Lovely Bride in Houston, Texas and witness brides from all over the world come in and try on gowns. There were people coming in who lived in Houston, looking for their perfect wedding dress for a local Houston wedding venue. There were brides looking for their dress for their destination weddings (lots of Texas Hill Country weddings & Austin weddings). And last but not least, there were brides from afar who flew into Houston specifically to wedding dress shop. One bride was even from Dubai!
Elizabeth and I got to witness strangers going through the process of finding THE dress, which was quite exciting. From the time that these brides and their entourages are welcomed into the store, the expert stylists’ know exactly what it takes to make their experience simple yet memorable, engaging, and unique. They’re so knowledgeable about all of their designers & dress styles, and it was so special to see how they worked with a bride and her family once she was in front of the tri-fold mirror in what could be the dress she walked down the aisle in.
My favorite part of the process, though, was definitely when a bride was evidently leaning toward a specific dress while she was in front of the mirror. At that point, Elizabeth would unobtrusively walk up to the mirror with one of her work-of-art bouquets and simply hand it to the bride. And I kid you not, the room falls absolutely silent after a collective gasp from the stylist, the bride, the brides entourage, and Elizabeth & I. That bouquet just sold the dress. Individually, they each hold such beauty, but when you mix a killer, well-made bouquet with a designer gown, magic can happen. Even with how much of an impact those moments had on me, we must have experienced this like, 15 times that weekend and I can honestly say it was just as special every single time. I had goosebumps like it was my job!
I had the pleasure of photographing Emily in 3 of her favorite gowns. The favorites were a two piece stunner made of a long sleeved Alexandra Grecco dress + Tara Lauren skirt, a sleeveless lace Marchesa dress, and a romantic Carol Hannah gown. They were all so beautiful & unique, and it was such an absolute pleasure to work with the Lovely Bride team. I can’t wait for the next weekend that I get to witness more brides saying yes to the dress!