Brides, bridesmaids, mothers-of-the bride, grooms, and wedding planners have their pick of over 400 vendors in 700 display showcases who cater exclusively to the everfashionable, stylish, and romantic wedding industry.
This show kicks off the bridal season for the region as vendors display the latest in bridal trends.
Hot Trends: Garden Party, Ghost Flooring and Rustic Chic
The Bridal Extravaganza is a perfect showcase for the latest bridal trends. According to Johanna Terry of Johanna Terry Events, brides are requesting the garden look. Her booth featured a pearl chandelier. Brides loved it. Flooring was also the rage at her booth.
Another hot trend is the emergence of rustic chic merging with elegance. Wine barrels and wagon wheels were the surface of choice for both caterers and decorators. Houston brides still seem to love bling as evident by the suspended cake in the Edible Designs by Jessie booth. The New York style runway was packed on Saturday and Sunday as attendees viewed fashion shows from Damsel White Label, Impression Bridal, David’s Bridal, Alfred Angelo and The Princess Bridal. The Couture fashion show, produced by Todd Ramos, featured gowns from The Princess Bridal, Impression Bridal, Ventura’s Bridal Fashions and Winnie Couture. The fashion show was accompanied by live music from The Royal Dukes. A new addition to this twoday event was widely received: Beyond the Basics Wedding Seminar. Speakers included Jill Vidal: EB, Inc. Clara Hough: House of Hough, Anthony Dinh: Composure Studios, Mike Turner,: MD Turner Photography, Deb Turner: MD Turner Photography, Krista Borchard: Event Identity, Jessie Lopez: Edible Designs by Jessie, Chris Nguyen: Café Natalie Catering, Ashley DeFrees: My Urban Invites, Lewis Grell: LG Entertainment, and Rebekah Cunningham: Dream Bouquet.
By Laurette M. Veres
Photography by Erin Wiese