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A Guys’ Playbook To Picking The Perfect Diamond

Popping the question? You’re probably already thinking about the engagement ring, but don’t rush to the jewelry store yet. We get it: it’s an exciting time and you’re eager to get that perfect ring for your loved one, but a little preparation can go a long way in getting you a better diamond. Rick Antona, owner of Uptown Diamond in Houston, says consumers often don’t get what they pay for when it comes to diamonds because they simply don’t know much about them -- so he decided to write a book…

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Tips For Getting Your Best Summer Wedding Hair & Makeup

If you live in Houston, you know the effects of heat and humidity on hair and makeup. Talk about frizz and shine. Maybe you’ve learned to deal with it. On your wedding day, however, you don’t want to compromise your look. With high temps already here, we asked some experts to share their tips for keeping your bridal look spotless even when it’s hot and humid outside. “The heat is still a factor even if everything’s inside,” said Jennifer Aronson, owner and makeup artist at Jennifer Aronson…

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Houston Jewelry Company Inks Deal With BHLDN

For the past decade, Houston’s own brother/sister team Ila and Vikas Sodhani have been quietly rising to fame with the ILA Collection, a boho chic line of fine jewelry. The company’s delicate rings and diamond-wrapped bands have made their way onto the pages of national glossies including Martha Stewart Weddings , W and Glamour , but recently, the talented pair kicked things up a notch, earning a spot as the exclusive fine jewelry line for BHLDN—Anthropologie’s popular bridal boutique. There…

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Your Guide To Choosing Wedding Florals

Flowers bring life, color and beauty to your big day. Whether you like traditional wedding flowers or more loose and romantic styles, flowers add a special touch to your event. But what do you need to know when choosing your floral arrangements? How much should you expect to spend? In the days of Pinterest, a lot of brides have unrealistic expectations of what can be affordable and doable, says Maggie Bailey, owner of Houston floral design studio Bramble & Bee. We asked her to share her best…

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How to Shop for the Dress Of Your Dreams

By Melissa Henderson There's a saying about everything being bigger in Texas, but whether that applies to your bridal attire is a matter of personal style. Throw away the idea that wedding dresses have to be big, puffy and white with a sparkly veil and embrace the freedom of the modern bride. Anything goes, with high fashion couture and ready-to-wear clothing joining forces to create dresses that can be worn anywhere a girl's heart desires. But with so many options, how can you be sure to find…

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Bridal Beauty Countdown: Getting Ready for Gorgeous

By Brooke Showell Let the beauty countdown begin! Whether you've got 30 days, a week or just 24 hours before the wedding, get glowing hair, skin and makeup with these secrets from Houston's top beauty pros. A Month Ahead Skin care Yes, your to-do list is growing by the minute, but try to relax - it'll show on your face. "Don't fall victim to stress for it does not create pretty skin!" says Karena Zolner, spa director of Fiori Spa in Houston. Take a break from seating charts, and make time for…

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