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January 10th, 2012

The Dish Ran Away With The Groom

You’ve spent a honeymoon’s worth of money on pricey wedding magazines. You can never remember your password to The Knot. Your groom keeps asking if he can go barefoot… to your church wedding.

_Dedicated Tidbit_

You've spent a honeymoon's worth of money on pricey wedding magazines. You can never remember your password to The Knot. Your groom keeps asking if he can go barefoot… to your church wedding.

Take the pressure off with our little black book of local wedding pros. Because planning your special day shouldn't take years off your love life.

IVORY BRIDAL ATELIER | Pay a visit to sister-owned boutique Ivory Bridal Atelier in West Ave, where brides reserve their very own "living room" for playing dress up. With a combined resume that pairs Hugo Boss and Louis Vuitton, the stylish duo helms an I Do destination stocked with designer accessories and dresses. {Upcoming trunk shows: Anne Barge, Mar 16-17, and Badgley Mischka, Mar 30-31.}

AN EVENING OF BRIDAL LUXURY | Embrace the beauty of being a bride during Houston Brides magazine's showcase on Thursday, March 22th, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. The chic event at the Omni brings together H-town's upscale nuptial necessities and features a bridal and bridesmaid runway show, swag bags for every guest, sips, cake tastings, silent auction and an after-party at Black Swan. {The first 10 Houston Tidbits readers to call 713.353.9377 get a free ticket" />}

CHIC SPARKLER SEND-OFF | Schedule an unforgettable ending to your day with a fairytale ending from this Texas biz (we love their new heart-shaped sparklers). Adding glamour to a grand exit, brides and guests alike say a sparkly send-off photo is their absolute fave. Save 10% with coupon code 10BITS1.

TiINY PIES | The mom-and-daughter baking duo behind Tiny Pies, brand new to Houston, are bringing smiles to weddings, one individual serving at a time. Treat your guests to a dessert made from old family recipes with all-natural ingreds from local farmers markets. Order classic flavor pies in a mini mason jar (adorable), on a stick or in a one-bite version.

BELLA BRIDESMAID | This seriously adorable San Francisco-based chain is the go-to gown boutique for Houston brides. Sip champagne and browse the selection of fashion-forward 'maids dresses that they'll actually _want_ to wear again. The variety of labels in the converted Upper Kirby bungalow will have you breathing a sigh of relief.

THE DO BAR | The experts at the respected West Ave salon have just debuted a special wedding day lookbook. Choose your big-day style from an assortment of runway-inspired 'dos, then treat your bridesmaids to one of their signature blowouts.

PHLASH PHACTORY | Say cheese! Everyone's buzzing about the brand-new hipster photo booth Phlash Phactory that provides virtually any background you want (custom logo, anyone?) Guests use party-perfect props and leave with a print. Mention Houston Tidbits for $200 off a four-hour rental.

DEFINE BODY & MIND | Houston's hottest brides swear by the fitness studio. Get your something _new_ in time for the big day-committing to the effective classes ensures a perfect gown body. Ask about the unlimited monthly special for the bride, her mom and bridal party.

BEST FACE FORWARD | Here comes the style! Sarah Tucker, makeup artist to local It Girls, uses exclusive European cosmetics lines that create show-stopping looks. Mention Houston Tidbits for 20% off bride's on-location makeup; group discounts also available.

_Dedicated Tidbits are paid advertorials, and are not editorial content like regularly scheduled Tidbits._

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