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Removable Lace Jackets

Lace sleeves are one of the top trends in bridal fashion these days, but most brides are reluctant to commit to a dress with sleeves on it. This is why removable jackets are a wonderful option for getting the look without sacrificing a great strapless dress! Not only do they provide a superior fit, but the jacket can come off for the reception–allowing you two different bridal looks for the same cost– it doesn’t get better than that! 🙂  
We’ve fallen in love with this combination of a lace mermaid gown from Essense of Australia with the removable jacket option and a Saison Blanche belt added.
This gown is a Whittington Bridal favorite! It also is an Essense of Australia gown, but we’ve added the Essense jacket and Bel Aire belt to alter the look a bit for an added Wow factor.

Another Whittington Bridal favorite is this jacket from San Patrick. We’ve paired it with a simple satin Mikaella dress and added a major statement belt from Saison Blanche to give you a completely different look!
These jackets are so versatile and can be added on top of almost any dress to give you that vintage style and create a unique bridal look that is truly you! 

Chicago Bridal Market

Hello, Chicago!


Happy Friday everyone! Last weekend, we traveled to Chicago to pick out all the beautiful Fall 2013 styles for our store. I wanted to give you a little sneak peek from Chicago Bridal Market to enjoy, so here are a few photos of some of our favorites from the Essense of Australia Booth. Enjoy the eye candy!




Real Weddings by Whittington

♥ ♥Mr. & Mrs.  Postle♥ ♥

Where did you get married?

We got married at Butler’s Courtyard, in League City, Texas.

  

What was your first dance song?

“Better Together” by Jack Johnson

What was your favorite part of your wedding? 

This is a tough one.. Getting to become my best friend’s wife, feeling beautiful in my dress, seeing all our relatives that we hadn’t seen in years, my father-in-law’s toast at the rehearsal dinner, the list goes on and on. 

What are you glad you splurged on?

 Everybody raved about the string quartet at the ceremony. I had so much adrenaline pumping through me during my walk down the aisle, that I hardly remember hearing it, but since everybody else loved it, it was totally worth it! 

What is your advice to future brides? 

Don’t stress on the day of, this is your one day, enjoy it! 

 

Credits:

Dress: San Patrick from Whittington Bridal

Lace Jacket via Whittington Bridal 

Photography by Motley Melange 

A Night of Beauty and Bling with Adorne Artistry

A Night of Beauty and Bling
with
Adorne Artistry & Whittington Bridal


 On Thursday night we held our first beauty event with Adorne Artistry! All of our brides were treated to a night of champagne, hor d’oeuvres, and free hair and make-up trials for their big day.

We loved getting to catch up with some of our brides and seeing all the gorgeous hair & makeup results.
The new hairpieces and accessories from the  JOLIE tete  collection were adorable! If you missed this event don’t worry, we are in the process of trying to get another one scheduled for the fall.

A big thanks to everyone who made it out to the event and helped make it so much fun! We can’t wait until the next one!

Real Weddings by Whittington

 ♥ ♥Mr. & Mrs. Brown ♥ ♥

Where did you get married?

Walden Country Club in Atascocita, Texas.

What was your first dance song?

Then – By Brad Paisley

What was your favorite part of the wedding?

The reception- when the ceremony, pictures, toasts and dances were done with and I could finally relax and have a good time.

What are you glad you splurged on?

The Open Bar and the photo booth!!

What is your advice for future brides?

Have fun! And also, it takes a long, long time to do hair and makeup the day of! Make sure you start early enough where you are not rushing the initial pictures or running late, that almost happened to me. Also, make sure that the venue is only hosting your wedding the day of, and if possible I would advise anyone to hire a wedding planner to make your day a lot more enjoyable.

Credits:

Dress: San Patrick Bridal from Whittington Bridal

Veil and Jewlery via Whittington Bridal

Real Weddings by Whittington

♥ ♥Mr. & Mrs. Bennett ♥ ♥

1.Where did you get married?

Ceremony: Westminster United Methodist Church; Reception: Hotel Sorella 

2. What was your first dance song?

 Our first dance was to “It Had To Be You” by Tony Bennett. After knowing my husband for 11 years, the lyrics and style of this song were perfect for us!  

3. What was your favorite part of the wedding?

The best part of the day was having everyone who had been an important part of our lives with us as we became husband and wife. The absolute joy of getting everyone together at one time to celebrate was worth every bit of seating chart, menu, and RSVP stress! 

4. What are you glad you splurged on?

Our biggest splurge was on the venue (Hotel Sorella) and flowers (Events in Bloom). It was definitely worth it! The venue was perfect for us and expressed our style as a couple, and in combination with our gorgeous flowers the reception was absolutely stunning. It was my dream reception space.

 

5.  What is your advice for future brides?

After all of the planning is finally over and the day arrives, don’t worry about the details. There will always be something that doesn’t go according to plan! Sit back and take a moment to soak it in, because the day definitely goes too fast!! 

Credits:

Dress: Mikaella Bridal from Whittington Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm

Veil and Jewlery via Whittington Bridal

Real Weddings by Whittington

 ♥ ♥Mr. & Mrs. Bardwell♥ ♥

 Where did you get married?

Although my family is from Kingwood, Bobby and I are so in love with the Texas Hill Country that we decided to get married here! Our venue, The Gardens of Cranesbury View, is located in New Braunfels, Texas.

What was your first dance song?

“Perfect Love” by Alpha Rev. They are one of my favorite bands out of Austin, Texas. Bobby had taken me to one of their concerts a while back and this was the first song they played. Since then, we’ve had quite a few nights spinning around the kitchen to this song.

What was your favorite part of your wedding?

My favorite part would definitely be the setting. The weather was absolutely perfect on our day, and since we were miles away from any city it was very peaceful and tranquil.

What are you glad you splurged on?

We are both very budget-conscious, so most of our decision making was made through that lens and allowed us to not get attached to anything we couldn’t afford. At face value, however, the venue was probably a little more expensive than other venues, but considering it included full service wedding coordination and an array of added freebies (linens, tables, glasses, chairs) I think we got quite the bargain!

What is your advice to future brides?  

Try not to control everything. Your friends and family want so badly to be a part of your special day and make it memorable for you. Take some stress off of yourself and let some of your friends and family plan parts of the wedding that you don’t 100% need to be involved in.


Credits:

Dress: “Eresma” San Patrick

Real Weddings by Whittington

 ♥ ♥Mr. & Mrs. Richards ♥ ♥


1.Where did you get married?

We got married at The Gallery here in Houston.
2. What was your first dance song?
 Our first dance song was “You Have My Attention” by Copeland
3. What was your favorite part of the wedding?
 My favorite part of the wedding was every part that had to do with getting married to Jeff (our vows, being pronounced, etc.), but also the first look we did before the ceremony. It was fun getting to see Jeff’s reaction to seeing me for the first time and getting to share some private time before we were the center of attention all night.
4. What are you glad you splurged on?
 I am glad we splurged on photo and video. We got high quality products that have forever captured our special fleeting moments of that night.
5.  What is your advice for furture brides?
The best advice I was given for my actual wedding was to stay with my husband the whole night. The whole night was happening for us and it was easy for people to try to talk to us and separate us from each other. We talked to everybody as a pair and stuck together the whole night and we were able to enjoy it together!
Credits: Dress: “B3079” Saison Blanche
Bridesmaid Dresses: “565” Bill Levkoff
Bridal Gown and Bridesmaid dresses from Whittington Bridal

Spotlight on Wedding Hair!

On Tuesday, we had a meeting with the fabulous Jessica over at Adorne Artistry, to talk about trends in bridal hair fashion and accessories and, most importantly, how to wear them! A big tip in wearing hair pieces is ensuring that each hair piece is put in correctly. When worn right, fascinators and combs can be a stunning accent for your wedding day look, but if done incorrectly, you could end up with feathers tickling your face! When in doubt, your hair stylist should definitely know how to put your hairpiece in correctly so that you don’t look like a cockatoo!
Here are a few pieces we love and also carry in store! For her entire collection visit: http://www.adorneartistrydesigns.com/

This stunning gold bridal hair clip features a brilliant rhinestone encrusted flowers with sprays of ivory feathers. The back of this clip has both a pin to fasten to a gown and an alligator clip to wear as a unique hair accent.

Modern and lovely, this feather fascinator doubles as a brooch, and can be worn in your hair or on your dress. At the center of the floral feather ornament, rhinestones sparkle in a unique arrangement. A spray of rhinestones stretches from one side, while a beautiful rhinestone dangle falls 3″ from the other side. 
 
This fascinator features layers of translucent fabric to create the soft shape of the flower. Embellished with a sequin, crystal and pearl center detail. Soft feathers are scattered throughout to create modern addition to your bridal hairstyle.
Dazzling, dramatic and absolutely glamorous! This stunning bridal hair clip features a gorgeous center adornment encrusted with sparkling clear rhinestones and brilliant Swarovski crystal beads. Surrounding the stunning center embellishment are sprays of soft feathers and delicate netting that add an extra touch of glamour to this already wonderful piece. Available in both white and ivory.
 
If you are a Houston bride, we definitely recommend Adorne Artistry for makeup and hair, and also some great hair accessories!

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