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March 20th, 2013

The Marry Diaries

To have and to hold: our little blue book of the stylish wedding pros.

Shot From the Heart Brides scramble to book Philip Thomas the moment they get the ring - his style is unmatched and instantly recognizable. The international award-winning photographer, who hails from William and Kate’s wedding locale, takes a photojournalistic approach and uses natural light to capture the subtle moments that mean the most.

Runway Wedding Day Want Austin Scarlett to design your gown? Mia Bridal Couture in Houston’s River Oaks Shopping Center has his beloved label and more, like Rivini, Amsale and Watters, racked and ready. Let the coiffed bridal boutique consultants shower you with the attention you’ve dreamed of a since you were a little girl.

Slim Down Before You Gown Wise brides are turning to Smart Barre’s method - three months of workouts that focus on all over toning at a special brides-only price of $375. With purchase, mention Tidbits to snag a free private class with your bridesmaids. (In Online Store, choose Barre Classes, then Smart Bride Countdown.)

Paper Dolls Looking for the perfect bridesmaid dresses?  Want your bridesmaids to weigh in on the options in a chic virtual showroom setting? Enter Weddington Way, an online boutique that offers over 700 bridesmaid styles, groomsman attire and accessories that can be customized to achieve your wish-list. Sign up for your showroom this month and you'll get 10% off your future purchase.

Crème de la Stems If petals are your most passionate wedding request, Fresh Urban Flowers is your go-to stem stop. These floral phenoms not only create brilliantly artistic bouquets, centerpieces and flower towers, they’ll also attend to details like silk cake stand boxes, ribbon wraps and white glove delivery service.

Storybook Setting Looking for a venue to have your guests instagramming your matrimony? The Witte Museum is pure magic, with its oak tree lined courtyard and private indoor auditorium, both ideal settings to exchange vows. Toast among the gorgeous landscaped gardens for every moment from shower to ceremony.

For more on each of these wedding vendors, view our photo gallery.

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