Brides-to-be and wannabe's and gals looking for the perfect ballgown packed Luvi Wheelock's Casa de Novia for launch of the Vera Wang boutique, which Luvi proudly proclaims as having the largest collection of that designer's creations in the Lone Star State.
She and hubby Carlos Wheelock welcomed the contingent of Pretty Young Things, who oohed and ahhed over the stunning gowns featuring Wang's signature sophisticated design. Not all were your basic blush bridal costume. Think dynamite red. Think Heart Ball. Think fabulous.
Spreading the wedding joy, Luvi asked guests to bring in their former bridesmaids dresses to be donated to Always a Bridesmaid, a non-profit which provides gowns to less fortunate high school girls who would otherwise have no access to party clothes for their homecomings and proms.
Hosting the light-hearted party were fashion up-and-comers Jennie Chase, Annie Dishman, Stacy Freeman, Jennifer Hobson, Mallory Martindale, Kate McCarroll, Emily Moise, Laura Park, Sissy Shuffield and Katie Wooldridge.
The ladies sipped bubbly and sampled Spanish-inspired hors d'oeuvres from Cordua Restaurants.
Among the fresh faces in this spirited group were Sarah Gruber, Miya Shay, Jessica Mooney, Katherine York, Sarah Schmidt, Adrianne Russell, Natalie Petrie, Emily Moise, Christina Sanborn, Monica Guerrero Abney, Annie Dishman and Kelly Yanta.