Renegade Bride Blog

Bridal Extravaganza! Winter Wrap-Up

Natalie Harris

Bridal Extravaganza!  Winter Wrap-Up

Our gallery of fantastic is on Facebook, but here are some sneak peeks! We debuted a handful of new styles with more bling and soft florals.  Heard great reaction on our new look.  I credit it to the fancy sign hubs made.  Schnazzy! I can only ever take partial credit for how awesome these ladies look on runway.  They woke up gorgeous.  But then The Fairest One got ahold of them, and that magic sure didn't hurt either.   See something you love?  Drop me a line about a visit!  


A Tale of Two Brands: The Answers to your Curiosity

Natalie Harris

A Tale of Two Brands:  The Answers to your Curiosity

After a great weekend at Extravaganza (more on that soon!), we realized that our peers were wondering what brought about our new vision through Renegade.  I wanted to lay it all out, because it was a HUGE pivot for us, and not as simple as one lone reason. VISION FOR THE COLLECTION After my experience in the world of bridal retail, I knew brides were seeking something different.  My preference has never been tradition for the sake of itself, either.  While Renegade will still often flex my color, print, and embellishment muscle, you'll find that there's more room for romance in...


Being the Bridal Store Black Sheep in the Houston Art World

Being the Bridal Store Black Sheep in the Houston Art World

When I first considered Silver Street Studios as the home for the showroom, I thought I'd be a complete black sheep.  After all, I wasn't a painter or photographer.  No matter, as I'd already embraced the sense of being the outlier in the wedding industry, too.  I'd thought of myself more as a product manufacturer, but once I surrounded myself with this community of artists, I better realized my identity as an artist as well.  The atmosphere challenges one to innovate.  Demands it.  So as it turns out, I absolutely belong here...and adore it. I wanted to share the images from the Renegade...


Extravaganza is coming!

Mark Harris

This Saturday and Sunday, at the George R Brown Convention Center, you'll find the kind of bridal show that requires eating your Wheaties and wearing sneakers.   You'll want to catch our runway show, both days at 12:30!  You can plan to catch me in the booth before 11:30 and again shortly after the show.  :) Everything you've heard about this one is true.  It's massive, and it's amazing.  Save $5 (and time at the door) by buying your tickets in advance:http://www.bridalextravaganzashow.com/  


The Renegade Bride Inception

Natalie Harris

The Renegade Bride Inception

To tell the best stories, one must start at the beginning.  As with any good revolution, we start with a problem.  I realized this problem gradually, with every shift I clocked at a volume bridal warehouse, slinging gowns to quench my passion for all things ivory and fabulous.  You see, nearly every bride, in a pre-shopping mini-interview I'd conduct, would tell me they were after "something DIFFERENT".  Now, sure, some just meant "not strapless", but a GOOD portion of those women truly craved something that turned the white up to ELEVEN.  You know?  A gown that exuded their very personality....