There is something special about receiving a custom piece of jewelry, whether you created it for yourself or it was a gift from a special someone. Erin Flynn of Erin Flynn Fine Jewelry is passionate about creating custom pieces and experimenting with different textures, gems and stones to make unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Keep scrolling to read more about her stunning work.
Join us as we travel today to the Palace of the Duke– Hotel Granduca. Reminiscent of an Italian villa, Hotel Granduca, in Houston is an inspiration from the life of Adalberto Malatesta, Granduca of Monfallito. Our style shoot showcases the exquisite jewel box feel of this boutique Houston Hotel, a hidden gem for intimate weddings, that exudes the warmth of a grand home, with exquisite old-world style and service but with all the modern amenities.
Our first look consists of fresh spring details with our model in a white lace ballgown. Dropdown pear-shaped peach morganites were the earrings of choice from Shaftel Diamonds. Mod Effects Events beautifully displayed arrangements of fanciful roses and peonies in shades of violet and magenta that fit the airy setting created by Hotel Granduca‘s window wall. This evergreen theme made for an ethereal look that conveyed the feeling of spring and was magnificently captured by DC Stanley Photography, with video (to come) by J. Ernest Media.
Next, for a change of scenery and style, we dove deep into the mystery of dark accents, glowing candle lights, and enchanting roses. Modern Affinity provided the stunning black lace gown that exuded sophisticated elegance, while Polished Makeup & Hair complemented it with a smokey eye, softly curled pony and a bold red lip. Common Bond Bistro & Bakery added to the theme by designing a cake with cascading red roses. Dramatic and romantic would best describe this alluring candlelit look that suits the bold but warm ambiance of Hotel Granduca.
Hotel Granduca is a must-visit as you search for locations to host your wedding events. Whether you are looking for an intimate ceremony by the pool, a beautiful ballroom reception, a rehearsal dinner in the exquisite restaurant or a bridal tea in the library to the music of a harpist, and central accommodations for your out-of-town guests, Hotel Granduca offers it all.
Our June cover is out, and these trends are in!
White dresses are often the go-to for bridal showers, engagement shoots and elopements. Why not dare to be different— and make a statement with a bridal pantsuit? Check out the glamorous details that went into this look below— suit up and shop our cover!
Sapphires have long been a symbol of wisdom, virtue, good fortune and holiness for royals. In an engagement ring, a sapphire means faithfulness and sincerity too and is believed to calm the spirit and heal the body. Long a favorite of royals, the sapphire is known for its beauty, brilliance and hardiness. The most famous royal blue sapphire engagement ring in modern history was that of Princess Diana’s, now Kate Middleton’s.
We’ve handpicked six sapphire accessories from our trusted jewelers, ranging from rings to necklaces just for you. Scroll down and let the queen within you aspire for a sapphire. Happy shopping!
So you’re engaged. Congratulations! What better way to commemorate the occasion than with a fun engagement photo shoot with your photographer. You could use these pictures to announce your engagement to the world, use your favorite pictures on Save the Date cards, use them on your wedding website and so much more.
But really, the best part in our opinion is the shoot itself. Planning it with your photographer, choosing the location(s) and the outfits and then getting dressed for it is so much fun. You and your fiancé could make a day of it and visit some of your favorite spots and hangouts, and have multiple outfit changes to suit your mood and tell the story of “you”. An engagement shoot is the perfect time to let your personalities shine as there are no rules to follow. From casual to chic and formal, you can have it all!
We rounded up some of our favorite dresses and accessories for engagement pictures and are certain you’ll love them too! Best of all, you’ll enjoy wearing them again and again. Check them out and get inspired by these five glamorous engagement shoot outfit ideas!