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Sweet And Sexy Post Oak Hotel Engagement Shoot By Civic Photos

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All Photos – Location: The Post Oak Hotel | Photography: Civic Photos

Houston couple Tristan and Rachel, captured by the lens of Civic Photos, are engagement shoot #goals, pure and simple. This beautiful-inside-and-out Houston pair (he’s an academic director, she’s an MBA candidate and former Miss Texas) chose The Post Oak Hotel for their engagement photography session–AND for their upcoming nuptials!–and took full advantage of the luxury property’s many amazing spaces as backdrops. Collaborating closely with his subjects, as he does for with each unique wedding couple he shoots, photographic artist Barett Henry, owner of Civic Photos, brought out the romance and joy radiating from the to-be-weds. Some images are cool and sophisticated, some are flirtatious and playful (that smile, Tristan…no wonder Rachel is crazy about you!!), and some are downright…fire. It’s the perfect union of couple, location and photographer. And it’s the perfect example of the magic that happens when two joyfully in love people allow their hearts to shine through each moment, and each pose. Join us in congratulating Tristan and Rachel on their engagement, and join us on the journey through this gorgeous Civic Photos engagement shoot! Click here to read the rest of this post »

Get The Look: Meghan Markle’s Wedding Dress

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Photo: Andrew Matthews

When Meghan Markle pulled up to St. George’s Chapel last weekend, all eyes were on her, waiting to see the design chosen for her wedding look. Markle stepped out exuding grace and elegance in her Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy gown. If Markle’s timeless chic style is what you aspire for your own special day, we’ve got you covered. Below are similar looks — some available at our favorite salons in Houston — that echo Markle’s royal elegance. Click here to read the rest of this post »

15 Most Stunning Royal Wedding Gowns

Photo: BridalMusings

Actres Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be married Sat., May 19 at Winsdor Castle and anticipation for the royal wedding is at an all-time high with just over a week until the big day. However, very little is known about the details of the wedding leading to specualtion on everything ranging from guest performances to the design of Markle’s gown. The royal family and the bride-to-be have remained tight-lipped when it comes to the gown, but we can be sure it will be stunning. In honor of the pending nuptials, we’ve complied a list of the most stunning royal wedding gowns.

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Celeb Wedding + Open House at Majestic Metro

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Venue: The Majestic Metro | Photo: Larry Fagala

With their strong Houston roots—she attended Memorial High School and the University of Houston Law Center, he’s an Aggie—“The Bachelor’s” Erica Rose and now-hubby Charles Sanders made a fitting choice when they selected the Majestic Metro to hold their winter nuptials. After all, the magnificently restored movie house is a true slice of Houston history. And its Downtown location, just off of Market Square, makes it one of the city’s most central celebration spaces.

Majestic Metro Wedding Bachelor Erica Rose
Photo: Debbie Porter

You can experience this unique and remarkable Houston wedding venue in person, at the Majestic Metro’s Wedding Open House, this Sunday, Feb. 11, from 1-5 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to tour this grand circa-1926 cinema, meet with vendors and sample bites and drinks, as you envision your names and wedding date on the Majestic Metro’s illuminated marquee. RSVP’s are appreciated, so please don’t forget to give yours!

Meanwhile, join us in wishing Erica and Charles congratulations, and, oodles and oodles of love, forever and ever. Mazel tov, y’all!

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Venue: The Majestic Metro | Photo: Larry Fagala

Our Absolute Hands-Down Favorite Celebrity Engagement Rings

It’s engagement season, hence, the perfect time to reflect on our favorite celebrity engagement rings from the past year (while they reflect right back at us–there are some serious dazzlers in the batch, darling…shades are recommended). Feeling inspired by these celeb ring styles? These Houston jewelers can bring the ring look you love to life!

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton Engagement Ring
Photos: Timothy White/Paris Hilton via Twitter

A bit tardy to the celeb-engagement-ring “best of the year” bunch (she said, “Yes” to boyfriend Chris Zylka this past weekend), Paris Hilton more than makes up for her late arrival with sheer carat weight. Her ring, featuring a (gulp) 20-carat pear-shaped center stone is reportedly worth $2 million! Click here to read the rest of this post »