“Gary and I met in New Orleans in August of 2013,” Erin says. “I always joke that it was love at first sight because the night we first met we also shared our first kiss. I was working in New Orleans as a local television broadcaster and Gary was visiting from Nashville on a brief work trip. It was truly serendipity that we ever crossed paths, but from the moment it happened we became inseparable. Five years later, we are planning the wedding of our dreams [Dec. 8, 2018] in Winter Park, Fla. As much as we love the sophisticated romance of our wedding venue and our first engagement shoot, we wanted to create some intimate and authentic images that capture our life in Miami. For our second engagement shoot with Houston-based Civic Photos we visited Española Way, a colorful and vibrant part of South Beach. This is a place we’ll visit for lunch and people-watching on the weekends. We finished the shoot at the modern and luxurious COMO Metropolitan Hotel. We love the Art Deco interior design of the rooms and the tropical-oasis vibes by the pool. The session was a blast to create and we could not be more pleased with the final images. No matter what the future holds for us or where we might live, we will always have these memories of Miami captured through the lens of Civic Photos.” Let’s take a closer look, shall we?? Click here to read the rest of this post »
The story behind Peter and Emelie’s Miami Beach engagement shoot is one of risk-taking, romance and resilience. Peter was living on the Caribbean island of St. Barts when he came across Emelie on Tinder. “She was visiting from Sweden and was on the neighboring island of St Martin,” Peter explains. “I bought her a boat ticket and shipped her right over. We hit it off AMAZINGLY!” A year later, the couple was living on St. Barts when Hurricane Irma barreled down on them, destroying their home and forcing them to flee. “It was a terrifying experience, to say the least,” Peter says. Fortunately, Peter and Emelie were able to find an apartment near the beach in Delray, Fla. And photographer Barett Henry, of Houston-based Civic Photos, was able to capture the essence of the “paradise” they had left behind, in their lovely Miami Beach engagement shoot. “Barett found such a beautiful location for us to shoot at, on the sands of Miami Beach, with a tropical vibe that takes me back to where we first met on St. Barts in the Caribbean,” Emelie says. “I especially love the photographs of Peter and me by the rooftop pool, with the high-rises and big-city feel that our new life in South Florida offers, in the background.” Big thanks to Civic Photos for sharing these sublime images, and to Peter and Emelie for sharing their harrowing, and, ultimately, happy, love story! Click here to read the rest of this post »
Your engagement ring is unlike any other piece of jewelry you’ll own. It will be the single most treasured item in your jewelry collection, and should reflect your own personal style. If classic diamond shapes like oval, pear and emerald cuts are not something you can see yourself rocking (which is perfectly fine), these seven unique engagement rings may be just the chic you seek. Find one you love and visit a jeweler near you to make it yours.
KARL LAGERFELD DIAMOND HEXAGON HALO ENGAGEMENT RING
Reinterpret the classic oval center diamond mounting with a hexagon diamond halo featuring a diamond adorned collar under the head.
What better way to celebrate the royal wedding than with a princess-worthy engagement ring and wedding band of your very own? This weekend, your “I do!” dreams come true, when Zadok Jewelers presents the Royal Wedding Band Event, Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, with a special Tacori preview on May 17. Head over to Houston’s top family-owned jeweler for an exclusive wedding ring shopping experience unlike any other. View and try on rings from distinguished designers including Tacori, Simon G, Henri Daussi, ArtCarved and more. Speak one-on-one with representatives from these acclaimed jewelry design firms and get all the info (and sparkle) you need, to make your decision on the ring you’ll wear…forever. There is no better opportunity in Houston to experience the absolute best in wedding diamonds, engagement ring settings, wedding band design options and custom engagement ring design ideas. We’ll see you there!
When it comes to talk of wedding rings, it’s almost always centered on the ladies. And it’s true, engagement rings are the most important in terms of investment and value (it’s all about the center rock, y’all!). However, we can’t forget about the groom! The groom’s wedding ring will be the single most important piece of jewelry he will own. The groom’s wedding band is not only a physical symbol of his love and commitment but also should speak to his personality. Here are a few groom weddings rings we think he will love, from classic, streamlined styles to edgier, more modern looks. Once he’s picked a style, visit our favorite Houston jewelers to get the ring. Click here to read the rest of this post »