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Trending Engagement Ring Styles For 2019

Photo: Civic Photos | Jewelry: Alku Modern Jewelers | Gown: Parvani Vida Bridal & Formal | Makeup & Hair: Blush Hair & Makeup Artistry

We’re sharing our favorite trending engagement ring styles for 2019 and modern updates to classic ring styles. Take a peek at pretty, sparkly rings below, then hop over to our trusted Houston jewelers and make an appointment to view these show-stopping engagement rings and wedding bands in person.

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Astros’ Ryan Pressly Wedding Registry Party At Bering’s

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Ryan Pressly & Kat Rogers at Bering’s | Photo: Traci Ling

Celebrities: They’re just like us! Take, for example, Astros star reliever Ryan Pressly, who, along with fiancée Kat Rogers—herself a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader—had to make tough decisions about where to turn for their wedding invitations and gift registry. Their choice? Iconic Houston retailer Bering’s! Not only did the couple design their wedding invitation suite through Bering’s stationery department, but they turned registering for their wedding gifts into a full-on event, complete with bubbles, bites and fabulous photos by Traci Ling of their registry adventure, featured in this post. Also featured here: A sneak peek at the couple’s full Bering’s gift registry, plus our super-fun chat with bride Kat, who reveals how she and MLB-record-holder Ryan met, how they picked Bering’s for their invites and gifts, and what gifts she’s most excited about using as a newlywed, after the couple ties the knot this New Year’s Eve in Houston! Click here to read the rest of this post »

Intimate Weddings And Honeymoons At Sara’s Inn

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Venue: Sara’s Inn | Photo: TK Images

Sara’s Inn is historic Houston inn and wedding venue that is picture-perfect for intimate weddings, local honeymoons or romantic staycations. If you are dreaming of a wedding with your nearest and dearest at a beautiful home, consider this historic “painted lady” as a unique wedding venue. Sara’s Inn has graced the Houston Heights for many years, while recent renovations combine the finest in Southern charm with the plush amenities of a modern hotel. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Miami Summer Engagement Shoot By Civic Photos

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“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 »

Miami Beach Engagement Shoot By Civic Photos

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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 »