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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 »

Gifts for Grooms, Dad and Groomsmen

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Photo: Ama by Aisha

With Father’s Day and wedding season just around the corner, we’ve got gifts for grooms on the brain. While cuff links (like these beauties) and flasks are traditional can’t-go-wrong choices, they’re not the only options out there. Here are our current picks for useful mementos for groomsmen, guy-friendly welcome bag favors, thank-you’s for Dad, and gifts for your groom-to-be.

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7 Perfect Groomsmen Gifts

Photo: Ray-Ban

For wedding planning, oftentimes the guys can get left out. However, when it comes to getting gifts, don’t forget your groomsmen. What better way to show the wolf pack your appreciation for standing with you on the big day than with a unique keepsake. Coming up with gift ideas for your pals can be a bit tricky compared to the seemingly endless options available to brides. Don’t worry. We have you covered. While cools socks and cuff links can be great gifts, don’t be afraid to go for something different showcasing your personality or those of your friends. When shopping for your groomsmen gifts think more outside the box.

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Groom’s Corner: Wedding Rings For Him

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Photo: Second Shots Photography

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 »