Stunning Style Shoot At Hotel Granduca

DC Stanley Photography, Hotel Granduca, Black wedding dress, white wedding dress
Photo: DC Stanley Photography | Video: J. Ernest Media | Venue: Hotel Granduca | Flowers and Decor: Mod Effects Events | Hair and Makeup: Polished Makeup & Hair | Cake: Common Bond Cafe & Bakery | Jewelry: Shaftel Diamonds | Gowns: Modern Affinity

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.

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Make A Statement— Suit Up And Shop This Cover

Photo: Ama By Aisha | Jewelry: Zadok Jewelers | Venue: Iron Manor | Styling: Summar Salah | Makeup + Hair: VCI Artists Victoria Callaway, Amber Livingston & Dennis Clendennen | Pant Suit: Tootsies

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!

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Be Bold, Be Royal With Stunning Sapphire Jewelry

Photo: Ama By Aisha | Jewelry: Zadok Jewelers | Venue: Iron Manor | Styling: Summar Salah | Makeup + Hair: VCI Artists Victoria Callaway, Amber Livingston & Dennis Clendennen | Pant Suit: Tootsies

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!

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Zadok Jewelers Plants New Beginnings

Photo: Larry Fagala | Jewelry: Zadok Jewelers | Wardrobe Styling: Summar Salah | Makeup: VCI Artists Amber Livingston, Anna Kalita | Hair: VCI Artist Dennis Clendennen

Family-owned Zadok Jewelers has long been the engagement ring shopping destination for discerning Houston couples. Their incredible selection, warm service, backed by 6 generations of experience make them the natural choice when you are making a once-in-a-lifetime investment, to commemorate your love.

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