“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 »
Houston wedding expert Shari Costigan of Events de Luxe evokes the timeless traditions of the South, with this ivory and gold styled shoot featuring fellow Weddings In Houston partners Sandlewood Manor, Civic Photos and Cakes by Gina. The vintage Southern wedding charm of this plantation-inspired Houston wedding venue comes to life through lush ivory flowers paired with gold-trimmed tableware, shimmering sequins and dramatic pops of black. A classic Southern wedding venue, tons of black and gold wedding decor accents, and a backdrop of picturesque scenery make for a perfect wedding celebration. Want to bring the same level of Southern sophistication to your own big day? Reach out to our spotlight Houston vendors, and make sure to let them know you found them on Weddings in Houston—Houston’s go-to resource for everything wedding!
“Ivory And Gold Styled Shoot By Events De Luxe” Spotlight Vendors — Photography: Civic Photos | Planning, Coordination, Styling, Flowers & Decor: Events de Luxe | Venue: Sandlewood Manor | Cake: Cakes By Gina
Contributing Vendors: Yellow Rose Calligraphy, Hèritage Macarons, Something BLUE, Gems Dots Jewelry, Big Ass Balloons
The Duchess of Sussex’s wedding to the Duke is behind this royal-wedding-inspired shoot, photographed by Jessica Frey Photography at majestic Houston wedding venue Chateau Cocomar. Located in the Champions area of North Houston, this European-modeled chateau offers the perfect backdrop for a styled wedding shoot full of regal romance. With a light and airy color palette of blush and peach with gold accents, and tons of delicate gilded details, this weddingscape feels both classic and utterly modern. Inspired to bring a regal ambiance to your Houston wedding celebration? Reach out to our spotlight Houston wedding vendors to get the royal treatment for your own special day! 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 »
Listen up, you guys: If you’re not planning to have a wedding photo booth at your bash, we’ve got something that’s gonna change your mind. Oh Snap Selfie Photo Booth has an awesome selection of photo booth and photo sharing options for weddings and pre-wedding celebrations (bachelorette parties, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners…you get the picture ; ), that fit into any environment, from super-swanky to low-key and laid-back. We’re especially into their Boomerang GIF Booths and 3D Selfie Booths, both of which are “open air,” so everyone who wants to can check out your photo booth hijinks while they wait to make their own (slightly embarrassing, totally fun) memories. Wanna kick it up a notch? Click here to read the rest of this post »