August 2nd, 2017
{Jewel-Tone Art Deco Wedding by Civic Photos}
 

Faye and Oussama were connected before they ever met—their families were long-time friends and the pair knew of each other but never spoke until the summer of 2013 when they both happened to be in Lebanon visiting family. “We ran into each other at the beach and instantly felt a connection. We spent the entire week together, and hit it off! Oussama and I ended up dating each other long distance for almost two years,” says Faye.

Faye gave us all the deets on how Oussama popped the question: “It was our two-year anniversary. After dinner, we went home, and once I walked in I noticed one of the rooms had lights strung all over the walls and candles everywhere. Oussama then handed me a Starbucks cup with my favorite coffee cup that said, ‘Will you marry me?’”

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She wore a gorgeous strapless Maggie Sottero wedding dress from Weddings by Debbie, and her bridal party wore rose gold sequined dresses.

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For their wedding reception, a jewel-tone color palette with gold accents brought depth and glamour to their chosen Art Deco wedding theme.

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Favorite moments? “Our traditional Arab grand entrance to the reception. It was so special,” recounts Faye.

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Congrats to the newlyweds, and thanks Civic Photos for the beautiful pics!

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August 1st, 2017
{11 Items Every Dapper Groom Needs}
 

There’s no doubt that a black tux is a dapper look, but for the modern groom, we love the idea of a twist on the classics. When it comes to your wedding-day menswear, up your #ootd game with a crisp white suit jacket paired with a black bowtie for an ultra-sleek look. Don’t forget to accessorize with a pair of swank groom’s cufflinks, and treat yoself to a fine Scotch, along with a Cuban-seed hand-rolled cigar from Lucho Cigars. Trust us, your spouse-to-be will be proud once they see what you’ve pulled together all by yourself—with our help, natch ;). Check out the full groomswear look below, along with some extra items you’re gonna need to get through your wedding day. Cheers, and happy shopping!

Groom-Wedding-Style 1.  Suit Supply White Dinner Jacket: Suit Supply 2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Eau de Parfum: Mr. Porter 3. Flight 001 Mini Bar Kit: Flight 001 4. Herbivore Botanicals Beard Tonic: Herbivore Botanicals 5. The Tie Bar Refinado Dots Bow Tie: The Tie Bar 6. Jason Markk Stain Repellent: Jason Markk 7. Victor Velyan Cufflinks: Lewis Jewelers 8. Cuban Seed Hand-Rolled Cigars: Lucho Cigars 9. Christofle Jardin D’Eden Crystal Old Fashioned Glass: Christofle 10. Snake Bite Co. Natural Leather Wax: Snake Bite Co. 11. Suit Supply Black Tuxedo Shoes: Suit Supply

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July 31st, 2017
{Burgundy, Ivory & Gold Wedding at Northgate Country Club}
 

Facebook is a great way of connecting with family, old friends and even, in some cases, your future bae. Case in point: Makia and Sean. They attended the same church growing up, parted ways and eventually reconnected on Facebook, where casual chat turned into something that just felt…right.

It was Makia’s birthday and Sean wanted to make sure that this one was extra special. “We went rock climbing the morning of my birthday—I didn’t understand why we had to go SO early. Little did I know that Sean sneakily planted the ring in a red box on the rock climbing wall. Silly me, I ended up passing up the box and Sean had to point it out for me to notice (lol). Once I opened up the box, I was so surprised to see the ring,” says Makia.

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Makia says, “We wanted a wedding that was classic and elegant, with a color palette of burgundy, champagne and ivory. The theme perfectly complemented our venue, Northgate Country Club .”

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We couldn’t be happier for these two lovebirds. Congratulations and best wishes!

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July 28th, 2017
{11 Unique Engagement Rings That’ll Make You Say, “I do!”}
 

It is the symbol of your promise, and is meant to be a source of joy, every day of your marriage…so better make sure it’s exactly what you want! Check out the 11 unique engagement ring and wedding band styles below, and see which one speaks to your style. Better yet—go try them on with your boo at local Houston jewelers! Happy shopping, xo!

Engagement-Rings 1. Rahaminov Diamond & Rose Gold Engagement Ring: Donoho’s Jewellers 2. Antoinette Engagement Ring: Trumpet & Horn 3. Pink Gold & Diamond Engagement Ring: Loggins Jewelers 4. Ashoka Diamond Engagement Ring: Lewis Jewelers 5. Nazarelle Diamond Engagement Ring: Nazar’s Fine Jewelery 6. Cliff Engagement Ring: Eklektic Jewelry Studio 7. Simon G. Diamond Band: Zadok Jewelers 8. Rina Limor Diamond Engagement Ring: Loggins Jewelers 9. Christopher Designs L’Amour Diamond Engagement Ring: Donoho’s Jewellers 10. Lewis Luxe Engagement Ring & Wedding Band: Lewis Jewelers 11. Tacori Rose Gold & Oval Diamond Engagement Ring: Zadok Jewelers

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July 27th, 2017
{6 Bridal Beauty Products For A Warm, Summery Look Any Time Of Year}
 

Whether you plan on autumn “I do’s,” a seasonal winter wedding, or a celebration right in the heart of summer, we have sheet masks, highlighters and hair products that’ll tame your frizz, perk up your skin and give you the subtle glow you crave. Check out our editor’s picks below, and get ready to prep, prime and show off that gorgeous face!

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1. Shu Uemura Texture Wave: Azur Salon at West Ave 2. Chanel Longwear Nail Color in Tulle: Saks Fifth Avenue 3. Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter Powder: Benefit Cosmetics 4. Lizush Bath Bomb Gift Set: Lizush 5. Mizon Nourishing Mask: Peach & Lily 6. Nyoka Gregory Beauty Lippie in Sand Dollar: Nyoka Gregory Beauty

 

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