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Luxury Meets Comfort in These 6 Gifts for Newlywed Nests

Lit candles, cozy blanket… cue the relaxation. We are here to provide you with some aromatherapy—and some retail therapy. Take time to unwind with these hand-picked goodies…perfect for hostess gifts and wedding registries. We’re sure they’ll bring comfort and serenity to your newlywed home sweet home…or any home!

Curated Comforts

1. Michael Aram ‘Enchanted Garden’ Candle: Michael Aram 2. Michael Aram ‘Enchanted Garden’ Caviar Dish & Spoon: Michael Aram 3. Italian Wool Alpaca Cable Knit Throw: Restoration Hardware 4. Matouk ‘Auberge’ Monogrammed Letter Towel: Kuhl Linscomb 5. Antica Farmacista Damascena Rose, Orris & Oud Bath Salts: Antica Farmacista 6. ‘Louis’ Pet Bed: Restoration Hardware

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7 Classic Pieces to Help Start Your Heirloom Jewelry Collection

Whether you start with classic pearl earrings or a dazzling diamond pendant, building an heirloom jewelry collection is not about instant gratification; it happens over time. And the best time to start is with your wedding! We turned to our Houston jewelers for some iconic pieces to cherish for eternity—and they came back to us with pure, shimmering perfection. Happy shopping, darlings!

Luster & Legacy

Mikimoto Pearl Necklace: Zadok Jewelers | Nazarelle White Gold, Alexandrite & Diamond Ring: Nazar’s Fine Jewelry | Simon G. Rose & White Gold Pendant: Shannon Fine Jewelry | Penny Preville White Gold Deco Band: Donoho’s Jewellers | Chopard Rose Gold, Stainless Steel & Diamond Watch: Zadok Jewelers | Jude Frances “Provence” Diamond, Rose Quartz & White Gold Earrings: Loggins Jewelers | Custom “Charlize” Gold & Diamond Engagement Ring: Eklektic Jewelry Studio

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Gold & Black Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by Civic Photos

Sharon and Manuel’s fate was sealed when they were attending a salsa dancing event one night in March of 2012. Manuel’s best friend instantly saw how perfect the two would be together, so he introduced them. A few years later, Manuel knew he was more than ready to make Sharon his wife and had a surprise proposal planned. One January evening, the couple made a trip to Hermann Park in Houston’s Museum District. Manuel led Sharon over to a romantic little gazebo and asked Sharon to be his, forever. He even hired a photographer to capture the moment from a hidden location (bonus points!) But Manuel’s plans didn’t stop there. He had dinner arrangements for them to get to…where their families were waiting to celebrate! Seriously, could this engagement get any sweeter? The two said vows and celebrated their love story with a ceremony and reception at Houston’s ultra-chic Hotel ZaZa. Their gold and black color palette was a perfectly stunning complement to the hotel’s deeply romantic tones. The couple remembers having the most divine wedding cakes, courtesy of Who Made The Cake, for their celebration: “The main cake was made with Italian cream with vanilla ice cream in one tier and raspberry cake with raspberry filling in another”—and to add to that decadence—“The [Star Wars theme] groom’s cake was chocolate on chocolate.” Yum. Sharon recounts: “One of my favorite moments was when my husband surprised me with a song, playing the conga with the band. It was amazing!” We wish the newlyweds a life filled with love and even more wonderful memories. Thank you, Civic Photos, for capturing the beauty, joy and exhilaration of Manuel and Sharon’s celebration!

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Photos: Civic Photos | Venue: Hotel ZaZa | Bridal Gown: Stephen Yearick from Weddings by Debbie | Mother of the Bride Attire: T. Carolyn Fashions | Baker: Who Made The Cake!

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5 Tea Time Items You Need On Your Wedding Registry

Grab the scanner, lovelies! It’s time to start building that wedding gift registry. We pulled the perfect tea cups, saucers and stemware for entertaining guests, or simply serving up a romantic dinner for you and your boo. If you’re falling for these sweet pieces like us, you can register for some of these items at local Houston wedding-registry retailers and specialty stores!

Tea for Two

1. Assorted Teacups & Stemware: Bering’s 2. ‘Take A Dine To It’ Cutlery Set: Mod Cloth 3. ‘White Butterfly Garden’ Wine Cooler, Round Tray, Tumbler’s & Coasters: Mackenzie-Childs 4. Bernardaud ‘Constance’ Set: Bering’s 5. Richard Brendon ‘Reflect’ Gold Teacup & ‘Patternity’ Saucer: Kuhl-Linscomb

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7 Contouring and Highlighting Products You Need

You’re never fully dressed without a smile…and your bridal beauty look is not complete without a great highlight and contour! We dove into the depths of makeup artistry and pulled some of our favorite illuminating, concealing,and contouring products for y’all. Happy highlighting, beauty queens, xo.

Get Your Glow On

1. Guerlaind Precious Light Illuminator & Concealer: Sephora 2. Benefit High Beam Highlighter: Benefit Cosmetics 3. Lucky Cat Beauty Camofleur Concealer: Lucky Cat Beauty 4. Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlighter: Clinique 5. Model Launcher Contour Powder Duo in Afternoon Delight: Model Launcher 6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit in Medium to Tan: Sephora 7. Givenchy Beauty La Revelation Originelle Highlighting Powder: Barneys NY

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