Zach and Elizabeth’s paths crossed multiple times, but their love story didn’t begin until 2018. Then, on January 29, 2021, while the couple enjoyed a celebratory dinner for Zach’s new job and a move to Austin, their friends were busy preparing for Zach’s romantic proposal. Elizabeth says, “When Zach and I returned from dinner, he “popped” the question with just the two of us then continued the surprises by calling our parents who were waiting nearby to join the celebration.”
Roll out the red carpet because Houston-based wedding photographer Stephania Campos is back on the blog, this time with her glamorous Hollywood engagement editorial that we are beyond thrilled to share with you!
Stephania kept the engagement editorial simple, yet utterly glamorous by choosing iconic and natural settings. Taking advantage of the Hollywood hills and golden sunlight, Stephania beautifully captures the sweet embraces and candid moments of this lovely couple at Griffith Observatory and while strolling through Beverly Hills. Not only does Stephania thoughtfully document these dreamy moments, but she also uses her background in fashion photography to effortlessly capture the details of the model’s stunning Art Deco-inspired Monique Lhuillier gown. We love how this seductive flesh tone tulle gown draws the eye to its glittering black beaded and sequined Art Deco design and gives way to a trailing mermaid hem, perfectly paired with a chic Gucci purse.
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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?’”
She wore a gorgeous strapless Maggie Sottero wedding dress from Weddings by Debbie, and her bridal party wore rose gold sequined dresses.
For their wedding reception, a jewel-tone color palette with gold accents brought depth and glamour to their chosen Art Deco wedding theme.
Favorite moments? “Our traditional Arab grand entrance to the reception. It was so special,” recounts Faye.
Congrats to the newlyweds, and thanks Civic Photos for the beautiful pics!
It was Tyler’s birthday, and Sabreena wanted to make sure it was special, since he had driven five hours from Arlington to Houston to celebrate with her. Little did she know that Tyler had something extra special in store for her! They went to an Italian restaurant since it was his favorite cuisine. As they were checking out the menu, Tyler said, “I don’t want any of this.” Sabreena panicked because she was the one who chose this restaurant, and she started to scan the menu to see if she could find something he would like. As soon as she placed the menu down, she noticed he was no longer in his seat, and in fact, down on one knee in front of her. He said, “All I want is you.” Aww! How could she say no?
Sabreena strutted down the aisle wearing a lovely full-sleeved lace gown from Weddings by Debbie, and the couple said their “I do’s” in front of their dearest family and friends.
Their Gatsby-themed wedding at the Crystal Ballroom at The Rice was full of swanky 20’s-inspired details including a metallic gold, black and ivory wedding cake from Cakes by Gina, soft candlelight to accent the Art Deco decor, and escort table numbers inspired by characters from The Great Gatsby.
We wish these two a lifetime of love and happiness. Thanks Civic Photos for the gorgeous photos!
Photos: Civic Photos | Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Rice | Catering: Sambuca | Baker: Cakes by Gina | Wedding Dress: Weddings by Debbie | Music, Entertainment, Lighting & Photo Booth: LG Entertainment
Since her grandparents wed, everyone in Claudia’s family has married at her family’s church—St. Anne Catholic Church—and celebrated their nuptials at River Oaks Country Club. And when it came time for Claudia to be joined in blessed union with her beloved Erik, the bride carried on the tradition in gracious and gorgeous style, with help from planner Jo Ann Schwartz Woodward of Schwartz & Woodward. Carrying a bouquet accented with a green crystal rosary that had been blessed by Pope John Paul II—a gift from the groom—as well as an heirloom Art Deco brooch and an antique monogrammed handkerchief, Claudia said, “I do,” to Erik, and he to his bride, in the presence of more than 400 family members and friends. A mix of light-pink damask and sheer-satin-stripe soft-white tablecloths from Elegant Beginnings set a romantic, feminine tone for the reception, with its elegant, Art Deco decor scheme. Claudia’s Chanel-inspired Who Made The Cake cake, featuring a pale-pink bow, pearl accents and an Art Deco brooch? Perhaps one of our favorites, ever! We are so happy for this lovely, loving Houston couple, and so thankful to photographer Tomas Ramos for his wonderful photos of this opulent, elegant wedding.
Photos: Tomas Ramos of NICO Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Pnina Tournai ~ Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo ~ Cake: Who Made The Cake ~ Consultant: Schwartz & Woodward ~ Linens: Elegant Beginnings ~ Programs: Katie & Co. ~ Videography: A&A Video Productions