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Gatsby-Inspired Anniversary Shoot at La Colombe d’Or by Civic Photos

Houston couple Kristy and Desmond have us falling in love all over again, and again, and again… Just in case you missed it, here’s their contemporary engagement session and gorgeous wedding at Chateau Polonez. And now…we present to you this exceptionally photogenic couple’s exceptionally photographed Gatsby-inspired anniversary shoot at La Colombe d’Or, shot by Barett Henry of Civic Photos. Major #couplegoals, am I right? P.S. You can meet the Civic Photos team at the upcoming I Do! Soiree on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston! Better buy your tickets now before they sell out, ‘cuz once they’re gone… they’re gone. We can’t wait to see you and your boo at I Do!

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Photos: Civic Photos | Venue: La Colombe d’Or

Buy I Do! Tickets and Win a $580 Tech Package from Picture Keeper

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Top Right & Left Photos: Civic Photos | Middle, Bottom Right & Left Photos: Adam Nyholt Photographer

Love means never having to say… “Dang, my storage is full, again??” That’s right, darlings, this week we are showing y’all some love, with a BIG GIVEAWAY that will find one lucky couple flush with media storage for all of the photos, videos and music files they’ll be amassing during the months leading up to the big day—and beyond!

Here’s the scoop: Houston’s legendary luxury wedding event is coming to The Museum of Fine Arts on Oct. 5. Buy your tickets to the I Do! Wedding Soiree by 11:59 this Friday, Sept. 16, and in addition to attending Houston’s one-of-a-kind cocktail bash and wedding-planning fantasyscape, you may also score a technology package from Picture Keeper—the world’s most innovative and user-friendly media storage system.

About the show: The I Do! Wedding Soiree is the ultimate antidote to big-box bridal conventions. Sip fine bubbly, savor delicious food and let yourself and your entourage be pampered and inspired as you tour a dazzling world of magnificent tablescapes and chat one-on-one with Houston’s A-list wedding experts, at Houston’s premier cultural institution, The Museum of Fine Arts. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced…and like everything you’ve always dreamed. Tickets will completely sell out, they always do. If you haven’t snagged yours yet, now’s the time! Here’s why…

About the prize: Buy your tickets by midnight this Friday, and you could win the awesome Picture Keeper Pro, Video Keeper, Tune Keeper AND Picture Keeper Connect—a fantastic $580 media storage package that will allow you to save, find and manage all of your wedding and pre-wedding photos, films and songs, anywhere, anytime!

One ticket-purchaser will win. And we gotta say, we really think it should be…YOU.

Get your tickets now, and get ready for WOW!

2016 “Havana Nights” Client Appreciation Party

Our Weddings in Houston partners create the most incredible celebrations in town, so each year we celebrate them, with a party where Houston’s top wedding pros can let their hair down and get down!

BIG thanks to La Colombe d’Or Hotel and Restaurant, Darryl & Co. for the lovely decor, Civic Photos for the photos, Susie’s Cakes & Confections for the delectable cakes and desserts, Bright Star Productions, Inc for the fab lighting, LG Entertainment for the all-night jams, Lucho Cigars for the cigar rolling station, and Lilu’s Cuban Press for the late night bites! Relive the night with the photos below. We can’t wait to see everyone next year!

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Photos: Civic Photos

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!

Must-Have Items for Every Engaged Couple

Must-Have Items for Every Engaged Couple

Our signature event, the I Do! Soiree, took place last week at The Corinthian and let’s just say—it was one heck of a party! From the fabulous flowers and tablescapes, to the haute couture bridal fashion…it truly was a dream come true. Guests were greeted with fine wine, and a swag bag full of luxury goodies for all of our engaged couples. Our production and editorial team went on a serious beauty and skincare haul to hand-pick the must-have items to get you through your big day. BIG thanks to all of our amazing swag bag sponsors:

We hope everyone enjoyed their swag bags filled with tons of goodies made with love, from us. You can view the lovely pics by Civic Photos here. Sad you missed out? Don’t worry, we’ll keep you updated for the next I Do! Soiree!