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Castle Wedding Venue: Chateau Polonez

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Venue: Chateau Polonez | Photo: Jonathan Ivy Photography
If you think you have to make the long trek to Europe to find a true fairytale castle wedding venue, we’ve got some very good news for you.

Dramatic double staircase, dazzling crystal chandeliers, opulent ballroom, and a spectacular painted domed ceiling…Chateau Polonez is the real deal, y’all. And it’s located just about a 35 minute drive from downtown Houston. Intrigued?

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Venue: Chateau Polonez | Photo: Civic Photos
It’s not just what’s on the inside that makes Chateau Polonez such a magnificent spot for a Houston fairytale wedding.

As any genuine castle wedding venue should, Chateau Polonez has plenty of enticing outdoor features, too. Dreaming of an outdoor ceremony for your castle wedding? The expansive terrace, featuring a grand outdoor fireplace is the perfect setting for al fresco “I do’s.” Or perhaps you’d prefer the charming gazebo overlooking the sparkling lake for your regal-but-relaxed exchange of vows. Chateau Polonez has that, too! Then, of course, there’s the sheer grandeur of the venue’s entrance, from the moment you and your guests pull up to the impressive porte-cochere and take in the view of the chateau’s soaring columns.

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Venue: Chateau Polonez | Photo: Civic Photos
We love Chateau Polonez so much, we chose it for one of our most beautiful styled shoots!

Feast your eyes on “A Toast To Love,” styled by top Houston wedding planner A Day To Remember, and photographed by the great Civic Photos, and shot on Chateau Polonez’s lovely outdoor grounds. Then, schedule your appointment to tour this one-of-a-kind, family-owned Houston wedding venue and envision for yourself your very own “happily ever after” fairytale wedding day! And don’t forget to tell them you found them on Weddings in Houston : )) Happy planning, loves!

 

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Winter Ashton Gardens Wedding

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Photo: The Silhouette Studio

Long, long before their beautiful Ashton Gardens wedding, there was the first moment Sarah and Trevor met, when they were only 12 years old. “My family had moved to Houston and began attending the same church as Trevor’s family,” Sarah explains. “Trevor and I were each other’s first kiss in high school, and we deeply cared for one another from an early age.” When it came time for college, the two went their separate ways, as high-school sweethearts often do. It would be 10 years before they saw each other again, this time at a different church in Houston, where they both resided once again. Because her mother had, sadly, passed away four years prior to her wedding, Sarah’s father stepped up to take over “so many roles to help me with the wedding,” she recounts, “including sweetly buttoning me into my gown, since my mom was not there.” Not just that, the bride says, but, “He also gifted me with an oil painting of my mother, which reserved the spot in the front pew where she would have sat,” Sarah says. “I loved getting to save that space for her.” And we love getting to share Sarah and Trevor’s poignant wedding story and Houston winter wedding with y’all. Congratulations to the happy couple!

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“Winter Ashton Gardens Wedding” Photography: The Silhouette Studio—Spotlight Vendors: Venue & Catering: Ashton Gardens West | Ballroom Draping: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design | Videography: Reverent Wedding Films **SEE VIDEO HERE

Contributors: Thorn Floral, Who Made The Cake, Misora Bridal Boutique, Suit & Tie Entertainment

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Luxe Chateau Cocomar Wedding

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Photo: Us Plus Love Photography

Nikki and Garrett were best friends in high school, but it wasn’t until years later when their romance began. “We met back up in our hometown in 2012 over Christmas break and the rest is history!” Nikki says. Following a romantic proposal on the Austin 360 Bridge, the couple gathered 150 of their closest family and friends to seal their union of love in an elegant ceremony. For their luxe Chateau Cocomar wedding, the pair opted for a dazzling array of sparkling crystals, white florals and gold accents–including an “OMG!” cake from Cakes By Gina. As for fairytale wedding setting Chateau Cocomar, “The venue was everything I could have imaged for my special day,” recalls the bride. “There are no words to describe my amazing wedding, you have to see pictures!” We couldn’t agree more…so check ’em out here. And join us in wishing a lifetime of happiness to this sweet couple!

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“Luxe Chateau Cocomar Wedding” Photography: Us Plus Love Photography—Spotlight Vendors: Venue: Chateau Cocomar | Cake: Cakes By Gina

Contributors: New Seasons Catering, Keisha’s Kreations, The Princess Bridal, Brickhouse Bridal, Luxe Films

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California Texas Wedding At The Petroleum Club

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Photo: Chris Wineinger Photography

Ahem, gentlemen, take notice: “What struck me about Matt’s online dating profile were his adorable smile (and dimples!), his ambition, and the fact that he was holding a puppy.” That’s what Marjorie initially thought of the man who would eventually become her husband. “Matt had moved to Houston for his residency at Texas Children’s Hospital after completing medical school at the University of Southern California,” she notes. “He did not know a single soul upon moving here, so he immediately signed up for online dating. I moved to Houston that same summer to intern at Texas Children’s Hospital while working on my MBA through Baylor University. Some friends of mine encouraged me to give eHarmony a try.” And there you have it. After eventually jetting back to California to retrieve his great-great-grandmother’s ring, then privately asking Marjorie’s dad for her hand in marriage, Matt popped the question in front of both sets of parents. He was, we’re happy to report, blessed with a hearty, “YES!!” The couple’s California Texas wedding at The Petroleum Club Of Houston paid homage to the bride’s and groom’s backgrounds, especially with the food: fish tacos and In-N-Out burgers for his, beef tenderloin and “Texas margaritas” for hers. Click here to read the rest of this post »

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Hot Houston Wedding Music: Emerald City Band

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One of the absolute hottest acts on the Houston wedding music scene is also one of the hottest bands around, period.

If you’ve heard all the recent buzz about Emerald City Band, it’s with good reason: This incredible music outfit sizzles. No–it SCORCHES. With a client list that includes everyone from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, to the Super Bowl, to the White House (yes, THAT White House), this nationally renowned super group has rocked some of the highest-profile weddings in the country. And they wanna rock yours. Click here to read the rest of this post »

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