An Art Nouveau Wedding at the Historic AvantGarden

The bride and groom share a kiss at their art nouveau wedding at AvantGarden.
Photo: NaStacia Ellis Photography | Venue, Planner, Florals & Decor: AvantGarden

Lee moved back to Houston from Chicago during the pandemic. At the time, Ali was dating one of Lee’s friends. A few months later, fate intervened, and Ali matched with Lee on a dating app. Since then, the two have been inseparable, building a strong and loving relationship. 

After moving in together, Ali and Lee expanded their family by adopting a chatty tabby cat. Passionate about traveling, the couple impulsively booked a European trip. Lee planned a romantic proposal at the majestic garden of the Palace of Versailles. Concealing the engagement ring box in a sock, Lee knelt and playfully asked Ali to spend her life with him. “It was extremely romantic,” the bride says. 

On April 5, 2024, Ali and Lee exchanged vows at the historic Houston venue AvantGarden. This unique venue, full of character and charm, provided the perfect setting for their enchanting al fresco wedding. The wedding details were inspired by art nouveau, with muted neutrals and greens adorning their nuptials, creating a serene and elegant atmosphere. 

Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour with soulful tunes from a live jazz band while Ali and Lee exchanged private vows. Under the glow of string lights and hanging greenery, romantic florals and gold-accented decor detailed the reception tables. Family and friends celebrated Ali and Lee’s union late into the evening. The night concluded with a magical sparkler send-off before the couple departed on their honeymoon to Cancun, Mexico. 

Congratulations, Ali & Lee!

Keep scrolling to see more details from the couple’s art nouveau wedding at this historic venue in Houston.

The bride gets ready for her art nouveau wedding in Houston.

The bride and her father share a private first look before her ceremony at the Houston wedding venue, AvantGarden.

The bride smiles wearing a floral headband for her art nouveau wedding.

Neutral colors and greenery decorate the outdoor patio at the Houston wedding venue, AvantGarden.

AvantGarden created wedding bouquets with neutral colored florals for the couple's art nouveau wedding.

The bride and groom stand at the alter holding hands during their wedding ceremony.

A 1920s themed poster greets guests for the cocktail hour at their art nouveau wedding.

The bride and groom sip on drinks during their cocktail hour at AvantGarden.

The groom wipes tears from his face during the couple's private vows.

The bride looks at the groom as they exchange private vows after their ceremony.

Greenery and pastel florals drape the ceiling of AvantGarden for the couple's art nouveau wedding.

The bride and groom hold hands and celebrate as they walk into their wedding reception.

Wedding guests watch as the bride and groom share their first dance.

The bride and groom smile into a mirror at their art nouveau wedding at AvantGarden.

The bride and groom celebrate with a glass of champagne beside their wedding cake.

The bride and groom exit their art nouveau wedding with a sparkler send-off.

“An Art Nouveau Wedding at the Historic AvantGarden” Spotlight WiH Partners- Venue, Planner, Florals & Decor: AvantGarden

Contributors- Photo: NaStacia Ellis Photography / Taqueria El Palomo / El Bollio Bakery / Essence of Australia / Brickhouse Bridal / Suit Supply / Dillon Allen / Christly Taylor / Kendra Scott / Eric Willis

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