Though they met many years ago through mutual friends, back then, “The timing just wasn’t right,” says Kevin’s future bride, Julie.
“I was still in school, and long distance relationships can be difficult, so we remained friends for a couple years, hanging out with friends when I would come back to Houston.” Then one fateful day, Kevin asked Julie out on their first real date. “I thought, ‘He is so handsome, and I already know he is such a wonderful guy,’ so I said, ‘Yes.'” Fast-forward to a surprise midweek vacation to Galveston, which found the couple enjoying cocktails at the romantic rooftop bar of The Tremont House. I thought, “‘Oh my gosh, is he going to propose??'” Julie recounts. “But it didn’t happen.” The next morning, as the couple was leaving their hotel, “We walked down to the front of the hotel overlooking the beach…and right up to an arrangement with a bunch of photos of us, flowers, and a sign that read, ‘Marry me.’ I was in shock! I had no idea what was happening at first, he had caught me so off guard.” While planning their wedding, both Julie and Kevin, along with the rest of the city of Houston, were caught off guard by a much less pleasant surprise: Hurricane Harvey. Click here to read the rest of this post »
A secluded wedding venue north of Houston, Southern Lace Estates feels like a destination wedding venue, but is located just minutes from downtown Houston. Nestled within 100 wooded acres, Southern Lace Estates is a private wedding venue and chapel rich with country-chic style and Southern hospitality. This family-owned venue is newly built, and designed to serve Houston area brides who desire an estate-style wedding close to the heart of the city.
Sara’s Inn is historic Houston inn and wedding venue that is picture-perfect for intimate weddings, local honeymoons or romantic staycations. If you are dreaming of a wedding with your nearest and dearest at a beautiful home, consider this historic “painted lady” as a unique wedding venue. Sara’s Inn has graced the Houston Heights for many years, while recent renovations combine the finest in Southern charm with the plush amenities of a modern hotel. Click here to read the rest of this post »
Lounge and live it up at these 10 simple elegant wedding venues in and around Houston. You’ll be in the excellent company of many couples who have chosen these beautiful though not-too-buttoned-down Houston wedding venues for their own relaxed and romantic celebrations!
1. Sara’s Inn
Located in the hip, bustling Houston Heights neighborhood, Sara’s Inn combines Victorian charm with well-appointed accommodations in a unique, vintage-vibe wedding setting. Here, you’ll find antique furnishings, intimate reception spaces and picturesque outdoor areas, including an elegant 1,000-square-foot covered garden patio that makes for a lovely ceremony location. You can also exchange your vows on the front porch steps of the inn or on the rooftop balcony, for a truly special “I do” experience.