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Book Your Galveston Wedding at The Tremont House…and Score!

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Find Your Fairytale at The Tremont House

Photo: Serendipity Photography

With a history dating back to 1839, The Tremont House is one of the Gulf region’s most storied wedding sites. It’s also one of its loveliest. Located in Galveston’s eclectic Strand District, a stone’s throw from manicured parks, magnificent mansions, and Galveston’s finest shops and restaurants, this landmark Wyndham Grand Hotel lets guests know they’re somewhere special, from the moment they arrive. A grand lobby and light-filled atrium lead the way to a collection of graciously appointed guest rooms, including 17 beautiful suites–the perfect accommodation for VIP visiting guests.

Picture this: Making your way to the hotel via horse-drawn carriage, saying “I do” on the breezy rooftop terrace, dancing the night away in the glamorous ballroom, and escaping to your honeymoon suite after your guests bid you farewell with a celebratory sparkler sendoff.

If that’s not enough to convince you, this special offer just might: Book your wedding by March 31 and The Tremont House will upgrade your package with regal chiavari chairs AND your very own signature cocktail—totally free! Stately elegance, historic charm and a couple of prime wedding goodies, gratis: There is no time like right now to book your glorious Galveston destination wedding. Contact The Tremont House here for available wedding dates and additional details.

Blush & Gold Wedding by Christa Elyce Photography

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

From high school acquaintances to college sweethearts, Jessica and Lukas hit it off at a fateful New Year’s Eve party, where the pair spent the whole evening talking beside a crackling campfire. Four years later, the two lovebirds graduated together from Texas A&M–and not long after, Lukas surprised Jessica by popping the question: “He decided to take me to the restaurant we went on our first big date,” recalls the bride. “I somehow was completely clueless to what was really happening.” Once they finished eating, Lukas got down on one knee and asked Jessica to be his wife… “Obviously, I said yes!” Afterwards, the couple met up with family and friends at the fabulous Hotel ZaZa to celebrate their newly-engaged status. According to Jessica, “the whole night was absolutely perfect.” Fast-forward to the pair’s summer wedding at The Parador, complete with an emotional ceremony (“we were both bawling”) and a romantic reception with an “eclectic feel” that was achieved with lots of candles, mercury glass and blush flower arrangements. Check out their GORGEOUS photos from Christa Elyce Photography below!

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Photos: Christa Elyce Photography ~ Ceremony & Reception: The Parador ~ Bridal & Groom Suites: The Magnolia Hotel ~ Mother of the Bride Dress: T. Carolyn Fashions ~ Wedding Night Accommodations: Hotel ZaZa

Navy, Ivory, Gold & Coral Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston by Steve Lee Photography

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Casey and Bill’s love story started while they were both in high school living as expats in Trinidad. They decided to part ways after being accepted to different colleges but later re-kindled their relationship during their last semester of college. A few years later, back in the U.S., Bill planned a sweet trip to Galveston with Casey for her birthday. “Bill planned to propose in Galveston, but after holding on to the ring for a two hours waiting for me to arrive at his house, he decided he couldn’t wait much longer,” Casey recounts. “We were sitting at his kitchen table where I was finishing up a work call. As soon as I hung up I jumped up and apologized for our delay and told him I was ready to go. He stood up to deliver the proposal speech he had prepared, but couldn’t get a word out. He dropped down on one knee and went straight to the question. I have never been more surprised in my life!” Casey says. The lovebirds planned their picture-perfect summer wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston where Casey wed Bill in a gorgeous Anne Barge gown from Ivory Bridal Atelier. The couple’s favorite moment? “We danced to Soca music with several guests who were expats in Trinidad with us. We got to relive the culture we grew up in and show our American friends and family,” says Casey. We’ll let the beautiful photos by Steve Lee do the rest of the talking for us. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Steve Lee Photography ~ Reception: Four Seasons Hotel Houston ~ Wedding Dress: Anne Barge from Ivory Bridal Atelier ~ Baker: Who Made The Cake! ~ Decor & Rentals: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design ~ Invitations: Katie & Co. ~ Videographer: Sculpting with Time Productions ~ Registry: Bering’s ~ Consultant: Two Be Wed

Ashton Gardens Celebrates 10 Years AND a New Wedding Venue!

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Ashton Gardens Celebrates 10 Years AND a New Wedding Venue!

Photos: Enmuse Photography

A secluded forest. A glass-enclosed chapel looking out upon lush greenery. A storybook landscape of intimate courtyards, murmuring fountains and trellised paths. An elegant ballroom, where floor-to-ceiling windows frame a backdrop of natural beauty, and twinkling chandeliers set the mood for celebration.

If this sounds like your idea of the perfect Houston wedding venue, then let us introduce you to perfection: Ashton Gardens. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Houston’s romantic retreat offers an all-in-one wedding experience. Prepare for your wedding in your private bridal suite, make your way down the aisle to the sound of live vocalists perched in the chapel loft, join your guests for gourmet dining and lively dancing in the candlelit ballroom, adjourn to a tented courtyard (optional) for late-night lounging—Ashton Gardens offers all this and more.

And speaking of more: This summer Ashton Gardens debuts a second site—Ashton Gardens West Houston, where you’ll find all the signature features of Ashton Gardens, in a picturesque Katy-area location.

North or West, ceremony and reception or your choice of either, intimate and cozy or grand and glamorous, in-house decor or custom design: Ashton Gardens is the site you’ve been searching for. See it in person, and start planning the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Call today to schedule your tour!

Black, White & Blue Wedding at Crystal Ballroom at The Rice by Ever & Anon Photography

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Michael planned the sweetest proposal for his high school sweetheart Sarah. “After dinner, Michael told me to put a blindfold on. He took me to several places around Kingwood where we had special memories: our first kiss, where he first told me he loved me, and our old high school meet-up spot. At each stop, Michael gave me a rose and proceeded to tell me a reason why he loved me at every spot. The final stop was at the golf course where Michael and I had our first date. When I took off the blindfold, he was down on one knee with rose petals scattered around him and a bottle of champagne. After I said “yes”, Michael had gathered both of our families to celebrate,” says bride Sarah. A sweet proposal story like this deserves an even sweeter wedding. Just take a look at the fabulous pictures by Ever & Anon Photography. We can guarantee you’ll be swooning. Best wishes and congrats to the newlyweds!

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Photography: Ever & Anon Photography ~ Venue: Crystal Ballroom at The Rice ~ Caterer: Sambuca Catering ~ Wedding Dress: Brickhouse Bridal ~ Gown Alterations: MW Couture ~ Shoes: Jimmy Choo