Bella, an operations manager, and Larry, a piping designer, traveled to Colorado for a Texans vs Broncos game, but little did Bella know, Larry had the romantic surprise of a lifetime waiting for her on their trip. “On November 1, 2018, we planned a hike to a lake in the mountains with ‘a friend’ of his,” recalls Bella. “Turned out he was a professional photographer. About an hour into the hike he asked me to sit beside him on a rock overlooking the lake. While admiring the beautiful scenery he tried to get romantic but failed, as I refused to stop throwing snow at him. He finally stood me up and got down in one knee and asked to marry me. With tears in my eyes, I accepted.”
A year later, it was only fitting for the travel-loving couple to have an intimate destination wedding in Oahu, Hawaii. The bride and groom exchanged vows in a romantic beachfront ceremony, overlooking the pristine blue waters of Kāne‘ohe Bay, all beautifully documented by Houston wedding photographer Civic Photos and Houston wedding videographer Meant To Be Films. Following their outdoor ceremony, the newlyweds set sail on a private catamaran cruise and joined 72 of their loved ones in an open-air reception surrounded by lush tropical foliage and majestic mountains. Bella describes the wedding decor as, “Tropical with natural flower arrangements that accentuated the beautiful scenery,” featuring a lovely color palette of ivory, gold and burgundy. Guests dined on coconut shrimp, Jamaican jerk chicken and pork, and Mahi Mahi, before dancing the night away under the Hawaiian moonlight. The bride’s favorite moment? “Our first dance after becoming Mrs. Herrera.” Join us in swooning over this beautiful destination wedding in Hawaii. Congratulations, Bella & Larry!
Whether you’re planning an intimate destination elopement, a luxurious wedding weekend on the beach, or if you’re looking to escape virtually, get inspired by these 12 gorgeous destination weddings from around the world!
Stately columns, plantation shutters, elegant iron fixtures and charming indoor and outdoor wedding spaces are the hallmarks of The Estates at Pecan Park, a beautiful new wedding venue located under an hour’s drive from downtown Houston.
Set amidst a picturesque pecan orchard with sprawling green lawns and quaint country views, The Estates at Pecan Park is designed for versatility and elegance in equal measures. Indoor areas include a natural-light-filled blank-slate ballroom space that can be outfitted with different table arrangements, color-wash lighting, flower arches and more. Here, vintage-style chandeliers, large windows and unobstructed reception space allow for timeless celebrations with a destination wedding feel.
No matter how obsessed you are with Snapchat filters, Instagram selfies or blink-and-you’ll-miss-em stories, trust us on this one: For your big day you want classic wedding photography that will stand the test of time. And that’s just what you’ll get when you hire Kate Elizabeth Photography to document your wedding celebration.
Sure, the sweet and super-talented Kate is well-versed in all of the latest image apps, filters and effects. And, as a stylish young Houston gal and wife herself (she met hubby Derek when the two were just 10 years old!), she loves sharing fun photos as much as you do! But when it comes to her wedding couples, this top Houston photographer keeps it classic and exceptionally elegant. Click here to read the rest of this post »
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