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Beach Destination Wedding By Civic Photos

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Photo: Civic Photos

Starting out as friendly acquaintances at work, ShaQuita and Calvin’s relationship grew following a night out with friends. As they stayed up until five in the morning, it was clear sparks were flying between them, and it wasn’t long before their friendship turned into romance. Five happy years later, Calvin decided ShaQuita was the one for him, and enlisted the help of her mother with his surprise proposal. At a family crawfish boil, “surrounded by family and friends that were all in on it,” the future bride said, “Yes,” through tears of joy. Along with 50 close friends and family, ShaQuita and Calvin made their way to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for a beautiful beach destination wedding. “We were looking for a tropical getaway, especially since Calvin loves the beach,” says the bride. Following their sweet beach ceremony, the lovebirds and their guests feasted on grilled salmon with sweet potatoes and enjoyed serenades from a mariachi band. “The sunset was perfect!” recalls ShaQuita. “If we could do it all over again we wouldn’t change a thing.” See for yourself this lovely couple’s festivities, captured by the talented Houston wedding photography studio Civic Photos! Click here to read the rest of this post »

3 Ultra Southern Wedding Venues We Love

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Photo: Courtesy Of Montage Palmetto Bluff

As one of the country’s southernmost cities, Houston’s culture is as Southern as it is Texan. And Houston to-be-weds, along with their families, have an affinity for the gracious hospitality, relaxed luxury and fabulous food and drink the South is known for. These three distinguished Southern destination properties welcome Houston couples and their loved ones to sip, dine, dance and say, “I do,” surrounded by regal decor, lush landscapes and iconic Southern scenes.

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Photo: Courtesy Of Montage Palmetto Bluff
1. MONTAGE PALMETTO BLUFF

A classic country-chapel ceremony and total-escape resort celebration all in one? You can have your wedding cake and eat it, too, at the Montage Palmetto Bluff, located in the lush Lowcountry of South Carolina. Jack Nicklaus signature golf, sport shooting, yachting, equestrian activities and strolling through the extraordinary Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, are just a few of the innumerable things you and your guests can do at the Montage. But don’t tucker yourself out, to-be-wed. You’ll want to save energy for your “I do’s” in the picture-perfect May River Chapel, or the grand Somerset Chapel—both offering gorgeous views, and streams of South Carolina sunlight. Click here to read the rest of this post »

6 Texas Destination Wedding Venues Near Houston

Forget passports, plane fares and complicated travel logistics…these six Texas destination wedding venues offer a full weekend wedding experience, just a short drive away from downtown Houston.

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Venue: Briscoe Manor | Photo: Mustard Seed Photography

1. BRISCOE MANOR

SAY I DO: Nestled among pecan and oak trees on a serene 50-acre estate whose history dates back to the early 19th century, Richmond’s Briscoe Manor welcomes couples to say their vows in a stately limestone chapel (the photo ops are out of this world!), and invites celebrants to take full advantage of Click here to read the rest of this post »

Nearby Destination Wedding Venue: 15 Acres

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Venue: 15 Acres | Photo: Dream Photo & Video

Like something out of a sun-dappled dream, destination wedding venue 15 Acres simply…appears…in the Texas countryside, just minutes outside of Houston. No wonder Houston-based couples are gaga for this gorgeous 300-capacity site!

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Photo: Courtesy of 15 Acres

Ceremony options at 15 Acres include the venue’s spacious covered patio, which can be cooled or heated for maximum comfort in any season. Indoor reception space takes full advantage of the picturesque green setting, with tons of oversized windows and tall French doors. And when it comes to pre-wedding prep space for both brides and grooms, it’s hard to beat 15 Acres’ lavish bridal suite and awesome groom’s cabin (which even boasts a stocked fishing pond!).

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Photo: Courtesy of 15 Acres

Schedule your appointment to visit this unique new Houston-adjacent destination wedding venue, and experience in person all that 15 Acres has to offer. Are you or your spouse-to-be an active military member or first responder? Make sure to ask the 15 Acres event staff about special discounts, available just for you. And stay tuned for details about 15 Acres’ Wedding Open House, coming up in August (date TBA)!

The Tremont House Wedding Booking Special!

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Location: The Tremont House | Photo: The Cotton Collective
Jazz Age opulence meets Galveston Island history at the one-and-only Tremont House, on storied Ships Mechanic Row.

Book your unforgettable Gulf Coast wedding at this gorgeous Wyndham Grand Hotel by June 30, 2018, and you’ll not only enjoy the charm of the exposed-brick Sam Houston Room (a favorite for ceremonies) and the splendor of the Tremont House Ballroom, you’ll also score your choice of one of the following upgrades for your Galveston destination wedding, completely free of charge: Click here to read the rest of this post »