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Texas Renaissance Festival Wedding Tour 8/1

Texas Renaissance Festival Wedding Tour 8/1

Photos courtesy of Texas Renaissance Festival

Dreaming of a unique, unforgettable fairytale wedding? The Texas Renaissance Festival gives new meaning to storybook romance. Heralding trumpets, flower garlands, a bridal sword arch and carriage processional, feasting and dancing in 16th-century style, and actual fairies—all of these can be part of your nuptial festivities when you say your “I do’s” at the nation’s largest and most celebrated Renaissance Festival.

Want to find out more (and we strongly suggest that you do—seriously, gals, Ren Fest has to be seen to be properly appreciated)? RSVP here or call 800.458.3435 to visit the Texas Renaissance Festival on Saturday, Aug. 1, for an exclusive tour of the festival’s five fabulous garden wedding venues and private reception areas. Learn from Texas Renaissance Festival wedding pros about how you can wed like royalty, in a faraway time and place (located, conveniently, a mere 50 miles northwest of Houston).

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Outdoor Spring Wedding by Civic Photos

It’s true, everything is bigger in Texas- especially weddings. Just ask Houston bride Bella and her hubby about their 1,400-guest reception. The couple had a true Texas spring wedding with blooming orchids, an outdoor reception, and a 16-layer cake! Guests enjoyed the perfect weather and some good ‘ol Southern food: roasted beef, pico, beans and freshly squeezed Lemonade (mmm). Oh and did we mention how stunning Bella looked in her full-sleeve, chic lace bridal gown from Parvani Vida? Thanks Civic Photos for capturing all of the sweet deets from Bella and Irvin’s wedding, we’re in love! Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Civic Photos ~ Bridal Gown: Parvani Vida Bridal & Formal ~ Makeup & Hair: Thalio Beckham

Ashton Gardens Celebrates 10 Years AND a New Wedding Venue!

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

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

Pink, Black & Gold Wedding at Hotel ZaZa by D. Jones Photography

When Kelsie and Michael were planning their Houston wedding, two words came to mind: classy and fabulous. Their choice of venue? Hotel ZaZa, of course. The Arts District property’s sophistication perfectly meshed with their color palette of black, pink and gold. “I wanted a fun wedding that guests would talk about for years to come,” the bride says. The couple and their guests enjoyed a fun-filled evening of dining and dancing–accompanied by neon sunglasses and glow sticks. The night ended with a BOOM (literally)–when a cannon showered guests with celebratory confetti. Sounds like a blast, right? Check out the lovely photos by D. Jones Photography below. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photography: D. Jones Photography ~ Venue: Hotel ZaZa ~ Wedding Gown: Kenneth Pool ~ Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections