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 »
The convenience of a hotel wedding is a huge plus for many engaged Houston couples. Hosting your various pre-wedding celebrations, ceremony, reception, and accommodations at one venue means no traffic, inclement weather is not an issue, and large weddings are handled professionally and with ease. Longtime Weddings in Houston partner Houston Marriott North ticks all the boxes, with the right ballroom space for any size hotel wedding or celebration and a team of seasoned event professionals on hand.
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.
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!
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.
Brian had just moved from Denver to Austin to join his family’s business, and Rachel was in her second year of an OB/Gyn residency in Austin, when they met on a dating app.
A few days of chat led to a Happy Hour beer at a local watering hole…and hours of conversation. And just like that, the pair fell in love. Following their Wimberley engagement on a wine-tasting weekend, the pair set out to plan a wedding that would express their love of travel and their passion for adventure. But it was a bittersweet journey. During the couple’s engagement, Rachel’s father passed, tragically, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The pair turned their attention toward making their wedding an occasion “to celebrate life, and all its vibrancy,” in his honor. Their vision for their Texas spring wedding started with the perfect venue: The Terrace Club in Dripping Springs, set against a backdrop of rolling Hill Country landscape. To bring the vibrancy they sought to their already beautiful Hill Country wedding venue, they chose a colorful wedding palette of soft pink and peach tones amped up by pops of bright pink, cobalt blue and sage green. “As we planned our wedding day, we focused on a hosting a fun, beautiful, joyful spring weekend celebrating love in the company of our favorite people,” Rachel recounts. “We had envisioned a sunset ceremony overlooking the Texas Hill Country that we call home.” But Mother Nature had other plans: “Unfortunately, as can happen in Texas, a week full of gorgeous days led up to a torrential downpour on our wedding day.” But the easygoing, adventure-loving couple didn’t panic. Instead, they relied on the amazing staff of The Terrace Club, and their team of vendors, to do what they’re best at: Make wedding dreams come true, whatever it takes. “In the end, we were able to snap a few photos in the damp grass with our wedding party and the beer burros, and the cloudy day actually gave the venue a warm, homey feel. It was an incredible party! We tore up the dance floor, laughed until we cried with friends, and ended the night with breakfast taquitos from Whataburger,” Rachel says. “The day couldn’t have been more filled with joy and love!” As for us, we’re filled with joy and love just looking at the Hill Country wedding celebration this awesome Texas twosome created. Wishing Rachel and Brian all the happiness in the world, and a lifetime of new adventures!
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