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.
We love it when a Houston bride tells us that the absolute most difficult challenge in preparing for her wedding was “waiting for the day to finally come.” We should all be so fortunate!!
For Emily and Kyle, who met at church in 7th grade, the ease of planning their wedding started with one excellent choice: Picking The Gallery as their Houston wedding venue. “I wanted a very organic and romantic feel,” Emily says. And The Gallery, with its ivy-covered walls, burbling fountain and rustic wood accents, was the perfect backdrop for her vision of relaxed, joyful, green, blush and ivory wedding. Click here to read the rest of this post »