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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

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Peach, Green & Gray Rustic Wedding

Amy and Elliot met at a July 4th barbecue, instantly hit it off and the rest was history. The pair traveled to a private beach in Mexico to celebrate their one-year anniversary. Little did she know that he had planned the sweetest proposal on the last day of their romantic getaway. Needless to say, Amy said “yes”, and started planning their Spring wedding. Amy and Elliot envisioned an upscale-rustic wedding with personal touches. Lanterns, beautiful flowers by Blooms Design Studio, tea lights, and a seating chart (built by Amy’s brother and bridesmaid) were just a few of the simple details that brought their vision of an elegant, yet rustic wedding come to life. Check out all of the sweet deets from their wedding below. Congrats and well wishes to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Nicole Chatham Photography ~ Venue: Pine Lake Ranch ~ Flowers: Blooms Design Studio ~ Wedding Dress: Houston Bridal Gallery

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Bridal Jewelry: Go For The Gold

Warm, glowing, durable, classic–that’s gold, darling. And it is by FAR the hottest metal in the bridal-style universe. Oh–and just because gold is an essential part of wedding tradition the entire world over, doesn’t mean YOUR gold accessories need to be, well…traditional. Check out our favorite gold bridal accessory finds to see exactly what we mean!

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1. Karen Karch ‘Love Lock’ Bracelet: Karen Karch 2. Mizuki Diamond & Pearl Earrings: Neiman Marcus 3. Tacori ‘Promise’ Bangle: Zadok Jewelers 4. H. Weiss Filigree & Diamond Cuff: Peran & Scannell Jewelers 5. Efva Attling ‘Wide & Stars’ Ring: Efva Attling 6. Jorge Adeler Gold & Fractured-Citrine Earrings: Jorge Adeler

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Agave Estates Summer Open House, Thurs. July 23

Agave Estates Summer Open House July 23

Photo: Akil Bennett Photography

And now there are…three! With the debut of Agave Rio, the beautiful Katy-area enclave known as Agave Estates becomes a trio of tranquil, elegant, utterly romantic wedding venues—one that is perfect for…YOU.

See these gorgeous sites in all their natural splendor—and be transported to the serenity and graciousness of “Old Mexico”—when Agave Estates welcomes to-be-wed couples and their families for an evening of fine food, drink and wedding-planning, Thursday, July 23 from 6-9 pm.

This is your chance to experience the stonework plazas, shimmering pools, twinkle-lit passages and palm-accented rooms of Agave Estates, as you visualize the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

RSVP NOW for this all-access evening of fun and inspiration, Agave-Estates-style…or visit Agave Estates for more details!

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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!

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