Towering oak trees, baby blue skies and pastures dotted with wildflowers create an unforgettable backdrop for the big day. Luckily, Houston is a short jaunt to lush green pastures and charming Texas towns.
From alfresco ceremonies underneath twinkling lights to intimate chapel weddings complete with scenic views, these countryside and barn wedding venues in Texas offer modern amenities without sacrificing the serenity of the great outdoors.
After meeting at the 18th hole of a golf tournament, Emily was struck by Will’s “kind and genuine personality”. A few months later, she still couldn’t get Will off her mind, so she took a leap of faith and messaged him. After the pair’s first date, they were inseparable.
It all started ten years ago at Texas A&M when Neal’s “ridiculous basketball shorts” stood out to Bhakti, so they started talking, became good friends and eventually, a couple. Then, one night when walking their dog, Archie, Neal put a dog tag on him that said, “Will you marry me?” and proposed. “Everyone that knows us knows how much we love our dog,” says Bhakti.
A little under a decade ago, Mackenzie and Travis met in Austin, Texas and shortly went on their first date. However, it wasn’t until four years later that they started to get serious and realized they had everything they ever wanted right in front of each other. So Travis surprised Mackenzie with a sweet backyard proposal at their best friend’s house. The couple planned to attend a “house-warming party” afterward, but Mackenzie couldn’t contain her excitement and wanted to stop by her parent’s house prior to the event. Surprisingly enough, when her parents opened the door, the couple’s families and friends were there waiting to celebrate their engagement. “It was so special and amazing because I have never been surprised in my entire life, and this day completely blew me away,” says Mackenzie.
Bryan Roth moved from Chicago to Houston for his ophthalmology residency at Baylor in 2015. A couple of months later, he swiped right on Houston native Leslie Goldberg’s profile on the Jewish dating app JSwipe, and their love story began. The couple’s life of togetherness, traveling, caring for their puppy and hiking, started from their first date over sushi and drinks. After four years together and a move to Ohio, Leslie was happily awaiting Bryan’s marriage proposal while Bryan made big plans to make it happen. The pandemic, however, threw a wrench in his plans forcing him to adapt.