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New Houston Wedding Venue: Balmoral Crystal Lagoon

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Venue: Balmoral Crystal Clear Lagoon
A new Houston wedding venue with true blue resort-wedding style and feel? Balmoral Crystal Clear Lagoon is here, it’s clear, and it’s waiting for your resort destination wedding, just 30 minutes from downtown Houston!

The first time we saw Balmoral Crystal Clear Lagoon, we honestly couldn’t believe our eyes. Framed with white-sand beaches, tropical landscaping and chic private cabanas, Balmoral’s crystalline lagoon feels like a Caribbean paradise. Except that it’s in Humble! Imagine saying your “I do’s” under a billowing canopy surrounded by fluttering palm trees and lush greenery, then joining your guests for an indoor-outdoor celebration overlooking Balmoral’s dazzling blue infinity pool. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Hill Country Weddings At Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

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Venue: Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
Weddings in Houston venue partner Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa specializes in relaxed, elegant Hill Country Weddings. If that sounds like your idea of Texas destination-wedding perfection, then read on, to-be-wed!

Set on 400 acres along the banks of the lower Colorado River just outside Austin, this versatile and picturesque Texas Hill Country resort has flexible space for outdoor ceremonies and receptions with a “barn wedding” feel. Want to say your “I do’s” against a backdrop of lush trees and endless blue skies, but take it indoors for a more formal dining-and-dancing celebration? You can do that, too!  Click here to read the rest of this post »

White And Yellow Galveston Wedding By Civic Photos

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Photo: Civic Photos

While they met in 2010 as athletes attending the same college, it wasn’t until Brian mentioned the film “Why Did I Get Married?” on Twitter that he and Stephanie had their first real conversation. A friendship ensued, followed by a long courtship, until July 4th, 2017, when Brian proposed to Stephanie, surrounded by his closest family members. Amidst laughs, games, food and fireworks, Brian sat playing cards with gathered guests, “as I was cluelessly scrolling through Facebook,” Stephanie says. “Little did I know the whole family was watching my every move,” as Brian waited for the right moment to pop the question. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Beach Destination Wedding By Civic Photos

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Photo: Civic Photos

Starting out as friendly acquaintances at work, ShaQuita and Calvin’s relationship grew following a night out with friends. As they stayed up until five in the morning, it was clear sparks were flying between them, and it wasn’t long before their friendship turned into romance. Five happy years later, Calvin decided ShaQuita was the one for him, and enlisted the help of her mother with his surprise proposal. At a family crawfish boil, “surrounded by family and friends that were all in on it,” the future bride said, “Yes,” through tears of joy. Along with 50 close friends and family, ShaQuita and Calvin made their way to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for a beautiful beach destination wedding. “We were looking for a tropical getaway, especially since Calvin loves the beach,” says the bride. Following their sweet beach ceremony, the lovebirds and their guests feasted on grilled salmon with sweet potatoes and enjoyed serenades from a mariachi band. “The sunset was perfect!” recalls ShaQuita. “If we could do it all over again we wouldn’t change a thing.” See for yourself this lovely couple’s festivities, captured by the talented Houston wedding photography studio Civic Photos! Click here to read the rest of this post »

6 Texas Destination Wedding Venues Near Houston

Forget passports, plane fares and complicated travel logistics…these six Texas destination wedding venues offer a full weekend wedding experience, just a short drive away from downtown Houston.

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Venue: Briscoe Manor | Photo: Mustard Seed Photography

1. BRISCOE MANOR

SAY I DO: Nestled among pecan and oak trees on a serene 50-acre estate whose history dates back to the early 19th century, Richmond’s Briscoe Manor welcomes couples to say their vows in a stately limestone chapel (the photo ops are out of this world!), and invites celebrants to take full advantage of Click here to read the rest of this post »