Early Autumn Alfresco Wedding in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Bride, in long fitted lace white wedding gown and long veil, stands forehead to forehead with a groom, wearing a black suit, in front of an altar created from golden-leafed aspens beside the Snake River in a Jackson Hole wedding ceremony.
Photo: Ama By Aisha

Shannon and Austin both have a deep appreciation for good food and great company. That is, after all, what brought the pair together! In 2015, Austin was working as a Chef at Tony’s when a beautiful blonde he’d never seen before found her way to the kitchen. After working side-by-side for the day, they went their separate ways until a year later when they reconnected at a Houston bar. Austin’s friend struck up a conversation with one of Shannon’s friends, and Shannon recognized Austin but couldn’t pinpoint where from. “He said he was a chef and it all clicked. We saw each other for almost every single day after that and haven’t been apart since!” said Shannon.

Then, on a warm, sunny Sunday in June 2019, the inseparable couple went to church and returned home to take their dog, Fennel, to the park. Austin insisted on wearing his church clothes despite Shannon’s concern that he’d be hot and grumpy. But still, he refused to change, instead dropping down on one knee in their backyard to ask the big question. Actually, he forgot to ask, “but that was perfect because he is a man of few words,” said Shannon. Regardless, she said yes and the couple began their wedding planning journey.  Click here to read the rest of this post »

Dreamy Destination Wedding at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa

Bride, in beaded white wedding gown holding blooming florals, holds blooming white floral bouquet while holding the smiling groom on the outdoor porch at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa.
Photo: Tim Waters Photography | Venue: Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa | Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery | Wedding Invitations: Bering’s | Wedding Bands: Zadok Jewelers

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.

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7 Must-See Wedding Venues in the Conroe Area

Bride and groom watching fireworks on outside patio of Madera Estates in Conroe, Texas
Photo: Ama by Aisha | Venue: Madera Estates

Just 40 miles north of Houston, Conroe, Texas, is surrounded by piney forest and the 22,000-acre Lake Conroe. Conroe is the perfect blend of starry nights and city lights, where relaxation meets adventure. And, in Conroe, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Stroll through the streets of downtown to shop the variety of stores and boutiques, and stop into one of many delightful breweries for lunch. Looking for a little more adventure? Conroe boasts many great hiking trails thanks to its forest surroundings, or enjoy a day on the water and rent a boat or paddleboard on the lake.

With so much to see and do, Conroe makes the perfect location for a destination wedding. Plus, in Conroe, there’s a wedding venue for every wedding style! From luxurious estates to rustic-chic barns, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that these seven stunning venues are so close to home.

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Charming Hill Country Wedding at The Mansion at ColoVista

Couple posing at the altar in the Texas hill country
Photo: Two Sapphires | Venue: The Mansion at ColoVista

Despite growing up over 7,000 miles apart, it was destiny that brought Andrea and Vincent together. Andrea grew up on a farm in Kansas, eventually leaving the countryside to pursue a career in the hotel sales industry in New York City. Similar reasons brought Vincent to The Big Apple. While he grew up in Belgium, a career in the hotel industry also brought him to New York.

When Vincent first moved to the city, one of his coworkers suggested he meet up with Andrea who used to work there too and could offer some great insights. Vincent agreed, and the coworker called Andrea to set everything up (what a great matchmaker, right?). Initially, Andrea had just returned from the Kentucky Derby and wasn’t much interested in grabbing drinks the very next Monday. But, she finally caved and agreed to meet this mystery man.

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Spotlight Venue: Deep In The Heart Farms

Bridesmaides and Groomsmen in sage and tan throwing flower petals around a bride and groom kissing.
Photo: Madi Wagner Photography | Venue: Deep In The Heart Farms

Across 150 acres of the most breathtaking hills, you will find Deep in the Heart Farms. It is conveniently located in Brenham, Texas, just outside of Houston. At a first glance, the bright white chapel and reception hall will have you swooning. The impressive windows and barn doors will surely make you fall in love with this rustic-style wedding venue.  Family-owned and operated, Deep in the Heart Farms pride themselves on making their clients feel right at home.

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