Inspired by the elegance and charm of the romantic manicured Italian gardens, this luxurious and enchanting garden wedding editorial at The Peach Orchard, perfectly captured by Amy Maddox Photography, is one for the storybooks.
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.
Brittany and Zach met in middle school and quickly became best friends. Fast forward to their senior year homecoming dance where Zach took the first step towards love by asking Brittany to dance. “With the nudge from my mother and best friend, I agreed to risk the closest friendship I ever had for a chance at love,” recalls the bride. “Later that night, he formally asked me to be his girlfriend, and 8 years later that friendship is still the biggest foundation of our love together.” During the winter of 2017, Grant talked Brittany into going to a last-minute photo session saying his mother wanted family portraits. Although annoyed at the 24-hour notice, Brittany quickly found an outfit and arrived at the session where the photographer asked the couple to write down what they love most about one another on a chalkboard while standing back to back. “When I turned around his board read ‘that she has no idea I’m about to propose’ and he was down on one knee holding that sign,” says Brittany. “Who couldn’t say yes to that!”
For their garden wedding at picturesque Kemah Gardens, the couple came up with unique wedding ideas to celebrate their nuptials in a “different” way. Notes the bride: “Our seating chart was a crossword puzzle you had to play to find your seats, our sign-in board was a glass infinity symbol that encompassed our fingerprints in the loops, and at the ceremony we did a lock-and-key board, throwing the key in the lake behind us and our board had a Harry Potter quote we both loved. For our first dance, we choreographed our dance with a waltz and added some sign language because it was one of our favorite classes together in high school.” A beautiful palette of blush and white with touches of burgundy and lots of vinery set the tone for a garden wedding celebration. Following a romantic outdoor ceremony beneath Kemah Gardens’ flower-adorned vintage arbor, the couple joined 100 of their loved ones for a relaxing and fun reception in the wedding venue’s comfortable, climate-controlled pavilion. Says Brittany, “The whole thing was just an absolutely beautiful day with just enough unique surprises to make it our own!” Join us in wishing this sweet couple a lifetime of love and scroll down to see their romantic garden wedding. Congratulations, Brittany & Zach!
An all inclusive venue tucked away amidst 20 lush acres of towering oaks and fragrant pines, just a stone’s throw from Houston’s central hub? Shirley Acres is a true hidden gem…but not so hidden that your wedding guests won’t easily find it! In fact, a mere 30 minute drive northwest on I-45 out of downtown Houston will bring you to the sprawling green grounds of this family-owned-and-operated wedding venue. And that’s where the fun begins…
An all inclusive garden wedding venue that makes each wedding feel utterly unique and completely personalized?
That’s beautiful Heather’s Glen, an enchanted garden oasis located in nearby Conroe. Discover this charming Houston-area indoor-outdoor wedding space this weekend, when Heather’s Glen hosts its Fall Open House this Sunday, Nov. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. Take a quick moment to RSVP for this exclusive opportunity to tour one of Houston’s most versatile and picturesque full-service wedding venues. Then read on for more about Heather’s Glen and its indoor and outdoor wedding spaces, and flexible wedding packages! Click here to read the rest of this post »