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.
Bright yellow florals, an abundance of greenery and the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country are the backdrop for this gorgeous multicultural wedding shoot at Ma Maison, expertly planned and designed by Austin wedding coordinator and event designer Malleret Designs.
Spanning 10,000 miles of rolling hills dotted with winding rivers and sparkling lakes, the Texas Hill Country is one of the state’s—and, more recently, the entire nation’s—favorite spots for easygoing, elegant, fun-filled destination weddings. And it’s easy to understand why. First, there’s the expansive green landscape, which becomes a riot of color each spring when Indian paintbrushes, buttercups and much-beloved bluebonnets cover the gentle rises of this scenic region. Then there are the quaint towns, filled with gracious inns, lovely shops, barbecue joints and brewpubs, and tons of historic sites, from legendary Texas dancehalls to 19th-century farms to mansions-turned-museums. The Texas wine country, meanwhile, continues to grow in popularity (and in wine quality), with many wineries offering tours, tastings—even on-site accommodations, and private-dining options for unique rehearsal dinners and engagement parties.
But it’s the wide range of wedding venues in the Texas Hill Country that are the real draw of this coveted destination. Looking for a picture-perfect historic colonial chapel, complete with an antique wedding bell? Does your dream reception take place inside a gleaming grand hall, with soaring ceilings, sparkling crystal chandeliers, and a dance floor as big as all of Texas? Maybe you’re envisioning a resort-style wedding, with championship golf, tons of activities to entertain your guests, and a luxurious on-site spa, where you and the girls can relax and reconnect? You’ll find all of these, plus proximity to San Antonio and Austin—two of the state’s liveliest, most fun-filled cities—at these 4 gorgeous Texas Hill Country wedding venues.
It’s time to head to the hills…the Texas Hill Country that is! Nestled on a 100-acre longhorn cattle ranch lies the epitome of country elegance, La Estancia Bella.
Custom-built by the Barr family, La Estancia Bella was designed with a specific goal in mind: to create the perfect space for authentic Texas Hill Country weddings while providing a memorable experience for couples and their guests! Located in Wimberly, this family-owned wedding venue will whisk you away from the hustle-and-bustle of the city to its serene, pastoral grounds.
Texas barn weddings couldn’t be hotter, and Boerne beauty Eagle Dancer Ranch in the rolling hills west of Houston is a gorgeous option for engaged Houston couples. A historic 1800s buidling, crystal chandeliers, mature live oak trees and a rambling creek make this gem a must-see Hill Country wedding venue.