New Indoor-Outdoor Rustic Wedding Venue: The Pavilion at Vida Bela

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Surrounded by the natural beauty of Texas, The Pavilion at Vida Bela is a new and unique rustic wedding venue perfect for couples who are looking for an outdoor ceremony space and indoor reception space.

Nestled on 74-acres of lush piney woods and a berry orchard in North Houston, this destination-style wedding venue is a true hidden gem that will make you feel as though you’re in your own secluded paradise. From the pristine four-acre lake to the small private island to the namesake Pavilion, you can’t help but say “I do” to the enchanting Pavilion at Vida Bela!

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Blush, White And Burgundy Garden Wedding At Kemah Gardens

Venue: Kemah Gardens | Photo: Rachel Driskell Photography

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!

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5 Real Weddings at Houston Wedding Venue Ashton Gardens

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Venue: Ashton Gardens West | Photography: Jordan Mitchell Photography
Ashton Gardens is a longtime favorite Houston wedding venue for Texas couples, with two locations to serve you. Get inspired by these 5 gorgeous real weddings at Ashton Gardens, featuring their iconic on-site wedding chapels and stunning wedding reception ballrooms!

1. Hannah + Ryan: Dusty Blue, White and Green Wedding at Ashton Gardens West

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Venue: Ashton Gardens West | Photo: Jordan Mitchell Photography | See The Full Wedding Here

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8 Unique Forest Wedding Venues In North Houston

Venue: Sandlewood Manor | Location: Tomball | Photo: Akil Bennett Photography
One of the best directions to turn in your Houston-area venue search is…NORTH. The beautiful region of north Houston, with its densely forested enclaves, shimmering lakes and resort-style hotels, has become a favorite among Houston couples for destination-style weddings conveniently close to home.

It also happens to house some of the most unique wedding venues in all of Texas, from grand estates to luxury barns…to the nation’s largest renaissance festival, where weddings are heralded by royal trumpets! If you’re interested in having an enchanting forest wedding near Houston, you’ll want to check out these 8 unique wedding venues we love!

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Purple And Gold Styled Wedding Shoot By Civic Photos

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Photo: Civic Photos | Planning & Styling: Events De Luxe | Location: Sandlewood Manor

In the words of Houston wedding expert Shari Costigan, of planning firm Events De Luxe, “A great idea can be a beautiful thought, but once it becomes realized, it can be a breathtaking moment.” We could not agree more. Costigan’s purple and gold styled wedding shoot with Wedding in Houston partners Sandlewood Manor, Cakes By Gina and Civic Photos, is an awesome example of a vision coming to life in glorious, gorgeous color and texture. Scroll down for more lovely moments from Civic Photos, as models Jasmine and Joey explore a purple, green and gold wedding fantasyscape, set on the grounds of Tomball’s dreamy plantation-inspired venue. Then reach on out to the fantastic Weddings in Houston vendors who made this wedding dream come true…and share your own wedding dream with them! Click here to read the rest of this post »