McKenzie and David met in 2017 on the last night of a cruise vacation. However, due to Hurricane Harvey, the cruise was extended by a week, giving the pair ample time to get to know one another. Flash forward to April 1, 2020, when David surprised McKenzie with a romantic proposal at a beautiful park with a few of their friends. “I remember looking at him and thinking to myself, “this…I need to remember this,” says McKenzie.
Allie, an elementary school teacher, and Adam, a marine corps officer, met in high school when Adam played football and Allie was the cheerleader assigned to make him treats on game day. They officially started dating before Adam graduated and continued to be smitten with each other while attending Texas A&M University. Adam planned the perfect proposal with the help of Allie’s family. He popped the question to Allie on a platform at her family’s ranch, overlooking a bluff, as Allie’s grandfather hid in a deer blind to capture it all on camera!
For their summer wedding, the couple exchanged vows in a traditional ivory and blush church ceremony. Adam’s favorite moment was his first glimpse of his bride when the church doors opened. The decor for their reception at Big Sky Barn continued the timeless theme with lush flowers in shades of blush, light pink and ivory. Notes Allie: “Big Sky Barn has a sophisticated farmhouse feel which we complemented with neutral flowers and decor.” The 300+ guests enjoyed a delectable plated dinner of grilled petite filet and pollo Azteca, followed by a classic white wedding cake, a chocolate Aggie themed groom’s cake, and mini Boston cream pies (inspired by Adam’s mom who passed away in 2015) for dessert. After dinner, the celebration moved to the dance floor where the DJ had guests dancing until the wee hours of the night! “Our wedding planner asked if we were ready to go, but the dance floor was full and everyone was having such a great time that we decided to extend the reception for another 30 minutes,” says the bride.
We’re so happy to feature this young Houston couple and their gorgeous blush and ivory summer wedding at Big Sky Barn. Congratulations, Allie & Adam!
Anna had been dreaming of her wedding day since she was a little girl so when Jack, her college sweetheart, proposed she was looking forward to every aspect of the planning process…but then the global pandemic hit and the wedding had to be postponed. “Instead of worrying about napkin colors and floral arrangements, I was filling hand sanitizer bottles and making sure each table was spaced 6 feet apart,” says the bride. Fortunately, love conquered all, and the wedding day Anna dreamed about came to life at Iron Manor. “We wanted an atmosphere that represented both of our personalities—the industrial yet avant-garde ambiance of the Iron Manor did just that,” notes the bride. “From the venue’s vaulted ceilings and extravagant chandeliers to the breathtaking florals, every detail of our day was truly perfect.”
The couple pledged their love in Iron Manor’s grand Iron Chapel amidst 235 of their loved ones. The reception décor was modern and elegant with a romantic color palette of blush, burgundy and gold. A unique and personal touch was a scroll that flowed off the cake table with hand-scripted lyrics of the song from the couple’s first date and dance. “For Jack and me to say that we were on cloud nine at our wedding would be an understatement — we were truly #OnCloudShine thanks to our amazing vendors, venue and coordinators, and supportive loved ones.”
Join us in celebrating this sweet couple and swooning over their elegant and romantic wedding at Iron Manor, all beautifully documented by Houston wedding photographer Emily Figurelli Photography. Congratulations, Anna & Jack!
The Magnolia Houston, already one of the city’s top hotel picks for luxurious weddings in a sophisticated Downtown setting, just got a little more awesome.
Rated “One of the Top 100 New Hotels in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler, and the “Best Boutique Hotel in Houston” by the Houston Press, the Magnolia Houston is not just a historic icon, it’s a bona-fide favorite for leisure travelers, business visitors, and utterly amazing weddings. So we’re incredibly excited to let y’all know that when you book your Summer 2019 wedding at the Magnolia Houston, you’ll score not just one fabulous extra…but a whole bunch of ’em!
Decor, drink and luxury accommodation extras are all part of the Magnolia Houston’s Summer Wedding Booking Special!
Book your June, July or August 2019 wedding at the Magnolia Houston, and you’ll receive not just one, but ALL THREE of these fantastic incentives:
- Complimentary Spandex Chair Covers
- Complimentary Beer & Wine Reception Upon Arrival
- A Gift Certificate for a One-Night Stay On Your One-Year Anniversary Date
All these, plus the fine cuisine, gracious service and gorgeous interior design touches that come with being a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, make the Magnolia Houston a superb choice for your Summer 2019 wedding celebration! Want to see more of this storied Houston hotel property? Check out Danielle and Michael’s lovely Magnolia Hotel wedding, here; and learn more about the Magnolia’s event spaces, here! Then schedule your tour, and get ready to take advantage of one of the best booking offers we’ve ever had the pleasure to share with our couples!
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