Dreamy Hill Country Wedding Shoot at Camp Lucy

Bride and groom kissing inside Camp Lucys Ian Chapel surrounded by greenery, a pastel colored hanging floral installation and glowing candles
Photo: Anna Kay Photography | Venue: Camp Lucy | Event Planning + Design: Scarlet Rose Events | MUAH: Level 12 Salon

Escape the hustle and bustle of Houston and join us in the beautiful Texas Hill Country for this romantic style shoot at Camp Lucy! The stylist for this shoot, wedding planner Scarlet Rose Events, honored Camp Lucy’s rich history with a delicate color palette of subtle blues, pinks, and creams to complement the gorgeous stonework at Ian’s Chapel (a restored Catholic church imported from Vietnam) and the natural, lush greens of the hill country. Anna Kay Photography brought our shoot to life with its signature style of capturing architecture and creating a soft, inviting atmosphere. 

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4 Gorgeous Texas Hill Country Wedding Venues

Photo: Christina Carroll Photography | Venue: Camp Lucy

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.

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Charming Texas Hill Country Wedding By DC Stanley Photography

Photo: DC Stanley Photography

Houston wedding photographer David, of DC Stanley Photography approaches weddings in his own unique and artistic way. David aims to capture images in a way that highlights the inherent connection between a couple and their love. Having shot weddings for over 10 years, there is no photography style David cannot deliver. From classic and romantic to light and airy, he can capture your wedding in the style that best fits your needs. See David’s versatile photography style for yourself in this Texas Hill Country wedding featured below!

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Hill Country Weddings at La Cantera

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Venue: La Cantera Resort & Spa (Photo Courtesy Of La Cantera)
Hill Country weddings at La Cantera Resort & Spa have everything you want in a destination wedding (relaxation, gorgeous views, activities aplenty, accommodations for all your loved ones, picturesque outdoor areas, well-appointed indoor spaces, top-tier catering and service staff), at a destination a short three hours’ drive from Houston.

La Cantera is also one of the most versatile Hill Country wedding venues there is, with plenty of spots of intimate rustic-elegant weddings, as well as space for 750+ revelers, if that’s your thing! Here’s what we love about this romantic San Antonio resort.

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Hill Country Spotlight: King River Ranch PLUS Exclusive Booking Offer

Hill Country Spotlight: King River Ranch PLUS Exclusive Booking Offer

Photos: Courtesy of King River Ranch

A private quarter mile of the rushing Pedernales River is the dramatic backdrop for ceremonies at King River Ranch. And that’s just the beginning.

From the first moment David Hahn set his eyes on the site of what would become King River Ranch, he was smitten with its spectacular natural beauty. He was also captivated with the ranch’s uniquely Texan history, first as the location of generations of thriving Comanche settlements, and more recently as a development undertaken by a former president of the Texas Rangers Foundation.

Hahn knew he had found the exact place he had been looking for—and set about creating, on the site, a wedding venue that countless couples have come to feel the same instant connection with, the moment they arrive at this stunning spot, located at the start of Hill Country’s famed 290 Wine Trail.

We, too, are smitten with King River Ranch, for more reasons than there are bluebonnets in bloom on a spring day on the venue’s sprawling acreage.

But here are just a few of our favorites:

  • The Barn, crafted from 100% Ponderosa pine, and bordered by a picturesque pond on one side, and an awe-inspiring horse pasture filled with friendly livestock out the other—a perfect spot for a rustic-elegant reception where dancing spins on late into the night.

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Photo: Courtesy of King River Ranch

  • The getting-prepped areas, with 3,000 square feet of luxurious space that includes a makeup and hair studio, a two-story fireplace, a veranda with river views, and, for the guys, plenty of diversions (large-screen TV, foosball, wet bar and more) to keep them occupied while the gals get ready for the big day.

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Photo: Courtesy of King River Ranch

  • The service offerings, which include floral and design artistry from Willem-Aiden, King River Ranch’s on-site decor firm, and a former event design provider for clients including the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, American Idol, Cadillac and Audi (Hahn headed up Willem-Aiden in Los Angeles before setting his sights on a more easygoing Hill Country lifestyle).

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Photo: Courtesy of King River Ranch

Celebrate your nuptials at King River Ranch, and you’ll enjoy not just an incredible Texas Hill Country getaway with up to 250 of your friends and family, but you—and they—will also get a chance to enjoy nearby attractions including “countless wineries, high-end whiskey and rum distillery tours, a 20,000-square-foot brewery, a world-class children’s science museum, an Italian art center, hot air balloon rides, helicopter tours, winery tours, live music horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and of course, an endless array of some of the country’s best lodging, shopping and dining,” Hahn says.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Book your wedding for an off-peak date in February, August or December by Dec. 31, 2016, and you’ll receive $250 worth of Willem-Aiden decor rentals for free! Make sure to let the venue know you found them on the Houston Wedding Blog . And make one of the best planning decisions you can: a King River Ranch wedding your guests will never forget!