Intimate Destination Wedding in Hawaii

Bella, an operations manager, and Larry, a piping designer, traveled to Colorado for a Texans vs Broncos game, but little did Bella know, Larry had the romantic surprise of a lifetime waiting for her on their trip. “On November 1, 2018, we planned a hike to a lake in the mountains with ‘a friend’ of his,” recalls Bella. “Turned out he was a professional photographer. About an hour into the hike he asked me to sit beside him on a rock overlooking the lake. While admiring the beautiful scenery he tried to get romantic but failed, as I refused to stop throwing snow at him. He finally stood me up and got down in one knee and asked to marry me. With tears in my eyes, I accepted.”

A year later, it was only fitting for the travel-loving couple to have an intimate destination wedding in Oahu, Hawaii. The bride and groom exchanged vows in a romantic beachfront ceremony, overlooking the pristine blue waters of Kāne‘ohe Bay, all beautifully documented by Houston wedding photographer Civic Photos and Houston wedding videographer Meant To Be Films. Following their outdoor ceremony, the newlyweds set sail on a private catamaran cruise and joined 72 of their loved ones in an open-air reception surrounded by lush tropical foliage and majestic mountains. Bella describes the wedding decor as, “Tropical with natural flower arrangements that accentuated the beautiful scenery,” featuring a lovely color palette of ivory, gold and burgundy. Guests dined on coconut shrimp, Jamaican jerk chicken and pork, and Mahi Mahi, before dancing the night away under the Hawaiian moonlight. The bride’s favorite moment? “Our first dance after becoming Mrs. Herrera.” Join us in swooning over this beautiful destination wedding in Hawaii. Congratulations, Bella & Larry!

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Beach Wedding Venue: Balmoral Lagoon Open House 3/28 POSTPONED

Venue: Balmoral Crystal Clear Lagoon | Photo: Stephania Campos | Flowers & Decor: Dream Bouquet | Gown: Belle Ame Bridal | Hair & Makeup: Adorne Artistry
A beach wedding venue with sparkling blue waters, silky sands and breeze-rustled palm fronds…located just 30 minutes from downtown Houston? We’re talking about beautiful Balmoral Crystal Clear Lagoon, of course. Please note that Balmoral Lagoon’s Weddings & Events Open House, originally scheduled for March 28, has been postponed and is pending a new date. Please check back on our Shows & Events page regularly during the next several months, where we’ll be updating events rescheduled due to COVID-19. In the meantime, read on to discover more about this unique “destination” wedding venue!

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