Emily and Blake met in college through mutual friends. Both being college athletes at separate schools, the couple would alternate from season to season to see each other. Blake went to the University of Texas, where he played baseball, while Emily played volleyball at the University of Tulsa. After a delayed trip due to Covid in May of 2020, Blake was eager to pop the question to Emily. To Emily’s surprise, Blake planned an intimate and beautiful engagement at the park, where he brought in sand to make it feel as if they were on the tropical shores of Mexico.
Elise, a lawyer, and Jeremy, a financial analyst, met at Elise’s sister’s wedding, where Jeremy, a close friend of the couple, was a groomsman. Flash forward to a sunny spring day in 2019; the couple spent it at The Houston Zoo. Jeremy nervously popped the question near the elephant enclosure, elephants being Elise’s favorite animal.
Austin, a professional tennis player, met Misia at a tennis tournament in Maui. After dating for six years, Austin proposed to Misia with the help of their adorable dog, Tucker.
“I think the best part about it was that there was no photographer, no fancy clothes or setting,” says Misia. “It was just the three of us in the comfort of our home, and everything was extremely comfortable and genuine.”
From sophisticated city weddings to casual countryside ceremonies, it can be challenging to figure out what to wear to a wedding, as a guest, especially while keeping the changing seasons and trends in mind. There are so many factors that go into picking a style, but ultimately you want a gown that makes you feel confident, stylish and fits well.
We loved gathering our top picks for each season for you. Match the dress of your choice to the time, location and formality of the wedding you will be attending! From a black-tie formal gathering to a laid-back country wedding, we have a variety of full-length, midis and mini dresses for you to choose from.
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