Real Wedding at Madera Estates in Conroe, TX
The day you say “I Do” is certainly a time you’ll never forget! There’s no denying that! If you’re looking for some wedding day inspiration, or just love hearing love stories in general, you’ve come to the right place! This week on the blog, we’ll feature a couple’s big day that was truly marvelous from the get-go. As you look through the photo collages below, you’ll notice in a hurry the undeniable love there is between Marcus and Maritza. From the moments leading up to the ceremony to the fun reception that followed, it truly was a celebration their guests will never forget!
For those new to our blog, we would like to extend our gratitude to you for stopping by. Madera Estates is a Spanish & European inspired wedding venue located in Conroe, TX. We’re honored to have had the opportunity to help turn hundreds of couple’s dream weddings into realities. Whether that be those located nearby in Houston, The Woodlands and throughout the rest of Texas or those out of state, we’re always excited to hear new love stories! Having said, let’s hop right in and take a look through Marcus and Maritza’s special day!
We would also like to give a special shoutout to Maria Rogers Photography for capturing all of these special moments!
The day commenced as Maritza and her BFF’s got all glammed up for the big day! Our bridal room, known as the Champagne Suite, is composed of four rooms in total. Needless to say, you won’t have to worry about there not being enough room for your bridesmaids, hair and makeup team and of course, the photographer to capture these moments leading up to the ceremony. Not to mention, there’s also a complimentary mimosa bar provided!
Terrific work by Glow Belle Beauty from the Houston area getting Maritza and her ladies all ready to go!
Before moving on to the stunning dress reveal and the Whiskey Lounge, can we take a minute to comment on those adorable matching robes worn by Maritza’s bridesmaids? These “getting ready” garments have rapidly grown in popularity in recent years and can certainly be viewed as a MUST-HAVE for any upcoming wedding!
And who could ignore those beautiful Kendra Scott earrings that would be rocked by all of Maritza’s favorite ladies!
When it comes to Maritza’s dress, there’s not much more that needs to be said! Simply put, it was absolutely stunning! Maritza purchased this beautiful gown at Whittington Bridal in Kingwood.
Now, on to another fan favorite, the Whiskey Lounge! At Madera Estates, we always like to make sure the guys have a space to relax and get ready for the events ahead as well. This nice little hangout comes packed with a TV, Xbox, foosball table, private bathroom and a complimentary selection of beer!
As you can see in the photos above, Marcus and his groomsmen had a little college football playing on the big screen! And Marcus even snuck in a quick photoshoot before it was time for the first look!
That first look! Seeing your soon-to-be spouse before the ceremony in a quiet setting is a moment you’ll hold on to forever! While some couples opt to wait until they walk down the aisle to see each other, first looks are becoming increasingly popular! Maritza and Marcus opted for the first look, and we have to agree that these shots are absolutely adorable!
Next up came the bridal party pics and it’s safe to say everyone was looking flawless as we approached the ceremony! The contrast between the tan tuxes and the maroon-colored dresses was drawn up to perfection!
Another trend that could easily become much more popular in the years to come are these lit-up marquee letters. You’ll see in the photo below, the couple opted for the “Mr and Mrs” set-up. Makes for the perfect photo op! Special thanks to Hamilton Event Rentals in Houston for adding this memorable touch!
And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for…THE CEREMONY!
As everyone made their way out in front of the Grand Fireplace, it was clear this would be a day that all in attendance would remember for a while! From the evening setting allowing the lights to truly shine to the final “I Do’s,” it truly resembled something straight out of a movie!
For those new to our venue, the Grand Fireplace is modeled after the 16th-century Spanish Missions of the Americas. In total, it’s a 54’ wide by 17’ tall stone fireplace that serves as a primary backdrop for all of our outdoor ceremonies!
While the cocktail hour got underway, the bridal party and their families had the opportunity to snap some picturesque moments under the stars!
Details, details, details! Inside, where the reception would be held, everything was ready to go! Here at Madera Estates, we LOVE the diverse wedding albums that can be made when combining an outdoor ceremony with an indoor reception. Without a doubt, it absolutely gives you the best of both worlds!
Our indoor space is referred to as the Hacienda. The spacious ballroom is built to be the definition of artistic elegance. With crystal chandeliers, artisan feature walls and candle-lit lanterns throughout, the room holds a max capacity of 330 guests.
Now it’s time to get the party started! The incredible mariachi music from Mariachi Autlán De Houston was certainly up to the task of creating a fun-filled atmosphere! The party was clearly just getting started at this point!
With all of the pictures outside completed, the newly-weds made their grand entrance to the Hacienda and had their first dance! Smiles filled the room!
Time for the wedding cake! That “Mr and Mrs Frieson” cake topper was simply adorable! Sweets to Dream On always does a marvelous job of creating a cake that’s both delicious and timeless! Safe to say they did just that with this beauty!
Once the dance floor opened, it took no time for this fun-filled celebration to begin!
From start to finish, there’s no denying the fact that this room was filled with plenty of energy and certainly more than a few awesome dance moves!
Is there a better way to end an amazing day than with fireworks or a sparkler send-off? After a joyous celebration, it was time to send the newlyweds off. Sparkler send-offs are the perfect way to make this happen and always result in perfect photo opportunities!
To the lovely couple, Marcus and Maritza, we can’t thank you enough for choosing Madera Estates to serve as the backdrop for your big day! Cheers to you, to love and to happily ever after! We wish you a lifetime of joy, love and happiness!
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We hope you enjoyed following along on Marcus and Maritza’s special day as much as we did! From beginning to end, it really was a true celebration of love!
Are you engaged and trying to find the perfect venue to match your dream wedding? If so, we would love to show you around Madera Estates and provide a free champagne tour of our facility. To select a date and time that works with you, click this link to view our current availability calendar. At this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to tour all of the spaces that make up Madera Estates, meet with one of our wedding experts to discuss pricing, availability, etc, and have any questions answered that you may have.
Here at Madera, we offer both venue-only rental rates, in addition to all-inclusive packages. Our goal is to make your dream wedding a reality, while doing so in a stress-free experience. Depending on the date and time of the year you choose, our venue-only rental rates start at just $4,900.
For those looking for some more wedding day ideas, we encourage you to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages. We regularly post photos and videos from real weddings at Madera Estates. If you have any questions about pricing, availability or our venue in general, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (936) 441-9337. We look forward to hearing all about what you have envisioned for your special day!