Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in Conroe, TX | Alison & Graham

Ian RamirezMadera Estates Wedding

sparkler send-off at wedding

Welcome to Madera Estates! If you enjoy hearing love stories and getting first-hand glimpses at magical wedding days, you’ve come to the perfect place! For those new to our blog or venue, we are a Spanish and European-inspired wedding venue located in Conroe, TX. Every year, we’re blessed to have the opportunity to help transform dream weddings into realties. Having been in the wedding industry for more than a few years now myself, I feel confident in saying a wedding day is one of those events that never gets old, no matter how many times you witness it!

This week on the blog, we’re going to take you along for a journey as these two lovebirds tied the knot at Madera Estates. Just being around Alison and Graham makes you realize how truly in love they are! From the ceremony in front of the Grand Fireplace all the way to dancing the night away under the stars, this wedding really did resemble something straight out of a movie. Without further ado, let’s dive right in!

Thank you to the talented team at Ivan Garcia Studio for capturing all of these memorable moments!

We’ll kick off this wedding day with Alison and her bridesmaids getting all glammed up! This special day took place shortly after the stay-at-home orders had been lifted here in Conroe, so you’ll notice Alison and the team at Ivanov Artistry rocking their facemasks as well! 

And how adorable is that “Mrs. Friday” custom clothes hanger that has the wedding dress on it?!

Alison and her favorite gals also took advantage of the opportunity to secure some beautiful photo ops! Wearing their matching wedding robes, they took photos both in the Champagne Suite and out in front of the Grand Fireplace! Perfect additions to the wedding album!

While the girls are getting ready for the day ahead, let’s stop by the Whiskey Lounge, where Graham and his groomsmen are sprucing up! For those new to our grooms suite, it really is a great hangout spot! Perfect for the guys to be able to relax and get dressed for the big day! It comes filled with a little bit of everything, including a big screen TV, Xbox, foosball table, private bathroom and your own complimentary selection of beer!

Time to show off that AMAZING wedding dress! Now that Alison is all glammed up, she took a few more photos inside the Champagne Suite with her parents and bridesmaids!

That first look moment! In recent years, first look’s have become more and more popular! Without a doubt, they always create a special moment and are certainly something neither the bride or groom will ever forget!

Time for the ceremony! As Alison is walked down the aisle, how precious are those custom socks worn by her dad?!

“Todd – Father of the Bride – 05-09-2020”

And before you know it, Alison and Graham are husband and wife! With the rings exchanged and “I Do’s” shared, the couple has officially tied the knot! Now it’s time to take a few more photos around the venue before the reception commences. 

For those familiar with Madera Estates, you know there are plenty of unique photo opportunities around the property! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for some first-hand looks behind-the-scenes.

The Grand Fireplace tends to be one of the fan-favorite features here at Madera Estates. It served as a picturesque backdrop for Alison & Graham’s family and bridal party portraits following the ceremony!

And before we move on, beautiful work by Carter’s Florist on that stunning bridal bouquet!

Before the guests make their way to the reception, let’s take a quick look inside the Hacienda. This spacious ballroom can be utilized for a ceremony or reception, or even both! With crystal chandeliers, artisan-feature walls and candle-lit lanterns throughout, it truly is elegance personified!

The ballroom was set up beautifully for Alison & Graham’s celebration, complete with goodie bags on the backs of each chair titled, “The Friday’s.”

The newlyweds made their grand entrance into the ballroom and enjoyed their first dance as Mr. and Mrs. 

Did you know that Madera Estates also features a dedicated Cake Room? Kudos to Sweets to Dream On for this amazing cake! If you need someone to make a delicious and timeless cake in the Houston/Conroe area, it’s tough to go wrong with them! 

Toasts are always an important piece of every wedding! Safe to say plenty of laughs were had and even a few tears shed as their parents got up to say a few words!

With all of the formalities complete, it was time to really get the party started! From start to finish, this reception truly was such a fun celebration! With such nice weather, the newlyweds took their guests outside to celebrate under the stars! 

To be honest, it wasn’t too easy to narrow down the reception to just a few photos, but here are some of our favorites!

How awesome is this?! Alison & Graham’s big day had a unique feature to it and that involved a live wedding painting under the stars. The incredibly talented Brittney Drinkard made this portrait of the newlyweds in front of the Grand Fireplace while the reception was in progress! Such a cool keepsake! If you’re looking something that’s truly one-of-a-kind, get in touch with Brittney!  

Last, but certainly not least, what better way to cap off the “best day ever” than with a sparkler send-off! These have become increasingly popular and are personally, one of my favorite ways to end a wedding! Congratulations Alison and Graham!

We would like to give a huge thank you to Alison and Graham for allowing us to be a part of their special day! Seeing couples so clearly in love is something that never gets old! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

Additionally, we would like to give a shout-out to all of the amazing vendors that helped make this magical wedding day possible. If you are engaged and looking for vendors, here are the ones featured throughout Alison & Graham’s celebration:

Photography: Ivan Garcia Studio
Floral Design: Carter’s Florist
Hair + Makeup: Ivanov Artistry
Music: Divisi Strings
Catering: Cafe Natalie
Cake: Sweets to Dream On
Painter: Brittney Drinkard

Looking for Your Dream Wedding Venue?

We hope you enjoyed following along on Alison and Graham’s big day as much as we did! Every step of the way, it really was such a fun celebration of love. If you are engaged and looking for the perfect venue to make your dream wedding a reality, we would love to lend you a hand! 

Here at Madera Estates, we’re all about crafting every single detail you have envisioned for your special day. Whether that means a large celebration filled with fireworks and a live band or more of an intimate ceremony, we’re here to make that vision come to life. As you’d likely guess, the best way to determine whether or not Madera Estates makes sense for you is to take a tour of our venue. You’ll have the opportunity to walk the grounds, view the different components, discuss pricing/availability with one of our wedding planning experts and have any questions answered. Feel free to click here to schedule a time that works best for you.

Want to hear from past Madera couples? Check out our testimonials page to hear from a handful of couples that chose to have their big day at Madera Estates!