“Where there is love, there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi. Being an event space that specializes in weddings, there’s no doubt that we absolutely love hearing love stories! From how you got engaged through the wedding planning process and the big day itself, the entire experience is one that you’ll never forget. No matter what stage you may be at or if you just enjoy hearing love stories like us, then this blog post will be perfect for you!
First and foremost, we would like to welcome anyone new to our blog. We are a luxury wedding venue located just north of Houston and The Woodlands. This week, we’re going to walk you through step-by-step of a real wedding that took place at Madera Estates earlier this year. The couple, Lauren & Mario, were adorable and truly did have an amazing celebration of love. Having said all of that, let’s kick off this blog in the bridal suite where Lauren and her besties were getting ready to go for the day ahead.
Interested in checking out some of our past “Real Wedding” blogs? We’ve linked the most recent ones here:
We would also like to give a huge shout-out to Taryn Lynn Photography for capturing every single moment so flawlessly! Truly an awesome wedding album!
Getting All Glammed Up
As is the case with most of our “Real Wedding” blogs, we begin the day in the Champagne Suite, which serves as the bridal suite at Madera Estates. Lauren and her favorite gals were able to enjoy some time together, as they got glammed up with the help of the talented team at Blushd Beauty.
Whether it be with your soon-to-be partner, bridesmaids, groomsmen, family members or anyone else, first look’s have grown extremely popular over the years. Check out the look on Lauren’s bridesmaid’s faces when they see her all dressed up for the day ahead!
Inside the Groom’s Suite
Meanwhile, let’s take a stop by the Whiskey Lounge where Mario and the guys shared some laughs as they got all spruced up for the big day!
With everything from a foosball table to a big screen TV and plenty more, the Whiskey Lounge truly is the perfect hangout spot! Plus, if you follow us on Instagram, you’ve likely noticed there are plenty of spots perfect for photos too!
First Look & Bridal Party Photos
Just as we mentioned first looks above with the one of Lauren and her bridesmaids, these two also opted to have a first look moment of their own too! Simply put, a first look truly is the perfect intimate moment that we’re sure you’ll always remember. What do you think? Are you on “team first look?”
When you visit Madera Estates, you’ll quickly notice that there’s no shortage of photo opportunities! One of the more popular backdrop options amongst our couples is certainly the Grand Fireplace. Safe to say it worked perfectly for Lauren and Mario’s bridal party pics!
Time for the “I Do’s!”
With all of the pre-wedding items completed, it was officially time for this outdoor wedding ceremony to get underway!
Wedding Reception at Madera Estates
Now that the ceremony was all wrapped up, it was officially time to head inside and celebrate! The reception would be held inside the ballroom at Madera Estates, also known as the Hacienda. It provides plenty of space for weddings of all sizes and can also be utilized for a wedding ceremony as well!
Wedding Cake Cutting
You can’t have a wedding celebration without a beautiful and delicious cake, right?
There’s no doubt that the cake from Lauren and Mario’s day was just that! Beautiful and delicious! Another awesome creation from Cakes By Gina.
Time to Dance the Night Away!
After toasts were made and a few more dances, all of the guests in attendance were ready to hit the dance floor and truly dance the night away.
From start to finish, this was such a fun evening! Shout-out to the Uncle DJ Spoon for keeping the dance floor occupied all night long!
The Perfect Send-Off
As the party came to a close inside, guests made their way back outside for a final send-off to the newlyweds. If you’ve checked out any of our prior “Real Wedding” blogs or follow us on social media, you likely know that sparkler send-off’s are definitely a popular way to wrap up a wedding day.
And that’s a wrap! Congratulations to Lauren and Mario! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your special day! It truly was an amazing celebration.
Before we finish up this blog post though, we would also like to thank all of the vendors who helped make this wedding day a reality. We’re honored to have the opportunity to work with so many talented wedding professionals, who really excel at their craft. You’ll find the vendors listed here that took part in this wedding day:
Ready to Take a Tour of Madera Estates!
We hope you enjoyed taking an inside look at Lauren and Mario’s big day as much as we did! Seeing couples tie the knot is something that never gets old! Are you engaged and planning on holding your wedding around Houston, The Woodlands or Conroe? If so, we would love to have the opportunity to show you around our venue, Madera Estates. As we often say, it’s never a bad idea to get your wedding venue finalized early on in the planning process. Not only does this ensure they’re not booked for your particular wedding date, but it’ll also help simplify so many of your other decisions. Whether that be hiring your photographer, booking the caterer or anything else, it really does make your life easier!
The first step we often suggest to recently-engaged couples is to take a tour of the wedding venue. This will allow you to see the space in-person, discuss pricing/availability and ultimately decide if it’s going to make sense for your special day. To view our booking calendar and select a time that works best for you, click the link HERE.