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We imagine Texas native Kelly Clarkson’s wedding to have a down-home and lively feel, with lots of nods to her home state. She already told People magazine that her fall nuptials will be full of yellow roses, a Texas favorite, and shared some details about her “sweetly damaged…rock ‘n roll” Vera Wang gown to E!. What other details might Kelly feature at her wedding? We took some guesses in the inspiration board below.

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Natural and Unique Green Resort Wedding in Texas

Posted by Kim on May 23, 2013

Hannah & Brent

February 23

The Woodlands, Texas

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Q&A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

It didn’t take long for either of us to decide that the Woodlands Resort and Conference Center would be the perfect place to get married when we walked outside on their forest deck to look at our ceremony location. The deck sits out over a lake with beautiful fountains and the scenery was so gorgeous we knew that the need for doing any decorating would be minimal. It was also a huge seller to us that the resort catered dinner, made our cakes, and much more included in our package to make our lives easier.

Which details from your wedding were your favorites?

Our three favorite details were taking pictures with the sunset after the ceremony, listening to our loved ones give toasts, and the non-stop dancing.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Our one piece of advice for other couples would be, if possible, investing in professionals was way more worth it than we realized. We can’t get over how much of a lifesaver it was to have the help of people that knew what they were doing. Thanks to the resort and our other vendors, the wedding day itself felt effortless.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

My favorite moment would be the exit. Brent carried me up a long flight of stairs out of the reception hall and everyone was screaming so enthusiastically waiting for us at our exit that we knew everyone had an excellent time.

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Rustic Spring Ranch Wedding in Texas

Posted by Caitlin on May 17, 2013

Kristen & Michael

April 27

Cleburne, Texas

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

It was the beautiful setting with an amazing rustic, elegant barn that matched what I had always envisioned for my wedding.  I did not think I would find something like that in the North Texas area.  There were also two details that sealed the deal for us though.  The first was the owner’s story.  We loved the heart behind why they created this venue, and I loved hearing the story directly from Ann, who answered my phone call herself one morning.  The second was that they actually had an available day in April!  Because our engagement was so short, most venues laughed at me when I said that I was looking for dates available in April 2013 and not 2014.  We had prayed for God to provide us a venue, and we knew He had provided in abundance when we found Thistle Springs!  

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

The first would be the handmade decorations by my father and mother.  My father made the wooden cake stand, and the flower box used on the head table.  I burned the writing on them.  My mom created the window that had a scripture painted on it with pictures of Michael and I.  He also handcrafted a wine box with a key/lock and engraved initials.  In it we put love letters in to each other for our “first fight” to remind us of the deep love we truly have for one another.  He handpicked the wood he used with knots and imperfections as a symbol of how real life and love is, imperfect yet beautiful!  

The second thing would be the table decorations. The “thank you” cards on the plates with the “to do” list on the back were cute. I LOVED picking out all the different lanterns that were the center pieces.  It was the first decision I made on decorations.  I wanted lanterns because they were a symbol to me of what Michael and I wanted our marriage to be.  We want to have a marriage that honors God and is and light/example of His love for the world to see.

The third thing would be the floating wish/prayer lantern send off at the end of the night.  It was beautiful! Every family got to take one home as their gift so that they could choose their own special time to celebrate with a floating lantern together.  I wrote a little poem explaining it. It was fun. 

3. Give us the one moment from your wedding you can’t stop thinking about.

Michael and I lighting our floating lantern, letting it go together and then watching all the glowing lanterns float into the sky right before we left.  It was BEAUTIFUL!  

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Pastel Spring Brunch Wedding in Texas

Posted by Kim on May 07, 2013

Emily & Derek

April 13

Conroe, Texas

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The incredible amount of natural light! I knew that I wanted a brunch time wedding so when I saw the giant windows on every wall, I knew that Belle Rose Maison would be the perfect place for my big day.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

My three favorite details were my bouquet, my cake and my “something blue.” I gave the florist a lot of freedom on how the bouquets should look because I learned that we have very similar tastes for what is cool and what looks good. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw how beautiful and colorful they were! I loved the look and the taste of my cake! Every layer was a different flavor with different icing. My something blue was actually a piece of lace from my mother’s wedding dress I had tied around my garter. Her wedding dress was actually blue!

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

I was so excited when the band took the stage. We had three friends of ours playing acoustic guitars and singing during the reception. The best part is that Derek and I met watching these guys perform on a patio in Kemah, so it was a special touch to have them back together playing for our wedding reception. 

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Pink Heart-Filled Fall Wedding in Texas

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 12, 2013

Vanessa & John

September 22

Houston, Texas

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The beautiful white conservatory and garden felt like a quaint English fairytale, but it was conveniently located and less than ten minutes from the ceremony. I always wanted an outdoor wedding, but with the comfort of having an inside location available. Our venue had a great flow to it. It was a blank canvas with all the right makings. I did not want everyone to be forced to sit at a table all night, and this was the perfect place to get people moving into different areas.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

It took a lot of time to make many of the details for our wedding, but my absolute favorite was the peg dolls I painted to match each of the members of our wedding party. Each one had the corresponding suit or dress and accessories they would wear that day. The photo booth was also DIY. My father-in- law made the background from paper decorations from a party store, and I hand painted the sign and bought mostly pink props. Each of the table name cards were painted off of ideas from the Mexican loteria game. Each one represented something important to us and our love. The traditional card “La Mano” (The Hand) is a hand straight up, while I painted the hand in the sign language form of love.

3. Give us the one moment from your wedding that you can’t stop thinking about.

I’ll have to defer to my husband for this one – the food. I know everyone says the food at weddings is usually bad or cold by the time you get it, but ours was so good. I am only upset we did not get to eat more of it. For most people it would seem strange, but my family is Argentine and roasting a pig is normal for us. I labored so much over what food to have at the wedding and what would make everyone the happiest, and then I just decided to stop trying to be fancy and go with something we would want to eat for dinner. I chose a local shop called Manena’s, and had empanadas, roasted pork, rice, salad and some other goodies. We got a great price and everyone loved it!

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