Posts Tagged ‘Outdoor Texas Weddings’

Bluebonnets in Bloom at BlissWood!

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

We’re happy to report that spring is in full swing at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch! And now that we’re enjoying some warmer temperatures, we’re also seeing a beautiful crop of bluebonnets on the ranch. All the rain we’ve had this year has certainly paid off! Plan your visit to Texas Hill Country and we’ll show you some of the best wildflowers in Texas.

Named for their color and, some say, a likeness to the bonnets worn by pioneer women, the bluebonnet is the official state flower of Texas. The bluebonnet was designated the official state flower in 1901. However, the original legislation mentioned only the species of lupinus subcarnosus. 70 years later it was amended to include lupinus texensis as well as “any other variety of bluebonnet not heretofore recorded.” That means that all species of bluebonnets are considered our state flower. There are currently at least 5 species of bluebonnets growing in Texas, so you might say that we have a whole bouquet of state flowers. It just goes to show that Texans take our bluebonnets very seriously!

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The bluebonnet is a lovely harbinger of spring here in Texas. They often begin to bloom in early March. And once they do, you won’t have trouble spotting them in fields and along the highways in central and south Texas. Even our Department of Transportation works to help maintain and protect the iconic flowers.

If you enjoy nature photography, spring is a wonderful time to plan a trip to Texas Hill Country. Grab your camera and join us at BlissWood! And if you’re planning a spring wedding for next year, just imagine the gorgeous pictures you could take with a backdrop of bluebonnets.

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Bluebonnet season usually lasts through April. Give us a call at 713-301-3235 and we’ll tell you if they’re still in bloom!

Skeeter Hagler Wedding Photography

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

As you probably already know, there’s a whole lot to coordinate when you’re planning a wedding. But when you plan a wedding at BlissWood, we try to lend a helping hand and make things just a little bit easier on you. Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the big things. You’ll be framing your photos and putting them in albums. You’ll be sharing them with your families and looking at them for years to come. Fortunately, at BlissWood, that’s one less thing to worry about. We’re lucky to work with one of the best Texas wedding photographers you can find.

We’re proud to partner with such an accomplished photographer at BlissWood. With more than 40 years of experience in the field, as well as a Pulitzer Prize under his belt, Skeeter Hagler is definitely a photographer you can trust on your big day. And that’s what you need. He’s someone who will put your mind at ease.

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Skeeter Hagler won a Pulitzer Prize for his documentary series on the life of the West Texas cowboy. Born in Fort Worth, he’s a true Texan in life and in work. Skeeter Hagler is versatile. Whether his subject is a grizzled cowboy or a blushing bride, he gets the shot just right, every time.

Like any great photographer, Skeeter sees the details that turn a good picture into a work of art. And there are so many great details to capture at a BlissWood wedding. The glow of a sunset on the Enchanted Lake. The picturesque gazebo. A bouquet of wildflowers. A country road off in the distance. A canopy of old oak trees. Your first kiss.

Give us a call today if you’d like to learn more about wedding at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch or photographer Skeeter Hagler. We’d love to tell you about the unique opportunities available for a wedding on our ranch!

Here Comes the Bridle! An Equestrian Themed Wedding

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

If you were born and raised in the country, you probably love the great outdoors. And what’s not to love? There’s nothing better than feeling the wind in your hair and sun on your face. And if you’re a country gal, you probably have a special place in your heart for horses. So wouldn’t it be magical to involve them on your wedding day? It might sound like something right out of a fairy tale, but it’s a reality at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch. We have the perfect venue for an equestrian themed wedding.

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At BlissWood you’ll find a scenic location to say your vows and a fun place to dance the night away with your friends and family. Just an hour outside Houston, BlissWood has a great central location for a Texas wedding. You can plan the perfect rustic country wedding at our working ranch in beautiful Texas Hill Country. Because nothing says “Texas” like a country-chic wedding on a ranch.

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You can have your ceremony in our lovely gazebo overlooking a sparkling lake or in an intimate garden setting. And after you say “I do,” we’ll move the party to the show barn for a lively reception. It’s perfect for music and a whole lot of dancing!

We can help you plan a wedding that really reflects you. So if your idea of country romance is mason jars, candlelight, wildflowers, and horses, BlissWood is the way to go. Here, you can incorporate animals into your wedding, or even arrive at the ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage! You can go all out with your theme. Go ahead and pair your wedding gown with cowboy boots. You can even tie it all together with handmade equestrian wedding invitations!

BlissWood will make your special day truly special. Give us a call today and we can help you plan your perfect Texas wedding.

 

Dream Small! Plan an Intimate Wedding in Texas

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Getting married is a big deal, but that doesn’t mean you need to have a big guest list! At BlissWood, we’ve done weddings of all sizes, from elopements to 200-person events. But small weddings are a trend on the rise. If you’re planning an intimate wedding in Texas, we’d love to show you around.

Our scenic ranch in Cat Spring, Texas is just right for a small, rustic wedding. Your big day can be stressful, but it’s easy to relax when you’re surrounded by nature in a quiet country setting. And isn’t that one of the perks of having a small wedding? You can relax. A lot of brides and grooms get jittery just thinking about standing up in front of hundreds of guests. If you decide to have an intimate wedding at BlissWood, you can feel at ease, surrounded only by your closest friends and family. It doesn’t have to be a huge production!

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We recently hosted a small wedding for a lovely Houston couple. It was a picture perfect day and everyone had a wonderful time. Another advantage of having an intimate wedding is that you’re really able to spend quality time with your guests. It’s especially nice for people who’ve traveled a great distance to share your special day!

BlissWood has so much to offer. You can say your vows at the gazebo on the Enchanted Lake, in an intimate garden setting, or in our ‘tropical’ Oasis. Plus, we’ve got a great place for you to spend your first night as a married couple. At BlissWood, newlyweds can enjoy star gazing, sitting by the fireplace, and soaking in a Jacuzzi tub.

Whether your dream wedding is big or small, BlissWood will make your dreams come true. Give us a call today and we’ll be happy to help you plan a visit.

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Your Texas Elopement Destination: Get Hitched at BlissWood!

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Every couple should have the wedding of their dreams, but not every couple wants to host a big, elaborate event. We think you should have the wedding that you want. BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is the perfect Texas elopement destination. And we’re more than happy to help you plan your very special day!

BlissWood is a great location for a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony.  Our scenic ranch in Cat Spring, Texas is the perfect setting for your special day. When you see the gazebo on the Enchanted Lake you’ll know you found the right place to say, “I do.” But it’s your big day, so the choice is yours! You can hold a ceremony anywhere on our 650-acre property in beautiful Texas Hill Country.

We offer a variety of wedding packages, depending on how big (or small) your dream wedding is. This month, we hosted another beautiful elopement at BlissWood. Our elopement package has everything you need – we’ll provide an elegant venue, an officiant, and the flowers too!

Following the ceremony, we’ll also help get your celebration started.  You and your new husband or wife will enjoy a small wedding cake, as well as a champagne wedding toast, complete with two souvenir glasses. Plus, a BlissWood elopement package also includes a gourmet dinner for two at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant. It’s the perfect end to a perfect day!

And even if your guest list is short, you’ll probably want some pictures to show your friends and families. Book a session with our resident photographer! Skeeter Hagler can capture all those beautiful moments on your happy day.

When you get hitched at our beautiful Texas guest ranch, you’ll get the simple wedding of your dreams in a picture-perfect country setting. Call us at 713-301-3235 to start planning your wedding or elopement today!

BlissWood is Your Unique Texas Wedding Venue

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Planning your big day? If you’re still searching for a unique Texas wedding venue, our B&B is the picture-perfect setting for a totally unforgettable celebration. BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is located in the heart of beautiful Texas Hill Country. Our peaceful country ranch is the perfect Texas destination, and it’s an easy drive from Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio.

When you have your wedding at our guest ranch in Cat Spring, TX, our staff will make sure that your special day is the one you’ve been dreaming of. And your friends and family will never forget the breathtaking scenes and rolling landscape of BlissWood.

You have plenty of options at BlissWood.  You can choose to stand up and say your vows at a picturesque gazebo on the lake, or, perhaps, in a cozy garden setting. We have wedding packages for every size event. We’re the ideal location for an intimate wedding or an elopement, but don’t worry — if you’ve got a 200-person guest list, we can easily accommodate you, too!  Our show barn is the perfect place for a big reception where you and your guests can dance the night away!

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Just last week, we made another bride’s wedding dreams come true. She told us how happy she was with the service at BlissWood: “Carol was very helpful from the beginning, allowing us to come tour the ranch from out of state on short notice. She and her assistant were also both very helpful to our families who were traveling quite long distances to the ranch for the weekend.”

This couple decided to get married in the Oak Tree Grove. After a beautiful ceremony and a session with our resident Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Skeeter Hagler, they walked away with lots of wonderful pictures. They also spent 2 nights in the Enchanted Cabin after the wedding, which was just the quiet and quaint getaway they were looking for.  The newlyweds, and their families, all agreed it was “the most perfect weekend.”

If you’d like to start planning your own perfect wedding weekend, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 713-301-3235.  We can’t wait to help you celebrate love!

Step Out of a Carriage and Into a Fairytale Wedding!

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Flowers, and venues, and caterers, and cakes! The options are endless when you’re planning a wedding. But we can help you narrow them down.  If you’re planning a wedding in Texas, look no further than BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch.  We’d love to help you make all your dreams come true on your very special day. At BlissWood, you can have the fairytale day you’ve always imagined.  And nothing says fairytale quite like a wedding with a horse drawn carriage!

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Your bride will make the entrance of a lifetime when she arrives at the ceremony, stepping out of a beautiful, old-fashioned carriage.  And that’s just one of the perks of having your wedding at our scenic, romantic ranch.

Located just 50 miles from Houston, Texas, BlissWood is the ideal location for a truly one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony.  The gazebo on the Enchanted Lake is the perfect spot to stand up with your soulmate and say “I do.” Our 650-acre ranch offers a peaceful, picture-perfect setting for weddings of all sizes.

We have wedding packages for every couple. Whether you’re planning an elopement, an intimate wedding, or something much larger, we can help you do it. We’re able to assist with all the important details, including the flowers, music for the ceremony, and even the cake!  You can also take advantage of  our resident  Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer.  You’ll never forget this special day, but Skeeter Hagler will be sure to capture all those little moments, just in case!

And since BlissWood is such a great place to begin your life together, go ahead and stay awhile after the festivities.  It’s a relaxing and romantic place to honeymoon, too!

When you get married at our beautiful Texas guest ranch, it will be the day you’ve always imagined and a day that your guests will never forget. Call us at 713-301-3235 to start planning your big day!

A Scottish Wedding at a Texas Ranch

Monday, July 19th, 2010

This couple met in a rowing club, and the groom wanted to be rowed to his bride; she waited for him at a gazebo on an island in a lake here at our Texas bed and breakfast (which fortunately is connected to land via a bridge). How romantic! Being Scottish, he also wanted to be wed in full Scottish attire. It was a feast for the eyes. The couple lives in Houston, but many guests came from abroad to share in their magnificent day.

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At Lehmann Ranch, 1 hour west of Houston

13251 Newberg Rd.
Cat Spring, TX 78933

Email: Carol@BlissWood.net
Phone: 713-301-3235

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