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Texas Hill Country Destination Wedding

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Times have changed. There was a time, not so long ago, when couples rarely eloped and “destination weddings’’ were even more rare. Today,  “vacation weddings’’ are more and more common at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast, the perfect place for a Texas Hill Country destination wedding.

Photo by Skeeter Hagler

The couple pictured here got married at our guest ranch and event destination in the Texas Hill Country. But first – lucky them! — they got married in Jamaica.

BlissWood owner and hostess Carol Davis, who is also an ordained minister, shares this story: “They got married in Jamaica and decided that they wanted the real marriage to be in Texas.  So in keeping with the tropical scene, they chose BlissWood’s Oasis as the place to exchange their real vows with their real rings.  They had fake rings in Jamaica, and at the ceremony there, they actually forgot the fake rings!’’

BlissWood is a relaxing oasis on a 650-acre working ranch an hour west of Houston. Our accommodations include your choice of 10 houses and cabins on the ranch and six accommodations nearby at the Oasis.

The Oasis at BlissWood is lush and tropical – like Jamaica. The property is dotted with waterfalls and a pond, and the fragrance of orchids in bloom fills the air, depending on the time of year. The focal point of The Oasis is the Conservatory, which has a small, unheated pool.

The couple pictured stayed at The Oasis and said their vows at The Oasis. They have two sons roughly the same age who played a big part in the ceremony – and were given “promise rings’’ by their parents, to symbolize they would always be there for them.

The couple took advantage of BlissWood’s Intimate Wedding Package, for couples and up to six guests, and left all the planning and detail management to us. They also scheduled a photo shoot with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Skeeter Hagler, BlissWood’s official photographer.

Carol Davis loves getting to know the couples who get married at BlissWood and sending them off to begin their new lives together.

Of this couple, she said: “They met when the bride was a patient of the groom, who is a chiropractor.  I said it must have been the shortest-lived doctor/patient relationship!  Both said yes — one visit!’’

Weddings big or small – and honeymoons – are our specialty at BlissWood. Visit our website or give us a call today at 713-301-3235 to start planning your special day.


Elopement Packages at BlissWood

Monday, December 17th, 2012

If you’re looking for great elopement packages in Texas, look no further than BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch. Weddings come in all shapes and sizes. You don’t need a large audience or an extravagant (and expensive) affair to say “I do.”  At BlissWood, we’re happy to assist you in planning the perfect elopement ceremony that fits all of your needs.

This couple recently eloped at our Texas ranch and they couldn’t be happier.

elopement packages in Texas

Photo by Skeeta Hagler

BlissWood is the ideal location for an intimate and romantic wedding ceremony.  The charming gazebo on Enchanted Lake is the perfect spot to stand up with the love of your life and say your vows. But it’s your day, so it’s up to you. Your ceremony can take place anywhere on our scenic 650-acre property.

Our elopement package has everything you need to make your special day special.  We’ll provide you with a minister who will perform a ceremony of your choice.  And, off course, it’s not a wedding without a few flowers.  We’ll create a bouquet for the bride as well as a boutonniere for the groom, and save you the time of finding a florist!

And once it’s official, it’s time to celebrate.  The two of you will enjoy a petite wedding cake, as well as a champagne wedding toast with two souvenir glasses. Finally, your elopement at BlissWood includes a gourmet dinner for two at Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant.

This is a day you’ll want to remember with pictures.  For an additional charge, we can also book a 2-hour photoshoot with our official wedding photographer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Skeeter Hagler.  With so many lovely settings to choose from, your wedding photos from BlissWood are sure to impress.

elopement packages in Texas

Photo by Skeeta Hagler

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


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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