Archive for the ‘Texas Elopement’ Category

A Wild West Wedding at BlissWood

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Are you ready to start planning your big day? BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is the ideal place to start your life together! Our working ranch outside of Houston provides the perfect backdrop for Western themed weddings in Texas Hill Country.

You’ll find the perfect mix of elegant and rustic here at BlissWood. You and the love of your life can say your vows beneath a majestic oak tree, in a gazebo overlooking a lake, or in an intimate garden setting. And after you say “I do,” you can move on to the show barn for a boot-stomping reception. Enjoy dancing the night away here with all your friends and family.

We’ll do everything we can to make sure that your wedding is customized just for you. Depending on the level of “fairytale” you want, you can even arrive at your ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage! It’s sure to be a grand entrance that your guests will never forget on a day you’ll always remember.

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Our idyllic 650-acre ranch is truly a dream location for weddings of all sizes. Whether you’re planning a large wedding or an intimate gathering, you’ll find what you’re looking for at BlissWood. We offer elopement packages too! And we’re happy to help you with everything from flowers to music to cake! We know that you want every detail to be just right.

Another perk to hosting your wedding at BlissWood is that we have a resident Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer. The talented Skeeter Hagler will be sure to capture every beautiful moment of your special day.

At BlissWood, we’ll pull out all the stops to make sure that your special day is truly special. Get started today and we can help you plan your perfect Texas wedding. Give us a call at 713-301-3235 to start planning your 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!

intimate wedding in Texas

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!

A Rustic Elopement in Texas

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Every couple deserves the wedding of their dreams.  But not every couple wants to deal with planning a big, formal production. That’s why we’re happy to offer packages for a rustic elopement in Texas, here at BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch.

We recently hosted an elopement for a very special couple with a very special meeting story that proves that love often finds you when you’re least expecting it.  Unbeknownst to the groom, his mother was playing Cupid. She created a profile for her son on Match.com and found a handful of eligible mom-approved bachelorettes.  When she told her son there were five women who wanted to meet him, she had to own up to her secret matchmaking.  But as it turns out, one of those lovely ladies ended up being the one for him.  Which goes to show, sometimes mother knows best!

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It was love at first sight and when the groom saw the scenic grounds of BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch, he knew it was the perfect place to have an intimate wedding ceremony.

But, in love and in weddings, you don’t always get what you plan for. Thanks to some cold and rainy weather, the ceremony was moved from the Gazebo at Enchanted Lake to Carol’s at Cat Spring Restaurant.  And afterward, the happy (and dry) couple enjoyed a romantic dinner at the restaurant.

Fortunately, the sun appeared the following day and these newlyweds were able to get some gorgeous outdoor shots with our Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Skeeter Hagler.  In the end, this couple got the wedding they had dreamed of, and the lovely photos to remember it.  We’re so glad we could make their day special, and they can’t wait to plan a return visit to BlissWood.

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If you (or your mom) would like to plan a small wedding or elopement, give us a call us at 713-301-3235.  We’d love to be a part of your special day!

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.

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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.

An Ideal Cowboy Wedding at our Texas Hill Country Bed and Breakfast!

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
cowboy wedding

Photo by Skeeter Hagler

You’ve no doubt attended a wedding and watched the bride, all done up in her finery, go through multiple changes of footwear: One for the church, another for the outdoor photo shoot, and yet another for dancing at the reception.

At Blisswood Bed and Breakfast at Lehmann Legacy Ranch in Texas Hill Country couples are invited to dream as big as Texas and create weddings, small and large, where they kick up their heels in cowboy boots–and the more broken in the boots are, the better!

This bride featured in a cowboy wedding at BlissWood met on Match.com and discovered they have much in common, including a mutual appreciation for cowboy and cowgirl lore and lifestyle. Before they met, each had dreamed of someday owning a ranch. So a cowboy wedding at our Texas Hill Country bed and breakfast ranch was a perfect idea!

Blisswood is located just an hour west of Houston, in Cat Spring, Texas. Our bed and breakfast inn and event destination is on a 650-acre working ranch. Cottages, cabins, and other guest accommodations are scattered throughout the property.

Weddings are one of our specialties, and our elopement package (for just the two of you; starting at $699, plus the cost of accommodations) lets you take the stress out of planning a wedding.

Our owner, Carol Davis, wears many hats, including ordained minister. Carol is a native Texan who grew up on a farm and ranch not far from Blisswood, owned by her family since 1875. She raises South American Paso Fino horses and Angus cattle at her Lehmann Legacy Ranch in Cat Spring.

cowboy wedding

Photo by Skeeter Hagler

Carol married this sweet cowgirl and cowboy, and she and her staff helped with all the little details – including these adorable cowboy hat ring holders.

She also arranged for a photo shoot with Blisswood’s resident photographer, Pulitzer Prize-winner Skeeter Hagler (for an extra $450). 

Our Texas Hill Country Wedding Venue offers both elopement and wedding packages, all of which can be tailored to meet your individual needs.

Now that they are husband and wife, the couple married here, who once dreamed — individually — of ranch life are looking for a ranch together!

A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse.?- William James

Boots, class and a lot of sass – that’s what cowgirls are made of. – Unknown

Let us help you make your intimate elopement or more elaborate wedding an affair to remember. Visit the wedding packages section of our website or give us a call today at 713-301-3235.

Get Engaged or Married at our Texas Hill Country Bed and Breakfast!

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Lots of people come to our Texas Hill Country bed and breakfast for romantic weekend getaways in Texas – or with a little advance planning, to set the stage for a lifetime of love and happiness with one of our proposal packages at our Texas Hill Country Wedding Venue.

And then there are those who drive to the Hill Country for a romantic dinner at Carol’s, a favorite Cat Spring Restaurant – AND pop the question.

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Newly Engaged Couple at Carol’s Restaurant: Photo by Skeeter Hagler

This couple got engaged recently at Carol’s Restaurant. They met on an online dating site for Christian singles in April and quickly fell in love, according to Blisswood owner Carol Davis.

He surprised her by suggesting dinner in the country, and then surprised her again with an engagement ring.

Carol’s Restaurant is the perfect place for those in the mood for love – and for a memorable meal. The restaurant’s interior is Texas country, with appointments in cedar and cowhide. Tables are topped with white linens and votive candles, giving the room a warm glow. The menu offers Texas favorites like steaks and chops, as well as sophisticated seafood and pasta offerings.

As for the couple who got engaged at Carol’s: He is a Harley rider and his fiancé is learning to share his enjoyment of motorcycle riding.

“Oh, what love makes you do,’’ says Blisswood’s Carol Davis.

The couple is considering having their wedding at Blisswood Bed and Breakfast.

With its multiple cabins and cottages, Blisswood Bed and Breakfast offers several accommodations in a relaxing oasis on a 650-acre working ranch in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. We offer several “proposal packages.’’

One, designed for guests staying with us, includes a picture-perfect setting — and much more: Couples enjoy a guided horseback ride to Enchanted Lake; chilled Champagne and souvenir glasses waiting in the Gazebo; chocolate-covered strawberries and fresh flowers. After she (or he) says yes, a golf cart will whisk you back to your lodging. Prices start at $239 per couple, plus the cost of accommodations.

Our proposal package for non-guests includes flowers; chocolate-covered strawberries; cheese and crackers; and Champagne with souvenir glasses. The fee is $199 per couple, and includes the use of the Gazebo at Enchanted Lake.

All you have to bring is the ring!

Visit our website for perfect Weekend Getaways in Texas or give us a call today at 713-301-3235. We would be delighted to help you plan your proposal and make your engagement something to remember for the rest of your lives.

Texas Elopement Packages Found at Texas Hill Country Bed and Breakfast

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Texas Elopement PackagesWeddings take considerable time and effort to plan, and many brides and grooms don’t want to say “I Do’’ to the stresses and pressures involved. Let’s elope, they say. Let’s avoid the hassles of planning a wedding.

To the rescue: all-inclusive Texas elopement packages offered and perfected at our Texas Hill Country Wedding Venue.

Our Romantic Texas Hill Country Bed and Breakfast is situated on a 650-acre working ranch an hour west of Houston in Cat Spring, Texas. With the Texas Hill Country as a backdrop, it’s a perfect setting for elopements, Texas weddings, or a simple romantic weekend getaway.

Richard and Joy didn’t have much time to plan a wedding. The bride is a nurse with the Air Force, serving in Afghanistan. BlissWood took care of all the elopement details: the flowers, the ceremony, the cake, the romantic accommodations.

The couple was married October 6, 2012, in an intimate ceremony at the Gazebo at Enchanted Lake. They exchanged their vows before BlissWood owner Carol Davis, who is also an ordained minister.

They enjoyed champagne, a gourmet dinner at Carol’s Restaurant, a Cat Spring Favorite, and a “tropical’’ mini honeymoon at Kit’s Bungalow, one of the options nearby at The Oasis at BlissWood. The Oasis is a tropical setting among the rolling prairies of Texas Hill Country. It truly is an oasis, with a waterfall, orchids in bloom and scenting the air and a small, unheated pool.

Skeeter Hagler, BlissWood’s official photographer and Pulitzer Prize Winner, captured many moments of the couple’s idyllic elopement, which they will have for the rest of their lives.

A wedding at BlissWood – from intimate elopements for two to elaborate events for dozens of guests – is an affair to remember.

Give us a call today at 713-301-3235 to start planning your elopement, wedding, or vow renewal event.


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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