Gruene Estates Blog

2016 Wedding Trends

The Look

Recent years have seen brides rush to recreate their version of a royal wedding or something straight off a Pinterest board. But as we greet 2016, it’s clear brides are much more interested in going down the aisle their own way. “Couples today want a wedding that showcases who they are, that’s a fun experience for their guests and that won’t look or feel dated — ever,” says event planner Alison Laesser-Keck, of VLD Events in southeast Michigan. Here, top wedding pros share some key elements to this personal spin on romance and fun.

 Bright on. Metallics are surprisingly versatile, says New York City event-planning guru Harriette Rose Katz. “Depending on how and where you bring them into your celebration,” she says, “they can be elegant, whimsical, ethereal or even very natural.” (Think glitzy golds to pop out room decor at a black-tie wedding, copper lanterns at an outdoor reception or on a rustic tablescape.) No matter the venue or theme, designers across the country say rose gold will show up on everything from rings to table linens. Even the food and drink get in on the trend, with shiny blush icings on desserts and rose-hued cocktails. One metallic that is on the wane, however, is silver.  CLICK HERE....TO SEE THE OTHER TRENDS

Kristen and Tyler:What a Wonderful Day

Kristen and Tyler were married at Gruene Estate this last spring.  What a joyous day it was.  Despite a steady downpour, the wedding was a total success.  Rain drops on our open air pavilions tin roof gave it an even more rustic feel.  These guys even brought in a vintage 1930's pickup truck to top it off.  The staff at Gruene Estate is so thankful that we were able to be part of your special day.

Gruene Estate is located approximately 1 mile from the crossing at Gruene.  The original Gruene family farm, it is now the premier wedding venue in central Texas.  It's ideal location and rustic feel lets you step back in time and experience New Braunfels and Gruene the way they use to be.

Chelsea and Rowdy



  Wow this video says it all.  Rowdy and Chelsea were married in Gruene Estate's open air chapel this last fall.  They are such a wonderful couple and we really enjoyed working with them.  Gruene Estate is located just a mile outside of Gruene Texas on the Gruene family's original farm.   New Braunfels' premier wedding venue is located on 15 majestic acres and is available for events and private parties.  The original home of Ernst and Antoinette Gruene, built in 1856, can accommodate 12 over night guest.  We are currently running summer specials for the months of July and August of 2016.  Call or email us today for a tour of this special property. 

Spring Is Here

 What amazing weather we are having here in Central Texas.  It looks like we are going to have an early spring this year.  This is great news as wedding season has officially started and we are in full swing at Gruene Estate.  Our open air chapel and pavilion are perfect for the sunny days and cool breezes.  Located just minutes from Gruene Texas, and the original Gruene family farm, we are the areas premier wedding venue.  We snapped this panoramic pic of our chapel and back pastures from a wedding this last weekend.  If you are interested in an event at Gruene Estate, we are currently running specials for summer of 2016.  Call us or email us today to take a tour and reserve a date.

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