Gruene Estates Blog

Colton and Erin's Gruene Estate Love Story

Erin and Colton were such a fun and laid back couple.  They had a very small, intimate, family wedding. Their day was relaxed and fun, yet beautiful.  Utilizing the natural beauty and elegance of Gruene Estate, they chose not to go overboard with decorations and flowers.  Everything was perfectly beautiful on its own, which allowed them to keep it simple, yet beautiful.


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Erin and Colton embrace lovingly in front of Gruene Estate's original open air chapel.  Located on 15 beautiful acres in the Texas Hill Country, the original Gruene family farm is a boutique wedding venue. 

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Erin's Enzoani made wedding dress is a stunning full length lace gown, with a strapless sweetheart neckline.

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Colton is wearing a navy blue Joseph Abboud suite featuring a trim modern fit, smooth flat-front slacks, and pic-stitched detailing throughout.

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We love hearing about some of our couples favorite aspects of the day!  In Erin's own words,  here are a few of hers, "Seeing my son’s face during the ceremony,  he was so happy. Colton’s giant smile throughout the day and during our event made me feel so much joy...Riding down on the golf cart with my brother was very special, as my dad wasn’t able to attend the wedding because he was sick.  My little brother walked me down the isle which was really special...Having my hair and makeup done and feeling like a princess!"

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Photos by Amy Gawlik

Katie and Carl's Elegant Gruene Wedding!

Katie and Carl are New Braunfels locals who had a beautiful summer wedding.  Staying true to their roots, they came to Gruene Estate looking for a rustic, yet elegant Hill Country setting to celebrate their love!  

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Katie's dress hangs in the doorway of Gruene Estate's original open air chapel.  Her dress, provided by Celebrations Prom and Bridal, freatures a sweet heart cut neckline with lace accents and a full length train.   

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Katie in the bridal suite at Gruene Estate with her bridesmaids.  The Bridesmaid's dresses are the David's Bridal Surplice Tank Long Chiffron Dress, offering a luxurious soie chiffon dress featuring a flattering surplice bodice and cummerbund-style waistband.

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Carl and his guy gang opted for a laid back cowboy look.  Elegance is found in the silk vest from Men's Warehouse, matched with cowboy hats and Wrangler jeans from D&D for a touch of casual.

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Ernesto's Jewelry designed Katie's ring, which is a round cut diamond stone set in a white gold ban with accent diamonds.

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Happily Ever After!!!!!


Photos by Sonflower Photography

Whiskey Myers Front Man Cody Cannon Weds Haley Sheldon at Gruene Estate

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Cody Cannon and Haley Sheldon are looking forward to the “Good Ole Days” as newlyweds!

On Sunday, the Whiskey Myers frontman tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend at the Gruene Estate in New Braunfels, Texas. The pair announced their engagement in April.

“We tried to keep it as small as possible but we both have large families,” Cannon told PEOPLE of the couple’s 250 guests. The band was also in attendance as guitarist Cody Tate served as a groomsman and their manager Chris Alexander was the best man.  LINK TO THE GALLERY!

A Gift Guide For The Wedding Party

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photo by Lindsey Mueller Photography

One of the many duties as bride and groom is to give your wedding party ‘thank you’ gifts for all of their hard work during the months of wedding planning. After all, the bridesmaids and groomsmen do a lot to ensure your special day goes off without a hitch, in addition to planning fun and unforgettable moments leading up to it. Whether you want to gift the whole wedding party the same thing, you plan to personalize depending on each person’s style or you want to get crafty and create a DIY present, we will have something in this gift guide for you and your crew!

Something for everyone…

There’s no shame in trying to take a faster and more frugal route when wedding planning! You have a ton to do in limited time, so why not order gifts for your whole wedding party in one easy purchase?

Gift your whole wedding party these adorable instant-print digital camera. They can take pictures, send them to their phones, edit them and print the photos directly from the camera. How fun will this be for all of your bridesmaids and groomsmen to have throughout your wedding?! Plus, this is a gift that they will love to have on them for events in the future.

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Another gift that can be given to the whole wedding party is a pair of sunglasses. If your wedding is planned for a sunny day, then get your crew equipped with premium sunnies. Luckily for you, sunglasses are easier than ever to find online. You can even bulk order them for more than 10 people; you will have a gift that keeps giving for everyone in one easy purchase!

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Personalized presents…

There’s a few way to tackle perfectly curated gifts for your friends and family. You can choose to go with the ever-trendy monogram route or think about each person’s style and favorite hobby to inspire you.

Maybe you have a friend that’s a kid at heart and likes to enjoy their spare time outdoors entertaining their loved ones. This gorgeous horseshoe set is perfect for the family man in your life. They will be plunging these quality stakes into every backyard and beach next summer! Whoever receives this gift will be grateful that you took the time to think about their interests to thank them properly.

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A classic gift for bridesmaids is jewelry, but it can be hard to find something everyone will love. Stick with a simple bracelet that can be engraved to make it personal to each girl in your wedding. Choose to engrave their initials, name or a loving message. Every person will be touched that you thought of something so special and this will always remind them of your special day!


D.I.Y. gifts…

This one is for all of the crafty couples out there! Grab your wine and takeout and make a date night to create these special gifts for your bridesmaids and groomsmen.

The most creative thing you can do for each person is create a basket that focuses on their favorite things. If they are a beer aficionado, then make a basket filled with different mugs, glasses and a rare beer or even a gift card to a local brewery! Or if they need an at-home spa day post wedding then make a basket of face masks, pedicure products and essential oils.

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A surprisingly easy idea for your bridesmaids is these trendy crystal or gemstone earrings. Head to the craft store to pick up all of the essentials, and you can hunt for crystals online at a variety of crystal shops.

Fun, easy, & relaxing.

Texas country charm is already built in.