A Classic Wedding at River Oaks Garden Club Forum of Civics in Houston, Texas

"Classic" only begins to describe this lush garden wedding. Once Monica Coimbra (25 and a photo organizer) and Andrew Seagraves (29 and a research scientist) saw River Oaks Garden Club Forum of Civics in Houston, Texas, they knew it was the perfect venue for its natural beauty and mesmerizing green arches. Their fall celebration drew on the setting with this jaw-dropping ivy wedding arch covered in roses, gold pear escort card holders, natural rose aisle decor and these lush, low centerpieces from Something Special In Flowers. Monica and Andy’s wedding style also provided the perfect atmosphere for their family-centric affair. “My favorite thing about the garden look is that you can get the polished, refined design but still feel like you’re just hanging out with good friends,” Monica says. With help from Two Be Wed, they made sure this relaxed feeling was enhanced with family-style tables, low centerpieces and an intimate group of 80 guests. This way, everyone could chat, laugh, dance and mingle under the tent. Another detail we couldn't get over was the live entertainment by Monica’s former roommate, Christa Gniadek. “She was the reason Andy and I met,” Monica says. “It felt like our dating went full circle, and Christa was the beginning and end point for that part of our life.” See every heartfelt moment and breathtaking detail shot by Sarah McKenzie Photography, below.