A Dreamy Farm Wedding at Chandelier Grove in Tomball, Texas

Katherine Crum (25 and a third-grade teacher) and Cory Fox (28 and an insurance broker) said “I do” among the pecan trees at Chandelier Grove in Tomball, Texas. On the orchard’s property, a 100-year-old farmhouse, reclaimed-wood barn and rows of pecan trees were the backdrop for Katherine and Cory’s dreamy Texas farm wedding. “The second I stepped on the property of Chandelier Grove, I felt an overwhelming sense of peace and joy,” Katherine says. “It was similar to the peace I felt and found in Cory, and I soon had chills all over my body. There was just something different about the venue, and as I walked around to all the different areas on the property, I knew it was where I was supposed to get married.” The feeling of serenity that Katherine felt while visiting the farm was her launching point for the wedding. “Finding a peace in Cory and feeling that same peace when I stepped onto Chandelier Grove was something I wanted to make as a theme of our wedding,” she says. “My desire was for guests to walk into the venue and feel that same peace and joy I had felt throughout my relationship with Cory.” The couple infused their rustic-chic venue with lush, white floral arrangements and sculptural greenery, along with gold and blush accents. For the ceremony, a large 12-foot cross was decked out in beautiful blooms, and two large urns were filled with overflowing flowers. A dinner reception followed in the orchard’s beautiful rustic whitewashed barn. “By bringing in chandeliers and all gold accents, I felt that the atmosphere perfectly represented the idea of Southern, organic glamour,” Katherine says. Whiskey barrels were topped with elaborate floral arrangements, and lanterns added an ambient glow. In lieu of a traditional photo booth, the couple had artist Cindi Rose create silhouettes of guests as party favors and keepsakes. Other highlights included a late-night Steel City Pops ice-pop stand and a fantastic band that kept the party going all night. “Cory and I ended up getting onstage with the band and not getting off for the rest of the night,” Katherine says. “We had an absolute blast, and there wasn’t a person in the room who wasn’t dancing with us.” —Marissa Hermanson