A Romantic Outdoor Wedding at The Woodlands Country Club in Texas

Erica Chung and Emmanuel Corral’s elegant wedding day revolved around a modern garden theme and a subtle take on the Chinese yin and yang philosophy. “The goal is to achieve balance between opposites,” Erica says of incorporating contrasting light and dark colors (like blush and navy) and mixing romantic softness with masculine starkness. They also included elements of the bride’s Chinese heritage and the groom’s Mexican ethnicity. “We had a modern garden take on the Chinese tea ceremony,” Erica says. “My husband is Mexican, and we had mariachis at cocktail hour. We also served Asian and Mexican beverages at our beverage bar.” The ceremony took place outdoors under a copper-colored arch with simple flower arrangements. The reception room highlighted with wood details continued the yin and yang design—especially between round pink balloons and geometric shapes. “Our statement piece was our escort wall—a boxwood wall with a gold laser-cut sign that read ‘Our universe will never be the same, we’re glad you came.’ It contained music notes to the song (‘Glad You Came’ by The Wanted) with our guests’ names and table numbers on them,” the bride says. Since Erica owns a small bakery business, she baked and decorated a wedding cake, groom’s cake and items for the dessert table.
Our favorite #MakeTradition Moment: “Since we connected over music on our first date, we tried to weave music into the wedding,” Erica says. Music-inspired elements included save-the-dates shaped like a CD, song lyrics on signage and escort cards with music notes.