An Elegant Garden Getaway at a Private Residence in Houston, Texas

Ashley Taraborelli (26, culinary scientist) and Carlos “Freddy” Diaz (29, chef) met in Texas, but their love took them on a multitude of adventures across the United States before returning home to the Lone Star State. Freddy proposed in the couple’s Texas backyard garden, so it seemed fitting for the couple’s intimate, elegant wedding to take place in the backyard garden at Ashley’s parents’ home in Houston. The backyard transformed into a beautiful garden party with white linen tents and bursts of pastel flowers to set the stage for a romantic spring day. Ashley and Freddy’s first initials, crafted from pink flowers and resting on a bed of moss, floated around the pool with islands of candles and flowers. The bridesmaids and groomsmen were dressed in formal attire to match the modern, sophisticated atmosphere. Peonies, Ashley’s favorite flowers, were in season and played a major role in all the floral arrangements and bouquets. The reception tents were draped in dramatic white chiffon with crystal chandeliers handing from the ceiling and featured refined tablescapes of pink, green and white flowers alongside mercury glass candleholders. Ashley and Freddy’s romantic garden party embraced the colors of spring and the beautiful outdoors to create a romantic and intimate backyard wedding where guests enjoyed classic hospitality and danced the night away.