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Publisher’s Picks 2020


Best Intagram Worthy Venues



Allow yourself to be transported back in time with lush gardens, twinkling rose arbors, tranquil waterfalls, and romantic statuary surround a historic estate nestled among the towering trees of a private, intimate forest. Dine and dance the night away with your guests in a grand tented pavilion adorned with elegant peaks of chiffon, glimmering crystal chandeliers, and your own customized arrangements and décor. Lots of twinkling lights for sharing the magical night through Instagram posts.

Dena’s input: “Always one of my favorites with hundreds of Real Wedding submissions, this sweet historic landmark is a wedding palace.”


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Earthy, light, airy and feathery describe this venue. In the shade of a lush, landmark forest, this historic garden estate is surrounded by ivy-covered arbors, blooming rose gardens, trickling fountains, picturesque statuary, and thousands of bright twinkling lights. Everything that sounds perfect for not only a spectacular wedding but great selfies and Instagram posts!
Dena’s input: “Love-Love this venue the charming schoolhouse and just the wonderful grounds make it one of my all time favorites!”

Dreamy Historic Garden Estate

bride and groom sitting at sweetheart table

Love and laughter and happily ever after was the true feeling behind this sherbert colored boho shoot. The charming schoolhouse and venue lends itself perfectly to the style choice of many of today’s couples, with mature trees and lush landscaped grounds. You should definitely incorporate the on property Chevy truck that serves as a great photo prop for your wedding and a perfect photo booth opportunity for your guests.

See more inspiration from Garden Daydreams styled shoot on our website.

wedding invitation, wedding ring

bride and groombridal bouquet

wedding welcome sign

About the Venue:  Located in San Marcos, the Green Gables Estate is surrounded by ivy-covered arbors, blooming rose gardens, trickling fountains, picturesque statuary, and thousands of bright twinkling lights. Featuring a grand bridal parlor and vintage gentlemen’s speakeasy, you are provided the perfect setting for your preparations before reciting your vows in one of the three breathtaking ceremony spaces.

bride and groom, old chevy truck WEdding cake

Venue:  Green Gables– Trademark Venues

Photography: Honey Photographs

Gown: Here Comes the Bride

Rings: RAW by Olivia Mar

Menswear: Friar Tux

Hair and Make-Up: Peretti Hill Glam Squad

Props: Green Gables collection for Trademark Venues

Cake & Dessert- Trademark Venues

Designers /Coordinators: Hayley and Laura of Trademark Venues

Design Assistant Styling: Laura Lee Schafer

Florals: Studio Fleurish

Rentals: Witty Rentals and Hostess Haven

Signage/Stationery: Peachy & Folk

Models: Olivia and Peter