InTents December 2023-January 2024 - 8

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A remote logistical nightmare becomes
an amazing success.
By Sigrid Tornquist
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RIGHT: Houston Tents &
Events in Houston, Texas,
situated this LIRI NHT 12-by30-by-3-meter
clearspan
structure tent with direct sight
lines to the family's beloved
pond for this wedding and
reception on their South Texas
ranch. All photos courtesy of
Smith House Photo.
BELOW: To ensure that the
more than 5,000-square-foot
tented space didn't block the
view of the pond during the
reception, the crew built it
with clear tops and sidewalls.
ooking at the photographs from the wedding and
reception, no one would ever guess just how difficult
the installation was for Houston Tents & Events in
Houston, Texas. " This couple had the dream of hosting
their wedding behind the original ranch home on their
110,000-acre property in South Texas, " recalls Darren
Randle, the company's founder and president. " This home
hadn't been occupied in many years, so they restored it and
then did landscaping behind it so that we could make the
tent fit in a designated location. "
Location, location, location
One of the first challenges was figuring out how to include
multiple landmark points around the ranch within
the event so that it all made sense logistically. The
couple's dream wedding (plan A) meant hosting both
the ceremony and reception behind one of the properties
on the ranch-near meaningful landmarks. But in
case that wasn't possible, they created a plan B, which
would have meant doing the ceremony more than a mile
down the road on another part of the ranch, and then
returning the distance to accommodate the reception
behind one of the homes.
Thankfully, the landscaping enabled them to go with
plan A, setting the ceremony under the canopy of a tree
where many other family members had been married
and the reception within view of the family pond, which
also had great significance in their lives. Not only did
this make the family incredibly happy, but having both
sides of the event in proximity also made the vendors'
jobs easier.
To create a visual connection between the house
and the ceremony site beneath the tree, as well as
ensure the bride's dress wouldn't get dirty on her walk
down the aisle, the Houston Tents & Events crew built
a fruitwood-colored walkway from the home to the
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