The sun is setting over the Enchanted Lake, and you hear the quiet serenade of crickets. The gazebo is decorated in pink and white. At the end of a quiet country road, centuries-old live oaks form a canopy as the bride makes her grand entrance in a horse-drawn carriage.

She sees family and special friends awaiting. Her beloved is beaming, the sights and atmosphere touching his heart forever. This is a moment you both have been waiting for, and it will be etched in your minds for all time. This moment and the pure beauty can only found in the country...God's Country.

BlissWood provides an intimate setting for the bride and groom who want a destination wedding, a setting away from the noise of the city, a setting where they can start a life together in the quite peaceful surroundings of the country. BlissWood is located just one hour west of Houston in Cat Spring, Texas.

Graceful centuries-old live oaks abound on this 650-acre ranch, along with several lakes and abundant wildlife. Your family and wedding party can spend the night at 10 antique-furnished B&B houses and cabins on the ranch or nearby at BlissWood's Oasis and the bride can enjoy the quiet beauty of the ranch before the excitement of the wedding day unfolds.

After the wedding, celebrate and enjoy and unforgettable reception in the show barn, with a band to dance the night away or in a special reserved banquet room at Carol's at Cat Spring Restaurant. After, spend your first night together as man and wife in the Dog Trot house with fireplaces and a Jacuzzi or at the secluded Enchanted Cabin.

View the galleries to see some of the special weddings held at BlissWood.


Photographer Skeeter Hagler is the recipient of photography's highest honor, The Pulitzer Prize, for his documentary on the life of the West Texas cowboy. Born in Fort Worth and still based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Skeeter has over 40 years of experience as a photographer and has traveled the world on assignments and projects.

As a freelance photographer, he is equally at ease photographing the West Texas Cowboy driving a weather beaten herd of cattle as he is waiting hours for the light to get just right to photograph a downtown building.

Skeeter has an eye for the details of a subject while at the same time seeing the overall importance of the subject to society and the world.

Recent work includes stories for Texas Highways Magazine, a photo book "Born to this Land" with Texas best-loved poet, Red Steagall, a nd a coffee table book on Ft. Worth, Texas.