Tom & Carlie met in classic Texas-style … deep in the heart of Austin’s 6th Street. The chemistry was instant, but the logistics of being together ~ not so much.
Tom was in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Hood. Carlie was finishing up her Civil Engineering Master’s degree. And as so often happens, their future together was put on hold several times in the next few years. After a year long tour in Iraq, Tom returned and they TRULY celebrated their reunion.
On Saturday, March 28, they were married at a Texas Hill Country vineyard, Grape Creek Vineyard in Fredericksburg. Carlie wore camo Manolo’s in honor of her groom and was led down the aisle by a bagpiper. The ceremony was held under huge oak trees and florist David Kurio Floral Designs surrounded the round platform with blue hydrangeas.
When their wedding had to be postponed (until Tom’s return from Iraq), Carlie had a full year to plan with the oh-so talented ladies at Caplan-Miller Events! She decided to let her family ties to London be her inspiration, and planned the event around a fun millinery theme. All the ladies donned custom-made hats!
Fredericksburg is a charming German town 70 miles north of San Antonio. Filled with Texas-primitive antique shops and quaint Bed & Breakfast lodgings, it was a refreshing destination wedding for all their guests!
all photos courtesy of Juxtapose Photography
Carlie and Tom’s reception at the Hoffman Haus is next!