Austin Wedding by Sweet Caroline Photo
June 13, 2011

I am a BIG fan of the color orange, it is just an all around happy color. I mean really, when was the last time you looked at an orange-filled affair and didn't feel giddy? Well get ready for the giddiness because this lovely wedding by Sweet Caroline Photo at the Allan House is just full of images to fill your day full of happy. Lovely florals, gorgeous stationery, a to die for cake - Monday isn't looking so bad after all, wouldn't you say? Click here for even more!

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From the Bride... We wanted our wedding to feel like a party we would throw - not a production...and it was so great to hear that our friends did pick up on the details! From the brand of gin to the pork tacos at the end of the evening, we kept it personal. Laid-back, but classy.

My dress was a combo of two Alvina Valenta Dresses. I was going for romantic/preppy -- the pleated hem was an addition. My shoes were orange ballet flats with satin bows from Sundance Catalog.  My earrings were costume jewelry I bought to wear on our first date and the bracelet my sister wore for her wedding.

A special addition to our ceremony that made it unique was the minister, who was Jacob's teacher in Jr. High and has remained a mentor over the years.  For a DIY project, we collected family wedding photos to place on the fireplace mantle in coordinating silver frames.

The best moment of our wedding day was dancing towards the end of the night under the twinkle lights...we were having an incredible time and it was clear that our friends and family were, too. "We totally nailed this wedding," as Jacob put it.

My biggest piece of advice for brides and grooms planning their wedding today is don't let yourself get overwhelmed by the decision-making process. Go with your gut and move on...enjoy your engagment, don't stress or second guess yourself!

Wedding Photography: Sweet Caroline Photo / Wedding Venue: Allan House / Event Coordination: Kerry Duggan of BZ events / Floral Design: Posey Floral and Event Design / Hair: Kristen of Lather Salon / Makeup: Christy Edlin Makeup / Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss / Groomsmen Ties: LulaKate / Bridesmaid Dresses: LulaKate / Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta / Bride's Hair Piece: Lo Boheme / Bride's Shoes: Sundance / Wedding Invitations: Rhonda Warren of Color Box Design & Letterpress / Catering: 2 Dine 4 Fine Catering / Wedding Cake: Blue Note Bakery / Linens: Marquee / Lighting: Ilios Lighting