Oh my goodness, SMPers, do we have a fabulous holiday treat for you this wonderful Thanksgiving morning. Yes, this darling Austin affair by Tamir Kalifa Photography is not only filled to the brim with the loveliest of details (including beautiful florals by Pollen Floral Art, gorgeous invitations designed by the cute as can be bride and one very awesome wedding gown), but it's the sweetest marriage of two adorable high school sweethearts that actually met in the sixth grade! Yes, my heart just melted, too. So, join me in the gallery for all of the pretty and then stay tuned for a seriously charming film by Crooked Tie Studios below! Happy Thanksgiving!
One last bundle of gorgeous before you head off into your holiday... This amazing film by Crooked Tie Studios will leave you crying some very happy tears. Enjoy!
From the Bride... Jacob and I met in sixth grade. We were in some of the same classes, but the only spark between us was the one from a match Jacob tried to light on his friend's arm cast during science. I rolled my eyes at the disruptive behavior and we went our separate ways. Jacob went on to a different high school and we didn't meet again until a mutual friend "introduced" us when we were sixteen years old.
Finally, we hit it off! He asked me out, and I drove him around (because he didn't even have his license yet). He taught me about history and archaeology. And I taught him about old movies and musicals. He taught me to let loose. And I taught him dedication and hard work. We dated through high school, through four years of long-distance college years, through getting first jobs (me), and through the first years of grad school (Jacob). And after eight years of dating, we got married!
We wanted to keep the wedding small and budget friendly. We made our dream day come true for $10,000. There were four words I kept in mind during the whole planning process: fun, sweet, casual, quirky.
So, we had both the ceremony and reception on the second story of a downtown Austin restaurant. I used patterned paper as the backdrop to all printed materials and the colors of the wedding were red-orange and chartreuse. The bouquets and boutonnieres were made from ranunculus and succulents. I picked three patterned fabrics in coordinating colors and my mom made beautiful napkins for the day out of them. I wore a short dress and flats, and my bridesmaids wore different colors. Jacob and his groomsmen didn't wear ties. We hired a folk band to play and a photojournalism student to capture the day. It couldn't have been a more perfect summer wedding for us.
Wedding Photography: Tamir Kalifa Photography / Wedding Videography: Crooked Tie Studios / Floral Design: Pollen Floral Art / Ceremony + Reception Location: Parkside Restaurant on 6th Street / Invitations + Planning: The Bride / Bride's Shoes: Bruno Magli / Wedding Dress: After Six / Lace Bolero: Alex Bridal / Bridesmaid Dresses: LulaKate