We show so many different weddings here at SMP but the one thing they all have in common is lots and lots of personality. Yup, it’s all about putting your stamp on your big day and this couple did that and then some. We’re talking casual dress for all, burgers and fries for dinner, and Father of the Bride playing while everyone ate dinner. Talk about personality! Jessica Christine Photography captured all the details and there’s so much more to see right here.
From the Bride… This wedding has been 3.5 years in the making. We got married just 2 weeks before our 3.5 year dating anniversary. And I knew that since my husband is so incredibly laid-back that I wanted our wedding to feel that way too. I envisioned a TOMS and maxi-dresses kind of wedding, and that’s exactly what I got! Above all else, I wanted this wedding to reflect US. So when we started talking about what our wedding was going to look like, we knew what we weren’t going to do right off the bat. NO Tuxedos — don’t get me wrong, a man in a fitted tux is quite handsome, but if you meet my husband, you would realize that just isn’t him. So instead, I channeled my husband’s slightly hipster vibe and we decided on skinny black dress pants, a simple white button up, suspenders and, of course, my all-time favorite footwear: TOMS. Another thing we wanted was for the wedding party to be able to wear their clothes again, and in the most cost-effective way as possible. My bridesmaids wore a boho-inspired maxi dress with simple gold sandals. They were beautiful and exactly what I had in my mind’s eye when I thought of my bridesmaids.
Another thing we knew we WEREN’T going to have was expensive, typical wedding food. We were trying to put together an “us” wedding … on a budget! We went to a friend’s wedding just a year before ours and they had P. Terry’s cater and we loved it! So much that we stole their idea. Cheeseburgers and french fries are one of my husband’s favorite meals, so why not serve it to our guests too?! Another detail of the wedding that screamed us was the adorable venue! It was exactly what we wanted — simple with a touch of elegance and a little boho too. Jillian, the woman who runs the venue, was a dream to work with, and she genuinely seemed excited for us.
Some of my favorite details about the wedding were the things that reflected our personalities the most. Tim’s older brother performed the ceremony, which was perfect! My sister did my makeup and was my maid of honor. We played Father of the Bride (one of my favorite movies) while guests got their food and ate. Tim designed the programs and the invitations. I wore TOMS down the aisle (as well as my dad). And my bouquet was wrapped in my grandmother’s vintage doily. I never got to meet her (she died before I was born), but I know it meant a lot to my dad to have a piece of his mom with us that day. My little brother and one of my good friends sang the song we had communion to. One of my absolute favorite details was the song I walked down the aisle to. Timothy wrote it for me especially for that moment. All in all, our wedding was an absolute dream come true. I wouldn’t have changed one thing. It was the perfect day. :)
Wedding Photography: Jessica Christine Photography / Wedding Venue: Cedar Bend Events in Austin, Texas / Floral Design: DIY by a Friend of the Bride / Wedding Cinematography: Michael Bell / Catering: P. Terry’s / Wedding Cake + Cupcakes: Jill DiLoreti / Wedding Invitations + Programs: DIY by the Groom / Wedding Dress: Enzoani / Bride’s Shoes: TOMS / Bride’s Accessories: Blush Bridal Lounge / Makeup: Caitlin Anderson, The Bride’s Sister / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Nordstrom