Rustic Private Estate Wedding
April 24, 2014
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The list of magical moments happening in this wedding is abundant.  Think the planning expertise of LVL Weddings & Events with a whole lot of awesome (an awe-inspiring ceremony at Oak Canyon Nature Center + a drop-dead gorgeous tented reception in a private residence oasis) thrown in for good measure.  Ahh... perfection.  See it all captured by Mason & Megan Photography right here.
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From LVL Weddings & Events... This wedding was a blast and gorgeous from beginning to end. Noelle and Drew have such cute styles that truly reflect their vibrant & dapper personalities. Their deep love for each other & good looks almost make me think of a modern day Jack and Rose, with a happy ending of course! Their wedding had so many cute elements from a blindfolded first look to a flash mob first dance to a s'mores station. Their clear tent reception with bistro lighting and vintage decorations tied in together so beautifully. The evening ended with lots of dancing, bridesmaids jumping in pools, and a grand sparkler exit as the couple waved farewell to their loved ones in their getaway classic car.

From the Bride... We met in high school and started dating when we were 16! He asked me out with a scavenger hunt that eventually led to him, with a cake that he had baked saying, "Let's be official". Exactly seven years later he led me on another scavenger hunt, with seven different stops that eventually led to him, on one knee, with a beautiful ring! Couldn't have planned it better myself.

Our wedding was just dreamy... it was simple and rustic, and everything was just beautiful.  We had started with a board on Pinterest, so I had some ideas of what I liked. But other than that, Drew and I just wanted to have an awesome party with our friends and family that was a memorable event!

The whole day was an amazing blur, but there were a couple really special moments that will forever stick out in my mind: the first is, of course, walking down the aisle. Seeing Drew with his big smile, the venue decked out in gorgeous flowers, and walking down the aisle, seeing all of my friends with big smiles... it was really special. Number two would be reading our vows. Drew and I both wrote our own.  He wrote his really early on and some of our close friends who had heard them said they were really beautiful, so I felt a bit of pressure to make mine good! I knew what I wanted to say but, I didn't have my final draft until the night before. When I read my vows to Drew, he got a little choked up, so I felt like I had made my point! Number three, was my flashmob! I'm a dancer, so I had to incorporate it somewhere. When Drew and I came out for our first dance at the reception, we started with a nice, romantic slow dance, but then it busted out into some James Brown, and our wedding party slowly came out to join us in a choreographed routine. It was great to see everyone's surprised faces - it was my dream come true!

My advice to brides?  Just enjoy the process! It will fly by, and you won't even know how it happened! I think it was worth every penny to have LVL as our wedding coordinator. It helped my family's sanity through the whole wedding planning process to have someone keeping us on track, being organized, making recommendations, and keeping in touch with all of our vendors. Every bride should have someone, whether it's a full on wedding planner, day-of coordinator, or even an organized friend, to keep them moving forward. It will save much confusion, and many headaches!
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