Oh, Texas. You and your weddings just have a way of capturing my heart…. and today’s stunning Austin soiree is certainly no exception. With its breathtaking garden setting, beautiful blooms by Last Petal, charming lace accents and sweet, Southern style, I was head over heels from the get-go. Yep, there’s just nothing I love more than a fabulous outdoor affair and with BZ Events behind every dazzling moment and Caroline + Ben Photography on hand to capture all of the gorgeous details, I get to spend my ENTIRE Friday soaking it all in. Join me in the gallery for more!
From the Bride… Everyone kept asking me what my “theme” was going to be for my wedding. Theme? I didn’t think about it that way. We wanted a beautiful and warm evening celebrating our decision to commit to one another for the rest of our lives. We wanted to eat, drink, dance, and toast with the people that we love. I wanted each detail of the ceremony and reception to be memorable, familiar, comforting, and a reflection of how each guest played a part in supporting our growth as a couple.
Our sign in book was a canvas painting of the limbs of a tree. Our guests “signed in” by leaving their thumbprints, which served as the leaves of the tree. It is now framed and hanging in our bedroom. We also had homemade lawn games. My dad constructed a cornhole game and painted it with our initials. Jack and I both love music, so our wedding favor was a CD for our guest to enjoy on their drive home. Instead of a traditional groom’s cake, Jack elected to have a creme brulee and scotch pairing … heavy on the scotch.
The best moment of the day was seeing Jack before the ceremony. It was overwhelming, calming, exciting, warm, and beautiful, all in one breath. I also loved our sendoff … in true Texas fashion our guests fired toy cap guns as we ran to our getaway car. My biggest piece of advice is to try to take it all in because your wedding is over in the blink of an eye.
Wedding Photography: Caroline + Ben Photography / Wedding Venue: Austin Museum of Arts: Arthouse Laguna Gloria / Wedding Coordination: BZ Events / Wedding Flowers: Last Petal / Catering: Word of Mouth / Wedding Cake: Stardust Pastry / Rentals: Marquee Rents / DJ: DJ Kit K / Lighting: Ilios Lighting / Hair + Makeup: Kacy Franklin + Rhea McCarter / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier via Ultimate Bride / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Priscilla of Boston via Bella Bridesmaid / Jewelry: Jewel Mint / Music CD Wedding Favors: DIY by the Bride + Groom / Groom’s Attire: Klein, Epstein and Parker / Wedding Paper Goods: The Creative Parasol
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