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Marble Falls Lakeside Pavilion Wedding by Two Times Photography

This Marble Falls wedding by Two Times Photography is one of those youthful, sweet celebrations that is sure to put a giant smile on your face.  The bright, cheerful colors and patterns are the perfect way to get us ready for spring and the adorable couple make our hearts sing.  The fact that they did pretty much everything themselves and incorporated so much heart into each detail just makes us love them more!  See it all in the full gallery!

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From the Bride… Matt and I wanted to create a natural, outdoor feel with bright, colorful accents for our summer wedding. Matt loved the freedom of wearing a linen suit and going barefoot by the lake. I loved playing with colors and patterns with our bridesmaid dresses and table settings. I picked our main colors primarily based on my favorite flower, the sunflower! Our wedding was at the Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls, Texas. Since it was June and hot, we started at 7 p.m. and provided handmade program fans. We had so many great friends and family all help out that day in preparation for the wedding since we did set up everything on our own. Thankfully there was just enough of a breeze to cool off our guests during the ceremony, which overlooked the lake. We had musical friends play and sing during the ceremony, and my dad was the officiant. It felt so special and personal to have so many loved ones involved. We chose to do a sand ceremony and also participated in a worship song as our first act as man and wife. All our bridesmaids picked their own fabric patterns for their dresses, which were handmade vintage tea dresses from the Etsy shop Sohomode. Our ring bearers wore suspenders and bow ties, which were handmade by my sister, owner of the Etsy shop The Green Crayon. Since our ring bearers were two years old and younger, we had them carry their favorite stuffed animals, which also had their own matching handmade bow ties, with them. Our flower girl wore a white sundress and carried her petals in a yellow painted watering can. All in the ceremony were barefoot.

We were on an incredibly tight budget, so we did everything we could and stayed true to our down-to-earth personalities. We made own our photo booth with a colorful sheet, dollar store props and an old family trunk. The groom’s cake was actually “groom’s pies” that his grandmother made herself. We also made the stands that the pies were on by gluing candlesticks to some plates. For the tables, we covered them in butcher paper, which doubled as entertainment for kids with crayons, as well as space for guests to write us messages. We added some swatches of lace and filled different-colored vases (collected from thrift stores) with flowers. I hand-painted our name sign and also created our sign-in sunflower, which people signed the petals of. For the dance floor, we made string lanterns of all shapes and sizes and incorporated the mason jars and candles that lined our aisle during the ceremony. Other fun decorations were fabric banners, a heritage table, and our favors were sunflower seeds.

I loved having an anniversary dance instead of a bouquet toss. Our DJ did an amazing job singing, “When I’m Sixty-Four,” and everyone had a great time. It was also really special to honor the longest married couple in attendance. I also loved using the gold heart balloons for our send-off and seeing them fly up as we left. The groom’s favorite part was waiting to see me until I walked down the aisle. To this day, he never regrets saving that special moment for our ceremony. Our wonderful photographers quickly incorporated our couples session between the ceremony and reception.

Wedding Photography: Two Times Photography / Wedding Venue: Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls, Texas / Flowers: Purchased from H-E-B + Arranged by the Bride / Catering: River City Grill / DJ: Mark Klentzmen of Klentzmen Entertainment / Fabric Banners + Bow Ties: The Green Crayon (Owned by the Bride’s Sister) / Groom’s Pies: The Groom’s Grandmother / Name Sign + Sign-In Sunflower: DIY by the Bride / Program Fans: DIY / Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo / Bride’s Headband: Anthropologie / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Sohomode

The Retreat at Balcones Springs Wedding by Caroline Fontenot

If you’ve ever wondered how to infuse the essence of yourself and your hubby to be into your wedding day, look no further! This adorable couple created a sweet and sentimental day that started with the venue…a camp that the bride stayed at as a child. There to capture all the details including pretty papel picado and a mariachi band was Caroline Fontenot Photographer. This is Texas Hill Country casual elegance at its finest. Click here for even more.

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From the bride… Our wedding took place in November in Marble Falls, Texas. We had the venue booked within 24 hours of our engagement because I’ve known exactly where I wanted to get married since I was a child. I attended Camp Balcones Springs in Marble Falls every summer growing up, and the second I learned that people could get married there, I knew that was my dream. The camp is nestled in the heart of the Hill Country on Lake Travis, and of all the amazing things my parents did for me in childhood, sending me to camp is the one that I treasure the most.

In the off-season, the camp is The Retreat at Balcones Springs, and our guests stayed in the awesome cabins all weekend and enjoyed all the activities I did as a camper. I wanted our wedding to truly reflect the attitude of the Hill Country. Beautiful and cozy. Elegant without being formal. I have a hard time with color, so I always envisioned the wedding being soft and muted while creating a neutral spectrum. To enhance this, I used gold as an accent color. Our wedding bands are both made from yellow gold, and I love the way it glows. My shoes were gold, the crystals on my jewelry and belt were set it gold, the table letters were gold, and the centerpieces used gold urns. My gratitude for our florist is bottomless. Erin at Rosehip Flora completely floored me when I arrived at the reception. I really trusted her expertise and creativity, and with the little direction I gave her, she nailed it. The flower chandeliers made the pavilion feel so decadent, and the grape wood in the centerpieces bridged the gap between a summer camp and a beautiful wedding.

My very favorite details of the big day are walking down the aisle to “This Year’s Love” by David Gray, drinking bottled Coke from Mexico at cocktail hour, the way our cake matched my wedding gown and how overwhelmed I felt from all the love and support my friends gave me that day. I love that everything about our wedding meant something to me. I love that each and every detail came from my heart. And mostly, I love that someday we will be able to take our kids to Camp Balcones Springs and stand in the place that we began the rest of our lives.

Wedding Photography: Caroline Fontenot Photographer / Ceremony: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Marble Falls, Texas / Reception: The Retreat at Balcones Springs in Marble Falls, Texas / Wedding Coordination: Bess Baskin of The Retreat at Balcones Springs / Florist: Rosehip Flora / Dress: Amsale via Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon / Groom’s Suit: J.Hilburn / Band: The Drywater Band / Mariachi Band: Mariachi Los Gallos / Wedding Cake: Lou Carpenter Sapp / Event Décor + Design: The Bride / Bride’s Hair + Makeup: Morgan Stephanian, Best Friend of the Bride / Linens: Marquee Rents / Chiavari Chairs: Chiavari Chairs of Austin / Paper Name Banners: Ay Mujer / Wedding Cake Topper: Vintage Confections / Bride’s Belt + Bouquet Wrap: Kirsten Kuehn Designs / Place Cards + Clothespins: Morrell Décor / Table Letters: Hobby Lobby

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The Retreat at Balcones Springs Wedding by Kristin Light Photographie

Happy Friday SMP Texas! We’re wrapping up the week with this super cute outdoor fete sent into us by the fabulous Kristin Light Photographie. Inspired by their childhood weekend trips to the lake, these college sweethearts created a day that was both meaningful and oh so pretty. We’re loving all the charming, rustic details. Click here for even more!

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From the bride… Reese and I met in college at Trinity University. During my first week on campus, my car battery died and he and his good friend Bryan came to my rescue.  I quickly fell hard for Reese’s sweet Kansas charm!

Growing up, both Reese and I enjoyed annual family vacations at the lake. Reese’s family has been going to the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri and my family has been going to Lake Titus in New York every summer for as far back as we can remember. We both have amazing memories of from these family vacations and we wanted to recreate that feeling with our wedding!  Because our families are not spread out, we initially struggled with our wedding location. Luckily, once we started searching for the right venue, we quickly found The Retreat at Balcones Springs just up 281 North in the Texas Hill Country.  It was absolutely everything we were looking for — it is located on the lake and had enough space for our guests to stay onsite. Once we had our wedding weekend venue, everything else fell into place. I found Kristin Light through my good friend. I checked out her website and knew she was exactly what we were looking for in style. As soon as we spoke on the phone, she quickly sealed the deal with her friendly and fun attitude! We found the perfect church in Horseshoe Bay that has beautiful huge windows that overlook the lake below.

Our main inspiration was our annual lake trips but we tried to incorporate other important parts of our lives as well. We used Reese’s grandpa’s 1968 Ford Galaxie as our “wedding weekend” car. (We couldn’t save it for just the get-away because we were too excited about it!) We also incorporated Reese’s Kansan roots by having the flower girls carry sunflowers (the Kansas state flower). We brought in a touch of the Adirondacks with our Adirondack chair guest book. I wore the pearls my grandmother, mother and aunt wore at their weddings. So many of the other touches at our wedding were made possible by our friends and family – from the apple pies to the cocktail straws. Throughout our wedding process, I was constantly reminded that we are very lucky to have such amazing friends and family – there was an outpouring of love & support. We had a blast and we’ll remember our wedding weekend fondly for years to come!

Wedding Photography: Kristin Light Photographie / Ceremony: St. Paul’s Apostle Church / Reception: The Retreat at Balcones Springs in Marble Falls, Texas / Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza via Serendipity Bridal / Bridesmaid + Flower Girl Dresses: J.Crew / Groom’s Suit: Reiss / Flowers: White Magnolia / Shoes: BHLDN + TOMS / Cake: Michelle’s Patisserie / Bridal Party Gifts: J.Crew Shirts + Anthropologie Tea Cups / Wedding Invitation Suite, Save the Dates + Paper Goods: The Bride +  Papier Lapin / Wedding Sign: True Connection / Twine M’s: ELDetail / Dog Collars: Silly Buddy / Garter: Lollie Couture / “Love is Sweet” Banner: Mirtillo / Mr. & Mrs. Pillows: Homemade Gems / Straw Tags, Burlap Wine Table Numbers: Kate Skelley Wilson, Friend of the Bride / Apple Pies: Mother of the Bride / “e & r” pillows: Aunt of the Bride / I SPY Game: Martha Stewart Weddings

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