Austin Wedding from Day 7 Photography
January 21, 2013
RusticRustic Weddings
I sometimes wish I had even an ounce of Texas charm (or owned a pair of cowboy boots for that matter) and that feeling is only heightened when I set my sights on a Texas fête as sweet as this one from Day 7 Photography! Centered around the couple's love for open spaces and the outdoors, their wedding was a compilation of their favorite things shared perfectly with their favorite people! See the whole thing right here!
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From the Bride... Ben and I wanted to create a sense of awe and wonder for our guests. Also, we wanted the wedding to be laid-back and relaxed to reflect our personalities ... and for everyone to have fun. At the end of it all, we prayed that our friends and family would slow down and witness God as they witnessed our marriage. The country and hoedown theme came about because I've always connected wide open spaces, fields of green, wildflowers and dancing with the idea of being free. A beautiful country wedding was the perfect way of really enjoying marrying my best friend! Looking back, I think we did it this way as much for ourselves (we needed the reminder to slow down and be in awe and wonder) as we did for our guests. We were so blessed to be able to share our world with everyone.

For a special touch, we really wanted every guest to have their own personal mason jar to use throughout the wedding and to take home to remember the day by. This was a personal idea that I had from the beginning that I was adamant about sticking with. Ben and I had to go to over half a dozen different stores across three different cities to collect 200 of these exact jars we wanted! Another personal aspect was inviting our favorite local eateries and food trucks to cater our wedding! I didn't care if this wasn't traditional or very formal. I thought it was the best thing in the world that I could have my favorite foods shared with all my friends and family! During our planning, some friends commented that sushi, pizza, and pork belly wouldn't match together very well, but I didn't mind. :) We also had two-step lessons during cocktail hour, which came about because I told my friend Janie how much I wanted everyone to enjoy country dancing as much as I do (the theme/idea of sharing our lives with others). She suggested we help our guests by giving them lessons. We loved the idea! Lastly, I wanted to give each bridesmaid real cowboy boots as a gift because I believe that every girl should own her own pair of cowboy boots! They are such good quality and stay with you for a lifetime through many different seasons of life (like a forever friend).


Wedding Photography: Day 7 Photography / Wedding Venue: Texas Old Town in Kyle, Texas / Wedding Planning + Coordination: Nita Teng / Floral Design: DIY by the Wedding Party with Help from Nita Teng / Catering: Kome, East Side King + Mandola's Italian Market / Bartending: Texas Ritas / Wedding Cake: Sugar Mama's Bakeshop / Wedding Invitations: Designed by Victoria Liu + Printed by French Paper Company / Cornhole Game: DIY by the Couple's Friend Nick / Gold Twine: Knot and Bow / Mason Jar Labels: CuteTape / Cow Photo Booth Prop: Trumpette / Wedding Dress: Designer Unknown / Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hair + Makeup: Studio Tilee / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Inspired by ASOS / Bridesmaids' Boots: Cavender's / Groomsmen's Attire: Men’s Wearhouse / Groomsmen's Socks: Polo Ralph Lauren