Vista West Ranch Wedding from Kristi Wright Photography
April 1, 2013
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If there is anyone that can make planning a destination wedding look like a breeze, it would be this beauty of a Bride. Her wedding at the stunning Vista West Ranch was planned from behind her computer screen in New York City, which basically seems impossible when you see how gorgeous the day unfolded via the lens of Kristi Wright. Oh but it was possible, and with the help of her rock star team of vendors including Petal PushersLizze Belle EventsPolka Dots and Tiny Pies - her Austin affair went off without a hitch. See it all here.
The Texas pretty continues in their sweet film from Nostalgia Film, which you simply cannot miss...

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From Kristi Wright... I loved photographing Josh and Virginia's wedding. When I first saw the little chapel where the ceremony would take place, it immediately reminded me of JFK, Jr. and Caroline's wedding. The small space provided an intimate and romantic setting and as a photographer, I was so happy to see the beautiful soft light inside the church, something we rarely see in church ceremonies. Their daytime exit was another favorite part of the day for me, another throwback to a by-gone era. I hope it becomes a growing trend in weddings! Also, the nod to their finance backgrounds on the pie tags was adorable.

From the Bride... Josh and I both decided to have our wedding in Texas as we knew having both of our families travel to New York would be difficult.  We also live in a 500 square foot apartment, so accommodating out of town guests would be a problem during the wedding festivities.  We decided to get married in January in Texas -specifically Austin.  We wanted a fresh start to the year and the weather to be on the cooler side for Texas - 65 degrees.  Austin was also the first city Josh and I traveled to a month after dating.  He had never been before.  Austin's changed since I went to school there. Definitely a neat city for people to travel to for a destination wedding - the New Yorkers loved it and our Williamsburg Brooklyn hipster friends felt right at home on "SoCo" and Rainey Street.

The wedding was designed entirely online.  Kristi Wright, our photographer, was the first vendor I found and signed, followed by Vista West Ranch, Aimee Villa, Olga at Polkadots, and it just kept falling into place.  The little white Chapel was so perfect.  I lived next to that church in college but never went.  It was quite different before its renovation in 2002 - done for it's 100th anniversary as a gift from a member.  What a treat that a chapel that special is still in tact.  The inspiration for almost every element of the design came from a photo of a cake which I think came from our photographer's Pinterest site.  I wanted the wedding to be just like that cake - white, airy, charming, rustic, chic, traditional, yet playful.


Wedding Photography: Kristi Wright  | Ceremony Venue: Hyde Park Presbyterian | Reception Venue: Vista West Ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas | Wedding Cinematography: Nostalgia Film | Wedding Planning: Lizze Belle Events | Floral Design: Petal Pushers | Catering: Verdes | Wedding Cake: Polka Dots | Pies: Tiny Pies | Band: Will Taylor Band | Wedding Dress: Christos "Desiree"  | Bride's shoes: Milk and Honey  | Bridesmaids' Attire: Amsale | Bridesmaids' Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Hair + Makeup: Erica Gray