Looking to deck the halls at your December wedding? This Texas Hill-Country wedding with holiday flair proves that getting married during the holidays doesn’t necessarily mean you need the classic red and green color palette! Rose Andrew Events and The Flower Girl tastefully incorporated rich colors and textures into this lovely day at Stonehouse Villa. Every heartfelt moment was flawlessly captured by Sarah Stiponovich. If you’re on the hunt for ways to showcase this special time of the year for your own winter nuptials, browse through the full gallery to see every last detail!
From Emily of Rose Andrew Events… Emily & Drew met at work and began dating shortly thereafter—they went on 4 dates the first week they began seeing each other! On their second date, they were given a lucky $2 bill by a man who said he keeps them in his pocket in honor of his late wife and gifts them to couples who clearly look in love *SWOON*. Years later, Drew proposed on a beautiful morning after a sunrise hike in the Colorado mountains. One of the most special parts of Emily & Drews nuptials is that it was true celebration of both families coming together. They kept with a family tradition and got married at the same venue that all of the bride’s siblings wed at— a beautiful Hill Country Wedding venue that is down the street from her family home—Stonehouse Villa. Many of the guests had been there time and time again to celebrate each Peter child and it was special to hear guests reminisce about each wedding they attended as they celebrated Emily & Drew. As guests were welcomed, they saw framed wedding photos of parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and siblings from both sides of the family. Emily and Drew toasted with the same gold goblets that her parents used at their wedding and cut their cake under sparkling disco balls with a cake knife that has been passed through her family. And, Emily’s dad is a vintage car collector and they used a different car for each of their wedding weekend festivities—they rolled up to their rehearsal dinner in a vintage white mustang and to their wedding in a classic Rolls Royce—the very same one that all of her siblings arrived and exited their wedding with. Drew’s father was even his best man!
Emily wore a Sarah Seven gown, modern gold hoop earrings and a beautiful veil that was handmade by her mother— complete with hundreds of hand sewn on pearls! Her lovely bridesmaids wore black gowns in mismatching textures of chiffon, velvet and silk. Drew and his groomsmen wore custom tuxes.
Our bride LOVES Christmas and wanted to incorporate holiday elements without it feeling like a “Christmas wedding.” What came to fruition was a beautiful day rich in color, textures and special elements that had a lot of holiday/winter flair without it feeling overtly Christmas-y. We designed a reception with luxe velvet throughout—from the caramel table linens to the plush dusty Rose velvet napkins to the sage velvet table numbers and bar menu to the black and maroon velvet ribbons tied on the menus. Kari from The Flower Girl TX created the most spectacular florals for E&D’s big day— complete with a lush tiered ground ceremony arch and hundreds of buds vases filled to the brim with blooms. She incorporated pops of mauves, deeps reds and greens in the florals. Koozies were passed to guests with a custom design that said “All I Want for Christmas is Drew”—after 2 weeks of dating, Drew called his siblings and when they answered he said “I’m in love, I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it!” so we included Buddy the Elf on the koozies in memory of that famous movie quote. The band also ended the night with The song “All I Want for Christmas is You” and guests donned Santa and elf hats, light up Christmas light necklaces and Santa cowboy hats. Our bride was voted “karaoke queen” in high school and proved her skills by singing “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” (her go to karaoke song) at their reception—complete with a “leg guitar” solo…
Emily & Drew love to travel the world together and collect photo albums from each of their trips. We were inspired by the mountains that Drew proposed to Emily in front of and their love for travel throughout their day! Guests signed a National Geographic coffee table book, there was a hand painted rendering of the view where Drew proposed on their dinner menu and a beautiful mountaintop escort display in varying shades.
Photography: Sarah Stiponovich | Floral Design: The Flower Girl | Gown: Sarah Seven | Cake: Quacks Bakery | Invitations: Avalon Stationery & Gifts | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Soho Catering | Band: Blind Date | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Beauty: Lola Beauty | Ceremony & Reception: Stonehouse Villa | Event Planning, Design & Signage: Rose Andrew Events | Guest Transportation: Austin Charter Services | Instrumentalists: Sienna Strings | Linens: Creative Coverings | Rentals: Monarch Event Rentals | Table Numbers: The Fancy Cat Studio