It’s all rustic glam in this sweet springtime Texas wedding from Christina Carroll. I love all the sweet and personal details they included, like the chopsticks for favors as a nod to their proposal story.
Brian and I celebrated our charming Pi Day (3.14.15) wedding with loved ones in Dripping Springs, Texas. It was a very fitting date for an engineer who happens to love pie. We found exactly what we were searching for when we discovered Sacred Oaks at Camp Lucy – a hidden gem! The venue provided stunning views of the Texas Hill Country, an intimate ceremony site engulfed in oak trees and a dramatic reception hall. It was the perfect setting for all of our guests who had traveled from across the country to join in the festivities. Together with our brilliant wedding warrior, Christina Lewis, we designed a unique and unforgettable event.
Our inspiration was ‘rustic glam’, a chic mix of nature and modern romance. The big day featured hues of black and gold for an elegant affair and a pop of mint to complement the spring season. Everything from the delicious cake to gorgeous floral reflected our theme.
Our favorite parts of the ceremony were exchanging of our vows and tying the knot, literally! We wrote our own vows and shared them under a huge canopy of trees. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the crowd. We chose to partake in a knot ceremony as we felt it was a unique way of expressing our commitment. I was nervous when Brian began to tie the first part of the rope, concerned that it might come undone. Without fail, he assisted me in making a strong fisherman’s knot. When we both pulled on opposite ends, the knot came together and strengthened under pressure symbolizing the resilience and unity in our marriage.
Our favorite DIY project was our “Better Together” chair signs accomplished with help from both parents. Planks of wood were cut, stained and hand painted. My mom added a dash of gold glitter to really make it sparkle. We hope to pass them along to future generations for their weddings.
Brian surprised me with a marriage proposal on our five-year anniversary at our favorite sushi restaurant in Austin. The server brought out a sushi plank and written in soy sauce were the words, “Will you marry me?” Brian got down on one knee and formally asked me while restaurant patrons cheered. To portray the proposal, we gave our guests personalized chopsticks for wedding favors. We’re reminded of the sentiment when our friends send us photos of their Linda + Brian chopsticks with ramen.
Our top priority was to ensure that our guests felt welcome and enjoyed themselves in an inviting atmosphere. It was our hope that we would celebrate an important chapter of our love story with those who have shaped us as individuals and as a couple. We feel blessed to have been able to achieve that and so much more.
Photography | Christina Carroll Photography | Venue | Sacred Oaks at Camp Lucy | Event Designer | Wedding Warriors | Florist | The Flower Girl TX | Cake & Desserts | Sweet Treets Bakery | Cake Topper | MilkTea | Catering | Whim Catering | Rentals | Whim Event Rentals and Bee Lavish | Paper Goods | Fer Balandra | Film | ILC Films | DJ & Lighting | Altared Weddings | Dress | Mori Lee | Shoes | Badgley Mischka | Hair & Makeup | Belle Mariee | String Quartet | Terra Vista Strings | Minister | Mike Turner
With a bounty of lush florals, braids, and floral crowns, you will fall for this beautiful bohemian styled shoot in Arizona from April Maura. Inspired by the effortlessly romantic and chic boho style, this team created some sweet tea time garden wedding inspiration. The bouquets are out of this world. And that lace back gown? Perfection for a summer garden wedding!
Photography | April Maura Photography | Venue | Arizona State University Secret Garden Wedding Venue | Florist | Garden Gate Flowers | Creator & Jamberry Independent Consultant | Michelle Lindsay | Art Print Styling | Pink Puddle Studio | Designer | Shiki | Stylist Assistant | Abbi Miles | Rentals | Vintage Chic Rentals | Desserts | Bear and the Honey | China & Linen | Tea Crockery | Beverages | Teaspressa | Dress | Maggie Sottero from Suzannes Bridal Boutique | Bridesmaid dresses | Urban Outfitters, Free People, Nordstrom, H&M | Bride’s Hair | Harley Ann Chapman | Bride’s Makeup | Shelby Honea | Hair | Habit Salon | Make-up | Alyssa May Wilson and Maricella | Videographer | SK Weddings Videography | Drone Videographer | Green Cha Studios & AZ Drone Rental | Bride Model | Katie Smith | Groom Model | Daniel Alexander | Bridesmaid Models | Tatiana Zivkovic, Emily Carney, Danielle Shelton, Koryna Gonzalez, Kat Wasserman
You are absolutely going to fall in love with today’s barn wedding in the mountains captured by Mathew Irving. The venue is just breath-taking and sets the whole theme for a sophisticated rustic wedding. The bride’s gown is beautiful and I can’t get enough of that romantic naked cake! Plus, this couple included tons of sweet heirloom details, like the chuppah made from her aunt’s veil.
The only thing Evan and I knew we wanted for our wedding was a unique venue. The first time we stepped into The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park we could envision our wedding day and I actually teared up. It was a 100+ year old barn with stained glass windows sitting on lake with deer and buffalo roaming the grounds and was surrounded by the beautiful mountains. We knew having a wedding in the middle of summer with this outdoor landscape would fit best with a light and airy color palette. We chose to use ivory, blush, and green as our main colors to capture the rustic and bohemian feel we wanted to portray.
My late father’s wedding ring was attached to the inside of my dress with a pin my grandfather gave to my mother when my parents were married. I also had a pearl bracelet of my late grandmother wrapped around the stems of my bouquet along with my grandfather’s blue handkerchief. I wore my mother’s diamond bracelet and my other grandmother’s diamond earrings. My veil was borrowed from one of my best friends. The chuppah that we got married under was the veil my aunt wore on her wedding day. My husband’s wedding band was the ring his mother got married with.
Another part of my day that was a favorite was walking down the aisle. I always thought this was a moment I was not sure I would be able to handle with everyone looking at me. While I was walking down and seeing everyone’s faces light up with happiness and joyful tears it was the most warm and calming feeling. Being surrounded by everyone I love watching me marry the man of my dreams with all their love and support was a moment that I will never forget.
The DIY details include the wooden palate that had spray painted picture frames of our married family members and ancestors along with lace bunting. There were also wooden signs to show the directions for the ‘vows & party’ along with which lawn games we had on the lawn.
The most important part of planning to us was to have a different type of venue for both the ceremony and reception than we were used to. We had a lot of out of towner’s coming in to celebrate with us so we wanted them to experience that pure Colorado mountain feel that we fell in love with. Apart from the venue, we wanted a unique wedding from top to bottom so we selected the food and decor with the idea that people would enjoy a “different” wedding. Another very (if not the most) important part of wedding planning was to make sure we had a band that would be able to keep up with our guests! Wash Park band blew everyone away with their contagious energy and an unlimited list of songs that had everyone on the dance floor all night.
Photography | Mathew Irving Photography | Venue | The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park | Planner | Bello & Blue Events | Florist | A Design Resource | Cake | Gateaux Bakery | Caterer | Catering by Design | Bar | Peak Beverage | Rentals | Charming Chairs and Colorado Party Rentals | Invitations | MK Mint | Videography | Films About Love | Dress | Wtoo from Anna Be Bridal | Makeup | Blush Artistry and Company | Hair | Ashley Zerfoss | Suit | Suit Supply | Band | Wash Park Band