The Couple: Ashley and Elijah
The Wedding: 12.2.12 – Memory Lane Event Center, Dripping Springs, TX
What was your wedding color palette? Colorless. Woods, lights and taupe.
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? Thank God for Pinterest, I would have never known I had a theme until I started my wedding pinterest board. Soo….rustic elegance? I just like a lot of wood and branches and candles….no colors or glitter or hot pink bridesmaid dresses!
Were there any special additions to your ceremony that made it unique? When our officiant Chris asked us to turn around and take a good look at everyone there to celebrate us, and he asked everyone to hold out their hands and wave them around in an expression of love. He said he totally winged that. It was incredible! I’m so glad we had a moment to look out and focus on every utterly amazing person who was there celebrating our love and commitment. I mean really, we knew and wholeheartedly loved every single person there. It was pretty ridiculous. We have the best friends and family in the world.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? It all went by in such a whirl, it’s hard to remember a “moment”. Our vows were perfect. Everyone told me afterwards that I was bouncing on my toes the whole time – I didn’t realize that until I saw the video footage. I loved having a brief few minutes with Elijah after the wedding to take a few shots of whiskey and talk about how happy we were. I think we high fived and kissed about 10 times before going out there and high fiving and kissing everyone else.
What piece of advice would you give to a bride planning her wedding today? The best piece of advice I got prior to the wedding was to take a moment with just the two of us and stand back and watch everyone. We actually did this a few times throughout the night and it really helped everything stick in our brains. We kept hearing how quickly the night was going to go by, so we tried to savor every single moment. Which worked pretty well until I started ordering whiskey shots from the middle of the dance floor!
The Wedding Team:
Photographers: Caroline+Ben Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Memory Lane Event Center
Videographer/Film Maker: Jason Harter
Officiant: Chris Lizotte
Invitation Designer: John V Bosco, Letterpress printed by Laura Thoms
Save the Dates: Photographed by Holly Bronko, Type designed by John V Bosco – See them here!
Catering: Stuffed Cajun Deli & Z Tejas
Local Wine: Duchman Family Winery
Cake: Ann’s Kitchen Cakes
Wedding Dress: Custom made by Laura Gonzales at Coutures by Laura
Bridal Accessories: Headpiece – The Prancing Fox
Groom & Groomsmen Apparel & Accessories: Topshop UK
Hair: Lydia Townsend
Makeup: Mahshad Vakili
Live Music: The Motts
Favors: old fashioned popcorn machine as a late night snack
Thank you Ashley and Elijah! We adore your amazing wedding and wish we could have been on that fun dance floor with you!