Matching wedding party baseball jerseys, furry friends in flower collars, and epic bridal fashion complete with a fringe wedding dress and seriously killer bridal pantsuit–what more could you ask for in a wedding? Whitney and Haley’s Union On Eighth nuptials were focused less on trends and more on details that they loved. The results were stunning, to say the least.
With the help of planner Simply XO Events, the couple transformed the old mechanic shop into a wedding venue. The building was filled with bold florals from Ida Mayes Floristry, romantic table settings, and a huge hanging neon sign from Brite Light Tribe. But enough about the decor, the fringey free-spirited Tara Lauren wedding dress looked dazzling paired with the clean-cut Rime Arodaky and Kira Kouture bridal suit combo.
The photos captured by Map + Compass Photography are sure to inspire more boho “I do’s,” so keep scrolling and get ready to save every last photo.
Whitney and Haley
The Union on Eighth, Georgetown, Texas
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Memorable Wedding Gifts
I did a boudoir shoot and gifted Haley a leather book of the photos. I wanted this to be something that we could look back on when we are older and remember who we were at this stage in life. Haley gifted me a ring that she had custom-made for me. She took a few stones from one of my Nana’s rings and had a jeweler create the most perfectly dainty gold ring. My Nana was my favorite person in the whole wide world, and unfortunately, she passed away years ago. She wasn’t able to attend our wedding or ever know Haley. So Haley wanted me to always have a piece of her with me, especially on such a special day. One of the stones was a blue sapphire, which made it my “something blue” too.
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A Special Ceremony Musician
We had a musician perform during the ceremony, and he was someone that we had heard at dinner one night a couple of years prior to us even being engaged. That night years ago I told Haley that if we ever got married, I wanted him there, and proceeded to wait for him to finish so that I could get his contact information.
Creating The Wedding Day Aesthetic
I try not to decorate or design based on trends because I know that those will fade. We applied this same thought process to our wedding. We began choosing designs and items that we loved and that we knew we would love for a long, long time. Once we had narrowed things down, we created a mood board to get a good idea of how everything would work together.
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Why A Union On Eighth Wedding
We chose our venue because it felt like us. It wasn’t a brand new building with brand new light fixtures and no character. It was an old mechanic shop turned wedding venue, and the moment you walk in, you just know that those walls have held love, life, and stories.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Map + Compass Photography
Event Planning – Simply XO Events
Venue – The Union on Eighth
Floral Design – Ida Mayes Floristry
Catering – The Peached Tortilla + P. Terry’s
Cake – Iced Cakes and Confections
King Cake – Antoine’s Famous Cakes New Orleans
DJ – Brian Weber
Live Music – Isaac Routh
Videography – The Portos
Invitation Design – East Rose Studio
Hair Styling + Makeup Artist – Lux Beauty and Bridal
Wedding Dress – Tara Lauren
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Jenny Yoo + ASOS
Bridal Suit – Rime Arodaky + Kira Kouture
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Studio Suits
Rings – Melanie Casey
Rentals – Loot Rentals
Neon Sign – Brite Lite Tribe
Congratulations again to Whitney and Haley on their Union on Eighth wedding! Big thank you to Map + Compass Photography for capturing and sharing their special day with us. To get in on the bridal two-piece trend yourself, be sure to check out our favorite bridal jumpsuits and pantsuits that are perfect for the non-traditional bride!
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