Q. Describe your decor and how you chose it?
When guests entered Austin Country Club they had to walk through the “Walk of Callas”. This was the grand entrance to the reception. Westbank Flower Market had more than 200 Calla Lillies standing up as if they were growing out of the ground, on both sides of the very long walk way. The walls were completely covered with boxwood. At the end of the never ending Walk of Callas was the Golden Goddess Table woman who greeted you champagne. The Pink Enchanted Dining Hall featured 4 food stations and 2 very large portraits above each fireplace (one of the bride and one of the bride and groom that was taken just hours earlier by Jenny DeMarco!) Sheridan’s cake was 10 feet tall and had chandelier crystals dangling from the gold and silver cake. The Dance Room of Ice featured featured a 16 foot ice bar with 2 large beer luges on either corner that were filled with beer. The large dance floor was a mirror where guests enjoyed snapping selfies of themselves. Red Rose and Gold Drinkery was a 4 corner red and gold bar that had a red rose chandelier hanging above it that was the centerpiece of the room. The Walk of Champions was re-created to look like the real Grove in Oxford Mississippi at Ole Miss! Sheridan’s Veuve Room: Where guests can enjoy the world’s best champagne. Featured Veuve arrow tins of cities the bride has visited, a luggage cart with pink Veuve luggage with “Sheridan & Tyler” luggage tags and their wedding date on them.
Q. Tell me about your attire – who designed your dress and where did you buy it?
I tried on over 100 wedding dresses before deciding on Canadian designer Rivini by Rita Vinieris. The ostrich feathers on the dress really drew me to love the dress. I wanted something different and that I had never seen before and this was it! I added custom jewels around the neckline of the dress to give it some sparkle.
Q. What shoes did you choose and what jewelry did you wear?
Pink Gucci Marmont shoes with rhinestones all over. I wore my mothers green emerald and diamond earrings as something borrowed.
Q. What was one of your favorite moments from your wedding day?
Our first look was so special. I have dreamed about our first look from the moment I knew that Tyler and I were going to get married. Also, the 20 minutes Tyler and I got to spend together eating alone in a room at ACC before going out and greeting our guests. It was truly a memorable moment because we had just gotten married and we could peek through a curtain and see our guests arriving while we ate our incredible food that Austin Country Club’s Chef Bob Burn’s prepared for us. We mainly ate the fried okra from the Ole Miss food station! We were so giddy, excited and on cloud 9.
Q. Do you have any tips to share with other couples?
Try and soak in every moment of your wedding because it will fly by so fast! I love looking back at our pictures and re-living this special day all over again.
A special thanks to the vendor team:
Church: Tarrytown Methodist
Planner: Barbara Shorts
Cakes: The Cake Plate
Invitations: Bell Invito
Save The Dates: The Inviting Pear
Ice Carver: Full Spectrum Ice
Hair/make up: Nina Fitzgerald of Purple Olive Studio
Flowers: Westbank Flower Market
Production: Townsley Design
Videographer: Adam Grumbo
Fireworks: Big Dog Pyro
Rentals: Marquee, Premiere, Whim