Q. How did you choose your venues?
Since I worked in the wedding cake business, I would deliver to so many of the beautiful venues that Austin had to offer. This made it very difficult to choose because I had so many options. While I was talking it over with a co-worker one day, she mentioned a new venue that I had actually never delivered a cake to yet, Canyonwood Ridge. She had nothing but amazing things to say about this place, so I immediately checked it out online and fell in love. And then once Ben and I went to visit, we fell deeper in love with the open space, the chapel area, and especially that amazing Hill Country view. We knew right away that this is where we wanted to share our big day with our friends and family.
Q. Describe your decor and how you chose it?
The best way to describe our decor would be weathered European, very antique and architectural, with touches of dark hardwood, bronze and copper metals. We drew a lot of inspiration from our own furniture actually, the chairs we had during the reception were exactly the chairs we have in our own dining room. We were very particular on what pieces and details we chose because we wanted our guests to feel as though they were coming to our house, to somewhere that represented who we are as a couple.
Q. Tell me about your attire – who designed your dress and where did you buy it?
My wedding dress was a custom design by Martina Liana, the style originally had long sleeves and a high back lace illusion. We decided to remove the sleeves and she reworked a totally new custom back for the dress. In addition, I had pieces of my mother’s wedding dress and my grandmother’s dress that she wore to my parent’s wedding sewn into a shape of a heart into the bust of my dress, over my heart. I also wore a custom veil with a blusher that had the lace from my train replicated on the edge of the veil. All of this was purchased in my husband’s hometown of Memphis, Tennessee at Maggie Louise Bridal.
Q. What was one of your favorite moments from your wedding day?
This is tough because the whole day was absolutely amazing! I think just looking out and seeing people from both of our lives who came together for this one day in one room all together was such a moment of happiness for both Ben and me!
Q. What was your favorite image from your wedding day?
Our favorite image from our wedding day is the one right after the ceremony as we were walking down the aisle as husband and wife for the first time. The smiles we both have on our faces are just so true and it shows exactly how happy we are to have each other.
Q. Do you have any tips to share with other couples?
Remember at the end of the day, a wedding is about you two and your commitment and love for each other. As long as you keep that in mind during the planning process and throughout the day of, everything is going to be okay. I know planning a wedding can be a lot but when times got stressful, I just remembered that I was getting the greatest gift after all of it was over, to spend forever with my favorite person.
A special thanks to our vendors:
Venue: Cannonwood Ridge
Planner- Jennifer Seals
Florist- Bouquets of Austin
Catering- Pink Avocado
Hair & Makeup- Adore Makeup Salon
Music- The Nighowls
Stationary- Inviting Pear
Videographer- ILC Films