Tell us about finding your wedding dress. I found my wedding dress by accident. My mom and I stopped into a small boutique in Austin just to get a few ideas about what style dress I liked best. I wasn’t planning on trying any on but they had just had a cancellation and happened to have an appointment open in an hour. We looked at maybe 5 dresses and I tried on 2.  The decision was so easy and stress free! I already knew that I would wear my mom’s lace veil that she wore in her wedding; it complimented the dress perfectly.

Describe your wedding flowers and the colors you chose….and why. I knew that I wanted all white flowers for my bouquet and the reception and I didn’t really have a strong opinion about the rest of the flowers. The bridesmaids’ dresses were navy and I thought that their blush pink bouquets looked great.  The flowers at the rehearsal dinner were so gorgeous! I had mentioned to my mother- in- law that I wanted deep pink and berry colored flowers and Westbank Florist did an amazing job.

What part of your wedding was DIY? We did the favors ourselves (candy and drink koozies) as well as the goody bags for the out-of-town guests staying in hotels. Custom M&Ms are always fun and my step-father surprised everyone with wedding themed cigars and t-shirts the night before the wedding. They were so cheesy but I think everyone loved it.

Did you have any traditions or special events that were a part of your wedding? Other than wearing my mom’s veil from her wedding I also had my late grandmother’s aquamarine pendant attached to my bouquet. When I was little I remember playing dress up with that necklace every time we went to visit my grandmother. It is something that has great memories attached to it and was perfect for my “something blue”.

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Venue: The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd; Westwood Country Club

Wedding Coordinator- Tracey Zbranek from Events by Decisions

Catering: Westwood Country Club

Dress: from Alexia Gavela in Austin, TX

Flowers: Keith from Westbank Flower Market is awesome! The flowers were gorgeous

Cakes: Our cakes were from Michelle’s Patisserie and they were beautiful and delicious!

Videography- Lindsey Woo- I love our wedding video! Lindsey captured so many cool moments and watching the video really brings back the emotions of that day.

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