Photos by:

Katherine O'Brien

Christine and Zuy met in high school and dated for 8 years before Zuy proposed on the beaches of Mexico during a getaway trip (hello, dreamy proposal!). These high school sweethearts kept the romance going with a sweet and earthy wedding in Austin, Texas, captured by Katherine O’Brien Photography with amazing flowers put together by Whim Florals. This one’s a winner for sure!

high school sweetheart summer wedding - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

From the bride, Christine: I had a vision the entire time I was planning my wedding, and our venue’s location helped me execute that perfectly. I have always loved vintage styled weddings, but I wanted to take it to the next step and make it more earthy and natural. I wanted our guests to feel warm and welcome once they stepped onto the property. My favorite part of the entire day was the ceremony; the setup was exactly what I imagined. From our pastor to the florist, they all understood every aspect of my vision. I couldn’t have seen it any other way; I guess you could say it was “Pinterest” perfect.

neutral protea bouquet - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

studded wedding shoes - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

flower girls - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

pave engagement ring - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

king protea wedding bouquet - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

flower girls - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

bride and bridesmaid - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

Zuy and I met in the hallways of our high school in 2005, it was the year that changed our lives forever. We went through a few important phases in life, high school, college, and soon to come, marriage. As if life couldn’t get much better, eight years later Zuy surprised me with a trip to Mexico where he quickly proposed on the beach at a wonderful dinner setting. The next day sitting on the beach I started doing what I do best — PLAN! I loved the planning process of the wedding, besides the few hurdles we surpassed I enjoyed every minute of it. It was almost like I didn’t want the day to come so soon, I just wanted to keep planning!

ceremony kiss - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

high school sweetheart summer wedding - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

succulent wedding favors - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

high school sweetheart summer wedding - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

wedding favors - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

honeymoon fund - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

green wedding centerpieces - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

high school sweetheart summer wedding - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

If I could, I would go on and on about every vendor of our wedding. Every single one of them was beyond friendly and helpful. I am very detail-oriented and I was able to accomplish this with the help of them and my family. I with the help of my mom, bridesmaid’s and wedding coordinator put all the décor from the candles, the props, to the signage together. It was all stuff I had either collected from vintage shops, my own apartment décor, or borrowed from the venue. This was my favorite part about the cocktail hour and reception, besides the food. (Guests are still talking about those mashed potatoes we had.) The cocktail hour was so fun to plan, two words — comfort and refreshing. I wanted it to feel casual with an elegant twist. We served Mac-n-cheese bites and sorbet, both comforting and refreshing! Our caterer was fantastic; I told them I wanted our dogs to be there, they are such an important part of our lives. So there was no better way than to name our specialty drinks after them! “The Marley” (masculine and bold) and “The Mia” (refreshing and feminine). I told myself I was going to take a step back and enjoy all the hard work and planning we had done. I wanted to actually get to see my wedding in “action” as most brides don’t get to do.

table numbers - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

coral wedding details - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

high school sweetheart summer wedding - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

Rifle Paper Co table number - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

dessert bar - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

cake table - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

chocolate wedding cake - photo by Katherine OBrien Photography http://ruffledblog.com/high-school-sweetheart-summer-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Katherine O'Brien

Florist

Whim Florals

Venue

Pecan Springs Ranch

Wedding Dress

BHLDN

Wedding Shoes

Dolce Vita

Groom's Attire

Macy's

Catering

Gourmet Gals

Wedding Cake

Sweet Treats Bakery

DJ

DJ Orreon Gooden

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