Continuing with the theme of vintage weddings from this morning’s post, we have a vintage Texas wedding at the oh-so-gorgeous Barr Mansion. The bride, Laura, and her husband Will allowed their love of all things wine and wineries to guide much of their wedding, and it’s reflected all over — from their wine cork and grape centerpieces to the implementation of the wine box ceremony. Thanks to Jackie of Jackie Ray Photography for sending this gem over!
From the bride, Laura: We wanted our wedding to be a simply elegant, casual party with great wine. More than anything, we wanted everything about our wedding to be personalized and very “us”. If we didn’t like something, we didn’t include it in the wedding.
Since we had an outdoor ceremony, I wanted to choose colors that would complement the greenery of the venue. We chose to go mostly with lilacs and “earthy tones.”
We love to visit local wineries, and enjoy learning about wine, so we wanted our hobby to be represented in our wedding. We included a wine box ceremony in the wedding, and a lot of our inspiration for the reception decor came from local Texas wineries.
Any advice? Realize that your wedding will not be perfect, no matter how much you plan. Something will go wrong, something will be out of place, and someone will be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Enjoy your wedding day, and try not to stress out about the minor imperfections.
Music was a very important part of our wedding, and we spent a long time picking out these songs. We feel that music can really “set the mood” of a wedding, and we chose songs that we love, and that we felt represented the “feel” that we wanted our wedding to have.
Processional: Acoustic versions of “In my Life” by the Beatles, and “Stand by Me”, by Ben E. King. I walked down the aisle to an acoustic version of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis.
Recessional: “All you Need is Love,” by the Beatles.
First dance: “You are the Best Thing,” by Ray LaMontagne.
Wedding Vendors (Austin, TX):
Wedding Ceremony, Reception Venue and Wedding Planner: Barr Mansion / Florist: Abby Daigle of Stems Floral Design / Photographer: Jackie Ray Photography / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal / Hair accessories: Anthropologie / Hair and Makeup: April Cashion / Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew / Groom’s suit: Brooks Brothers / Groom’s tie: Burberry / Musician: Original Recipe Band / Caterer, Wedding Cake: Barr Mansion / Wedding invitations: Lauren Chism of Palm Papers / Transportation: AusTex Limousine