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!

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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.

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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.”

vintage Texan traditional wedding

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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.

vintage Texan traditional wedding

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.

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vintage Texan traditional wedding

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Wedding Songs:
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

Jackie Ray Photography is a member of Blue Label.

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Comments (14):

  • WedinStyle Vietnam's wedding planner on March 13, 2011

    So pretty--all the dresses and the bride herself!
  • Prosklitiria Giota on March 13, 2011

    Beautifull wedding dress, and the bridesmaids dresses are also very nice.
  • Clarity on March 11, 2011

    her dress was beautiful.
  • Tracy on March 10, 2011

    Beautiful!
  • Orlando Wedding Videographer on March 10, 2011

    What a beautiful wedding! I really liked the china lanterns hanging from the oak tree!
  • erin * sparkle & hay on March 10, 2011

    so sweet! i love the simple vintage style!!
  • jacin {lovely little details} on March 10, 2011

    so so happy to see one of my favorite blogger friends on here! congrats laura & will, this wedding was fab!
  • Girl with the orange handbag on March 10, 2011

    At the risk of repeating some of the other comments, I just had to add I totally agree the dress looks stunning! My favourite picture is definitely of the bride looking super glam on the couch in her dress. Just lovely!
  • Haylee on March 10, 2011

    Oh my goodness that house is perfection. I love the purple flowers too. They really complement the green well.
  • Amanda Thorson on March 10, 2011

    that dress!!!
  • Emily Heizer Photography on March 9, 2011

    So sweet, so beautiful!
  • careers in fashion on March 9, 2011

    What breathtakingly beautiful images! It looks completely magical
  • Tara on March 9, 2011

    I LOVE the purple dresses and the poses of all the girls. I also adore those lanterns hanging from the trees. So elegant and romantic.
  • Jenny ~ Something Old, Something New on March 9, 2011

    This wedding was beautiful! I love the vintage feel to everything.

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