The Live Photo Booth was one of Tiffany (and her guests’) favorite parts of the wedding day. She told us, “We really loved the live photo booth. We had so many friends come to us asking to take a certain group picture together – whether it was a high school pic or college girls pic. It was so much fun!!”
Tiffany and Gary met through their work, at a real estate investment firm. Although she lived in Dallas, and he lived in New York City, they were both sent to work on a deal in Canada. They began dating, and Tiffany soon transferred to NYC to be with Gary. Quite the deal, indeed! Eventually, Gary accompanied Tiffany and her family on a sailing trip in the British Virgin Islands. They took a long run together around the island, and then walked to the edge of a pier overlooking the ocean, to cool off. She turned to say something, and found Gary down on one knee! After saying yes, she hurried back to tell her family the wonderful news…
They invited friends and family from all over the world to join them in celebrating their wedding in Austin, at Lakeway Resort. One of Tiffany’s favorite parts of the day was the dancing. Their band, Grooves, kept the floor completely PACKED! We fell utterly and completely in love with her dress, by Saison Blanche. Sentelli’s Bakery made both the lovely bride’s cake and the incredible groom’s cake (a perfect replica of his parent’s backyard!). Donna with Flowers by Nancy put together the stunning bouquets and centerpieces, and ILD Lighting lit it all up!
Eddie and Christy met at a Chinese takeout place, where they both worked during high school and while attending UT. Christy was a cashier, and Eddie made deliveries. They knew each other for a while before Eddie finally made his move. He says she was dropping hints first, so he got up the nerve to ask her out, in an ICQ message. Their first date was at Momoko, near campus. Christy seems to have figured out that Eddie needs some gentle nudging… this might explain why one day Eddie came home to find a calendar on his desk, with a note that read, “pick a month”. After that, they were engaged.They chose a lovely month, as a it happens – their beautiful Nature’s Point wedding will take place this September, and we can’t wait!
Jason and Julia met at an 80′s theme party. Despite (or perhaps because of?) her side ponytail and his hairband wig – it was love at first sight! A year and a half later, Jason surprised Julia with a ring at Thanksgiving dinner, with both of their families present. She tells me they are best friends, that he makes her laugh like no one else and smile all day long, that they fall in love all over again every single day… but looking at the two of them together, no one needs to spell any of this out. Julia and Jason are clearly perfect for each other.
We’re eagerly anticipating spending more time enveloped in their infectious happiness at their wedding, next year!
Matt and Jennifer met at Rebels Honky Tonk. She went up to him and delivered a smooth line while asking him to dance; he couldn’t resist. They were still dancing at the end of the night, so he asked for her number, and they’ve been together ever since. A while back, Matt took Jennifer for a surprise weekend “away” together, at the Driskill. They went to Moonshine, her favorite place, for a nice dinner. Afterwards, they walked back to the Driskill, where a horse-drawn carriage was waiting for them (something Jennifer had always wanted to do!). They took a romantic ride through downtown, ending in front of the beautifully lit-up capitol. Matt got down on one knee – in the carriage – and asked her to marry him. She was so surprised that all she could say was, “oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!” Matt made sure that was a yes, and then plans for the wedding began!
Cassie and Brett met at Texas Christian University. Cassie introduced herself and gave Brett her number, telling him to call her that night so they could hang out together. Unbelievably, Brett didn’t call. They ended up friends, anyway, but after that initial snag, they each decided to keep their crushes on the other a secret. By their second semester, though, the truth was out, and they began dating. They were inseparable all through college, until Brett moved to Houston for Medical School. Since Cassie had to finish her degree in Austin, they were forced to spend one terrible year apart. They drove back and forth between Houston and Austin every weekend until Cassie was able to get a job in Houston.
About a year after she moved to Houston to be near him, Brett convinced Cassie to get dressed up for a friend’s birthday party. Since Cassie loves to save money, he told her they’d have Chinese takeout before the party. This was a great opportunity for her compare fortunes (she loves opening everyone’s cookies and figuring out who got the best fortune). She grabbed hers first. It read, “Someone has a very important question to ask.” When she looked up, Brett was down on one knee. After she gave her very important answer, Brett took Cassie to her “friend’s party”, where her parents and other loved ones were waiting with champagne to celebrate their engagement!
Michele and Jon are married! Their Lakeway Resort wedding was just perfect. We were super excited to share the day with them, and they did not disappoint! In addition to perfect weather, they brought along an extra cool group of friends and family to party with. Michele started off the day a bit nervous, but all of her stress and worries completely disappeared and she felt instantly at ease when she and Jon saw each other for the first time (which is just the way it should be!). After the sweet ceremony, the rest of the evening just flew by. There were totally touching toasts (Michele’s dad surprised her with his uncharacteristically emotional speech) and just plain crazy fun dancing (Michele’s 90 year old grandpa nearly stole the show with his moves, but then Jon’s aunt made him re-enact a dance that got him into big trouble when he was only five – in the end, it was too close to call!). After a rose petal send-off, Michele and Jon were whisked away to the capitol for a magical and romantic moment alone, where they marveled at how quickly it had all gone by…
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Barbara Hearne of Barbara’s Brides, for pulling this all together so nicely! Also, thanks to Bouquets of Austin, DJ Stafford Jones, Simon Lee, and Melanie Richardson from Lakeway Resort – you all rocked, as usual!
Wayne and Brandi are another success story for Match.com. After getting to know each other online, they decided to meet for lunch. Things must’ve gone really well, because they ended up going out twice more that week! After dating for a while, Wayne joined Brandi, her parents, and her brothers on an RV trip to Ohio and Tennessee. It was another good sign, when he wasn’t scared off by an entire week of being cooped up in such a small space with her whole family. But Brandi truly knew that he was the PERFECT guy for her when she asked him if, in the event of a zombie apocalypse, he would shoot her in the head if she got bitten. Instead of laughing at her, he promised her that he would, and then asked the same of her (of course she promised to shoot him, too).
After asking her father for his blessing, Wayne took Brandi to a small, family-owned, quiet restaurant that they both liked. There were a dozen red roses waiting beside their reserved table and a small banner under the glass tabletop reading “I love you, Brandi”. Unlike the majority of brides we know, who swear they were shocked by their proposals, Brandi confides that those hints, combined with the owner’s comment about it being a “special day,” tipped her off that something was going on. Sure enough, after they enjoyed their lunch, Wayne went around to Brandi, got down on one knee, told her he loved her and couldn’t imagine a future without her, then pulled out a beautiful ring and asked her to marry him!