Jessica and Michael were married at Stonehouse Villa in Driftwood, Texas on March 1. “It was so beautiful without any decor,” Jessica said. “It complimented our personalities with the outdoor aspect as well as the old stone house. We loved the vintage feel too. It was perfect.” Keeping with a lavender and mint color scheme, the bride wore a sweetheart trumpet wedding gown, accessorized with drop pearl earrings and a statement necklace, while the groom wore gray suit, accessorized with a bow tie. “The flowers were exactly what I wanted, and we did them ourselves,” she said. “It gave me such a sense of accomplishment when they were all finished.” Bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces all featured white roses, hydrangeas, and succulents. The intimate ceremony and reception of 75 guests, included the couple dedicating Bibles and passages to one another. “Walking down the aisle with my dad to meet my soon-to-be husband,” was her favorite moment. “It was like a transition into a new part of my life,” Jessica said. The perfect send-off at the end of the night wasn’t sparklers, but popcorn being tossed in the air!
1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
I’ve always wanted an outdoor, garden-style wedding so when we walked onto the grounds of the Old Whaling Station, we knew we had found our own “secret garden.” It was the perfect backdrop for an intimate, outdoor fete — romantic flowering gardens, winding brick pathways and a historic Adobe house that exuded vintage charm. This was the only venue we visited, and we knew right away it was “the one.”
2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
1. All the succulent details: glass vessels filled with air plants and succulents hung from the arch; the succulent bridal bouquets and groomsmen boutonnieres; and the wedding favors my mother-in-law planted herself.
2. The handmade chalkboard signs designed by my sister’s boyfriend.
3. My bouquet charm that paid tribute to my late father’s memory. It gave me a sense of comfort knowing that he was with me in spirit that day.
3. Give us the one moment from your wedding day you cannot stop thinking about.
The highlight of the day was doing a “first look” where we saw each other for the first time before the wedding. It was such an emotional, private time where we had the opportunity to really be there in the moment just the two of us — and take it all in. Plus, I’ll never forget the look on my husband’s face when he saw me in my dress. A few tears of joy were definitely shed.