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Real Brides Share: Why I Chose My Venue

Posted by Kim on Jan 18, 2013

Searching for a wedding venue is all about finding a spot that matches your personality and style. We’ve interviewed hundreds of brides over the years about how they found their wedding sites, and wanted to share a few of them with you to provide some inspiration as you begin your venue hunt.

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We chose to have our wedding and reception at my parents’ home because of the beautiful backdrop and landscape that was already present. We wanted an intimate setting with all our close family and friends , so it was absolutely perfect,” -Ashlie, married May 19 in her parents’ backyard in Tennessee. View more photos from this wedding

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Quirky, Scenic Spring Wedding in Texas

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 14, 2013

Brooke & Jeremy

April 14

Austin, Texas

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

Our whole intent was to throw a party for our friends that was distinctly Austin. The Long Center City Terrace was perfect because the backdrop was just that, the Austin skyline. It made for great dramatic pictures. Similarly, French Legation is within walking distance of all of our favorite haunts, and it is Austin’s oldest home. Both spots met our goals perfectly.

2. Which six details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. How colorful all of our guests looked in their feathers and bow ties.
2. The spray-painted succulent arrangements done by Erin at Rosehip Flora.
3. The giant tapestry picnic blanket with tapestries sent from India by Jeremy’s dad.
4. The custom-backdrop for our photobooth designed by Nate Nordstrom.
5. That Jeremy designed our gig posters that we gave out as party favors.
6. The fact that so many of our vendors are great friends of ours.

3. If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be? 

Oh that’s a tough one – but I think I’ll go with EAT! I regret that I didn’t take a couple minutes to enjoy some of the food that I so painstakingly chose!

4. Give us the one moment from your wedding that you cannot stop thinking about.

The dance party at the end with the LCD Soundsystem tribute band All My Friends. We had our childhood best friends, our adult best friends, our families and everyone in between in a full-fledged concert-like dance party singing along to LCD Soundsystem tunes at the top of our lungs. It was even better than I could have ever imagined.

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Sarah & Zachary

May 12

Austin, Texas

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The number of unique spaces to utilize such as the Theater, outdoor ceremony area, and the bridal dressing suite with private balcony.

Which three  details from your wedding were your favorites?

It was one of the only times our entire families and all of our friends will ever be together

Having a private dinner before we were introduced

Late night dance party in the Theater room

Groom’s mother’s surprising us with a second first dance to Elvis because we played a joke on her that we were going to elope in Las Vegas

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

First kiss and our introduction as Mr. & Mrs. Symm.

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Vintage-Rustic Yellow and Gray Wedding in Texas

Posted by Kim on Dec 28, 2012

Dana & Peyton

July 14

Dobbin, Texas

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

When we first toured, they were still renovating the property. We loved the vision shared of what Olde Dobbin Station would eventually look like and felt that it was a perfect fit for the vintage/homemade wedding we wanted. I especially loved the brick columns, chandeliers, windows, and the door. 

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

This is hard to answer. I feel that everything was my favorite. I loved my dress and would wear it every day if that was an option. I loved the string quartet. It was fun picking out classical and contemporary songs for the playlist. I also loved our food, both the beautiful cakes and the breakfast dinner. We often made breakfast for dinner while dating, and felt it was a meaningful and fun dinner choice. 

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

I loved our First Look. Our photographer Kimberly did a wonderful job capturing our time together before the ceremony. It allowed us to connect, to pray together, and to calm our excited/anxious hearts before the wedding started.

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Typewriter-Inspired, Garden Wedding in Texas

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 22, 2012

Michelle & Ali 

May 12

Ft. Worth, Texas 

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Q & A with the Bride: 

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The gardens set the perfect picture for our day. They provided seclusion away from the busy city, and the staff at Weston Gardens made you feel like the space was your own. 

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

My favorite details from the wedding had to of been moments. The moment before the wedding began, while the ladies were getting dolled up, my mother and aunt put my late grandfather’s work shirts on to make sure he was remembered on my day. The moment when my father looked at me at the top of the hill right before we started walking down and said, “Are you ready?” This brings tears to my eyes just typing it on a screen. The final moment that was my favorite was when my brother gave his speech. His words will forever touch my soul.

3.. Give us the one moment from your wedding that you cannot stop thinking about.

When my husband and I were exchanging our vows, and we both mentioned the dreaded yellow socks. I knew at that moment we will be together forever.

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