Another beautiful Real Wedding from Green Wedding Shoes!
When an architect and a fashion maven get married in the Texas Hill Country, you can expect a less-than-traditional Southern wedding. This fresh + modern celebration is all about clean lines, minimal color, and putting the spotlight where it’s due: the bride + groom! And wow…did they look amazing.
Matthew + Liz trusted Liz’s mother to design the day and called on Big Time Creatives to handle the planning! Once they secured their venue in Dripping Springs, just outside of Austin, the hard part was over.
Liz tells us: We are both somewhat minimalist in our tastes and really wanted to focus on being with our friends and family and to celebrate each other. The modern design of the Prospect House was the inspiration behind the wedding day. We didn’t feel the space needed a lot of frills so we kept our colors clean with a white and green palette. To help make the wedding feel as much about our union as possible, we took each element of the planning one step at a time, delegated as much as possible, and checked in with each other often to ensure we were continuously on the same page and happy with the direction things were going. It was a big feat and definitely made us closer and more united as the day approached.
Nichols Photographers was on hand to capture the day. Ready to see?!
And the bride wore…Prada! Hello, dream shoes. The girls wore black lace from Fame & Partners + their own silver heels. We LOVE this combo! Liz works for designer, Billy Reid, and Matthew suited up nicely in the brand’s namesake! And we KNOW you’re wondering about that smoke show of a dress; it’s by Houghton NYC and between the off-the-shoulder and the bell sleeves, we’re just a teeny bit obsessed! Valerie Wolf Davy Gray created this Magnolia bouquet for some classy southern charm. SO beautiful!! Matthew and Liz exchanged their heart-felt vows in an outdoor ceremony, with a striking white frame structure that framed them against the lush Texas Hill Country. Liz says: We wrote our own vows, which was very important to both of us, and had Charles, my step-father, perform the ceremony. My mom designed the look and feel of the celebration. We had a relatively small wedding party which made our day feel intimate and relaxed with our immediate circle by our sides. OUR MUSICAL CHOICES
Processional: Sweet Thing by Van Morrison
Recessional: Everyone by Van Morrison
First Dance: If Not For You by George Harrison Simple perfection!
Davy Gray draped a massive indoor weather vane with greenery, which acted as the reception centerpiece, slowly turning with the breeze…so magical! Precious Bugarin Design created the minimal + sleek paper designs.
Our advice to ensure your big day feels intimate and to keep the focus on the union is: keep the wedding small or if you have the means, hire a wedding planner to take on the bulk of the planning and decision making. The day of, give away your phone to parents/wedding party/someone else! It is okay to be selfish with your time, this is your only wedding day…make it about what you want and don’t worry too much about what other people think. Invite the important out of town guests to spend time with you outside of the wedding day.Such a classy couple, right?! Major congrats to L + M and wishing you the happiest marriage!
photography: Nichols Photographers // venue name: Prospect House, Dripping Springs, Texas, US // event design: Heather Frazier, Bride’s Mom // planning: Big Time Creatives // florals: Davy Gray // wedding dress: Houghton NYC // bride’s shoes: Prada // hair stylist: Jean Barton Hair // paper goods: Precious Bugarin Design // catering: Salt Lick BBQ // cake: Sweetish Hill Bakery // furniture rentals: Premier Events // specialty rentals: Rock & Roll Rentals // music: DJ Ankia // officiant: Charles Hartman, Bride’s Stepfather
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