The Elegance In DIY

Contemplating between having an elegant or DIY wedding? Why not both? Heather and Nicholas made this possible. From the paper flowers scattered through the venue down to the cotton candy station – everything was amazing. The colors of the decors pretty much complemented the backyard setting they have. Heather wore gladiator flats to make it easier to walk on the grassy aisle and a drapey/flowy dress with rose gold patterns. Her overall made for a goddess look. To top the night, their send off were lit with a lot of sparklers!

Travis Tank (Photographer):

What is the overall story for this album?

The overall story of this album would be casual military. The bride was one of the most laid back brides we have ever had. They did most of the decoration themselves and wanted their wedding to be about the unity of the couple and less about the spectacle of a wedding.

What inspired the wedding day outfits?

The groom was in the military, so he wore his full military outfit. However, the bride wanted a more comfortable, casual dress. She looked like a Greek goddess and had the shoes to match!

What was your favorite part of the day?

I am an avid cotton candy lover (and pretty much anything sweet), and they had a cotton candy machine! I must have had about ten bags of the stuff.

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Was there any Do it Yourself (DIY) projects?

If so, can you describe them in detail? The bride and groom made all of their decorations as held the wedding at the bride’s aunt’s backyard. The flowers were all done at the local grocer and put together by the bride and her friends. The altar wrapped in paper flowers along with the chairs at the ceremony site. Instead of doing the traditional large cake, they did a Round Rock Doughnut table.

What were the highlights from the ceremony & reception?

The ceremony was short and sweet. It was extremely emotional and heartfelt; you could sense the love between the couple. They gave us ample amount of time to do all bridal party and couple shots, so we got some great photos of everyone. The reception was on the back patio, where the party shoes came out! Ties became headbands, and we even had some great worm attempts. The couple was staying at the house, so the sparkler sendoff was funny. They ran back and forth through the sparklers, kissing randomly and everyone cheering before heading back to the dance floor.

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Was there a theme for the ceremony and reception?

DIY Elegant

What part of the ceremonies do you think was the most memorable for the bride and groom?

The I DO is always the most memorable part of the bride and groom. Sometimes in wedding planning it’s easy to get caught up in decorations, dress, food, etc. but the reason for the wedding is always the I DO.

Anything else you would like to add?

This couple had two dogs that were not only great in front of the camera but so sweet all night.

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Photographer: Tank Goodness Photo
Dress Designer: Bariano
Shoes: Candela
Floral Designer: Central Market Westgate
DJ: Endless entertainment
Bakery: Happy Vegan Baker

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