Monday, August 1, 2011

Fall Wedding in the Texas Hill Country - Nimitz Museum

This past October we had a wedding each weekend and no two were even remotely alike. Each bride and her family were so unique to work with and it made the fall really fun to see how each person had their vision come to life.
Lucky for me and my poor blogging skills, Style Me Pretty had been publishing a lot of our weddings lately so I can leave the blogging to them! Taadaaa. Thanks for saving the day SMP.

First up, we have Meredith and Andrew who had were married at the same church her parents were married in and had their reception at the same location her grandparents had, The Nimitz Museum. It's always fun when a wedding is a family affair and this was no exception - her father made the deals with the vendors, her mother kept busy with more projects than I could count and Meredith was right in the middle of managing it all, embarking on DIY projects and working full time as well as conducting a cross country job search and planning a post-honeymoon move to California. To say that young lady was amazing would be putting it lightly. She was rocking some crazy organization skills.

Meredith chose to go with an elegant fall harvest theme - complete with a wheat logo, wheat centerpieces and monogrammed beer steins of german wheat beer waiting for the guests upon their arrival. But that wasn't all. A stunning tent was decked out and with the help of Sprout flowers and the stage was set for a beautiful wedding followed by a dance-all-night party.

This wedding is a perfect example of how lighting can take an event to the next level. When you are working with a tented space, particularly a large tent like this 40' x 140' tent, it makes a huge difference to break up the large expanse of white. Lighting can be a great option. We also chose to light the floor of the untented courtyard with the same pattern so that when guests arrived the mood was set and the ground was covered in a warm welcoming light pattern. I was quite pleased with the overall effect.

From beginning to end, this wedding weekend was beautiful and most important it was fun. For more many many more of La Dolce Vita's fabulous images via Style Me Pretty click HERE.

Natalie & Allen - Texas Hill Country Winter Wedding on Style Me Pretty

Turns out only half pictures are showing up on the past blog post. Not sure why they are chopped off but never fear, the ultimate blog has us covered. Style Me Pretty featured the stunning winter wedding and you can check out all of the beautiful images and the feature on their site, HERE or click on the logo below. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Natalie & Allen - Texas Hill Country Winter Wedding

In February of this year, I worked with Allen and Natalie for a winter wonderland wedding. Little did we know that it would be a winter wonderland indeed. If you will recall, that week is when one of the biggest ice storms to hit Texas, Louisiana and the surrounding states in years decided to blow in. Their family and guests persevered, one even getting in the car and driving from California. By the Saturday night of the wedding the weather had cleared and it was a perfect crisp winter night. Not that we were too worried - the enormous tent was heated and perfectly cozy.

Over that weekend, I also had pleasure of working with Allen's mother, Teresa on the rehearsal dinner. She is one of the sweetest, most delightful women I have ever worked with and Natalie may possibly have the best mother-in-law in the whole world. The fun part of the rehearsal was that both of Allen's parents wanted it to be wonderful and agreed on a location before turning it over to me. Yipeee! August E's provided the perfect sleek backdrop and amazing food. 72" round tables were brought in and draped with gun-metal grey twist linens and surrounded by white leather chairs. Working with Michelle over at Sprout, we created simple, all white centerpieces set off by 36" tall silver candelabras. In a nod to Allen's outdoorsmanship, we used white antlers to surround vases of white amaryllis. Natalie, self described as "the pinkest person ever" got her dash of pink with dusty pink color votive and pink stitching on the place cards.

At the reception Natalie chose to warm up the evening with spectacular amber lighting, gold table cloths and candles everywhere. Once again, Sprout did the flowers and wrapped each of the candles with a gold patterned paper, wax stamped with the bride and grooms initial "R". White flowers were in various mercury glass containers and completed the elegant look.

For more images of this beautiful winter wedding, visit the SMS blog.
Stacy and Stacy from SMS photography did a fabulous job capturing the entire event, as usual. I cannot express how much I enjoy working with these two. They are a coordinators dream because a detail or decor shot is never missed. Not to mention how lovely the photographs of the bride and groom always turn out. They are continually some of my favorite images. Thank you ladies!