When: March 11, 2017 | Where: Austin, Texas | Theme: Rustic, Outdoor | Colors: Blue, Neutral
Vintage Villas was a destination wedding for the young couple, hailing from Houston, Texas. Friends and family gathered on a Saturday morning for their rustic lakeside wedding.
About the Rustic Lakeside Wedding
The pair didn’t let the cloudy sky damper their day. They even had to make a rain call only an hour before the ceremony. Mollie made an executive decision to keep the ceremony outdoors, despite the chance of rain. For Mollie, the view of the lake was worth the risk of rain. The decision paid off, as it didn’t rain until after the wedding was already over. The weather was truly on their side that morning.
Mollie was a true DIY bride and put a lot of special touches into her wedding day. Details included a pallet of family photos, a bible where guests could highlight and initial their favorite passages, a homemade ring toss game & a date jar where guests wrote their favorite date ideas down for the couple.
The style of Mollie & Samuel’s wedding was very laid back. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a brunch bar with mimosas & bloody mary’s and yard games, including corn hole, connect four, jenga & the homemade ring toss game. After cocktail hour, guests were invited inside for brunch. The couple was announced in and went straight into their first dance as a married couple. After a quick prayer from the bride’s father, brunch was served.
The rest of the early afternoon was spent with some photo booth fun, dances, cake cutting and the shoe game, while guests enjoyed their cake. Never heard of the shoe game? The bride & groom are asked a series of questions about themselves & hold up their shoe to answer. It’s something interactive to do with your guests & fun! After the bouquet & garter toss, guests lined up at the door & blew bubbles as the couple exited! The bride & groom departed happier than ever, excited for their next chapter as husband & wife.
Wedding Planning Advice
“Brides, my advice to you is to (try) to be as carefree as possible. By that, I mean, there are going to be tons of times throughout the engagement where someone or something will drive you crazy. The key is to not focus on that something bad, just remember that you are going to marry to man of your dreams and at the end of the day, and months from your wedding you won’t remember what went wrong but how your felt when you walked down the aisle.” – Mollie
Coordinator: Eclipse Event Co. | Venue: Vintage Villas | Floral: Kitsch Event Styling | DJ & Photobooth: Toast Entertainment / | Cake: Kayla Knight Cakes | Photography: Honest Hue | Hair & Makeup: Lauren Lumsden | Officiant: James Simmons