Austin Courthouse Wedding | Stella + Aaron

Q:  How did you meet?

A: "In May of 2012, we met on Match.com. Thank you, Match.com! Aaron emailed me and asked what my favorite part of teaching 3rd grade was, but before I could answer, he proceeded to tell me that his favorite parts of 3rd grade were recess and "pizza Fridays." I thought this was a pretty sweet intro, so I decided to give this cutie a chance. I'm sure glad I did! A few weeks later, we met for Amy's Ice-Cream and walked down to watch the bats at Congress Avenue Bridge. We've been together ever since!"

Q:  Tell us about your wedding details.

A: "We were originally planning to have a much larger/traditional wedding in the spring of this year, but the more we got into planning the day, the more we realized that we just weren't "big wedding" people. We had both our parents at our home for Thanksgiving and soon after, we began talking about what was truly important to us, in regards to our wedding day. Our answers.....

1. To marry one another
2. To have our parents and siblings by our sides

Q:  What was your favorite part about the wedding?

A: "Our absolute favorite thing about our wedding was that it was small, simple, and sweet. We were able to say our wedding vows in front of those who know us best, surrounded by their love and support, on a perfect, sunny, 70 degree day in January! (Thank you, crazy Texas weather!) There was something about the simplicity and the old-school feel of a courthouse wedding that felt so right to us. After the ceremony, we were able to hop around the city with our photographer and then meet our family for dinner and drinks downtown. It was truly such an easy and joyful day!"

Q: Tell us something funny about the two of you.

A:  "We didn’t know exactly what to expect in regards to a courthouse wedding, as neither one of us had attended one, or ever even been inside the courthouse! As we arrived with our families in tow, we giggled as we walked through the metal detectors, put all of our wedding gear through x-ray scanners, and watched as one another got “'wanded” by uniformed police officers. As crazy as this all sounds for a wedding day, it felt like such a fun adventure - just a completely unorthodox, yet oddly charming way to start our day! We also may have seen a bit of a courtroom trial before beginning our ceremony. (insert: “OMG, is this really happening right now?!”) I remember looking back wide-eyed at our photographer Lisa, as she whispered, "It will be a funny story." And it is - we laugh every time we think of this crazy memory from our special day!"

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VENUE: TRAVIS COUNTY COURTHOUSE  |  MAKEUP: MARIS CALDERON  |  HAIR:  KATIE KELLY @ PEARL   |  FLORAL:  BLACKBIRD FLORAL  |  DRESS:  BHLDN  |  SIGNS:  ETSY