Erik + Ivonne

Erik and Ivonne met thru a photo on a friends desk.  Ivonne's pretty face caught Erik's eye and from that the pursing began. From the couple....

"We wanted our wedding to scream "rustic elegance" and Barr Mansion fit that perfectly.  Everything about Barr fit our personalities.  The charming details in the mansion and the modern glass-front reception area complimented our wedding vision."

"Erik and the Groomsmen's suspenders were all held on by safety pins and last minute sewing skills.  Apparently no one noticed their pants didn't come with the suspender buttons.  They realized it right before they were supposed to leave the house.  So while they were supposed to be all dressed and on their way to the venue, they were sitting at home sewing on buttons, like a group of little old ladies."

Favorite part of the day....

"Our favorite part of the day was the ceremony.  At that moment, there was no one there but Erik and me.  Everyone around us disappeared and time seemed to stand still as we said our vows to each other.  It was surreal."

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Venue:  Barr Mansion

Videographer:  Stelly Weddings

Flowers:  Petals Ink

Hair/Makeup: Lola Beauty

Officiant:  Carolina Trevino

DJ:  Greenbelt DJ

Chelsea + Taylor

How they met.... Chelsea: Taylor and I met at a Gateway Community Church college night. I was the girl that got there late and he was the super tall, very cute guy I got introduced to as I rushed in the door. He was the guy who cracked me up and distracted me all night and I was the girl actually laughing at all his jokes ;)

Taylor: We met at church. She was cute, I made her laugh.

Favorite part of the planning process.....

Chelsea: I am a wedding planner for a living (I work for The Simplifiers) so I thoroughly enjoyed most of the process. I'm a very creative person so I loved dreaming up a theme, DIY projects, floral, mismatched bridesmaid dresses, etc and then seeing it all come to fruition on the wedding day. On the day of the wedding my dad and I got about 20 minutes to ourselves before walking down the aisle so we walked around the reception barn space and talked about how amazing it all turned out. I couldn't have done it all without all our family and friends and that makes me so happy and grateful. I could cry right now thinking about everyone's involvement and how much it meant to me.

Taylor: Food tasting. Hands down.

Tell us something fun about your wedding or about the two of you as a couple:

Chelsea: Taylor and I are obsessed with animals. BAD. We send each other images of cute puppies or other baby animals on an almost daily occurrence. Our first date was spent at the Austin Zoo and I like to think that it was seeing how much we equally loved animals that really brought us together, as silly as that may sound. I even bought him a traveling petting zoo for his birthday last year complete with fluffy bunnies, a chinchilla, hedgehog and baby chicks. (Told you we were obsessed.)

Taylor: We literally danced for two and half hours straight on the night of our wedding. We seriously didn't leave the dance floor once. Cindi at Heritage House said she had never seen a group dance so much and that we "danced our feet off". Anytime we're stressed out we crank up some music and dance around the living room to get it out of our system.

Favorite part of the wedding...

Chelsea: Taylor's face as I walked down the aisle.. incredible. Dancing with everyone I love. Spending time with my dad before he walked me down the aisle, moments like that are priceless.

Taylor: Seeing Chelsea walk down the aisle. Also, when we walked out of the chapel and got a couple of minutes to ourselves to just celebrate.

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Chelsea:

We had already visited a ton of venues before we came across Heritage House and were pretty exhausted by the whole process. But, when we arrived at Heritage House Cindi, the owner of Heritage House, was there to greet us and immediately brought us back to life again. We felt like we were at home, but better. It was the only place that made my mom cry and just felt perfect. The bridal cottage even had a lovebirds theme, perfectly fitting in with our theme we had already chosen!

I had always thought about having a spring wedding (what girl hasn't?!) but we just couldn't bear to wait four extra months to get married! Clearly, that didn't stop us from having a fresh, spring-like affair. We chose pale pink, light mint and glittery gold for our colors and had birdcages adorned with gold painted candles and lush flowers via Rosehip Flora. We even forced our bridal party into springtime clothing but they were troopers, of course.

So much of our wedding was full of DIY projects created by the bridesmaids and myself. Taylor's twin sister, Rosie, spearheaded all of the projects and we are forever indebted to her for that!! We had a crafting day full of mimosas, cheese plates and every glittery project you could imagine. We are still finding glitter all over my parents floors but who doesn't need some extra sparkle added to their day, right mom and dad? ...right?! :) Everyone I love played a huge role in creating the decor for the wedding and that made me feel so loved and appreciated.

Taylor: I played the role of caretaker of Chelsea throughout the detail choosing process. All I know is that it was really pretty.

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THE TEAM

Venue - Heritage House

Floral Design - Rosehip Flora

Catering - Royal Fig China - JenMarie Vintage Rentals Getaway Car - Antique Limousines of Austin Dessert - Tiny Pies Day-of Coordinator - The Chic Reception Hair and Makeup - Erica Gray DJ - Spacecraft Entertainment Ceremony Musicians - Evan Lecker and Sally Kirk Paper Goods - hmf + design Videographer - Brittan Pittman