//Words by Andrea + Chris We met on a hot summer's day at high school band camp...ah, so romantic!
In high school we both played saxophone in band so consequently we were around each other a lot. It did not take much time before we were sitting next to each other at every football game and soon enough became best friends. After high school, we both came to Austin to attend The University of Texas and immediately fell in love with this weird city. Austin has become home for us and we are so excited to start our marriage in the best city in the world.
I love Texas and I love vintage decor! I had a huge list of venues I wanted to check out in the central Texas area and after visiting Vista West Ranch with Chris, we knew immediately that it was where we wanted to get married.
My grandma was always a huge collector of antiques and even owned her own antique store in Amarillo, Texas. My whole life I have been inspired by her love of old and beautiful things and even have become a bit of a collector myself. All my centerpieces included either vintage books or glass from our combined collections. My grandma passed away in January and it was so sad she could not physically be there to witness our marriage, but it was so special to still have a part of her there with us on our wedding day.
Chris and I got engaged during my last year of nursing school. It was always crazy trying to find time to plan in the midst of clinicals, papers, and studying. Wedding planning almost became therapeutic for me because it distracted me from the stress of school. I had so much fun planting all the succulents used in the centerpieces and collecting all the different vintage pieces.
Taking communion together was so special for us because it was a moment we could have alone together in the middle of the ceremony where everything feels so overwhelming and emotional.
I had so much fun dancing during our reception with all our friends and family. We danced to the point that my hair started falling down and my bustle came out of my dress! It was definitely a party to remember.
Catering - Hoover's Cooking | Wedding Cake - Sugar Mama's Bakeshop | Pies - Upper Crust Bakery | Florist - Petal Pushers | Videography - Steven Vanderworp | Musicians - Joel and Amanda Graves | Day of Coordinator - Jaime Dydalewicz - Coordinate This | DJ - Complete Music | Bridal Hair - Kristin Michael