Domenique + Scott {Married}

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\\Words by Domenique + Scott  

Tell us your story...

Scott and I met through mutual friends our freshman year of college and started dating our sophomore year.  

COLLEGE SWEETHEARTS!! *Swoon*

Three Points Ranch was one of the first venues we found online and we knew right away we had to visit. We researched other venues, but Three Points Ranch was always in the back of our mind. The day we finally saw Three Points Ranch, we knew it was the one. The scenery is absoultely beautiful. Sally's done such an awesome job at decorating that all we added was flowers and some small personal touches. The options of two ceremony locations is amazing, and both are gorgeous! The airstream trailers in the reception site are decorated wonderfully and provide a great place for wedding parties to get ready in and for guest to lounge around in. We wanted a fun atmosphere for our friends and family, and Three Points Ranch provided the perfect ambiance.

What was your favorite part in the wedding planning process?

Seeing everything that was picked out through out the wedding planning process come together on the day of our wedding. It was like seeing all the pieces of a puzzle come together.

What was the favorite moment of your day? 

It rained all day day Friday and Saturday morning. Hours before the ceremony the rain stopped. As I walked down the aisle to "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beetles, the sun broke from the clouds. It was the perfect way to start the ceremony and beautiful evening.

We loved spending the day with our closest friends and family and dancing the night away. Our wedding day couldn't have gone any better!

Make-up & Hair - Erica Gray | Flowers - Linda Manifold (Breathtaking Blooms) | Rentals - Outback Rentals | Food - Pok-e-Jo's BBQ | Bar set up - Wildwood Catering | DJ - Jeff (Spacecraft Entertainment) | Officiant - Scott Payne | Day-of coordinator - Lindsay Smith | Cakes - Grandma Pat | Dress - David's Bridal | Flower hair clip & matching belt - RomanticARTlife on Etsy.com | Alterations - Sew Chic | Jewlery - Kendra Scott | Boots - Old Gringo

Liz + Nick

  //Words by Liz + Nick

 

Tell us your story...

Nick and I met at {my parent's} ranch on June 12, 2009. My mom, Sherri Moffa, was throwing an engagement party for my cousin Ryan and her fiancee Griff. Ryan and Griff brought along a few of their closest friends for the weekend, Nick being one of them. After spending the weekend getting to know each other, Nick asked me for my email address, and the rest is history!

We chose the venue because that is where Nick and I met and got engaged. There was a lot of sentimental value attached to the ranch, and having it any where else just wouldn't have felt right! 

...everything just kept falling into place. At a time like this in life, it's really amazing to see how much people who love you will do for you. I'm very grateful to all my friends and family for their extensive amount of help and their efforts put forth to make it all possible. The wedding was beyond my expectations, and I could not be any more happy with the way everything turned out.

One afternoon, Nick and I kidnapped his cousin, Wyatt and asked him to please help us to decide what Nick should wear to the wedding! On our way to a potential clothing store, I showed Wyatt a photo of me in my dress. He proceeded to tell Nick, he thinks he should wear something dressy, like a three piece suit. Nick responds, " Well, I have a three piece suit...and it was my Dad's.....and it's blue." Perfect! So we turn the car around and head back home. We took the suit to Jan at The Clothing Hospital, and she worked her magic...!

After getting engaged, my mom asked me if I would want to wear her dress for my wedding. I said yes of course! We took the dress to The Clothing Hospital in Austin, Texas for a little altering. We decided to take the sleeves off the dress to bring it up to date, and make it more suitable for an outdoor May wedding in the Texas heat. 

...we decided the wedding colors should be ivory and brown, and at Nick's request, "a manly color" - so blue you have it.

With a vintage dress, a LOVE for old things, and plenty of inspiration found on Pinterest, my cousins and I set out to do some antique shopping. Here we found several suitable centerpiece items. A couple visits to Hobby Lobby and Michaels, and many hours later, attempting to group the random items, the centerpieces (no two alike) were finally complete! 

My family and friends joined me one week in March for craft time! Here we pulled together our DIY Pinterest inspired details and made them reality. Everything from program fans, to antique dictionary paper bird seed send-off cones, to fabric wrapped hoola-hoops came to life.  

My favorite part of the wedding planning process was working with my mom of course! I have so much appreciation for her help and all her hard work. I am very lucky she is so good at throwing a party!

Nick and I are 11 years apart! ...So were his parents, AND his great-grandparents!  Nick and I did not have a traditional wedding party. Instead, we asked our siblings to stand next to us. I asked my brother, David, to be my best man, and Nick asked his sister, Loann, to be his matron of honor.

My favorite party of the day? What a tough question. Besides marrying the love of my life, my favorite part of the day was listening to the Best Man and Matron of Honor (our siblings) give their speeches. Both were moving and humorous, and sent tears rolling down my cheeks. We are so lucky to have family who care so much. 

Other highlights include:

Dancing with my dad to Kevin Fowler's "Daddies and Daughters".

Watching two of my girlfriends, Sepi and Maureen, DIVE ON THE GROUND for my bouquet. 

Having such an amazing officiant, my cousin, give such a touching, beautiful and memorable ceremony. It was perfect. 

Getting ready with all my ladies, and having them all BALLING as I put my dress on. 

And seeing all the people who I love, all in one place.

 

Coordinator: In Her Shoes - Lindsay Blackwell | Caterer: Austin Catering - Tiffany | Florist: Brenda Abbott Floral Design - Brenda made the bouquets, boutonnieres and a few floral arrangements. The centerpieces and most other arrangements were put together by Liz's lovely lady crew, comprised of talented friends and family. | DJ: Texas Pro DJs - DJ Miles | Bride's Cake: Liz's longest friend, Miss Maureen Hobby | Groom's Cake: Amazing Cakes of Austin - Yvette | Videographer: Liz's cousin, Miss Ellen Bruxvoort | Photo Booth: Lasting Images - William  | Rentals: Premiere Party Central | Officiant: Liz's cousin, Mr. Larry Monzingo - who became ordained in order to marry Nick and Liz | Hair: Pearl Hair & Make-up Studio - Sam Denby | Make-up: Pearl Hair & Make-up Studio - Maris | Portable Potty Trailer: First Class Rentals | Popcorn Machine: Whim Event Rentals | Dress and Suit Alterations: The Clothing Hospital - Jan

Bret + Trice {Austin Wedding Photographer}

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From the bride.....

Venue - Allan House Accomodations - Intercontinental Hotel

My mother baked and decorated the cakes, assisted by my incredibly Aunt Patrice who flew in from Colorado two weeks before to serve as my mother's right hand man. And my sister Laura (the bridesmaid in the gold headband) was the one who came up with the design of the brides cake.

The DJ was Daniel Pawlowski, owner of Pro Sound Co (http://www.prosoundco.com/). The musicians for the weddings were led by Kevin Mendoza, a student from the UT Music School (http://www.music.utexas.edu/Outreach/GigReferral/). Get this; when he couldn't find sheet music for Europe's "The Final Countdown" from my walk down the aisle, he transcribed it by hand at not additional cost. I was blown away.

Amaz for Hair (http://www.amazforhair.com/) did my hair and make up as well as the hair of most of the wedding party.

Lauren from Pappas Catering (http://www.pappascatering.com/) not only put out what I'm convinced is the most cravable food I've ever seen at a wedding, but she also basically acted as wedding coordinator that week.

My mother and Aunt Patrice also handle all the flowers for the wedding. (Seriously, my wedding without my mom and aunt would have been like watching Sixteen Candles without John Hughes. Sure, the cast leads would still be there, but would it still be the classic movie it is? Not likely.)

Anita from 2BSquared (http://2bsquaredesigns.com/) designed my programs, and she really went above and beyond when we discovered a typo 2 weeks before the wedding. Yikes!

Oh, and don't forget about my photographer (http://lisawoodsphotography.com/); she's amazing :-)

Kyle + Erika {Engaged}

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Erika and I have known each other since Jr. High. She is the sweetest, most thoughtful and kind person I have had the pleasure to know. I'm so great-full to be a part of this amazing time in her life. Even more so since she was there with me when I walked down the isle 7 years ago. I can't wait for the big day!

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