Happy New Year lovelies! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break and I’m so excited to get back to sharing lots of gorgeous wedding inspiration this week – and year! We have lots of fun things in store for Green Wedding Shoes this year, so we are super excited to welcome in 2012 here at GWS!
Let’s start the new year off with this beautiful and romanic Texas wedding photographed by The Nichols. Jessa + Brian aren’t overly formal people, so they knew they wanted their wedding to be comfortable and fun; simple, yet elegant. They only followed traditions that made sense to them and only incorporated things they absolutely loved and I just love that their wedding was an authentic reflection of them. The event design + gorgeous florals are by Liz of The Nouveau Romantics who did a lovely job styling the day based all around Jessa + Brian!
The walk down the aisle was probably the most memorable moment of the day. It’s difficult to describe the feeling that comes over you in that moment, but it’s pretty incredible. The stress, the nerves, it all melted away. I was just happy to be marrying the man of my dreams in the company of all our favorite people.
Processional: Can’t Help Falling in Love With You by Ingrid Michaelson
Recessional: Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) by Stevie Wonder
First Dance: You Got What I Need by Joshua Radin
One of my favorite details of the wedding day was our cake topper from Ready Go Paper Studio. Our dogs are a huge part of our life so we wanted to incorporate them into the day somehow. I was ecstatic when I found Ready Go. The pet topper is a custom drawing of your pet. The likeness to our dogs was incredible and a portion of the proceeds go to a local animal shelter.
Enjoy the day. Seriously. I know it’s what everybody says, but it’s such a special time and it goes by incredibly fast. Cherish every moment of it. Also, try to make room in your budget for a good photographer and videographer. It’s money well spent. I read that advice somewhere when I was planning our wedding and I am glad I took it. You’ll be surprised at how much you actually miss on the day of and how fast it goes by. It’s been fun to re-live all the moments through our photographs and video.
Be sure to also check out their beautiful highlight trailer from Vanessa McKellar Productions. I love that everything was shot on vintage 8mm film – it’s just so sweet…
Big congrats to Jessa + Brian!
photography: The Nichols // event design + paper goods: The Nouveau Romantics // venue: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center // coordinator: Lizzebelle Events // floral design: Merveille Events // wedding dress: Enzoani // hairpieces: Ban.do // shoes: Vera Wang Lavender // bridesmaid dresses: Priscilla of Boston // hair: Shannon Briggs // makeup: Maris Malone Calderon // groom suit: J. Crew // officiant: Mike Rinehart // videography: Vanessa McKellar Productions // catering: Crave Catering // dessert table: Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop // dessert table styling: The Nouveau Romantics // cake topper: Ready Go // dj: Byrne Rock
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