An Intimate Texas Wedding: Amanda + Steven

bride wearing flower hair piece with birdcage veil

Amanda is a Texas gal at heart, but moved to New York for her dream job and ending up meeting her soul mate Steven there. I love that they share their “New York Love Story” in their lovely wedding invitations and that you can really see their personalities in the day. And Amanda’s wedding attire is super unique – a plaid shirt and tull skirt – love! Thanks to Bend the Light photography for letting me share this unique wedding and congrats to Amanda + Steven. :)

cameo wedding invite

Love their unique invitation from Mr. Boddington’s Studio which tells Amanda + Steven’s love story. Here’s what it says:

December 11, 2009:
Amanda packs up and leaves little old Fairfield, Texas
for New York City to pursue her high-fashion dreams.

January 27, 2010
While shopping for cashews one day in Brooklyn, Steven strikes up a chat
with the girl holding a bag of pecans. He loves her Texas twang.

May 16, 2010
On their first date, Amanda wonders is Steven wears his hair
in a pompadour every day (he does). Steven wonders if there is a law
that prohibits vegetarians from dating meat-eaters (there isn’t).

July 3, 2010
After asking her twice, Steven officially proposes to Amanda in
Washington Square Park. Amanda officially says yes.

April 9, 2011
Vowing to always shop for groceries together,
the happy couple ties the knot in San Antonio.

plaid shirt with wedding skirt

How fun is Amanda’s out-of-the-ordinary wedding ensemble from J Crew!

wedding letter

fabric boutonniere

I love first looks between the bride and groom, but this is the first time I’ve seen a first look between father + daughter and it is so incredibly sweet! Amanda and her dad are incredibly close, so she came up with the idea to do a special ‘first-look’ with her father.

first look with father

first look with father

Amanda + Steven’s wedding ceremony was very intimate  – there were a total of 5 wedding guests and 3 instrumentalists.

intimate outdoor wedding

intimate outdoor wedding

bride in plaid top and tulle skirt

bride wearing flower hair piece with birdcage veil

ribbon wrapped around bouquet

white bouquet

dr. pepper drink cart

dr. pepper drink cart

bright tablescape on rustic wooden table

Love that they used their silhouettes on lots of the paper details! And with a small wedding, you have one table to focus on which keeps things a lot simpler. :)

vintage place setting, netted cake design

bride and groom first dance

bride and groom

Congrats to Amanda + Steven on their perfectly them wedding!


photography: Bend the Light // venue name: JW Marriott Resort and Spa, San Antonio // groom attire: Dolce & Gabbana // linen rentals: La Tavola // music: Allegretto Music // wedding coordinator: Tricia Hamil with Viridian Design Studio // event designer: Tricia Hamil with Viridian Design Studio // florist: Tricia Hamil with Viridian Design Studio // bride's outfit: J.Crew // invitations: Mr. Boddington's Studio // caterer: JW Marriott Resort and Spa // reception lighting: Illuminating Celebrations