One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: A non-traditional, traditional great time—a country church wedding laced with very quirky and special touches throughout—or, as Wade puts it: bitchin’!
The Info—Photography: Zachary Hunt (APW sponsor) / Venue: The Venue on Church Street in Cuero, TX / Cakes: Cuero Pecan House / Flowers: Ryan’s on Main / Julia’s Dress: White by Vera Wang at David’s Bridal / Wade’s Suit: Tommy Hilfiger from Macy’s / Bridesmaid Dresses: Their own choice of gray or blue / Ring Bearer Pillow: Puppy Dog Kisses (Matron of Honor’s Etsy shop)
Other cool stuff we should know about: We didn’t want our wedding to look perfectly hipster-blog-chic. We just wanted it to be awesome. Lo and behold, tons of those infamous “details” cropped up anyway. Julia’s mom collected pine cones for months to make hundreds of favors and decor, Wade’s grandma made fifteen buttermilk pies, and Julia spent hours and hours making “scarf” table runners, invites, signs and other decor, because she’s insane. Julia’s aunt did the flowers, including the most amazing bouquet ever. The rehearsal dinner had a tacky Christmas sweater contest and everyone went dancing afterward. There was a wedding after party, too, inside the flower shop. Julia’s brother and cousin relentlessly performed “Wagon Wheel” while the late crowd ate leftover pork loin and potatoes and drank beer out of flower vases. Most awesome of all, though, was the fact that it all happened in the small town and countryside that we love so much. It’s the only place either one of us has ever truly called “home,” and it was all so completely, awesomely ours.
Favorite thing about the wedding: Julia: Feeling completely at home at the church we chose, wandering down Main St. Cuero with Wade and Zach (photographer) snapping photos before entering the reception, and the Grand March! Wade: Watching everyone enjoy themselves in celebration of our union.