* Kate, Development Director for a Nonprofit Preschool & Micah, Freelance Web Designer/Developer * Photographer: Natalie Seeboth * Soundtrack for reading: “Digital Love” by Daft Punk as covered by Vitamin String Quartet *
One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: Two families meet in the middle of the country and mess with Texas.
Other cool stuff we should know about: This was a destination wedding, so all eighty-three guests flew or drove to Austin and spent the whole weekend with us. We had combined bachelor and bachelorette parties Friday night (my Maid of Awesome arrived in a full-body, male-genitalia suit), a Tex-Mex Meet and Greet Dinner on Saturday at the ranch my parents rented for the weekend and the big event on Sunday.
All glass and tableware from the two events were compostable and we made the Save the Dates, welcome bags, place cards, BBQ Emergency Kit favors, and day-of decorations ourselves. We had all-you-can-eat BBQ, an ice cream truck for dessert, and a photobooth that was beyond a hit.
In lieu of bridesmaids or groomsmen, we had twenty of our best friends and family serve as our Commitment Crew and we also had a ring warming before our short and sweet ceremony. My godparents were our “Ring-Bringers.”
My retro ceremony dress, with the union tags, was $40 from Etsy—holla back girl!
Favorite thing about the wedding: We had the three-day lovefest that we wanted for under $15k! (And that’s including everything, from gifts for our Commitment Crew to our awesome photographer.)