Ariel & Nate’s Nerdy Austin Dance Party

* Ariel, Teacher & Nate, Counselor * Photographer: Will Hollis Snider * Soundtrack for reading: “This Will Be Our Year” by The Zombies *

One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: A community of thoughtful, generous, and talented people celebrating geek love.

The Info—Photographer: Will Hollis Snider / Location: Austin, Texas / Venue: Daniel H. Caswell House / Ariel’s Dress: J. Crew, bought on eBay for 40% off / Ariel’s Shoes: ModCloth / Ariel’s Hair Comb: SchickiMickis via Etsy / Nate’s Suit: Banana Republic Outlet / Nate’s Tie: Nordstrom Rack / Nate’s Socks: J. Crew / Nate’s Cufflinks: Etsy

Other cool stuff we should know about:
Nearly every detail was a gift of labor and talent from our dear friends and family. From bridal hair and makeup to the program design, cupcakes, flower arrangements, bouquets, and table decor (runners, pinwheels, calligraphy) it was a true group effort. Nate and I paid for our wedding ourselves, which was only possible because our community is so supportive and gave so much of themselves. After our three-minute secular ceremony, everyone devoured breakfast tacos and beer, enjoyed the gorgeous Texas spring morning, and danced like nobody’s business.

Favorite thing about the wedding:
Ariel: When I arrived to help set up in the morning, many of our closest friends were already at the venue looking gorgeous and putting all of the plans into action. I felt so overwhelmed with love, I started crying and didn’t stop for essentially the entire day.

Nate: I liked that everybody from every generation was dancing. And that everyone was standing for the ceremony. And the geeky pictures we got to take. (Okay, that’s three. Sorry.)

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  • Catherine McK

    Oh my goodness that looks like so much fun! (And lovely to boot)

  • I can’t tell you how much I’d love to attend a wedding where I was served breakfast tacos!

  • Also Ali

    You guys are adorable!

  • Rebekah

    Breakfast tacos and beer? Yum…

  • Everyone in this post has AMAZING hair. (Especially the officiant.) Do y’all just have good hair genes or what?

  • You guys are the best looking geeks I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen a lot.

  • Anon

    Love this wedding – it’s so colourful and fun! Beautiful photography too!

  • Abilene

    This is definitely one of the best Wordless Weddings I’ve ever seen!

  • Kelsey

    What a joyful wedding! And seriously- killer photo booth.

  • daisy

    while at work today, (i work at a bakery, and it’s like a sauna in the summers) i daydreamt about shiner bock . . . but my other daydream was about blue bell ice cream (which my sister shipped to massachusetts as a surprise for our wedding!). so yes, SHINER! and yay for geeks :)

  • Cute cards,cute wedding ! I love them so much.