OH Austin! Such fond memories. Seriously, one of the coolest cities EVER. So laid back and pretty. Much like today’s wedding. Micah and Brittany’s Austin indie wedding is sheer perfection. Thanks to Shan Renee’s gorgeous photography and some serious style on the part of the bride and groom, today’s wedding is a pure cheer-me-up wedding LOADED with DIY ideas. Here’s Brittany with some details about her wedding:
Micah and I met while rock climbing at a local rock gym when we lived in Lubbock, Texas. He was the cute guy with the (at the time) mohawk. We got to talking and started climbing together regularly, and found out all sorts of things we had in common. We figured out we went to same church, our families lived 15 minutes apart from each other, yet we met 400 miles away. We went to rival high schools, both worked in pediatrics (him a nurse, myself an Occupational Therapist) knew a lot of the same friends, yet had never met until then. We dated for 8 months, and then he proposed while on a white water rafting trip on the Snake River in Idaho. My mom is a white water rafting guide and we hopped on a trip last minute. Little did I know that the biggest thrill of the trip wouldn’t be the class 4 rapids! I was in my last year of my Master’s program, and we decided to plan it for the week after graduation. The next seven months were a complete whirlwind of decorations, vendors, school projects, and moving preparations. Oh, did I not mention that I thought it was a completely sane idea to move across the state (to Austin, TX) 3 weeks before the wedding?
We both wanted something unique, something that represented our respect for the past, my love for patterns and color, and his love for the Southwest. At one point, Micah commented on our wedding colors being “just paisley” as he saw me bring in more fabrics and patterned card stock. I love all things vintage, feminine, and lovely, and if I could, I would decorate my entire home (and closet) in Anthropologie! At this time in our lives, so many friends are getting married and graduating college/grad school, and we just saw a lot of the same. Lots of tradition, very… much the same. I figured, well, we met in a non traditional way and his proposal was not only unexpected, but definitely not on bended knee, that we needed something a little left of center to represent our path to choosing to be together forever. I love a casual, thrown together look and wanted a fun, memorable wedding that represented our tastes. So we chose wildflowers, a variety of milk glass and antique bottles and jars to place them in, and a fun menu of Mexican food for everyone to enjoy. So for months, I hunted through thrift stores, garage sales, estate sales and other people’s junk for the little treasures to decorate our special day!
Venue- Lost Mission | Photography- Captured Photography by Shan Renee in Dallas, TX | Videographer- The Wedding Theater in Austin, TX | Catering- All Occasions of Texas in San Antonio, TX | Coordinator- Wedding Warriors in Wimberley, TX | Florist- WOW Factor in Wimberley, TX | Cupcakes- Kami Besson | Dress- Allure Couture from Belle Saison Bridal in Austin, TX | Hair & Makeup- Done by Bride | Rings- J, Keith’s Jewelers in Lubbock, TX | Bridesmaid’s Dresses- Adrianna Pappell | Groom’s/Groomsmen- Jos. A Bank | Stationery- Wedding Paper Divas (custom color order) | Guest book/poster- Masha D’yans