Alex and Mitchell's Texas Summer Wedding

There just aren't enough words to say how much we adored this couple!! Their vendors were great and photos AMAZING!! Here is a bit about the couple and their love story from the couple.

We met after Alex had just moved back to West Texas, and we were celebrating our mutual friend's birthday. After recovering from a less than elegant introduction on Mitchell’s part, we connected by being two Aggies, stranded out in the desert, with a love for A&M, dogs, and Shiner beer. Despite being with a big group, we found ourselves locked in conversation for a while; after which, we left very curious about the other. The next week, Mitchell called and asked her out like a true gentleman. Over the next couple of weeks we went on several dates, every chance we got to see one another, despite both our hectic travel plans. 

Our story is simple, and straightforward - just two people who fell in love and didn't want to do life without each other. Our relationship has been so much more than just a whirlwind romance, but has become a deep-rooted friendship full of Jesus, deep belly laughs, countless roadtrips, copious amounts of food, being red wine and coffee snobs, and loving on our dogs as much as possible. Mitchell picked a ring in February 2016, and somehow managed to keep it a secret for 6 months. He proposed that July, in the most “Mitchell” way possible – well thought out, and romantic. He invited both our families, and several close friends to witness and celebrate at our favorite Italian restaurant, Venezia, in Midland. 

The first time Alex had the realization that she was head-over-heels, in love with Mitchell was in Texas hill country, making it a special location for our wedding. Alex had always dreamed of getting married outside, under a wooden cross, with flowers in her hair since she was a kid. There was a desire for our venue to reflect our relationship – romantic, yet comfortable. We were drawn to the simple, elegant, beauty of Garden Grove. . Besides something picture-picture perfect, we wanted a space where our extensive guest list could come together, eat, drink, play games, catch up, engage in meaningful conversation, and still feel intimate and inclusive to every guest.  

Photography: Sarah Goss Photography


Design & Coordination: Joyous 442 Event Planning + Design
 

Makeup: Taylor Barnett

Hair: Itz Styles Salon
 

Florals: Boho Blooms
 

Catering: Heavenly Gourmet

Music: Jeremy McBee Music, Cutting Edge Entertainment

Cross: Mancino Rentals

Brittany and Josh's Romantic Summer Wedding: Jessica Frey Photography

Brittany and Josh's Summer Wedding was true magic! A casual vibe kept the day intimate and full of special family moments. From their hand gathered bouquets full of succulents straight from their yard, to some of the best Texas BBQ we've ever had; this was a absolute dream day. AND did you catch the dreamy light in Jessica Frey's gorgeous photographs?!? What a spectacular capture of our gorgeous Texas Hill Country. 

Jessica Frey Photography   Maggie Sottero from Belle Saison  Ted Baker

Goodness Cakes & Bit of Cake   D&R BBQ 

HillCountry Wedding: Alex and James' elegant outdoor wedding

It's hard to overstate how elegant and timeless Alex and James' wedding was. From the moment guest entered our humble gates they were met with breath taking florals and custom details. Utilizing the lush garden backdrop of our venue, their coordination team, Pink Parasol accented a classic green and white palette with the most subtle touches of blush. Guest were wowed by a endless supply of lavish flowers from Lee Warth Designs and custom details from Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals. Not to be out done, was the delectable appetizers, dinner and CAKE from Catering With A Twist and some scrumptious donuts from VooDoo Doughnuts. They danced for hours to some flawless tunes from the Royal Dukes and ended the night with a special treat for the groom from.... WHATABURGER!! A sparkler sendoff was the perfect end to this STUNNING day! We are just so delighted to have hosted this special moment in Alex and James' life and ecstatic to share these equally gorgeous photos from Julie Paisley Photography. 

HillCountry Engagement Photos: Alex and James with Julie Paisley Photography

So much pretty in one place you might not believe it's real!! Alex and James where a dream couple and we are so excited to share their engagement photos from Julie Paisley Photography. The only thing more radiant than the light and beauty Julie captured of our gorgeous Texas Hill Country, is Alex and James. We are just stunned by how elegant and romantic these came out. There really is not enough words to express how much we LOVE them.

Vendor Feature: Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals

If you've somehow managed to not have hear of Bee Lavish, you are in for a treat. Denise and Priscilla are the masters at curating new and vintage rentals alike. Their styling and pieces can absolutely transform any space. Their attention to detail and endless supply of creativity, continues to amaze us. I actually find my self a little gitty when I hear a client or coordinator has enlisted their help accessorizing the venue. And don't worry if you have an overwhelming need to start a fan club about them. We are right there with you and truly believe they are one of the most Amazing teams in the Austin Wedding Industry! 

A million thanks to Tim Waters Photography, Al Gawlik  Photography, Leighanne Herr Photography and Amanda Hartfield Photography for capturing these image so impecably. 

Summer Engagement Event : A Palm Springs Style Pool Party

WOW! That's all we can say, is wow. Our Summer Engagement Event last month was one for the books. The exceptional team of vendors who put it together continues to blow our minds. If you somehow missed out on all the gorgeousness, yummy treats or fashion show.... yes we had a FASHION SHOW; then here are the incredible photos from Leighanne Herr. Thank You again to all that did attend. We are truly blessed to be a part of this beautiful Texas Hill Country and the Austin Wedding Community! XOXO Garden Grove

Pink Parasol Designs & Coordinating    The Peached Tortilla  

 Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals      Copper and Birch

   Serendipity Bridal    Kendra Scott    Dolce Salon Austin

Leighanne Herr Photography     Gypsy Floral  

     Simply Delicious Custom Cakes

Scripted Ever After    Maggie Louise Confections  Social Ice

Moonlit Weddings     BBJ Linens    The Black Tux

Models: Jenn Haralson, Abigail Samford, Jennifer Johnston, Rosalyn Rojmar,

Brandon Gutierrez and Austin Reese 

Vendor Feature: The Flower Girl

We have been so lucky to be embraced by and get to work with some of the most talented professional in the wedding industry. One we've felt especially blessed to work with is the team at The Flower Girl! Kari Shelton and her team are exceptionally talented florist and continue to amaze us with their work. Check out just a few of the amazing installations and centerpieces they've created here at Garden Grove. 

Thank you to Al Gawlik Photography, Jessica Frey Photography, John David Weddings, Tim Waters Weddings and Amanda Hartfield Photography for the gorgeous images. Check out these amazing Texas Wedding Photographers for your next event!!

Sneak Peek from Alex and James' Wedding

Alexandra and James were a dream couple and the team of vendors they brought together for their wedding were nothing short of spectacular. That especially goes for Julie Paisley of Julie Paisley Photography,ne of the nations TOP wedding photographers. Specializing in both film and digital photography, Julie's photos simply take our breath away. We are in excited anticipation to see the entire event.