It’s all rustic glam in this sweet springtime Texas wedding from Christina Carroll. I love all the sweet and personal details they included, like the chopsticks for favors as a nod to their proposal story.
Brian and I celebrated our charming Pi Day (3.14.15) wedding with loved ones in Dripping Springs, Texas. It was a very fitting date for an engineer who happens to love pie. We found exactly what we were searching for when we discovered Sacred Oaks at Camp Lucy – a hidden gem! The venue provided stunning views of the Texas Hill Country, an intimate ceremony site engulfed in oak trees and a dramatic reception hall. It was the perfect setting for all of our guests who had traveled from across the country to join in the festivities. Together with our brilliant wedding warrior, Christina Lewis, we designed a unique and unforgettable event.
Our inspiration was ‘rustic glam’, a chic mix of nature and modern romance. The big day featured hues of black and gold for an elegant affair and a pop of mint to complement the spring season. Everything from the delicious cake to gorgeous floral reflected our theme.
Our favorite parts of the ceremony were exchanging of our vows and tying the knot, literally! We wrote our own vows and shared them under a huge canopy of trees. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the crowd. We chose to partake in a knot ceremony as we felt it was a unique way of expressing our commitment. I was nervous when Brian began to tie the first part of the rope, concerned that it might come undone. Without fail, he assisted me in making a strong fisherman’s knot. When we both pulled on opposite ends, the knot came together and strengthened under pressure symbolizing the resilience and unity in our marriage.
Our favorite DIY project was our “Better Together” chair signs accomplished with help from both parents. Planks of wood were cut, stained and hand painted. My mom added a dash of gold glitter to really make it sparkle. We hope to pass them along to future generations for their weddings.
Brian surprised me with a marriage proposal on our five-year anniversary at our favorite sushi restaurant in Austin. The server brought out a sushi plank and written in soy sauce were the words, “Will you marry me?” Brian got down on one knee and formally asked me while restaurant patrons cheered. To portray the proposal, we gave our guests personalized chopsticks for wedding favors. We’re reminded of the sentiment when our friends send us photos of their Linda + Brian chopsticks with ramen.
Our top priority was to ensure that our guests felt welcome and enjoyed themselves in an inviting atmosphere. It was our hope that we would celebrate an important chapter of our love story with those who have shaped us as individuals and as a couple. We feel blessed to have been able to achieve that and so much more.
Photography | Christina Carroll Photography | Venue | Sacred Oaks at Camp Lucy | Event Designer | Wedding Warriors | Florist | The Flower Girl TX | Cake & Desserts | Sweet Treets Bakery | Cake Topper | MilkTea | Catering | Whim Catering | Rentals | Whim Event Rentals and Bee Lavish | Paper Goods | Fer Balandra | Film | ILC Films | DJ & Lighting | Altared Weddings | Dress | Mori Lee | Shoes | Badgley Mischka | Hair & Makeup | Belle Mariee | String Quartet | Terra Vista Strings | Minister | Mike Turner