Texas Hill Country is home for me. It's where my sisters and I spent most of our childhood, which made it the perfect setting for my older sister's wedding.
20 years ago, Sarah and Bart met outside our parents' church in Bandera, TX. They became friends until Bart went off to college and they lost touch. In 2012, their friendship rekindled over Facebook and grew into a relationship. When they said I do, it was gorgeously placed on a hill overlooking the Texas countryside.
Many items throughout the wedding were DIY by the Bride, Groom, and the Mother of the Bride and her friends. The collaborative efforts were impressive and cohesive!
DIY details included: the sign in table that was an old post office sorter they restored and personalized, a wooden sign they made for the guestbook, two old windows that were transformed and now hang in the couples home, and the mother of the bride created hand drawn coloring books for the kids.
From the Bride:
"I really enjoyed putting everything together and it was awesome to see how it all created our style. Hearing people say how gorgeous our wedding was is just the best compliment."
When Sarah looks back on their wedding day, she's happiest to remember...
"That it all came together in the end, how beautiful the day was, and that I got to marry my best friend."
Sarah's advice for other brides:
"Don't let one small thing (or person) affect your day, because in the end, you are marrying your best friend and it's going to be beautiful - and it will be a funny story to look back on.
Also, don't be afraid to barter or bargain shop for what you want!"
While our grandmother's wedding dress from the the 1950s was too damaged for any of us to wear, she still wanted us to use a piece of it in each of our weddings. Sarah wrapped her bouquet in the sleeve. Above our grandmother is reunited with a part of her dress.
Guest Count: 115
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ring Mountain Event Center
Photographer: Allison Jeffers Wedding Photography
Planner: Megan Scurlock, Locklane Weddings & Events
Guitarist: Joe Sanchez
Florals: Mother of the Bride, Bride's Friend
Baker: Leticia Valdez
DJ: Sheridan Productions, DJ Fred
Hair & Makeup: Amanda Teel
Officiant: Rick Mitchell
Catering: JimmyLyn's Catering
Videography: Reel Texas Productions
Dress: Bought at a boutique in Mexico