We’re back with Part 2 of this gorgeous vintage inspired wedding from Nicole Chatham Photography in Austin Texas. With plenty of pretty personalized details, a gorgeous Manor venue and stylish navy and cream decor, it is brimming with sweetness, style and a dash of rustic glam for good measure. Earlier we shared the beautiful ceremony in Part 1, and now we continue with the gorgeous wedding reception with it’s rustic touches and southern hospitality.
Bride Kirsten shares the details:
Barr Mansion takes care of the catering and wedding cakes. They use all organic and local ingredients. We chose a chocolate stout cake with berries between the layers and vanilla buttercream frosting. The groom’s cake was cheesecake (Aaron’s favorite) in the shape of a Maltese cross. Waterford blue champagne glasses my mother gifted us also graced the cake table.
For wedding favors we decided to design koozies to keep our guest’s beer or soft drink cold. I wanted to keep the wedding simple, and cute with personal touches everywhere.
We made the chalkboard menu out of a vintage painting my mother found in an antique store. We just added a little chalkboard paint and tender loving care. Additionally, we made the reserved signs for the tables, the ‘Mr and Mrs’ signs for the back of our reception chairs, and a “happily ever after starts here” sign the guests viewed as they entered the manor’s property. We decided to purchase an envelope guest book and asked our guests to leave us a note to read on our first anniversary. It was custom designed with a map of Texas, specifically the Austin area, on the cover. Aaron and I framed pictures of us as children to add to the guest book table, along with pictures of immediate family who are no longer with us.
Favourite Wedding Moments:
I had two favorite moments. The first was our first look, it was so much fun and at the same time so emotional. I am glad I stuck with my guns and forbid Aaron from seeing me before the wedding. My other favorite moment was walking down the aisle with my father, and taking in all the love, support, family, and friends that were there to celebrate with us.
Miss Part 1? See the sweet ceremony and more southern wedding charm here
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Pictures: Nicole Chatham Photography/Venue & Catering: Barr Mansion / Florist: Stems Floral Design /Cakes: Barr Mansion / Band: Bryan Smith Band / Hair: Mary Kelly with Salon Keriz’ma / Makeup Kourtney Esch with Salon Keriz’ma / Wedding Gown: Signature Bridal / Bride’s Earrings: Tejani / Bridemaid’s Dresses: Lulu Kate from Bella Bridesmaid / Groomsmen Attire: Al’s Formal Wear