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Corin and Kieran

Posted on: January 27th, 2010 by admin No Comments

Corin and Kieran had a beautiful winter wedding this January. The ceremony was inside the Artisan Ballroom with the glass wall behind them as their backdrop. Candles lined the aisle and added to the ambiance of a candlelit wintery backdrop.
Though it was still Texas—so it wasn’t that cold, and it was warm enough to be able to take lots of pictures outside and enjoy the gardens before the ceremony.
Getting ready inside the Mansion…

During the ceremony the groom played the guitar, while the groom’s mother sang, and the bride’s mother played the keyboard to “Oh Heavenly Day” — a very touching moment.

An eco-conscious couple, the flowers were all certified organic and some of the dusty miller foliage was actually grown right at Barr Mansion. The bride carried cream roses, cream alstroemeria and gray dusty miller. The bridesmaids carried cream and peach roses with peach alstroemeria and gray dusty miller. The boutonnieres were made of alstroemeria as well.
A beautiful, yet simple, bride’s cake was adorned with the roses and alstroemeria as well.
And the night was filled with dancing. A good time was had by ALL. The dancing was broken up momentarily for a surprise serenade by the groom to his bride, incredibly sweet and thoughtful.

The couple left on a tandem bicycle, the bride not afraid to hike up her dress and ride side saddle. In fact it was so much fun, they went back and came around again. They did not ride ALL the way home on a bike though, this laid-back couple rode away on a bus with their friends.

Thanks for the beautiful images Sandy Carson!!! Much appreciated.

Lauren and Chris

Posted on: January 11th, 2010 by admin No Comments

Lauren and Chris. Such a sweet couple, and they had a beautiful October wedding. They were married under the arch, with orange roses and green hanging amaranthus providing a gorgeous backdrop.

A non-traditional couple, Lauren walked with both her parents from the front door of the Mansion to the back of the aisle where she met Chris. The bride and groom walked hand-in-hand the rest of the way down the aisle.
Lauren carried a bouquet of green hydrangeas, cream roses, burgundy scabiosa, seeded euchalyptus, green hanging amaranthus, and looped bear grass and curly willow.
Boutonnieres consisted of spray roses… orange for the groomsmen, cream for the groom…. green hydrangea, looped bear grass and green hanging amaranthus wrapped in satin ribbon. The women wore corsages that were reversible between wrist corsages and pinned-on corsages, so the wearer could choose which they preferred.

A bride for details, Lauren had beautifully-typed cards for the menu items, which were placed next to each dish.
“Pear, Cowgirl Creamery Triple Cream Cheese and Olive Tarts”

“Roasted Squash Bites with Pumpkin Seed Pesto”

The bride and groom had a moment alone in the Mansion after the ceremony to enjoy appetizers and champagne and celebrate their new marriage.

Cute little boxes of muffin mix were the favors for the guests, and they sat atop each napkin at the place setting. Each box had a monogrammed sticker and was hand-tied with satin ribbon.

A one-of-a-kind bridal cake featured a bird’s nest with love birds sitting atop a three-tiered carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. A leaf motive was perfect for the Fall season. The groom’s cake was a chocolate zucchini cake with buttercream icing… how many couples can say there were vegetables in their wedding cake? Honestly though, it was incredibly tasty and not the least bit healthy except for the fact that it was organic.

The couple left the Ballroom in a shower of sparklers. They had so much fun, they turned around and came back for another round. Congratulations Lauren and Chris, we’ll miss you!

Jake Holt—what can we say, but thank you for these wonderful images! Stunning!

Rachel and Lewis

Posted on: January 6th, 2010 by admin No Comments
Rachel and Lewis had a beautiful brunch wedding on October 4th.
The weather was somewhat “iffy” that day, so they had the ceremony indoors. But it turned out to be a beautiful day for a wedding. The bridal party processed down the aisle to an accordion and the bride had two male attendants, “bridesmen” we called them. They were married under an arch of brown curly willow and green vines.
After the ceremony inside the ballroom, everyone went outside to do a group photograph. The wedding party was able to take lots of pictures outside in the gardens.

The bride carried a bouquet of white roses, pale green hydrangea, white Queen Anne’s lace, and green vines.
The couple offered cheesecake and cupcakes for dessert. They also had a cupcake topper, which was a pokemon action figure. And a twist on the traditional, they offered their guests rose champagne for refreshment. Guest favors were personalized mugs.
The couple left to a grand exit with birdseed tossed at them.

Thanks ever so much to Whitney Lee Photography for these images!!