Gina and Jason were married on July 10th, 2009 in Austin Texas. It is one of the prettiest weddings I’ve seen. The pink detail is so simple, but a such stunning focal point. And the intimate celebration with 40 friends seems like the perfect way to start married life.
Here’s Gina’s thoughts on her day:
How you knew he was the one. Jason has always selflessly treated my family like his own. I’ve never met anyone with a bigger heart.
Ceremony description The ceremony was held right outside of the country club. We weren’t going to have a wedding party at all but decided at the last minute that we would have a Best Man and a MOH. The senior court judge who orchestrated the ceremony married a friend of ours 20 years ago. The ceremony itself was short and sweet. I mean, it was July in central Texas… Any longer than 15 minutes, someone would’ve fainted. 🙂
Reception description Because we only invited those who mattered the most to us, we had 40 guests at the wedding. And because they came from all corners of the world, we had to treat them right! The seated dinner was out-of-this-world delicious, and our guests raved about how wonderful the steak was long after the night was over.
Favorite detail about the reception I loved that the pink hydrangeas totally went with the pink paper pompoms that were hung all over the reception areas. I just loved the look of lots of flower petals! Also, the mini perfume favors were so beautiful. Yes, it was a little indulgent, but I wanted to make all the ladies feel super special!
Delegate. When your friends offer help on your wedding day, take them up on their offer. I tried to arrange almost all of the decorations myself on the day of the wedding, and there was simply not enough time.
Prioritize. If you decide to have a party with a group of close friends and family members, you may not need to hire a fancy DJ. I was surprised to see that not many people even made it to the dance floor. Why? They were too busy having a good conversation and catching up with friends. Sadly, I found out that simply plugging in an iPod would’ve been sufficient (this would’ve saved me over $800).
Hire the best photographer. If you’re lucky enough find a photographer whose style you admire, book him/her immediately! It’s worth your hard-earned money.