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A home grown Austin wedding: Liz + Matt

December 7, 2010

When it comes to planning, designing, and building a super fabulous wedding – you can’t really get much more perfect than a pair of architects. Insert today’s lovely couple: Liz & Matt, who met in NYC while starting work at the same architecture firm on the same day (it was fate!) Nearly three years later, these two moved to Austin, the perfect place to host their gorgeous wedding, the theme of which is almost as adorable as their story – “a home grown wedding under the stars.”

It’s no surprise that these two talented professionals designed, built, and crafted nearly everything themselves – including all the paper goods, lighting stands, loads of bunting flags, and more. We are officially impressed.

The venue was a beautiful old church structure from the early 1900s. A ceremony held under giant oak trees, a cocktail hour on the neighboring lawn, dinner on the gravel patio, and of course – dancing inside the house. Doesn’t that just sound peeeeerfect?

Can you guess what this delightful seating chart was made out of? An old school bus door! Courtesy of their landlord, who had previously used it as ‘yard art!’  We think this is a much cuter use.

Those pretty table settings look so classy under the strands of lights with the glossy black chairs and white linens. Liz used Ikea tea towels in lieu of paper napkins (cute idea), along with vintage vases, tablecloths and overlays, and count ’em SEVENTY sets of vintage silverware. Yeah, wow.

Liz & Matt were devoted to keeping the ceremony as much about family & friends as possible. This beautiful sign was a gift from Matt’s sister, in memory of her husband Chris (Matt’s brother-in-law), who unexpectedly passed away earlier in the year. The quote on the sign, by Chris, was a loving tribute to Liz & Matt and a sweet and playful recount of the early days of their relationship.

What a happy, charming, and lovely event. All the comforts of home with the beauty of Austin’s scenery and weather. Well done, you two, and congrats!

Photography: The Nichols (Jennifer and CJ are such awesome folks!) / Venue: Mercury Hall / Catering: Word of Mouth / Music: Rock ‘n Roll Rentals & iPod / Desserts: Bride and family / Ice Cream: Amy’s Ice Cream / Flowers – Concept and Design: Elizabeth Lewis / Assembly: Loretta Flower / Bride’s Dress: Jenny Lee via Ebay / Bride’s Shoes: Frye / Bride’s Earrings: Silver Seasons / Bride’s Wedding Band: Tiffany & Co. / Hair: Shannon Hacks-Briggs at Path Salon / Make-Up: Nisa Nicole / Groom’s Suit: already owned / Groom’s Shirt and Tie: Banana Republic & Macy’s / Groom’s Boots: Lucchese / Groom’s Wedding Band: Jesse Danger via Etsy

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