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Wintery Texas wedding: Amy + Cody

December 17, 2012
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Amy + Cody rightfully dubbed their wedding “rustic Celtic”. They found fun ways to honor their families traditions and heritage by adding rustic touches like burlap, antlers and horseshoes (a little nod to their Texas roots), and incorporated their clan’s tartans, Scottish thistle and bagpipe music to represent their Celtic heritage. The Nichols fell in love with these two after photographing their engagement session and did a fabulous job capturing their wedding, no?

Tara Keely from Blush Bridal wedding dress deep pink and fuchsia bouquet chiffon veil, red lips and pearl necklace vintage style invitation navy bridesmaid dresses green succulents boutonniere and groomsmen suspenders winter texas wedding

The most memorable moment of our wedding day was the beginning of the ceremony. After being cold, overcast and windy all day, the sun came out from behind the clouds and the air was calm as our bagpiper broke into the strains of You Are My Sunshine for the processional.

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My mother and I baked Scottish shortbread cookies for the wedding favors, embellishing each one with a thistle cookie stamp before they went in the oven. We gifted them in muslin bags, which I personalized with a unique ink stamp featuring a horseshoe with a shamrock in the middle.

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Cheers to the newlyweds!

Photography: The Nichols / Venue: Barr Mansion / Floral design: Bouquets of Austin / Wedding dress: Tara Keely from Blush Bridal / Hairpieces: Veil handmade by bride’s aunt / Shoes: Nina / Bridesmaid dresses: Alfred Sung / Hair + makeup: Hair by Pele Lewis-Zavala at the Cutting Room; Makeup by Avery Allen of Austin Wedding Makeup / Groom suit: Macy’s / Invitations + paper goods: The Paper Place / Catering + cake: Barr Mansion / DJ: Byrne Rock / Ceremony music: Silver Thistle Pipes & Drums