Finally Hitched: Wedding Pictures!!

Guerassio-Cobb Wedding

Not quite 2 months ago, Ian and I finally tied the knot! 😄 We were married at Villa Antonia here in northwest Austin hill country. After having nervously watched the weather for two weeks, September 20th dawned bright and beautiful. We had gorgeous weather that somehow managed to also not be too hot for the non-Texans attending. Our ceremony was outdoors under an arch, overlooking the rolling hills. Our reception was indoors in a lovely space that included a stage and built-in bar. Both were the perfect size for our relatively small wedding of 65 people.

Ian and I were both super nervous right before the ceremony, as we had written our own vows and were going to attempt to say them from memory. We both had notecards in our pockets in case of emergency, and the officiant had a copy, too, but they ended up not being needed. And once the ceremony was over, we were able to relax and just have fun. Our lovely flower girl, Sienna, was quite well behaved the whole time, too! Aside from eating a few rose petals down the aisle.

The reception was the usual stuff: food, drinks, cake cutting, toasts. We had an open bar, and the menu included two wines that Ian and I had home-brewed. Background music was two acoustic guitarists, who did an amazing job. We didn’t have any dancing, since neither of us really like dancing and we knew if we had it we’d have to. So instead we had a newlywed trivia game, where we sat back to back and had to answers questions like “Who has the crazier family?” without being able to see what the other answered. Guests could submit questions beforehand when they RSVP’d and at the guest book table, and it ended up being pretty entertaining. We also did a bouquet toss and garter toss, and both Ian and I had to throw twice as his didn’t make it the group and mine hit the ceiling the first time.

And now, without further ado: the pictures! I know there are a lot, but this is seriously as much as I could narrow down. You should see the Facebook album.

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The Day

Our wedding colors were aubergine purple, light sage green, and silver. I designed all of the paper goods myself, from the invites to the table numbers to the signage. And had a blast doing that, if I’m honest – my inner paper aficionado got to geek out a lot.

The Details

You know I had to sneak dragons in there somehow. Fun fact: the big wooden doors we were announced through for the reception? The handles are also dragons, which I didn’t realize until about 10 seconds before we were announced, when Ian pointed it out. 😀

Overall, it was a beautiful day and went mostly smoothly. Our venue had a day-of coordinator that handled all of the vendors and little details, which made things SO MUCH LESS STRESSFUL. Seriously, she was awesome. Shout out to Ms. Chris! We are both so happy with how the day went, and thinking back on it makes me smile. Which is what you want for your wedding day!

Are you married? What was your wedding like?

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2015 Shop Charities

Last year, one of the things I decided to do with my shops was donate a portion of proceeds to a different charity or cause each month. Over the course of 2014, between the shop proceeds and my own contributions, I donated around $400 to worthy causes. However, dividing that up between so many different groups meant each group didn’t really get that much. This year I’m changing it up. I’ll still be donating a portion of shop sales, but I’m going to do it quarterly instead of monthly. I’ve also decided to keep it local. So here are the […]

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ATX Artisans Holiday Market

ATX Artisans Holiday Market

Just a reminder for you local folk: this weekend, aside from Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, also features Shop Local Sunday. And you can do just that at the ATX Artisans Holiday Market. ATX Artisans is an Etsy team of **all local** artists and makers dedicated to creating handmade, quality goods. This is our 2nd annual holiday market and one of the very few all-volunteer, artist-run markets in Austin. We’ve got roughly 50 different vendors who make all sorts of different things. You can see the full list of vendors here. This year our show is also supporting the […]

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September Shop Charity

In case you missed it at the start of the year, one of the things I’ve decided to do with my shops this year is donate a portion of all sales to charities or causes that I support. September, aside from being the season of pumpkin spice lattes and football, is also the start of the harvest season. Fittingly, the charity I’ve chosen to support this month is all about food: the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. I know that I am priveleged when it comes to food. My income is enough that I can go to the grocery […]

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ACR Summer Show Recap

This past weekend was the Austin Craft Riot Summer Show, otherwise known as the first major craft show that I’ve ever done. Which you probably knew because I basically talked about nothing else here on the blog for the past month. And of course I had high hopes, though I tried to temper those with realistic talk about it being my first show and that any sales are good and it’s getting my name/brand out there locally, etc. etc. And at the end of the weekend, I’d made back my booth fee and a little more – but not that […]

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Austin Craft Riot Summer Show

If you’ve been around the blog awhile, you probably already know this as I’ve been talking about it for a few weeks. But this upcoming weekend is the annual Austin Craft Riot Summer Show. It’s got over 70 local handmade artisans and food trucks and kids activities and live music and a bar. And it’s inside in the air conditioning. And, most importantly, it’s my first major craft show and you should come. My booth will be right up front by the lobby – hard to miss! Here are the details: If you are an Austinite or just in town […]

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Countdown

Printapalooza

I have less than 3 weeks until my first major craft show. Can we just take a second for me to freak out? Haha. Only half kidding. I’ve met with the gal I’m sharing a booth with (hi, Rachel!) and she was both super sweet and super helpful, so for a little while I was less stressed about the whole thing. But now it’s creeping up and I’m getting all anxious again. And it’s not even like I haven’t been getting stuff done that needs to be done for it! I got my table skirt sorted this past weekend, and […]

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