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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March Etsy Finds

Temperatures are back in the comfortable range here, and we’re definitely get our share of the spring showers that are supposed to bring all of the pretty flowers (here’s hoping). My two Etsy treasuries for March are all about nature. One takes a Celtic turn in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, and the other is just all about sliding into spring. Take a look: Celtic Elves Elvish Celtic Woodland Leaf Pendant with 16 Inch Box Chain, LOTR inspired Necklace, Handmade .925 Sterling Silver, One of A Kind Jewelry Camias $110.00 Green Ivy Growing on Granite shyphotog $15.00 Surreal Fantasy Illustration, […]

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December Etsy Round-Up

December makes me think of one thing: Christmas, Christmas, and more Christmas. (We’re not much for the whole ice and snow thing here in Austin). So this month’s Etsy treasuries are all about that. The first is about Christmas colors, red and green. The second is a neutral, natural take on Christmas. Take a look: Crimson & Clover Real Green Four Leaf Clover Brooch, Green Clover, Real Clover, Green Real flower, Pressed flower Resin Brooch, Brooch or Pendant ArtOreCrafts $24.00 Shamrock Necklace, Green Swarovski Crystal Four Leaf Clover, Irish Flag Colors, Orange, White, Green, Shamrock Jewelry GreenRibbonGems $36.00 Mosaic Pot […]

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August Etsy Round-Up

I’m recovering from my whirlwind weekend at the craft show (there will be a recap post probably Wednesday) so today’s an easy ‘look at the pretties!’ post. 🙂 I’ve got two treasuries today. The first is August-themed, using one of August’s birthstones as the inspiration. The second is just green and alive and summery. Enjoy. Sardonyx One of the birthstones for the month of August is sardonyx. Sardonyx bracelet: The Dragon's Eye – sardonyx, red and black bracelet, unisex bracelet, men's jewelry, sardonyx jewelry, dragon jewelry BuniqueBeads $30.00 Pendant. Large (not heavy) Sardonyx Gold plated art freeform designed pendant and […]

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July Shop Charity

Greenpeace

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. July is host to UV Safety Month and Parks & Recreation Month. Since those are all about the great outdoors, I’ve chosen Greenpeace to be this month’s beneficiary. They are the largest independent direct-action environmental organization in the world. You might know them from their fights to protect forests and oceans, and stop global warming. Greenpeace’s aim is to defend the natural […]

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March Etsy Round-Up

Mars, God of War

Time for another Etsy round-up! I love making treasuries on Etsy, so these posts are always fun to put together. I’ve got two for you this month, take a look: Martial March March is named for Mars, the Roman god of war (Ares in the Greek pantheon – not to be confused with Aries in the zodiac). So this month-themed treasury is all about him. Some of his symbols include a chariot, a spear, a helmet, and a dog. Greek and Roman Gods Ares an… wellsillustrat… $18 SALE Price//Metal Sword Broo… CompactQueen $18 Antique metal button, Mars -… TheLadyatSkier… $6 […]

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Get Your Irish On

Clover Products for St. Patrick's Day

Exactly a month from today, St. Patrick’s Day will be upon us. If you’re in search of decor for yourself or your home, I’ve got you covered. Check out some of the oh-so-Irish-colored four-leaf clover products I have in the shop: Clockwise from top left: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 Yes, your eyes did not deceive you. If you want a smaller 5×7 or larger 8×10 clover print, you can completely customize the colors – paper color AND ink color! And I know I’m biased, but I think the shirts are a great way […]

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