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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Recipe: Purple Velvet Cake

Purple Velvet Cake

What do you get when you have a friend who loves red velvet cake and the color purple (both of which you are a fan of yourself) who has a birthday to celebrate? You go to Google and learn that velvet cake can come in any color, and purple velvet cake is not only a thing that exists but awesome. It’s just like red velvet cake in moistness and tastiness – but purple! And not any harder to make that your normal cake. Feast your eyes (and maybe later your bellies) on this delectable violet velvet dessert: Purple Velvet Cake […]

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Lavender Fields

Lavender Fields Polyvore Set

I’m not sure if you non-Texans/Austinites know this, but lavender is kind of a big thing around here. Texas Hill Country has actual lavender farms; apparently our weather/soil is similar to areas of France where lavender is grown. This has led to a lot of local lavender and lavender-related products. In fact, we even have things like lavender margarita mix and a Lavender Festival (which I’m thinking of going to this Friday – anyone in?). So today I thought I’d share some of my favorite lavender picks in the wardrobe area, since you all know I like purple and this […]

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February Jewelry

Time for my monthly jewelry/pretty things round-up! Obviously, this month is February, and I’m really wishing I had been born this month because I love me some purple, and it would be an excuse to buy/wear some of these lovely pieces. 😀 Featuring February’s birthstone (amethyst), flower (violet), and zodiacs (aquarius and pisces).   Dragonflight Dreams Aquarius Zodiac Ast… NKCollections $39.00 Amethyst In the Sno… joyfulartstudi… $125.00 Purple Amethyst bra… CreativityJewe… $60.00 Mahala Earring in A… ZaharaJeweller… $95.00 Pisces Zodiac Const… ZennedOut $20.00 Trinity Knot Amethy… Camias $95.00 Spring Violets – Ge… CeeMonkeyDo $120.00 Violet Necklace in … FauldsForge $28.00 […]

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Friday Favorites: Aubergine

This originally appeared as a guest post over on Sandy a la Mode. Aubergine. Plum. Eggplant. Violet. Purple. Whatever you want to call it, this color has been a heavy hitter in fashion ever since ye old days when only royalty could afford it. Luckily you don’t have to be super rich in modern times to sport this shade, though I personally always feel quite queenly when wearing it. It’s my favorite color, hands down. Not only is it’s deep jewel hue pretty on its own, but you can pair it with anything! I’ve worn it with everything from a […]

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What I Wore: Purple Maximus

  Please excuse the vaunted post title, but I’m feeling quite queenly today. And not just because purple is the color of royalty. I’m feeling like queen of my sewing machine because I made this dress!!! I know – quite the step up from making pillows. At the beginning of the month, Alyx posted an outfit featuring a maxi dress she made herself using this tutorial. She looked amazing, and the tutorial looked easy enough for me to handle. So I took myself to JoAnn’s, found this gorgeous purple colored jersey, and last night sat down to tackle it. I […]

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