Rachel and Ryan’s ‘Sunflowers and Beat Boxers’ Fun Filled Tipi Wedding in Hertfordshire by Nicki Shea Photography
Today I am taking you to Hertfordshire for a gorgeous wedding that happened last summer. Rachel...
Hello there and Happy Monday! I am back from a week away on the sunny but incredibly windy East Coast. I had a lovely week away with friends and of course my amazing two boys, but it’s back to it now as we have a fun packed week ahead. And, of course, week two of the Easter holidays. Today I am taking you off to a very hot and sunny Austin, Texas for the fabulous wedding of Emma and Luke who were married on 26th May 2018. They decided to host their wedding in Emma’s hometown of Austin, Texas and invited friends and family in from all around the World. The couple now live in London, so they had guests fly in from Europe, Australia and even China! The main thing they wanted to do was show off Texan hospitality and throw a kick ass party. This they did in true Southern style. Big thanks to Nikk Nguyen Photo for the fab images.
How they met
Like all tails of new, we met on Tinder. We had quite a boozy first date in London pub-hoping on a Wednesday. We both just didn’t want the date to end so we kept going to new pubs which was a bit dangerous for a weeknight. We never looked back!
Where did you splurge
Throwing an amazing party was the most important thing for us, so we spent the most on having a 10 piece band! Even in the heat we had people dancing for hours…my bridesmaids ended up cutting off the bottom of their dresses and at one point, shirts came off some of the groommsmen. It was HOT and hilarious.
We knew it was going to be warm-ish (we didn’t quite anticipate the heat wave we had, it was 90 degrees in May!!!) so I picked an Australian brand for my dress and the bridesmaids all had flow-y dresses. We knew the groomsmen wouldn’t be in their suit jackets very much so we just had them all wear their own blue suit. We wanted everyone to feel comfortable and be able to inject personal style so we had everyone rock their own jewelry, style of dress, shoes, ties, etc.
Theme or colour scheme
As we live in London and most of the group was flying in, I really wanted to play up the ranch and rustic element. Jacoby’s made this easy as they already had that feel and I just had to hire in few items. Also I wanted lots of color so the wedding party was all in blue but the flowers where pinks, purples and oranges.
I wanted a wild and colorful look – Pollen Floral Art really nailed it. Find a florist you can trust, point them in the direction and let them, as artist work with the space and your idea. You will always get the better result if you let the expert work more freely.
We didn’t have cake…I really wanted a local favorite, Round Rock Donuts, for everyone, so we just had large platters of these and also mini strawberry cupcakes come out during the speeches. Yes we missed the official cake cutting, but it wasn’t an important moment for us so we skipped it and I scarfed donuts instead.
Walking down the aisle and seeing everyone I knew there to support us- I wasn’t expecting the flood of emotion at that moment.
Also, Luke and I had a few moments to ourselves on the way to the afterparty in pedicabs we hired. We were riding in front of the wedding party and had 10 or so minutes to just enjoy the night air and soak in the day. I highly recommend planning in a few quite moments with your new husband to laugh and enjoy it with him.
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