I wanted to share a few photos I took in the days leading up to our wedding and during our honeymoon. I am certain I will have more to show you soon, but there are loads of photos, so I will break them up between a few posts.
A few notes about our wedding: I had 3 dresses! Two of them are pictured here. We were engaged for 2 years and I just kept looking at dresses, as none seemed good enough for my Thom.
Our honeymoon consisted of a fun road trip from Fort Worth to San Antonio, and back again. We stayed at the historic Gunter Hotel in San Antonio where blues legend Robert Johnson recorded many of his songs back in the 1930s. My shoes are from BHLDN and the two dresses pictured here are from Ruche. I hope you enjoy this glimpse into our happy week! It was unforgettable and absolutely surpassed any dream I had ever hoped for…the best part: I get to say I am Thom’s wife.
My goal with these two photos (above) was to create the look of vintage film, even though I was using a modern DSLR. This is pretty much exactly the vision I had in my head, based on photos I’ve seen at my grandparent’s house. It always feels good when your vision and your results match up nicely!
My Audrey Hepburn style dress from Ruche and vintage pearls my Mother gave me.
These flowers are crazy, aren’t they?! I just love them. I think they are protea, an exotic/tropical plant, which stands for courage in the Victorian language of flowers. My best friend of over 31 years carried them as my bridesmaid, and she is absolutely a courageous person. It was grand to have such a beautiful woman and important person in my life standing next to me during the ceremony.
The top photo features a neat antique wooden hanger my Mom gave me, and the bottom is a lovely rose I spotted along the River Walk in San Antonio.
I love all things Victorian. Our new home was built in 1878 (notice a trend?!) and this gorgeous locket given to me by my Mother was also built in the same year. The white rose is from Thom’s boutonniere. A white rose means “reverence and humility.” I think it’s so important to approach love with a certain amount of humility, it is such a great and powerful force.
The ruby glass jewelry holder is another gift from my wonderful Mother. It is also antique.
I carried these gorgeous white orchids on my wedding day. You know I have to tell you that they mean “refined beauty” in the Victorian language of flowers. Hehe
Thom at the historic Gunter Hotel. Of course, he brought one of his guitars. I wouldn’t expect anything less!
The Stockyards in Fort Worth are so fun and full of history! Here you can see the entrance to what was a bordello back in the early 1900s. The Star Cafe is a great place to catch a meal and soak in the scenery of the first Turn of the Century.
I absolutely love golden hour light and the way my dress caught it so beautifully and became illuminated from within.
My kitty, Tramp was feeling left out (she loves to have her photo taken), so she flopped down at the hem of my dress. Isn’t she a photogenic cat?! She’s awfully sweet, too.