Wedding Wednesday: Leslie & Nathan


Ah, our wedding day. Such a lovely memory and one of the happiest days of my life! I'll apologize ahead of time if I go overboard on photos or descriptions...


We were married on a warm September afternoon in the Texas hill country. Summer hadn't quite transitioned into Fall, but the clouds above that threatened rain cooled down the day a bit. The mission-style church in Wimberley with its rough stone facade and warm green and brown tones inside was the perfect backdrop for our vows. Two of our friends played guitar and violin as we made our way down the isle. It was a moving ceremony.


My mom and a handful of her close friends designed and made all of the bouquets, boutineers, centerpieces and arrangements. Calla lilies, gerber daisies, asiatic lilies, mokara orchids, among others, in hues of cream, buttery yellow, and rich orange composed each unique piece of art!

Bridesmaids wore dresses in silhouettes of their choice in tangerine orange and a milky pink. We even had a few flowers left over from the bouquets to wear in our hair. Groomsmen and ushers looked sharp in black ties.


It rained on the way to the reception, but it was more of an afternoon shower and it was over by the time we all arrived at the reception! There was even a rainbow! Our reception followed at The Winfield Inn in Kyle, Texas, a plantation style house with a beautiful open-air pavilion. Guests enjoyed a buffet-style dinner, beer and wine, followed by a champagne toast.


As the evening progressed, we ALL kicked up our heels. Watching both of our families and friends--young and old--smile and enjoy themselves on the dance floor was an incredible part of this special day. In the months before the wedding we had spent a lot of time putting together a CD of our favorite songs as a favor for our guests. So, as they left they picked up "songs for the ride home," so the celebration could continue in their car.


On our exit, guests showered us with lavender that sparkled in the camera flashes as it fell upon us. It was the first day of the rest of our lives.

We rejoiced. And we were glad.

Photography: Stella Alesi Photography. Ceremony Venue: St. Stephen's Church, Wimberley, Texas. Reception Venue and Catering: The Winfield Inn, Kyle, Texas. Invitations and print material: Lilly & Louise. Flower arrangements: Mom. Cake: Doria's Cakes. Bridesmaids Dresses: j.crew

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