Google+ Real Wedding: Abby + Justin, Part I - Southern Weddings

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This Texas couple is so chic. Together, the two chose to have their ceremony and reception at the {Clark Gardens}, a botanical masterpiece that has been consistently named one of the nation’s top gardens. With Clark Gardens set as the venue, Abby (who acted as a wedding planner as well as bride) decided to use the colors of the Clark Gardens to inspire her decor. The end result was absolutely perfection for the couple. Thanks to {Photos by Suki} for sharing these dazzling images with us.

How did the two of you meet? We met in graduate school as we were both getting our Masters in Architecture.  We had several classes together, but we really got to know each other in the last semester before Justin graduated as we spent a lot of late nights at school working on projects.  We found that we both loved baseball, so our first date was to a Texas Rangers baseball game.  On our one year anniversary we went to visit my parents and Justin asked them for their blessing to ask me to marry him.  Justin proposed a few months later, and we were married almost exactly two years after our first date.
A date we went on that we’ll always remember: After we were engaged, we took a trip to Alaska to visit two of our good friends.  We spent a week enjoying time with our friends and exploring the incredible environment around Anchorage. 
The weather on our wedding day was: It was sunny but cool – perfect for an afternoon reception outdoors.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress:  I did not have to go on a
wedding dress search – my mom made my dress!  It was simple and
comfortable, but absolutely beautiful.  We used raw silk in the palest
off-white.  My mom created a simple pleated detail along the neckline
and a matching silk chiffon sash.
What was the design inspiration for your wedding?  The garden setting at our venue, Clark Gardens, inspired our color palette of soft greens, browns, and ivory, the natural, informal details, and the light afternoon tea menu.  We did not need to use a lot of extra decoration when the setting itself was such a beautiful backdrop.

Check back later from more on Abby + Justin!

Written with love by Southern Weddings
1 Comment
  1. avatar Cathy and David – Photographers reply

    These are just plain gorgeous… the light and post are just perfect. :) Guess I’ve got another photographer to stalk! :-D

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