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Here’s a few more from Hope + Jordan’s rock-and-roll wedding, celebrated, fittingly, at Speakeasy in downtown Austin.  Cool!  We love the aqua, red & black color palette, and think it was the perfect complement to their record-themed soiree.  Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop helped guests indulge in their collective sweet tooth with a chocolate cupcake tower and guitar-topped wedding cake.  Visit Crosswhite Photography’s blog for more fun shots of the happy couple!

Describe your wedding flowers:  Simple, vintage and sweet, I went for red gerbers for the girls, and white mini tiger lilies for myself.  I wanted bold but not frilly.
Describe your wedding cake:  We fell in love over music, so it made sense to use guitars as our toppers!  Sugar Mama’s also made us a guitar-shaped vanilla cake and a chocolate flavored cupcake tower.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Organizing the wedding party from long distances was a bear, but we really pushed the stress level up a notch by choosing a date one month after my brother’s wedding!  Our niece had a blissful time being a flower girl for both weddings, but our mother insisted we were trying to kill her.  Another challenge was getting the maid of honor’s beehive in place, but a Starbuck’s cup insert did the trick.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? We felt like rock stars on the loose running around Austin with Andrea getting our photos taken.  It was exhilarating, and she really captured the energy of the entire day.
What’s next for you as a couple?  What are you looking forward to in the future? God has blessed us to join ranks in the creative industry, and we plan to seize all opportunities He gives us to excel in journalism and fine art.  We want to play music, paint masterpieces, have babies and stay one step ahead of the bossy Chihuahua that rules the roost! 

Congratulations and love to Hope + Jordan (and their little dog, too)!

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  1. avatar Holly Hatam reply

    The napkins are so cute!

  2. avatar hbomb reply

    Can you give me a sponge? Because I’m drooling over that ring! Details, please!!!

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Hope + Jordan win this week’s – or month’s! – award for Most Fun Wedding.  And why wouldn’t they?  From the sleek classic car and aqua-colored flatbed truck (which matched the bridesmaids pool blue Milanoo frocks perfectly, I might add) to the bridal party’s vogue session (shot by Crosswhite Photography), H + J definitely pulled off one “electric” celebration!  We love the intimate Chapel Dulcinea in downtown Austin almost as much as the stark juxtaposition of the bride’s white-white Milanoo slip dress and the groom’s all-black ensemble.  Lipstick red daisies from Farmhouse Blooms gave just the right pop of color to this retro wedding.

How did the two of you meet?  Tell us your story. It all started with a puppy play date. I swore to him it wasn’t a date, but long talks about music and spirituality led to finding the love of our lives. A little over a year later, we had our first date … our wedding. 
Describe the proposal:
It was so natural.  One minute we were watching the dogs play, not dating, dreaming about eloping to New York, and the next it was all about picking out records and accent colors for our rockin’ wedding.  We were just made for each other.  One day the ring magically appeared, perfect in every way, and the planning sailed on.
Three words that describe the day are:
Electric, colorful, power-chords!
Our favorite detail of the wedding was:
We spent hours poring over our music collections hunting for the perfect songs, so to hear them all come together was awesome.  Of course, the vintage 1962 Cadillac limo was the power image we needed to really proclaim our rockin’ theme, and the blue pickup truck parked at the Chapel was a sweet surprise.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I bravely ordered online!  Milanoo was a lifesaver for the starving artist budget, and I was allowed to customize the fish tail back.  I was able to order a birdcage veil to my own specifications from  It really completed my vintage look. 

Written with love by Southern Weddings
  1. avatar Album Boutique Team reply

    Very fun!! Hope and Jordan look adorable together and I love all the pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  2. avatar Dennis @ Wholesale flowers reply

    Beautiful bouquets – an example of simple elegance. Love the color and style of bridesmaids’ dresses – source please!

  3. avatar Dognbird reply

    What a fun wedding! Love the simple bouquets and the bright color.

  4. avatar Kelly @ Notable Inspiration reply

    Cute bouquets!! And I love the vintage car stationery!

  5. avatar Allison Davis reply

    love the color combination and the hint of retro-inspiration. Very cool wedding!

  6. avatar Edie reply

    The artistry of the simple outdoor wedding chapel overlooking the hills of Texas is only outdone by the beauty of the bride!

  7. avatar oil painting reply

    White and black are classical forever.

  8. avatar xfcfan reply

    What a perfect wedding, I really like this dress a few

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