What better way is there to kick-off a three-day weekend that celebrates the birth of our nation, than with a military wedding? I am so honored to have been a part of Rachael’s and Sean’s wedding this weekend.
It all started last September…before they even were engaged! Rachael knew the question was coming and I was the first wedding professional she booked. I rarely get to be a part of the entire planning process so it was really a treat for me to hear her plans from the beginning.
The ceremony was held at St. William Catholic Church in Round Rock – and Rachael’s childhood priest came in to perform the ceremony. This is a gorgeous church – the sanctuary ceiling is painted blue with stars! The processional began with the Bride’s mother being escorted by her son so she could light the Unity candle. Sean’s mother and father followed (he in his dress blues) so she could light her candle. They were then followed by the groomsmen in their dress blues and the bridesmaids were in floor length strapless chiffon gowns in Spice (which we all agreed was very close to a muted coral). Bringing up the rear was Emily – originally intended to be the Flower Girl but in actuality the Ring Bearer.
Then the doors opened to Rachael being escorted by her mother and father. Rachael was lovely in her strapless, sweetheart bodice with A-line skirt of asymmetrical soft waves of chiffon. She wore an embellished, chiffon bolero jacket as well. At the alter, she met Sean in his dress uniform – he was wearing the same white jacket his father had worn on his wedding day.
Following the ceremony, everyone arrived at the lovely Vineyard at Florence for the reception. Tables were set around outside (in the shade as much as possible) with two bamboo green table runners crossing in the middle. The centerpieces were low, round bowls filled with river rocks and three stalks of bamboo with a single sunflower as the finishing touch. Electronic votives and small favor boxes filled with wildflower seeds rounded out the tables.
Delicious comfort food was provided by Southern’s Fine Dining. Yum! The Vineyard supplied wine chosen by the Bride and Groom. Entertainment was provided by Blue Finger Disco – and they were amazing! It is hard to find a good band for a wedding but they did it! So much so that the guests were begging for an encore at the end of the night.
Rachael and Sean – thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day. I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.