The Parrishes

On July 15th I had the honor of beginning my weekend as both Officiant and DoC at Lakeway Resort and Spa for Lindsey and Jason.  I love a Friday wedding!

Lindsey’s day began with hair and make-up at Mint Salon.  By the time I saw her later in the day she was glowing – and eager to step into her gown!  The wedding party was kept simple – the Bride’s sister was her Maid of Honor in a short, navy cocktail dress and her soon-to-be stepdaughter was the adorable Flower Girl in a dress with a full white skirt (which she loved twirling in).  The Groom and his brother (and Best Man) both wore tuxedos with different color vest and tie combinations (one navy and the other green).  And the handsome young Ring Bearer (the Groom’s little brother) wore a tuxedo as well.

The simple ceremony was held on the balcony just outside the Vistas Ballroom over-looking the lake.  We included some funny vows and a lovely vow exchange from the Bride to her her new daughter – complete with a charm bracelet.  Following the ceremony we ushered guests back inside to cool off and enjoy cocktails while we quickly finished family photos.

The tables were set with white linens from Lakeway with navy table runners and chair ties from BBJ Linens.  Each table had a simple and elegant centerpiece of white hydrangeas with a touch of spring green provided by young hydrangeas (and by Rebekah Fountain of The Glass Fountain).  Four small votives finished the tablescape.  Dozens of white Japanese paper lanterns dotted the ceiling and really helped to transform the space.

During dinner music was provided by The Chris Boss Band…and of course they provided after dinner music to dance to as well.  This was the one job Lindsey had given Jason and he did well!  Since Lindsey and Jason thought few of their guests would actually dance, they also contracted with Southwest Casino Productions for a blackjack table, craps table, and roulette table.  Guests had a great time whether they wanted to dance or gamble!

The cake was as beautiful as it was delicious – it was Simon Lee after all.  The three square tiers with white buttercream were set off by a ribbon of navy fondant and black damask detailing – the couple’s monogram on the top layer.

Per usual, the staff at Lakeway was amazing.  From VAE Productions who provided blue uplighting as well as hanging the lanterns to De Lou and his staff taking care of providing guests with food and drink…Melanie and her team are amazing at what they do.

The evening ended with the couple departing on foot under a cascade of sparklers.  A perfect ending to a gorgeous day.  I can’t wait to see the photos from Chris and Yvonne at Austin Imagery.

Lindsey and Jason – thank you for choosing me to be a part of your wedding day.  I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.

Be Carefree,



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