Meet Shane and Tabitha. Shane is 26 and Tabitha is 25, they both live in Austin, TX. They both share a strong love and are ready to start their life together as a married couple. They want to have a rustic, country style wedding, with pinks and yellows as their accent colors. They plan on having about 150 people in attendance. Tabitha loves her horse, simplicity, and DIY projects and would like to incorporate that into the wedding.
Tabitha wants to make the invitations herself using Adobe Illustrator on her computer and crafts from her local craft store. Attached are pictures of the invitation, an RSVP card, map, return envelope, Save The Date wooden magnet, and “The Whole Story” where she can write out her and Shane’s love story. Anticipation
Shane and Tabitha chose the signature package at The Red Corral Ranch in Austin, TX. The signature package allows for access to the ranch from 3pm Friday until 11am Sunday, with accommodations for 15 out of town guests. Since most of their family lives in Texas, this works out great for the few families traveling for the wedding. Arrival
Arrival Another reason why Tabitha chose the Red Corral Ranch, was because they would allow her to bring her horse to the wedding. Tabitha loves her horse, Belle, to incorporate Belle in the wedding, Tabitha will ride Belle to the ceremony site, where her father will help her off Belle, and walk her down the isle.
Arrival/Atmosphere: Signs Escort Cards on pieces of wood.
Atmosphere: Female Appearance Bridal Hair Bridesmaids dresses The Dress Flower Girl Bridesmaid Bouquet Shoes Bridal Bouquet
Atmosphere: Male Appearance The Groom’s Tuxedo The Boutonniere The ring bearer’s suit will match the groomsmen. The Groomsmen outfit with alternating pink and yellow ties.
Atmosphere: Decorations From left to right: Catering to Tabitha’s love of DIY projects, she can have her hands in making all of these decorations. Display tables using barrels and old doors or plywood. Burlap table runner. Cake table with rope lights. Cocktail hour tables using barrels filled with hay, and a glass table top. Glass votives filled with acorns and candles. Centerpieces using hollowed out logs as a vase. Seating using hay bales , throw pillows, and decorative fabric as couches.
Amusement From left to right: Fun family photos. Benito Brajkovich and Soul Wagon (Live band). Heart shaped sparklers for the send off. Games, like Shake ‘em Out, where guests try to shake ping pong balls out of a tissue box, and Who Wears the Cake? Where guests can “vote” with money on who they think should get to wear the cake.
Appetite Using Royal Fig Catering for both food and alcohol. Tabitha and Shane chose to serve the pumpkin soup with peptias, and roast butternut squash salad with hazelnut and manchego as the first course. For the main entrée they chose beef tenderloin with lobster grits, and cider brined pork tenderloin with Sun choke creamed spinach. As the side dishes the options chosen are Gorgonzola roasted mushrooms and onions, and green salad with ranch or roasted apple vinaigrette dressing. They also chose to serve the herb focaccia bread and pumpkin brioche breads.
Appetite Shane and Tabitha chose Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop to make their wedding cake. They chose a yellow cake with strawberry and Bavarian cream filling for all 5 tiers.
Appreciation Sticking with Tabitha’s DIY passion, she will make homemade pumpkin butter and apple butter in mini mason jars, covered in burlap. Turning the ceremony programs into a fan is also a great way to make an additional wedding favor for guests.