Sarah and Derek tell us the story of their colorful, love-filled Texas wedding.
The Scene: June 8, Boerne, Texas
Our vision for the wedding was to have a small and intimate gathering of our families and close friends. The entire wedding took place at one location, the Nelson City Dance Hall, where the style was traditional mixed with rustic country flair. We had red and other brightly colored accents everywhere you looked!
The ceremony was administered outside in the courtyard, on a beautiful sunny day. Huge, vibrant, green oak and cedar trees made a canopy over the courtyard, and rays of sunlight peeked through, casting a beautiful glow over the ceremony.
Afterward, the reception was held in the wooden-floored dance hall, with dinner, first dances and cake-cutting. People were laughing, having a great time and filling up the dance floor! The entire evening was seamless and came together perfectly.
One of my favorite times of the day was having my bridesmaids in the room with me as I got ready. As I put on my lovely dress and special wedding-day perfume, then completed the look with my blue shoes, blingy bracelet, earrings and veil, the moment began to sink in. I was going to marry my best friend, lifelong companion and love of my life!
My Look: I wore a Heidi Elnora wedding gown called ‘Coco Marie‘—a simple strapless gown with a perfect sweetheart neckline and train. I added blue Glint heels and a mid-length veil with rhinestones.
As for jewelry, I accessorized with a gorgeous floral rhinestone bracelet and teardrop earrings to complement the neckline of my wedding gown.
My Wedding Stylist: Odilia Avalos, Nordstrom Wedding Suite in San Antonio, Texas
My Wedding Suite experience was fantastic. Odilia was sweet, attentive, excited and truly authentic. Her happiness and personality were infectious, and she always made me feel special!
Each employee in the Suite was helpful and showed attention to the brides who came in. When I went to pick up my dress and veil a week before the wedding, I was alone, and it would have been hard to carry everything out to the car by myself. Odilia offered to carry the dress out to the car with me. This kind of service and thoughtfulness is what keeps me coming back to Nordstrom and the Wedding Suite time and time again!
Our Special Moments: When I made my entrance to walk down the aisle, carrying a bouquet of red intuition roses, the look on my soon-to-be husband’s face was wonderful. He looked so sure and had a huge smile on his face. He whispered to me once I made my way to the front how beautiful I looked and that the dress was perfect. He couldn’t imagine a different look, and that I had picked one that was made for me.