Catherine and Collin first came to us and met with Kelly, newly engaged, excited for the future, and knowing that they wanted to keep what was important to them in the forefront. With six months to plan, they decided on a Texas destination wedding in Fredericksburg.
Having a church ceremony was incredibly high on their list, however, couldn’t find a church in the Bryan-College Station area that was a good fit for them. To Catherine and Collin, the ceremony was truly the foundation of everything. They put the emphasis on this for their marriage and their wedding day location. The idea of a romantic chapel was what they really leaned toward for their ceremony, so that was what was created for them using a wooden cross, provided by the venue, church pew, and cathedral shaped windows that hung at the altar.
Their promise to God as they took each other to be man and wife was incredibly important. They made sure to include the wedding party by not only standing by their side. The best man gave a homily, one of the groomsmen was the guitarist during the feet washing ceremony, and the full wedding party assisted in the giving of Holy communion.
Hill Country Cuisine
Catherine and Colin wanted to treat their guests to true “Texas Hill Country” cuisine, so they opted for stations around the room that focused on local flavors. The big hits included Street Corn Skewers, which payed homage to Collin’s border-town upbringing, Mini Venison Sliders, Avocado Station with a variety of toppings including a Grilled Peach Pico, Hill Country Antipasto Sausage and Cheese Display, that included Broken Arrow Venison and Wild Boar Smoked Sausage.
Sharing their Roots
Coffee was often their drink of choice, and they frequented coffee one certain coffee shop when they were dating. To share this flavor with their guests they opted for an ice coffee bar and scented candles made by a family friend as favors. A lavender scented candle was also a choice, complimenting the wedding colors.
Collin serves in the National Guard and wanted to honor his fellow service men and women during the wedding. The couple added a missing man table, featured at the entrance of the venue.
Catherine and her mom enjoyed planning together, and loved the details to be personalized. It was important that the wedding was a symbol of Catherine and Collin both individually and as a couple. It was a fairy tale from start to finish.
Venue + Bar | The Lodge at Country Inn Cottages | Fredericksburg, Texas
Planner + Design | Ashley & Co. | Kelly Nail Markwood
Photographer | Allison Jeffers Photography
Catering | Feast & Merriment
Floral Design | Whim Hospitality
Cake | Sophie’s Bakery
Hair and Makeup | Lola Beauty ATX
Video | Squinted Cinema
Dress Boutique | Brickhouse Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses | Azazie
Suits | Joseph A Bank
Band | Koncrete Kings
DJ | Look Entertainment
Rentals | Bee Lavish, Illusions Rentals , Ashley and Co.
Transportation | Austin Prestige Limo
Invitations | Minted and Aggieland Printing
Rehearsal Dinner | Crossroads Steakhouse
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