One of these days I’ll print a wedding album. I’ll pull it out every year on our wedding anniversary, and make my children sit and look at it. But since 99% of these pictures still live on my computer (a tragedy, I know, my photographer is probably cringing), and my children can’t be bothered, I’ll make you guys endure my trip down memory lane instead.
It’s been 5 years (well, tomorrow, 5 years ago today I was losing my ever loving mind, having my first serious attack of Party Planning Psychosis), and while it seems just like yesterday, I know that some great amount of time has passed because I’m able to look back and simply remember the happy moments, like these:
It was a gorgeous day, not too hot.
We had donkeys. They carried bottles of beer in baskets on their back during cocktail hour.
They were happy donkeys. They normally did things like commercials, but they delivered beer like pros.
Old fashioned soda bar. Such a huge hit, and Scott and I still regret never getting a drink from it.
We had the most amazing Mariachis. The energy of the cocktail hour really set the tone for the rest of the night.
We had a pinata. As you may have figured out by now, we did not take ourselves or the wedding too seriously. Marriage? Yes. Wedding? No. We had fun. It was totally us. It was loud and colorful and lacked formality.
Our venue, Star Hill Ranch, was the most amazing location. It was made up of several different buildings. It’s like we got married in an abandoned town. This building served as our bar.
Where we lined up for shots of tequilla as the night came to an end.
Straight tequilla. I needed it by that point.
It was a stressful day, I’m not going to lie, but I’m not going to rehash all the reasons why. I’ll say that 5 years later, I’m able to forget all the not-so-perfect moments and remember it just like the perfect pictures let it play out. The stress had more to do with me, my perfectionism and some family dynamics at the time than any logistics.
My wedding vendors were so phenomenal that many are now my friends. If you’re in Central TX and in the market for a wedding planner, photographer or wedding location, you should check out:
Not paid to say that or plug them, I just genuinely still love them for making our day so wonderful.
Anyway, thanks for indulging me as I look back. I can not believe it’s been 5 years already. Oh, and in case it’s not already clear, all these pictures were taken by Tyler Schmitt.