Rebel with a Camera is no stranger to sending us the prettiest affairs (check out this peach-infused wedding) and they did not disappoint with this Georgetown wedding.  Held at the sprawling Kindred Oaks estate located just north of Austin in Georgetown, Texas, this wedding is filled with so much love, affection and perfect details. Be sure to check out even more goodness in the gallery. Come on, let's dive in!


From the Bride...From the beginning we wanted our wedding to be a simple family affair, but when it came down to it Charles and I had different views on what the term "simple" meant. Since Charles' family was coming to Texas from Virginia for the first time I really wanted to show off how much the town I grew up in meant to me. When looking for a venue for our wedding, I knew I wanted something outdoors that would be beautiful, relaxed, and a family oriented affair! When I saw ephews as well as all of our brothers and sisters in the wedding party. This would definitely be a family affair! The children were important for us to include in the ceremony, so we had one nephew carrying a hand painted sign with "here comes the bride" and the other nephew carried a family bible from 1879 with rings tied on top. The flower girls each walked with a cousin and carried little pomanders of carnations. 

To display the choices for the meal, I used an old window aKindred Oaks with the Texas style house at the top of the hill, the stone path leading to the ceremony under huge trees overlooking a reservoir, and the twinkling lights and chandeliers adorning trees around the dance floor, I knew I had found the perfect spot. When planning the decorations, I wanted it to reflect a casual "country-chic" flair- from burlap tablecloths, mason jars filled with spring flowers on the tables as well as the aislnd backed it with burlap. We then wrote the menu in each pane and placed it on an easel near the buffet. Inside the house, we decided to have a pie table instead of the traditional wedding cake. The Monuement Cafe in Georgetown made an exceptional chocolate pie, as well as strawberry cream cheese and apple pie! Who doesn't like pie?


es. Knowing it could possibly be a very warm evening so we decided to make programs that were fans...it could be functional and informative. I knew I also wanted to have a lottery scratch off ticket as a wedding favor, so we tied it onto the fan with a " Lucky in love" sticker and penny attached. We had a few winners in the group! On the sign in table with the fans, I also wanted to have a candle in memory of those family members that we had lost.

While we were taking pictures, I wanted our guests to be entertained. So not only was there food and beverages available, guests were encouraged to use the cameras on the tables to take photos of friends and family members. We made an "I Spy" game giving guests ideas of things to photograph. We also made two corn hole games with burlap beanbags for guests to play. My favorite activity was the photo booth where guests were able to use hats, scarves, and all kinds of props to take pictures with. Each person was given a photo and one went into an album for us to look back on and enjoy reading the comments!

For our ceremony, we wanted to keep the traditional vows but included the Celtic handfasting ceremony as well. It was a special time when our parents, matron of honor, and best man came up to the altar to tie the knots. My mother's cousin performed the ceremony which was special because he had performed the ceremony for my parents wedding thirty years ago. We wanted to include several of our nieces and n. We wanted to include several of our nieces and nephews as well as all of our brothers and sisters in the wedding party. This would definitely be a family affair! The children were important for us to include in the ceremony, so we had one nephew carrying a hand painted sign with "here comes the bride" and the other nephew carried a family bible from 1879 with rings tied on top. The flower girls each walked with a cousin and carried little pomanders of carnations. 

To display the choices for the meal, I used an old window and backed it with burlap. We then wrote the menu in each pane and placed it on an easel near the buffet. Inside the house, we decided to have a pie table instead of the traditional wedding cake. The Monuement Cafe in Georgetown made an exceptional chocolate pie, as well as strawberry cream cheese and apple pie! Who doesn't like pie?