This was one of the BEST weddings I’ve ever been to. EVER. INMYLIFE.
There wasn’t anything throughout the day that didn’t have the bride and groom’s finger prints all over it.
MJS & IS met in Colorado during a bicycle race. MJS was riding with her Dad and through a series of events IS tagged along with them. The wedding, appropriately enough, had a precious biking motif.
Some of my pictures came out great, and some didn’t, but I need them so you can get the entire effect (…and there are bunches… bear with me)!
The couple were married in Fischer Hall in perfectly tiny Fischer, TX – just a hop, skip and a jump north westish of San Antonio. It’s literally the oldest hall in Texas and it was quaint, rustic, and totally romantic.
Intentional or not, there was this precious heart shaped piece in the rafters above the altar.
The altar was just right – bedecked with sunflowers and the items they needed for their wine ceremony.
After the wedding party made their way into the hall, the “ring bearer” rode in on an orange bike and announced, “Here comes the bride!”. I wish I had it on video. It was PERFECTION.
…and there she came! The lighting was divine. You couldn’t have hired a team of lighting designers to recreate it more perfectly.
The couple blended two wines together and each drank from the glass as a unifying symbol – in lieu of a unity candle, sand, etc.
Meanwhile, the groom’s dad serenaded them with a sweet song.
MJS’s dress was amazing and she literally glowed! The vows were personal and meaningful to the bride and groom, alluding to their mutual love of biking.
The table centerpieces, though lovingly created, looked like they had just been plucked out of a field and landed on the long tables in the Hall. That petite pot of honey is local ‘Killer Bee Honey’, and living up to its tag line, it’s to die for! 🙂
The cutting cake, adorned with hand blown orange and yellow posies, was on a table amidst cupcake after cupcake.
Each set of different flavored cupcakes (I died over a peanut butter and chocolate concoction.) was on a separate display and topped off with a daisy.
I wish I could have adequately captured the magical feeling that fell over the Hall as the sun was setting. It was like something out of a movie.
MJS and IS snuck off to take pictures after the ceremony. They rode up and down the two lane road in front of the hall on old restored bikes. Yes! And it was wonderful!
Finally back inside and after dinner, the first dance was heartfelt and joyous. Then the bride and her dad danced – and invited all of the other fathers and daughters in attendance to join them. It was sweeter than the honey.
Towards the middle of the reception, the groom took the stage with the band and played a couple of songs.
I’m so glad we were able to be a part of their special day and I am totally in love with every single thing about their wedding.
It won’t be a stylish marriage,
I can’t afford a carriage
But you’ll look sweet upon the seat
Of a bicycle made for two.
We will go ‘tandem’
As man and wife
Throughout our life
On a bicycle built for two.