You go through so many stages and celebrations in life - graduations, first jobs, weddings, births, birthdays. Now I'm finding myself going through all of these happy occasions again but with the next generation. I brought Rachel into my gallery as a budding artist right out of Stephen F. Austin State University, and I have loved seeing her grow as an artist, person, and now, three years later, as a young married adult! Her wedding was so wonderful that I wanted to share the special day, as well as some of her beautiful art, with you!!
Juggling her time as an elementary art teacher and artist, Rachel has created a signature style with these plaster masterpieces. She has done so many personilzed commissions of wedding and christening gowns. What wonderful heirlooms these become. This plaster work on wood is embedded with lace - so creative and romantic!!! It was not at all surprising that her wedding was just the same.
What a beautiful couple!! High school sweethearts, they both went to college on athletic scholarships, Zack for baseball and Rachel for soccer. They're such a dynamic duo - nice, fun, gorgeous and athletic!!
They continued dating throughout their school years andd beyond. The ceremony was especially touching with their minister from their college days, to whom they were both very close, marrying them!
No, they are not sisters!! This is Debbie, mother of the bride - you can see where Rachel gets her good looks from. Love the hats, gals!!
Choosing to have their wedding at Marburger Farms - the place where the famed antique show is - Rachel started out with the bridal luncheon.
Because Round Top is over an hour from Houston, I wanted to stay nearby. I rented the most wonderful cottage from Kristine, an oh-so-cute, bubbly young mother who owns Big Daddy’s, an antique store in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Shopping at the Round Top fairs each year, Kristine wanted a place they could call their own. She is wonderful to deal with, and the house was just amazing, decorated in the chic country style that Round Top is known for! I would highly recommend this place to all. http://www.vrbo.com/381634#features
Pretty as can be, here's Mom Debbie on the wedding day!!
Here is the groom, escorting his parents down the aisle! Everyone looked so happy on this day! Zack's wonderful family came to every art show Miss Rachel had at my gallery.
Loved the bridesmaid dresses in lavender shades!
Awwww!!! Their flower girl looked adorable with her flower hair piece and cute bubble dress.
Here comes the bride in a gorgeous, vintage-style dress with her proud papa! Her wildflower, country bouquet was so charming.
Now announcing.... There were crystals hanging down from the large oak tree that gently blew in the wind--so romantic!
Marburger Farms is made up of many historical homes from the 1800s. This one housed the dinner.
Instead of the normal sign-in book, they had a vintage typewriter to leave special notes to the bride and groom! I just loved that touch!!!
The burlap runners on the table and the vintage bell jars for the flowers really fit the theme of the big event!!!
Believe it or not, her mom, Debbie, and a good friend did all the wedding decorations! Amazing job!!
There were so many special touches like the handpainted monograms on the burlap runners of the sweethearts' table.
The entire evening was just dreamy!! Rachel and Zack were so happy during their first dance!
What to get such a special bride?! I chose a loose flap, cream-colored, vintage-style, leather scrapbook. Each thick, interior page of hand-pressed paper was separated with sheer pages. I almost got one for my girls to save for their big day!!!
I had so much fun at the wedding! I went with Karen, my office manager and right hand, Segreto gal, on the left, and my wonderful friend, Lisa, whose daughter was recently married too! Hope you enjoy some of Rachel’s beautiful artwork below!
Congratulations to Zack and Rachel - Enjoy many happy years together!!! Their love for each other and beautiful ceremony really touched my heart! To see more of Rachel’s art, go here.
Thanks to Lisa of Ferndale cottage of doing such a wonderful review of the blog and the book!! She is a blogger extraordinaire who has just moved to Houston!! Please visit her blog Fern Creek Cottage and welcome to Houston!! Also that cute store in Brenham Beadboard Upcountry I’m always talking about is having a wonderful trunk show of a oh so amazing knitwear!! Visit it on line here. I hope that everyone has a great week-till next Monday!! xo Leslie
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