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Monday, May 28, 2012

A Soldier and His New Wife

Congratulations to a wonderful couple, Shannon and Jeremiah, on their marriage this weekend. I had the pleasure of attending their wedding Saturday near Bulverde, TX. The drive through the Hill Country from Austin was gorgeous with plenty of wildflowers still showing their glory. Shannon was a beautiful bride who found the perfect location at Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast - the oak trees provided great ambiance for an evening full of celebrating this couple. 

After opening Shannon's handmade invitation, I knew the decor at this wedding would be great. Fresh lavender and burlap were adorning the tables, and the signature cocktails even had a splash of lavender syrup - the lavender champagne was a hit! 


Even the groom is decorated!


Candles were added to the centerpieces before dinner. What a beautifully simple yet elegant tablescape!

The weather was absolutely perfect!!!!

The groom's cake was decorated with a helicopter.


What a great burlap banner!

Bronzed cowboy boots!

The ring bearer by the bar's burlap banner.

Thank you, Shannon and Jeremiah, for all you do!

Both Shannon and Jeremiah have sacrificed so much for others. When I met Shannon in grad school, I was impressed to learn that she had served in the United States Air Force for four years. She has since earned her LCSW and is now a child advocate and Guardian ad Litem for Bell County. Her new husband Jeremiah has been in the United States Army for eight years and is a Warrant Officer. He has served in Iraq twice and Afghanistan once as a crew chief on the Black Hawk. Shannon and Jeremiah are moving to Alabama this week as Jeremiah was accepted to flight school and will become a helicopter pilot for the Army. 

I wish them all the best on their new journey and am so appreciative for what they do for others. 

One last piece of decor from the evening sported by the ring bearer...

Congratulations, Shannon and Jeremiah! 

And Happy Memorial Day to you all. 

Have a chic week!

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  1. Just wanted to say hello from the girls at Rusted Gingham! Thanks so much for including us on your blog roll. We have lots of mutual friends! Loved this post on the wedding - especially the lavender champagne! Never heard of that before. I'll be looking for some of that at the Blanco Lavender Festival next weekend! Enjoyed reading your blog! ♥ Tracy

    1. Hi Tracy! Thanks for reading and leaving a comment - coming home from a long day at school and hearing some positive feedback here made my day! Thanks for letting me know about the Lavender Festival - maybe I will see you there! And thanks again!

  2. Sarah...thank you for the blog about our wedding. It meant so much to us that you could attend. You took some great photos as well. Thank you for sharing. I wanted to give you some insight on the bronze boots. Those were my father's boots. My grandmother had them bronzed after he passed away. I was eight years old at the time of his death. I asked my grandmother to bring the boots so I could have a piece of him at the wedding. There were also some other items brought from other family members to honor some of my other family members that have past on. The glass blue bird was given to me by my Aunt Dottie, there was a wooden cross with my Aunt Jewel's birthstone placed in her honor and there was a fox figurine placed for my Uncle Bob Fox. Most people probably didn't know the significance of each item and might have wondered why they were on the table but I knew they were there so I guess that is all that matters. I am glad you enjoyed the wedding. I hope you can come treasure hunting in Alabama. Lots of good old southern stuff here.
    Miss you,


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