Lately at Westcott Weddings

I woke up on Sunday morning and realized that there was only one week left in June. At this time next week, it will be July! How on earth did that happen? It was one busy spring, that’s how. In lieu of full posts (which are coming soon!) I’ll just share a sneak peek of what’s been happening lately…

Kayla + Ryan were married in a beautiful, God-honoring ceremony at Le San Michele in late March. This one was especially near and dear to my heart because my husband and I have been lucky enough to walk alongside these two for the past couple of years as they got engaged and prepared for marriage. To be part of their big day was such an honor. Their romantic garden wedding was published on Ruffled last month. Thank you to J.Bird Photography for the gorgeous images of their big day!

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In April, Becky + Mike were married beneath a canopy of twinkling lights and live oaks at Sacred Oaks. The day was full of impeccable details: soft spring colors (and plenty of gold!), lush florals, cocktails on the lawn, custom linens, hand-rolled cigars and a band that had everyone on the dance floor. Thank you to Dustin Meyer Photography for his incredible capture of their elegant event.

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Brittany + Federico were married on a perfect spring day at Vista West Ranch. Brittany has such an eye–she brought in all of her own place settings and decor for an event that was truly personal, and she and Federico have since launched their own wedding business: Birch and Brass Vintage Rentals.  So many thanks to the ever-fabulous Love, The Nelsons for the sweetest pictures of their day.

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Later that month, Karaline + Bobby were married on the W plaza overlooking downtown. Karaline planned a chic, modern affair and had their guests partying until the very last second. Thank you to Cory Ryan Photography for pictures that perfectly captured the fun and happiness of their celebration!

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And! I have to mention that we went 4 for 4 on outdoor ceremonies. Not a single one was rained out! Given the unpredictable Texas weather, that’s something to write home about.

Amidst the weddings, I was beyond thrilled to participate in five styled shoots with crazy talented, wonderful people. FIVE. Challenging and inspiring on about a million different levels. More on those in the coming months!

I’ve also been working on a little brand refresh, and I cannot wait to debut Ww’s new look. We’re just tying up a few final things…

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In the meantime, Happy Summer!

Love,

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Merry Christmas!

I love Christmas. It is hands down my favorite day of the year. Actually, it is my favorite month of the year, because let’s face it, once Thanksgiving is over, it’s open season on Christmas. There is something positively magical about this time of year-I wish I could bottle it up and keep it in my pocket. Everything is a little merrier, brighter and lovelier at Christmas.

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And this year, I couldn’t contain myself. There was going. to. be. a proper Christmas dinner tablescape. And luckily (depending on how you look at it) I discovered that my mom has been holding out on me! The woman owns two sets of china, beautiful crystal stemware and silver flatware. Oh and hi. Those gorgeous crystal coupes with the green spiral stems on them? Are those the ones I had been stalking at Anthropologie for the past three months? Nope. They’re the real deal. From Poland. Thanks, grandma! *Happy dance!*

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So, I put all of my wedding planner skills and some new ones I picked up this year (thanks to Posey’s floral class + Blue Eye Brown Eye’s calligraphy class) to use. Some extra evergreen branches and skinny tapers completed the table. Merry and bright, indeed!

photo 2 (1)Merry Christmas from our family to yours! Hope your day is merry and bright and you have a chance to reflect on the gifts that really matter this Christmas season.

Love,

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The First Westcott Wedding

“It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

Today, Darrell and I celebrate our two year anniversary. Two years! I can still remember November 5, 2011 perfectly from start to finish, even all of the little details that everyone told me I would never notice. (That’s probably the OCD in me, but hey, I’m glad I have those memories!) The day was filled with more love and more joy than I could have ever prepared for.

Which is basically what the last two years of marriage have been like. Sure, there have been moments. (Does anyone else’s husband insist on storing their jeans next to the bed, on the FLOOR? What is that?) But mostly, when I look back on the last two years, all I can think is that marriage is better than I ever thought it would be.

And that’s why I do what I do: Because I believe in marriage. I believe in the purpose of marriage, the covenant of marriage and the resulting call that entering into that covenant has placed on my life. And nothing makes me more excited than getting to share in a piece of that happiness with my brides + grooms who are preparing to say “I do.”

Happy 2nd Anniversary to my one and only! I am blessed beyond measure to be your wife.

And with that, I leave you scenes from the very first Westcott Wedding…

And this is how we’re going into year three: Wide-eyed, excited, in love. We’re ready!

See the full feature on Style Me Pretty. All photos by The Nichols. (Still the best investment we ever made.)

Lauren + Sam at Camp Lucy

Fall weather in Texas in unpredictable, to say the least. One minute the sun is shining and the next it’s raining cats and dogs. So it was on Lauren + Sam’s wedding day. We watched the weather all week with bated breath, and come Saturday, it looked as though we might get a long enough break in the weather to get Lauren + Sam down the aisle for their outdoor ceremony. And I am happy to say that amid bouts of torrential downpour and many a prayer, we did!

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Lauren + Sam were married on the gorgeous lawn at Camp Lucy in a (super short but super sweet!) ceremony on September 28. How much do you love Lauren’s dress? I’m such a sucker for tulle, and add some cap sleeves? Magic. Plus, I adore this shot of Lauren and her dad.

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The floral team at Camp Lucy created all of the unique, organic arrangements and bouquets. To pay homage to Lauren + Sam’s alma mater (Sam’s one request-Hook ‘Em!) there were touches of burnt orange throughout.

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Salt Lick catered a delicious BBQ feast, and Coco Paloma delivered four tiers of coconut lime decadence.

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After dinner, there was plenty of time for celebrating. Lauren + Sam have an amazingly fun group of friends, and Jake Holt was there to capture them in their element.

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Lauren and Sam, I was so thrilled to celebrate with you on your big day! They say that rain on your wedding day is good luck, and if that’s true, you two are set. Congratulations again, Mr. and Mrs. Stanbery!

See even more over at Jake Holt’s blog.

And, of course, I am incredibly grateful to the team of people who helped the show go on, rain or shine: Jake Holt Photography / Camp Lucy / Salt Lick / Aaron Goldfarb Guitar / Texas Hill Country Events / WHIM Event Rentals / The Nightfire Band / Coco Paloma / LucieMarie / FILO Designs

Love,

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