Amanda and Steven’s Wedding

We hope you all had a great weekend and a fabulous Mother’s Day! We’re kicking this week off with a unique and intimate wedding captured by the talented Texas-based duo Bend the Light Photography. The bride and groom planned lots of lovely details that really reflected their quirky personalities. We think their wedding was super cute, and we’re pretty sure that you all will agree!

We adore this unique invitation, which tells Amanda and Steven’s love story. Here’s what it says:

December 11, 2009:
Amanda packs up and leaves little old Fairfield, Texas
for New York City to pursue her high-fashion dreams.

January 27, 2010
While shopping for cashews one day in Brooklyn, Steven strikes up a chat
with the girl holding a bag of pecans. He loves her Texas twang.

May 16, 2010
On their first date, Amanda wonders is Steven wears his hair
in a pompadour every day (he does). Steven wonders if there is a law
that prohibits vegetarians from dating meat-eaters (there isn’t).

July 3, 2010
After asking her twice, Steven officially proposes to Amanda in
Washington Square Park. Amanda officially says yes.

April 9, 2011
Vowing to always shop for groceries together,
the happy couple ties the knot in San Antonio.

We love the fact that Amanda didn’t go with a typical wedding dress. Instead, she put together a gorgeous skirt-and-top ensemble from J.Crew. Such a great idea–cost effective, and something she can wear again!

If you read the information on their invitation, you know Steven always wears his hair in a pompadour.

Amanda and Steven’s wedding was extremely intimate–a total of five wedding guests and three instrumentalists!

The table setting was gorgeous! Vintage china, brightly colored linens, and fabulous placecards, not to mention tons of beautiful flowers in mercury glass and milkglass vases.

One of our favorite details is definitely this Dr. Pepper cart–so super cute!

We love the colorful bendy straws and the silhouette flags that match their invitations.

Congratulations Amanda and Steven! Your wedding was so fun and inspiring!

Photographer: Bend the Light
Invitations: Mr. Boddington’s Studio
Wedding Coordinator/Event Designer/Florist: Tricia Hamil with Viridian Design Studio
Venue/caterer: JW Marriott Resort and Spa, San Antonio
Band: Allegretto Music
Reception Lighting: Illuminating Celebrations
Bride’s outfit: J.Crew
Groom’s Suit: Dolce & Gabbana

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  1. Love the table centerpieces and the bride’s nontraditional wedding attire

  2. We LOVED working with Steven and Amanda! They are the sweetest couple and SO stylish!! It was a blast designing this event to reflect their unique aesthetic and personalities. So Much fun!!

  3. “April 9, 2010
    Vowing to always shop for groceries together,
    the happy couple ties the knot in San Antonio.”

    You wrote 2010. It’s 2011!

    Wayyy cute wedding, Love her dress.

  4. Oh my goodness, I’m totally in love! From those adorable invitations to the silhouette details, their perfect wedding attire-who can resist such a charming event?

  5. Omg, his hair! the invitation! the flowers! SO freaking cute!

  6. julie @ duet letterpress

    How fun!! I love so much about this wedding. The colors, the invites and above all how their personalities seem to shine through everything!

  7. How adorable is this wedding?! I love the “love story” element on their invitations, too. So, so cute!

  8. Well, this is just beyond sweet! Lovely details and a darling couple. Love it!

  9. Beautiful color palette – so bubbly, happy, and with a beautiful vintage reference. The illustrated shadow images are sweet – adorable how it reflects their actual hair styles in a playful yet chic way! Kudos to the illustrator!

  10. Such great fun. Love the invitations and his hair style is really cool! Looks like the couple had great fun.

  11. Hi there…this comment is soooo late (I meant to post last night, but forgot). I featured this wedding (with links/credit of course) on my Friday dance! I LOVE what Amanda is wearing!

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