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Lisa Hause Photography
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Monday, August 13, 2018

Classic Vineyard Wedding

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Shanna and Justin had a classic and elegant wedding in the new winery capitol of Texas- Driftwood! The couple met in Justin’s best friend’s garage. Her best best friend happened to live next door to Justin’s best friend. The guys were having a beer pong tournament and the rest is history!


Justin planned the perfect surprise proposal for Shanna! Without Shanna knowing, Justin had purchased an engagement ring! When Justin planned a trip to Chicago, Shanna only assumed that it was because Justin loves baseball and wanted to visit Wrigley Field! Justin proposed to Shanna on The Navy Pier and hired a professional photographer to secretly capture those precious moments!


Shanna and Justin’s vision for the wedding was chic and classic, since the venue was in a more rustic area. They used soft colors with hints of black. The couple used blush and cream flowers and table linens, along with a black napkin and chairs. Justin and Shanna wanted to steer clear of anything “trendy” at the moment because of how quickly the trends change. The couple absolutely loves wine, so it was an easy choice to get married at a vineyard!


When Shanna saw her Monique Lhullier gown on the mannequin, she instantly fell in love and had to have it! Shanna told us that she chose a trumpet style dress, rather than a mermaid, so that she was able to have more mobility. She literally bought her dream dress off of the mannequin! The bride completed her outfit with simple Badgley Mischka shoes and a necklace that was given by her father on her twenty-fifth birthday. Justin, on the other hand, had a vision of what he was going to wear on their big day. The couple knew that Justin wanted a midnight blue coat with a black lapel and black pants. When he saw the suit by Calvin Klein, they both knew that this would be the suit that Justin would wear!


The most important thing to Shanna and Justin while they were planning was to give their guests a memorable evening, serve great drinks, have great music, and provide delicious food! To accomplish all of this, the couple chose not go focus solely on flowers, because they believed that, at the end of the day, the flowers would get thrown away. Shana said that no one remembers the small things that most couples stress out about!


One of the funniest moments that Shanna and Justin remember from the wedding is when a big tree branch fell right in the middle of their vows! Rather than taking it as a bad omen, the couple simply laughed it off as something would only happen to them! One of the couple’s fondest memories is when Justin took a moment with his father and grandmother during the reception to sit down with them and take in the moments. Since their wedding, Justin’s grandmother has passed, which made this moment even more cherished. Shanna also told us that her wedding ring was originally her great grandmother’s and is a treasured family heirloom.


For the couple’s wedding cake, Shanna and Justin wanted a cake that was classic, pretty, and most importantly, one that tasted amazing! Cakes Rock! Knocked it out of the park! The wedding cake was three tiers. The first tier was white with lemon filling, the second tier was white with raspberry filling, and the top tier was chocolate filled with delicious peanut butter and Oreo filling! Both Shanna and Justin said that the cake was definitely rich, but so good!


Justin and Shanna shared with us some advice for couples who are currently planning their weddings. The couple shared that it is important to stick to your guns! If there is something that you and your fiancé do or do not want and you are getting pressure from outsiders, remember that, at the end of the day, it is your day!


We absolutely loved this classic vineyard wedding and we hope that you do too!


Participating Vendors:

Photographer: Lisa Hause Photography | Venue: Duchman Family Winery | Event Planning: Eclipse Event Co. | Floral: Bella by Sara | DJ and Lighting: Altared Weddings | Wedding Cake: Cakes Rock! | Linens: Marquee Event Rentals | Rentals: Whim Event Rentals | Hair: Kara Sanchez Beauty | Makeup: Misty Rockwell | Vintage Rentals: Sisters Vintage Party | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhullier | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein | Submitted: via Matchology 

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