Holly and Patrick’s Rustic Gruene Wedding
Holly and Patrick had an intimate and beautiful wedding at Gruene Estate. The inspiration for their day, was a rustic natural setting, with neutral tones that blended into the beautiful landscape that is Gruene Estate. Wed in our original open air chapel, Holly and Patrick were meant to be from the very beginning. Having attended high school together, but not actually knowing each other, they met after college at an event when Holly was home visiting family. A courtship ensued. They soon realized that throughout their lives they were often at the same events and in the same social circles but did not know each other. Knowing that Holly was “the one”, Patrick proposed on a romantic Hill Country get away at Enchanted Rock. We’ll let them tell you in their own words what inspired them!
What would you say are some of your favorite wedding day memories?
We both loved every single part of the day! Some our favorite hi-lights are: getting ready with our closest friends, our first look, saying our vows to each other, ringing the bell as we left the chapel, keeping the dance floor going the whole night! (thanks to our awesome DJ), the joy we felt having our friends and family celebrate with us, roasting a s’more together, and riding away on the GE vintage truck at the end of the night.
What were some of your favorite wedding day details?:
There were many, but to name a few: the altar piece at the front of the chapel with crosses and our “Cord of Three Strands” sign, eucalyptus garland at the bridal table, wooden centerpieces with small vases and candles, chandeliers over cake table, and furniture set up out on patio.
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What advice would you give to future couples planning their wedding?
The wedding is just one day, your marriage is forever. Spend more time preparing for your marriage than your wedding. Also, don’t get caught up in every single detail, just enjoy being with each other, friends, and family. If you aren’t worried about all the little details before the wedding, you won’t be worried about them the day of and you will be able to enjoy all the special moments!