boho industrial wedding

Marion and Michael stepped away from the traditional blushes, neutrals with greenery and gave us deep, bold reds against the industrial ship lap at their adorable venue in heart of the square in Georgetown, Texas!

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From the bride – “Michael and I met in the strangest and most wonderful way – on a dating website! I was working on my master’s degree in Austin while Michael was finishing flight school in Fort Rucker, Alabama. He had received transfer orders to Fort Hood, Texas (one hour from Austin) so he set up his online profile for Central Texas. As soon as we were matched online, we immediately began skyping, texting, and calling each other almost nonstop until he showed up at my door from Alabama four weeks later for our first real date.

We spent the first year of our relationship continuing to skype, text, and call nonstop while he was stationed at Fort Hood and spent every single weekend together. During that time, we slowly met each other’s family and friends, traveled, got to know each other, and fell hopelessly in love. It was a tough decision to leave Austin, but I moved closer to Fort Hood upon finishing my Masters. I work at an environmental science center and Michael is a first lieutenant Apache helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army.”

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“For or proposal Michael rented a small cabin on a ranch in Fredericksburg, Texas, with a beautiful view of horses roaming the field. I was distracted by some chickens that approached us while we were sitting on the porch and went over to feed them. Michael turned on ‘our song’ (I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You) and asked me to dance on the porch with him. As we started dancing, he whispered in my ear some very romantic lovey-dovey words that melted my heart. Then, when the song sang ‘…take my hand, take my whole life too..’ he got down on one knee and showed me the ring! Of course, I said yes! We then went wine tasting in Fredericksburg with a bunch of our friends who were waiting to greet us and hear the good news. So romantic!”

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“Neither of us is ‘wedding people.’ We really wanted a wedding ceremony and reception that reflected our two different religions (Judaism and Christianity) coming together, and wanted to strip away some of the typical wedding rituals like a bridal party, throwing the bouquet, smashing cake in the face, etc. We also wanted a really fun party-like vibe for our reception where everyone would have no choice but to have a great time!

Our favorite part of the day was definitely the ceremony and the dancing after dinner. Our marriage officiant really worked with us to create a ceremony that was unique, highlighted our different religions, and we wrote our own vows.”

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“The most important thing to me was the atmosphere and not having anything too cheesy of a wedding. We allocated a high budget for our table setting and flowers to create a dinner party-like atmosphere and skipped a lot of reminders that guests were at a wedding. We also spent a lot of money on the band and stage, and guests all really felt like they were at a live concert once the dancing started, instead of all feeling like it was just another wedding. The live band really got the party started!

The best piece of advice I can give to couples planning their wedding is to hire a wedding planner! We probably would have given up and went to the courthouse if we hadn’t had the constant support of our amazing wedding planner.”

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“Because we didn’t want the wedding to be too formal – we went with a cocktail attire dress code. Michael wore a suit, not a tuxedo, and we had no dress requirement for the members of the ceremony (flower girls, ring bearer, parents). However, my bridal gown was really formal and really gave me the glamorous bridal moment I wanted to have. All eyes were on me! As heirlooms I also wore my grandmother’s bracelet and earrings.”

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Photography: Brittany Jean Photography // Event Planning: Eclipse Event Co. // Floral: Kitsch Event Styling // Stationery: Minted // Wedding Cake: Simon Lee Bakery // Rentals: Marquee Event Group // Linens: Loot Vintage Rentals // Hair: Kara Sanchez Beauty // Makeup: Kara Sanchez Beauty // Rentals: Premiere Events // Rentals: Monarch Event Rentals // Band: Uptown Drive // Catering: Dagars Catering // Transportation: Four Leaf Limo // Officiant: Starbuck Weddings // Other Services: Grandparents Unlimited // Wedding Dress: Pronovias // Venue: The Union on Eighth in Georgetown, Texas.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.