I knew I wanted to get my dress preserved because my mom had preserved hers and I was actually able to remake it and wear it for my rehearsal dinner!

When was your wedding?

We were married on June 11, 2022.

What was the name of your venue and why did you choose it?

We got married at Tarrytown United Methodist Church. It was the church I grew up going to and where I was confirmed, so it was an easy choice! Our reception was at Westwood Country Club, which was another easy choice since our family had been longtime members. I grew up going to Westwood almost daily, especially in the summer. Plus, it has an awesome view of Lake Austin and we were able to get away by boat!!

How long did it take to plan your big day? Any vendors you’d like to recognize?

We were engaged for a year, almost to the day! We only had a day-of wedding coordinator, so it was really just my mom and I doing most of it. It was definitely a lot of work, but it was really fun and rewarding to see it all come together!

A few vendors I’d like to recognize are:
Photographer – Lacey + Lee Photography
Flowers – Monarch Florals
Band – BRW Band (out of New Orleans)
Cake – Michelle’s Patisserie
Coordination – The Event by Robin

Who is the designer of your gown and where was it purchased?

I honestly forget the name of the designer, but I bought it at Julian Gold!!

When did you know that your gown was “the one?”

It was actually the first dress I tried on at Julian Gold! I had been to one place prior to Julian Gold, so at that point I had a good feel for what I liked and what I felt most comfortable and bridal in. I loved it from the second I put it on!! I proceeded to try on about 10 more dresses just to be sure, but kept coming back to this one!

Why did you want to get your gown cleaned and preserved? Why did you choose Oceanside?

I knew I wanted to get my dress preserved because my mom had preserved hers and I was actually able to remake it and wear it for my rehearsal dinner! It was so special and I would love to give that opportunity to my kids! 

I chose Oceanside because I knew I could trust them to make it as beautiful as the day I wore it! I got the dress quite dirty, so they were the only cleaner that I knew could make it as white as it originally was. Plus, I know it’s a wonderful family and business. I’m excited and honored to work with them!

How did you and your husband meet?

We are actually both from Austin, but didn’t really connect until my senior year in college! I was in my second semester at the University of Texas, and Jack had started a new job in Austin. We were out with mutual friends and connected instantly. We’ve been together ever since!

What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

Ah, it’s so hard to pick a favorite! I loved our ceremony so much. Our pastor did an amazing job of making it personal and involving our loved ones. That was really special to me. I loved getting to see everyone at the reception and felt lucky that we really got to talk and spend time with everyone there. Obviously dancing was fun as was our getaway by boat!!

What made your wedding ceremony feel extra special?

Like I said, our pastor did an amazing job! He made it super personal and made sure that we really took in the church and everyone who was there for us. We had my brother do a reading, which I also loved!


Photographer credit: Lacey + Lee Photography

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