Lindsay is an avid athlete and award-winning UT Longhorn swimmer–and Steven, her aggie husband, brought many Canadians from his side of the wedding party down to Texas. The bride told us that they love to spend time on the lake, go bowling, and running together.
Lindsay also described herself as traditional and told us that Steven is laid back. After attending their wedding, we can tell this is totally true about them. Everything from the location, decor, and the activities at their wedding reflected this dichotomy between them–including their sweet passion. You can see from the footage of their first dance that although Steven claims to be shy, he doesn’t hold back the smiles when it comes to looking into the eyes of his bride.
Jones and I happily packed up our gear to head out to Lindsay & Steven’s wedding at the gorgeous Escondido Golf and Lake Club. It’s been almost a year since we filmed Sidni & Jay’s wedding there, and just over six months since filming Laura and Marcus. (Both of those weddings still make me cry when I watch them!)
We were so excited to be teaming up with the folks at DFW Events and Petal Pushers for this event–The ladies at DFW Events know how to keep a party alive and they’re so organized and friendly. Also, Petal pushers always stuns us with their heady, romantic displays that should be considered more art than arrangement.
The day started out bright and full of sunshine with 0% chance of rain. Zero. Although that changed as soon as the ceremony began, the ceremony continued under a light shower. As Lindsay’s dad gave her away to her groom, Steven, he whispered, “she’s spent all this time in the water, so why not now?” They laughed, and although the clouds hovered nearby, the rain couldn’t keep the happy spirit of this family down. After the ceremony, cocktail hour was held on the back balcony of the Club house, and the Dallas String Quartet continued performing while the food was being laid out onto the buffet. A cute little guest entertained everyone around him while pretending to be the conductor of the quartet–even the violinists were cracking grins.
Quail was a meat option….Quail! Yum!
Steven and Lindsay danced their first dance to a song by a Texas band–Green River Ordinance–called “Dancing Shoes.” There’s a lyric in the song that says:
Forget about all the things that
We can’t make right
Put on a little Emmyloo
And we’ll dance into the night
Singing, hold my loving arms
My loving arms are for you
All we need is time, honey
all we need is time
And they did dance into the night. The band Suede from Austin entertained the crowd of Canadians and Americans late into the night, ending with a powerful rendition of “God Bless Texas” and “Don’t Stop Believin”
The officiant (Father Ruben Patino) began the ceremony with a description of why marriage is sacred, and how Lindsay and Steven’s marriage is supposed to be a reflection of love that guides those who witness it toward having more love in their own lives. Lindsay and Steven, thank you for the reminder that no matter how plans go “all you need is time.” Time with friends, with family, and forever with each other.
Chargers: POSH Couture Rentals
Officiant: Father Ruben Patino
Musicians: Dallas String Quartet
Soloist: Addison Myrick (who also happens to be a local ATX photographer)
Photographer: Jennifer Lindberg Weddings
Videographer: Mason Jar Films
Band: Suede Austin
Florist: Petal Pushers
Lighting: Groove Labs
Cakes: The Cake Plate
Hair and Make-up: Rae Cosmetics
Cigar Roller: BOBALU CIGAR COMPANY
Whiskey Tasting: Rebecca Creek Whiskey
Music by Humming House
Licensed through The Music Bed