Meredith & Reid live in New York City, but have ties to Austin, Texas! So it was a perfect fall escape to have their destination wedding at the Salt Lick’s Pecan Grove in Driftwood, Texas. The tall pecan trees lined the shady grove, and guests were greeted with a giant artistic chalkboard wedding program as they approached the ceremony. The opposite side of the board served as the backdrop for the photo booth with their names scrolled across the top. SO CUTE! Meredith & Reid were so clearly in love, and they both absolutely lit up when they got to see each other for the first time at their first look. The ceremony took place at sunset, with beautiful golden light streaming through the trees. A few surprises were in store for their guests – first, an amazing choreographed first dance (word on the street was that Reid was quite the dancer – TRUE!), followed by fruit cobbler a la modes in lieu of wedding cake. As any Texan knows, the Salt Lick BBQ has the BEST desserts! Then the tables got turned and the wedding band, London Calling, surprised the bride and groom instead. The bride sang Pat Benetar’s “Heart Breaker” with a live band!!! After Meredith was called to the stage, she was surprised when they were all pointing for her to take the microphone! After momentarily being taken off guard, she turned around and nailed it so fearlessly with all of her girlfriends cheering her on. The groom was in the front row looking like his heart might explode. It was a moment no one at that wedding, including the photographers, will ever forget!!! Reid and the boys took the stage next, and an awesome dance party wrapped up the perfect night! And let me not forget the most awesome spin on the traditional wedding koozie – it read “Eat, Drink and Be Merreid”! (Get it??? No, I was not witty enough to come up with that on my own.) Take care of yourselves in NYC and big congratulations from Austin!
AUSTIN WEDDING VENDORS || Ceremony & Reception Venue :: Pecan Grove // Wedding Planners :: Leave The Details to Me // Catering & Wedding Cake :: Salt Lick BBQ // Florist :: Flora Fetish // Band :: London Calling // Lighting :: Ilios // Photography :: Cory Ryan Photography //