Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Carolyn and Christopher


 










 
















Is there anything more magical than a wedding at a gorgeous family estate to the man you love? The answer, in this case, is actually yes–and it's all because of the ponies. 

The bride and groom were married at the bride's family home in River Oaks, Texas. The home was built my her grandparents in the 1950s, and after countless birthday parties and family get togethers, it was also the site of this beautiful celebration.

Carolyn wore a ivory silk gown by Palazzo of Chicago, paired with a cathedral length veil trimmed in Chantilly lace by Toni Federici, while bridesmaids wore draped mint green gowns. Christopher and his groomsmen look dapper in classic black tie, and as the dancing started, the bride changed into a tea length Vineyard gown. The couple departed in a shower of white rose petals and sparklers, beautifully captured by Brooke Schwab.

Tell me, what do you think of weddings at home? Sweet and charmingly sentimental, or too much work?

32 comments:

  1. The pictures of them dancing? Love.

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  2. Love the idea of weddings at home. We almost did it at my parents...but yep...the work part of it kind of got in the way. Ha.

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  3. How beautiful! I adore that picture of the bride dancing and twirling her dress!!
    With a home like that, how could you not want to have any monumental occasion held there! Love the idea of weddings at home!

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  4. so perfect. weddings at home seem so much more romantic and personal.

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  5. wow! that's so close to me! Crazy!

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  6. I love the tennis court a la Sabrina. Awesome! And they had a pony? That just takes the cake for me!

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  7. I love the shape of her dress mixed with the really fun bridesmaids dresses...so stunning!

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  8. Weddings are so beautiful. I want to have more friends at that age when they fall in love and get marry. I've never been a bridesmaid either... I've always been traveling around and never had the time to... So sad.

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  9. I am OBSESSEDDDD with the color of those bridesmaids!

    velvetcupcakes

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  10. I LOVE home weddings! If my family or my hubs' family had a beautiful home, we would've considered it in a heartbeat. This home wedding is gorgeous- love the flowered horse & the twirly dancing dress!

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  11. She had a pony at her wedding??!! So jealous right now.

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  12. Is he in a locker room? I love that! Like warm up,.. But for a wedding haha.

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  13. omg what great pictures!!!!!! love the one with her mother... so sweet!

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  14. What a grand affair. I wonder where I can find a little pony like that.

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  15. Pretty, I love the lighting in these photos as well. xx

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  16. absolute perfection - now THIS is a wedding at home! xo

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  17. Gorgeous! And fun to see a Dallas wedding.

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  18. Wow! Love everything about this! Especially the green bridesmaid dresses.

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  19. What a sweet, sentimental, and truly beautiful wedding! Her family's home is amazing! xo style, she wrote

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  20. weddings at home are always my favorites. and her ring...wow.

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  21. Aww, how cute is the pony? Just adorable. I love the shot of the Bride's heels in the clover. That soft marquee with the chandeliers & the pool with the floating candles? Wow! I adore the green hue of the bridesmaid dresses too!

    ~ Clare x

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  22. amazing post! i really love this photos!

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  23. Oh I love the Pony!! And that's quite a family estate.

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  24. Ah-mazing. Seriously, how is every photo stunning? That ring shot! Her dress! Those PONIES! Love. And I'm *such* a sucker for home weddings--especially when your home is a gorgeous estate!

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  25. so stunning! the monogram cake, the chandeliers.. all so elegant! and the photography is gorgeous. xo

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  26. OMG. this wedding is beyond!

    xoxo navy & orange

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  27. that bride is so petite & precious! no surprise, she's a texan! :)

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  28. I love that they threw petals!!! So pretty!!

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  29. I was at this wedding! It was beautiful. And, as for the pony, it actually belongs to the bride.

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