After a courtship in New York City, Emma Brode and Chris James began to crave a slower lifestyle and moved South to his hometown of Austin, Texas. Following a Christmas Eve proposal, the pair began to plan their fun, vintage-inspired Lone Star nuptials with the help of creative friends and family. “When I started planning the wedding, I knew we didn’t have a lot of money to spend, but I wanted as many creative details as possible,” says Emma, who made her own bridal gown and designed all of the paper goods and invitations herself. “The wedding ended up being an eclectic mix of everything we love: the old West, Mexico, succulents, vintage ephemera, moss, Liberty of London florals, Colby—our French bulldog—and, of course, humor!”
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Wedding coordinator: Lindsey Webb; 512/923-2911
Photographer: Katherine O'Brien; 512/295-6802
Ceremony and reception venue: House on the Hill; 512/327-5377
Vintage trim on wedding gown: Tinsel Trading Company; 212/730-1030