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Amy & Justin: A Pink Wedding in Houston, TX

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Amy and Justin exchanged vows at Our Savior Lutheran Church, an ornate structure inspired by German cathedrals. Justin’s late grandfather had been president of the church, and his father is currently vice president, so it was a natural choice for the couple.
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“The reception and decorations were definitely my favorite part,” Amy says. The party took place beneath a tent on the grounds of the polo club. Light from 60 pink and white lanterns hung from the tent’s ceiling to give the space a warm glow, and tables of varying sizes -- including a large 30-person table for the wedding party -- were covered in c ...
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Balls of pink carnations hanging from chocolate brown ribbons attracted all eyes to the reception’s focal point, an enormous candy buffet made up of pink and brown treats, which Amy and Justin had opted for instead of wedding cakes. “The candy bar is what everyone was talking about in the weeks following the wedding,” Amy says.
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Amy wore a two-piece gown that featured a cap-sleeve top with a Juliet neckline made of ivory re-embroidered alençon lace and a full skirt of honey silk organza by Monique Lhuillier. She accessorized with an ivory satin sash tied in back for the ceremony and swapped it for an antique rose–color sash, fastened with a brooch borrowed from her sister, ...

Amy & Justin in Houston, TX

High school sweethearts Amy Shepley and Justin Homfeld first met in the sixth grade and began dating when they were 16. “Our relationship had evolved so much over the years that when we were both ready to get married, we didn’t feel it was necessary to do the ‘not so surprise’ proposal,” the bride says. Once they’d made a commitment, Amy and Justin worked together to design an engagement ring. “It was a wonderful experience,” Amy says. “I had always pictured an elaborate proposal, but getting to create and design my ring was definitely worth the trade-off.” The Bride Amy Shepley,now 25 and a business consultant The Groom Justin Homfeld, 26 and an entrepreneur The Date November 26 The couple decided against a traditional wedding—no toasts, no formal dances, and definitely no tossing of garters or bouquets. “We wanted the night to feel more like a party than a traditional wedding reception,” Amy explains. A blending of the bride’s favorite color (pink) and a more masculine hue (brown) inspired the style of the day, which was announced with the DIY invitations. “People were shocked to find out we made the invitations ourselves, which was a huge compliment,” Amy says.
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