A Classic, Modern Wedding at Allan House in Austin, Texas

Kate, 27 and an accounting manager, met Frank, 26 and a project manager, in college, when a friend forced her out of her pajamas and encouraged her to

Kate, 27 and an accounting manager, met Frank, 26 and a project manager, in college, when a friend forced her out of her pajamas and encouraged her to go to a friend’s birthday party. The proposal happened at Kate's condo near downtown Austin, after Frank cooked her dinner, poured wine, had music playing and took her up to the private rooftop deck overlooking the Austin skyline. He was so nervous that he just said, "so uh, will you marry me?" Kate and Frank were married in Central Christian Church and had their reception across the street at the rustic and romantic Allan House in Austin, Texas.

At the time of Frank's proposal, Kate had been creating an inspiration board for engagement rings and wedding details, so Frank's mom and sister had some help knowing Kate's style to help Frank choose the right ring. It is a princess cut diamond surrounded by a square of smaller diamonds, with diamonds all along the band.
"The Winford sign, painted on wood, was one of the first things I bought, and it inspired the rest of the wedding," says Kate. The classic pale pink and white motif continued with the florals, bridesmaid dresses, and decor of the day.
Kate let Coby Neal at The Flower Studio take over when it came to flowers. He arranged a bouquet of ivory and blush hydrangeas and peonies for the bride.
Initially, Kate and Frank wanted to have the ceremony and reception at The Allan House. "We literally stumbled upon Central Christian Church across the street and met Pastor Peggy Edge who was outside doing yard work. My mom and I immediately fell in love with the church and Peggy, and Frank had always wanted to be married in a church, so we had the ceremony at Central Christian Church and the reception at The Allan House."
Kate and Frank shared their first kiss as husband and wife in the elegant Central Christian Church of Austin, Texas.
Central Christian Church offered an elegant and classic ceremony venue for Kate and Frank. They instantly clicked with the pastor, Peggy Edge, who officiated their ceremony.
The bridesmaids wore long blush chiffon Amsale dresses. Kate let each bridesmaid choose her own style of dress to reflect each bridesmaid's personal style.
The groomsmen all wore classic black tuxedos with white vests and black bow ties.
Kate and Frank had a classic simple ivory four-tier wedding cake with a white lace border.
When Kate and Frank were planning the wedding, they tried to make sure their guests would have as much fun as possible. The Allan House featured a photo booth for guests (and the couple!) to take pictures and make memories.
Kate and Frank's table numbers featured photos of the bride and groom in various stages of life, starting from the beginning.
Kate and Frank's classic white sweetheart table featured three simple glass vases with a blend of white and blush hydrangeas, roses and peonies. Rustic light pink "Mr. & Mrs." signs hung on the back of their chairs.
"We first settled on The Allan House because I thought the location was great and it had that rustic, romantic style that we were looking for," says Kate. The outdoor courtyard offered sunshine, shade and space for the Austin, Texas reception.
The theme of the reception was romantic and shabby chic. "We are very laid back, casual and just wanted to have a fun time with our family and friends," says Kate.
Kate and Frank exited their reception to an aisle of sparklers.
The Allan House ambiance reception lighting was romantic and bright even after the sun set in Austin, Texas, allowing the party to continue into the night.