A Classic, Waterfront Wedding at a Private Residence in Kingsland, Texas
For Amanda Sharbutt (29 and owner of an online gift shop) and Jordan Spearman (30 and a landman), a family lake home in Kingsland, Texas, created the perfect atmosphere for a simple, intimate ceremony. "The location is my parents' home and possibly my favorite place on earth," Amanda says. "Jordan and I spent a lot of time out there while dating, and it had become really special to the both of us." Their wedding was all about classic, understated touches with blue highlights, which wedding planner Barbara Shorts helped exemplify. "Classic was really my only theme," Amanda says. "I knew I wanted shades of blue and gray and all-white flowers, so we went from there. I wanted the landscape to be a part of it all, and I kept that in mind while choosing details." For her wedding dress, Amanda wore a timeless Vera Wang gown. Jordan coordinated perfectly with the color scheme in a gray suit by David Donahue and a light blue tie. The ceremony took place on the lake home's lawn under a large oak tree at sunset with the Colorado River in the background. Bouquets, centerpieces and aisle decorations were created using white roses, hydrangeas and orchids from Westbank Floral Market. When it came time to say "I do," the couple stood under a chandelier that was hanging from the oak tree. After the ceremony, guests moved to classic gray and white tablescapes sprinkled through the lawn. Simple glass vases with white flower arrangements and tea candles added to the reception's elegant environment. Our favorite moment? At the reception, the couple blasted the Texas Tech fight song while tiny tortillas were handed out—an old Texas Tech football tradition. Amanda and Jordan took off their shoes and ran down the beach while people tossed tortillas. "We ran into the water, and then Jordan picked me up and we loaded into a 1965 Chris-Craft," Amanda says. "Our captain drove us away to the after-party!" The entire celebration was beautifully captured by Heather Ann Design & Photography.