A Minimalist, Personalized Wedding at Prospect House in Dripping Springs, Texas

DeAndre Upshaw (left) and Stuart Hausmann incorporated plenty of fun, colorful details into their modern wedding at Prospect House. “For many of our guests, this would be their first gay wedding,” DeAndre says. “While we kept some things traditional, we allowed ourselves to put our own spin on other aspects to make the day truly and uniquely our own.” DeAndre wore a classic black tuxedo, while Stuart opted for a royal-blue number with black lapels and a black bow tie. The modern outdoor ceremony had minimal décor to highlight the natural space. For the indoor reception, however, the couple added plenty of personal touches like a colorful balloon wall and bright flowers. “Our very first date was at Olive Garden, so we incorporated this into the wedding by having a breadstick wall during cocktail hour,” DeAndre says. “I also surprised Stuart with ‘beer burros’ (donkeys carrying alcohol at the reception). We each had a signature drink, and hired an awesome DJ who could set the mood right and get the dance floor popping!”

Our favorite #MakeTradition Moment: “Guests were given flower petals to throw during the first kiss, which added a nice vibrancy to the photos,” DeAndre says.