A Natural Wedding at Vintage Villas in Austin, Texas

Carmelle Nesbitt (28 and an educator) and Dominic Vietti (28 and in logistics management) were looking for an outdoor wedding venue that felt like California and was on the water, but they never thought they’d find it in Austin, Texas. Surrounded by the Hill Country and overlooking Lake Travis, the scenery and atmosphere at Vintage Villas—not to mention how budget-friendly it was—blew them away. The wedding party rocked Texas details in their wedding day fashions: Carmelle wore blue cowboy boots for her "something blue" (her bridesmaids matched her with pink boots), and Dominic and his guys donned cowboy hats and boots. After the ceremony, where Carmelle and Dominic participated in a knot-tying ceremony and said “I do,” they moved indoors for the reception. The newlyweds opted to raise their shoes in a “shoe game” instead of a first dance: DJ Lamar Manuel asked Carmelle and Dominic a series of questions where they each raised the shoe of who they thought would answer the question best. There was no classic wedding cake at this wedding. Instead, to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth, Carmelle and Dominic had a tiered Bundt cake. See the cute details below, captured by Grey to Blue Photography.