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A Vintage Traditional Wedding in Austin, TX

Talk about being at the right place at the right time: Dixie and George first met as kids at summer camp, and then reunited through a mutual friend wh

Talk about being at the right place at the right time: Dixie and George first met as kids at summer camp, and then reunited through a mutual friend when they were both in Austin more than a decade later. Then, while Dixie was traveling abroad, she found herself in London, where George was visiting a close friend. Sparks flew, and the two have been together ever since. The Bride Dixie Riddle, 29, intervention specialist The Groom George Irwin, 31, web designer The Date April 25 They even formed a band, The Georgian Company. On the night of their first show, George, who moonlights as a singer-songwriter, got down on one knee right there on stage and proposed to Dixie—the group’s backup singer. She said yes (spotlight and all!) and the crowd, as they say, went wild

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The bridesmaids chose between two styles in the same shade—one V-neck, the other one-shoulder—while the groomsmen wore classic tuxes and bow ties for a traditional, formal style.
To prepare for an evening of dancing, Dixie’s stylist pulled her hair into a loose updo after the ceremony. The brooch in the center of the flower comb was Dixie’s great-grandmother’s.
Hanging bride and groom signs were playful additions to Dixie and George’s reception chairs—and let guests know where the couple would be sitting.
Milk-glass vases, which the bride found on eBay, held ranunculus, Queen Anne’s lace, tulips, peonies, stock and hydrangeas. Underneath, damask linens added an antique vibe.
The chandeliers and stone walls in the historic Chateau Bellevue, built in 1874, perfectly complemented the couple’s vintage theme.
A topper Dixie found at a Round Top antique store decorated the fondant-frosted cake. For the groom’s cake, she surprised George with a life-size, edible replica of his favorite guitar.
Guests filled bags with old-school candies, like Jordan almonds, jelly fruit slices and swizzle sticks, before sealing them with stickers that Dixie and her mom made.
Dixie carried an arrangement of poppies, roses, peonies, ranunculus and tulips. She had her florist add a few stems of Queen Anne’s lace as well, since they grow along the road near her grandparents’ farm.
A family friend officiated the Episcopal ceremony, where four of the couple’s best friends sang verses from the Song of Solomon.
Multicolored rose petals on string were hung from the magnolia tree beneath which the couple exchanged traditional vows.