Lauren Smith Ford
May 11, 2013
The whimsical wedding of Izzy and John was perfectly Texas and just what she had always imagined. The venue was an easy choice—“Kerplunk,” Izzy’s family river property in Hunt, Texas. Kerr had dreamt of having her wedding there since she was a little girl, and with the help of her family and a lineup of talented vendors, her dream nuptials became a reality. She, a senior consultant with Deloitte Consulting, and John, an attorney with WattBeckworth, exchanged their vows standing in front of a simple Cedar cross, accented with flowers on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Local bluegrass musicians played river-themed gospel hymns to complement the setting. It was important to Izzy to share with guests “how magical that part of the country is,” so she invited guests to stay at nearby Camp Waldemar, which became the center for activity for the wedding weekend as guests slept in cabins, ate in the dining hall, competed in lawn games, and enjoyed swimming, canoeing, and floating on the river. Kerr and Schulte’s 15-month engagement allowed the couple to develop a number of custom design details—bridesmaids wore custom made dresses by Chloe Dao, guests entered the property through a handmade cedar archway, and traditional place cards were replaced with heart-shaped rocks Kerr’s family gathered on a trip to Maine (her sister hand-painted each guest’s name on the rocks). The couple enlisted Susan Johnson of Don Strange Catering to create a delicious Hill Country menu with locally sourced ingredients like peach and goat cheese salad, beets, and radishes, mashed cauliflower, rosemary lamb chops, and chayote squash. Instead of the traditional cakes, they went with miniature pies like pecan, blueberry apple, and lemon chess served on vintage pressed glass pie plates. “Our favorite memory of the night was looking around the dance floor and seeing all of our siblings and best friends dancing, laughing, and celebrating,” Izzy says. “Spending that joyous and festive moment with those dearest to us was a memory we will never forget.”
Photography by: La Dolce Vita Photography
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