Tradition is Not Everything When it Comes to a Wedding

Synthia and Blake Britton had two goals in mind when it came to planning for their wedding: to celebrate their love, and to ensure that everyone had fun. Planning their wedding was great, they did not worry about the traditional aspect of weddings and stayed true to themselves even during their exit. 

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Synthia and her bridesmaids had their makeup done by Lavish BeautySynthia opted for all her bridesmaids to choose their own dresses in navy. We loved the eclectic look and especially enjoyed that all bridesmaids were comfortable in a dress style they chose. Synthia matched her bridesmaid's dresses in navy blue velvet heels. They all carried greenery filled bouquets from Central Market.

The Groomsmen not only wore greenery filled boutonnieres but also boasted Dallas Cowboy Stars to show off the couples love for the Dallas Cowboys. 

Britton’s tied the knot at Springdale Station a historic train station that relocated to East Austin in 2016.  The station is inspired by the ’20s and host large beautiful windows and exposed damaged wood beams and a stark white room perfect for a traditional chapel feel. Blake and Synthia; however, opted to get married outside on the train track under a greenery arch accented by market lights and gold terrariums. 

What we really admired about the Britton’s is they realized how much beauty was in Springdale Station. The couple elected for simple gold terrariums and eucalyptus centerpieces put together by Saving the Date. To add a personal touch to the Sweetheart table we draped a white lace tablecloth from Synthia’s grandmother over a Midnight linen from Marquee Events 

One of our favorite parts of modern weddings is the first look. This is such a great time for just the bride and groom. The Britton’s first look was heartfelt with a wonderful reaction from Blake as he turned around and saw his soon to be wife ready to walk down the aisle. 

After Synthia and Blake, “did the damn thing” they completed their walk down the aisle together with a shot of tequila. This was the beginning of the true party they were about to start. 

Guest enjoyed yummy barbeque from IDOBQQ. This caterer is a family owned and operated caterer that has the unique talent of making you and your guest feel like family. In addition, Michelle of IDOBBQ, does a beautiful job decorating the catering tables. It is our dream to work with caterers like IDOBBQ all the time. Not only are they the sweetest people around, but their food is divine! 

Following dinner, Synthia and her mama brought everyone to tears as they shared a mother-daughter dance. To lighten the mood and get their guest of the dance floor Synthia and Black had a perfectly silly and fun first dance. 

The newlyweds enjoyed a yummy bare cake from Michelle’s Patisserie and Danced the night away with their guest. The DJ services were provided by Ang of Toast Entertainment. 

One of our favorite parts of the night was the exit. The couple purchased a camper van shortly before their wedding for future adventures. Staying true to themselves and wanting to make everyone laugh they departed in the “Shaggin Wagon” to begin their new life together.  

It was the small details like the tequila shots, Dallas Cowboy’s Star mixed with new traditions like the Mother-Daughter dance that made the Britton wedding one that guest will remember. We love that Synthia and Blake were not afraid to be themselves and have fun. 

Special thanks to Divine Radiance Photography for all the beautiful and fun photos. 

Best of luck to the happy couple as they begin a new life in California.