Around these parts, we adore AMAZING photographers, so today is a special day, as we get to feature one of our faves: Brett Heidebrecht. He recently shot Mike and Gentry’s backyard Texas wedding, and we are completely smitten. Not only does Gentry have some great advice to share with you, but her wedding is completely down to earth, while still absolutely breathtaking! We know you’ll love!
Tell us what made your wedding special/unique.
Mike and I were on a tight budget, so we had to get very creative on how to pull everything together. The think that stuck with me the most and still sticks with me is how many people stepped in to help. For example, most of our flowers were donated from Malakoff Nursery, both of our cakes were made by a close family friend free of charge, I designed our wedding invitations to save money, and many, many more amazing things. People really showed up and it will never be forgotten. We are so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives.
Tell us about your gown and how/where you found it.
I found my dress at David’s Bridal. It’s a Vera dress. I loved the simplicity and organic feel. I also added an Anthropologie belt to give it a little touch of me.
What were some personal touches you added to the day?
I’m not sure. Since everything was either handmade or found on bargain, I guess just about everything was a personal touch. I will say I had my Papaw make his famous buttermilk pies for the reception. They were a hit!
What was your favorite memory from the day?
Well, this may not be the best memory but definitely the best story. After the wedding… no, nothing risque… we drove from Athens, TX to our house in Dallas, TX to switch bags for the honeymoon and drive to the airport. When we arrived at our house in Dallas, the garage door was standing open. We both looked at each other perplexed wondering if the other had left it open. After a few minutes, we decided to go inside. Everything seemed fine, but we quickly heard a knock at the door. Our cute elderly neighbors were in their PJs at the door informing us that they scared some burglars away and that the police were on their way. The police showed up a few minutes…