April 27, 2019
How You Met: We met our first year of architecture school at Auburn. Adam offered to drive me (Julia) home from studio one day and I insisted on driving myself. Adam gave me the keys to his car and instead of turning into the dorm parking lot where we both lived, I drove us both around Auburn for two hours. We talked about our families, food and music, and we laughed a bunch.
The Proposal: Adam proposed at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, on his birthday (he claims this is so he would easily remember the day). He had told me he had picked a place that he wanted to go to dinner, and that he wanted to bring our dog, Gus. Adam said we needed to let Gus run around first before we went to dinner so he could let out some energy. We went to a very large park in Austin that overlooks the city where Adam got down on one knee. After that, our very good friends had planned a surprise party at their house for us!
Favorite Moment: We had a spontaneous last dance to “Dancing in the Moonlight” after everyone had gone to get ready for our exit. It was just the two of us on the dance floor. We had been having such a lovely time celebrating with all of our friends and family all day, but this was a moment that was just for us. We didn’t plan the dance or the song. Our DJ even captured the moment on video without us knowing until later.
Favorite Wedding Details: I (Julia) created a watercolor painting for our wedding and used that to design our wedding stationery. The concept was to be pressed flowers (because they are permanent – cheesy, I know). We sent the invitations in translucent velum envelopes so it would look like the flowers were being pressed in the envelope. The original painting is now displayed in our home.
What You Are Doing Now: We are both architects living in Austin, Texas. We are currently renovating our 1940s bungalow on the east side of Austin.
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Venues: Roots and Revelry Ballroom at the Thomas Jefferson Tower
Wedding Planner: Jackie Rowell
Florist: Hot House Design
Caterer: Savoie Catering
Cake: Dana Crim Beasly
Invitations: Julia Long
Wedding Dress: Blush Bridal Lounge in Austin, Texas
Bridesmaid Dresses: All different styles of dresses in shades of blue (one bridesmaid even made her dress)
Hair & Makeup: Kandace Luck (hair) and Tayler Jones (makeup)
Music: Superior Sound Entertainment
Transportation: Busses from Riverchase United Methodist Church