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#1 autjo

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    Posted 30 January 2010 - 01:59 PM

    Our wedding season ended with a Texas-sized AHR. Granted this party really was for my parents, we had a good time and was a great excuse to put together a slideshow of all of our wedding events. Enough babbling, this is my AHR planning/review/pics thread!

    The Landmark Lofts ~ New Braunfels, TX
    I love this location because it has some history behind it. It was a hydroelectric power plant built in the 1920s and has been turned into loft apartments with a great little clubhouse for events. It’s right on the river and so many of the older guests loved to be able to see the renovated building.

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    #2 autjo

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      Posted 30 January 2010 - 01:59 PM

      Cupcakes from HEB ~ Texas Based Grocery Store
      Instead of another wedding cake we used cupcakes from the grocery store. I made custom mini-umbrellas for each one and got a ton of compliments on the idea. Not to mention that cupcakes are so low maintenance and budget friendly!

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      Schwabs BBQ ~ Local Caterer
      We used a little local BBQ restaurant and they were so reasonable to work with. We served brisket, sausage, beans, potato salad and iced tea. Schwabs is so “mom & pop” that they don’t even have a web-site and we paid the day after the reception. Gotta love those small towns :)

      Water Bottles ~ Costco & Custom Labels
      I wanted custom water bottles for the DW, but didn’t want to hassle with traveling with them. So I made custom labels for the AHR. I <3 them.

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      #3 autjo

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        Posted 30 January 2010 - 02:01 PM

        Centerpieces ~ Pre-Loved Goods
        I borrowed glassware, used stuff from the DW, bought some green gingham to make some tablecloths for a BBQ-like feel and used shells as the main focal point. Also the submerged flowers were pulled off of my Vegas bouquet. I love re-purposing stuff!

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        Attire ~ left overs from other wedding events!
        I was planning on wearing my wedding dress and then changing into a BCBG party dress, but my mom nearly drove me crazy while we were setting up and I was exhausted while trying to get ready. So I just wore the BCBG dress, hair flower and bird cage veil from our legal day, and shoes from the DW. I’m kind of in love with the BCBG dress.

        DH wore jeans and a Robert Graham shirt that was initially planned for the DW (I wore the same shirt in my BD shoot). And somehow his sport coat was conveniently “left at home”.

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        And some pics of the “sweat shop” that helped me assemble the mini-umbrellas and water bottles when I got to Texas.

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        Thanks for reading!

        #4 carolina24

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          Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:14 PM

          wow you really paid attention to every little detail and everything turned out great :) I hope I have that kind of focus when we get back b/c I'm a little concerned a/b the AHR!!
          congrats!!

          #5 KarenM

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            Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:25 PM

            Love it Autumn!! Those cupcakes are too cute! Sounds like a great party! And I LOVE your BCBG dress!!

            #6 SgtPepperette

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              Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:28 PM

              Aut, you did an amazing job!!! And I love that space :)

              #7 autjo

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                Posted 30 January 2010 - 05:32 PM

                It was hard to stay focused after the DW! But don't worry it will go by so fast you won't even realize where the time went.

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                wow you really paid attention to every little detail and everything turned out great :) I hope I have that kind of focus when we get back b/c I'm a little concerned a/b the AHR!!
                congrats!!

                Thanks! Cupcakes were something I really wanted, but were too pricey for our DW budget. Getting them from the grocery store was such a great deal.

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                Love it Autumn!! Those cupcakes are too cute! Sounds like a great party! And I LOVE your BCBG dress!!

                Thanks Mel :)

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                Aut, you did an amazing job!!! And I love that space :)


                #8 AnnaBanana

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                  Posted 30 January 2010 - 05:54 PM

                  I didn't realize you were having an AHR in my neck of the woods! That's kind of neat.

                  Gotta love H-E-B. When my mom comes to visit, she's always so excited to go there. Haha!

                  Everything looks so beautiful! Lovely job and congrats on pulling everything off so wonderfully!

                  #9 ~*Lisa*~

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                    Posted 30 January 2010 - 06:12 PM

                    that space is gorgeous and I love the little umbrella's - great job girl! :)

                    #10 **~Linda~**

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                      Posted 30 January 2010 - 06:26 PM

                      Everything looks amazing Autumn!!! Super cool!




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