I love little coincidences and meeting our bride Christina was just that. Christina is a Vendor in the wedding industry and when the time came to start planning her own wedding she had a lot of people to turn too that she already loved and knew. Her planner Chloe with Allday Events suggested she check out the Dallas Bridal Show just to walk around and be a bride for a day. They had all her vendors picked out already and she really wasn't looking for anything in particular other than inspiration ,so what came next was truly unexpected.
The stars aligned and Christina actually met myself and Luke at our booth set-up in the Bridal Show that day and everything fell into place from there. The moment we met I knew she would be a Wiler Bride and sure enough here we are today.
We also found out that Christina was getting married in Fredericksburg, TX at a venue known as The Lodge Country Inn and Cottages. This was another wild coincidence as we had just learned about this venue from a bride who booked us shortly before meeting Christina. What are the odds that we would have 2 weddings at the same out of town venue booked back to back from one another?
Arriving in Fredericksburg it all made sense. What a cool place to spend time with your family and get married! The Lodge is a unique place where you can actually have guests stay on site in cute little log cabins. The entire place is an experience and not just a 1 night thrill.
We arrived the day before the wedding to their Rehearsal which was a "Smashing" good time! Held on a hilltop with delicious food trucks and drinks, we met a lot of amazing people but the most memorable moment was experiencing a German tradition known as a Polterabend.
Polterabend is a German wedding custom in which, on the night before the wedding, the guests break porcelain to bring good luck to the couples marriage. The belief in the effectiveness of the custom is expressed by the old adage "Shards bring Luck" or "Scherben bring ten Gluck" . The bride and groom are expected to clean the mess together, thus implying that they can work together happily and deal with any of the possible circumstances.
On the wedding day we enjoyed perfect weather (thank goodness because it was so cold and windy the day before) Manhattan Band provided an evening of music and fun and all of the vendors came together to create a beautiful wedding and we will never forget the time we spent and new friends that we made.
Im so excited to share these images to remember such a great celebration.
Venue: The Lodge Country Inn and Cottages (Fredricksburg, TX)
Planning: Allday Events
Photography: Wiler Weddings
Videography: Wiler Weddings
Floral: Moss Floral
Cake: Fancy Cakes
Band: Manhatten Band
Catering: Feast and Merriment
Beauty: Blush'd Beauty
Hair: Bride Hair Jessica Cannon
Calligraphy: Ellie and Ace
Dress: Hayley Paige