True Love Lasts a Lifetime – A Trendy Brunch Wedding at One Eleven East

Gonzalo set eyes on April for the first time in 2008, and on February 17 of this year, the two had the most beautiful wedding at One Eleven East.  Ten years of love, adventures, challenges, and growth brought this gorgeous couple so close together and their family and friends could not have been more excited to witness this day.

The bride and her girls got ready in One Eleven East’s trendy bridal suite featuring a 12-foot vanity, an en-suite bathroom, and modern decor.  Perched at the top of the stairs and overlooking the reception hall, this was the perfect spot for April to watch the hustle and bustle of wedding vendors bringing her vision to life.  April had custom denim shirts designed for each of her babes with monogramed initials on the pocket, a Texas take on traditional bridesmaids robes!

Megan O’Neil arrived bright and early for hair and makeup. She dressed the bride in a timeless updo with a low bun, halo braid, and crystal hairpiece. April looked simply stunning in her Madison James gown, an intricate design with a blush underlay that accentuated the delicate lace.  Her Lulu Splendor earrings sparkled in the spotlight while lace TOMS covered her feet.  Dave from DCM Photography captured each special moment, starting with April’s nerve-calming champagne toast with her bridesmaids before her first look with Gonzalo.

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Gonzalo and his groomsmen wore blue suits with burgundy ties and brown shoes.  The groom stood out by wearing a colorful boutonnière while his crew wore greenery to match the bridesmaids’ bouquets.

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April and Gonzalo (Gonzo, as he’s fondly called), enjoyed their first look in the bright courtyard.  April, nervous and excited, walked towards her groom with a smile on her face.  As she reached up to tap his shoulder, one of the sleeves on her dress slid down.  “Don’t turn around yet!” she yelled, and Dave snapped the cutest shot as they both laughed.  When it was safe to turn around, Gonzo kissed her gently.  There’s no doubt he loved her dress, and the woman wearing it more than ever.

April and Gonzo wandered around the venue together using its whitewashed brick walls and dramatic black doors as photo backdrops.  The bride removed her train underlay so the lace and beading would sparkle against the venue’s original hardwood floors. We love this look — both stunning and unique!  April’s bouquet by Season’s Floral was a show-stopper packed full of burgundy, blush, and white florals and overflowing with greenery.

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The ceremony took place in the skylight room with plentiful natural light beneath 15-foot ceilings. April’s father built their altar, a geometric masterpiece of copper piping decorated with eucalyptus.  The arch stood on top of a colorful Persian rug which the couple plans on using in their home, one of many mementos they’ll have from this day.  Guests were greeted by black mid-century style chairs from 10th Collection which looked sharply elegant against the white brick walls.

April’s father walked her down the aisle to Wonderful Tonight while Gonzo stood next to officiant David from Short and Sweet Weddings, eagerly watching his bride.  The two shared sweet vows they wrote together, exchanged rings, and celebrated with a first kiss!  Our favorite photo from this best day ever is of the newlyweds walking back down the aisle: Gonzalo has the biggest grin on his face and April sees it, which makes her smile just the same.

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And just like that, it’s official!  This new husband and wife team signed their marriage license and then gathered in the skylight room for photos with their wedding party.  The ladies wore various shades of blush (that’s me in the Show Me Your Mumu!) and held oversized bouquets of greenery wrapped with burgundy ribbon.  This group was a vision and so full of energy.  Did you see those groomsmen’s hops?!

Family photos were next.  One of my favorite wedding guests was April’s grandmother.  She has the sweetest soul and was so helpful by keeping the other vendors and me company while we made sure everything was in its place.

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Finally, the couple snuck outside to walk the charming streets of Hutto while their guests were seated for brunch.  Colorful historic brick buildings lined the sidewalks.  Of course, they couldn’t resist snapping a photo outside of One Eleven East’s beautiful front doors.

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April and Gonzo joined their guests for Tex-Mex brunch and mimosas from one of our ATX favorites, Tacos and Tequilla.  Yum!  The bar was a decorative focal point with its beautiful brick arch, open shelving, and flickering tea candles.  Farm tables were decorated with white linens, burgundy runners, brass candlesticks, floral centerpieces, greenery, and geometric terrariums. Each place setting was handwritten in gold watercolor and the copper signage was handmade by the bride.  Our favorite was the bar sign with playful illustrations for each beverage.  So cute!

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Back in the skylight room, these two lovebirds danced slowly to Sail Away with loved ones surrounding them.  April shared a dance with her father and Gonzalo with his mother.  It was remarkable how much of these two you could see in their amazing parents.

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It keeps getting better!  This dessert table was straight out of Pinterest.  April made the donut wall herself while her maid of honor and I packed it full of colorful and delicious Round Rock Donuts.  Fruit tarts, lemon bars, donuts holes and even homemade alfajores had guest’s mouths watering throughout dinner.  The cake, by Michelle’s Patisserie, was a single tier, covered in bright berries with a topper that said To the Moon and Back.  

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Fueled by migas, bubbles, and sugar, this party hit the dance floor with Hill Country DJ until a sparkler exit led the happy couple to their getaway car!

I wish I could relive this magical day over and over again.  I feel truly blessed to have witnessed the type of love that April and Gonzalo have found.  So many wonderful things lie ahead for these two: their first house, their first little one, and many wedding anniversaries.  I wish them a lifetime of happiness and hope they always remember how perfect and magical this best day ever was.  Cheers to Gutierrez and welcome to Married Life!

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Vendors.
Photographer.  DCM Photography
Venue.  One Eleven East
Hair and Makeup.  Megan O’Neil
Dress.  Madison James
Bride’s Shoes.  TOMS
Earrings and Hairpiece.  Lulu Splendor
Flowers.  Season’s Floral
Rentals.  10th Collection
Officiant.  Short and Sweet Weddings
Catering.  Tacos and Tequilla
Donuts.  Round Rock Donuts
Cake.  Michelle’s Patisserie
DJ.  Hill Country DJ
Coordinator.  Engaged Life

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