Last wedding of 2018 and a gorgeous couple Andrea and James tie the knot at the venue at The Chandelier of Gruene Wedding, located on a spectacularly secluded acreage in the Texas Hill Country. Andrea and James met at Rackspace where they work.

The wedding reception was absolutely gorgeous with a blue starry night on the ceiling, a Harry Potter theme throughout with magical cocktail potions and large pine trees creating a wondrous winter wonderland.

Leave your love for the couple below. As you’ll see, Chandelier of Gruene is a very picturesque and romantic venue and should be on your list for a Hill Country wedding. I love working with these two over the last year and it was great meeting an American who loves Formula One racing, James even has a cake based on the Austin F1 track. Starting the post below are a couple of images from their engagement session followed by the story of their day.


Wedding Planner: Nancy Hernandez – Eventfully Yours (Amazing event planner, folks)
Caterer/Linens: Got It Covered
Bar: Bartenders 4 You
Lighting & DJ: Altared Wedding & Events
Cake (Bridal & Grooms): Creations Cake
Decor/Floral: Currents Decor & Design
Mariachis: Nuevo EstiloBridal
Dress: Celebrations
Bridesmaids: Bella
Bridesmaid Tuxedo: Heights Tuxedo
Transportation: Elegant Limousine &
CharterStationery: Girl General

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