Heidi & Joey's Ghost Town Wedding
Austin couple Heidi & Joey
had a Carefree
wedding at J Lorraine Ghost Town
in Manor, TX on May 7, 2016. This couple made a point when we first met that they wanted a laid-back ceremony and reception, and keep the traditions at a minimum. Considering they chose a ghost town attraction as a wedding venue, this did not surprise me. I found time spent with this couple to be fun from beginning to end. Joey, a touring musician with the band The Bellfuries
, and Heidi, Membership Director for the American Institute of Architects, Austin Chapter, wanted a simple, no frills but lots-of-fun "backyard party" wedding day. They both come from big families (not exaggerating, over 20 immediate family members!), so in lieu of a traditional "wedding party", they requested their families wear blue in honor of the occasion.
They did have a terrible incident when it came to the rings.... A terrible towel
incident, that is! One of two ring bearers presented Joey the rings carefully wrapped inside of a Pittsburgh Steelers Terrible Towel (™
). This cutie may have stolen the show. Joey's sports references in the wedding did not end there. The Cleveland Cavaliers logo made an appearance later, in the form of the grooms cake, expertly decorated by Central Market
. The children's entertainment was unique as well, including a theater with cartoons and popcorn, candy and lots of glow sticks (of course those were not limited to children)
Chrissy Dollar of Chrissy Dollar Photography
was on site to capture the details and events of the getting ready, ceremony and reception. After enjoying the delicious gourmet buffet catered by Primizie
, three different perfectly delicious and beautiful cakes by Central Market, heartfelt toasts, dancing to DJ Bobby Trimble, and lots of laughter, the couple made their final exit out in front of the Ghost Town Saloon to the cheering of their friends and the theme of the Munsters playing on the speakers! Yep..that's right. With an exit that was as fun and upbeat as the rest of the day, they left their wedding in none other than a decorated hearse rented and driven by Haunted ATX
Being a part of this wedding was a blast and such an honor.
Heidi & Joey, Carefree Weddings wishes you a lifetime of happiness as husband and wife!