Inspiration for your road to the altar

Tressie & Barry

August 4, 2008

Tressie contacted me several months ago and our conversation about weddings and her newest venture resulted in me writing about her online boutique, MoxieBee. So I was thrilled when she contacted me again this weekend to show me pictures of her recent wedding! They were married in the hotel where Tressie’s grandparents spent their honeymoon night in 1939 – The Cactus Hotel in San Angelo, Texas (the town where Tressie also grew up). From Tressie, “To achieve a unique, personal setting at a location where weddings are held every weekend, we had to get creative and very specific with our direction. We also did it all on a budget, and getting married in a smaller town definitely gets the cost down.”
Their colors were black and ivory damask, with accents and flowers in bright pink and green. The ceremony was held in the lobby of the hotel and then guests were directed upstairs for dinner, first dances, and cake cutting. While they were all upstairs for dinner the lobby was again transformed into a dance floor.
Again, from Tressie, “Before we walked into the ballroom, we had a love story projecting on the wall. Our videographer had recorded how we met and felt about each other. After that 5 minute video played, we projected Casa Blanca on silent throughout dinner to go with the vintage/Old Hollywood theme. It was perfect!”
The movie on the wall is so fantastic! Tressie’s Mom is a baker, so the evening was filled with all sorts of fantastic desserts. They had “welcome cupcakes,” the sweet dream cookie favors pictured above, and cookie and milk shooters!
“All of our food was comfort food like burger sliders and mac and cheese. We also had pop rocks, rock candy, cheesecake pops, and an ice cream sundae bar. It was an overload of sweets:) We wanted to incorporate all of the things that we love.” And they had a photo booth complete with some hilarious props…
Thank you so much Tressie for sharing these pictures, and to everyone else who sends me their wedding photos even if they don’t want them shared on the blog! I absolutely love seeing how beautiful your weddings turn out. Congrats to Tressie and Barry!

  • Madelyn @ Southern Weddings writes:

    I love everything about this wedding. It looks like such a spectacular event! I love the seating arrangement and I really love the idea of Love Story playing! Wonderful Post!


  • style-ish writes:

    what a beautiful wedding!

    How awesome are all the sweets they had? I think I would’ve gained 15 lbs if I was a guest cuz I would’ve wanted to try everything!


  • Rebecca writes:

    I love the earrings!!!! Do you know where they are from?



  • Darci writes:

    Rebecca – I asked and Tressie said that her earrings were purchased here:

    Hope that helps!


  • Amy E. writes:

    love the idea of having props available for the photo-booth. that just sounds like too much fun to pass up!


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