Hill Country Fiesta
Five years after Cid nervously approached John to compliment him after he performed with his Miro Quartet performance, the two finally made it down the aisle in Driftwood, Texas. Cid is currently living in Los Angeles for work while John travels most of the year for performances, meaning they were rarely in town together to plan their wedding.
Four months prior to their wedding date, John and Cid booked a wedding coordinator to build their wedding from the ground up. With the idea of “Hipster Rustic Hill Country," John and Cid toured all over Driftwood and Bee Cave until they decided on Stonehouse Villa. Chosen for it's beautiful backdrop and homey interior (plus a beautiful tented deck to serve as a great rain plan), the couple then shopped around for a caterer. Contigo was always their favorite restaurant when they were in town together, so it only made sense that Contigo cater their wedding.
Claudia Lopez with Kitsch Event Styling did their florals. “When choosing the flowers with John and Cid, the process was easy,” Claudia explained. “They were specific about the colors and mentioned they would love to have some gardenias. Their colors were white and orange. After visiting Stonehouse Villas everything clicked! It was the perfect place for the couple and the perfect choice of flowers and colors. I decided to go with the rustic, simple look. Adding a lot of greenery gave us the fresh feel, using the pods, pin cushion, brunia, trachelium added that masculine element and the touch of white and gardenias definitely gave us the touch of elegance! I think it was the perfect mixture of colors, flowers and textures!”
John and Cid also rented large wooden marquee letters from Claudia that were initially supposed to go in the pergola bar, but with the conflicting festoon bulbs in the small space, they were moved to the reception tent, where they blended perfectly with the party atmosphere.
Another element the couple choose was incorporating Edison Bulbs from Disch Events in the tent. They strung the Edison festoons and replaced the bulbs in Stonehouse's chandelier with Edison Bulbs.
Reverend Lorelei Starbuck did an amazing job retelling stories of how the two met and their journey together. John and Cid walked back down the aisle as a married couple to the tunes of a Mariachi band that was a complete surprise to the guests.
The cocktail hour looked more like the high point of any other wedding's reception since there were so many people on the dance floor with the mariachi band. Contigo Catering served up incredibly tasty and creative dishes. They also created two signature drinks: The “John”: An Old Fashioned and the “Cid” which included mezcal, cherry heering and sweet vermouth.
Guests were also treated to a s'more station and fire pit, which was provided by the venue. It allowed guests from out of state to enjoy the Hill Country atmosphere even more! With a sparkler send off to end the night, guests got to walk away on a high, with most experiencing their first Texas Hill Country Fiesta!
- Photography By Brio Photography
- Event Design & Coordinaton By Eclipse Event Co.
- Venue By Stonehouse Villa
- Florals By Kitsch Event Styling
- Catering By Contigo
- DJ By White Label Wedding DJs
- Mariachi Band By Mariachi Amor
- Cake By Simon Lee Bakery
- Lighting By Disch Events
- Transportation By Uptown Valet
- John's Ceremony Attire By STAG Provisions For Men
- Cid's Suit By Barr III From Macy's