We’re Hitched: Taco ‘Bout Our East Texas Wedding

We’re Hitched: Taco ‘Bout Our East Texas Wedding

Were Hitched! 

We did it. We said, “I do” right as the sun was about to set over our little East Texas town of Harleton.

We're Hitched : Taco 'Bout Our East Texas Wedding
Photo by Kindred Photo & Video

We’re a couple who loves time in the woods, seeking out random roadside attractions, listening to good music, and finding a local place you might see on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. We really wanted a wedding & reception that ‘felt like us’ and was relaxed & fun. If you’re anything like us, you’re gonna love reading all about our big day.

We're Hitched: Taco 'Bout Our East Texas Wedding
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Taco ‘Bout Our East TX Wedding

Our wedding was pretty & peaceful; mason jar lights, topiarieswooden flowers, a cowhide rug, & a Texas flag. 

Family & friends all sat on country chic benches & chairs underneath patio lights and a beautiful Texas sky.

Best of all, I married my best friend & love; my heart was so happy!

We're Hitched: Taco ' Bout Our East Texas Wedding
Photo by Kindred Photo & Video

 

We're Hitched: Taco 'Bout Our East Texas Wedding
Photo by Kindred Photo & Video

 

We're Hitched: Taco 'Bout Our East Texas Wedding
Photo by Kindred Photo & Video

Wright On Taco Shop 🌮

We love good food, you might even say we’re foodies. We prefer to eat local food (especially when we travel). It can be a local chain, but it’s not going to be McDonalds or Chili’s, if you get my drift.

Besides local food, I adore really good tacos

Translation:  Nothing at ‘The Bell’ is touching my lips.

We just happen to have some very close friends that own a local taco shop that we love, Wright On Taco Shop, and they agreed to let us have our wedding & reception there.

We're Hitched: Taco 'Bout Our East Texas Wedding
Photo by Kindred Photo & Video

 

We're Hitched: Taco 'Bout Our East Texas Wedding
Photos taken by friends

Seriously, if you’re anywhere in East Texas, you have to make a detour to Harleton, Texas and & try the Dude (my favorite taco with brisket) or the Sweetness (Sparky’s favorite with shrimp). Get some chips & queso while you’re at it.

Everything they make is amazing. Try it all. Then go smooch where we said, “I do” under the Texas flag. We’re so Texan. 

Babe In The Pines We're Hitched: Taco ' Bout Our East Texas Wedding
Photo by Kindred Photo & Video

CLICK HERE : Wright On Taco Shop info

Country Chic

I love the food at Wright On Taco Shop, as you can tell, but I also love the ambience.

They have the most adorable décor. In addition to throwing down tv worthy tacosJulie has an eye for decorating.

Babe In The Pines We're Hitched: Taco 'Bout Our East Texas Wedding
Photo by Kindred Photo & Video

[I think I’m their biggest fan (after all blood relatives, of course). Unless you have your baby on the patio & name it Dude. 😉]

I really didn’t need to do much to decorate, but as anyone who has planned a wedding knows, you end up doing more than you imagined.

Photo by Kindred Photo & Video

 

Photo by Kindred Photo & Video

 

Photo by Kindred Photo & Video

 

Photo by Kindred Photo & Video. Engagement pic on canvas also taken by Kindred

A few decorations were gifted to me from a friend, our friends at Wright On Taco Shop had a few things we borrowed, and I strived to only buy things that were consumable or would be used again.

It was actually more beautiful than I had imagined.

Babe In The Pines We're Hitched: Taco 'Bout Our East Texas Wedding
Photo by Kindred Photo & Video

 

Babe In The Pines We're Hitched: Taco ' Bout Our East Texas Wedding
Photo by Kindred Photo & Video

 

Photos taken by friends

 

Photos taken by friends

Live Music by Patrick James Freden 🎤

Originally, we’d planned to have a playlist for music…BUT… as luck would have it, we heard Patrick James Freden play on St. Patrick’s Day at the taco shop.

Patrick James Freden at Babe In The Pines East Texas Wedding
Photo by Kindred Photo & Video

We really enjoyed the mix of music that he played, & he took my request for a Keith Urban song. He was friendly & chatted with us during his break, so we were able to get his business card.

Patrick agreed to play at our wedding, offered to learn special songs for us, and happily obliged my request to eliminate Eagles music from his playlist (I.Can’t.Stand.The.Eagles).

I ‘walked the aisle’ with Patrick playing “Making Memories Of Us,” by Keith Urban and somehow kept from crying as I walked toward Sparky. ❤

Patrick James Freden playing at Babe In The Pines East Texas Wedding
Photo by Kindred Photo & Video

Patrick is a talented musician with excellent communication, friendly, and definitely hard working. Trust me, you want him for your party. I told him to expect to play at our Anniversary party in a few years!

CLICK HERE: Patrick James Freden info

 

Kindred Photo & Video, LLC 📷🎥

I started following a photography company on Instagram, Kindred Photo & Video, a few months ago.

They sent me a message asking if we had plans for a photographer, and offered to take our wedding pictures in exchange for a gift to charity. Carrie & David (the photography team at Kindred) occasionally use their photography skills as a ministry, working for donations to Extreme Response International. 

CLICK HERE: Extreme Response International info & donations

 

I said, “Yes” to the pics & video! 😉

Kindred took all of our engagement & wedding pictures. They are TALENTED photographers, but they’re also incredibly big-hearted, honest,& friendly people as well. They even let me decide where my donation would go, and I chose a Manila Children’s Home in the Philippines.

Babe In The Pines We're Hitched: Taco ' Bout Our East Texas Wedding
Photo by Kindred Photo & Video

At the risk of sounding cheesy, I absolutely feel God brought them into our lives. They were a blessing. I have pictures I will treasure forever, I will definitely use their services again, & have told everyone about them.

CLICK HERE: Kindred Photo & Video info

Happily Ever After

I guess you could say a wedding reception is the start of your ‘Happily Ever After’ as a couple. We sure had fun at ours – crazy good tacos, a candy bar including our favorite Jefferson General Store Pralines, live music, glow lights, singing & dancing, friends & family. It was a perfect day to start our life as Mr. & Mrs.

My Sparky sang me a song..

Photo taken by friends

And we danced as our good friend Brian played us a song…

Photos taken by friends

Hope y’all enjoyed reading about our special day. HUGE heartfelt thanks to all our family & friends for celebrating with us!

Lots of good stuff coming now that the wedding & honeymoon are over & were back toreal life‘ again. I’ve got to tell y’all all about hunting my FIRST DEER when we got back to Texas!

Babe

Links to Wedding & Reception Items

Amazon Items…

*I’m an Amazon Associate, & will receive compensation for any purchase made using my affiliate links, at no additional cost to you. Also, I ONLY share things I LOVE!

Cypress Spiral 5 ft trees –  CLICK HERE

Black Urn for Cypress Spiral Tree – CLICK HERE

Taco Bout Carl & Connie LIGHT Box – CLICK HERE

DIY Photo Booth Camera – CLICK HERE

Large White Disposable Floral Shaped Plates – CLICK HERE

Wooden Disposable Forks – CLICK HERE

Vintage Burlap LOVE IS SWEET Banner – CLICK HERE

Mini Chalkboards used at Candy Bar – CLICK HERE

Colored Erasable Chalk Markers used for Signs – CLICK HERE

Large Glow necklaces with Glow bracelets – CLICK HERE

DIY Wedding Photo Booth Props – CLICK HERE

 

Just a few of my favorite online purchases…

*I did not, and will not receive compensation from any business &/or item below – sharing because I LOVE ’em!

Wedding Bouquet – Eco Flowers CLICK HERE

Mason Jar Lights – MasonKreations Etsy CLICK HERE

MR & MRS Cake aka Praline Topper RosyLilyCakeToppers Etsy CLICK HERE

Paper Flower Garland kC2Designs Etsy CLICK HERE

Taco ‘Bout a Reception Can Coolers ChickDesignBoutique Etsy CLICK HERE

Custom Glow In The Dark Cups – LetsToast Etsy CLICK HERE

Babe’s ‘Dancing’ Custom Wedding Converse TheCrejaCollection Etsy CLICK HERE

 

 

 

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