{A Country Wedding}

Let me be honest… This isn’t my first go around. The first time I got married, I had a very traditional wedding. I invited lots of people, spent WAY too much money and in the end, it really wasn’t what I had envisioned for my dream wedding. So this time around, I wanted to do it exactly how I wanted it in the first place, ELOPEMENT!

king-florist-bouquetWhen Grayson and I got engaged we both knew we didn’t want to spend much money on a wedding but rather on buying a home, saving, traveling, etc. And that’s exactly what we have been doing. So when our one year engagement anniversary came and went, we quickly realized we should probably stop being so lax about getting married and actually get something planned! We knew we wanted something small so we settled for a quick elopement in the Texas Hill Country with a guest list of just 8 people; all close family members! Can I just tell you how amazing having something so small was? It was the most perfect wedding and I couldn’t have envisioned it going any better.

A few months prior to the wedding I had a shoot at the coolest venue in Dripping Springs; the Prospect House.  The first time I laid eyes on the place I knew this was going to be THE venue. Designed by a New York architect, now based in Dripping Springs, this venue really spoke to me. I don’t know if it was the beautiful interior or the steal frame outside, but either way, I knew it would be a perfect space for our small nuptials.

Once we found the venue, planning the rest of this small ceremony was no easy task! We had to figure out rings, the rehearsal dinner, flowers, a DRESS and the honeymoon!! And we had less than a month to get everything organized and put together.

One of my most important goals was to find a great florist. I am so clueless with flowers but I knew I wanted to work with King Florist. Their custom floral arrangements are out of this world and I was confident they would create something perfect for our big day. And did they ever! I scheduled a consultation with Lynsey and literally had absolutely no clue what I was even wanting. I showed her a few random Instagram photos with flowers that I thought might match my theme of very neutral in hopes they would know exactly what I was thinking. Over the next few weeks we ran ideas back and forth until I picked everything up the day before the wedding. The first moment I saw my bouquet was one of my favorite and most memorable. It’s like they knew exactly what I was wanting and made it come to life in the most beautiful bouquet I had ever seen. Even Steven had his own boutonnière. I wanted this time to be special for all 8 of our guests so I had boutonnières made for all of the men and herb bouquets for the ladies.

Next step was figuring out the ring situation. You would think this would be pretty easy picking out simple bands for each of us but there were so many choices! We decided to go with Limbo Jewelry because the owners, Edson and Anne, are some great friends of ours and we knew we would be in good hands. We scheduled a time to go over everything and quickly chose a simple diamond band for me and a brushed titanium band for Grayson. Within 2 weeks they were all done and absolutely perfect!!

My dress was a whole different story. I had one type of dress is mind and I couldn’t find it anywhere!! I knew that I wanted simple, affordable and something that I could wear over and over again. Obviously it had to be white, but light weight since it was the heat of the summer in Texas and we were potentially getting married outside!! I also wanted a high-low dress, like adamant that I needed that type of dress. After days and days of searching, I found the most gorgeous dress that was under $300 and I’ve already worn it again!

And after everything was, for the most part, planned out we realized we should probably find someone to marry us! We weren’t getting married in a church so we had to find a regular officiant but we also wanted someone we both knew and felt comfortable with. After asking if anyone we knew was an officiant, we came up empty handed. Then, I had an idea! Who do we both like and trust to get the job done?? NIKI!!! Niki is the creative director for Austin Woman Magazine and we had become really close over the past few years. So if anyone was going to do it, it would be her. I texted her to see if she would be interested in marrying us and without anytime wasted she became officiated just for us!! Now that’s a good friend!!

The day before the wedding, my parents came in from California and Dallas and we treated everyone to manis and pedis from my favorite nail salon in Austin, Lacquer! If you’re ever in the downtown Austin area, go check them out and tell Carla hello! That night we had the most gorgeous rehearsal dinner out at Sage Hill Inn. If you didn’t see the blog post I did on the stunning property, check it out and you’ll see why we went back! We had a private dinner in the library with a custom menu filled with some amazing choices! I don’t think there was an empty plate that evening and our parents are still raving about how tasty it was!

Our wedding day finally arrived! I decided last minute I wanted to get my make-up done and thankfully Jessi came to the rescue at 5am!! The ceremony was at 10am and there was so much to get done before then, including my bridals! The drive alone took 45 minutes to get out to Prospect House! Once my make-up was done, I packed up everything I needed and headed out to the venue by myself. Funny enough, I was the only one at the venue that morning setting everything up. It was such a perfect moment to really reflect on what was about to happen and relax a little bit before we started shooting my bridals. Andrew, the best wedding photog in Austin who also shot my first wedding, showed up a little after me to get set up for my bridals. We were on a quick schedule since Grayson was headed out there around 9am with our best man, Steven!

9:30am rolls around and everyone starts showing up. All 8 people. I’m putting on finishing touches and getting ready in my suite, preparing for the best day of my life! Becoming Mrs. Goff! It was amazing because we literally had the entire place to ourselves on that gorgeous Monday morning!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who made my day so special!

VENUEProspect House | PHOTOGRAPHER – Andrew Chan

WEDDING BANDSLimbo Jewelry

ENGAGEMENT RINGKruger’s Jewelers | NAILSLacquer

MAKEUPJessi Pagel |BOUQUETKing Florist

OFFICIANT – Niki Jones | REHEARSAL DINNERSage Hill Inn

Outfit Details – 

ON ME | Dress – Aidan by Aidan Mattox (Low Stock but similar HERE)

Shoes – Vince Camuto

ON HIM | Blazer – Topman // Dress Shirt – Billy Reid (Similar HERE)

Jeans – AG // Boots – Timberland

The morning of the wedding, shooting my bridals with Andrew.

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Now, time to become MRS. GOFF!!!

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38 Comments

  • Reply
    Lori
    September 28, 2016 at 1:46 am

    Beautiful, Ashley! All of it! Steven couldn’t be any cuter.

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    Jenn
    September 28, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us! You look incredible and these photos are STUNNING! Congrats, and excited for you two to enjoy and celebrate the next phase of your journey!

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    Anita
    September 28, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Ashley – LOVE this! What a sweet and thoughtful day with all the perfect details! You look gorgeous. Congratulations! 🙂

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    Lavenda Memory
    September 28, 2016 at 2:22 am

    How insanely beautiful, classy and chic. You did a great job finding good talent- your hair and makeup look great and so do the flowers and photography!!

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    Pam Dorrell
    September 28, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Your wedding was so beautiful! The venue was wonderful and the ceremony was so moving. I loved that you and Grayson wrote your own nuptials. We all felt the love in the room. I am so happy for you both. You and Grayson make a gorgeous, loving and happy couple. Love, Mom

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    Makayla M.
    September 28, 2016 at 3:12 am

    Ashley this post is beautiful. It seemed like the most amazing day. I love the idea of a small, intimate wedding. You make a beautiful bride! Xo

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    Cathy Tilton
    September 28, 2016 at 3:15 am

    You look so beautiful and so very happy!! I did the same thing on my dress; I had 3 dresses and spent less than 600 all together. I still wear my reception dress all the time! Congrats again on your happy wedding!!

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    Brittany
    September 28, 2016 at 3:46 am

    Absolutely in love with these photos! Your venue, the dress, the flowers, the heels, everything was stunning! Congrats to you and your hubby again! XOXO

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    Ashley Zeal
    September 28, 2016 at 4:00 am

    You look flawless! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous images! Congratulations to you guys! XooX

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    Jennifer
    September 28, 2016 at 4:20 am

    Oh my goodness… these photos are so beautiful and you were such a gorgeous bride! I mean, you’re always beautiful but wow! Stunning, Ashley! I love that you both wanted simple and understated yet as I look at these photos it looked like the happiest and more beautiful day! I wish you all the happiness in years to come! A big congrats!

    xo, Jennifer
    http://www.publicistinpearls.com

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    Louise
    September 28, 2016 at 7:20 am

    I love this look.Very beautiful and elegant outfit. 

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    Diane Flynn
    September 28, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple. I have faith that you two will be very happy for the rest of your lives. I love you both so much.
    Aunt Didi

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    Chelsea Deakin
    September 28, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Congrats!! You look beautiful and I couldn’t be more obsessed with your styling!

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    Alex
    September 28, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Seriously, you made for the most stunning bride! Absolutely love these photos and that you can wear your dress again and again! P.S. the pup in the photos is making it clear that mine needs to be in ours as well! xx

    http://adoredbyalex.com

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    Alisha
    September 28, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    You make such a beautiful bride . I wish you so much happiness in your future! Stay smiling.

    Saffrononrose.com

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    Margaret Watson
    September 28, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Congratulations…I so enjoyed All of your special choices….and so very beautiful in your wedding dress..and such a breath of fresh air for the choices you both made …8 people and it couldn’t have been more perfect in so many ways….I am Carla’s grandmother….that is where I found you on Facebook

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    carrie
    September 28, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Oh Ashley, I just loved reading this! Thank you for sharing. You looked gorgeous, and I just adore the venue and your florals. Much love!

    Carrie
    http://www.wearwherewell.com

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    Shaheen Khan
    September 28, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    These photos are stunning! That bouquet is to die for and hope it was everything you dreamed of!

    Shaheen | Lows to Luxe

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    Sarah
    September 28, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    What a lovely wedding, it looked so clean and fresh!

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    Deborah Hamilton-Lynne
    September 28, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Stunning. Loved it all. Miss you.

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    Nina
    September 28, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Awwww this is precious! I love the pictures and the fact that the dog is in it! Congrats again!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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    Maggie
    September 28, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Wow, what a gorgeous wedding!! I love this!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

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    Cynthia
    September 29, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Looks like the perfect wedding! I agree with you on smaller weddings as well! Big weddings seem super stressful!
    Beautiful photos!

    xx,

    Cynthia
    http://www.thesirenconfidential.com

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    Nicole
    September 29, 2016 at 1:16 am

    You are stunning and threse photos are breath-taking! Congrats on your marriage–cute family!

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    Lexi
    September 29, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Congratulations!! These pictures are totally beautiful and it looks like you had the perfect day. <3

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    Karen
    September 29, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    This is so perfect! Love your bouquet and those shoes! Congrats!

    Karen
    http://LadyinViolet.com

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    Jessica Sheppard
    September 29, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    You’re story is awesome! Since I’m not married yet, it’s fun to hear the story behind how everything came together. What a gorgeous bride! Everything from the venue to the rings and the flowers…just stunning and the pictures are priceless! Thanks for letting us peek into you super special day!

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    Amanda Kruse
    September 29, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! I love the shoes you wore!

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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    Cece Lam
    September 30, 2016 at 2:24 am

    OMG WOW this is soo beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing my dear!! xoxo

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    Brooke
    September 30, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Everything about this is beautiful and I love your approach to such an intimate wedding! You are certainly the center of attention but Steven is right behind you. 😉 So happy for you friend!

    xo,
    Brooke || http://www.kbstyled.com

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    Dani
    October 1, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Congratulations! You seriously look so beautiful & it looks like your wedding was everything you wanted it to be! I love the beautiful simplicity of it all-elegant, classy & stunning! xo
    Dani // http://www.daniellealexandra.com

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    Kasey
    October 1, 2016 at 4:14 am

    Your wedding looks too perfect! Those flowers are absolutely stunning, too!

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    Kimberly Clifton
    October 2, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Congratulations, Ashley! Marriage is such a wonderful thing. You look so gorgeous!
    Wishing you many years of love and happiness!

    Kim
    http://www.mrscliftonscloset.com

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    Jules
    October 3, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Loved getting a chance to hear about your beautiful wedding day! Your bridal portraits are amazing. Congratulations to the new Goff’s! XOXO

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    Chloe
    October 4, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Oh my goodness! This is perfect!! Adore all of the details and everything about this! And that dress!!!!

    http://beyondblessedblog.com/

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    Emily @ Style Me Tactical
    October 26, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Your wedding looked absolutely beautiful. As I was checking out the pics, I thought I recoginized Niki. That’s so awesome she officiated. Also, great choice in the shoes, I think those looked perfect.

    Congratulations again!

    emily | http://www.stylemetactical.com

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