A fantastic portrayal of whimsical charm, these two are light-hearted yet so dearly in love. Grab your cup of morning coffee and enjoy this wedding, seen through the lens of Debra Gulbas. The overflowing bouquets by 3 Horns, the dainty lace on her dress by Alexia Gavella, and those groomsmen socks! This bride shows that planning a wedding is her best adventure yet, seeing as she pulled it off while working at a tech start-up and planning a 3-month trip around the world.

‘Can’t’ is not a word in her dictionary.

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I had the chance to ask the bride, Whitney, a few questions. She is quite the traveler, replying to my emails from coffee shops in Vietnam!

“I’m an on the go bride because I work full time at a tech start up that requires full time + a little commitment.  You’re there to work and you work hard so it doesn’t leave much time during the day hours to do any planning. We were planning the wedding as well as a 3 month trip around the world along with all the other stuff that life throws at you. We were also house hunting for a little while but decided we didn’t have enough time for it.”

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“My catch phrase was ‘I don’t know how people plan a wedding and work at the same time’. The thing I found most challenging was that most wedding planning things like cake tasting, seeing venues, meeting with the caterers, etc all has to happen during the day which puts you in the position of having to take off work or doing everything on the weekend (if they are open).”

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“The thing that helped most with time was hiring caterers that also did decor, flowers and day of planning. It was much easier to work with 1 venue for all of these things vs. working and coordinating with 3 -4 venues. They also had a garage of decor that I could just choose from and everything was included in a per person cost.”

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“While planning, I would say utilize the groom as much as you can because its his wedding too. I had my husband Kyle work organize transportation and the dj as well as consult on most everything else. Don’t feel like you have to do everything on your own.”

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“I think one of my favorite memories is when my dress clip broke and my mother and godmother took me in the brides room to try and fix it. They are getting up there in age and had to bust out their reading glasses to try and see the clip. It was not the best situation turned into a hillarious and fun moment with two important women in my life. Your getting pulled in every direction to say hello to people but I got to be fully in that moment.”

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“Kyle and I took dancing lessons prior to the wedding and tried to dazzle everybody with our dance moves on our first dance. It was a fun side thing that we will be able to take with us the rest of out lives together. We also did a little game for people during the cocktail hour. 3 truths and a lie about us as a couple. We hoped people that only knew one of us would need to talk to the other side to find the answers.”

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Photography: Debra Gulbas || Catering / Floral: 3 Horns Catering || DJ: TexasDjPros || Cake: Michelle’s Patisserie || Alcohol: Specs || Venue: The Lookout Austin || Dress: Alexia Gavella || Make-Up: LucieMarie