Rainbow Family Reunion Wedding in Austin

Ashley Tullis Photography

July 22, 2015

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Xaviera and Russell’s wedding didn’t follow any rules. It was held at Casa Rio De Colores and quirky venue located just outside of Austin. The couple described their theme as a ‘rainbow family reunion’.

“We had a three day weekend wedtacular”, said Xaviera. “Our location was very unique and allowed for an interesting weekend. Friday night we had a talent show. Saturday during the day there were lawn games and there’s a river for swimming. The ceremony was at sunset and all the guests were asked to bring puppets for the recessional. We had a potluck dinner (although we did supply booze and a roast pig.) The groom built an effigy and it was burned along with a firework show. We also had grilled cheese at midnight. Sunday morning we had breakfast tacos and bloody marys.”

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“The talent show was so much fun!”, she continued. “One of the surprise acts was our friends who wrote us a song. It was so great we had the perform it as part of the ceremony the next day. My Mom also surprised me with a whole choreographed song and dance number with friends compete with a wig!”

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“Our wedding was largely DIY. We designed the invitations, a friend created the altar, we created music soundtracks and decorations and the groom brewed all of the beer and wine (120 bottles of wine and 20 gallons of beer!)”

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“The two things we splashed on, which I’m so glad we did, were a day-of coordinator and servers and a clean up team.  Although I had many people on Team Wedding who offered to help us on the day, I wanted us all to be able to relax and I needed someone to be in charge! Although we had a potluck meal, having the hired servers to take in the food, clean up and wash the dishes was definitely money well spent!”

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