THE GAME OF LOVE

Sarah Meredith and David Wells Wed

By Caroline Bolano             Photography by Jodee Debes

It was their unique and great personalities, along with her smile and his height that drew the bride and groom together at a trivia night in Austin. After that first encounter, sparks flew and they proceeded to attend the trivia nights every Wednesday for the next 6 and a half years of dating. David Wells, son of Karen Wells and Fred Wells, popped the question to Sarah Meredith, daughter of Lynn and Tom Meredith, in Scotland.

The Texas Chic-themed rehearsal dinner was held at The Belmont in Austin, catered by 34 St. Catering, with 200 guests in attendance.

The wedding was held at the Hotel Van Zandt with 300 guests in attendance. The altar was lined with sublime white flowers at the hotel’s rooftop pool overlooking the city skyline. The colors of the wedding were blush and gold with hints of blue and various shades of white. Creative Consultants masterfully planned the stunning and chic wedding along. Floral designer David Kurio of David Kurio Designs and his team provided the elaborate floral décor. Townsley Designs created the set design, Ilios Lighting helped the event sparkle and Marquee Rentals provided other rentals. A Scottish bagpiper closed the ceremony by performing as the couple walked down the aisle to their reception while guests tossed thyme to the newly nuptialed duo.

The bride had five attendants with bridesmaids Sarah Wells, Natalie Meredith and Lauren Becker. The bride’s sister, Abby Meredith, was the Maid of Honor along with her other sister, Kate Andrade, as the Matron of Honor. The groom had five attendants as well, with groomsmen Nathan Girourd, Nathan West, Will Meredith, Will Mayberry, and Best Man Steve Rodriguez.

The bride wore a dress designed by Carolina Herrera paired with elegant, gold sequined Jimmy Choo heels. Sarah also wore her mother’s Tiffany estate bracelet and carried her grandmother’s necklace, which was one of the bride’s most special moments of the evening.

The reception was held at Hotel Van Zandt where dinner was served at various food stations. Ice House Band and DJ Barrington Miles performed live music on stage with a metallic backdrop for guests to enjoy. Lights were strewn across the arches of the ceiling and bouquets of white and blush flowers were centerpieces of the dinner tables. My Event Is The Bomb provided the photo booth for keepsake photos while monogrammed cigars were hand-rolled by Bobalu. The groom and his best man ended the reception with a splash by jumping into the hotel pool. DJ Miles continued the fun after the reception into the after party where Via 313 pizza was served. In fact, Thyme To Get Hitched spiked popsicles were also provided to keep guests cool.  The following day, the bride’s parents hosted a brunch for 200 at their residence at The Four Seasons for 200, catered by 34th St. Catering.

The newlyweds honeymooned to the Maldives and Singapore where they were able to surf, snorkel and dive. The duo can be found eating at the amazing and diverse restaurants Austin has to offer as well as attending events such as Austin City Limits music festival. The couple has resided in Austin where they will live and begin their lives together. They look forward to starting their own family traditions, as well as continuing their current traditions such as skiing during Christmas with family.