Emily Anne DeWoody didn’t know the man sitting catty-corner from her cubicle was her future husband. These things can sneak up on you.
In June of 2010, Victor Alexander Castro was sent to work overseas indefinitely. The handsome man in the nearby cubicle became Emily’s long distance relationship. On his first trip back home, the two spent time wrapping Christmas presents and listening to holiday music. Emily went to find something in the kitchen, and when she returned, Victor was on one knee. He explained that a few weeks earlier he had Skyped her parents asking for their permission to marry their daughter, and so, with tears of joy, Emily exclaimed, “Yes!” He became her handsome fiancée.
On June 25, 2011, Emily and Victor exchanged vows under the shade of a historic tree in the Orchard
at Caney Creek in Wharton, TX, fulfilling Emily’s dream of an outdoor wedding. With help from lifelong family friends, owners of the Bridal Boutique in Lewisville, TX, Emily walked down the aisle in a stunning Spanish lace Pronovias gown with a chapel length train. Her blooming bouquet, by Luis Chavez, illuminated hues of soft pink and green to set the perfect tone for this vintage-inspired wedding.
Shortly following the ceremony, guests enjoyed an evening of dancing and laughter in celebration of the couple’s new journey together. Family and friends honored Emily and Victor’s wishes by leaving their thumbprints in lieu of their signatures as an alternative guestbook. Afterwards, Edible Designs by Jessie’s delicious 4-tier wedding cake with a variety of flavors and pink Peony accents was a real hit. The bride and groom honeymooned at Hotel San Jose in Austin,TX.
Emily advises brides to be to avoid sweating the small stuff. “In the end, your guests will never know if the bows didn’t make it on to their party favors or if the band messed up the words to your first dance. Enjoy every minute surrounding your big day and do not focus on the details, because I can assure you no one else is!”
Photography by Kristal, Creative Shotz Photgraphy