Fall, Fairy, Forest Wedding – The 4 F’s
Erica & Steven – October 1, 2022
Why did we love it? Where to even begin! Erica’s vision was ON POINT. She called it the 4 F’s. She had a vision board from the start that she shared with all vendors to make sure everyone was on the same page. The chandelier hanging over the ceremony, the driftwood hanging over the sweetheart table, the circus fire performers, AND THE GLITTER BAR!!
Her mom is an interior decorator and brought so many unique pieces to set the stage, like the 100 year old chandelier they hung over the ceremony spot. Erica found the piece of driftwood that hung over the sweetheart table at her bachelorette party while on a hike!
Steven is a horror film maker in Austin TX, and to surprise him, Erica had their friend in a mask with a machete behind them in the woods to sneak up on them while they were just taking photos. We managed to pull it off and the results were HILARIOUS.
“I am immeasurably grateful for Alex, Mike and their family that made our wedding day a dream come true! I found Elm Pass Woods online and immediately connected with them and scheduled a tour. We did not look at any other venues as we could already tell this was the one for us. I knew I wanted a woodsy, forest, relaxed yet stylish, beautiful and unique wedding. When talking about what we wanted for our wedding, we both voiced how we strongly disliked traditional weddings. I started looking for unique outdoor venues near Austin and just was not finding anything that felt special. When I found Elm Pass Woods- a festival themed, outdoor venue with giant tipi tents and gorgeous woods, I was hooked.
If this was just a beautiful unique venue that would be one thing but what really makes this place special is Alex, Mike and their family. They have put so much love and care into this place and the weddings they plan. It creates such a special, magical, loving energy that is impossible to manufacture. We booked them pretty much right away as they were filling up fast in October. We went with the premium package because this seemed to be the best value and I am so glad that we did.
I got really into the wedding planning process and Alex was with me the whole time, answering my random questions and providing me all of the resources I needed to plan my dream day. She was so responsive, organized and excited throughout the entire process and especially in the last month or so she got every little last detail dow. My dream was a fall fairy forest festival vibe that felt mysterious and magical. We executed this vision better than I could have dreamed! We live a little far from the venue so it became sort of like planning a destination wedding, which made me nervous but Alex made the process very easy and comfortable.
They have an excellent list of vendors they have worked with and recommend and we hired several from their list. They also have a huge decor inventory available and included in the package (this saved us a ton of money and was so fun to look through). Alex was our day of coordinator and it could not have gone smoother. There are like a million other details that I could list like the beautiful custom built sweetheart table that Mike actually makes and you get to use at the reception and then TAKE HOME!!
The decor and setup help, the getting ready cottage/honeymoon suite that is super cute and spacious, the dog friendly vibes, the ridge hike that provides a most epic photoshoot location, the do-whatever-you-want attitude- Alex encouraged us to make this day whatever we envisioned and we did- we had fire and LED hoop performers, a (biodegradable) glitter bar, a band, hung a giant chandelier from the ceremony tree, had pies for dessert, did private vows, etc! Seeing the venue a couple of times before the wedding without everything setup it was hard to imagine what it could transform into but luckily the venue has a very active Instagram account and you can see other people’s weddings.
And when our day finally came I was stunned at how it transformed into the most gorgeous atmosphere possible! I entrusted all the small details to Alex and she UNDERSTOOD THE ASSIGNMENT! All the decor was in the right place, the guestbook, the glitter bar, the polaroid cameras, the table settings, seating chart, and every other little thing I was so worried about. This venue truly provided the most stress-free, detailed, gorgeous, fun and memorable wedding we could imagine. We had so many guests tell us that this was the best or most beautiful or fun wedding they had ever been to and that it was “so us”. We really felt so special and loved and like we could share our fun festival selves with our closest loved ones. I am so sad our wedding is over but still excited to see other couples enjoy the special, completely unique, fun day they will have at Elm Pass Woods.”
Coordinator – Alex from EPW
Photography – Color and Beam
Cake – Sweet Treats Bakery
Circus Performers – Circus Dreams and Co.
Band – The Little Wedding Band
Food Truck – Benjie’s Munch
Bartending – The Pour Horse (via EPW)
Florals – The Rose Shop in Kerrville
Hair/Make Up – Love Lipstick and Lashes
Videography – Intrinsic Moment Pictures
Rentals – Cru Event Rentals