Josh and Tori’s love story began weaving itself together back in childhood, when he was 7, and she was 9. Josh was Tori’s kid brother’s best friend, and their journey through years of friendship, and then dating, became their best recipe for each other’s love. In planning their wedding, the two decided they wanted something that best fit their personalities and their love story.
The Ostreum was the perfect canvas for their Mod West wedding design. It was a feel of Marfa, San Antonio & The Alamo, and Tombstone the movie. All things loved by them both. When entering the space, guests were greeted with an escort wall in an ombré of cactus paddles featuring their names & table assignments in a handwritten font. The lounge area, available to use prior to the ceremony during the pre-cocktail hour, incorporated a unique vintage rug wall backdrop that was suspended from the rafters creating a cozy, inviting space. Guests were treated to Spicy Margarita’s during this time, a favorite cocktail of Tori & Josh.
The ceremony featured a multitude of details important to the couple. The layout of the ceremony area was a half-moon, that had the aisle cut off the bias to allow for Tori’s 90-year old father to have a short-walk to walk her down the aisle. The guests each received a plastic pop-cap toy gun with a tag reading “Fire Away When He Kisses the Bride – J&T”. The ceremony altar backdrop featured a hand-crafted 3-piece triangle arch that mimicked a mountain range with tall cacti plants and dried grasses surrounding it. As the guests were “firing away,” as Josh kissed Tori, a Mariachi band had snuck in the back of the room and began playing as they walked out as husband and wife.
The weather played a memorable role on the day- the morning began warm and sunny, but quickly turned crazy with tornadoes in the area. This brought in colder temperatures, which led to snow. Luckily, you would have never known by the way everyone celebrated that evening.
“My favorite memory was when Josh kissed me for the first time and we heard all the guns go off, the mariachi’s began to play and it hit me…I’m married,” said Tori.