What a gorgeous day in Bastrop for this wedding at the Ancient Oaks Plantation! Sarah and Chad’s wedding was a combination of elegance and fun.
catering: pink avocado
dress designer: judd waddell
planner: ren newey from 36th street events
florist: brenda abbot
cake: maxine’s bakery
dj and band: live oak trio and dry water
Some history about their family home in Bastrop:
The home that stands today, named Ancient Oaks, was built in 1856/57. The original cabin was converted into a detached kitchen. Many family weddings and celebrations were held here throughout the years. The house was passed down through the generations, largely unchanged, until it was lost to the bank during the Great Depression.
It was kept in repair but never fully restored, limping along into its 150th year of existence with an uncertain future ahead. The bride’s great grandmother, bemoaned the loss of the home and wished for someone in the family to buy and restore the property. In 2004, the bride’s parents purchased the property from the banker’s descendants and completely restored the house and cemetery. The restoration includes some of the original furnishings and was decorated in accordance with descriptions from the memoirs of the family who had lived there.