The Gage Hotel was the perfect setting for this West Texas loving couple to say “I do” in an early Summer wedding. Both Alline and Adam have ties to the area. “I’m from Amarillo and he has lots of ties to the surrounding areas from his childhood. We knew we wanted a destination wedding, where our friends and family could “get away” for a weekend and go visit a place where most of them have never been”. The Gage has so much character, it is a quaint hotel that exudes Southern charm.
Alline and Adam’s wedding day began by getting ready with family and friends. “The men got ready in Adam’s suite and the bridesmaids, flower girl, MOB and myself got ready in the Captain Shepard House. It was a huge house with plenty of space for us to spread out, get hair and makeup done, and enjoy each other”. After makeup and mimosas with the girls, Alline slipped into her Monique Lhuillier dress. This dress was made for her, perfectly complimenting her figure. Funny because Alline was originally averse to lace, but after seeing her dress for the first time, she had to try it on. “When I went into the appointment with Warren Barron, I thought I wanted a solid satin dress and specifically told Colony (who helped us), “I am not a lace girl”. She pulled the dress “just in case” and as we were trying the dresses I had picked, I found myself only wanting to try that one on. As soon as I put it on, I knew it was perfect. I couldn’t wait to go to each fitting and fell more and more in love with it as time went on. We bought it the week after Adam proposed and I could not wait for him to see it on our wedding day.” Alline styled her look with Nicola Bathie mother of pearl cluster of white floral studs and a bracelet with a very special story. “It was my maternal Great Grandmother’s diamond watch that my sister had re-done. She removed the face of the watch and replaced it with a blue topaz stone so that I would have “something blue” to wear on my wedding day. She gave it to me on the weekend of my bachelorette party and I was so surprised! It was so sweet and thoughtful and I honestly wear it so often mixed in with my other bracelets.”
A meaningful element to Alline was the artwork done by her mother, who is an artist, for their wedding. She painted the Spanish dagger plant that we used on the cups, koozies, and place cards used throughout the weekend. Alline and her mother share a close relationship. Allinehad the best time stuffing wedding invitations with her mom and said, “ We picked out vintage stamps and tied all the ribbons ourselves. We sipped wine from her wedding crystal glasses and it’s a memory I will never forget”.
The ceremony took place in the Gage’s rose garden. A limestone entrance led guests to the lawn where they could enjoy Mexican beer and Prosecco during the ceremony. The altar was settled under an iron gazebo decorated with white flowers and greenery. Alline shared a sweet moment with her dad before walking down the aisle to get married.
Sealed with a kiss and Alline and Adam became the Schoppe’s!
The reception took place under a grand tent in the gardens decorated with clean and neutral colors, whites and greens. The Schoppe’s were ready to celebrate when the tux jackets came off and the cowboy hats were on! One of my favorite details from the reception were the acrylic cowboy boots with guest’s names scribed on them. They were hung on the guests drinks and made for the cutest detail! The dance floor was filled with energy the entire evening with boot scootin’ and cowboy hats. At the close of the night, the Schoppe’s exited hand-in-hand amidst sparklers.
The Gage Hotel
Hair + Makeup
The Gage Hotel Rose Garden
The Gage Hotel Gardens