A Magical Venue Transformed – Twice!

Sisters Leigh and Lindsey reveal how they planned unique celebrations at the same location.

A Magical Venue Transformed – Twice!

Photo: Elisabeth Millay and Jerry Hayes

Sisters aren't typically known for their love of sharing. But sisters Leigh and Lindsey Armstrong jumped at the opportunity to wed at the exact same venue less than one year apart, ultimately creating two gorgeous, yet completely unique events. 

The Armstrong family's beloved Paderewski Vineyard, a picturesque property located among the rolling hills of Paso Robles, California, was an obvious choice for both sisters – Leigh even calls it her "happy place." After Leigh married her fiancé, Alex Young, in a romantic, neutral-hued celebration in September 2013, Lindsey and her beloved, Ryan Strawn, worked with the same wedding vendors to plan their own nuptials for the following July 4th weekend. Taking advantage of her sister's distate for pink, Lindey utilized the color in her celebration, which also included rustic, Christ-centered details.

The sisters' wedding planners, Mary-Frances Hurt and Abby Prude of DFW Events, took inspiration from the brides' personalities and styles to design events that each had a unique feel, despite the repeat venue and vendors. Though Leigh and Lindsey didn't mind sharing some elements of their wedding, Lindsey made sure to change aspects of Leigh's wedding that were especially personal to her, such as the music, so as not to replicate too much of her day.

"Both of our weddings perfectly captured our relationships' personalities," Leigh confirms. "It was very neat to see it all come to life." Click here to view Leigh's wedding, and click here to see Lindsey's celebration.

Leigh Armstrong and Alex Young (left) and Lindsey Armstrong and Ryan Strawn (right)

Leigh's ceremony (left) and Lindsey's ceremony (right)

Leigh's reception (left) and Lindsey's reception (right)

Leigh's cake (left) and Lindsey's cake (right)

Photographed by Elisabeth Millay and Jerry Hayes Photography