Erin Elizabeth Steinhoff and Jonathan James Faflik wrote their own vows for their wedding held February 20, 2016. Their marriage was celebrated in the amphitheater of Laguna Gloria overlooking Lake Austin, in Austin, Texas. Jonathan’s vows included the fact that he was adopting Erin’s 5 year-old son, Levi, and that this marriage would unite the three as a family. The couple exchanged communion together as their first act as husband and wife. Tyson Joe, pastor at The Austin Stone Community Church, officiated the ceremony. Scripture readers Laura Reska read from 1 John 4, and Johanna Adkins read from Psalm 40. Soloist Angela Gaddis sang “How Great Thou Art” and “Be Thou My Vision.”
A reception of dining and dancing followed, outside on the grounds of Laguna Gloria and in the 1916 Italian-style villa, overlooking Lake Austin. Erin and Jonathan enjoyed their first dance together to “When You Say Nothing At All” by Alison Krauss. Later, Levi and his mother took to the dance floor to “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles. When the evening was over, the bride and groom rode off in a pontoon boat on Lake Austin, with Andrea Bocelli’s “Time to Say Goodbye” playing on the boat’s speakers, while fireworks lit the night sky overhead. On the eve of the wedding the parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at Eden East.
The bride is the daughter of Joan and Paul Steinhoff of University Park. She is the granddaughter of Cleta Ortloff and the late John Ortloff, and the late Rosemary and Paul Steinhoff Sr., all of Houston.
The groom is the son of James and Nan Faflik of El Paso, Texas. He is the grandson of the late Max and Mildred Townsend of Marion, Ind. and the late Frank and Anne Faflik of Cleveland.
The bride was presented in marriage by her parents. She was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father while Terre Vista Strings, a string trio, played Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.” For her wedding the bride wore an elegant gown designed by Ines di Santo from Neiman Marcus. The sleeveless re-embroidered ivory lace sheath featured a subtle scooped neckline and lace straps. The back was enhanced by a low v-back with lace illusion and a dramatic chapel-length train.
Assisting the bride as maid of honor was her sister, Carrie Anne Steinhoff, and as matron of honor was Melissa Box Stromblad. Bridesmaids included Mary Powell, Nicola Hunte, Alissa Ly, Courtney Stephens, Mary Elizabeth Hunt, Sarah Watson, Amanda Hinckley, Katy Holland, Kendall Carroll, and Stefany Tindale. Among the members of the house party were Laura Reska, Carrie Bass, Lisa Marais, Johanna Adkins, and Julie Faflik. Madeleine Hunte was the flower girl.
Attending the groom as best men were his brother, David Faflik, and Chris Mayfield. Groomsmen included: Armando Avila, Kevin McKinney, Gregory Ricciardella, Eric Steinhoff, Jesse Boyd, Sean Welton, Kyle Nowakowski, Chris Spencer, Nicolas Saenz, and Douglas McMorris. Levi Steinhoff was the ring bearer.
The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a B.S. in applied learning and development with a minor in French from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Erin also received an Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design from El Centro College. She is an interior designer in Austin.
The groom is a graduate of Coronado High School in El Paso. He received a B.A. in English Honors, with a minor in biological sciences, from the University of Texas at Austin. Jonathan is a business analyst with Charles Schwab.
Following their honeymoon in Paris and Tuscany, Italy, Erin and Jonathan have made their home in Austin.