You all know what a nut I am about the details. It’s those perfect little touches that make a wedding truly gorgeous in my book…the more original, the more charming, the better. This couple was ALL about the details.

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Photography by The Nichols

I love the use of quilts in the wedding decor. Draped over hay bales, cocktail tables, as a backdrop for photographs…it’s so adorable and such a lovely way to thread your family into every element. Plus, they are gorgeous quilts!

More tidbits from the bride…

I bought tons of different embroidered napkins where every guest had a different one  and then I hand stamped all of their names on a manila tag that I attached with ribbon. We used kraft paper runners to save money. My dad made this huge chalkboard where we wrote the guests names and placed them on the tables(which were images of Texas, cowboys, etc). Everything was done with mason jars, from the flowers to our signature cocktails (which were grapefruit basil margaritas).

Definitely a steal worthy idea!

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Photography by The Nichols

So cute, right! The affair actually seems like it was styled for a shoot, rather than for a real wedding. Every detail is just so thoughtful, so cohesive, so appropriate for the overall look and style. Love that!

More from the bride…

Dinner was on long tables and served family style with steak sandwiches, mac & cheese and other comfort. The ‘cake’ was actually a ton of mini cupcakes all in different flavors. Music means a lot to us.  My husband surprised me with a serenade – he got up and sang and played his guitar to the Townes Van Zandt song, ‘If I Needed You.’  We had so much music as we really wanted a ‘hootenanny’.  We had a guitarist who wrote original songs for us as we walked down the aisle.  A french horn, an amazing band that plays at a country venue in Austin called the Broken Spoke & a DJ.

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Photography by The Nichols

Absolutely scrumptious! It’s Texas meets Martha Stewart…basically the kind of girl I’ve always wanted to be.  The cowboy hats and boots next to the frilly pink flowers. The sweet next to the down home style. LOVE. EVERY. BIT.

More to come!

Vendor Credits: Photography: Jennifer and CJ Nichols / Dress: Magda Berliner / Catering: Word of Mouth Catering