Calling all wedding fanatics. If you are addicted to all things pretty, all things inspiring, all things wedding then you are in just the right place. Today is another installment of fabulous mini-features where we bring you a whole gaggle of gorgeous weddings every hour on the hour. We’ll give you a taste and if you are dying to see more, simply click on the gallery for the full affair. Starting things off is a nugget of greatness and honestly, red, white and blue never looked so pretty. This incredibly charming wedding was sent to us by Blue Lotus Florals and was captured by the ever talented Engaged Studio. There are so many unique details that checking out the full wedding gallery is an absolute must.
There’s a few things we knew going into our wedding – (1) We wanted to be married in a outdoor setting (2) We wanted it to be creative and unique, and utilize the amazing talents of our friends and family (3) We wanted it to represent us—casual, natural, artistic, and unordinary. When we discovered the ranch, instantly we knew we had the 3rd character of our wedding story.
Adam and I were married on April 17, 2010 at Three Points Ranch in Marble Falls, Texas. The Hill Country venue was the perfect picture of our vintage aesthetic – an amphitheater-style ceremony site, an open-air pavilion and barn, and a fleet of five vintage Airstream trailers on the property. Amongst 150 of our family and friends, and a beautifully unexpected surge of wildflower blooms, we saw our love story come to a beautiful crescendo. … and after a wet, gloomy day, the rain stopped just in time for the party.
We had begun our planning with a simple “style sheet” – a one-page compilation of photos we could give each of our vendors to express the overall “look” we hoped would inspire their creations. It was made up of crafty, decorative ideas from magazines and blogs, our fav colors- red and turquoise, and vintage Airstream ads and black and white photography. Adam and I designed and screen-printed our own invitations using Time Life photographs of everyday love stories from the 60s and bold patterns. My sister Sarah, a former art major and installation artist, began working with tissue paper, textiles, and wood—creating everything from lively chicken wire-framed “poofs”, to dyed linen garlands and flowers, to our retro-western letters cut with a jigsaw in the woodshop. Brianne, our friend and funky florist, combined turquoise McCoy pottery, leather-bound books, modern bird vases, and succulents for our centerpieces. Her ranunculus-dotted trees at the alter and cascading Queen Anne’s Lace perfectly balanced, without overpowering, the abundance of bluebonnets at the ceremony site. Our fabulous photographer, Janelle, put the perfect frame around our story, creating a narrative of the evening that merged details, setting, and genuine moments.
For the food, we chose tasty, smoked BBQ and at least 15 flavors of pies from the famous, locally owned Bluebonnet Café. Our dessert table was covered in vintage handkerchiefs and doilies, topped with an eclectic mix of pie stands from a friend’s collection, and colorfully accented from above by an elaborate fabric chandelier installation. For wedding favors, our guests were given custom-designed seed packets with native Indian paintbrush seeds.
Perhaps one of the most memorable features of the wedding was that guests were invited to rent tents and sleeping bags, and campout at the venue. Into the night our friends and family drank wine, beer, and old-fashioned glass-bottled Cokes, while they moved from the dance floor to the campfire. After a late-night serenade with sparklers, we joyfully retired to our Airstream while our friends fell asleep under a blanket of stars. The perfect end to a perfect day.
Photography: Janelle Lowrance of Engaged Studio / Venue: Three Points Ranch Round Mountain, Texas / Florals: Blue Lotus Florals / Wedding Coordinator: After Yes / Decorations & Installations Sarah Voglewede / Pies: Blue Bonnet Cafe / Graphics and Paper goods: Adam and Rachel Little (the bride and groom)