We are down right smitten with today's Texas wedding and we have a feeling you're about to join us. The first thing that caught our adoring eyes was those big, beautiful blooms by Maggie Gillespie Designs as well as all the gorgeous styling perfect for an al fresco affair. And the detail that made us fall head over heels for this Texas soirée? That would be every single stunning image photographed by Jennifer Lindberg Weddings. Pure perfection. Total works of art. And all resting in a little happy place called the gallery. See it all here!
From the Bride...I wanted to mix styles to give my wedding a unique feel, something the guests would not have seen a hundred times before. I wanted to mix contemporary with classic. I wanted to bring in elements of nature because of the setting. I feel in love with a few key pieces of the decor and then tied it all together. I did not want to have a color scheme exactly and pick 2 colors or a color. The bridesmaids wore a beautiful grass-green color, and the flowers had shades of green, coral, orange, and pink. I felt that not having a color scheme you could lay your hands on was a good thing. I thought it was too limiting to pick two colors and say, this is my color scheme and stick with it. I fell in love with this beautiful ikat fabric that I ordered from Usbekistan, the symbolism of the fabric in the culture it originates from is the melding of two into one which made me love this fabric even more. The colors were great on top of the grass-green fabric we chose for the tablecloth, so we used it as a table runner. We also used it as an accent on the bar that was created, but put a coral fabric behind it for that for something different for the bar area.
I loved the idea of lounge furniture for my wedding, but I found most of the options open to me to rent to be not in keeping with the look we were going for. I wanted something not Las Vegas, but something that would feel like home, like you were in a huge living room. I found the white slip-covered sofas and chaises at IKEA and purchased them and then resold them after the wedding. We placed them all around the dance floor. People loved it, and all the seats were enjoyed. I found the coral fabrics for the pillows at a local fabric store and had them made. This pop of color on the stark white sofas was hip and modern for the dance floor tent area. I wanted the party to flow from the look of the church being unique and taking advantage of its charm to the look of the cocktail area being outdoors under the trees by the pond, to the look of the dining tent, and then to the look of the dance tent. I wanted the looks to come together but to be distinctive because each part of this night was distinctive. I wanted the look for the reception to take advantage of the beautiful environment that my dad created at the ranch. I wanted it to feel like Father of the Bride meets 2010, outdoors at a country estate.
The first dance was very special, I have been a dancer all my life and Steven and I have taken ballroom lessons on and off over the years for fun date night activity. We found our favorite dance teacher of all time to help us prepare for the most special dance of our lives, and it was amazing. Steven did such a wonderful job learning the dance. We danced to That's How Strong my Love Is by Ottis Redding. My dad and I danced to What a Wonderful World, and he took a couple of lessons with me as well to practice. Another highlight of the night was the fireworks, my mom and dad worked with the person to perfect the fireworks and had him shooting off fireworks five times in the two weeks before the wedding to get it just right and I put together a collection of special songs for the fireworks show, the songs were When you Wish Upon a Star, Main Title from Father of the Bride Soundtrack, A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes, and Brown Eyed Girl.
Ceremony Location: St. Mary's (Grandfather was very involved in building the chapel) / Reception Location: Yensid Ranch / Florist + Event Design: Maggie Gillespie Designs / Caterer: Pappasito's / Wedding Cakes: Sophie's Choice / DJ: Josh Wilkerson of Penguin Entertainment / Tent + Rentals: Premiere and Events / Ceremony Music: Hill Country Strings / Make-up: Kiss 'n Make-up / Wedding Photography: Jennifer Lindberg Weddings