We love all things vintage-chic here at SMP and when this Camp Lucy wedding came our way? Well, it was just too sweet not to share! With the help of Country Sugar Events, not a detail was not missed, from the chalkboard sweetheart table backdrop to the breakfast taco "to-go" favors in hand-stamped kraft bags! Click here for the full gallery from Photohouse Films.
And it turns out that Photohouse Films not only captured these beautiful images, but also put together a wonderful, happy tears-producing highlight film! Be sure to watch:
From the Bride... I have always loved weddings (who doesn't?), so, naturally, when Dave proposed, I didn't waste any time! The planning was quickly underway — we had set a date, booked our venue, found most of our vendors and picked our "country chic" theme, all within two weeks of becoming engaged. We knew from the start that there were a few non-negotiables: our love of Texas would be known, pink would be one of our colors, we had to have an awesome menu, we needed air conditioning, there would be lemonade (my favorite), we would have delicious cakes, and, of course, we would make sure that everyone had a great time! Some of our other ideas came to us during the later part of the planning process when I started getting creative and taking on more DIY projects. I even talked Dave into helping out with some of the wedding crafts! :)
I loved the “look” of our sweetheart table. I bought some 3-D letters (MR/MRS) and painted them cream to match our colors. Then I found a giant chalkboard and created a sort of backdrop for us. Once we sat down, I placed my bouquet in between the MR and MRS, and it created the perfect little table for us to enjoy our first meal as husband and wife! After looking everywhere (in stores, online, etc.) for flower girl baskets, I still couldn’t find what I was looking for. So I decided to create them myself. I bought a couple of very inexpensive baskets from Hobby Lobby, and then I bought some flower hair clips in our wedding colors. I clipped them on, and voila! Since I’m a teacher, I thought it would be cute to incorporate a few chalkboards. It was such an inexpensive and easy addition. I’m not the best artist in the world, but I had fun just free-handing the writing and designs on the chalkboards. We received so many compliments on our “heritage” table. I bought and painted frames to fit with our colors/style and added pictures of our parents and grandparents from their weddings, mixed in with some of our engagement pictures! We had already purchased pink pom poms for everyone to “wave” as we made our exit, but I just kept thinking about how cute it would be to have hand-made pennants for everyone. I bought some small dowel rods, cute scrapbook paper in our color scheme and scrapbook stickers. We cut all the paper into the pennant shape, spelled out various words using the scrapbook stickers, punched two holes in each pennant, and then stuck a dowel rod through. I was so pleased with how these turned out, and even Dave admitted that they were a nice touch. We also created breakfast taco to-go bags for all of our guests — they were a hit!
As far as advice for future brides, enjoy the process of planning your wedding. It can be a little stressful at times, but focus on the fun part. You’re only going to do this once, so make the best of it (especially the food tastings! haha). On the day of the wedding, make yourself stop every once in awhile so you can just look around and take everything in. If you don’t tell yourself to remember the moments, it’s all going to seem like a blur. Also, choose your vendors wisely. And most importantly, remember that you are marrying the love of your life. Don’t get so caught up in everything else that you forget that! After all, that’s what it’s all about.
Wedding Photography: Photohouse Films / Wedding Venue: Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs, Texas / Event Planning: Country Sugar Events / Floral Design: Wild Bunches / Bride's Bouquet: Cultivar / Wedding Cinematography: Photohouse Films / Catering: Pink Avocado Catering / Wedding Invitations: Girl General (Formerly Anne's Stationery Studio) / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals via Mayfair Bridal / Bride's Shoes: Glint / Hair + Makeup: Lucie Marie / DJ: Look No Further Entertainment