Not all cowboy boots are created equal. In fact, we’re willing to dub this Bride’s Victorian-romance-inspired laser-cut pair the most fabulous cowboy boots we’ve ever seen. Ever. And they’re just the start. Don’t miss out — head to The Vault to see every gorgeous detail, captured by Shaun Menary Photography!
From The Bride…Eric and I recognized that this would be the one time in our lives that everyone who is important to us would be in one place at the same time so we wanted everyone to be able to kick back and have a really fun weekend! Most of our family and friends traveled from out of town for our wedding and we wanted to make sure everyone stayed in a central location in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with a lot of great food and activities. Downtown Fort Worth made the most sense to us. The YWCA of Fort Worth & Tarrant County provided the character & location we were looking for as well as space for both the ceremony and reception. What ultimately sold us is the proceeds from renting the venue directly support the work of the Center for Transforming Lives. The purpose of this organization is to help women, children and families in Tarrant County move from poverty to independence. They provide an emergency women’s shelter within the building, community-based housing, affordable child care and early childhood education. How amazing is that?!
Given the elegant architecture and structural details of the venue, my mom (the ultimate wedding coordinator) and I opted to keep all the decor pretty simple. I would describe my vision for our wedding as romantic, boho chic with a Texas flair. Our amazing floral designer, Molly Black, did an incredible job creating the variation in color and structure I envisioned for the bouquets and arrangements. Texas flair equaled a bride in cowboy boots, a cowhide rug on the ceremony site, Tex-Mex dinner (not limited to smoked brisket tostadas, queso/salsa bar, and smoked chicken enchiladas), and a Texas beer selection.
My advice for brides planning a wedding is that stress is an inevitable part of the process, including the day of. Enjoy the ride, all the ups and downs. It is such a unique season. Everything really seems to fall into place and, for us, all the details that did not go as planned created some pretty funny stories. Also, if you are doing most of the wedding planning yourself, budget for a day-of wedding coordinator. You definitely want someone else to handle all the details the day of the wedding, so you can relax and be present as much as possible.
Photography: Shaun Menary Photography | Cinematography: A Bud & Beyond | Coordination: The Garden Gate | Floral Design: Pearls And Poppies | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Colleen's Cakes | Invitations: Oscar De La Renta For Paperless Post | Bride's Shoes: Old Gringo | Rings: Collections Fine Jewelry | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Del Norte Taco, Godley, TX | Hair: Kelly Trout | Calligraphy: Meghan Pellizzari | DJ: A Bud & Beyond | Favors: Paper Leigh | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss Red Label | Venue: Center for Transforming Lives (formerly, YWCA) | Place Cards: Rifle Paper Co. | Rentals: Taylor's Rental Equipment Co. | Suit Retailer: Nordstrom