Even though I’ve seen about a million and one fabulous Texas weddings (it’s an estimate), I still can’t seem to get over just how crazy awesome they are. It’s like you lovelies out there in Texas know something the rest of us don’t… a secret “amazing wedding” potion, if you will. And when it comes to being floored by some serious Lone Star State pretty, this San Antonio beauty is most definitely hitting the nail on the head. It’s the stellar stylings of Style.Inspired meets amazing party products from Oh Goodie Designs meets one glorious image after another captured by Al Gawlik. See them all right here.
From Oh Goodie Designs… This wedding was envisoined for a native Texas couple with love for the outdoors yet sophisticated taste. The marriage of rustic and natural elements as well as chic, preppy taste came together beautifully just as the Bride and Groom. It took place at The Texas Heritage Museum along the banks of the San Antonio River and historic Brackenridge Park.
The guests were welcomed with Lemonade bar service in quilted Mason jars and striped straws as they signed in at the table using a state of Texas puzzle, in pieces, as they were a special piece of the couple’s lives. They then took a seat at the ceremony site on limestone benches on a grassy knoll that overlooked the San Antonio River. They were able to grab a quilt if the air was too chilly and watched as the precious flower girls, beautiful Bridesmaids and Groomsmen took their place. The Bride was preceeded with a pennent banner handmade to read “Here Comes the Bride.” After the service the pennant banner was turned around to read “Just Married” and the happy couple made their way to the reception area.
The reception area was softly lit to reflect the natural scenery there as well as the glass building in view. Round tables welcomed the guests and as they took their seats in dark cherry wood Chiavari chairs. Servers passed h’ors d’ourves as well as an open bar that was available. Style elements used on the tables were deer antlers intermixed with orange roses, blue hydrangea, dusty miller and baby’s breath in Mason jars which sat upon cuts of wood and navy and white gingham table runners. The Mason jars were wrapped in burlap and lace and added that special touch of down South as did the custom printed kaft silverware bags that greeted each guest at their seat. Included was a navy striped straw with guest’s name as well as knife, fork and spoon. The bag read “R+M dinner is served.”
After dinner the couple cut thier sweet fig (a family favorite) infused vanilla bean cake with thick Buttercream frosting. The Groom’s cake was Dark chocolate with blood oranges. All desserts had a special meaning as family recipes were pulled to make the carrot cake mini bundt cakes, sand tarts and spice cake mini cupcakes. Wooden plates and forks stamped “i do” in navy were used to serve the guests. Antique lampshades were draped with lace and burlap and lit to enhance the lighting in the large oak trees that surrounded the cake and dessert table.
The Bride and Groom danced the night away under the stars on a cobblestone and brick dance floor that wrapped around a large oak tree draped with lights. Guests enjoyed games such as dominos, checkers, a custom designed corn hole bean bag toss and bottle ring toss. No one seemed to mind the Texas style cold front that made it’s way in unexpectedly during the night. The Bride wore a mink stole when needed and patchwork quilts were made available for guests to cuddle by the heaters. Guests sent the happy couple away by waving custom made burlap flags with the couple’s initials, R+M, which was the theme throughout the event. They drove away in a family owned antique Ford Model T.
Photography: Al Gawlik Photography | Event Design + Styling: Style.Inspired | Floral Design: Eden’s Echo | Venue: Texas Heritage Museum at The Witte Musuem | Lighting: Event Ignition | Cakes: 2tarts | Sweet Desserts from Family Recipes: Debbie’s Cookies, Aunt of the Bride | Custom Printed Party Products: Oh Goodie Designs | Graphic Design + Invitation Suite: Harper Gray Designs | Pie Pop favors: Tiny Pies | Chalkboard Art, Bride Groom Chair Signs, Just Married Sign + Here Comes the Bride + Just Married Pennent: Mika Beverly of PartyCreative | Lemonade Bar: The Lemonade Co. | Catering: Rosemary’s Catering | Rentals: Illusions | Wedding dress: Julian Gold Bridal Suite | Bridesmaids Attire: Bella Bridesmaid | Custom Design Boots for the Bride: Lucchese Boots