No one does rustic chic quite like the state of Texas. From the cowboy boot donning brides to the lace-covered gowns to the lovely burlap infused in every last stunning detail, you ladies and gents have it down in spades. And this gorgeous Pecan Springs Ranch affair? Well, it’s all of the aforementioned with a touch of romance that will make your head spin. See it all captured by Mint Photography right here.
From the Bride… Our chic Texas wedding took place on July 13, 2013 in the heat of a summer day under the shady pecan trees at the gorgeous Pecan Springs Ranch in Austin, TX. We added alot of DIY flare to our wedding to make it unique to us, and involved a lot of talented friends and family in the making of our special day. My husband and I are both from Austin but currently live in Arizona, so we also wanted a down home, backyard party, bright and summery, full-on Texas feel to our wedding.
I had always envisioned an outdoor wedding but with a chapel feel for the ceremony, so my dad helped me to create a wall out of old barnwood that came from a 1900’s shed from behind my great grandparents’ house. We removed the old white doors as well so that I would be able to have “chapel doors” to walk through for the ceremony. My dad also created an arch out of cedar trees from our ranch and surprised me by putting a cross on the top of the arch to finish off the old chapel look.
Another project we worked on was a popcorn stand during our cocktail hour for our guests to munch on prior to the buffet opening. My husband’s family owns a kettle corn business and made three different flavors of popcorn the day before the wedding for our guests. It was a huge hit! We also had my husband’s favorite donut shop, Round Rock Donuts, make a bunch of glazed and chocolate donuts for our wedding instead of doing a groom’s cake. Our guests loved them and they were gone before we even cut the cake!
My sweet friend Kortni recently started a flower business and I had her do all of my floral design and bouquets. She did an amazing job and I was so impressed by her work, especially on the arch! I also collected bottles, wood boxes, and jars for months to decorate our tables with and the look turned out better than I had hoped for.
Another incredibly talented friend, Kate Stafford, did all of our paper design including invitations, programs, and thank you cards on the place settings. She did a beautiful job and I was so pleased with the way they all turned out!
Our wedding planner, Paige, is so detailed and creative. She made all of the chalkboards and displays at the wedding and blew me away with her gorgeous style. I could not have made it through the day without her and was so impressed with her work.
Mint Photography shot the photos of our wedding and Kelly’s work is stunning. She captured the feel of our day so perfectly and makes the lighting look amazing! She’s fabulous and I’m so thankful for the way our photos turned out.
Lastly, I had a seamstress (and also amazing designer) from my hometown make the flower girl dresses. We found fabric from a store in town and then she got creative with making the dress. I thought they turned out adorable! The bridesmaids all chose their own dress in different shades of gray and found them from stores like BHLDN, J.Crew and Etsy. I chose gray because I wanted their gorgeous flowers to stand out against the color of the dress. The groomsmen wore white shirts with khaki pants and then created their own style of Vans shoes in gray.
We love how all of the details turned out!
Photographer: Mint Photography | Wedding Planner: Paige Smith | Floral Design: The Color Yellow Co. | Wedding Cake: Classic Cakes by Lori | Invitations: Kate Stafford | Bridesmaid Dresses: Etsy | Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN | Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew | Catering: Werner's Catering | DJ: Sean Alan | Bride's Dress: Schaffer's | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Pecan Springs Ranch