Sunflowers and red wine roses filled this gorgeous garden wedding with bright hues and love. A must-see first look captured by Charla Storey started this wedding off perfectly ending with a sparkling departure fit for this loving couple. You won’t want to miss a moment of this garden magic here!
Since we had been together nearly four years at that point, we really didn’t want a long engagement. We both love the fall, especially since it can be so beautiful and pleasant in Texas. So that’s how we decided to get married in November. I had always pictured my wedding in the fall in Texas, complete with a stunning fall palette and breathtaking flowers. Chandor Gardens is a breathtakingly beautiful private estate with sprawling gardens. The property belonged to a painter and his wife, and the gardens were his gift to his wife. It’s the perfect love story and we knew right away this would be the place for our garden wedding we had always dreamed of. It was also the perfect size for accommodating our 130 guests.
Because I knew I wanted a fall color palette, I fell in love with mocha for the bridesmaids’ dresses, which is pretty much a cross between gray and brown. The dresses would contrast the flowers perfectly and it’s a color that looked flattering on everyone. For the guys, we went with wheat-colored suits. They were the perfect complement to the bridesmaids’ mocha dresses, as well as the outdoor backdrop we were working with. The suits weren’t too casual or too formal. They were perfect!
For our flowers, I chose a true fall palette with our florist, Justine’s Flowers. They turned out beautiful and I heard so many compliments about how stunning the flowers were. She created a blend of sunflowers, wine red roses and a blend of other fall colors that turned out just wonderfully. I cannot express how pleased I was with the flowers.
Our ceremony included a string quartet, which truly helped set the mood. I walked down the aisle lined with white rose petals. We said our vows upon a rock staircase with our friends and family looking on. Behind us was a fountain, which strategically erupted as we exchanged our first kiss as husband and wife. It was truly magical. Our reception took place right around the corner behind the home in the garden area. The circular tables were scattered around the garden, some under the pergola, and some in the open garden. They were set with burlap and lace runners atop white tablecloths. The centerpieces were beautiful black lanterns with tea lights and champagne bottles dipped in gold glitter for a bit of bling. The DJ and dance floor were set up under a huge tree and everyone danced the night away. For the departure, our guests lined the pathway and sent us off into the night with sparklers, which was such a magical experience. We hopped into a brand new black Maserati and drove into the night as husband and wife, our lives forever changed.
Photography: Charla Storey | Event Planning: Merren Events | Wedding Dress: Martina Liana | Cake: Creme De La Creme | Venue: Chandor Gardens | Dress Shop: De Ma Fille Bridal | Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab | Floral: Justine's Flowers