Little known fact? Cowgirl boots and ballgowns are the quickest way to my country loving heart. Rollicking yet refined, from the DesignII blooms, to peach jam favors, and the clothesline of photos, every aspect of this pasture affair is effortlessly elegant. Korie Lynn snapped up a gallery that is a mixture of familiarity and romanticism, and you can see it all here!
From the beautiful Bride… The groom and I have always been inspired by community, heritage, and travel. When we began to plan our wedding, we considered first, the German and Czech Biergartens that we grew up with in Texas and second, the semester that we studied together in Paris. We ultimately decided on a celebration that was both rowdy and refined—a mixture of familiarity and romanticism, of country and city, of landscape and architecture.
A beer garden is a sort of communal free-for-all, and we wanted to maintain that spirit of sharing at our reception with long farm tables and a local family-style meal. Meanwhile, we equipped the tabletops with vintage champagne coupes and loosely-arranged flowers to give the setting a little edge of effortless French elegance. We also tried to incorporate details from our daily life, like color-coordinated Trivial Pursuit cards reminiscent of those at Henri’s, our favorite French restaurant in Austin, and strands of yellow-tinged globe lights lining the peaks of our pole tent.
We completed countless DIY projects leading up to the wedding, including our stationery and guestbook, our peach jam favors, and our clothesline of photos. Our parents scoured thrift stores for champagne coupes, mismatched vases, and wicker breadbaskets. The groom’s mother even freehanded our menu chalkboards!
For the venue we chose a family farm just west of Brenham, Texas—a small town located halfway between Austin and Houston, where the groom and I grew up, respectively. October is usually the most beautiful month in The Lonestar State, but the morning of our wedding it rained… and rained… and rained. We were beyond relieved when the clouds decided to pull it together just an hour before our first look.
Our ceremony was entirely otherworldly. It was surreal to see his family, my family, and all of our closest friends—some of them from thousands of miles away—all under the same grove of trees. Our photographer perfectly captured the giddiness and whimsy of the day.
Most importantly, we wanted our guests to feel comfortable and relaxed. Our band played a mixture of country, Cajun, Zydeco, and rock n roll that kept everyone grooving all night. Around ten in the evening, some of our distant neighbors overheard the music and came over to join the dance party! We could not have asked for a more welcoming celebration of love and marriage.
Photography: Korie Lynn Photography | Event Planning: DesignII | Floral Design: DesignII | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Wedding Dress: Serendipity Bridal | Cake: Brenham Olde Towne Bakery | Invitations: The Bride & Groom | Wedding Shoes: Kate Spade | Rings: Ravens' Refuge | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Catering: DesignII | Makeup: Thyme Day Spa & Salon | Hair: Thyme Day Spa & Salon | Band: The Stringbenders | Groom's Attire: Capra And Cavelli | Groomsmen's Attire: J.Crew | Groomsmen's Attire (Ties): Tux & Tulle | Wedding Boots: Lucchese Boots | Wedding Venue: Private Residence: The Miller Farm