When a couple has an e-session as creative as this one, it's no wonder their Agave Road wedding flipped the lid on convention and embraced bold, bright color! Hoping to share some Southwestern beauty + culture with their out of town guests, this Mr. and Mrs. enlisted amazing vendors (and local talents) like Flora Bella Designs and Edible Designs by Jessie for their big day. Click here to see the rest of the images from Carlea J Photography!
From the Bride... Our inspiration and theme for the wedding was inspired by our venue, Agave Road. Most of our guests were from out of state, so we really wanted to find a venue that showcased some of the beauty of Texas and the Southwest region and culture. The beautiful agave plants and flowers, the outdoor lighting at night, fireplace, the cute donkeys and emus on the property, stunning wooden doors and architecture all created this romantic “Old Mexico” atmosphere. Our vibrant colors of poppy, fuchsia and violet really shined against the background of Agave Road and could be seen throughout the wedding from the invitations and stamps, to the flowers, cake and bridal attire.
It was very important to me that we support artists or craftsmen who specialize in hand-made goods and small businesses throughout our wedding planning journey. Many of our special touches were purchased through Etsy or through up-and-coming graphic designers or freelancers. Some of these included our salt covenant egg for the ceremony, my necklace and bridesmaid earrings, the bow ties, custom wine labels, and the hand-painted ornaments. Those touches created special elements in our day, and we felt good supporting all of these talented artists!
The gorgeous poppy, violet and fuschia pom pom photo booth backdrop was created with love by my mom, step-dad and many family members. It was the perfect backdrop for some of our most favorite wedding photos of all time! The beautiful seating cards were assembled by hand by my maid of honor, step-mom and me. My MOH created the template and we spent a few days creating over 200 of these seven-layer flowers! The templates for the stickers on our welcome bags and cookie bags (favor) and cigar belly bands were also created by my MOH. Our family grew succulents to use as decoration throughout the reception. My dad created the reception table numbers, and the bridesmaids' earrings, bridal keshi pearl necklace and veil were all made by my step-mom, Lena.
It’s hard to just choose one “favorite” memory of the day, but I have to say that I really enjoyed eating dinner with my husband at our sweetheart table and looking out into the reception and seeing our amazing family and treasured friends laughing, smiling and having a good time. We were able to enjoy our meal, relax and just BE HAPPY. The room was full of joy and beauty. It doesn’t really get better than that! My grandparents were also celebrating their 62nd wedding anniversary that weekend, and we were honored to have them at the wedding. We played the “Anniversary Song” in their honor. They danced all evening and we had such a blast, especially when they danced to Justin Timberlake’s “Sexy Back.”
Wedding Photography: Carlea J Photography / Wedding Venue: Agave Road in Katy, Texas / Floral Design: Flora Bella Designs / Wedding Cakes: Edible Designs by Jessie / Anniversary Wine Bottle Labels: Sara Michelle Designs / Cookie Table Signs: Amy Phan / Cigar Rolling: Chip Hight / Salt Covenant Egg: Centered Ceramics / Korean Wedding Ducks: Taeyon / Wedding Dress: Kirstie Kelly Couture / Bride's Red Shoes: Kate Spade / Bride's White Shoes: Mia / Bride's Personalized Wedding Dress Patch: Monde Design / Bride's Hair Flower: Olini Floral / Bridal Hanger: Einspanner / Bride’s Necklace, Bride's Veil + Bridesmaids' Earrings: Yelena’s Bijoux (The Bride's Step-Mom) / Hair + Makeup: Thalio Beckham Artistry / Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew / Groomsmen's Suits: Jos A. Bank / Groomsmen Bow Ties: CCADesign / Ushers' Ties: tuxandtulle