Before you head off into your day of turkey, stuffing, football, friends and family, we thought we'd share a little something extra special to put you in the celebration mood. A pretty little Glen Rose wedding boasting just the right combo of rustic details and downright romantic moments with the oh-so-fabulous stylings of Tara Wilson Events dotting every inch of space. (To be exact.) The ever-amazing Ben Q Photography snapped up every last ounce of lovely and it's what we're calling the perfect start to your holiday weekend. Join me in the gallery for more.
And an uber-sweet film from the day captured by Lynn Films...
From the Bride... Caleb and I actually met when we were just little kids. We grew up knowing of each other, but more than 10 years went by before our paths crossed again. I was attending my second year in college at the University of Central Oklahoma when I ran into Caleb. Instantly, there was a connection. After that day, the rest is history. After a year in half, Caleb proposed to me in an old barn. He wrote "Will you marry me" in a dusty window. We immediately started searching for a wedding planner. I honestly did not know where to start looking for a planner. I searched the internet for planners in Oklahoma, but just didn't find what I was looking for. Then one day, I was flipping through a bridal magazine and came across Tara Wilson. There was just something about her that I liked. She was creative, savvy and different. Caleb, my mom, dad and I set out to meet with Tara in Fort Worth. We all hit off immediately. Tara instantly tuned into our personality and style. That same day, we went for a site visit at Rough Creek Lodge in Glen Rose, Texas. We all fell in love with Rough Creek.
After choosing the venue, my mom and I went to Chicago to find "the dress." I knew finding my dress was going to be my biggest challenge, but come to find out, it didn't take long at all. The designer of my dress is Ulla-Maija, and I purchased it at Ultimate Bride. It was a very simple, lace, trumpet style. It was exactly what I was looking for. Now that we had the dress, it was time to start the planning process. The planning process was so much fun. Since we live in Oklahoma, we only met with Tara a few times, but we enjoyed every minute of it. We chose July 14, 2012 as our date because that was when my parents married 33 years ago. Our style for our wedding was inspired by our lifestyle and personalities. Caleb and I grew up in small towns in Oklahoma. Caleb grew up as a simple country boy. He has always had a passion for hunting, so we decided we wanted a simple, country and elegant wedding. So with Tara's wonderful creative mind, she came up with the theme "The Hunt Is Over." It was PERFECT! I was very laid-back through out the whole planning process. Tara and I mainly communicated through email or phone. She would email pictures, and everything she chose, I loved. Every detail of the wedding was beyond everything I had ever dreamed of. The ferns in the chapel, the cocktail hour, the burlap linens, floral designs, delicious food and the sparkler exit — every detail was perfect and very well-thought out. Our wedding was so much more than we could have every imagined. We couldn't have picked a better person than Tara Wilson to plan our wedding. Our day was perfect!
Wedding Photography: Ben Q Photography / Wedding Venue: Rough Creek Lodge in Glen Rose, Texas / Wedding Planning: Tara Wilson Events / Floral Design: Branching Out Event Florist / Wedding Cinematography: Lynn Films / Wedding Cake: Frosted Art / Band: Mike Ryan / Wedding Dress: Anna Maier Ulla-Maija via Ultimate Bride / Bride's Jewelry: BC Clark / Bride's Shoes: Balliets / Hair: Liz Hernandez / Makeup: Adina Wright / Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew / Mother of Bride's Attire: Ultimate Bride / Groom's Suit: Nordstrom / Groomsmen's + Bride's Father's Attire: Edward's Menswear in Lawton, Oklahoma / Custom Paper: Southern Fried Paper