South Texas Farm Wedding from Thompson Poole Photography
April 3, 2013
RusticRustic Weddings
When magical farm settings and sweet, sweet nuptials combine, it's a beautiful thing.  And in the case of this gorgeous Marburger Farm affair, it's not only beautiful, it's awe-inspiring.  Because when you pair up an adorable bride and groom with the fab stylings of Deborah Bradley Events & Designs, sweet blue hues and a breathtaking ceremony under the world's most amazing Oak tree (complete with ribbons), that's what happens.  Pure, unadulterated pretty.  See every last moment captured by Thompson Poole Photography in the full gallery.
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From Deborah Bradley Events & Designs... From the very beginning, Houstonians Rachel and Zach knew they wanted to get married in the country. Rachel, an artist and Zach, a numbers and graphs kind of guy, wanted their wedding day to transport their guests out of their busy lives to a slower-pace -- a place where smiles came easy and one could see the stars in the night sky. They were quick to choose Marburger Farm in Round Top, Texas, population 90. Marburger Farm is a 43-acre property with a collection of historic building situation to feel like a small town. This unique combination of yesteryear and rustic elegance set the tone for their Country Soiree.

Rachel's artistic hand inspired most of the details for the wedding including the couple's personal monogram and she created an amazing rendering on canvas of her wedding dress. The art was displayed at the reception. Rachel's ivory crepe and lace dress with a sweeping train was the perfect gown for the petite bride. Her ensemble was accented with an ivory fascinator, an antique pearl bracelet and vintage taupe leather pumps embellished with blue velvet flowers. In a treasured moment, the Mother of the Bride helped with doing Rachel's hair just one more time before her "little girl" was married. Many laughs and stories were shared as special memories were made.

The Bridesmaids were quick to spot Zach & the Groomsmen coming to "visit." For a few moments Zach & Rachel had a chance to hold hands in the threshold of the the old house but without actually seeing each other. It was the perfect way to "be together" without breaking tradition.

The Ceremony was set under a grand canopy of trees. A large wooden cross was suspended from the mighty Oak while crystal prisms suspended by long ribbons danced in the breeze. The aisle was punctuated by burlap covered cones bursting with colorful blooms.

After guests enjoyed cocktail hour in and around the rustic, brick floored building known as The Blacksmith Shop they welcomed Rachel and Zach to the Wedding Banquet and Dance. The barn-like hall with white-washed walls and a very seasoned dance floor was the perfect setting for this simple and elegant gathering. Guest tables were installed on the bias and dressed in white, floor-length linens centered with burlap table runners and an abundance of flowers in antique glass containers. A large farm table centered on the far end of the hall served as the Sweetheart Table. It was decorated with a burlap table runner, crystal candelabrum, bird cages and an antique bench.

As the evening progressed the center of "town" was illuminated by hundreds of globe string lights. The celebration and dance went on for hours and was capped with a sparkling send off for Rachel and Zach in a vintage convertible.

It was a beautiful wedding overflowing with love and joy.

Wedding Photography: Thompson Poole Photography | Wedding Venue: Marburger Farm in Round Top, Texas | Event Planning + Design: Deborah Bradley Events & Designs | Floral Design: Gaby Sardinas & Friends | Catering: Uncommon Affairs | Wedding Cake: The Best Little Cake Shop in Texas | Pies: Royers Round Top Cafe