This is Why We're Obsessed With Greenhouse Weddings
August 24, 2017
Outdoor WeddingsSpring Weddings
Can we all agree that greenhouses are the coolest wedding venues we've seen in a long time? One look through this gallery by Feather & Twine and I have no doubt you'll be on board. The Greenhouse at Driftwood was the beautiful backdrop for this Texas wedding and it only gets more gorgeous with every glimpse. See it all in our gallery right this way!
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From the Bride... Growing up, I had always imagined my wedding day to be magical (probably because Disney was the main staple of my youth). So when it came time to plan the big day I wanted to honor that perspective. I wanted the day to feel timeless, romantic and whimsical. The overall feel I wanted for Andrew, our family and friends was to be a celebration of love and life! Having this in mind, when Andrew and I toured The Greenhouse at Driftwood, I knew it was the place. It's lush, and unlike any place I had ever seen in the hill country. I drew most of my inspiration from the Greenhouse itself. My color palette reflected the antique pastels that much of the vegetation carried, and my florals (by Color Theory Collective) were unique and soft, like much of the wild flowers that scattered the grounds. My mom and sister helped me paint all of our signage weeks before the big day. A simple DIY project, that really made for extra bits of sweetness as we saw them on our wedding day. My "something borrowed, something blue, etc." all came from my sweet groom. He had read about the tradition in a groom's guide and asked to make those his project - which ended up being so meaningful and precious. The handkerchief = something new, blue sapphire heart-shaped earrings = something blue, the tin trinket box = something old, the porcelain brooch = his grandmother's that she let us borrow, and the key = was "the key to his heart".

My favorite moment of the day was locking eyes with Andrew. We went back and forth on the idea of a first look, and had opted to wait for the aisle. Which looking back I'm really glad we did. There was so much excitement and adrenaline running through me and a wave of calm washed over me when I saw him.

My favorite details were in our desserts. My first trip to his family's home, he snuck me outside to carve our initials into their backyard tree. To remember that sweet moment I had Sweet Treats Bakery include iced cookies with the image. Also, by STB, and the talk of the party, was Andrew's groom's cake. It was a replica of his yeti ice-chest with a Red Fish and his guitar - probably his two favorite activities! (Andrew has grown up fishing his entire life - his bachelor trip was actually a weekend fishing trip down to their family's favorite spot of off the Texas Coast). The guitar was spot on too! He was completely blown away!

The biggest piece of advice I'd like to give to future brides - which I didn't find until months into planning - is when in doubt, keep it simple, and make the choices for you and your groom. There can be lots of opinions and expectations on how your day should be, but after all, the day is a celebration of you and your groom finding happiness and love. So fill your day with details and touches that you both will be filled with joy to see on your big day!