Part two of an incredible rustic chic Oklahoma ranch wedding, full of beautiful and incredible details. It is so important to glamorize an outdoor wedding. This bride did it with lush florals in greens and corals, and metallic accents especially found in the mercury glass. Votives filled each table, creating a soft and romantic light. An absolutely incredible wedding from Simply Bliss Photography, check out part one here for a full list of the reputable vendors that made this day possible!
When Alea of Alea Lovely Fine Art Photographer + Film Maker posted a hypothetical question on Facebook about her idea’s for a romantic elopement she never expected her friends to jump at the chance. Josh & Kelsey had no plans, expect for the desire for an intimate moment between friends and family. Josh is a fan of making furniture, so he built the altar they stood at and the table they ate at. So romantic and personal! The handmade plates and simple decor were part of the southwest theme that the Texan couple created in destination Phoenix. An elopement isn’t the right choice for many brides, but for those who choose to keep things simple, personal, and intimate the choice is perfect. For more inspiration on elopements, check out this Texas Hill Country wedding by Amanda Marie Portraits and this destination elopement by Stacy Reeves
After meeting in Morocco while studying abroad, this beautiful couple wanted to find a laid-back venue that paid homage to the beginning of their romance. The natural choice was Laguna Gloria- a private residence in Austin inspired by Lake Como in Italy that was converted into a public art space by the city in the 1960s. After marrying in the Central Christian Church, they invited guests to a reception that felt more like an upscale dinner party! Sarah Kate Photographer is the one to thank for the gorgeous photography- I am especially in love with the outdoor dinner shots! Doesn’t the bride look lovely in a Matthew Christopher dress? Lizzie Bell Event Management pulled together the wonderful party, and Petal Pushers designed the florals.
Wedding Photography: Sarah Kate, Photographer / Ceremony: Central Christian Church in Austin, Texas / Reception: Laguna Gloria at the Austin Museum of Art in Austin, Texas / Wedding Coordination: Aimee Villa of Lizze Belle Event Management / Floral Design: Petal Pushers / Wedding Cinematography: Joe Simon Wedding Films / Catering: Myra Adkins of Word of Mouth Catering / Wedding Cakes: Coco Paloma Desserts / Wedding Paper Goods: Southern Fried Paper / Ceremony Strings: Barton Strings / DJ: Chris Bar of Altared Wedding Productions / Lighting: Ilios Lighting / Wedding Dress: Matthew Christopher / Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade
A beautiful and absolutely adorable trend for vintage weddings is birdcages. I love how versatile they are – they can be used in so many different ways! During an outdoor ceremony, try hanging them from tall trees to give a wistful, romantic look. For the reception, they can be used to hold flowers, candles, escort cards – basically anything! The best part about these beautiful birdcages is they look amazing both hung and standing, which allows you more options when decorating. They’re truly a statement piece your guests will adore!
Just because you are hosting an outdoor wedding does not mean that you can’t give your guests (as well as yourself!) a grand entrance. Doorways placed at the entrance of your outdoor venue give the area a sense of importance and is a chic way of symbolizing your new beginnings and exciting new married life! The doorway can also give your guests a grand entrance to your ceremony. These doors don’t have to be expensive; in fact, they look beautiful when they’re a cheap vintage find. Walk through this beautiful doorway towards your handsome fiancé and walk out of the doorway as husband and wife!