Wedding Details & Design

Wedding Details & Design

Photography by  Amber Vickery

Photography by Amber Vickery

It's hard to believe how time is flying, but today marks two whole months of marriage. (Woo hoo!) I've said for a long time that if I hadn't pursued interior design, I might've been really interested in wedding planning. (Now, after planning a wedding of my own, I'm not so sure!) 

I wanted my dress to be simple and romantic. I fell in love with the subtle mocha undertones in the skirt and ribbon belt, and paired it with a delicate lace off the shoulder jacket. 

I wanted my dress to be simple and romantic. I fell in love with the subtle mocha undertones in the skirt and ribbon belt, and paired it with a delicate lace off the shoulder jacket. 

As much as I loved the design aspect of putting everything together, I learned that planning a large scale event is no walk in the park, people. For months my days were filled with design inspiration, ideas and decisions to be made. Colors and paper types and ribbons, oh my! 

The B  ella Vista ceremony site overlooks the vast and breathtaking Texas hill country.

The Bella Vista ceremony site overlooks the vast and breathtaking Texas hill country.

As overwhelming as it was at times, I really enjoyed pulling together our mood board and sourcing other creative people to help bring our vision to life. We fell in love with the view (and people) of Rancho Mirando (pictured above), and the rest was history. Our coordinator Leslie and her mom Donna, our amazing florist, helped pull together the wedding of our dreams.

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My biggest inspiration was the crest my dad watercolored for us (below). It's whimsical and romantic and sweet, and we knew immediately we wanted to use it throughout the wedding weekend, from the hotel gift bag tags to the happy hour cocktail napkins. I was also immediately drawn to anything with velvet ribbon, dusty blue, navy, ivory, blue sea holly, and sage. 

Invitation suite and photo by Michael Musser of  Anticipate Invitations

Invitation suite and photo by Michael Musser of Anticipate Invitations

I had always dreamt of using a collection of vintage stamps. Michael pulled together the perfect blue grouping to adorn the sage, hand calligraphed envelopes. 

I had always dreamt of using a collection of vintage stamps. Michael pulled together the perfect blue grouping to adorn the sage, hand calligraphed envelopes. 

I've always had a thing for paper and typography. I've also always said that if I weren't an interior designer (or wedding planner), I'd be a graphic designer. Paper types and Pantone colors and fonts and kerning — I love it all. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Michael of Anticipate Invitations to bring our vision to life. I wanted my dad's crest to be front and center as a tag, wrapping the suite in a sage velvet ribbon. 

Invitation suite and photo by Michael Musser of  Anticipate Invitations.  Michael's dotted watercolor border perfectly encapsulated the romantic, whimsical feeling I was looking for, and the chamfered edges were the perfect finishing touch.

Invitation suite and photo by Michael Musser of Anticipate Invitations. Michael's dotted watercolor border perfectly encapsulated the romantic, whimsical feeling I was looking for, and the chamfered edges were the perfect finishing touch.

One of my favorite details from the whole wedding was the custom menu. The watercolor crest was printed on a vellum overlay, tied to the menu with a dusty blue silk ribbon. It was the perfect detail to complete the table settings. 

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The custom menus featured the crest printed on a vellum overlay, tied together with a silk ribbon.

The custom menus featured the crest printed on a vellum overlay, tied together with a silk ribbon.

Handmade plates made by Donna Aldred of Rancho Mirando sat atop moss chargers. Table numbers by a long time friend Grace Singstad of  Grace Art Market .

Handmade plates made by Donna Aldred of Rancho Mirando sat atop moss chargers. Table numbers by a long time friend Grace Singstad of Grace Art Market.

We used my parents' antique settee at the head table for myself and David, and decorated it with moss "S" and "D" letters, to echo the moss chargers. 

We used my parents' antique settee at the head table for myself and David, and decorated it with moss "S" and "D" letters, to echo the moss chargers. 

Every other table had a lantern with a floral wreath to bring more candlelit ambiance into the space. Table numbers made by  Grace Art Market  showcased photos of us from ages 1 to 20.

Every other table had a lantern with a floral wreath to bring more candlelit ambiance into the space. Table numbers made by Grace Art Market showcased photos of us from ages 1 to 20.

Our almond vanilla   cake adorned with velvet ribbon and florals. Cake by  Sweet Treets  out of ATX. 

Our almond vanilla cake adorned with velvet ribbon and florals. Cake by Sweet Treets out of ATX. 

Handmade vow books by  Kelsey Carpenter  with deckled paper, silk ribbon and hand calligraphy. 

Handmade vow books by Kelsey Carpenter with deckled paper, silk ribbon and hand calligraphy. 

We wanted to keep the program lighthearted and more casual to reflect who we are as a couple, since the ceremony was outside overlooking the Texas hill country, rather than in a formal church. 

We wanted to keep the program lighthearted and more casual to reflect who we are as a couple, since the ceremony was outside overlooking the Texas hill country, rather than in a formal church. 

Wedding photos of our parents and grandparents adorned the guest book table. 

Wedding photos of our parents and grandparents adorned the guest book table. 

David's childhood friend Peter Liddle wrote and performed  a special song  for us. 

David's childhood friend Peter Liddle wrote and performed a special song for us. 

We are so grateful to all of our vendors and parents for helping pull together such a special and magical night. It was just about as perfect as perfect can be. I mean...no amount of planning can prevent the weather from dipping to a crisp, windy 40 degrees, randomly, in the middle of April... (oh boy!) but we had the warmth and love of our family and friends to keep us warm. 

Incredible photos by  Amber Vickery

Incredible photos by Amber Vickery

Our photographer Amber Vickery and videographers Juliane and Alex perfectly captured our (chilly) day, and we will treasure the memories forever. 

VENUE | Rancho Mirando

FLORALS | Donna Aldred of Rancho Mirando

COORDINATOR | Leslie Aldred Lambert of Rancho Mirando

VIP | Mariann Imber

PHOTOGRAPHY | Amber Vickery

INVITATIONS | Anticipate Invitations

VIDEOGRAPHY | Juliane & Alex

BAND | Royal Dukes

HAIR & MAKEUP | LucieMarie

TABLE NUMBERS & ESCORT CARDS | Grace Art Market

 

 

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