From the Bride: I wanted it to have a fall color palette (I had no official colors) and a general very boho laid back feel. Since it was a thanksgiving wedding I really tried to use as much orange/ brown/ gold/ mustard yellow/ greens as I could, but I didn’t want it to be too “thanksgiving-y” so I didn’t include pumpkins or turkey. The mismatched bridesmaid dresses and groomsman ties were really fun for me, I honestly spent way more time on their dresses than my own- to the point that we were still deciding on the morning of the wedding. And Zach picked out the ties himself. Then I tied in the colors of their dresses with the colors in my boots, as close as I could. In general I love braids, macrame, cotton lace, tassels, and wooden signs so I tried to incorporate as much as I could of those things. The bridesmaids had tassel earrings to match my dress tassels, for instance. And I did all of my own calligraphy, including the coaster name plates as favors. Also I looooove onsies so I had the maids wear them instead of the traditional robe route, which Definitely gave the getting ready process a goofier feel. Essentially, overall I got really into “the look” and had a lot of fun putting that together. It can be pretty difficult though to focus on everything looking “nice” while also keeping it laid back. I feel like every bridezilla goes for a “chill” vision but behind the scenes it’s actual insanity, and I really didn’t want it to be like that. I wanted a wedding that would be fun for everyone and not just me. So I gave everyone involved as much freedom as I could. For instance it was my bridesmaid Bris idea to have the girls change back into their onesies for dancing, and I loved that. And I’m not sure who’s idea it was, but I think they also took a shot when we had our first kiss-they hid shots in their bouquets. 😂 Then for the stuff that I didn’t have a specific “vision” for, I got super lucky with amazing vendors. Dagars was so awesome with the food, especially since I gave them zero direction. The bartenders, photographers, officiant, florist- everyone did an amazing job. Carissa from Lovely Day Events is a saint.
Annnd after all that nonsense, obviously I know that ultimately the wedding was about Zach and I and Paisley (our daughter), and I tried very hard to make us the heart of it. Paisley was very involved, above and beyond that of a regular flower girl. We wore matching dresses and she stood up with us during the ceremony. I really wanted her to understand (along with everyone else) that this was about all of us becoming a family, and not just Zach and I becoming man and wife. She was very excited for us to finally have the same last name, and took her flower girl duties very seriously (as you saw). Honestly I couldn’t have been more proud of her. And Zach was a real trooper in general. I knew that he’s not into weddings, but from the very beginning he was so supportive of how into it I was. He went with me to every appointment, venue tour, tasting- and took as many photos as I asked. He’s the best. He and I wrote our own vows to do in private since neither of us are public speakers, and I felt like that made it a lot more intimate. Possibly my favorite moment of the wedding was our final dance, when no one else was around. Those are the moments that weddings ultimately are about. Plus at that point I was sick of being around other people so it was a huge relief 😅
Overall, it was a pretty great day!
LIST OF VENDORS:
COORDINATION: LOVELY DAY EVENTS
CATERING: DAGARS CATERING
VENUE: PROSPECT HOUSE
SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER: JULIE COPE PHOTOGRAPHY
DJ: MADE FROM SKRATCH WEDDINGS
CAKE: ABBEY CHANDLER
FLOWERS: THE FLOWER GIRL TX
BARTENDER: WETEND BAR