Texas is known for its weddings with heaps and heaps of southern charm, but Ashley and Johnny’s wedding broke out and traveled down the road of modern and clean. Rachel Meagan Photography was in charge of chronicling this fun couple’s big day and immediately, it evokes a contemporary feel with simple yet striking elements. The bloom creations by Wild Bunches Floral echo this with eye-catchingly bright white anemones, the ever-loved eucalyptus, and white peonies, to name a few.
From the bride, Ashley: From the very beginning, Johnny and I knew we wanted a wedding that felt laid-back and genuine, nothing stuffy or contrived. Texas is the land of rustic-chic barn venues, and Johnny and I knew we wanted something a little more clean and modern. I love minimalistic decor that is unique enough to stand out on its own.
We got engaged in Marfa, TX and wanted to transport some of that Art Deco feel to our wedding as well, which was totally the vibe of our venue, the Prospect House. Everything in our venue is white, so I wanted to follow that theme of mostly white and green. We love fall hues, so we included a lot of dusty rose, copper, and burgundy as well. I did not use a wedding planner, so a good bit of it was DIY. Our seating chart and table numbers were hand-drawn by my friend. The massive flower wall was done by my mother. My friend and I took turns DJing the reception. I got my wedding dress at a consignment store, and my grandmother’s 90-year-old friend altered it for me.
I wanted all the florals to have a loose, romantic feel so we used a lot of loose greenery, mainly seeded eucalyptus and italian ruscus. My bouquet also included white peonies, white garden roses, and white anemones. My flower crown was made of italian ruscus and white spray roses. The rest of the florals included all of these flowers with the addition of burgundy flowers.
I’m not a perfectionist, but I have trouble trusting that everything will come together until I see the finished product. I found a lot of freedom in creating my own expectations and deciding which traditions were actually meaningful to me. If you have people in your life that love and support you, it’s guaranteed that they will be willing to help and make sure your day turns out beautifully so you can find rest in that. I certainly do not regret putting effort and thought into little details like wedding favors and guest books, I think personal touches that represent your personalities are what make a wedding memorable.
Prelude: “Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles
Bride’s Processional: “Miracles,” Coldplay
Recessional: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” Stevie Wonder
First Dance: “Moon River,” Frank Sinatra
Father/Daughter Dance: “Landslide,” Fleetwood Mac
(I come from a very musical family in Nashville, TN so music was massively important to me. We covered basically all genres. My husbands family is Mexican, so we included some merengue and classic dances.)