Nostalgic Dripping Springs Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Bride and Groom Deborah and Stephen returned to Deborah’s home state of Texas for a relaxed yet chic affair stuffed with nostalgic details. The bride took a weekly childhood tradition and gave it a sophisticated spin, making a table spilling with various types of handmade popcorn. Honestly, we’re loving all of the surprises in this wedding shot by Half Orange Photography!


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From the bride, Deborah: When we got engaged we quickly decided we wanted a “semi-destination” wedding with our close friends and family. In my mind there was no better place for it than my home state of Texas. I love the Texas Hill Country and knew it fit perfectly with my vision for our wedding: a fun, relaxed and beautiful night for our family and friends to celebrate the most amazing day of our lives. As Claire, Stephen’s Aunt, begin to design the dress I knew I wanted it to reflect the theme of the wedding too. Fun & unique. She did an amazing job capturing that in my dress. It was one of a kind and it was so fun to watch it come together.


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vintage dripping springs texas wedding half orange photography

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vintage dripping springs texas wedding half orange photography

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vintage dripping springs texas wedding half orange photography

One of my favorite projects that I worked on for our big day was the popcorn table/bar. Every Sunday night growing up we had homemade popcorn, and you could say it has created a bit of an obsession in me. I bought several different flavors of popcorn from Cornucopia in Austin and had my Dad make his homemade blend as well. They were displayed in antique furniture drawers and turned out to be quite the hit. Another fun project was our favors for the guest. Each guest left with a hand sewn burlap bag full of Texas hill country coffee and homemade chocolate chip pumpkin muffins made by the mother of the bride.


vintage dripping springs texas wedding half orange photography

vintage dripping springs texas wedding half orange photography

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vintage dripping springs texas wedding half orange photography

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vintage dripping springs texas wedding half orange photography

My husband’s favorite touch to the big day was the scotch and cigar hour. It was just one other fun little touch that made our wedding feel like us. Our night was exactly what we dreamed: elegant: a holy ceremony in a chapel that leaves you in awe, a reception site that was breathtaking… but most of all we had so much fun: we danced until our feet hurt, hugged so many friends and family and loved hopping on the party bus with 60 of our closest friends for an unforgettable ride back to Austin. If I could give future brides any advice it would be relax and enjoy it. Do not get to wrapped up in all the little details, take a deep breath, have fun and remember you are getting to marry your best friend!


vintage dripping springs texas wedding half orange photography

vintage dripping springs texas wedding half orange photography


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors (Dripping Springs, TX):

Reception Venue: Camp Lucy / Wedding Photographer: Half Orange Photography / Wedding Dress: Claire Kennedy Design / Bride’s Shoes: Antonio Melani / Wedding Flowers: Verbena Floral / Wedding Caterer: Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse / Wedding Cake: Ruth Rickey / DJ: Strat Kat DJ / Rentals: Marquee Events and Blue Bird Vintage Rentals / Popcorn: Bride’s father and Cornucopia



12 comments
  1. Leila | Be Inspired PR

    Those bridesmaid dresses are amazing! Simple and flattering on everyone! Great pick :)

  2. Caj Photography

    Hello,

    Just wanted to say I enjoyed this blog very much. You di a great job on telling their story. Thanks for sharing.

    Scott

  3. Jim Unger

    Purple!!!! – I love this plan, design and shoot!

    GREAT WORK ALL!

    Thank you!

  4. Maggie @ La Fleur Vintage

    Ahh! Was just discussing how gorgeous this color palette is for wedding flowers. This is lovely (and the popcorn and foodie favors had me drooling)!

  5. cathy

    Love those bridesmaid dresses!

  6. AJ

    this is the first time i’ve ever seen a bridesmaid dress that looks good on everyone. props to the bride (and her entourage!) for finding something great to wear!

  7. dekalb wedding photography

    Is this Camp Lucy? If it’s in Dripping Springs, we’re going to guess yes. We’re more used to Austin for awesome Texan venues, but you two seem to have done a great job in having a simple yet chic outdoor wedding!

  8. Emily

    I love the bridesmaid dresses! Does anyone know where they are from?

  9. Lauryn

    loveee the bridesmaid dresses!!!! are gorgeous!! L O V E

  10. ladybird cottage

    I just loved the mauve colour of the dresses, they are truly stunning. something a bit different is always the best way i find. Everyone looks so happy – good luck

  11. Kelley C

    I know the bride’s family and they are so much fun! This wedding is beautiful, and the photographers, Half Orange, are some good friends of mine who also did my wedding. They are amazing!

  12. Elena

    I LOVE these shoes!!! Please tell me where you found them…or what they are called, they are not listed on the designer’s website.

    Beautiful wedding and incredible pictures. Especially love the vibrant bridesmaid dresses and homespun vibe.

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