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Rustic Texas Wedding

Like vintage cars and dreamy photos? Then you will love this wedding sent by Clayton Austin! Mandy and Ben’s wedding took place outside of Austin in Texas’s gorgeous hill country. The stunning location lent itself perfectly to the rustic feel of the wedding.

From the bride, Mandy:

We were both born and raised in Texas. We live in Houston. We both enjoy the outdoors and nature. We wanted something rustic, simple, and beautiful also. That is why we chose the Texas Hill Country… not Houston.

We knew that there would not be anywhere in Houston that would fit our ideal wedding location. We also knew that there would be many guests flying in from other states, so we wanted somewhere with an airport in the vicinity. We love the areas surrounding Austin. We googled rustic weddings Texas and found the perfect location…Vista West Ranch in Dripping Springs.

They were set up for an outdoor ceremony and had the rustic barn for the reception and air conditioning.

Our venue had just what we wanted, and as an extra bonus that had an awesome old car sitting in the parking lot.

Our cakes and desserts were a labor of love mostly completed by family members. They did a great job making a number of deserts that Ben and I love. His grandpamade his famous “Tennessee Stack Cake” to serve as the grooms cake. Ben’s college friend Ashley Griffith made our wedding cake. She made exactly what we asked for.

My mom’s friend Ruth did my flowers. She did amazing work and they were all so beautiful. We bought them from a wholesale store in Houston and she transported them to Austin.

Some advice from Mandy:

Just breathe. Cry if you need to and ask your fiance and others around you for help if you start to get overwhelmed. There are so many people willing to pick up some of the slack when all the different details and aspects start to get jumbled.

Wedding Vendors (Austin, TX):

Photographer: Clayton Austin / Wedding Venue: Vista West Ranch / Florist: Mandy’s Mother’s friend, Ruth / Caterer: Creative Creations / Cakes: Family and Friends / Band: London Calling / Hairstylist: Lucie Marie / Makeup Artist: Kaarin Boyd / Bride’s Dress: Epico by San Patrick from Weddings by Debbie / Hair piece: LoBoheme / Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade / Maid and Matron of Honor Dresses: Priscilla of Boston / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: J.Crew / Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: Pants by Perry Ellis, Vests are vintage


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Cozy Mountaintop Wedding

This Oregon wedding sent by Julie Randall Photography is truly unique. Kalisa and Mitch were married in a small lodge atop a snowy mountain, and their guests were transported there on snowcats! I’m having a bit of guest envy right now. How fun would that have been?

More from the bride, Kalisa:

We definitely wanted to have our wedding in a place that offered natural beauty, unique and allowed our 30 guests to experience somewhere they may never go on their own. It was important we had our wedding somewhere that didn’t require a lot of decorating to transform the place. We wanted a place that would be the main attraction and a place that would compliment our decor. We planned on making a lot of our decorations and such, so the place we found was perfect! A gift is what we wanted to give our guests who traveled to celebrate our love with us.


Mitch was searching on the internet for unique wedding destinations and we stumbled across Hood River and Mt. Hood in Oregon, so from there we found the Silcox Hut which gave us chill bumps looking at the photos. We knew that was the place the minute we saw the photos! The venue only allowed a max of 40 people, guests were transported by snowcat!, it’s a beautiful historically restored building that includes a beautiful lava rock fireplace and flooring and is absolutely breathtaking!

 Cozy winter wedding in Oregon

Unique, cozy, eccentric, intimate and adventurous are some adjectives that would describe our wedding. We didn’t have a theme per se, but we did make almost all of our decor.

 Paper flower and branches centerpieces
 DIY wedding invitations blind embossing pull up envelope
 vintage wedding dress

For our guest book, I drew all of our guests on canvas squares and sewed them on one large canvas that we stretched to hang on our wall as a piece of art so that we can forever remember our friends and family who joined us that day.

 Stitched hand drawn wedding guest book patches
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We constructed a k+m board that hung above the fireplace from letters we bought at Anthroplogie with .50 cent scrap board from Home Depot and some twine.

 snowy Oregon wedding
 Silcox Hut winter intimate wedding

I made origami boxes that held thai bells for the guests to ring during the ceremony when it was official!!!

 intimate wedding ceremony indoors and paper origamis
 wedding ceremony benches set up

Me and some friends made all of the yarn balls and needle felted designs on them and felted birdies to hang on the Japanese Mitsumata branches for the centerpieces.

 polaroid wedding photo

Polaroids! We made a picture hanging board from the same .50 cent board from Home Depot and hung twine, bells and yarn balls from. We wrote on the board: step 1 take a photo, step 2 write a message, step 3 hang it up and step 4 repeat. It was a lot of fun and wish we would’ve bought more film!! It was a hit.

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A friend made all of the book flowers from an old Gandhi book. Our friend hand-wrote all of the menu cards and we adhered the book flowers to them.

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Some advice from Kalisa:

Enjoy every second because the day will go by extremely fast! Try to take one hour to yourself the day of your wedding to just relax and think about all the wonderful moments you are about to endure, and all the people attending your wedding who are there to support and celebrate your love for one another. Take time throughout the evening to pause and take mental snapshots throughout the day/evening. It will be the most wonderful day of your life and don’t be surprised to be a little bummed when it’s over because it’s so much FUN.

Wedding Vendors (Mt. Hood, OR):

Wedding Venue: Silcox Hut / Photographer: Julie Randall Photography / Wedding Planner: Elis Byrne / Florist: By Sallie Mishler with flowers purchased from Tammy’s Floral Shop / Caterer: Timberline Lodge / Cake: Jaciva’s Bakery / Bride’s Dress: HB6953 by Saja / Bride’s Shoes: Tory Burch

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