Rustic Texas Wedding
When an incredibly talented bride and a team of top vendors collaborate, the result is sheer magic. Today’s bride, Emmahlyn of Pretty with Sprinkles, planned her wedding day with the help of Perfectly Planned, Something Special in Flowers, and Mustard Seed Photography, who all brought the day to a roaring success. We’re particularly fond of the flowing grey bridesmaids dresses!
From the bride, Emmahlyn: One thing that we both wanted was to have an intimate and romantic wedding outdoors. As a couple, we love being unique and creative in a very stylish way. With this in mind, we searched for the perfect location where we could showcase who we are as a couple and Oak Tree Manor was the place… the venue had beautiful greenery throughout and was vintage and rustic all in one. A Northern California Native Bride with a Rustic Groom from Texas… Perfect! With my love for beautiful florals and all things vintage, we knew that a bohemian garden wedding with lots of vintage inspiration was exactly the style we were wanted to move forward with. We pictured the attire to be casual chic with fun suits and flowy dresses. A dreamy romantic celebration!
The focus for the wedding theme was creating a bohemian garden look with elements of beautiful vintage decor. To help create the romantic feel, we decided to use soft white and ivories with blush, peach, gold and a hint of mint. The color scheme couldn’t have been any prettier. Since I own a paper décor shop on Etsy, I definitely wanted to be very hands on with our wedding. I wanted to use our wedding as inspiration to make something new and different, which was exactly what we did. The DIY projects ended up being all of our personal touches to the wedding and all our guests knew this was an Cliff & Emmahlyn wedding. Cliff and our little ones (Austin-Tyler & Eva-Madison) painted and made the wooden signs and I handmade all the many whimsical paper garlands that hung from the Oak Tree during our ceremony. The aisle had a bunting lace garland that I made using recycled lace pieces from Leann Marshall’s (Project Runway winner) bridal line. I took different styles of lace, hand cut each, and then sewed each on by hand. My daughter, the flower girl, wore a cute halo that I made as well, using vintage velvet flowers and I tied in the back with a beautiful metallic gold ribbon. The metallic ribbon was also the same ribbon I used to make the twine heart ring bearer holder that my son walked down the aisle with. It was a cute little way to link the two together.
For the entrance to the reception, unique and thoughtfully made balloon tassels decorated the large balloons. I made each differently, incorporating our color scheme. Each had hints of lace, decorative gold and glittered ribbons, sequins, and/or heart garlands to bring that special touch to each balloon. The next project was the double-ended tassel garlands. I wanted to create a new idea from the popular fringe garlands. I decided to make paper fringe tassels, each attached to either side of metallic gold/cream twine, making them double-ended, and then hung them at varying lengths for a gorgeous dimensional look. Every tassel that was made, whether it was for the double-ended tassels or for the balloons, was secured to the twine using antique gold ribbons that I especially ordered for our wedding. So there was great detail to every handmade item of the wedding. Pom-poms, many glittered circles for scattering, the glittered ampersand sign, the hand written labels on the donut hole bags, and the gold fringe sweets table sign were also handmade to highlight the dessert table. Lastly was the photo booth back drop. I knew I wanted the backdrop to look spectacular, so layers of texture and dimension were used to create this romantic bohemian chic background. Layers of lace, satin ribbons, handmade glitter circle garlands, sequins, and cone fabric garlands were all used to make up this large 7′ x 8′ photo backdrop. Basically, if there was an opportunity to make something for the wedding, we wanted to do it. It was important to use to make this wedding our own and different from any other. All these projects took time, but were well worth it and were fun to make in the process.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Since we added a lot of personal touches to our wedding that really highlighted who are as a couple, we’d say to cater your wedding around your personalities and who you are as a couple. Your wedding is to celebrate your union and your love, so why not show it through all the details in your wedding. Make the décor, food, songs, and style of the wedding all your own. People will really love and appreciate all the things that represent you as a couple. It makes your wedding more unique, fun, and more heart-felt. We also would like to stress to enjoy the wedding planning process together. There are times where things will be a bit chaotic, especially in the last month, but we always thought about that special day… the day we had been waiting for all this time. We can easily be caught up in the planning process, but always remember that you want to remember that these times were one of the best in your lives.
Groom and Groomsmen Processional: “Marry You,” Bruno Mars
Bridesmaids’ Processional: “Sleeping At Last,” Turning Page (instrumental)
Bride’s Processional: “Dream,” Priscilla Anh
First Dance: “All of Me,” John Legend and Lindsay Sterling
Wedding Location: The Woodlands, TX / Photographer: Mustard Seed Photography / Wedding Planner and Day Of Coordinator: Perfectly Planned / Florist: Something Special in Flowers / Decorations: Bride, Pretty with Sprinkles / Venue: Oak Tree Manor / Ceremony Dress: Claire La Faye “Bespoken” / Reception Dress: BHLDN / Veil: Tessa Kim / Halo Headpiece: BHLDN / Flowers for Hair during Reception: Twigs & Honey / Wedding Shoes: J. Crew / Jewelry: Junghwa by Amy Stewart and Twigs & Honey / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN and J. Crew / Flower Girl Dress: BHLDN / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Groomsmen’s and Ring Bearer Suits: Al’s Formal Wear / Gold Sequin Heart Boutonnieres: Ban.do / Caterer: Oak Tree Manor, Wedding Cake: Cakeology, Family Friend / Desserts: Crave Cupcakes and Petite Sweets / DJ: Elegante Entertainment / Vintage Furniture: Recollection Vintage Rentals / Photo Booth: Lucky Shots Photo Booths / Wedding Invitations: Paper Source