Photos by:

Ben Q Photography

Give me a sweet countryside wedding chapel to look at and I’m all set. This chapel on The Brooks at Weatherford is simply picturesque and Ben Q Photography certainly captured its radiance! I fully see why Morgan and Joey chose this location to say their I Do’s: the beautiful views, the open setup giving everyone that good Texas air, and not to mention that interior color palette! To add to the overall beauty of the venue, All Things Swanky pulled in beautiful garden roses, lisianthus, eucalyptus, and dahlias to the bridal bouquet and the table arrangements. Meanwhile, Morgan and Joey DIYed to their heart’s content, and even pulled Morgan’s dad in to create each wood piece found all over their wedding. Weddings are certainly a family affair!

Texas chapel wedding - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

From the bride, Morgan: We knew from the beginning that we wanted to keep our wedding small and quaint; we wanted to want to hug every single person there. With that, we wanted it to be welcoming and warm to our family and friends. As far as the look goes, I wanted it to be casual, rustic and elegant! The venue itself is very rustic and inviting, so that fit with my vision of our wedding. For color scheme, I really loved neutrals with pops of amber, blushes/rose colors and whispy greenery. I wanted things to look elegant while still having an element of looking like it was all fresh cut from the garden with piecey centerpieces, whipsy cross and mantel swag, and thought out details.

wedding dress with full skirt - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

white boutonniere - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

white bouquet - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

wedding day accessories - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

purple bridesmaid dresses - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

purple bridesmaid dresses - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

white wedding bouquet - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding
Flower recipe: White O’Hara Garden Roses, Football Mums, Stock, Spray Roses, Dahlia, Lisianthus, Agapanthus, and White Caspia. Greenery & Fillers: Dusty Miller, Boxwood, Eucalyptus Baby. Italian Ruscus, Seeded Eucalyptus, Brunia Silver and Queen Ann’s Lace. Pale Pink: Chrysanthemums, Dahlia, Antique Carnations, Larkspur, Garden Roses, Ceanothus “Marie Simon”, Spray Roses.

wedding ceremony chapel - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

wedding ceremony chapel - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

wedding programs - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

wedding kiss - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

wedding party - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

We did a lot of the decorations ourselves. The yellow vases for the arrangements were ours, we did our guestbook as well as all our framed photos at our guestbook table. In addition to all of this, my dad made every wood piece; our table numbers, directional sign (love everywhere sign), guestbook table, our “Sip, Sip, Hooray,” escort card display, gifts and cards table, our “Oh Happy Day heart,” and the wonderful M + J marquee sign on the mantel were made by him and the calligraphy was done by Emily Wimer with Foxcroft Court Calligraphy.

indoor reception - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

Texas chapel wedding - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

wood table number - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

rustic inspired reception - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

drink menu - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

wedding sign - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

first dance - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Do what YOU want to do! I owe so much to my family and husband for running with my vision and ideas; I am forever grateful to them for listening to our ideas and wishes. Everything ended up exactly the way we envisioned because we were all on the same page. I’ve heard horror stories from people who fought the whole way through; we decided from the very beginning that we wanted to avoid arguments and focus on how fun the day and night of would be. I would advise that you pick what is important to you, whether that be a small guest list, a seated dinner, a band, etc. pick it and make your wedding a reflection of you. I feel like a lot of people get swept up in making sure they follow the the right “rules” with weddings, but you CAN make it your own. If it feels weird to do a bouquet toss, don’t do it. We didn’t, and it was okay! If you don’t want to have formal invitations, don’t! In the end you will get to celebrate your marriage with your new husband or wife… nothing will compare to that!

first dance - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

Ruffled - cake table by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

tiered wedding cake - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

wood sign - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

Texas chapel wedding - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

wedding exit - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-chapel-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Love Never Fails,” Brandon Heath
Bride’s Processional: “On a Night Like This,” Dave Barnes
Recessional: “Until You,” Dave Barnes
Bridal Party Entrance: “Backstreet’s Back,” The Backstreet Boys
Newlywed Entrance: “Here We Go,” nSync
First Dance: “Found a Heart,” Emily Hearn
Father/Daughter Dance: “Little Miss Magic,” Jimmy Buffet
Mother/Son Dance: “Kind and Generous,” Natalie Merchant

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Ben Q Photography

Month-Of Coordinator

Merren Events

Floral Design

All Things Swanky

Venue

The Brooks at Weatherford

Wedding Dress

Mori Lee

Wedding Veil

Sara Gabriel

Wedding Shoes

Ivanka Trump

Earrings

Lawrence's

Hair and Makeup

The Bee's Knees Hair Studio

Bridesmaid Dresses

Donna Morgan

Groom's Attire

Jos. A. Bank

Groom's Shoes

Jos. A. Bank

Groom's Tie

The Tie Bar

Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musician

Andrew Sullivan

DJ

Glenn Roush, LeForce Entertainment

Catering

Magdalena's

Wedding Cake

Angel Cakes by Penny Miller

Wedding Invitations

Paper Source

Calligraphy

Foxcroft Court Calligraphy

Videography

Blissful Sky Studio

Transportation

AJL International

1 comments
  • brakell @ basic invite

    Loving all the wood pieces in this wedding! Darling!