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Texas Desert Wedding

Intimate, charming and totally glam, this wedding photographed by Kat Bevel Photography with event design by Beau Tied Events blended beautifully against its Texan backdrop. With a color scheme reflecting the desert sunset and DIY favors made with love, this bride and groom surely had some happy guests to share their special day with!


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From the bride: Being a wedding planner, planning my own wedding was no small feat. (I will tell you now, it is way harder to plan your own wedding.) Alex and I knew that we wanted to get married in Marfa, because we had fallen head over heels for its charm and breathtaking landscape. Knocking our guest list down to around 30 people, we set off for the desert.


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I decided on a color scheme that reflected the desert sunset. I knew that the colors would compliment the scenery. Prior to the event, I did a lot of DIY. I decided to test my sanity and cross stitch personalized favor bags for all of my guests with little jars of local honey.


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I also put a neurotic amount of thought into welcome bags. I knew how far people would be traveling and I really wanted to make it good. Alex, who happens to manage a cocktail bar, whipped me up a desert-inspired cocktail with añejo rum, champagne and lime juice. I put the ingredients into little jars and labeled them, along with a mini shaker and a weekend “survival” guide. I placed them all in a little tote bag and with an iron on transfer of a design I made. I added the “Bienvenidos” with a picture of Texas and a star where Marfa is located.


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I was a graphic designer for three years before I started wedding planning, so I designed the welcome guides myself. I also designed my invitation set and had them screen printed on the black paper, hand cut the enveloper to make it have a laced edge (an attempt to almost look like a handkerchief), and addressed the invitations myself.


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After dinner, we sat around a campfire, drank from a keg, and roasted s’mores by the water. A perfect end to an absolutely perfect day.


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Wedding Music:
Precessional: “These Days,” Neko Case
Bride’s Processional: “Beauty,” The Shivers
Recessional: “This Will Be Our Year,” The Zombies
First Dance: “La Vie En Rose,” Louis Armstrong

Location: Marfa, TX / Photographer: Kat Bevel Photography / Event Designer: Beau Tied Events / Day-Of-Coordinator: Leigh Fifelski / Videographer: Needle + Thread / Catering & Reception Venue: Cibolo Creek Ranch / Ceremony Venue & Hotel: Capri Lounge / Hair & Makeup: Americana Salon / Cake: Austin Street Cafe / Florist: Exquisite Petals / Officiant: Jon Cleveland (my dad) / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Veil: Brenda’s Bridal Veils / Jewelry: Earrings by Max & Chloe, Bracelet by Mayors / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaid dresses: (Each chose their own) / Groom’s suit: Zara / Groom’s shoes: Steve Madden / Stationery: Beau Tied Design / Bridesmaid robes: Silk and More / Screenprinting: Kong Screenprinting

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