We love a crafty bride, and bride Karina is just about as hands-on as it gets. Not only did she take care of the calligraphy and the floral design (along with the help of her sweet bridesmaids), she also handmade the ceremony backdrop and pieced together her own veil. Karina and Jonathan’s wedding was captured by the wonderful Dana Fernandez Photography, and we congratulate the happy newlyweds!

organic and romantic Texas wedding - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

From the bride, Karina: We wanted a fun romantic wedding. Nothing too formal or stuffy. We had one of our best friends marry us and everything was just so personal and special to us because we had a hand in making it ourselves.

bridal accessories - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

illustrated wedding invitations - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

beaded bridal headbands - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

groom accessories - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

bouquet with a pop of yellow - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding
Flower recipe: Peonies, Ranunculus, Jasmine, Juliet Garden Roses, and moss on the tables around the centerpieces. We collected all of the vases ourselves from thrift stores.

paper flower ceremony backdrop - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

chalkboard wedding program - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

wedding ceremony backdrop - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

bridal party - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

centerpieces - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

centerpiece with moss - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Some advice we have for couples in the process of planning is to not sweat the little things. Some details will not turn out how you expected, it might rain, but all that matters is that you got to marry the love of your life. We had our hearts set on an outdoor, sunny, Spring wedding but the rain we’ve been getting in Texas made us move our celebration inside. We would recommend to always have a Plan B. It can never hurt to prepare for the worst. Also, if there is something you know you absolutely want on your wedding day you should find a way to make it happen. It’s the things that are really special to you that you end up remembering most vividly. And don’t worry about pleasing other people. Your wedding should be about celebrating yourselves and the love you have for each other.

flower and moss centerpiece - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

antique sweetheart table - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

sweetheart table details - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

cake table - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

layered wedding cake - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

organic and romantic Texas wedding - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

organic and romantic Texas wedding - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Marriage Certificate Signing: “La Vie en Rose,” Edith Piaf (We actually signed our Marriage Certificate during the Ceremony because we wanted to be officially married when we walked back down the aisle. It was just so romantic.)
Recessional: “First Day of My Life,” Bright Eyes
First Dance: “Time After Time,” She & Him
Father/Daughter Dance: “In My Life,” The Beatles
Mother/Son Dance: “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong
We knew we wanted our Mexican culture to be reflected in our reception so we had a Mariachi play during dinner. It was so much fun and our families loved it.

From the photographer, Dana Fernandez: Karina and Jonathan’s wedding was a photographer’s dream with mainly neutrals but added pops of color through the florals. Karina (the bride) was involved with planning and designing every little detail. She even did the florals, calligraphy on the invitations, the veil out of extra dress material, as well as the ceremony backdrop that was handmade with paper! Everything was so thought out and ended up being absolutely beautiful, even despite the rain storms that started in the middle of the reception. To end the night, they surprised all of the guests with a mariachi band to dance the night away.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Dana Fernandez Photography

Floral Design, Calligraphy, Ceremony Backdrop + Veil

Bride

Venue

Oak Tree Manor

Wedding Dress

Watters Wtoo

Wedding Shoes

Christian Louboutin

Bridal Belt

Watters

Headpiece

Doloris Pentunia

Hair + Makeup

Adorne Artistry

Groom's Suit

J.Crew

Groomsmen Suits

ASOS

Wedding Cake

Rocio’s Cakes

DJ

LG Entertainment

Ring Pillow

LiuMy

Ribbon

Frou Frou Chic

Rentals

Bourbon and Bloom Vintage Rentals

Videography

Spotlight Entertainment

Wedding Invitations

Lindsey Lore Pemberton Illustrations

Programs

XO BSpoke

Film Lab

The Film Lab

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