We always know to expect big things when a wedding planner gets married. Funnily enough, bride Paige of Pure Love Style would have been content with eloping, but with her husband Matt participating in over 20 weddings over the years, he was ready for his own celebration. Commence the party planning! Paige brought along AL Gawlik Photography, Sarah Goss Photography, and The Flower Girl to round out her vision, and the result is one vibrant and fun wedding perfect for the couple with lots of vintage touches.
From the bride, Paige: As a lover of all things old and vintage I knew right away that our inspiration would come from our many trips to the Round Top Antique week and other various flea markets. Not only did I want the flea market feel at our wedding, I also wanted equine accents. My true passion in life is my horses! I’ve been riding and showing horses for over 25 years so it just wouldn’t be my style with out special horse touches. It wasn’t hard for us to achieve this look since my home and my families have pretty much been outfitted by years of “junking”!
We were asked no less than a dozen times what our “colors” were, well we didn’t exactly have a traditional wedding color palette. I’m a big fan of black and white stripes and was determined to incorporate it into our décor. After many local linen appointments we found exactly what we were looking for at La Tavola linens. We decided to not just do black and white stripes but to do a mix of black and white patterns. We went with black and white stripe table runners on farm wood tables, white with black polka dot linens on our cocktail tables, black and white large check linens on our vendor tables and our patterns of black and white linens were all tied together with our one white textured linen that went on the round guest tables.
As a floral designer flowers were a top priority to me. My flowers were so important that I bought an off the rack wedding dress from Nordstrom in the cocktail dress section for $300 so that I could spend more on my floral!! I wanted bright and bold flowers and lots of texture. I ended up deciding on shades of pink, fuchsia, reds, blush, coral & burgundy for my floral colors… I said I wanted bold and bright! To achieve my over the top floral designs I collaborated with my dear friend, Kari Shelton of The Flower Girl. We have worked together numerous times and I knew she would be the perfect design partner for my floral arrangements. The floral plan was very vague; no two arrangements could look the same, no “traditional” vases / containers, and each table would have multiple arrangements along with little “whatnots” to accomplish my vision.
One of our other wedding goals was to have a delicious and tasty wedding. We obviously accomplished this with our food trucks but we added even more deliciousness by have 5 smallish wedding cakes, totaling 3 different flavors, to create a cake display versus just one big cake. Simon Lee Bakery did an amazing job with our wedding cakes. Matt and I both share the love of homemade pecan pie! We persuaded my grandmother to make us 20 pecan pies so that we could share our favorite pie with our friends. We even displayed her recipe and Matt’s Grandmother’s pecan pie recipe as part of our pie display. We served our cake and pie off vintage cake plates and people were even able to take pie slices home with them in our kraft pie slice to go box.
As a wedding planner one of my biggest fears was to have a boring wedding and there’s no question ours was NOT boring. I’m a huge confetti fan and was able to talk my parents into letting us have a confetti cannon go off later in the night over the dance floor. We kept it a secret from all of our friends and it was one of best-kept secrets ever! The look on their faces when the confetti canon went off was priceless… a little confetti will definitely get bodies on the dance floor. We were having so much fun we didn’t want the night to end. My Mom was insistent that we leave and not keep partying! I couldn’t figure out why it was a big deal if we went a little longer since my family owns the venue. Well, it’s a good thing we listened to Mom and did our sparkler exit because she and my family had arranged to surprise us with fireworks! After our sparkler exit we jumped on the tailgate of our friend Amy’s vintage truck (the same one I rode in going to the ceremony) and headed down the drive; as we approached the road out of Pecan Springs we were showered in fireworks that lined the road. We were completely surprised and in awe! It was absolutely the perfect ending to a perfect night!
Be sure to watch the wedding film from Adam Grumbo Films: