When it comes to weddings, there are no longer any hard and fast rules. Did you find the perfect wedding gown, but feel it needs a bit of pizazz? Dye it blush pink! Love horses and want to incorporate them somehow? Make your way to the aisle on horseback! Bride Emmy made her own wedding day to beau Creighton one that was as personalized as it gets, with amazing details tucked away all over the place. Starling and Sage and Petal Pushers outdid themselves with this one!
From the bride, Emmy: From the very beginning of our engagement and planning our wedding, my hubby and I knew we wanted to get married in Texas. I was born in Waco, and much of my family still resides in the state. Early on in researching venues we found the Red Corral Ranch in Wimberley, Texas. It was the perfect setting for our “rustic-chic” dream wedding. Just a short drive from Austin, the Ranch offered a gorgeous outdoor space for the ceremony, a lush setting for the cocktail hour, endless scenery for photographs, a Big Red Barn for the reception, and cute cabins on the property for bridal party, friends and family to stay.
The theme of our wedding came from our childhood passions, specifically modes of transportation. I grew up on the farm riding and showing horses. My husband, Creighton, grew up around bicycles and cars. He is a bonafide gearhead! Our childhood modes of transportation were symbolized by a horse on wheels. We integrated this theme and symbol throughout the wedding. We used bronze sculptures of a horse on wheels as centerpieces and had small horse and bicycle figurines hold the name cards at the reception. The mens boutonnières were succulents and featured small cogs from old wristwatch movements to represent the wheel. The ladies wore small rose gold horseshoe necklaces to represent the horse.
When it came to the arrangement of my bouquet, I was conflicted between having an elaborate floral headpiece and a bouquet. I decided to combine the idea and Petal Pushers, our amazing florists, worked with me to create a one-of-a-kind floral headpiece that I held simultaneously as a bouquet. In addition to this, Petal Pushers created a beautiful flower covered parasol for myself and also made complimenting parasols for my bridesmaids with flowers adorned on the tops. This small detail was not only unique and beautiful but also solved another conflict; it helped my ladies keep shaded without having to hold both a parasol and bouquet. We used a medley of lush blush, peach, and ivory garden roses and dahlias.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Give yourself at least a year or more to thoroughly plan and save for the wedding. If you are very detail conscious, I would suggest leaning on the help of friends and family or a wedding planner, in preparation for the wedding. It is important to make sure that someone other than yourself has a thorough vision of what you want the wedding to look like, down to the most finite detail. If it wasn’t for our family and friends, who helped set up decorations, all of the effort we put into preparing these details would have made no difference. They truly saved the day!
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Groom’s Processional: Concerning Hobbits
Recessional: “500 Miles,” The Proclaimers
First Dance: “You and I,” Ingrid Michaelson
Last Dance: “Songs for Lovers,” Ellery
Wedding Location: Wimberley, TX / Photographer: Starling and Sage / Flowers (for Parasol and Hairpiece), Furniture Rentals, and Decor: Petal Pushers / Venue: Red Corral Ranch / Wedding Dress: Enzoani / Alterations: Jenny Mane / Gown Dyeing: Alteria / Locket (bride’s wedding band): Sweetheart Lane, refinished by Madison Park Jewelers / Hair: Deborah Lira / Groom’s Suit: Suit Supply / Groom’s Tie: Hermes / Groom’s Shoes: Allen Edmonds / Caterer: Royal Fig / Wedding Cake (gluten free): Blue Note Bakery / Gluten-free Brownies: Joy Brownies / DJ and Lighting: Joe Clemmer / Live Pianist: Caitlin Parke / Rentals: Bee Lavish / Horse Rental: Imagine A Horse / Horse Drawn Carriage: K & D Carriages / CD Sleeves for Favors: Megan Hardin / Officiant: Willie B. Lakey / Wedding Invitations: Candy Spotting / Save the Dates: Cheer Up Cherup / Videographer: James Townsend