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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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