I’ve been so happy to see succulents rise in popularity lately, and I don’t see myself tiring of them anytime soon. Abbi and Miles (with the help of Parie Designs) used their fair share of them in their own Texas wedding, and it helped them to achieve a relaxed, “down-home” feeling that put their guests right at ease. Thank you Mallory Morgan for sharing your images with us today!
From the bride, Abbi: I wanted everything to be very personal and the whole wedding to embody what represents our relationship. We are high school sweethearts that grew up in a town of about 1000 people so we included a lot of pictures from our past, and accomplished the down-to-earth feeling that welcomed all of the people that watched us grow up together and helped shape who we are today.
There were several DIY projects. I made glitter candle jars, painted all the canvases, made the cake toppers, made the flag banners, planted succulents (with the help from a friend– Kathy Barkley), placed wire on a huge frame to hang pictures, spray painted bottles and wrapped them with burlap and lace, cut wood pieces for the tables, made the flower girl headbands, made cupcake stands with plates, candlesticks, and glasses found from thrift stores and some from family china sets.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t let others influence you. Your wedding day should embody who you are and what you love. I would also say that one of the only things I splurged on was the flowers and it was well worth it!
We chose a lot of fun songs to play while guests were arriving. Some included: Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Flowers in Your Hair by the Lumineers, Gotta Have You by the Weepies, and Where I Land by JJ Heller.
Bride’s Processional: “Fool For You,” John Butler Trio
Communion: “Wouldn’t Change a Thing,” Matthew West
Recessional: “Glow,” Donavon Frankenreiter
From the photographer, Mallory Morgan: We loved this west Texas, small town wedding for more reasons than one! First off, there is nothing quite as charming as true, blue small town Texas. From the beginning of the day to the end we watched a tiny little farming town come together to create something BEAUTIFUL for people that they loved- there was something so charming and romantic about it all. Abbi and Miles met years and years ago while the two of them were growing up with their families in Gruver. In high school they started dating and seven years later decided it was finally time to tie the knot! From the gorgeous floral arrangements, succulents, color scheme and west Texas sunset to the wonderful bride and groom – this wedding was perfection!
Wedding Location: Gruver, TX / Photographer: Mallory Morgan Photography / Florist: Parie Designs / Venue: Private residence / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal Collection / Hair Accessory: Anthropologie / Bride’s Shoes: Zara / Engagement Ring: Hickerson’s Jewelry / Groom’s Suit: Joseph A. Bank / Groom’s Shoes: Johnston and Murphy / Wedding Caterer: Richard and Wanda Wagner / Cupcakes: United Bakery and Bakersville Cupcakes / Band: Old Dog Trey