For the last wedding of 2012 I decided to pull out all the stops. 😉 So, This last weekend I traveled “where the stars at night are big and bright ( *clap clap clap clap* ) deep in the heart of Texas” to photograph the wedding of my second cousin and his beautiful bride. My cousin (his mama) is starting a vintage party rentals business called Backroad Bells so she styled and planned the entire wedding with direction from the bride and groom. I know we talk big game here in the wine country about our “barn weddings” and “country style”… but we have a lot to learn from a real Texas wedding.
Cowboy boots are not optional, jeans are de rigueur, and if your preacher doesn’t wear a cowboy hat? Well, that’s not a *real* country wedding. Sweet tea, really good BBQ and the couple making their reception entrance on a vintage restored John Deere? yep, that’s the real deal.
But this wedding was so much more than that. The candy bar set up with vintage jars and ice cream scoops; the photo booth with antique hats, furs, ties and glasses; the delicious cupcakes on vintage plates and stands; the hand made flower decorations from pinecones; And not to mention an adorable bridal party! Don’t you love how all the girls and guys are in shades of brown? I love the mix-and-match dresses! I had so much fun sitting out under the stars in the unseasonably warm weather, laughing with family celebrating young love and toasting to old love.
Best wishes to you, Meagan and Ricky and well done Miss Kathi!