Photography: Emilee Mae Photography
Cassie and Jim approached me a mere six weeks prior to their chosen wedding day seeking my expertise. They had a venue, a photographer, she had her dress and a date chosen but that was it. It was up to me to wrap up those final details. Some might find this scenerio stressful, but I really like short engagements. There’s less to to second guess decisions and I’m forced to make and plan and stick to it.
One of the things I loved about working with Cassie and Jim is how easy going they are. They had full confidence in my planning abilities and left the details to me. The venue chosen was their family’s white tail deer lodge, Two Hats Ranch. It was full of earthy, browns and wooden details with barn doors and clean rustic appeal. This was the design start point.
From there, I focused on what seemed natural to not only the surroundings, but also to them as a couple. Her family has Texas roots and they’re rarely seen without either cowboy hats or boots, but most likely the men are wearing both. There are horses on the property and antlers everywhere. Wildlife is abundant.
We incorporated gingham, seersucker and linen fabrics all in nod to those southern origins. Guests were greeted with a signature sweet tea. And as a last mintue descision, we swayed from our orginal vision just a touch adding some soft pink tones into the design which then lead us to adding some floral linens, which softened the very masculine space.
Image Sources (top to bottom, left to right): Photography: Taylor Lord Photography via Brides | unknown | unknown | Photography: Fondly Forever Photography via The Wedding Chicks | Photography: Kacie Lynch, Bouquet: Tourtelle Floral via Burnett’s Boards | Photography: Birds of a Feather Photos via Style Me Pretty
This was merely the mood board setting the tone for the celebration. Later this week, I’ll be sharing the full results of how we brought the day to life.