Junebug Weddings liked it enough to post it. So I thought I would finally share it here.
What Junebug posted on their blog was a beautiful rendition of the shoot that Nicole from Map + Compas wrote up. It is lovely and I am grateful for the publication. and you can find that Moody Meets Folksy Hill Country Wedding Inspiration at Lucky Arrow Retreat here.
But I wanna share a few of the details here. Mostly for my own satisfaction for all the hard work that Nicole and I put in.
Personally, as a wedding planner, I have had some trouble with inspiration shoots (aka styled shoots) before this one. Some element was not exactly as I envisioned and a lot of the time other vendors flake out at the last minute. So I went in with this a little half hardheartedly.
But after one phone call with Nicole, I new I could go big with my design, that she had great connections and ideas for the shoot and - even if no one else showed up - this we going to be a great inspiration shoot.
Finally I would get on camera my ideas and designs with a photographer who was willing to put in the work to get published.
So with out hesitation I quickly pieced together a mood board with my ideas and a color scheme that included the Pantone color of 2019 (also my business color) and we submitted to the resort.
We then spent many, many texts and emails and phone calls, deciding just what vendor to choose and what modern pioneer details to add, Nicole and I poured over this inspiration shoot.
Our decision on each vendor mattered greatly on their Instagram presence and there website style. We gave a lot of creative leeway to the vendors but just asked for small details. Like with the invites we asked that Amanda make a map to go along with it. And that Jen make a flower ring for the hat and keep it a boho feel. And that Tim create a lattice apple pie and use cast iron dishes for all the food.
We did hand pick each rental item from Bee Lavish. I knew how I wanted the sweetheart table to look and they had a great vintage selection to choose from and did you see the lounge area. That old furniture dolly is actually a coffee table but Nicole set it on end and really gave it that pioneer feel in the lounge photo up top.
I am beyond grateful to each vendor, the hair and make up, the dress, the video, silk, the jewelry, the banner and all the food. Each and everyone of them was amazing to work with. Below is a full line up of every vendor and their website.
May this small inspiration bring life to your own wedding in its own special way!
The Talented Team:
Photography – Map + Compass Photography
Event Planning – Social Planner Events
Venue – Lucky Arrow Retreat
Floral Design – Wildly Cultivated Floral Design
Catering and Cake – Tim the Girl
Videography – Hereafter Films
Stationery – Davis Art Co
Hair and Makeup Artist – LUSTREbella
Wedding Dress – Justin Alexander via Olivia Grace Bridal
Bridal Accessories – Wimberley Jewelers
Groom’s Apparel – ASOS
Rentals – Bee Lavish Vintage
Linens + Ribbons – Mosshound Designs
Flag – Wild Standard
She is independent, organized and enjoys having her own desk at her corporate job. He is musician turned coding mastermind, free spirit who is madly in love with his bride.
Caroline and David represent almost exactly my ideal clients. (The almost part is only because she did all her own designing and even her own timeline. I wish she could be my assistant.) When I met Caroline we instantly connected and she trusted me to help execute her vision of an intimate, garden wedding at Ivy Hall Events with a private reception at a local pizza parlor in San Antonio, Texas. She knew she wanted a simple, small wedding where every element represented them as a couple, from the garden wedding with the ghost chairs to the red wine and chef inspired, Gorgonzola pizza.
I hear rumor that there is a TV show called “90 day Fiance”. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m guessing it is not a positive connotation on a short engagement.
If you met Rashida and Jordan you would think differently. They had a quick 90 day engagement and beautiful simple, Hill Country Wedding in mid August of 2018. I was honored to be apart of it all as their partial wedding planner.
The key to this is simple Texas wedding was love, beautiful bouquets and pictures that make make me want to hang them on my own walls. The love was found at church as they started to spend more and more time together. Mostly going to movies sharing chips and queso at Chili's.
All of their love story was easily wrapped into the outdoor Texas wedding aside Postoak Creek at an outdoor event venue. The bride and groom professed their covenant love and devotion to one another in front of their friends and family before indulging in a favorite treat of chicken fingers, cheeseburgers and french fries from Mark Outings Famous Burger place on the eastside of San Antonio.