Taylor and Derek are something straight out of Vogue magazine with their exciting and care-free personalities. Taylor + Derek not only opted for first look, but for a private vow reading pre-ceremony. We love this idea for those looking for an intimate moment on their wedding day. The way Taylor’s hair and dress flowed with her movement, and their stunning smiles - you can’t help be feel 100% joy radiating from their images. And they are so damn beautiful you almost think there is no way this is a real wedding, it has to be styled! But NOPE. Real life couple goals right here, y’all! Prepare to swoon + be inspired!
What should the groom + groomsmen do when getting ready on the wedding day? What better than enjoying drinks & lunch at a local brewery, Jester King Brewery, and then getting dressed and ready with your favorite pals? That is exactly what Derek & his groomsmen did on his wedding day. We loved the relaxed & joyful atmosphere that surrounded this wedding all day long.
What does a wedding look like when the Bride is a thrifting queen from Florida, and the Groom is a home-brew-craft brew fiend from Dallas, who now both live in Tennessee after falling in love? Well, this video gives you an idea of what this fabulous couple helped dream up alongside our wedding design team for their unforgettable wedding day at Prospect House in Dripping Springs, Texas. It was truly an honor to be the wedding planners and designers for this dreamy couple and their rockstar entourage of family and friends. Big shout out to family friend, Breanna Bruner, who created this amazing video, and she couldn’t have done a better job capturing the vibe and feel of this adorable couple, Taylor and Derek.
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If you haven’t had the chance to tour The Gin at Hidalgo Falls, you are missing out on a historical gem! This family owned, recently restored wedding venue just outside of Houston and Austin, Texas is such a unique wedding venue option for those looking for somewhere marvelous to host their wedding day. With a neutral color palette of grey and white, along with a brick cove for a pop of warmth, this industrial meets rustic wedding venue is the perfect backdrop for any theme or color palette. As wedding planners and designers, we opted to create a design that was cohesive with the venue color and feel for a minimal meets industrial vibe.
THE COLOR PALETTE - GREY, WHITE, BLUSH, MIXED METALS
When choosing the color palette we opted to go with a monochromatic theme of grays and whites, utilizing the in-house metal chairs, and bringing in mixed metals for the tabletop candleholders. To add just a soft touch of color, Urban Rubbish incorporated subtle pink roses and buttery yellow-orange florals in glass compotes.
Neutral plates and sleek glassware created a modern and romantic setting without distracting from the overall design. Zinc tealights and brass votive holders lined the table to add ambiance and industrial touches. White napkins were simply folded on each place setting with a simple sprig of greenery to adorn each setting. The Bride and Groom place settings were marked by giving them a little extra floral pizazz. You may have seen in a previous design our favorite “pocket square” idea alongside Urban Rubbish in lieu of a traditional bout. We decided to carry over the pocket square design into the groom’s place setting with the napkin, and luscious rose for the Bride. As a final touch, hand-torn, luxe cotton paper with calligraphy names marked each seat, delicately crafted by Davis Art Co.
I am always obsessed and continually impressed with the florals Urban Rubbish designs for us. It is crucial to hire the right vendors to create a final look, and Jaelynn never fails us!
If you are needing help curating a design similar to this or looking for a design unique to you, hire this vendor dream team:
Our wedding design team had the pleasure of planning alongside a wedding venue on the outskirts of Houston, Texas, The Meekermark, for their annual Date Night event. After meeting with the venue staff, our planners went to work gathering the missing vendor details and information for a “Modern Palm Springs Romance” design. Our team loves all things tropical and beachy - we wanted to take our love for island life and infuse it into the design that would perfectly compliment the agrarian meets modern charm of the venue.
Our team created a focal head table for design inspiration that fully embraced the modern + palm springs + romantic vibe. With Valentine’s Day being the special day of the event, we put our heads together with Urban Rubbish and chose to stick with bleached + white + creamy florals, adding in pink and peach tones. For linens, we incorporated luxe velvet linens in various tones of mauve, toffee and cream, with pops of amethyst provided by House of Hough. Pink napkins that played off of the protea colors were at each place setting with a delicious cupcake from Truly Scrumptious.
THE BRIDAL LOOK
A design isn’t complete without a model bride - read florist turned model (Evann you rock!!!) - to round out the whole look! We were thrilled to get Evann all dolled up to model the best floral head piece and bleached + palm springs bridal bouquet. It gave me all the boho, beachy vibes and made my heart sing!!!
Ivanov Artistry captured our look and vibe perfectly with the most fabulous braid incorporated! It embraced the romantic meets boho look effortlessly and the floral piece rounded out the “modern palm springs” aspect of the design. The whimsical bleached ferns….y’all, it was magic!
PLANNER + DESIGNER + COORDINATOR + STYLING \\ EPOCH CO+
FLORAL DESIGN + RENTALS \\ URBAN RUBBISH
TABLETOP RENTALS \\ PARTY TIME RENTALS
LINENS \\ HOUSE OF HOUGH
CATERING \\ HOMETOWN CHEF
VENUE \\ THE MEEKERMARK
PHOTOGRAPHY \\ RACHEL DRISKELL
DRESS \\ BRICKHOUSE BRIDAL
HAIR AND MAKEUP \\ IVANOV ARTISTRY
DESSERT \\ TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS
Do you remember our blog post introducing the new wedding venue, The Gin at Hidalgo Falls? We eluded to a styled shoot we designed there to give future brides and grooms a glimpse at the beautiful vintage industrial venue that was coming to the outskirts of College Station Fall 2018! Our wedding planning team is super excited to finally share more images with you to showcase this stunning design alongside some of our favorite friends (vendors that are friends) now that the inspiration photoshoot has gone live with WHITE Magazine!
The Gin at Hidalgo Falls
Rich with History, The Gin at Hidalgo Falls is a restored 1950’s cotton gin just an hour outside of Houston, Texas. It’s set to open as a wedding venue Fall of 2018, and our planning team, Epoch Co+, (along with a wonderful team of friendors) has put together an exclusive look at the venue and it’s best photo spots. Fully renovated while keeping its charm, it’s the perfect inspiration for brides dreaming of that vintage and industrial look. Below are more details on how it all came together through the artistic eye of Ten23 Photography’s stunning photography.
Industrial Ceremony inspiration
The venue is rich with history and perfectly incorporates vintage-industrial design with modern details and amenities. With the venue still under construction, we did what we thought was best to capture the various brides in our surrounding cities (multicultural and body positive) to create a comprehensive look to potential clients – and one that gives respect and a welcoming message to all couple’s alike. All the while, maintaining the table decor to be reflective of the owner’s branding board.
At the edge of the fields are also two fantastic silos that are aged to perfection and can create the perfect location near sunset for a late ceremony or sweetheart images of the newlyweds when the sun provides a dreamy glow!
The back side of the wedding venue is also surrounded by active cotton fields. These fields provide the perfect backdrop for ceremonies! Planting of the cotton seeds usually takes place by April, but can happen as late as May. Seedlings can emerge within a week, and the cotton morphology begins until harvest. Harvest in the area can occur between late August and Early September, and is dependent on the weather patterns.
The Gin - Porch
If the fields aren’t calling your name, and you adore The Gin structure itself – we think there are two fabulous locations to have an outdoor ceremony facing the wedding venue. The left end will have a gorgeous porch that is right off one of the getting ready suites that can house an outdoor ceremony option, (think rows of chairs for immediate family and standing ceremony with cocktail tables for larger events) or on the backside of the venue is an expansive wrap-around porch with the perfect little cove – which is where we chose to feature during this styled shoot.
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