If you are a BHLDN gal and love a good old fashioned Anthropologie Wedding, than you are going to want to pay close attention to our next feature. All of the essentials were accounted for – including some incredibly cute Vivienne Westwood pumps, lacey bridesmaid dresses, way cute groomsman outfits and some of the cutest fabric bouquets we have ever seen. Lucky for us, the bride goes into more detail about how she pulled all of this off. If this is your kind of wedding, you should definitely check out all of the images captured by, June Bug Company in the full wedding gallery.
From The Bride:
Not to be cliche, but our wedding day was the best day of my life! It was sort of like floating on a cloud… it was just so magical. I couldn’t believe that our months and months of hard work was coming together before my eyes. Being born and raised in Texas, I knew from the beginning that I wanted a fun rustic style wedding with handmade touches. I’ve always been in love with antique shops and vintage finds so I immediately started scouring local shops and flea markets for pieces that I knew I could incorporate into our big day. Justin is a sixth grade teacher and I’m currently still in school, so the chalkboards, old books, and school bus really had meaning to us.
Some of the homemade details of our wedding included: ribbon wands, flower girl signs, all of the bunting and banners, all chalkboards, silverware and napkin wraps, the dessert buffet, faux photobooth + mustache/bowtie/lip props. We also painted or stained all of the frames to match our color scheme. Other handmade details that I purchased from Etsy include: bouquets, boutonnieres, table runners, and the thumbprint tree guestbook, and cookie favor bags. I was so hands on during the entire engagement and wedding day that my sister-in-law had to literally put a glass of champagne in my hand on multiple occasions and instruct me to relax and let other people help.
Other personal touches: We used the same bus company that Justin’s school uses rather than a limousine company. We had BBQ catered from a restaurant Justin and I went on a date to. We had a family friend marry us. We set up most of the decor ourselves, in fact, Justin did a lot while I was brunching and pampering with the girls and he exceeded my expectations! We had a co-worker bake treats for our dessert buffet and cookie bar. Since my mother-in-law has only boys, I asked to wear her wedding dress for some shots before the wedding… they turned out great! We also chose to hold the wedding in old historic downtown McKinney, a suburb of Dallas that we moved to about a year prior. We loved the charm, history, and proximity to our house. Plus, being on the downtown square, we were able to walk everywhere all weekend!
Day of Coordinator: Celestial Events
Florist: Raquel Lovern, RLove Designs
Hair and Make Up: 209 Downtown Salon
Bridesmaid Dresses: Urban Outfitters
Bride’s Shoes: Vivienne Westwood
Bouquets and Boutonnieres: A Simple Start
Groomsmen: Tommy Hilfiger Bowties
Vintage Decor: Local Antique Shops, Canton Flea Market, McKinney Trade Days Flea Market & Rent My Dust Vintage Rentals
Cakes: Market Street Baker & Sweet Art Bakery
Catering: Randy White BBQ
Venues: Ceremony- Heard-Craig House Katie’s Garden
Reception- The Flour Mill