Artistic Texas Ranch Wedding: Stacey + Matt

Texas wedding

It’s definitely no surprise that we love a good rustic wedding around here and Stacey + Matt’s fall celebration (at Montesino Ranch in Austin) definitely doesn’t disappoint! Incorporating a sweet blend of vintage + rustic aesthetics, artistic elements – and lots of confetti! – we’re smitten with every last pretty detail. And since these two are both photographers with a creative eye, the styling + decor was a big deal to them. We love that they DIY’d so many fun aspects, borrowed gorge vintage tableware from Stacey’s grandma, and worked with their artistic group of pals to bring their ideas + inspirations to life. Let’s hear a bit of wedding background from Stacey:

Neither of us wanted to have “colors” or a theme, instead just a mix of colors that would work well together.  We let our wedding party wear pretty much whatever they wanted with just a few guidelines. Luckily we have really stylish friends! We added a bunch of small personal touches as well as getting a lot of help from our families and friends which made it feel that much more special for us. Also, because I’ve been in the wedding industry in Texas for many years all of our vendors were actually friends of mine… that was extra special for me!  Especially having one of my good friends as our wedding coordinator (Gina Whittington of WHITT).  I think that particularly helped because they knew us and so they already knew our tastes and personalities as I did theirs.

Kat Bevel, thanks so much for sharing these gorgeous images of Stacey + Matt’s day with us! And a big congrats to the adorable newlyweds!

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first look

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The cutest bridal party, right?! And Stacey wore one of our most fave BHLDN gowns!

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My favorite moments were looking around at all of our friends and family during the ceremony and then looking back at Matt, it was so overwhelming (in a good way) to be surrounded by so much love. I made a point to ask our pastor to remind me to do that. Then of course second to that was the epic dance party that ensued! I live for a good dance party.

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Confetti is always a good idea! :)

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bride and groom

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bride and groom

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The tables were decorated with table runners Stacey and her bridesmaids made from old audubon books + field guides and cheerful centerpiece arrangements crafted by Unexpected Elements. They looked so lovely!

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Loving their cute cake topper!

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sparkler exit

I would recommend to brides to relax as much as possible and to truly trust their vendors! Don't try to do everything yourself either. Your friends and family are more than likely overly happy to help. I would also highly recommend having your officiant remind you to take a deep breath and take it all in. So much is going on and it's strange to have so many eyes on you, it's easy to forget to be present and it really does go by so fast! Matt and I were both glad we did that.

photography: Kat Bevel Photography // venue: Montesino Ranch Wimberley, Texas // event design + planning: Gina Whittington of WHITT // florals: Unexpected Elements // wedding dress: BHLDN // veil: Lucy Chalk // makeup: Kandy Glass of Face Kandy // hair: Katy Green from James Allan Salon // groom suit: J.Crew // rentals: Aztec Events and Tents // colored goblets: Retrospective Vintage // paper goods: Paper Place // catering: Ben Petko of PT&H Catering // cake: Bridesmaid, Kasey Kitzmiller // dj: Josh Wilkinson of Penguin Entertainment // transportation: Transportation Consultants

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Handmade Vintage Northwest Wedding: Chelsea + Stevie

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Chelsea + Stevie’s handmade vintage Northwest wedding had a youthful + charming vibe that we seriously love. With playful DIY garlands, a soothing mint + champagne palette, and bouquets handcrafted by the bride + her pals, it really doesn’t get any better. And their day is a true testament that a handmade celebration can be so much more fun + meaningful than a spendy, stuffy fête. Let’s hear a bit more about it from Chelsea:

For us, it was important that this day reflected our relationship + personalities. There was no main theme, but with every tiny decision, we made sure that there was a story behind it all. For example, we made hundreds of paper cranes to hang around the wedding, because throughout our relationship Stevie would give me notes folded into cranes. Small details like that made this day all the more special, to be able to look around and see parts of what brought + mended us together.

A big shout out to Joe & Patience for the super fun photos + congratulations to Chelsea + Stevie on a beautiful day!

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I remember so vividly walking across the grass and up the stairs to see him for the first look. It brought me back to four years earlier when we first met, all those feelings + emotions that I had felt over those years all came out in that 30 seconds walking towards him. It was the best feeling ever, full of thankfulness, joy and pure blissful contentment.

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vintage northwest wedding

vintage northwest wedding

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We love that Chelsea chose to rock an affordable Modcloth dress. Her particular style is out of stock, but try the Glitz and Enamor Dress for a super similar look!

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vintage northwest wedding

Processional: Generator First Floor – Freelance Whales

Recessional: Lady Percy – King Charles

First Dance: Turning Page – Sleeping at Last

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vintage northwest wedding

vintage northwest wedding


Such a pretty ceremony site, don’t you think? For more inspiration, check out our wedding ceremony ideas pinterest board!

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vintage northwest wedding

vintage northwest wedding

vintage northwest wedding

vintage northwest wedding

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barn reception

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Do not be discouraged if money is slim- it’s still possible to create a beautiful wedding that absolutely reflects the both of you. Our budget for our wedding was pretty much nothing, and we only had four months to plan. But with a little creativity, resourcefulness & help from many wonderful friends - I can truly say that our wedding was everything I could have imagined, and I wouldn’t change any of it.

photography: Joe & Patience // venue: Maplehurst Farm Mount Vernon, Washington // event design: Bride // event planner: Wendi Holst // floral design: We bought the flowers from the farmers market, then made our own bouquets // wedding dress: Modcloth // hairpieces: Gilded Shadows // shoes: Seychelles // bridesmaid dresses: They all bought them separately // hair + makeup: Chelsey Matley Makeup // groom suit: H&MMacy’s

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Enjoy Your Honeymoon Glamping at The Resort at Paws Up

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If you’ve been a longtime reader of GWS, you may have heard us mention The Resort at Paws Up before, and if you’re new and planning your wedding + honeymoon now, this post is most definitely for you! I can personally vouch for Paws Up, after Jason + I experienced two amazing stays there. Today we’re excited to share that they have a brand new camp that opened last summer, which features two incredible luxury honeymoon tents.

Located across Paws Up’s famous covered bridge and atop a soaring cliff that overlooks the confluence of the Blackfoot River and Elk Creek, Cliffside Camp combines luxurious amenities with the resort’s most stunning views to create the ultimate glamping experience in Montana. Let’s take a peek…

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As Paw’s Up puts it, There’s nothing like sleeping under the stars, listening to nature, and calling your butler when you need an extra pillow. Each safari-style tent features fine linens, chic rustic furnishings, art adorned walls, electricity, cooling fans, heat and, most importantly, a camping butler at your beck and call. Refresh yourself in your private master bathroom with a Montana-sized rain shower, jetted tub, heated floors and indulgent organic spa products. Your skilled chef brings new meaning to haute grilling as he cooks before your eyes in the camp’s Dining Pavilion. Luxury camping at Paws Up is nature served on a silver platter.

Check out the view from the Honeymoon tent! What a view, right??!

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Enjoy an abundance of incredible activities, conveniently available right on the ranch’s property. From horseback riding, to hot air ballooning, to an adventurous rafting excursion, your trip will be filled with unforgettable + exciting memories — and isn’t that what a honeymoon is all about?!

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So if you’re up for the idea of a relaxing AND adventurous honeymoon, glamping at The Resort at Paws Up is definitely for you! Head over to their website for more details + photos of the new Cliffside Camp and to start to plan your dream honeymoon today!

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