A Rustic Wedding in the Woods: Katie + Nick

Today’s wedding is so pretty – the ceremony is outdoors in the woods and has a great rustic feel to it. Katie + Nick (a talented photographer also) found a lot of inspirations from weddings Nick photographed. Whenever Nick photographed something he liked, he kept in in the back of his mind for their big day. When it came time to plan their wedding, Katie + Nick had a pretty good idea of the atmosphere they wanted to create. They both loved the green, woodsy, earthy feel of the venue and most of the decor was designed around the towering oak trees + wildlife of the Oak Canyon Nature Center. Thanks so much to the talented Hugh Forte for sharing his photos with us today!

bride getting ready

bride and groom in woods

Love the gorgeous bridesmaids in their boots!

bridesmaids in boots

birdcage veil

door at wedding ceremony

flower girls holding wooden baskets

rustic wedding details

When the groom is a photographer he can’t not take some photos himself also :) – totally love these!

photographer photographing own wedding

Such a pretty ceremony setting…

rustic wedding in the woods

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wedding portraits

Nick: When Katie was walking down the aisle, tears in here eyes, and Sæglópur by Sigur Ros blaring! :) Katie: Seeing nick for the first time, during the first look :)

bride portrait

rustic wedding details

rustic wedding details

rustic wedding details

mason jars for cups

rustic wedding dessert table

wedding in the woods

wedding first dance

Hire a wedding planner. No, hire OUR wedding planner. Nancy was unbelievable. Delegate. Delegate. Delegate. You can’t do it all. Find trustworthy people and put them in charge of things. As stressful as it is, slow down, step back, and treasure every moment. It goes by too fast.

Such an adorable couple + lovely wedding. Best wishes to you both! And be sure to check out their pretty super 8 film by Stungun

Photography: Hugh Forte (digital – all photos from this post are by Hugh and you can see lots more from their wedding here on his blog) and Doug Boutwell (8X10 film)  //  Venue: Oak Canyon Nature Center //  Cinematography: Stungun //  Event Design + Planning: Nancy Park of So Happi Together //  Ceremony arch/garlands design + installation: So Happi Together and Olive Hue Paper Goods //  Wedding Dress: Debra’s Bridal //  Hairpiece: David’s Bridal //  Hair and Makeup: Hair was by Dianna Lopez and Makeup was Amy Clarke //  Shoes: TOMS shoes //  Bridesmaid Dresses: H&M  //  Groom Suit: Alfani Red from Macy’s  //  Floral Design: M’s Flowers //  Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas (invitations) – everything else was done by So Happi Together //  Cake: Heaven’s Kitchen (Heather Addison contact at hadd1son@sbcglobal.net)  //  Catering: Chipotle Mexican Grill //  Lighting – Chiavari Chair Rentals

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  1. Such a cute wedding!! Love the bridesmaid dresses! Does anyone know how long ago they bought those dresses?!

  2. Love this wedding! Is that a pancake cake? ??

  3. I absolutely LOVE this wedding. I am now engaged and looking for ideas and this is almost an exact match to what I am looking for! I have to ask where on earth did you find the bridemaids dresses and those adorable flower girls’ dresses? Beautiful wedding my favorite by far!

  4. What a gorgeous wedding:):) Love everything. And the video is amazing!! May I ask what song is playing in it?

  5. Song is Stacks by Bon Iver:)

  6. OMG, I love everything about this wedding theme!! Where did you get the bridesmaid dresses?

  7. Hi does anyone know what her dance floor was made of or was it rented??

  8. This is beautiful! Is it possible to share the budget for this wedding and the amount of guests?

  9. Hello, I am interested in this venue but you can only rent it for four hours :( Did you guys go somewhere else for a reception or did you do it all in four hours? I just want lots of dancing :D Did they let you go later?

  10. I’m getting married soon and my fiance and I are leaning towards the Oak Canyon Nature Center as well! However, we’re still stumped when it comes to the reception site. Where did ya’ll have your reception at? It’s absolutely beautiful <3

  11. Hi! Beautiful wedding :)

    I am considering using Chipotle for my wedding next year (backyard wedding). They just started it in IL, did you have a good experience with it? Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!

  12. I absolutely love those bridesmaid dresses! They’re exactly what i’m looking for! Where are they from????

  13. Love the wedding! Where did you find the flower girl dresses?

  14. Love this! So beautiful!! Were your ceremony and venue at the same place, Oak Canyon Nature Center?


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