Rustic-Meets-Modern Texas Wedding: Shelly + JJ

bride and groom

Shelly  is  from San Diego + JJ is from Montana, but they met and currently live in Texas, so they were open to getting hitched in any of those locales. After weeks of searching online for venues, they came across The Plant at Kyle (in Kyle, Texas) and it was love at first sight! The modern structure of the house, set against the rustic hill country landscape, was the perfect backdrop for the wedding they had always imagined. And we love that they weren’t afraid to use that juxtaposition throughout the design, too, and incorporate clean-lined details, industrial touches + punchy pops of color, all of which were a super fun contrast to the pastoral setting. Let’s hear a bit more about the day from Shelly:

Designing our wedding was a lot of fun. We wanted guests to walk away feeling that the wedding was thoughtful and personal. One of my favorite details was the incorporation of geodes. JJ is a geophysicist, and I work in fashion, so we made our two worlds collide, by using a picture of a geode as the background for our invite, having chic agate bookends as part of the tablescape, and by adding mini agate slices in the boutonnières. Seeing our labor of love come together was so special, and made everything that much more beautiful and intimate. We couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out!

A huge thanks to Tyler Branch for the gorgeous photos + to Lace and Likes for the super lovely event design. And, of course, congrats to Shelly + JJ on an amazing day!

bride

colorful red and purple bouquet


Siren Floral Co. might have produced one of our new fave bouquets with that beauty above! It includes a colorful array of garden roses, poppies, anemones + more. So pretty, right?

first look

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride

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bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom


Isn’t it crazy how mismatched dresses can sometimes look so perfect + cohesive?! These super sweet red + purple bridesmaid frocks were scooped up at Haute HippieAli RoVictoria’s SecretJ. CrewMadewell, + Zappos!

orange and purple bridesmaids

orange and purple bridesmaids

groomsmen

Processional: Calico Skies – Paul McCartney

Recessional: A-Punk – Vampire Weekend

First Dance: Do You Realize – The Flaming Lips

ring bearer

ceremony

ceremony

ceremony

Shelly: Walking back up the aisle and those first few moments after being pronounced Mr. and Mrs, were so joy-filled and precious. Laughing and celebrating with our bridal party was a very sweet memory.

JJ: Seeing Shelly walk down the aisle. She worked so hard on the wedding, and looked so beautiful. It was overwhelming.

ceremony

watercolor escort cards


Aren’t these escort cards the cutest? Love the watercolor-inspired vibe.

watercolor escort cards

reception

cement block centerpieces

colorful florals

cement block centerpieces

cement block centerpieces

peanut favors

first dance

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And be sure to take a peek at Shelly + JJ’s beautiful film by Hunter Lawrence!

My advice is actually advice that I read from another GWS post: We immediately created an email account to use just for the wedding, which made everything much easier to sort through and organize. Also, create a fun hashtag for your wedding, and be sure to include it on your website, in programs, and on signage. A few of my favorite pictures are some captured by guests. Plus, it’s fun to see some pictures the next day, before you get your professional ones back.

photography: Tyler Branch // venue: The Plant at Kyle Kyle, Texas // event design + planning: Shelly (the bride) + Lace and Likes // event planner: Lace and Likes // florals: Siren Floral Co. // wedding dress: Vera Wang “Emmeline” // shoes: MICHAEL Michael Kors // bridesmaid dresses: Haute HippieAli RoVictoria’s SecretJ. CrewMadewellZappos // hair + makeup: Janet St PaulJanelle Nelson // groom suit: J.Crew // videography: Hunter Lawrence // paper goods: Rachel NiemanPaige Foley DesignFeast Calligraphy // catering + desserts: Pink Avocado Catering // music: Live Oak DJ // wedding day set-up: Dovetail Logistics

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Comments

  1. Very unique color palette, and it all worked together perfectly! So many sweet, creative touches. Beautiful.

  2. Gorgeous! Love the colors and the bridesmaid’s dresses.

  3. Holy smokes! Shelly you look absolutely stunning! You and Rachel did an awesome job! And the bridesmaids aren’t too shabby either…

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