Betsy + Josh first discovered Marfa, Texas on a cross-country road trip – they stayed in a teepee at hotel El Cosmico, saw the mysterious Marfa Lights and immediately fell in love with the art, people, and wide open sky. Aiming to keep their wedding fun + casual, they sought out the perfect backdrop that would bring images from Terrence Malick’s films to mind. Ultimately, they found their ideal ceremony spot in a field; so they mowed a path, set up a champagne trailer, brought in bleachers and rolled out a colorful welcome mat for the guests arriving via school bus!
The reception was held next door at the agricultural center — making use of the dirt floor and all. Magic Hour Marfa worked with their designer, Outfit Home, and local vendors to bring the couple’s vibrant vision to life. Colorful picado banners and string lights hung from the the rafters above the custom built tables, which were dotted with local gemstones, succulents and hand printed runners. Adding to the fun, they had a piñata, authentic Mexican food from Chef Krista Steinhauer + beautiful live music from the all-female band, Mariachi Las Coronelas.
Ready to see all the vibrant photos captured by Mandee Johnson? Let’s proceed to the party!
Magic Hour Marfa crafted those bright + beautiful florals.
How stunning are these laser-cut heels?!
Well hello beautiful couple! Betsy’s top is by Andrew Gn; her lacy skirt is Monique Lhuillier.
Processional: Space Oddity played live by Mariachi Las Coronelas
Recessional: As The World Falls Down played live by Mariachi Las Coronelas
First Dance: Scatted Rendition of Summertime by Billy Stewart
How AWESOME is this setup?!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! The succulents + the peachy tones and touches of turquoise + rust are perfect for their location in Texas.
Can you recall the last time you hit a piñata?! So fun!
We planned to do an outdoor screening of one of our favorite movies, Raising Arizona, after our rehearsal dinner. But during the meal, a West Texas thunderstorm blew through town. The night could've been over, but our amazing wedding coordinators negotiated to open up a local theater. We screened the movie while rain poured outside. It was rad.
You two are ADORABLE!! A huge congrats to the both of you… Also, look at her sweet kicks!! Betsy changed into a pair of Nike shoes for the reception.
photography: Mandee Johnson // event design: Outfit Home // planning: Magic Hour Marfa // florals: Magic Hour Marfa // wedding dress: Top by Andrew Gn; Skirt by Monique Lhuillier // bride's shoes: Original White Nike Jordan III’s // hair stylist: DIY/Bride // makeup artist: DIY/Bride // groom attire: Custom made by Richard Lim of High Society // groom's shoes: Prada // catering: Chef Krista Steinhauer // desserts: Katy Rose Elsasser // furniture rentals: Marfa Industries // music: Mariachi Las Coronelas