A Modern Southwestern Wedding in Marfa, Texas

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

There’s something magical about Marfa, Texas. Be it the many art installations, the mythical “Marfa Lights”, or the vast expanses of desert surrounding it. Whatever that magic is, the first time Brit + Brendan encountered it in 2011, they were hooked! So much so, that when it came time to planning their wedding day, Marfa kept coming up as THE place.

Brit shares We made our first trip to Marfa together for the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music and Love at El Cosmico in 2011, and immediately connected with its one-of-a-kind energy, barren landscape and big skies. When we started thinking about the wedding, we realized that three things were important: time with the people we love, a unique experience and a little bit of adventure. Marfa fit the bill on all counts.

So Marfa, Texas it was! Ready to see all the magic captured by Geoff Duncan? Let’s look!

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

striped robes

How perfect are those getting ready robes, especially given the setting?

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

Brit wore an incredible modern dress with a touch of lace by Theia.

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

El Cosmico, a place known for its bohemian, desert lodging, set the stage for the day.

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magentic Zeros (performed on the fiddle by Lizzy Plotkin)

Recessional: Fiddle Tunes by Lizzy Plotkin with Free the Honey

First Dance: Take it Easy by White Denim

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

These two!! We’re diggin’ the pop of color from her bouquet by Cara Crossley.

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

The bridesmaids wore dresses from Anthropologie + Show Me Your Mumu.

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Hard to pick a favorite here. Dancing to Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears with our favorite people was something we'll always remember.

burgundy bouquet

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Keep things simple and focus on the things that matter most to you. Having the most important people in your life celebrating with you, on one of the most special days of your life is not something that happens that often – be present and enjoy it!

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

blue goblets

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

Pops of midnight blue, and burgundy added dimension to the table. We especially love these use of the terra-cotta pots + bowls!

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

El Cosmico Marfa Wedding

#Followthestars was the perfect hashtag for the setting! Congrats Brit + Brendan!!

Post Divider Line

photography: Geoff Duncan // venue name: El Cosmico, Marfa, Texas, USA // event design: El Cosmico // planning: Brianna Larson // florals: Cara Crossley // wedding dress: Theia // bride's shoes: Loeffler Randall // bridesmaid dresses: Anthropologie and Show Me Your Mumu // hair stylist: Bride's friend and sister // makeup artist: Bride's friend and sister // groom attire: Custom // paper goods: Canales & Co. // catering: Stellina Marfa // cake: Stellina Marfa // furniture rentals: Rob Crowley, Marfa Industries // music: Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears // officiant: Tannen Campbell

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