It’s a big risk when you sign a wedding venue without even seeing it… let alone, without it being built! But that risk certainly paid off for Anna + Scottie! Their event designer, Ciara of Bash Co + Events shares: A+S wanted something different with an indoor/outdoor element vibe, but also keeping it pretty industrial. We actually found their wedding venue when it was basically a pile of dirt, and they signed it, sight unseen. They were in California and wanted to bring the wedding home to their family in Texas, so we made it happen. They were actually the first clients to sign with The 4 Eleven in Fort Worth (over a year out)!
They wanted their wedding to reflect their now-home of California, and all its relaxed + sunny vibes, with a twist of industrial style. Anna loved the idea of using mud cloth textiles, rattan and wooden materials — so she sourced a bunch of pieces from California street vendors.
Even though rain wasn’t in the initial plan, we think it actually added a really cool + easy-going vibe to the day! You’ll see what we mean in the snaps by Brasspenny Photography!
To bring in the sort of California vibes, Feel Good Paper Co crafted this modern meets bohemian invitation suite!
Aren’t their getting ready robes ADORABLE?! Such a sweet gift for each of your ladies to take home + remember the day by.
AWOOOOGAH! Holy smokes, Anna. That Emmy Mae Bridal dress! Who else is loving the lace and that deep V?
All the florals for the day were white + creamy and rounded out by tons of greenery, thanks to Wild Muse Floral. We love how the white neutrals were accented by the pops of blue!
The Wedding Party
Bridesmaids in BLUE! These darling gowns are from Dessy… and we could see them being so cute post-wedding, paired with a denim jacket!
How dapper do these guys look? Scottie is rocking a suit from Suit Supply.
The Reception Space
Ciara of Bash Co + Events shares: We had been watching the weather all day, and it was such a beautiful day. One of the things Anna loved about the space initially was that they could get married outside in the courtyard, with the naturally growing vines and the open roof. About an hour before the ceremony was supposed to start the weather started to shift, and it was a 100% chance of rain.
At this point, we couldn’t move the ceremony space — the 10-foot backdrop was installed, all the chairs were set, plus it would’ve changed the VIBE entirely. We knew our bride Anna, wanted it outside — so, we gave her a pep talk + had her back. There were a few tears (just because rain on your wedding day), but she was game, and we were game.
Processional: Her Joy Was Complete by Sleeping At Last
Recessional: Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve
First Dance: Fingertips by One Republic
Oh my goodness… did your eyes just well up with tears too?
The moment I heard "I now pronounce you, husband and wife." Scottie and I have been together for 9 years! Marriage is something we’ve been working toward and looking forward to for a long time! Hearing those words filled my heart with joy. It was absolutely worth the wait!
No raining on this parade. :)
Ciara continues: Once the guests started to arrive, we did let them inside to hang out around the terrace prior to the ceremony. One thing I will never forget from this day was how much Anna + Scottie are loved. Once we made the announcement that Anna + Scottie’s wish was to still get married outside and although it was raining NOT ONE PERSON complained. Everyone ran outside for the ceremony to start. IT WAS AMAZING.
Ciara adds: They are also equally as beautiful on the inside. Scottie is a motivational speaker, and mentor for children but also works on the set of Dancing with The Stars, and Anna works at BHLDN and also works on the set of Dancing with The Stars, so initially, these two already had killer style.
Anna actually created all these indigo escort cards — major DIY points, love!
Isn’t this Whisk Until Sweet cake adorable?! We adore how it picks up that sort of mud cloth-inspired print.
Instagram is the new Pinterest in my opinion! The new post saving tool was my best friend. I was able to save so many super unique inspiration ideas from weddings all over the world, as well as find vendors in the area I was getting married. Most venues have their own handle and will tag every vendor involved in the wedding, which then led me to their Instagram pages showcasing all of their great work.
How we love a good sparkler exit! Congratulations, Anna + Scottie!
photography: Brasspenny Photography // venue name: The 4 Eleven, Fort Worth, Texas, USA // event design: Bash Co + Events // planning: Bash Co + Events // florals: Wild Muse Floral // wedding dress: Emmy Mae Bridal // wedding dress boutique: Lovely Bride // bride's ring: Eliza Page // bridesmaid dresses: Dessy // hair stylist: Hair Styled by Amanda // makeup artist: Magan Nicole Beauty // groom attire: Suit Supply // videography: Caitlyn Cutler // paper goods: feel good paper co // calligraphy: bride to be // catering: taco heads // cake: Whisk Until Sweet // furniture rentals: Coral Lane // music: LeForce DJ // getting ready robes: turkishbathtowel // catering : walt garrison bbq // getaway car: DFWClassicCarRental
Absolutely love that dress !