Moved by the charm of their family’s homestead in Texas, along with the sprawling landscape, Lauren Field Design teamed up with Kayla Snell Photography + Olive Grove Design for today’s DREAMY elopement! The lovely combination of softly swaying grasses, native materials, and the golden hour glow evokes a nostalgia for a life lived a little more slowly.
Lauren shares: We wanted to capture the romantic ambiance of an intimate elopement surrounded by family history. Inspired by the big sky sunsets in Texas and the natural materials found throughout the home, we chose a palette of textured neutrals layered with pops of color reminiscent of the vibrant hues found in the bride’s gown. Elements of warm wood, leather, and woven textiles provided a stunning back drop to celebrate the colorful elements.
Heads up, this is a real elopement (SWOON!), but as the couple wanted to keep their ceremony as intimate + private as possible, we refrained from sharing any images of the ceremony. :)
How spectacular is that Fillyboo dress?!
The off-the-shoulder gown with embroidered florals was an homage to the bride’s heritage. She carried a colorful ombré bouquet, crafted by Olive Grove Design, with trailing greenery accents tied with an orange velvet ribbon.
As someone who appreciates luxurious aesthetics and over-the-top gatherings, many friends and acquaintances expected me to have a big, beautiful wedding. But surprisingly, that is exactly what I didn’t want. The idea of planning an expensive one-day event was really daunting to me. Dan and I toyed around with the idea of just eloping by ourselves and then surprising our families with the news, but later came to the decision that we wanted to have our close family with us. We settled on a teeny tiny backyard “elopement” with only our close family and a TON of food and drinks. We wanted a stress-free day, not having to worry about other people enjoying themselves, but a full, relaxing day of fun to celebrate US.
I come from a Spanish background, and I wanted to incorporate that style and vibe into our wedding photos. The dress oozed vibrant Latin culture with its lacy puffed sleeves and bright hand-embroidery. I have relatives from Mexico, Spain, and Bolivia, and all of those countries are represented in our elopement.
The couple wanted to include a guitar in their photos as they both sing and play and music is an integral part of their relationship. SO SWEET!
The Southwestern Tablescape
The tables were set with whimsical ombré florals atop a macrame runner. The team utilized black flatware, soft white patterned plates, and handmade textiles from the bride’s family roots in Latin America layered with raffia tied pom pom napkins and miniature cacti.
Now that’s something to celebrate!
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photography: Kayla Snell Photography // venue name: Private Estate, North Texas, Texas, USA // event design: Lauren Field Design // florals: Olive Grove Design // wedding dress: Fillyboo // bride's shoes: The Frye Company // groom attire: Indochino and Topman // groom's shoes: The Frye Company // paper goods: Jesilyn Kay Calligraphy // specialty rentals: Beautiful Event Rentals // hair + makeup: Glossier & Bite Beauty (by the bride)