If your version of a desert oasis includes a dreamy Rue de Siene dress and terracotta arches, you are our people. There’s a special kind of magic you can only find in West Texas. And with the new-ish Willow House garnering the attention of travelers from all over, we think West Texas weddings may just be on the rise. Manda and her Portland-based team at Mae&Co Creative designed a day deep in the heart of the thriving minimalist art mecca:
When we started to design our shoot, we knew that we needed to look beyond arches found in traditional wedding rental inventories. We needed something dynamic, something sculptural to act in conversation with the texture of the desert and the Chisos mountains. We needed to create our own art. So our team designed and built unique arches that would stand out as the perfect ceremony backdrop.
Melissa Marshall was on hand to capture all the magic — let’s have a look!
Terracotta in the Desert
These stunning arches were crafted by hand in Mae&Co Creative‘s Portland studio, then driven over 2,000 miles to their desert home!
The colors were inspired by the bride’s Rue de Seine gown from the Moonrise Canyon collection. The beautiful peach fabric informed every detail of the shoot from the unique floral arrangements by Goodseed Floral to the custom style and design!
Color story dream come true!
Sunset-Hued Couple Style
Hair and makeup were flawlessly executed by the aptly named, Hello Flawless!
Lovely Bride provided the muse for the day — that amazing floral dress!
We live for a low-back gown!!
West Texas Wedding Reception Table with Earthy Elements
Willow House provided the perfect canvas for the dreamy reception table!
How STUNNING is that hanging installation over the terracotta-toned table?
Desert dinner dreams, right here.
Who else wouldn’t mind a little desert escape right now?! File this one away under West Texas wedding dreams. Thanks to the talented team for sharing such beautiful inspiration and work!
photography: Melissa Marshall // venue name: Willow House, Terlingua, Texas, USA // event design: Mae&Co Creative // planning: Mae&Co Creative // florals: Goodseed Floral // wedding dress: Rue de Seine // wedding dress boutique: Lovely Bride // hair stylist: Hello Flawless // makeup artist: Hello Flawless // groom attire: ASOS // paper goods: Seek Paper Co