Sultry summer days in Texas are like no other. They are the longest and hottest days of the year, but are ever so enjoyed by frolicking near the Gulf of Mexico, exploring the Texas Hill Country, or watching an epic desert sunset in Marfa.
Have you ever seen a sunset so striking that you suddenly stopped everything to take it all in? And, as you watched the warm, soft hues of pink, terra cotta, orange and yellow fill the sky, did you wish it could last forever? This styled shoot, at Gruene Estate in the Texas Hill Country, exemplifies such vivid memories and the harmonious colors of such glorious summer sunsets never to be forgotten.
We chose rustic, bohemian inspired pieces, terra cotta pottery, rattan, textured pillows, blankets, dried palm, cactus, and leather as key components of the design plan, and also incorporated the use of traditional western style pieces to compliment the popular bohemian style to reveal the likely scenario that this combination would trend with our clients across the Lone Star State. Additionally, the goal was to create nostalgia by combining these details with a romantic color palette reminiscent of the desert sunset landscape of Marfa.
The utilization of dried palm, fresh dahlias, various protea, hand painted anthurium, and lush garden roses all depicted the various hues of the desert and its sunset. The same color scheme and florals were utilized in the bride’s bouquet, with a rare chocolate cymbidium orchid and a touch of paddle cactus added for a grand Texan vibe.
The accessories allowed each model to reflect their own unique style, and the bride modeled how she could transition from hairpiece at the ceremony to a trendy hat for a sunset filled wedding reception.
A hand stitched invitation suite was created with various layers of the suite’s individual cards on textured papers. The suite was detailed with stamps of desert florals and The Alamo, Texas’s most beloved historical site.
Vintage chic serveware and glassware paired perfectly with clementine jalapeño margaritas and South Texas autumn board charcuterie consisting of cured wild game and seasonal fruits, red walnuts, pate, and fresh Texas goat cheese.
An intimate head table was created for the newlywed couple and their guests to take in the glorious sunset under the shade of a Texas oak tree. The design consisted of warm textured fabrics, Brazilian cattle skin, bohemian glazed pottery, terra-cotta, rattan and glassware pieces, and finished the table with vintage peacock chairs.
This lovely styled shoot was featured on Green Wedding Shoes, and may be viewed by clicking here: Summer Solstice Styled Shoot
Bridal Gown |Unbridaled – Austin | Rue de Seine
Bride’s Shoes & Accessories | Corral Boots & Vestige by Double J Saddlery
Bridesmaids Gowns | Bella Bridesmaids | Jenny Yoo
Hair & Makeup | Love, Lipstick, and Lashes
Invitation & Menu Suite | Bell Papel
Cake | Cakes Rock – San Antonio
Catering & Bar | Tim the Girl Catering
Design & Stylist | Sandra Gonzalez of Rustic Romance Rentals
Event Management & Planning | Volaré Planning & Design
Floral Design | Lesley’s Flowers & Gifts
Groom’s Attire | Bonobos, Theory, and Paige Jeans
Photography | Under the Sun Photography
Rentas & Decor | Rustic Romance Rentals & Cat Haus Rentals
Venue | Gruene Estate