Linsy and Matt were one of those couples that came to me and I was immediately excited. Linsy pulled out her mac (I give anyone bonus points for being an apple fanatic like me) and started showing me her inspiration images. Rustic with a whimsical twist, the prettiest shade of pink ranunculus you ever did see, and BHLDN bridesmaid dresses with glittered bow collars. Should I just stop there? I seriously didn’t think it could get better until she showed me these.
You see, Linsy is a graphic designer and Matt along with being a very talented writer is a craftsman and jack of all trades really. So they designed and illustrated these invitations themselves along with letter pressing them all by hand. They were completely amazing and the picture just doesn’t do them justice. Next up is their venue…Matt’s uncle just so happens to own a wedding venue out in Round Top Texas that they don’t really advertise…but it’s pretty spectacular. It’s called Hackberry Hill Farms and they actually do have a website…I’m not sure how much they charge, but it’s a pretty special little gem out there if a destination wedding is your cup of tea. There is nothing I love more than a destination wedding that’s out of town, but not too far away. And the property is beautiful- Cameron (Bertuzzi Photography) did an amazing job of capturing the beauty of this place, but in person it’s even more special…seriously.
These bow ties. Oh how I love bragging on my husband and these bow ties. Topher was extremely involved in this wedding- this was during a time we really wanted him to get more involved in the business and he sort of took this wedding under his wing (everything except the design). So he came to just about every meeting I had with Matt and Linsy, which these days is pretty unusual. Matt told him during our first meeting that he was going to buy all of his groomsmen bow ties to wear at the wedding and he had absolutely no idea how to tie them- he asked Kris if he could help them and Topher said that he had no idea how to tie one, but he would definitely learn before the wedding.
Flash forward three months and Topher ended up tying every single groomsmen’s bow tie for them. You see him there in the blue t-shirt? He took precious time away from our set-up, but he was a total bow tie rock star. If that is a real thing…I mean rock stars don’t wear bow ties, so maybe that phrase doesn’t really play. Thanks anyway Topher (and Youtube)!
I’ll sneak a picture of me in here too since Topher got some blog time. I’ll pin a boutonniere on anything and anyone. And look at that perfectly tied bow tie ;-)
This church in La Grange was a short drive from the farm. It was so lovely.
I love everything about this picture. Linsy is so beautiful, those flowers by Tamara are perfection, and that canopy of trees right down the road from the farm…it’s too much.
These bridesmaid dresses are ranking up there as some of my favorites ever.
Linsy and Matt had so many DIY projects they tackled themselves- these signs were one of them. Matt made these from old barn wood that we found out at the farm during our walkthrough and Linsy painted the text on them.
And here’s the sign I made for their chair backs with the same barn wood. Remember the saga of these?
Linsy spent months collecting each and every vase, bottle, and jar we used in her centerpieces. There were literally boxes and boxes full of the prettiest vessels.
A little entry table action- I created the welcome sign to mimic their invitations and in lieu of a traditional guest book guests wrote notes to the bride and groom on note cards.
This floral show piece was Linsy’s idea after finding this old iron door in a shed at the farm. She imagined it dripping with flowers and Tamara did not disappoint.
I’ve mentioned that dessert tables are kind of one of my favorite things ever. This was another good one.
I lovingly colored and cut that cake topper from their invitations and the banner was ordered from Etsy.
I proposed doing a crazy moss and tree stump cupcake display and Matt eagerly cut all of the tree stumps for my crazy styling self. I don’t know if it was the tree stumps or the smell of the delicious cake, but I seriously couldn’t keep the guests from attacking these bad boys before Linsy and Matt cut their cake!
Matt has got to be one of my favorite grooms to date. He was SO involved and cared about the little details A LOT. He was a fellow creative soul and a real renaissance man. He was just plain awesome.
Him and Linsy also grew 200 of these succulents that we added “thank you” flags to for favors. They grew these from SEEDS. I cannot even comprehend how they made that happen…I cannot even keep houseplants alive.
And there you have it. Two of the sweetest, most creative clients a girl could ask for. They even asked Topher and I if we would stay on property- so our room for the weekend was literally in the same hall as the reception. My mom and Phoenix came along as well since that boy pretty much goes everywhere I do. It was so nice to have them there and I think my mom got a kick out of seeing what Topher and I do to pull one of these shin-digs together. It’s kind of a lot of work :)
You can see this wedding featured on Style Me Pretty right here. You know, if you need to see more.
Credits: Planning, Designing, and Coordinating- Jennifer Laura Design, Photography- Bertuzzi Photography, Flowers- Tamara Menges Designs, Ceremony Venue- Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Reception Venue- Hackberry Hill Farms, 90% of the gorgeous DIY projects- the bride and groom, Cake and Cupcakes- Nancy Sullivan, Bridesmaid Dresses- BHLDN, Banner Cake Topper- Ready Go, “thank you” favor flags- Lady Bug Co.