Photography by Shaun Menary.
Get ready for a seriously gorgeous Southern wedding just full of vintage charm! The super cute groom is a singer/songwriter in Dallas, and the beautiful bride works for Anthropologie. Needless to say, this is one stylish and cool couple, not to mention fun – when his band played at the reception, she got up and joined them! You’re sure to love all of the thoughtful vintage touches, including crocheted linens and a tea station complete with floral china.
Doesn’t Randi have the best smile? Her vintage-inspired juliet cap veil and art deco earrings are the perfect finishing touch to the sweetest part of her outfit – her ring is her groom’s grandmother’s engagement ring.
Did you include any traditions in your wedding? The date was meant to be. We didn’t start planning until well over a month into our engagement. When we noticed that September 26th fell on a Saturday, we wanted to be the third generation in Wesley’s family to share that date.
The too-sweet-for-words flower girls wore crochet dresses and cowboy-inspired boots, complete with flower crowns – like miniature 1970s country girls, their outfits are such a cute nod to the rustic vibe of the ceremony.
Your ceremony in three words. Organic, holy, intimate.
How did you go about planning your ceremony? It was important to us for the ceremony to represent what we believe. We wanted it to remain simple and sincere. Wesley’s grandfather married us and he helped us tremendously. We found inspiration in a couple of different weddings that he had officiated throughout his years in the ministry (including that of my parents). We strove to dignify the holy nature of matrimony. We are Christians and believe that marriage is a picture of Christ & His church. Glorifying the Lord was first and foremost.
What were your ceremony readings?: John 15: 1-5
What were your vows like? Wesley felt strongly about personalizing our vows. His grandfather encouraged us to write honest and simple vows. They shared exactly where we were then and who we hope to become in our marriage. While our vows were written to reflect the solemnity of marriage, we took care to allow our personalities to shine through. We did our best to touch on both the eternal and the everyday in our own voices.
Is there anything else that you’d like to share about your wedding ceremony? We are forever grateful to everyone who showed up, chipped in and celebrated with us.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding ceremony? My favorite part was friends and family committing to hold us accountable and being present for such a sweet moment in our lives.
Bridesmaids in white is a trend that we hope never goes away. Early fall in Texas can still be very warm, and they look so fresh and pretty in their boho-chic flowing numbers. Plus, their turquoise jewelry gives a great pop of color, especially against the soft pink and ivory bouquets.
A stylish bride is one thing – and you couldn’t call her anything else in this tiered lace gown with pretty cap sleeves. But a stylish bride who also has an eye for a bargain is a girl after our own hearts! She found these Jimmy Choos at a vintage store, and snapped them up for her big day.
How would you describe your reception? It was the most extraordinary dinner party I have ever been a part of. We were outdoors in early fall, far from the city noise, it was laid-back and unfolded between the sunset and the moonrise. It was an al fresco, family-style dinner followed by a performance from our friends in The Texas Gentlemen.
One of our favorite things about this weddings is the way the couple approached their love for vintage with a fresh twist. Instead of just rehashing trends they’ve seen many times before, Randi & Wesley worked with Event Designers & Planners GRO Designs to create a truly unique look for their reception that reflected them. Some of the best elements? Mismatched glassware in shades of green and pink, and these incredible tall arrangements of greenery on their feasting tables. (One of the best things about being inspired by the wedding of a bride who works for Anthropologie? You can source some of her cool details yourself, like this same green glassware, right here!)
Do you have any budget tips for other couples? Know what you are up against. Choose one or two things that are meaningful to you and forget the rest. There are many details that seem critical but aren’t. For me, the right photographer, floral design, and pretty glassware (of course!) were essential.
Also, the week before the wedding there will be last minute emergencies and forgotten items. You will spend money the week of the wedding that you didn’t plan on, so be prepared!
If you’re after a more eclectic look for your own wedding, there’s plenty of great inspiration here! Mismatched white chairs and bare farm tables provide the rustic feel that works so well with the venue, while the copper hurricane lanterns and clear glass vases with floating candles give it all a fun, modern touch. And PS – we’ve found similar lanterns available here and here if you love them too!
What type of cake or dessert did you serve? We served a classic white wedding cake with swiss meringue icing, covered in fresh pink roses. Plus, Randi’s grandmother has always baked the best pies. As a gift to us, she made her own homemade buttermilk pies for our dessert table.
Please tell us about any other special details or moments from your reception. Each guest at our wedding has played such a huge role in our lives. Our vendors went above and beyond. Throughout the night I saw glimpses of friends and family pitching in to make everything just right and I know there was much more that I didn’t see. We felt extremely loved. We danced beneath a harvest moon.
We don’t know who enjoyed the dance floor more – the little girls or the grown up ones!
What was your favorite moment or part of the reception? Mine was our impromptu husband/wife performance of The Weight. Riley’s was our last dance – just before we left for the evening we danced to Pink Moon by Nick Drake and reflected on the greatest day of our lives.