Paige & Matt’s Eclectic Ranch Wedding

Working in the wedding industry themselves, Paige & Matt were extremely excited to have a wedding of their own. For both of them it was important to have a wedding that was different and truly reflected their personalities. “I always thought I would have a small low-key wedding or even an elopement, I never dreamed I would have a storybook wedding. As a wedding planner and floral designer I have seen so many beautiful weddings but I couldn’t tell you what I wanted for myself.”

“As a lover of all things old and vintage I knew right away that our inspiration would come from our many trips to the Round Top Antique week and other various flea markets. Not only did I want the flea market feel at our wedding I also wanted equine accents. My true passion in life is my horses! I’ve been riding and showing horses for over 25 years so it just wouldn’t be my style with out special horse touches. It wasn’t hard for us to achieve this look since my home and my families have pretty much been outfitted by years of “junking”!”

“It was a picture perfect arrival. I walked down the aisle to “Over the Rainbow” played by a string trio. Our ceremony was held in a grove of oak trees at Pecan Springs Ranch. We added a European doorway that we purchased in Round Top to serve as our arch. The doorway / arch was covered in breathtaking bright florals and a wedding cake chandelier was hung in the center of the doorway. It was everything I never knew I wanted.”

“Family is important to Matt and I so we wanted to give a nod to our families wherever possible. Our first nod to family was the Scottish bagpiper we had playing when guests arrived. Other ways we incorporated family nods is by having Matt’s late grandfather’s western saddle incorporated into our décor. My bouquet was wrapped with a rhinestone belt my grandmother wore as a young lady.”

Paige and Matt opted to not have a formal sit down dinner and instead brought in some of their favourite food trucks which created a laid back summer feel to their wedding. “We created our very own food truck eatery and even added a few pink flamingos to set the mood. Guests were invited to enjoy all the food trucks and we provided lawn seating, patio seating and indoor seating to accommodate all personalities. Our food trucks provided mini lobster rolls, asian fusion, bbq sliders and Italian ice. We even had a Airstream Photo booth for our guests to enjoy.”

“As a floral designer flowers were a top priority to me. My flowers were so important that I bought an off the rack wedding dress from Nordstrom in the cocktail dress section for $300 so that I could spend more on my floral!! I wanted bright and bold flowers and lots of texture. I ended up deciding on shades of pink, fuchsia, reds, blush, coral & burgundy for my floral colors… I said I wanted bold and bright! To achieve my over the top floral designs I collaborated with my dear friend, Kari Shelton of The Flower Girl! We have worked together numerous times and I knew she would be the perfect design partner for my floral arrangements.”

“It goes without saying – we would not have had such an incredible evening without our amazing vendors! I always tell clients a great vendor makes your wedding night practically perfect and I’m glad I followed my own advice! Of course our family and friends played a huge role in our wedding night but we will forever be grateful to our wonderful vendors!!”

PHOTOGRAPHY Al Gawlik Photography & Sarah Goss Photography ~ HAIR Weddings By Celissa Rae ~ MAKE UP Celia Alcantar Make Up ~ OFFICIANT Judge Elisabeth Earle ~ FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS Pure Love Style & The Flower Girl TX ~ CALLIGRAPHER Lillie Bird Designs ~ CAKES Simon Lee Bakery ~ PROPS / STYLING Bee Lavish, Whim Event Rentals & La Tavola Fine Linens ~ LIGHTING FILO Productions ~ CATERING The Peached Tortilla, Dock N Roll Food Truck, Slab BBQ Food Truck & Uncle Louie G’s Italian Ice ~ MUSICIANS Musical Discovery Chamber Players ~ DJ Look No Further Entertainment ~ BAGPIPER Nick Classen ~ PHOTOBOOTH Airstream Photo Booth ~ TRANSPORTATION Deer Run Chauffeur ~ FIREWORKS Big Dog Pyro ~ VIDEOGRAPHY Adam Grumbo Films ~ VENUE Pecan Springs Ranch, Austin TX