Happy Friday everyone! I hope you guys are ready for all the pictures that I am about to bombard you with! You guys have heard me talk about Kaycee & Nate’s big day that we had the pleasure of designing at Stone Oak Ranch. You have seen some of the beautiful photos from the amazing Tara Swain! Well, I have finally gone through all of our pictures and am here to share them with you!

When Kaycee, Nate and Kaycee’s parents, Susan and Terry came to meet with us they were prepared! She had her beautiful venue booked and a ton of inspiration pictures for us to look at!  She knew what she wanted and we loved it! Needless to say, we were beyond excited.  They love Texas Country Music, the outdoors, wildflowers, family and friends, and their State and Country!  We had the challenge of incorporating all of that into the wedding of their dreams! So sit back and enjoy and let us know what you think!

Like always we start with the invitations. They should reflect your style and theme of your wedding. They are a glimpse of what is to come. For the save the dates we created a poster style look that screamed Texas! From that we created more signage and paper goods for the wedding. You will see where those came into play in a bit!

Photo Credit: Tara Swain Photography

For the invitation we used a beautiful wood grain paper and romantic fonts. We tied it off with twine and the couples logo that we printed on tags.

Photo Credit: Tara Swain Photography

Now onto the BIG DAY! When the guest first arrived they were greeted with the sign in table along the walkway to the outdoor chapel. Kaycee wanted something different for her sign in. She wanted something that she could keep and cherish and pass down through the generations of her family. We suggested that she have the guest write their messages on fabric squares then have them made into a quilt. She loved it and so did the guest! We also had a gift wagon for the presents to be placed in.

At the outdoor chapel we lined the aisle with hanging mason jars filled with wildflowers.  We alternated those with oversized lanterns that we had nestled on the ground. As part of their favors we made wedding wands in bright vibrant colors to coordinate with the wildflowers along with mini tambourines with the couples logo on it.  After Kaycee & Nate were pronounced man and wife they got to ring that chapel bell while their guest waved their wands and rattled the tambourines.  It was so cute and colorful and just made you smile!

Kaycee’s bouquet was probably one of my favorite things that we did! It was full of cotton, burlap and beautiful roses! Hanging from the bouquet were rings and pins from some of the most important people in Kaycee’s life.

For the boutineers and corsages we used the same concept of wildflowers and cotton to give it that rustic feel. We used Texas star pins in the guys boutineers to represent Nate’s love of all things Texas! The mother of the bride wanted something different so she had a wrist corsage made of pieces from her wedding dress and jewelry! The beautiful piece was made by Gracylu Originals!

 Now for the reception!

Front and center was the sweetheart table that was nestled beneath the iron balcony!  We used a beautiful burlap flower tablecloth provided by the wonderful ladies at Occasions.  For the centerpiece we used several arrangements of wildflowers piled high on a cut log base. Off the the back of their chairs we had hanging baskets filled with more wildflowers. Nate is a police officer so we added his hat, badge and cuffs for a personal touch. The champagne bucket was an old aluminum lunch box with mason jar wine glasses!  Did I mention the money dance sashes that we made? Nate’s said a little change in my pocket and Kaycee’s said goin’ jing-a-ling-a-ling! So Cute!

For the rest of the tables we used brown tablecloths for the base and alternated between beautiful crocheted overlays and burlap runners.  The brown base tablecloths were provided by Stone Oak Ranch and K & K supplied the crocheted overlays (one of our favorite finds) and the burlap runners.   We used the same wildflower concept and just piled the tables high with them using various stools, books and logs.

We made reserved signs for the tables that had them same feel as the invitations and save the dates.

And with us always wanting to add the personal touch we used mini chalkboards to write little notes about Kaycee & Nate.

For the Bride’s cake she knew she wanted an abundance of cupcakes surrounding a smaller cake for them to cut. Whosie cakes provided the cupcakes and the larger cake was provided by Village Bakery. We finished the table off with mini wooden forks, a custom love banner and a burlap and lace runner.

For Nate’s “cake” he really wanted to be different. Not only does he love Texas but he loves his Grandma’s pies along with milk and cookies!

Whosie cakes baked all of the cookies including the sugar cookies with the bride and groom’s edible monogram! Village Bakery made the mini pies and Nate’s Grandma made the larger ones! Talk about personal and delicious!

We also made custom water bottle labels and Kaycee and Nate had the monogram that we created put on koozies for all the guest.

There is so much to talk about that I don’t know where to stop! Here are some other detail shots for you to feast your eyes on!

I have to say this wedding was a complete look into who Kaycee and Nate are. There personalities were seen throughout the entire venue and we are so grateful that they chose us to make their dreams come true!  It was such a pleasure working with the two of you along with Kaycee’s parents, Susan and Terry! We can’t thank you enough for letting us be a part of your special day! Here is to a happy, beautiful life together!

P.S. Kaycee’s beautiful hair and makeup were the work of the talented Smokin’ Hot Makeup and her jewelry was made by the talented Leigh at ooh-la-leigh’s!

2 Comments

  • Leigh Ann Brittain (ooh-la-leigh’s) Posted April 27, 2012 10:58 am

    Oh my gosh….this is one of the most precious weddings I have ever seen!! Yall did a fantastic job! I love every unique touch and piece of personality that was exhibited!! Great job! Yall are very, very talented!!!

  • Kaycee Smith Posted April 27, 2012 12:13 pm

    Again, I cannot thank y’all enough!! We knew exactly what we wanted & I wouldn’t have changed a thing. It was so personal & everyone seemed to have had a good time ( I know we did ). People are still talking about it 🙂 Y’all did an amazing job on our invitations ( which we got so many compliments on ), and so much more! Thanks again K & K – don’t know what we would have done without y’all. Love – Kaycee & Nate Smith

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