Married On a Texan Mountain at Sunset

July 30, 2010

I’ve got a couple of really beautiful, super personal weddings for you today…starting with this little beaut all the way from Texas.

Jacklyn & Noah got married at Cibolo Creek, just outside of Marfa, Texas. It was just the two of them and their little boy. They decided they wanted their wedding to be just about them, “under the big sky”. Jacklyn wore a vintage Mexican dress from the 70’s, a 1930’s diamond bracelet that both belonged to her mother and a lace shawl that she had found in Italy at an open air antique market.  She carried pink roses and gardenia from their garden for her bouquet which she put with some wildflowers that she collected on the way down. Noah wore a shirt from the 70’s which they found the day before they left for Marfa.

“We arrived late at night, by a full moon.  On our wedding day I channeled Frida Khalo and piled my braids on top of my head with flowers. Noah dressed our little son, Asa, in a precious little linen ensemble embroidered with Lily of the Valleys while I did my make-up.  Then it was time for a few photos taken by a local Marfa artist, Jenny,  after which we headed up the mountainside with a judge, the photographer and a witness!  We married at sunset, overlooking a valley and the Chenati Mountains, with Mexico in the far distance. A baby white buffalo ambled by, VERY good luck!!  Noah read to me vows he had written and I read Neruda to him.  A champagne toast and back down the mountain to a lovely dinner served to us in an amazing room just outside our suite that was lined from floor to ceiling with antique saddles and tack.  The cook surprised us with a tres leches cake and roses from the fort’s garden!  It was truly special.  I think what made it so, beyond the spectacular setting and the beauty of the land was the way that we chose to keep the day for us. By doing so it was quiet, serene and calm. We spent a week there lounging by the amazing pool, taking long hikes and lazing in the hammocks.   We love and adore our families, and perhaps we were a trifle selfish,  but we felt protective of the experience that we both knew we wanted our wedding to be.  As I said before, I wouldn’t change a thing!”

Thanks to Jacklyn, Noah and Ace for sharing their super special day with us today

Credit: Jenni Urbanczyk