Describing their wedding theme as ‘Poe-ho’ (Edgar Allan Poe meets boho), Morgan and Aristotle were married in February in Texas. The inspiration was dark and moody romantic with a hint of vintage flair. Almost all of the decor (the rugs, candlesticks, vases, lanterns, etc) were sourced from vintage and antique stores. The place cards were made by the bride and her cousin, Kathleen, from tile which they wrote everyone’s name on and Kathleen also painted the seating chart onto reclaimed windows.
“The best thing about our wedding was personalising everything!” Morgan began. “From the big, obvious stuff down to the tiny little details like the rose quartz pillars used as table numbers and using my great-grandmother’s ivory beads in my bouquet as my something old.”
Morgan wore two stunning gowns, the first was a nude and cream sparkly number by Justin Alexander, and for their reception she switched into a black, sequin and feather number by Monique Lhuillier and a leather jacket.
The bride was walked down the aisle by her mum to a classical trio cover of The Luckiest by Ben Folds. The emotional ceremony included a handfasting ceremony and they wrote their own vows. “It was very personal and romantic”, Morgan said. “It felt like we were the only people in the room even though we were surrounded by about 170 guests.”
“My favourite part of the wedding was watching Aristotle read his vows and also dancing to all of our favourite songs with all of our favourite people at the reception. Aristotle’s favourite part of the day was just being able to look around at any point and see all of our family and friends in one place.”
“One thing we’d advise other people to do is to hire a videographer. We decided 30 days before the wedding that we wanted one. We found Shelby with Grey Ivy Films and our wedding video has become one of the best things we did. Also, I hated to see all of the beautiful floral just be thrown away so I took my bouquet, Aristotle’s boutonniere, and some of the decorative floral, hung them upside down to dry out nicely over about a week and then used the dried flowers to make us, our mothers, and my grandmother each a shadow box with the dried flowers from the wedding. Its such a cool keepsake.”