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Steampunk Wedding with a Custom Built Chapel & Lettuce for Decor!

It was wonderful to work with this couple,” said Jen from Pink Light images as she signed off her submission email, “but in real life, this pair are just SOMETHING ELSE!” Let’s just say, our interest was officially piqued, and we’re delighted to share with you one of the most unique weddings we’ve ever had the pleasure of being submitted! 

Chris and Elizabeth are artists and proprietors of LizzyGator, an art house and events venue in Pilot Point, Texas. “We create just about everything around us, including our own whimsical world,” the bride began. “It was definitely not easy getting married last year, but it gave us the time to create the latest LizzyGator statement, our ‘twisted chapel’. We built it as a gift to each other, and with the hope of sharing it with the world once things are brighter.”

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Edgy Yet Elegant Wedding with hints of Boho and Edgar Allan Poe

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.”

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Bright & Bold, Bohemian Backyard Wedding

Finding a lot of inspiration for their wedding on Pinterest but working closely with wedding stylist Kristal Childs to bring their ideas to life, Ashleigh and Jacob hosted their their bright and colourful meets boho wedding at the bride’s parent’s lakeside home. The backyard was dressed with an eclectic mix of seating surrounding the pool and they even had a help yourself drinks cart to welcomed guests to start celebrating as soon as they arrived.

“We really didn’t want anything traditional”, began the bride”, so we opted out of cake and had our favourite desserts instead. Our officiant and our band are both good friends of ours and the groom handpicked all the ceremony music. We wanted it to be as ‘us’ as possible.”

Their dream outdoor ceremony almost didn’t happen as it rained most of the afternoon. However having it later in the day meant the sky luckily cleared just in time! “As soon as the ceremony started the clouds parted and unplanned birds flew overhead. We forgot the rings, so we pretended to do that bit! I would say the ceremony was a little bit of a hot-mess, but it totally fit us. We laughed the entire time. It was beautiful to be surrounded by our loved ones.”

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Pom Pom Themed DIY Texas Ranch Wedding

Emma and Sam met on Tinder in 2014 just after Emma moved to Texas from Chicago. For their May wedding they really wanted to amp up the Texan vibes so hired a ranch in Austin and set about making it their own with DIY decor extravaganza! The dress code for their guests was western themed and people arrived in their finest bolo ties, cowboy boots and hats! The bride even found her own perfect pair of white cowboy boots to wear on the day too.

“We wanted to have a wedding that was the opposite of classy, buttoned-up and elegant”, Emma said. “Sam and I are both fun-loving goofballs who love dancing in the kitchen and drinking boxed wine. We wanted people to feel that they were in our backyard and could be 100% comfortable and themselves. We chose three things that were important to us at the beginning of wedding planning and they were: Keeping things colourful, having a kick ass open bar and inviting as many people as we could afford.”

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Eccentric Colourful Dog-Friendly Wedding in Texas

Jamie and Jason’s wedding was a riot of colour and fun and took place in Liberty Hill, Texas. Their only inspiration was their family and friends and wanting to make sure there was a comfortable, fun and unique experience for everyone. And going on these photos, they definitely did that!

They hosted their whole wedding at Casa Rio de Colores a stunning and eccentric house on the waterside full of bright colours and gorgeous mosaics, which they rented for the whole weekend. “Our wedding didn’t have a ‘theme’ per se, but it was an entire weekend getaway!” Jamie says. “We rented our venue for Friday – Monday (with lodging included) for only $2750. Our guests were able to swim in the river, relax or go for a walk on the nature trails, and really let loose during party time! Almost all 70 of our guest list stayed on site for Saturday night. We just wanted to have one big party with all of our loved ones – getting to hang out for several days, meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones really was special. I truly believe some life-long friendships were made that weekend.”

It was also really important to Jamie and Jason that their dogs were allowed there – for their stationery, a friend designed a wedding logo comprising of their two dogs’ faces, which they used on the invitations and the thumbprint book they used as a guestbook. They also had them in their photos, and referenced them in their ceremony. “Our ceremony was short, sweet and heartfelt, with our mutual best friend Nic officiating. When we were in the planning stage, we both wanted Nic as part of our wedding party and fought over him until I realised the perfect solution: he could be right in the middle.” Jamie continues, “Our vows were filled with jokes, references to our beloved dogs, mentions of adversity and promises for the future. It’s difficult to choose but this was my favourite part of the day.”

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If Wes Anderson Remade Steel Magnolias

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Amy and Ryan wanted a sweet, nostalgic and happy wedding. They were married at Star Hill Ranch in Austin, in March. “I originally wanted a ceremony at our house, but there was no way we could fit everyone, so we brought elements of our home to the venue”, Amy said. “We both love mid-century ascetics, but didn’t want it to be too kitschy or overdone. One guest described it as ‘if Wes Anderson remade Steel Magnolias’ which is a fantastic compliment if not just a really, really good idea.”

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“Our décor was a combination of handmade projects, beloved items from our own home and items provided by family. Our taxidermy weasel on our sweetheart table was actually what Ryan proposed to me with… long story! My mom even made us a piñata for guests to drop in their well-wishes. All of the paper flowers in the décor were made by Ryan, my mom, her students and myself. The flowers in my bouquet were picked up that morning at Whole Foods and beautifully thrown together.”

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