When: August 5th 2017 | Where: Conroe, TX | Theme: Rustic, Barn | Colors: Blue, Orange, Tan
When you’re marrying your high school sweetheart and your math teacher is the officiant, best believe it’s about to be a very personalized yet fun wedding! We’re talking bridal boots, gorgeous florals, a football themed bride’s and groom’s cakes and more; really the whole 9 yards of gorgeousness!
Maggie and David tied the knot at the super stunning Carriage House which added a great deal to the rustic vibes the couple was going for. Captured beautifully by Eva Cranford Photography, we are way too pumped to share this wedding with our readers.
Stunning Rustic Texas Wedding
“We are a pretty laid-back couple so I wanted our wedding to reflect that. The only part of my wedding I had planned from when I was little was that I wanted to wear boots. I chose the colors blue and orange after we decided to do a summer wedding rather than the fall wedding I had always imagined.
Those are both David’s favorite colors and because he wasn’t the most involved in the planning, I thought that would be a good way to involve him. Because of my rustic style and our decision to wear boots, I knew a barn was what I was looking for and the Carriage House had everything I wanted–greenery, outdoors, indoors, chandeliers, wood, open spaces, a bar, included decorations.”
“We were pretty laid back when it came to the attire. We asked all of our wedding party to wear boots and for the groomsmen to get a khaki suit but other than that, the bridesmaids were able to pick any style dress in any shade of blue and the groomsmen could pick any shade of blue tie.
I thought that would help everyone to feel more comfortable and involve them a little bit more. Even as the bride, I didn’t want to be making 100% of the decisions.”
“For the wedding flowers, I wanted something very modern. I love the look of the draping wildflowers and weeds and I feel like that fit our rustic style. Our florist was a family friend and she literally brought my pinterest board inspiration to life.”
“For the cakes, we chose to do three. We had a wedding cake, a groom’s cake, and then I wanted a bride’s cake as well.
For the wedding cake, we went with a smaller size since we would be having three cakes in total and asked for a rough to naked icing decoration and my florist added in succulents and flowers the day of. Our wedding cake was vanilla.
For the groom’s cake, David chose chocolate. He knew he would be getting a sports cake but I decided to surprise him with a three layer cake with all of the Houston teams logos on it. He was so surprised and really loved it!
I chose to do a brides cake because I knew I wanted an LSU cake and since David didn’t go to college there, I would need a cake for myself. I asked her to make a replica of Tiger Field with the tiger eye in the middle and I chose red velvet for the flavor. We were so impressed with the way the cakes turned out!”
“For favors, we gave all of our guests koozies. Those have always been some of my favorite favors from weddings and the way our friends and family like to drink, it seemed the most fitting.”
“The only heirloom we really incorporated was my something borrowed. I asked my Granny to lend me one of her rosaries to wrap my bouquet with.”
“Knowing the zoo was my favorite place, David proposed at the Houston Zoo lights. Going every Christmas season had kind of become one of our traditions. It was our first time going so close to Christmas so it was packed. David started saying that the crowds were stressing him out so I knew something was up. He rushed me through the lights until we reached the pond at the front of the zoo and then led me down near one of the fountains.
He told me he wanted us to take a picture but when I turned around, he was on one knee with the most perfect ring I could have ever asked for. His brother and sister-in-law were hiding in the bushes taking pictures and surprised me. David had planned a whole engagement party at his parents house with all of our friends and family waiting to congratulate us. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect proposal.”
Wedding Planning Advice
“Don’t stress! Do as much as you can do and then just let it go. The day will turn out amazing no matter what goes wrong because you’re getting married!!”
Photography: Eva Cranford Photography | Ceremony Venue: Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, The Woodlands, TX | Reception Venue: The Carriage House | Event Planning: Kendra May | Floral: Gayle Johnson | Videography: C. Baron Photography | Wedding Cake: Cakes By Holly | Hair: Sunkissed and Made Up | Makeup: Sunkissed and Made Up | DJ: Essen Entertainment | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Bride’s Shoes: Corral Boots | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Jewelry: E. Taylor Designs | Jewelry: Kendra Scott | Bridesmaid Robes: Silk and More