Darby + Bart: Vintage Outdoor Wedding at Pecan Springs
Vintage has taken on this trendy word to describes weddings of eccentric vases, soft colors, lace, and a few do-it-yourself concepts. However, for us, when a bride says they want a vintage style wedding, Kat Creech Events has found what a bride really wants is the opportunity to celebrate childhood memories and experiences. They want an elegant affair, but something that is familiar. We like to call this comfortable elegance. For Darby and Bart, reflecting on those childhood experiences is something that was much more important than if we had mix-matched vases, but a design focused on bringing in memories that resonated with her and her family. From old windows from Grandpa’s house to reupholstered chairs and from Grandma’s dollies as table accents to heirloom cake toppers, there were hidden memories throughout this wedding. As a nod to the number of family blankets made and collected over the years, each guest signed a quilt square as the guest book, which would later be made into a quilt. Their vintage outdoor wedding at Pecan Springs was filled with soft florals and colors with lace accents, but more importantly the guests reminisced about childhood memories throughout the night, remembering stories once forgotten. It was a beautiful evening under the trees filled with a design of casual and comfortable elegance bringing together memories of a lifetime.
Darby and Bart’s vintage outdoor wedding is definitely the type of playgrounds we enjoy and oh my, the design details are filled with so much eye candy. From the beginning of sunrise and bringing all great things together on this blank canvas, knowing in a few hours two amazing souls will unite as one and start a new journey, is just enough to make a girl tear up. The antique mantle for the ceremony, accented with a collections of vases filled with queen anne’s lace, antique hydrangea, assorted roses, and so much more, was completed with a design of ivory paper flowers. Being a favorite design concept by Darby, we wanted to begin this design as the guests entered into the ceremony space. Two vintage doors with heirloom photos from previous family weddings flanked the sidewalk leading into the space. As the sunset began to set behind the trees, an acoustic guitar and cellist filled the air, providing a welcoming sound and calmness to the anticipation.
Cocktail hour brought together delicious Caprese skewers paired with Arnold Palmer beverages and when the temperature dropped to 50 degrees unexpectely, we added a little hot chocolate. At the entrance to the dinning area, guests found their seating arrangements in an old fashion mail sorter. The dining tables graced with ivory shantung linen, accents of lace dollies, and purple toile napkins were truly enjoyed as each table offered a different centerpiece design. The reception space included a variety of seating areas of antique chaise lounges, purple french toile upholstered chairs, and even an old fashions swing. As the sun rested her head towards the end of the day, the lighting accents came alive with hues of blues uplighting the trees along the perimeter while string of lights and chandeliers hung above. The venues metal ceiling was an amazing canvas to showcase a continuous lighting design in the background.
The celebration of love would not be complete without embracing the epic love for sweets. Cakes, pies, cup cakes, cake balls, cookies, oh my!, were showcased on a mirror consul table, complemented with an embroider table runner completed the vintage design. No worries about the calories as the DJ spun some great tunes, keeping the dance floor full all night.
It was indeed an epic wedding filled with vintage design, family stories, laughter, and of course, memories for a lifetime.
Kat Creech Events: event design, planning, + stationary embellishment; Acoustic Productions: ceremony music; Bailey Connor Catering: cater; Bow Tie Servers: bar staff; Bright Star Productions: lighting; Dream Bouquet: floral design; Elegant Beginnings: linens; Jos A Banks: suits; LG Entertainment: reception music; Mia Bridal Couture: Paloma Blanca wedding dress + Erica Koesler veil; Michael’s Cookie Jar: cookies; Paper Floral Artistry: paper flowers; Pecan Springs: venue; Recollection Vintage: vintage decor ; Steve Lee Photo and Video: photo + video; Swift + Co: lounge rentals; Tiny Pies: pies; Who Made The Cake: wedding cakes, cupcakes, + cake balls; Wedding Paper Divas: stationary; Your Beautiful Face: hair + makeup