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        Bride: “I would describe our wedding as a little bit eclectic. We wanted something traditional but also wanted to incorporate organic elements and highlight all the beauty nature has to offer. We wanted the wedding to really be a reflection of us as a couple.”

        The Allen Farmhaus:

        When Clay and I started to talk about what we wanted for our wedding, we knew we wanted a relaxed and fun atmosphere. We wanted it to really highlight our favorite things: our friends and family, the outdoors, and live music. I have known Cassie since I was in high school, and when we toured Allen Farmhaus, we knew it was a perfect fit. We loved the wide-open spaces and knew the beautiful barn would be the perfect place to have the event we wanted. When we first toured the Farmhaus, the outdoor chapel wasn’t built yet, but we loved the addition, and it was truly the perfect place for our wedding.

        The Bloom Bar did our flowers, and they were so beautiful! I have always wanted a fall wedding because I love the colors fall brings. Kayli and her team at the Bloom Bar were so wonderful and really made our vision for our wedding come to life.

        In choosing our decor, I put together a vision board on Pinterest, and we pulled together our favorite elements to create a theme for our wedding. Our venue is on a beautiful farm, and we wanted to really bring the outdoors in and keep our decor natural and organic. The Bloom Bar really understood what we wanted for our wedding and created beautiful garlands and greenery installations in the barn. We added deer horns, agate slices, leather, marble and shell elements. We set all of the decor off with (so many!)  candles to create a really beautiful warm light. We wanted to create a warm and beautiful atmosphere for our guests because we really just wanted everyone to relax and enjoy themselves.

        My dress was by Matthew Christopher. I immediately fell in love with the lacework and the train. My mother wore a beautiful opal bracelet to her wedding that my dad had given her, and it just so happened opal ended up being my birth stone. I wore that same bracelet to my wedding along with a pair of opal earrings that were a gift to me from my mom.

        The bridesmaid dresses were designed by Jenny Yoo. I was on the hunt for a very specific shade of blue, and we found the perfect color at Unbridaled in Jenny Yoo’s collection. The bridesmaids had their choice of styles, but they all chose the same dress. The groom and groomsmen all wore the same tuxedo designed by Ralph Lauren. They wore their boots and burnt orange pocket squares that I picked up for them because Clay and I got married on a game day, and we are diehard University of Texas fans (Hook ’em Horns). The groom’s corsage was also burnt orange as a nod to Texas.

        Abby Leopold and Renee Lathers

        The root cellar did our bar service, and our signature drink so to speak was a personal favorite of ours and all Texans, a frozen margarita.

        Root Cellar provided appetizers, and we had barbecue from Granzin’s for dinner.

        Cakes by Cathy did our wedding cake and groom’s cake, and they were fantastic! Cathy designed both cakes, and Bloom Bar added the florals to the wedding cake. Cathy Young created a textured icing finish to complement the rustic atmosphere of the venue.

        Two Tons of Steel did the music for our wedding, and they were fantastic to work with. Clay and I both love country music and two-stepping so picking the band was an easy choice. Our first dance was to Can’t Help Falling in Love with You by Elvis Presley, which is one of my favorite songs. My dad chose I Loved Her First by Heartland for the father-daughter dance, which is a lovely song. Clay chose Mamma Tried by Merle Haggard for his mother-son dance, which was adorably joined by his nephew, Jackson.

        Vertallee Letterpress designed our invitations for us. I loved the traditional element of a monogram but wanted to personalize it by including elements from our wedding, greenery and deer antlers. Vertallee did a custom design for us, and it was perfect.
        We were able to incorporate our wedding monogram into many elements of our wedding, one of which was the wax seal on our escort cards. We had a wax seal made custom for us with our wedding monogram designed by Vertallee. Clay and I with the help of our wedding party used sealing was and stamped the wax seal on our escort cards and wrote in each guest’s name.
        I saw a picture Jackie had taken at another wedding at our venue and knew instantly that I wanted her as our photographer. I looked into more of her work and really felt that she connected with her photographs and provided an intangible creative and personal element that I really loved. When we spoke with Jackie in person I could tell she was creative and passionate about her work, and she has been incredible to work with.
        Clay was adamant that he did not want to see me in my wedding gown until I was walking down the aisle. My favorite moment of the day was when the stained glass doors in the chapel opened and Clay and I saw each other for the first time just before saying our vows.