Bobbi + Rich: A Texas Ranch Wedding for Midwesterners
Chicago Advertising Executives Bobbi and Rich know how to create an experience for their clients as part of their jobs, so when they were planning their wedding, it was no small task to try to do the same thing for their closest friends and family. Austin Makeup & More beautified the ladies at a local AirBnb.
Bobbi is a Texas Native who wanted Rich (a Midwesterner) and out of state guests, to get a true sense of the Lone Star State. This started from the beginning with meat-heavy barbecue rehearsal dinner from Micklethwait Craft Meats at Lustre Pearl, a popular bar frequented by locals on Austin's trendy Rainy Street. To help with the laid back feel of the wedding weekend, the guests were given a dress code of “Casual Jeans and Jorts.”
On the wedding day, guests were transported from downtown Austin to Dripping Springs at the Prospect House by School Bus (Durham School Services), another touch to make the event casual and fun.
There were touches of unique home décor you would normally see in upscale Texas ranch homes. The ceremony was simple and elegant with a cow hide rug serving as a pop of décor, and the rolling hill country providing the main backdrop for the nuptials.
The overall feel was minimalistic chic, with the reception tables decorated with handmade leather runners that were stained and branded by the Father of the Bride with their wedding hashtag. Some were even branded with a newly registered brand Bobbi's Dad got for the newlyweds. Floral was kept very simple with bunches store-bought at Austin Flower Company and divided up (some single stem, some with a collection of different floral) in each of the vases the bride had collected during her engagement. They were placed on the table next to the handmade candle holders Bobbi's dad put together with reclaimed driftwood.
Another item made by Bobbi's Dad were the leather keychains with table numbers branded in them as the escort cards guests could also keep as well. However the main décor piece was handmade by the bride: A Disco Saddle! It was placed in the center of the room and was an actual 40 pound saddle that Bobbie glued mirror tiles on to create some added night life to the dancing.
The bride wore a gorgeously simple BHLDN dress, which was only the third she tried on after popping in the store on a whim without an appointment. The strapless, crochet-inspired dress met her requirements of not being “fluffy” but pretty and not gaudy. It was a sleek, fitted silhouette, yet she could still dance the whole night away.
The ceremony took place in front of a large modern white square box, accented with a cowhide rug and candles. The bride's dog Sue even made a cameo during the ceremony as an honorary flower-dog!