Elegance has sadly been unrepresented in recent years as the casual/rustic trend has dominated the wedding scene. It’s such a pleasure to present Bridgett and Chris’ wedding today because I think they’ve done elegant in a totally fresh and approachable way. Their day is a bit glam, a bit sophisticated, and a bit upscale but without pretension. I love how they use the gorgeous venue as the main decor focus and use simple-but-pretty decor to add the perfect amount of detail. And the smores bar built by Bridgett’s dad? Brilliant … and fun!
The inspiration came from Bridgett’s love of the movie My Best Friend’s Wedding:
I always dreamed of a tented wedding reception; it just seemed so romantic and whimsical. The Plantation House offered a climate-controlled version with a beautiful fabric-draped ceiling that was absolutely perfect. For the colors I wanted something very classic. I really think navy, gray, and white is a nice color combination and worked really well with the venue’s white tented ceiling and greenery. We decorated the tables with candles , mercury glass vases with paper table numbers and ordered a sign in poster from Etsy.
Chris and Bridgett honored Chris’ Thai family traditions by asking each of their parents to tie a white string around their wrists and give their well wishes and blessings, one of Bridgett’s favorite parts of the ceremony.
The Plantation House, Texas
Event Date: October, 2013
Photographer: Katherine O’Brien Photography//Reception Venue: The Plantation House//GROOM/GROOMSMEN APPAREL: J. Crew // HAIR&MAKEUP from BOB Salon http://bobsalon.indiemade.com // FLORIST: HEB Blooms // CEREMONY MUSICIANS: Terra Vista Strings // Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas //OFFICIANT: Steven Ross // DJ: Anthony Michael from Tunes Across Texas // SMORES BAR Built by bride’s father