This colorful and eclectic Texas wedding was inspired by the couple’s vibrant, rough-around-the-edges style. Bride Melissa chose a colorful strapless gown in lieu of something white, and her groom Gabriel complemented the choice with an embroidered bow tie and kitschy suspenders in equally bold hues. Happy Day Media masterfully captured the outdoor ceremony, where Melissa and Gabriel stood beneath a lace chuppah and exchanged personal vows. Staying true to the Hill Country spirit, guests hung on to their britches riding a mechanical bull before dancing the night away to the musical stylings of The Love Leighs — joined by the newlyweds themselves!
Melissa and Gabriel
The Wildflower Barn, Driftwood, Texas
We wanted it to feel like springtime in Texas hill country, which it was, and it did. Barnyard chic, understated, with gothic accents. Guests wore their “Sunday’s best” and the two of us just wanted to feel beautiful. I didn’t go for the white dress, so we complimented one another in color.
Gabriel: Listening to Melissa’s vows, because they surprised me, as always.
Melissa: My little brother’s toast.
We ended the party by singing the blues with our amazing band, The Love Leighs, for our friends and family. Mel also, at some point, freestyles a Method Man-inspired rhyme that pronounced her love to Gibs.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Happy Day Media
Event Planning – We Help You Party
Venue – The Wildflower Barn
Floral Design – Firefly Floral
Catering – The County Line
Live Music – The Love Leighs
Invitations – Ivylise Simones
Hair & Makeup Artist – Fire Makeup
A very special thanks to Melissa and Gabe for sharing their eclectic wedding at The Wildflower Barn with Junebug! Be sure to check out Sydney and Will’s adorable brunch wedding at The Allan House for more of Happy Day Media‘s Austin wedding photography!