Between the ever-changing restrictions, having to alter their guest list, and keeping guests health and safety in mind, there have been many challenges couples have faced while wedding planning recently. Luckily for Nikki and Rodger, the two wanted to have an outdoor wedding regardless of the pandemic. So when Nikki’s father suggested Stone Park at Viridian, they knew it was the perfect venue for their outdoor Texas wedding.
The two said “I do” in a lakeside pavilion that was decked out in blush and baby blue florals arranged by From A to Z Design before making their way to a tented reception. The whimsical elements carried over into dinner with hanging greenery, botanic linens, and two floral wedding cakes from Pinch of Salt Pastries. Not to mention the bridesmaids wore matching flower crowns which matched the decor perfectly.
From the surprise fireworks show to the firetruck send-off, photographer and Junebug member Laning Photography did a beautiful job capturing every detail of the chic affair.
Nikki and Rodger
Storm Park, Arlington, Texas
A Memorable First Look
The first look was definitely one of our favorite parts of the day. Getting to have that time together in the midst of such a full day of people and events was truly special. We met up on the bridge where Rodger proposed, so it was really fun to come full circle like that.
Why An Outdoor Texas Wedding
I always knew I wanted an outdoor venue, but with COVID still being a factor, I didn’t want to be overly restricted or settle based on availability. My dad is one of the developers of Viridian and suggested that we have the wedding at a park they were finishing developing. Between the stream, waterfalls, and view of the lake, we were sold! Plus, Viridian is a community near and dear to my family’s heart, which made it extra special.
The Lavish Yet Simple Design
The overall look and design of our wedding stemmed from the desire for an outdoor wedding with a few lavish elements and some simple touches. The venue was a park in a master community. That really shaped some of the design in terms of using a pavilion for the ceremony and then flipping it to become the dance floor while serving dinner in a beautiful clear-top tent nearby. We really wanted our day to entail details that represented us while creating a fun evening for our friends and family to come together and just enjoy. Our wedding planner, Jen Rios, did an incredible job tying together all of these elements.
Wedding Day Surprises
We had two wedding day surprises for our guests. One was a fireworks show over the lake, and the other was an exit on a firetruck. Rodger is a firefighter and paramedic, so it was really cool that the neighborhood fire station was willing to play a part in honoring our day.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Laning Photography
Event Planning – Jen Rios
Venue – Storm Park
Floral Design – From A to Z Design
Catering – City Kitchen
Cake – Pinch of Salt Pastries
DJ – Cameron Harris
Invitation Design – Brown Fox Creative
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Chelsie Richard & Meagan Starr
Wedding Dress – Hayley Paige
Groom’s Apparel – Don Morphy
Rentals – Marquee Rentals
Congratulations again to Nikki and Rodger on their chic outdoor Texas wedding. We’re so thankful that Junebug member and photography duo Laning Photography was there to capture the beauty of their special day. To see more of their work, check out their profile in our directory of wedding photographers from around the world! And be sure to check out our unique wedding guide to plan your own one-of-a-kind nuptials.