Today we have an extra special treat for you. You may remember from our From Blogger to Bride series that our own Junebug General Manager and Editor-in-Chief Carrie recently tied the knot. Today we’re fortunate enough to give you a glimpse into her big day! As the Executive Editor here, I typically don’t get to attend the weddings I write about. As I experienced Carrie’s wedding firsthand, I couldn’t wait to share my favorite moments with you through the beautiful images captured by our own Studio Uma.
Carrie and Phil said “I do” at the bride’s family’s ranch in North Texas, in the same spot where Phil proposed just last Christmas. With a dusty blue, cranberry, and gold color palette in mind, the couple designed their ranch wedding with DIY details, florals in deep shades of red, and plenty of sentimental touches. Carrie’s father officiated the wedding, which was just one of the family-centric elements that made the day so incredibly special.
Carrie and Phil
Private Residence, Aubrey, Texas
I wanted my look to be timeless and unique all in one. When my dress consultant brought out my Rue de Seine Dahlia gown, I just knew it was the one. I paired it with pearls and ivory Badgley Mischka shoes to complete the look. For our wedding party, we wanted a mismatched, quirky style. We bought varying shades and designs of bow ties for the groomsmen to pair with their navy suits. For the bridesmaids, I wanted the girls in varying shades of dusty blue.
One of the best decisions we made was to have my dad officiate the ceremony. We also read our own vows, which was truly special and brought us both to tears. Last, but not least, we included our dogs in the ceremony, which was cute and fun. It felt wrong not to include them, they’re such a big part of our lives!
We got married at my parent’s ranch. It holds a lot of sentimental value for us because Phil proposed to me there last Christmas! It’s also just a beautiful property that we love visiting whenever we can.
Our vibe really created itself. We knew we wanted something laid-back and heartfelt and I think since we kept the wedding pretty small, we were able to keep the vibe intimate and casual.
We spray painted our mason jars (only half of the jar), votives, and candle holders. It was fun, easy and totally worth the small amount of effort!
Processional – Crash Into Me by Midnite String Quartet
Recessional – Tripping Billies by Dave Matthews Band
First Dance – By Your Side by Sade
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Studio Uma
Venue – Private Residence
Floral Design – 562 Floral
Catering – Black Eyed Pea
Cake – Davis Purity Bakery
Cake Stand – Elsabella Design
Custom Cake Topper – Cake Topper Bliss
DJ – Texas Pro DJ
Invitations – Minted
Wedding Programs – Vintage Sweet Design
Mr. & Mrs. Signs – Willow Road Designs
Table Numbers – Country Bliss Designs
Hair Styling – Hair by Nichole
Wedding Dress – Rue de Seine via Unbridaled
Bridal Accessories – Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Dessy
Groom’s Apparel – Nordstrom
Groom & Groomsmen Bow Ties – Tangled Ties Bow Ties
Rings – The Menagerie
Rentals – Alexander Tent Rentals
A huge congrats to Carrie and Phil on their ranch wedding from all of us at Junebug! Be sure to check out their romantic Austin engagement session at Laguna Gloria photographed by Studio Uma as well!
Ahhh this brings back such a wonderful memory! Carrie we LOVED photographing your gorgeous, heartfelt wedding :) It was such a joy!! Thank you. And of course it’s wonderful to see it featured on Junebug today!
Oh ! gorgeous photography professional photo shoot . Looking beautiful scenery .
Thanks a lot for sharing such nice and cute photography . These are looking very spanking.