Whimsical Yet Edgy Wish Well House Wedding

December 2, 2023 | justine

Megan and CJ stayed true to themselves every step of their wedding planning journey, from picking out flowers to enjoying tacos for dinner. They aimed for a celebration that captured both a whimsical and edgy vibe while maintaining a timeless feel. With the help of their vendors, their vision for a Wish Well House wedding exceeded their expectations. The considerable time and effort invested in creating a memorable experience for their cherished guests proved to be worthwhile. After all, these are their favorite people, and they naturally wanted them to have the best time possible!

The courtyard ceremony was all about simplicity, with just two floral pillars framing the couple as they exchanged their vows. However, the real enchantment unfolded at the reception. Maintaining a sleek atmosphere, they embraced a tablescape adorned with low floral clusters, purple taper candles, and touches of black accents, adding an unexpected edge to the romantic ambiance. To elevate the scene further, an overhead greenery installation tied everything together seamlessly.

The pair put a lot of thought into every little detail, and it paid off. If you dream of a classic wedding with a personal touch and a dash of edge, you should check out this couple’s celebration. Maddison Kennedy did an excellent job capturing every moment, so take a look and enjoy the beauty of their special day!

The Couple:

Megan and CJ

The Wedding:

Wish Well House, Texas, United States

A Journey of Five Wedding Dresses

I tried on five wedding dresses—all vastly different from each other. I had no idea what I wanted until it happened. After I found the dress, it all fell into place from there. I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for when shopping for sleeves, so I reached out to House of Deane, and she brought my vision to life! I wanted something classic with some drama and flair, and my custom sleeves precisely did that.

Celebrating Love with Their Favorite People

From the groom, he says, getting to watch me walk down the aisle takes the cake for him. Overall, this is the first and last time that we will have that many of our favorite people all in one place at one time, and that was something we did not take for granted. It was important to us to soak in this time with our loved ones and try to take intentional pauses to be present with one another and with our guests. It is special to be so well-loved that many people show up to celebrate you.

Focus on You Two: Best Wedding Advice

Our most significant advice is that at the end of the day, your wedding is about the two of you. It is easy to get swept up and overwhelmed by the influence and opinions of those around you. Often, it is hard to set that aside and remember what the two of you want. It was important to us to honor and respect the people that we are and what we wanted. You want to be able to step back and look at your big day and feel like it is you that you see in all of the details.

Creating a Guest-Centric Wish Well House Wedding Day

CJ and I pride ourselves on the experience we can give our guests. A lot of time and effort went into the experience we tried to create. These are our favorite people, and of course, we want them to have the best time> From the live guest painter, the photo booth, and the cocktails we selected, we kept our guests in mind at every turn while still sticking to what we wanted from our big day.

Letting the Venue Speak: Their Wish Well Wedding Story

We wanted a venue that was able to speak for itself. You can tell the amount of time and care put into Wish Well House—from the tile to the textures, the wallpaper, and even the appliances in the getting-ready suites. Having an outdoor wedding in Texas, it was essential to find somewhere that we loved the rain plan just as much as the original one, and for us, Wish Well had it all.

Personalized Ceremony Melodies for This Wish Well House Wedding

For the ceremony, we talked to the DJ about playing instrumental covers of all our early 2000s favorite songs (think lots of Blink 182 and Mayday Parade). The groom said it was so fun watching the guests realize what song was being played and then start nodding along to the song. Additionally, one of my childhood best friends was our flower man and truly stole the show! Another one of our friends was our officiant, and it felt so special to have so many people we knew and loved involved in the ceremony.

Unconventional Tokens of Love: T-Shirt Toss and Dog Treat Favors

For wedding favors, we took a non-traditional route. We ditched the bouquet/garter toss and opted for a t-shirt toss. The t-shirts have a picture of the groom and me on them, and still, to this day, people send us pictures of them wearing them out and about, and we get giddy over it every time. Additionally, we had dog treat bags for people to take home to their pups as a nod to our dog Morgan who was not physically present but present in many of the small details (dog treat favors, a mini figure of her on our wedding cake, her picture at the bar). Our friends and family will love Morgan, and we must incorporate a bit of her into our day.

Personal Touches from Save the Dates to Signage

I DIY’d the save-the-dates, invitations, wedding programs, and signage for the wedding. They were created mainly in Canva and printed through Zola, except for the envelope liners and programs printed at Office Depot. As for signage, I designed the signage, but my mom helped in bringing it all to life for me. My dad built the frame for our seating chart, and my mom took care of everyone’s names.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – MKPhoto
Event Planning – Amusé Event Co
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Wish Well House
Floral Design – Remi & Gold
Catering – Peached Tortilla
Cake – Morgan Pearl Cakes
DJ – Out West
Videography – Wes Raitt Cinema
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Etoilly Artistry
Wedding Dress – House Of Deane
Transportation – Ninja Buses


Congratulations to Megan and CJ on their whimsical yet edgy Wish Well House wedding. A big thank you to Maddison Kennedy for capturing all the beautiful details, joy, and love that filled their big day. And a special shout out to Junebug member Amuse Events Co. for flawlessly planning the entire celebration and making it very special for the couple. To see more amazing affairs they’ve organized, check out their profile in our directory of the world’s best wedding planners.

We’re seeing more and more couples that are breaking the rules. And if you too want to plan an unconventional celebration that stands out, consider a bold color palette. Bold doesn’t always mean super bright. Dark and moody shades like black can be unique too. Check out our guide for cool ways to add black to your wedding, making it subtly or not-so-subtly different from the usual.

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One Comment

  1. Beautiful photos! The detail shots are great in particular, and the dark, moody editing is so unique and lovely.

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