Excuse me while I gush over all the pretty details of this country chic wedding located in Anahuac, Texas. Oh my! This wedding is so gorgeous! I am in love with all the DIY details that the bride and her family created. You can tell that a lot of sweat, blood, and tears went into creating such a lovely wedding. I would not consider myself a country girl, but this wedding has me thinking of buying some cowboy boots of my own! Thanks to Jessi Marri Photography for capturing all the beautiful photos and making this wedding even more special. I can stare at these images all day. Yes, all day! Go ahead and take a look for yourself and you will see why I am so obsessed.
From the bride…
Three days prior to the wedding, my best friend (maid of honor) and one of my bridesmaids showed up to help get last minute things into place. My mother showed up two days prior. We were lucky enough to be able to start setting up a couple of days prior because no one had rented out the lodge. Now after all of the work put in to the decorations and all of the different pieces it was time to put them all together. To save money we decided to do all of the decorating on our own. We worked all day and all night for two days to get everything ready. We also got a group of family and friends together to set up the chairs at the wedding location. One of my bridesmaids made all of the bows and tin can displays for the wedding site the day before the wedding. She also wrapped the burlap through the arch to make it fit to the décor. Without the help of my friends and family, this day would not have been possible.
So the wedding day, we all wake up around 7 am to eat breakfast and go get our nails done. I had spent the night at the lodge with all of my bridesmaids so that we could all be together. My maid of honor slept in a twin bed next to my twin bed. We spent hours talking that night and that morning about the day to come. Once we woke up, we started doing some last minute touches (putting table cloths on, center pieces in place, etc.) before heading out to get our nails done. After finishing up with our nails, we returned to the lodge where hair and makeup were so that we could get started on that. While the first two girls started with hair and makeup, the remaining girls started putting flowers out in the vases. The flowers were ordered bulk and we arranged them ourselves. The day flew by because we were all busy finishing up the last few things. After putting the flowers out at the reception we went to the wedding site to put flowers out there. Once that was done it was time for me to start getting my hair and makeup done. Before we knew it, it was time to head to the wedding ceremony location to meet the photographer and get everything going.
While walking down the aisle it was amazing to see all of the hard work we put in come to life. With everyone there smiling and all of the little touches looking amazing I knew that all of the hard work was totally worth it. Even when we arrived to the reception I felt like it was all even better than it had been right before leaving for the ceremony. It was like seeing everyone there enjoying the space made it more special and even more perfect. This day would not have been possible without the help of my amazing mother, father, my new in-laws, and all of my bridesmaids. We could not have had such a perfect day without all of their help.
Photographer: Jessi Marri Photography
Venue: Oak Island Lodge
Wedding Cake: Made by a family friend