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Taylor and Stefan’s ‘Sunflowers and Earth Tones’ Texas Camp Wedding by the Water by Amber Dawn Photography

Taylor and Stefan's 'Sunflowers and Earth Tones' Texas Camp Wedding by the Water by Amber Dawn Photography

I’ve probably the most beautiful wedding ceremony to share with you right now from a really sunny Texas. Taylor and Stefan all the time needed to get married by the water and after an extended search they discovered their good wedding ceremony venue in Camp Consolation. The entire venue was good for his or her chilled vibe, full of earthy tones and plenty of private touches, helped alongside by their family and friends. They selected sunflowers as their fundamental flower which actually went with the entire earth tone completely. The ornament is ideal, a lot of greenery, succulents and rustic detailing, which actually added to the laid again vibe. Taylor and Stefan are such a stunning couple, they’ve heat souls and nice style in weddings. Huge because of Amber Daybreak Images for the stunning photographs.

It was a gorgeous blur. I want it lasted longer.

Taylor and Stefan have been married on 14th April 2018 at Camp Consolation in Texas. ‘I had all the time pictured our ceremony by the water. All the time. I knew, in plenty of methods, that may be tough. Particularly due to the climate considerations, and the way April showers deliver might flowers, haha. BUT it was particular to us, so we went for it. I searched across the hill nation space for venues by the water. Quiet ones. Small ones. After hours of wanting and being disillusioned, I got here throughout Camp Consolation. I referred to as my mother instantly and began crying. It was even higher in individual. An previous bowling alley transformed right into a boutique mattress & breakfast, with a rustic-modern really feel, an outside entertaining space and the PERFECT spot to get married alongside cypress creek… Within the small city of Consolation, Texas. We selected a brunch ceremony and solely had our closest household and associates attend. About 30 individuals complete. That night time we had our greater reception with about 100 individuals. We received engaged April 13 2017, we received married April 14 2018. We each have spring birthdays, mine being April 16th, so a spring wedding ceremony sounded greatest. A yr of planning felt like ceaselessly, I  don’t assume that a lot time is important, however it labored out effective for us as a result of we had a objective.’

How they met 
We have been highschool sweethearts. Since then, we have been all the time in the identical group of associates and would come out and in of every others lives up till 2011, when it STUCK, for good. I used to be 24 and he was 25. We simply celebrated our first yr of marriage and have been collectively eight years.

The proposal
We deliberate a visit to Massive Bend, Texas—which is considered one of our favourite spots ever—for my 30th birthday. The primary few nights have been going to camp within the back-country, simply us two. We have been all arrange and able to take pleasure in our first night time when an insane storm blew in. Hail, loopy winds, numerous rain, in a tent, within the DESERT. We have been discouraged and needed to pack up and drive hours to discover a lodge. Seems, his plan was to suggest on the market. We ended up discovering a very cute rental in Alpine & then Stefan deliberate a visit to Gage Gardens in Marathon, shut by. He proposed by a bit of pond there, surrounded by lovely nature. It wasn’t what he had dreamed up, nevertheless it turned out even higher for my part. We advised a couple of relations, however then stunned our buddies who met us in Marfa, Tx a number of days later….to have fun my birthday and our *shock engagement. It was nice !

How did you allocate your finances?
This can be a tough query, as a result of my mother and father coated our wedding ceremony value. My sister was married first, so we type of had a finances to stay to that that they had saved for us. Which is completely amazzzziiinnnnggg. Our day would have appeared rather a lot totally different if it was all on us. However I’m nonetheless a thrifty individual, so I did my greatest to assume sensible alongside the best way.

The place did you splurge and the place did you save?
Due to my dream of getting married by the water, the venue was a splurge. However it additionally got here with lodging, that family and friends have been capable of pay us again for. So these two issues sort of labored collectively. Additionally, as a result of we received married outdoors throughout a potential wet season, some kind of cowl was needed for all our visitor. After wanting round at quite a lot of tents, and never being impressed with how they appear, or the worth tag, we discovered a TEEPEE tent. It wasn’t far more, and it was 100 % our vibe, so we went for it ! One in every of my favourite design selections for positive. Lastly, our florist additionally provided a service to be the “occasion coordinator” the day of the marriage. It is rather good to have somebody answerable for all of the distributors, and timing, scheduling and so on. Undoubtedly took loads of strain off me.. So comfortable we did that.
For financial savings, It was useful that the venue was already designed so nicely. We weren’t extravagant with my gown or his go well with, or hair or make-up. We picked a colour pallet for our pals to stay to, which was finances pleasant and nonetheless allowed for fairly wanting footage. We caught to beer and wine, and didn’t go overboard with a ginormous cake.

How did you select your photographer?
It was straightforward ! We’ve been associates for over 10 years. I’ve watched her enterprise develop, and regardless that she lives in another country I knew I needed her to shoot our engagement pictures. And after that I used to be double hooked ! I really like her fashion and I really like how she captured our love. The photographs are reminiscences we’ll cherish for a LIFETIME !

The gown 
My gown is a (bridesmaid) gown by Jenny Too – watercolor floral print.  It was precisely what i had imagined, which i although can be arduous to seek out, and 1/10 of the worth of the opposite clothes on the market! My turquoise cuff and ring have been handmade by me, BohemiaSue.  Different equipment have been handed dow items from grandmothers.  My footwear have been very reasonably priced and cozy, the right nude.  Model – Worldwide Ideas

The go well with and bridesmaids
Stefan had a customized go well with made by males’s warehouse.  Has our wedding ceremony date and initials stitched inside, love the small print! Bridesmaids picked their very own clothes from locations like Tobi & Lulus on-line – reasonably priced and cute.  All of the bridesmaids turquoise necklaces have been handmade by me, BohemiaSue.

Theme or color scheme
I’m sort of choosy about these issues, haha. I really like design and elegance, so I had been planning the colour scheme for some time. For clothes, like I discussed above, we picked sure colours. I envisioned a floral gown for me, which ended up being very straightforward to seek out… It was a bridesmaid gown for underneath 300$ and I nonetheless adore it a lot. From there I knew I needed every part else to have an earth tone really feel, and pull colours from my gown. My women had quite a lot of dusty rose, sage inexperienced, taupe, tan, mauve, cream. The blokes wore comparable greys and blue colours to work with Stefan’s look. All hues that flowed collectively properly & match into our river-like environment.


In addition to photographs of us, I let the prevailing structure and crops be our décor, plus the florals we introduced in. We did a number of ferns and eucalyptus sort greenery. Cactus and sunflowers, too. The yellow was our true pop of shade. My grandmother beloved sunflowers, and I do too, in order that was an enormous a part of my adorning and floral dream.

I solely need to say Mac and Cheese. Haha. That’s all our associates nonetheless speak about. It was our late night time snack and it was a HIT.
For the primary course we provided a pecan crusted hen & pork medallions with watermelon salsa, tacky scallop potatoes, bacon inexperienced beans and a salad. True consolation meals !
I dreamed of getting my Mamas selfmade pies as dessert, in order that occurred !

Wedding ceremony cake
We did a stupendous succulent coated cheese cake as our “wedding ceremony cake” & provided different shot sort desserts on the aspect.

My bestie sang us down the isle, sang our first dance and Dad/Daughter – Mother/Son dance. That may be a fantastic reminiscence.
For the reception we had a DJ who performed loads of enjoyable dance music with a great mixture of Texas nation. Ending the night time with our favourite cowl by Lissie, “Pursuit of Happiness.” SO MUCH FUN.
There was additionally a photobooth, which has all the time been one among my favourite issues !

Who provided the stationery?
I created all our invitations on-line with Minted.

Private touches
Sure ! I feel these kinds of issues are the perfect. I introduced some photographs from house, picked up some succulents down the street, had a couple of of our favourite quotes printed out on canvas by my mom in regulation and aunt. My mother put collectively a “dancing footwear” basket, which was simply a whole lot of cute flip flops… however an ideal concept as a result of our dance flooring was gravel. My dad is into woodworking and created a gorgeous show piece for us. It was a variety of workforce work with the private touches.
And naturally, some sentimental gadgets from family members that couldn’t be there.

Particular moments 
My husbands vows. TEARS. Everybody being so pleased for us. Feeling the LOVE. Searching and seeing our favourite individuals at our ceremony, together with my three month previous niece. No rain !!!!!!

Recommendation for different couples
One other tough one. However I feel, attempt your greatest to decelerate & and take all of it in. Make all of it about you and your associate, that is the one day that may ever be JUST FOR YOU. That’s particular and ought to be loved to one of the best of your capability. Breathe…..
Additionally, we broke our day up and had our ceremony round midday and reception round six. That allowed us time to loosen up and luxuriate in every thing extra. I might completely advocate it !

Largest shock 
That after all of the stress of planning, and all of the nervousness I had for that huge day…. It was WONDERFUL and stress free. (besides the primary dance when everybody stares, that was bizarre for us each lol)



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