A handmade Texas wedding: Michelle + Haden

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Can art studios be 2012’s venue trend? Quickly scroll down until you see their reception venue and you’ll see what we mean. Michelle + Haden wanted their wedding to be a not too fussy or formal, but still elegant and pretty, with a slight Texas twang celebration. Their palette of pale pink, slate gray, light blue and poppy red worked harmoniously with the extravagantly unique draped fabric installation work of Molly Gochman.

pretty texas wedding

Michelle’s sister, the graphic designer behind their wedding invitations, established a font and logo with their initials that they used throughout the wedding – from thank you notes to the the design they painted directly on their dance floor.

pretty texas wedding

pretty texas wedding

pretty texas wedding

pretty texas wedding

Their nieces played Canon in D (Pachelbel’s Canon) as a violin duet for the processional.

pretty texas wedding

pretty texas wedding

This is such a fun idea – they had a New Orleans Brass Band lead their guests into the reception and had everyone dancing immediately–before the toasts & dinner.

pretty texas wedding

pretty texas wedding

Keeping with the soft color palette, they placed chrysanthemums, dahlias, Delphinia, and snow berries in various glass bottles. And below is the unique fabric installation by artist Molly Gochman.

pretty texas wedding

pretty texas wedding

Above are their initials that Michelle’s sister designed and painted on their dance floor that Haden built! We’re curious to know what they ended up doing with that huge dance floor after the wedding…

pretty texas wedding

pretty texas wedding

The music: first dance: “That’s Where It’s At” by Sam Cooke, father/daughter dance: “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan, mother/son: “Mama’s don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys” by Willie Nelson.

pretty texas wedding

pretty texas wedding

Congratulations Michelle + Haden!

Photography: Brooke Schwab Photography / Videography: Patrick Brenson / Planner + stylist + flowers: Kepi Design/ Reception site: the studio at commune north with work by Molly Gochman / Ceremony site: Live Oak Friend’s Meeting House / Bouquets + boutonnieres: Jonathan Andrew Sage / Graphics: Tracy Taylor Designs / Brass Band: New Orleans Hustlers / DJ: Peter Lucas / Cake: Alicia Alvarado, Dept of Hearts and Flowers / Hors D’oeuvres: Kat’s Chow / BBQ: Gatlin’s BBQ / Sides + other dishes: Treebeard’s / Rentals: Recollection Vintage Rentals/ Ice Cream Truck: Snow Dog Ice Cream / Bride’s dress: Saja Wedding / Bride’s shoes: Kate Spade / Headpiece: Twigs and Honey / Matron of Honor dress: Bella Bridesmaids / Groom’s suit: Hugo Boss

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Andrea on Jan 17, 2012

The venue, the invitation, the fabric backdrop, the band, THAT DRESS. *swoon* Can we be friends? Please.

jillian nicole {uniquely chic events} on Jan 17, 2012

I love how their how colour palette came together perfectly and that fabric installation is just marvelous! Gorgeous wedding!:)

Chocolate Fountain Hire - Hot Chocolates (Clayton) on Jan 17, 2012

Gorgeous, gorgeous setting!! A shame we don't have anything ike that here in the UK.

Dionne_C on Jan 17, 2012

Woo hoo for TX weddings! LOVE this!

Melissa - Keith Pitts Weddings on Jan 17, 2012

That fabric is very interesting!

Kelly on Jan 17, 2012

The bride is just gorgeous! Love her dress

Kelly Larrieu on Jan 17, 2012

How was the band? I have been searching for a brass band as my roots are from NOLA myself. Were they great? Did you have to pay for their travel on top of their booking fee? Thanks for the help!

Ann on Jan 19, 2012

the dinner setting is fantastic.

Michelle W on Jan 19, 2012

Hi Kelly, The band, fortunately, was local, having relocated from NOLA, and they played for about 30 minutes beginning with our entrance at the reception. It was really extraordinary and I would highly recommend. Everyone was dancing right away.

Amy G. on Jan 19, 2012

OMG- The design is just gorgeous. Paper chains! Fabric flags! Beautiful table settings! The flowers! I'm Swooning. I want my wedding to look just like this.

Jacquelyn@jacquelynjacksonphotography on Jan 20, 2012

The venue is perfect!

Tim Duncan on Jan 24, 2012

Super cute wedding! The invitations and programs are SUPER adorable! And that cake and the cake backdrop?? Oh my gosh!! Love it!

JoyHey on Jan 27, 2012

Beautiful!! Love the red heart, vintage pinwheels and playful garlands. Trackback: http://blog.joyhey.com/2012/01/27/inspiration-lovely-love/

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Tanya Hayes on Jun 9, 2012

Love that bar! Its gorgeous! Beautiful wedding and thanks so much for sharing!

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