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Budget friendly backyard Texas wedding: Julie + Patrick

February 9, 2017

Lately we’ve had some incredible budget-friendly weddings pop up in our inboxes, including J + P’s backyard wedding captured by Nine Photography. Dressing up a venue just didn’t feel like the best way for them to welcome their 60 guests, and it’s one of the many ways they pulled off their big day for $11K. Julie is an aircraft interior designer (yep—she designs private aircraft interiors), which not only proves that she knows a thing or two about styling, but sounds like such a neat gig that we couldn’t not mention it. As far as all the details they put into their Texas nuptials, start scrollin’…

Quick note: Julie’s Catherine Deane gown from BHLDN is on mega sale right now. Mhm!

OK. Cutest first look ever?

Julie tells it, Our wedding was an expression of our life together using our own artwork and accessories.  The color of our 1920’s bungalow and of course, the backyard played a huge role on the design. Using black, rose quartz and neutrals, I was able to create an eclectic mix of colors that was natural and not overdone. The theme was a mixture of elements from sailing ships and sea shells to amethyst and turquoise to a taxidermy alligator head and bird’s nest.  It don’t think it was modern or vintage. Maybe just a little bit country and a little bit rock n roll. See Julie’s Pinterest board here.

She freehanded this macramé inspired rope backdrop by tying knots around a tree limb she saved from a storm.

The floral arrangements + bouquet by We + You featured protea, ranunculus, astilbe, dahlias, wild smilax wine, roses, and globe scabiosa.

Talk about DIY wedding inspiration. Congratulations to Julie + Patrick!

Photographer: Nine Photography / Venue: Bride & Groom’s Home / Styling: Bride, Julie Mandrell McComb / Flowers: We + You / Hair: Brit Castaneda, Clive & Co. / Invitations: Yeti & the Beast / Food: Easy Slider Food Truck / Wedding Favors: Bonnie’s Jams & Vintage Matches from Curiosities / Cocktail Napkins: Joan Cecil Fine Embroidery & Yeti & the Beast / Table Runners: Anthropologie / Masks: Coral & Tusk / Bride’s Dress: Catherine Deane from BHLDN / Shoes: The Frye Company / Ring: Sylva et Cie / Earrings: Sylva et Cie & Stanley Korshak / Groom’s Jacket & Vest: Jos. A. Banks / Shoes: Helm / Tie: Vintage / Boutonnière: Brackish Bow Ties / Wedding Band: Custom from Saul Abraham