Anyone planning a bachelorette party or girls’ getaway in the coming months? The Cactus Moon Lodge, an intimate new Texas venue and lodge, might just be the perfect respite for some quality time and a little R&R. Photographer Ashley Sawtelle captured their spring welcome party, a laidback yet sophisticated dinner party around the concept A Love Letter To Texas, designed by The Nouveau Romantics, in celebration of the upcoming season. Event AND interior inspo? Yes please!
Cactus Moon Lodge is a seven casita ranch + lodge for retreats and events on 20+ acres in Texas Hill Country. They also host micro weddings and would obviously be a lovely elopement venue, too!
The venue was brought to life by a family with a rich history in West Texas and Mexico, all siblings with art and design backgrounds who wanted to create a gathering space that honors the landscape and many stories surrounding it: The details and curiosities embedded in the lodge came from the desire to create a reflective mood on the past. Using materials that might have been on the land 300 or 400 years ago when the land was in Mexico, and marrying them with design sensibilities in modern Texas.
The perfect tent for al fresco dining, no?
Florals by Davy Grey & The Perfect Petal were pulled from the classic “yellow rose of Texas” and the floral installation in the tent was foraged branches and foliage, tinged with a small growth of florals that represent resilience and forever blooming, even in hardship. Resilience was a big theme for the vendors who gathered in one of their first dinner parties since Covid changed the industry.
The menu was crafted by Contigo Catering and featured modern take on Texan fare, and they served Texas wine by local winemakers, and extra charcuterie from a local artisan maker.
The event’s design was inspired by colors of dusk in Texas Hill Country, and grasses, sun, sky, stone and cactus. So pretty!
Find more details on Cactus Moon Lodge here, and be sure to click through to the vendors below for more inspiration.
Venue: Cactus Moon Lodge | Design: The Nouveau Romantics | Photography: Ashley Sawtelle | Video: Peyton Frank | Florals: Davy Grey & The Perfect Petal | Catering: Contigo Catering | Tent Rental: Whim Hospitality | Tabletop Rentals: Table Manners | Other Rentals: Loot Rentals | Music: Django Foxtrot via Dart Collective | Charcuterie + Cheese Board: Casero Austin |Wine: Wine for the People & C.L. Butaud