Desert-Chic Texas Wedding Inspiration from Maxwell & Gray
by Jennifer Mathis October 25
Made of equal parts tumbleweed and whimsy, we are currently loving this desert-chic Texas wedding shoot from Maxwell + Gray and Emily Kaye Designs that features an editorial take on all things that make the bluebonnet state beautiful. Rustic leather and barnwood barrel chairs, settee and table from Coral Lane Rentals help to set the stage for an intimate desert-chic tablescape of terracotta palette, bold and cheery floral and succulent details, and woven bohemian tablecloth. This ambiance is topped off by a modern multi-tiered southwestern-meets-abstract cake from XO Cakery that we are obsessed with. The bride’s satin and chiffon gown from Lovely Bride features all our favorite things — a deep V-neck, A-line waist, and an open back. We love the way the bride is styled by WZ Beauty Studio with a beautifully messy bun and simple, neutral bridal makeup so that her natural beauty is able to shine through. These fine points carry on the whimsical, feminine aesthetic that perfectly contrasts with the roughness of the Texas outdoors. We can’t wait to slip on some boots and attend this dreamy desert-chic Texas wedding! Cheers!
Photos // Cottonwood Road Photography
From the planner at Maxwell + Gray Events: “From cactus to cattle to Texas-raised vendors, this collaboration showcases a modern, elegant approach to Texas wedding decor and style. Rather than focusing purely on the predictable rustic or cowboy elements that are often found in western styled weddings, the vendors focused on touches that were more subtly, though still acutely, Texan. The Dallas-native florist used dried flowers, various types of cacti, and the “Yellow Rose of Texas” in her designs, Coral Lane Rentals provided cow-hide furniture and ceramic dinnerware, the groom and bride both sported elements from Pinto Ranch which is known as ‘the premier purveyor of the finest western wear and accessories for western lifestyles.’ The photographer took an editorial approach to capture the creativity exhibited by each of the Texas vendors, encouraging the bride, who is also a dancer, to relax into her natural movement rather than pose stagnantly before the lens.”