Wanting a laid back and relaxed Texas wedding, today’s couple, Jackie and Ben, chose to have a rustic and elegant style for their beautiful wedding. Pairing it with an eclectic color palette of pinks, purples, greens, and yellows added a bit of fun to everything, and Caroline + Ben Photography were there to capture all of it! Jackie is here with us today sharing a bit more about her planning process and wedding day…
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
My step-mother: Malee Helm of course and then my wedding planners were AMAZING and I could not have done it without them: Mathes and Co. Events – based out of Dallas. They did everything for me and I didn’t have to worry about a thing. And then of course all my family and friends who attended helped to make the day that much more special!
What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?
I personally knew my wedding planner so it was a given for me to work with her/them. But I would say def someone you can trust and who is organized and communicates well. Mathes and Co. were always SPOT ON when doing any research and responded to me right away with any questions I had. They were also SUPER organized and I think that was amazing.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
We just wanted a wedding where people could come and relax and really enjoy themselves for the weekend. That’s why we chose the Lost Pines Hyatt Resort in Austin, TX. Something rustic but elegant. Lost Pines provided the best setting and my wedding planners/step mother created the ambiance. I really just had to show up in my dress! It was amazing!!
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
Getting to spend an amazing weekend relaxing and celebrating with the most important people in my life. And of course getting to marry my best friend =o)
What is your best piece of advice for other brides?
DO NOT STRESS!! Over ANYTHING! Everything will work out and if something goes wrong – it’s not the end of the world. I was probably the most laid back bride ever. I don’t understand those who stress and get all worked up over the wedding details. The day and what you’re doing and what it all represents is the most important thing. So, I would say focus on that other than flowers, tables, dresses, etc. As long as I had my friends/family, food, drinks, music and laughter – that was all I needed to make my day special!
I love Jackie’s reminder to focus on your wedding day and what it represents! I also love how all of their centerpieces were different colors… it’s a simple and fun way to infuse color without going too overboard.
So are any of you wanting to infuse color into your wedding? How will you be doing it? I’d love to hear!