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Emily + Bradley

Emily and Bradley had a lovely spring wedding at the amazing Wild Onion Ranch. Emily wanted a romantic wedding without being in a ballroom, so our design revolved around that concept. The gorgeous natural beauty of the venue led the way and became a perfect backdrop for the palette of ivory, lavender, shades of pink and coral that we brought in.

The ceremony took place outside under the arbor, which was draped with gorgeous garlands of greenery and pops of soft blooms woven throughout. Guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the putting green, then dinner on the lawn under festoon lights. The couple wanted the guests to truly enjoy each other’s company so we chose long rows of farm tables, with round tables mixed in as well, to promote a comfortable atmosphere.

After a delicious dinner, guests enjoyed two cakes for dessert. The groom played baseball at St. Edwards, so his groom’s cake was a mixture of that passion and his job, which is dealing in collectible coins. For the wedding cake, the bride chose a simple design with beautiful fresh floral accents.

Later in the evening, guests danced the night away under the stars and enjoyed taking snapshots in the photo booth. To top it all off, the bride and groom were swept away in a classic white Rolls Royce.

We loved working with Emily and Bradley! It’s so fun when we get to work with couples that want to plan an event that focuses on their love and making sure their guests are having a fabulous time. The CLINKers wish you all the best, Goldsmiths!

Photos by Diana M. Lott Photography 


Dana + Warren

It’s always fun when the bride and groom meet through a shared connection. The groom, Warren, was the best friend of the bride’s brother. At first, Dana’s brother was upset, and then quickly realized he couldn’t have picked anyone better for his sister. They chose the beautiful Commodore Perry Estate, with its amazing architecture and gorgeous garden grounds for their special day. The ceremony took place in the chapel. The bride wanted an enchanted garden feeling for the space, which we accomplished with lush, romantic floral and elegant candlelit topiaries. During cocktail hour, the couple wanted to celebrate their travels, and chose to feature food stations with drink pairings from countries they had visited. The black pepper gougères with sparkling French martinis were a hit. Yum! Guests enjoyed their Italian-inspired dinner under a sparkling, ethereal tent on the back patio at tables beautifully set with gold mercury glass vases and candlesticks and lavish floral. It was a magical evening enjoyed by all!

Photos by SMS Photography


Kelsey & Michael’s Rehearsal Dinner

Oh boy, was this a fun one! We worked with the groom’s mom to create a really special evening for their family and friends to celebrate Kelsey and Michael’s wedding. We wanted to focus on the groom’s hobbies, and also his South Texas heritage to influence our design choices. Michael is a real man’s man – he loves to hunt and fish, so we wanted the décor to reflect that. We selected Brazos Hall as the venue. Smack dab in the center of downtown, and full of character. It was perfect!

The invitation sets the tone for an event, so after we had our venue, we got to work creating a fabulous, manly invitation. We designed wooden invites and an envelope liner with a ranch-inspired scene. We worked with a stationer to create a custom monogram that was inspired by ranch brands, and used it throughout–on the invitation, of course, (including a custom stamp!), event signage, the custom gobo that greeted guests as they entered the space, and even on the cigar bands and matches for the cigar bar.

For the décor, we wanted there to be a vintage influence for everything . . . like you were going to dinner at your grandfather’s ranch. Our palette was brown and red, with pops of yellow and turquoise. Each table had different vintage chairs, as well as silverware and glasses. We also created lounge vignettes throughout the room with vintage furniture. Floral arrangements had subtle influences of hunting and fishing, such as sea-glass tinted containers and pheasant feathers. To further the South Texas ranch vibe, we sprinkled succulents and antlers in every nook and cranny. We even hung an antler chandelier over the bar!

One of the most fun aspects of the event, at least from a design perspective, was the stationery pieces we created for the actual event. There were wood bar menus, table numbers with the same background as the envelope liner, and menus with the custom monogram. We also created additional monograms centered around hunting and fishing for cocktail napkins.

The event was a blast! Guests enjoyed a menu that revolved around game meats that the groom likes to hunt on their ranch, such as antelope and quail, as well as Texas delights like an avocado bar. During cocktail hour, guests could enjoy watching a cigar roller making hand-rolled cigars, or partake in a whiskey tasting. A guitarist entertained during cocktail hour and dinner, until it was time for the aunts, or “Las Tias,” to give their toast where they welcomed the bride into the family. It was quite the memorable scene!

We had the best time creating such a fun event. We wish Michael and Kelsey the best of luck, and stay tuned for a post about their fabulous wedding the next day!!

Photos by Jenny DeMarco Photography

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