This is how we do it in Texas! Kellan and Becky created it together – a most beautiful wedding for themselves and for their closest friends and family. It was relaxed, fun, intimate and very special. Love was in the air at Cross Timbers Winery in Grapevine, Texas, which provided the perfect setting and ambiance they wanted for their wedding day. In Kellan’s words, “we wanted it to be a comfortable wedding, nothing too fancy, a little tradition but not overwhelming, and a lot of cutting loose!” And that’s exactly what they accomplished.
Kellan and Becky moved to Australia for six months from January through June last year. They stayed in Sydney with Kellan’s best friend, Alexander Smith. Alexander was to be a groomsman in the wedding but couldn’t make it to America because of the professional soccer season in Australia, but Alexander’s parents were able to attend and it meant a lot to the couple. While in Australia, Becky did a lot of online research and found the perfect touches for the wedding. Kellan’s mom made red and brown pinwheel carousels that gently blew from a stately oak tree that canopied the guests and celebration. The centerpieces were simple wheat stalks, white hydrangeas and tulips in milk and mason jars. Casual red buttons on white ribbons flowed from the garden-style bouquets, and I loved the hand-torn, red fabric banners that surrounded the white gazebo, creating a beautiful back drop for the ceremony.
At the reception, twinkle lights and vine entwined hearts filled a big red barn. For supper, Texas Bar-B-Que and Shiner Bock Beer were a hit. Outside was a campfire and a table with all the fixins for smores. Becky’s cake was both simple and elegant – a white button-up dress cake that called for a lot of attention. Kellan’s cake was Texas shaped, of course! There were lots of cowboys dancing, everyone sang and had a wonderful time, and there were more boots and hats there than a Cavenders store. Those who know Kellan and Becky well know that their wedding fit them perfectly, and was an ideal reflection of their personalities.
It was a sharing wedding. Because for sure, everyone felt the love that Kellan and Becky have for each other. But I think as much, the guests felt the love that Kellan and Becky have for them.