A Rustic Pink-and-Orange Wedding in Texas
Emily and Colby
Though they clicked instantly, for Emily Sieker and Colby Allen the timing was off at the start of their courtship: He was Los Angeles-bound and she was headed to South Korea. But after months of digital love letters, they both found themselves back in their mutual home state of Texas and in love.
Wedding planning started with the location: Marfa. A vivid palette of pink, orange, marigold, and cornflower blue was borrowed from the area's gorgeous sunsets and desert landscape. Slate walls and muted gardens served as a blank canvas for the bride's "color explosion."
Festive invitations were strung together like Mexican "papel picado" flags.
Emily's bouquet of dahlias, scabiosa, ranunculus, roses, and protea was tied with an embroidered vintage ribbon (her somethings old and blue). "The arrangement was free-flowing and looked just-picked," she says.
The Wedding Party
Emily and her attendants striked a sunny pose. Bridesmaids shined in Theory dresses, while the flower girls' Crewcuts frocks picked up the color scheme's every last shade.
The Capri Lounge and Event Space offered scenic spots for all the happy couple’s needs. A garden (on the left) provided a picturesque plot for their ceremony, a back courtyard made an ideal cocktail area, and the interior’s lofty ceiling and spaciousness was designed for dining and dancing.
Colby picked out the navy J.Crew suits and khaki ties sported by the groomsmen. “He’s got very good taste, so I knew they’d look dapper,” says Emily.
Mother and Daughter
Here Comes the Bride
The bride’s two little cousins held a sign announcing her grand entrance. An artist friend from Dallas crafted it the day before the wedding.
Emily wanted the aisle covered in flower petals that matched her palette; the florist took it a step further, incorporating full buds and stems for extra texture.
Guests waved hand-made “Yeehaw!” pennants during the recessional.
The Reception Space
Hanging bulbs and lanterns accentuated the venue’s lofty ceiling.
Inked with vintage letter and number stamps from Anthropologie, escort-card tags hung from lines of packing string.
The program’s rustic font resembled the letters on cattle-branding irons.
The First Dance
Under paper lanterns and the loving gaze of family and friends, the newlyweds danced their first to Buddy Holly’s “True Love Ways.”
Arrangements of antlers, cacti, and glass vases holding garden roses, pincushion, and king protea decorated each reception table.
The signature drink, a Venetian Spritz, was an intoxicating combination of Prosecco, Campari, and sparkling water.
Potted cacti, a tribute to Marfa’s desert landscape, garnished everything including the bar and the guest-book table.
The two-tier vanilla cake, covered with buttercream frosting and garden roses, sat on an antique pedestal that Emily purchased on Etsy.com. It was framed by vases of pincushion proteas and hydrangeas, and was just one of the sweets guests sank their teeth into. Also on offer? Berry tarts, petits fours, and dark-chocolate tortes.
Macarons brightened the dessert buffet.
A flower girl got a big hug for a job well done.
Each guest took home a crocheted horseshoe wall hanging. "I bought one as a souvenir on a road trip, but as we were planning, I realized they ’d make great favors," Emily says.
Location: Capri Lounge and Event Space
Catering: Maiya Keck of Maiya’s
Flowers and Day-of Coordination: Alicia Rico of Bows and Arrows
Stationery: Chelsea Carpenter of Southern Fried Paper
Cake: Lisa Copeland of Austin Street Cafe
Calligraphy: Nicole Black, The Left Handed Calligrapher
Rentals: Ken's Rental Services
Wedding Photography: Natalie Shelton of N. Barrett Photography
Sound: Gory Smelley of Marfa Recording
Lighting: Marfa Lighting
Veil: Homa Bridal
Bride's Earrings: Bhldn
Bride's shoes: Stella McCartney
Groom's Shoes: Cole Haan
Groom's Glasses: Oliver Peoples
Hair and Makeup: Dorothy Moore of Americana, Aveda Concept Salon
“Here Comes the Bride” Banner: Crisman Keeling Liverman
Papel Picado Banner: Melissa Guerra
Cake Pedestals: E. Isabella Designs
Cake Servers: Leif
Horseshoe Favors: Telegram Home